Basic Regimen

Written on August 28, 2015 by mctreve

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Cleanse. Tone. Moisturize. You may be a man or a woman but we all need to have a basic daily skin care regimen to take care of our skin and prevent premature aging. You wouldn’t want to look 40 when in fact you are just 25. Cleanse to remove dust, oil, and dirt clogging your pores. Tone to close the pores, even out your skin tone, and to prepare your skin for moisturizing. Moisturize to seal in skin moisture and to prevent dryness, which causes wrinkles. In addition, exfoliate 2-3 times a week using masks or scrubs to remove dead skin cells.

Recent Skin Care Products

Written on August 21, 2015 by Avatar

skincare.jpgIn the US alone, there are around 200 skin care products manufacturers that flood the market with all types of skin care products. Add that to the millions elsewhere and that makes for as lot of products and manufacturers. There are a host of new products or should we say ingredients that are now hailed as the latest in skin care so be sure to watch out for these so you don’t get confused when shopping around. From time to time, we would be giving some discussion on these compounds and the benefits they give us not only in improving our skin but other parts of the human body as well.

Skin Tanning the Natural Way – Risky

Written on August 14, 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.

Skin Care Compound Update (Hydroquinone and DMAE)

Written on August 7, 2015 by Avatar

antiage.jpgHydroquinone is another of the wonder skin care ingredients that can be found on many skin care products. It is best for treating hyper pigmentation and acts like a bleaching cream or skin lightening products. Doctors can prescribe higher concentrations with prescriptions. If one is allergic to this, the next product would be the best option.
Dimethylaminoethanol(DMAE) is more associated with fish that is proven to boost brain function. This substance is naturally produced by the brain and is vital for good mental and physical activity. Its ability to boost the production of acetylcholine is responsible for its brain function enhancing properties. If used in a topical cream or solution it can reduce fine lines and wrinkles.

Anti-Oxidant Plant Extracts

Written on July 31, 2015 by Avatar

antioxidants.jpgThere are long accepted anti-oxidants on the market such as Vitamin C which counteracts free radicals, Selenium and Zinc are also promising to be good anti-oxidizing agents a d of Course Vitamin E which has long been used as the main ingredient of skin maintenance regimens. Other, newer plant extracts that have been found to be beneficial to skin care which also has benefits to the body as a whole are; Silymarin, Soy Isoflavones and Tea Polyphenols. Silymarin, which is extracted from the Milk Thistle plant whose main active ingredient is silybin prevents lipid peroxidase action and inhibits tumor promotion in tests. Soy has two active isoflavone components genistein and gaidzen, the first which affects collagen synthesis which is used in oral and topical medication with the later one having effects on peroxyl radicals limiting skin aging if not totally delaying it. Tea has long been recognized as the body�s all-around remedy claiming to have beneficial effects over a wide spectrum of illnesses. It has been found that it also affects skin cancer carcinomas inhibiting growth hence tea truly has magical properties helping the prevention of skin diseases and other disorders.

Separate Eye Cream

Written on July 24, 2015 by Reuben

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The skin around the eyes is the thinnest on your body. It is true that it needs extra TLC. That doesn’t mean you need to spend more on a jar of eye cream. Using a very hydrating face cream can do the trick. To avoid any problems, make sure your moisturizer is fragrance-free since this is the number one cause of irritation in skin care products. If it contains sunscreen, physical ray repellents are less likely to bother your eyes than the regular ones. Even if cream is slap on the rest of your face, use your ring finger to dab your eyes and your eyelids to keep you from tugging delicate skin. Using creams with ingredients like vitamin K to help battle dark circles and aloe vera to minimize wrinkles can double as eye cream.

Tomatoes as sun protection

Written on July 17, 2015 by Reuben

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Tomatoes have a magical component called lycopene that is very effective antioxidant that could protect our skin from UV damage from sunburn. Tests establish an unbelievable 30% increase in skin protection by eating tomatoes where 85% in western diet uses tomato paste where lycopene is best obtained. This helps to block UV penetration and prevent damage to the vulnerable skin tissues deeper down.
Eating tomatoes or tomato paste doesn’t mean that we should stop using sun block but it’s good to know that simply by increasing tomatoes in your diet you can help protect your skin from the daily sun damage which happens without us even realising.

Winter Skin Protection

Written on July 10, 2015 by Avatar

winter.jpgWinter is not only cold but harsh and brutal to your skin. Add up wind, cold weather and UV rays that reflects off the white snow back onto your face it is quite a challenge to maintain the glow of your skin in the winter months. Sun block on most unprotected parts of your body (which should be a small area for you are likely to be a bundle of warm clothing) ensure that the sun�s rays that do get through are not causing any damage. A hot shower might be appealing but take them for short periods only for they tend to take away the natural oils and lipids from the skin�s surface leaving it dry as bone. See the dermatologist at once if dry skin, irritation and other skin problems arise to prevent it from spreading and to alleviate the discomfort.

Extrinsic Aging of Skin

Written on July 3, 2015 by Reuben

This type of skin aging is more associated with environmental factors such as pollution which can not only irritate skin but cause it to age prematurely. Extended exposure to the sun is one way to assure hasty skin aging. It can also cause the nasty condition we all know as sunburn, a bit longer and you may even get skin cancer. Pollutants in the air can also cause cells on the skin to die as well as artificial pollution such as work-related exposure to toxic chemicals such as ozone, a by product of laser printers and photocopiers. There are even some chemicals in laboratories and factories that not only harms the skin but internal organs, with some so toxic they can irritate the skin in minute amounts.
There are a lot of creams and lotions that contain ample amounts of anti-oxidants that blocks anti-oxidants and don’t forget your sunblock or better yet, select skin care products that have built-in sun protection. These cosmetics come as effective and cost effective alternatives to get your skin looking good all over and best of all you get too look younger without any drastic changes to your lifestyle.

Your Best Skin Care 101

Written on June 26, 2015 by Marie

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You always wish you have the skin like the Hollywood celebrities you see in movies today, but you are not certain on where to start? No need to worry. We’ll help you give the best possible solution. Listed below are some of the basic steps you can do to make a healthier and happier skin. Follow this guideline and I am pretty sure that soon, you’ll be on your way to a healthy, glowing skin like a celebrities.

A simple daily skin care regimen can absolutely keep your skin more youthful and healthy. Here’s how you can do it:
1. Cleanse your face to remove dirt, oil and make- up. Do it every morning and night.
2. Use toner, it can help tighten your skin and clean deep inside pores.
3. Use medicated astringent if necessary (depending on your skin condition)
4. Regardless if you have dry or oily, it is important that you get the lost moisture back into your skin. For dry skin, a superfluous moisturizing is what your skin need while oily skin requires light moisturizing.
5. Protect/Sunscreen. Never leave your house without a protection from harmful sun rays. There are sunscreen protection products than can be a combination of moisturizer too; you may want to consider buying such products.
6. Scrubbing plays important role in making your skin glowing. It can help you get rid of all the dead skin cells and make your skin looking fresh and dewy. You can use face mask or exfoliator for scrubbing.

Last but not the least, is to give yourself a regular facial, at least once a month. It can be done at home but it is much ideal to go to a expert. A facial treatment from an expert can guarantee you to have a better deep cleansing suitable for your skin type and provide you much better result.