Exfoliating Habits

Written on November 27, 2014 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.

Basic Tips for Pimple-Free Skin

Written on November 20, 2014 by Victoria

If you have acne-prone skin, the fact that there is so much advice out there to address this can make taking care of this problem even more stressful. Let’s take a look at basic tips and guidelines for proper skin care.

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First, always clean your skin. It is recommended that you wash your face with a good cleanser in the morning and in the evening, after you remove your make-up. Your cleanser choice will depend on your skin type. Always remove your make-up, no matter how late in the evening or how tired you are. Second, moisturize; like your cleanser, your moisturizer will depend on your skin type. Third, do not forget sunscreen! Nothing inflames pimples more than sun exposure. Always make it a point to take care of yourself. This is the most important thing, not only for skin care, but for yourself in general. Get the right amount of sleep, hydrate yourself, and get some regular exercise.

Finally, if your acne problems aren’t getting better with these basic tips or just seem bad to you, too much to handle on your own, go to a professional. Expert help will surely show you the right way to care for your skin.

Separate Eye Cream

Written on November 12, 2014 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.

Beauty is only skin deep

Written on November 5, 2014 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.

More on Winter Skin Protection

Written on October 29, 2014 by Avatar

winter1.jpgIf one loves to ski, then it is not uncommon for you to get sunburn though with some precautions the pain and discomfort of the sport can be minimized leaving you with healthier skin. Take regular breaks indoors to minimize the time exposed to the sun�s UV rays, this can prevent severe sunburn and other problems associated with it. Limit time spent in full sunlight between 10am and 4pm which is when the sun is directly overhead meaning more UV rays. Wear dark colored clothing and long sleeved ones if possible to lower the amount of skin that is exposed to the sun. Use sunscreen and follow the application timeframe to maximize effectivity and choose broad spectrum sunscreen for maximum protection

Other New Skin Products from Tested Brands

Written on October 22, 2014 by Avatar

sunscreen-lotion.jpgFrom Lancome comes UV Expert 20 sunscreen which contains Mexoryl as the active ingredient while Neutrogena has Heiloplex in its products. The other new skin protection compounds are Avobenzone and Oxybenzone along with the more traditional Titanium dioxide and Zinc oxide (which is seen as the white stuff on the noses of lifeguards and cricket players) which have been in use for a long time to combat these harmful ultraviolet rays that have the potential to damage skin. Most of the older products have a pre-soaking time for they have to given enough time to sink into the skin’s pores for them to offer the best level of protection.

Other Practical Tips

Written on October 15, 2014 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.

Lemons

Written on October 8, 2014 by Avatar

lemons.jpgAnother of nature’s all natural skin care products, the fruit contains as much as 8% citric acid along as being a good source of natural glycolic acids. The active ingredients in the juice is a perfect exfoliant and is a natural skin smoother that takes away the dead cells to promote the growth of new cells. It also works well on your lips where if applied at night, you’ll have luscious lips that have been exfoliated if you do not mind the sour taste on your lips that is. It can be found ion the whole spectrum of skin and body care products and is also widely used as a scent in perfumes and in air fresheners. Makes a great refreshing wash after handling smelly stuff, it not only washes away the odor but it also removes dead skin cells from your hands leaving them clean and bright.

Powerful Anti-Oxidants from Within

Written on October 1, 2014 by Reuben

hyaluronicacidPeople have been obsessed with beauty ever since they developed and idealized version of the female body that is perfect in all aspects. Symmetry, flawless skin and blemish free complexion all over, but that as said is the idealized version of what people want beauty to take shape in. That cannot be farther from the truth for people are never perfect and the select few who do are most surely to have attained their total beauty and balance from the wonders of cosmetic surgery. Ever since man has been obsessed with beauty and the pursuit of such, we have been looking for stuff that would make us beatiful such as the beauty aids of days gone by used by people in history and passed on from generation to generation. Please tell me more! »

Winter Skin Protection

Written on September 24, 2014 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.