Your Best Skin Care 101

Written on August 3, 2013 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.

Regular Facials are Beneficial

Written on June 27, 2013 by Victoria

Ok, so we have been talking about products and the like a lot. It is worth noting though that no amount of products, no matter how expensive, will work unless you have some basics down pat. Our mother’s tell us this as early as it is acceptable to think about looks, that proper skin care comes from proper cleansing and moisturizing. And while we sometimes ignored her, she was right.

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Regular facials are very beneficial for your skin. Some people think that this is only the case for those with oily or combination skin but that is not the case at all. Facials clean your skin of clogged oil and dirt which causes blackheads that lead to pimples. It also helps remove dead skin cells and rejuvenates the skin. You can do this at home regularly and use a homemade mask even but it is great to go to a pro maybe once a month.

The Joy of Lip Sugar

Written on May 30, 2013 by Victoria

In protecting your skin, your face, your body, there is sometimes a part that is left unaddressed and this is the lip. Yes, this part of the face needs some tender loving care too and it does require a tiny bit of effort.

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You can take good care of your lips with a simple weekly routine of exfoliation. All you need is some pure coconut oil, some honey, and some brown sugar. Take a tablespoon of firm coconut oil, mix with same amount of honey until a paste is formed then take two packed teaspoons of brown sugar and mix it into the paste. Store in a clean jar and keep for around two weeks in the fridge. This scrub will assure you of soft lips and done at low costs and naturally.

Help your Skin through Pilates

Written on April 30, 2013 by Mish Asia

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Having a beautiful skin includes exercise and one of the most effective exercises is Pilates. Regarded as one of the most popular systems today is Pilates. Pilates was developed by Joseph Pilates. It primarily involves balance development through core strength and torso stability of the body. It also includes six principles which make the method unique from the other exercises.

The foundation of Pilates is core strength. Core muscles are the deep and internal muscles of the torso and back. The core muscles are trained to be strong in Pilates in order for them to work together with the superficial muscles of the abdomen in order to support the spine and movement. This allows the development of stability through the torso, which may help overcome back pain since stability of the trunk allows the pressure on the back to be relieved. Thus, the body is able to move freely and effectively. The six principles include: centering, control, flow, breath, precision, and concentration. Pilates exercises are done by drawing strength usually from the center of the body. Also, concentration allows full commitment to the exercise, allowing attainment of the maximum value of the exercise. Whether you choose Pilates in a Thai language or in other languages, make sure that you understand the basics to help you prevent from injuries.

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Exfoliating Habits

Written on April 23, 2013 by Victoria

Skin care at any point in your life is something that you should place at the top of habits to form. If you start young, you may reap the benefits earlier. If you are just starting now, and you have left your late teen years or even twenties, behind, do not fret.

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Good skin care is really a matter of knowing your skin, knowing your lifestyle, knowing your diet and environment, and taking steps to adjust accordingly. Exfoliating is something you can do regardless of all of this to maintain a natural glow and to remove dead skin cells, excess oils, and impurities that collect on your skin. You can choose natural ingredients and make this at home, or you can buy ready-made exfoliants. Exfoliating once or twice a month will help keep your skin fresh, young, and will even help even your skin tone.

Baking Soda Can Save the Day

Written on February 24, 2013 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.

Ways To Protect Your Skin Under The Sun

Written on February 16, 2013 by Marie

Do you know who the best people are when it comes to protecting your skin from the sun? They are the Asians of course. 30 degrees and up is their temperature most of the time, but they still got a fair skin and beauty that cant be compare. So when I had my opportunity to go to Thailand, I made it sure to learn Thai to interview some of the women there. And this is what I’ve found out. There are various ways to protect your skin when you are under the sun. Here are some of them.

1. Avoid direct sunlight during 10am to 2pm; it is the time of the day where the sunlight is too strong to be resisted by our skin. However, if you really need to go during these hours, you may use sun block high in SPF, long sleeves and a hat with a brim to protect your skin.
2. Using moisturizer with SPF protection is a great way to reduce skin wrinkles and aging signs.
3. Cover your entire face, nose, ears, forehead and even your lips too, with proper sunscreen protection. SPF 15 is a good choice but SPF 30 is better.
4. For sensitive skin, a Foundation with SPF protection is the best makeup solution to use for protecting your face from the sun.
5. Skin around your eyes is also sensitive to sunlight. It can be easily damage and are very prone to fine lines. It’s advisable to use a sunscreen stick or Mineral Makeup Powder in protecting areas around your eyes.

Having a healthy skin doesn’t mean spending your life hiding on the harmful ultraviolet rays of the sun, dust, pollution and harmful situations. You can surely enjoy outdoors activity as long as you know how to keep your skin safe, healthy and always young. So follow the simple tips above and have beautiful skin.

Home Made Makeup Remover

Written on January 14, 2013 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.

Remove Your Makeup

Written on December 31, 2012 by Victoria

Daughters may have heard this from their mother’s as early as they became aware of the existence of make up; they must be vigilant about removing their make up at night, no matter what. This advice has stood the test of time.


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Make up has long been used to achieve a certain look. Today, this is most often used to look better. For women, make up is even considered a necessary part of grooming after a certain age has been reached. This is often expected as part of dressing appropriately once the woman joins the work force.
Taking care of the skin once make up is used is not very difficult. One has to be sure to have the right tools just as the right make up is needed. Taking the time to remove all make-up with make-up remover, cleanse the skin, and then moisturize after is one sure way not only of keeping the skin youthful but of also preventing acne and other skin conditions.

Skin Care Compound Update (Kojic acid and Beta-Hydroxy Acid)

Written on December 10, 2012 by Avatar

kojic1.jpgKojic Acid is a fungus derivative and has similar effects to hydroquinone. It works best as a lightening agent and has the ability to inhibit the production of melanin.
Beta-hydroxy Acid, Hydroquinone, Kojic Acid, Retinol
Beta-hydroxy Acid is more commonly known as salicylic acid, it has been used to treat extreme UV exposure from the sun’s harmful UV rays. It promotes exfoliation and improves overall texture and it has the good ability to penetrate oil-laden hair follicles reducing acne. This is very irritating for sensitive skin so consultations should be done with a dermatologist so it should be treated same as alpha hydroxy acids.