Beauty is only skin deep

Written on March 26, 2015 by Avatar

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Naaah….. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder for we are the ones who define what is beautiful and what is not. But skin can be used to asses one’s health for any problems internally manifests itself on your skin. Red healthy skin is a sure sign of good physical build-up. Burned skin is a sign of too much exposure to the sun thus there may be a higher risk of skin cancer and other health problems. Scaly skin, and that person may lack some essential vitamins and minerals in his/her diet that might need adjustment. Calloused skin may result from excessive wear and tear on that particular part of the body which may be due to occupational hazards allowing better protection in the afflicted area and many more. So skin is not only a sign of sure beauty but a mirror of who we are and how healthy we are on the inside.

Ozone – The Unsung Protector of Your Skin

Written on March 19, 2015 by Avatar

ozonehole.jpgSome people have never even heard of Ozone till it was broadcast over the news which singled out its importance to our very survival. As it turns out, the sun’s UV rays (which comes in many forms) come in UV-A, UV-B and UV-C forms. The most damaging is the last type, UV-C but the ozone layer normally takes most of it out of the equation which makes it vital for our survival. UV-a is the most abundant form of UV radiation and UV-B is the most damaging, well with the exception of the last type which the ozone layer normally takes care of.

Home Made Makeup Remover

Written on March 12, 2015 by Victoria

Once you reach ‘adulthood’, you will begin to notice more the things you may have easily taken for granted. One thing you will definitely notice is that you skin gets more and more unforgiving as you age. It is because of this that you should take great care as early as possible.

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Once you start wearing makeup the one rule for sink care you should always follow is to remove it at the end of the day, no matter what. Getting the right makeup remover is as important as looking for the right cleanser as your skin may get affected by the content of the solution. Making your own is a cheaper and more controlled solution as you will have direct input in what goes into the mixture and on your face. There are no rules for this and it’s really a trial and error kind of project but the most common ingredients are water, oil, and sometimes baby soap or shampoo. Creating your own and being vigilant about makeup removal is something your skin will thank you for later on.

Skin Care Compound Update (Retinol and Vitamin C)

Written on March 5, 2015 by Avatar

vitc.jpgRetinol is a derivative of vitamin A and acts the same as Alpha Hydroxy Acids. The particles of vitamin A are small enough to penetrate deeper into the skin. There are products which may contain Retinol as retinol palpitate which is a milder form of the compound. Being milder, it may need another solution or product that has the same active ingredient for the full benefits of retinol to be attained.
Vitamin C is the only anti-oxidant that is scientifically proven to promote the synthesis of collagen and that is vital to our ability to create collagen. Consult a dermatologist for the best products for Vitamin C is a volatile compound that when it is exposed to oxygen it oxidizes so fast rendering most products useless after a few uses.

Other Practical Tips

Written on February 26, 2015 by mctreve

1. Drink lots of water. Our body is composed of 75% water. We need to keep our cells hydrated to keep the skin supple and to prevent the cells from aging fast.
2. Use sunscreen. Protect your skin from the sun’s harmful UV rays. Increasing cases of skin cancer are reported every year. Use SPF 15 for 15 20–30 years old and use SPF 35 and above for those more than 30 years old.
3. Watch what you eat. Eat a healthy balanced diet every meal. Avoid fatty food, which is rich in Omega 6—this clogs the arteries that might cause further sickness.

Need a Tan – Don’t want all that sun

Written on February 19, 2015 by Avatar

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Sunless tanners contain chemicals that activate the melanin in your skin to promote seemingly all natural skin tones as if it were exposed to the sun. If compared to sunbathing or artificial tanning in beds, this might be safer for the first is the major cause of skin cancer in the world and the second is also showing problems with skin cancer and other skin maladies, Sunless tanners work by having ingredients that activate the melanin producing cells in the skin to give it a sun-baked tone as with sunscreens, they have different levels of tanning or color and the more you use, the darker you may become.

Skin Care Compound Update (Alpha-Lipoic Acid)

Written on February 12, 2015 by Avatar

alphalipoic.jpgAlpha-Lipoic Acid is more advertised as a miracle in a jar again for its anti-aging properties and is considered as a universal anti-oxidant for it can be dissolved by both water and oils allowing better absorption into cells and tissue. It may be the best protection from ageing to date and is newer than all the other compounds on the market that are hailed to reverse the signs of aging while promoting rejuvenation of the skin. It also has the benefit of allowing the better absorption of other anti-oxidants such as Vitamin C making it act as a promoter of reviving dead or dull skin.

The Sun’s Rays and Your Skin

Written on February 5, 2015 by Reuben

sunsuvThe sun is one of the many factors that allowed life to evolve on our planet thanks to it’s wondrous powers of life. The sun’s rays allows the human body to synthesize vitamin D which is vital for survival, activated in the skin in some way that has been programmed in our genes through millions of years of evolution. The sun is the giver and also the taker of life for it has the ability to give life, as with trees and plants, but also has the ability to kill such as the case of over-exposure to it’s harmful rays. Years of pollution has resulted in a gaping hole in the earth’s poles that is growing year by year increasing the amount of UV rays from the sun that gets through to us causing many a debilitating diseases. Skin cancer results from over-exposure to the sun’s UV rays that turns skin cells into cancerous ones due to damage in their genetic materials. The bad thing is that a severe sunburn today, can haunt you in fifteen years or so, the damaged DNA lying dormant in wait for the prime time to propagate and spread to other skin cells. Please tell me more! »

Baking Soda Can Save the Day

Written on January 29, 2015 by Victoria

We have been talking a lot about home-made remedies recently and, luckily, there is just no end to what we can do with original ingredients and materials, right from home. If your skin is particularly oily and acne prone for example, you can make another effective face mask from your kitchen with just two inexpensive items- baking soda and water.

Just mix baking soda (not powder) and water until a paste is formed. Apply on your skin and leave for about 2o minutes, then wash off. The baking soda sucks out oils and dried out existing pimples at the same time so you get a two in one action. If you have sensitive skin though or you feel itch and tingling, wash off before the 20 minutes is up.

This is a natural way to control oil production on your face and dry out pimples that have popped out too. Remember though, if you have serious acne issues it is best to see a doctor.

Skin Tanning the Natural Way – Risky

Written on January 22, 2015 by Avatar

tanningbooth.jpgCelebrities have glorified the skin tone which is product of exposure to the sun making it more a fashion statement rather than a measure of their skin’s health. There are tanning lotions which get your skin to a specific color that may be desired but unknown to many, these products have to be used in conjunction with sunscreens for they do not have active UV protection and can be compared to dyes for your clothes allowing equal skin tone to where ever the product is applied. Skin tanning without tanning lotions is becoming dangerous that not many skin care professionals recommend it.