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Posts Tagged ‘Skin’

Do you make these Skin Care Mistakes?

Friday, February 28th, 2014

Do you make these Skin Care Mistakes?All of us know that it is a big offence to go to bed without washing one’s face – right? And, if you ate not doing so then you are actually ruining your skin. The below mentioned are a few unforgivable common mistakes that most of us tend to do in our daily lives.  And, if we actually put a ban on such things then for sure, your skin will thank you for that.

  • First Mistake – The first and foremost one is piling up your products. Agree it, we all have done so. You get to know some reviews about a product in magazine or television and you think – “it’s the right cream for me.” Before you’ve realized, the products have lined up your kitty like a big family. Applying all of these products is not only time consuming but you even run the risk of ruining your skin too. Skin experts have stated that as per your daily skin routine, you just need a cleanser, moisturizer, daily sunscreen, acne treatment or an anti-aging product. And, in case you are tempted to buy a new mask or cream then keep it out of sight so that you can use it occasionally. Also, toners and scrubs you can use it twice or thrice in a week.
  • Skimp on Sleep and Water: This is the second mistake that majority of us tend to make. Sleep and hydration are important for our skin. Not consuming the right amount of water can leave your skin looking thirsty giving it a dull and dry look. So, ensure to fill in at least 8 to 10 glasses of water every day. And if you can get it more, then even better. Also, hitting your bed on time is another way of adding the extra bit of glow to your face. Sleep is essential for flushing the blood volume to your skin. Look fresh and young by sleeping at least 7 – 8 hours a day. If you have not been doing so, try it all off late and seen the change in your skin.
  • Picking up products that promise too much: Like, when a single product says that says it can reduce wrinkles, minimize pores, moisturize and give clear skin too. Well, then one is automatically tempted to do so. Therefore, it is highly unlikely that a product can contain all these ingredients and live up to the claims. And, even if it does so, then it is probably a little harsh for your skin. Women tend to use products that multi task. And, if you are doing so then unfortunately you are choosing products that are actually harming your skin. When you check out the ingredient label, anything mentioned after the first 3 products will not do anything much. Therefore, stick to products that contain few ingredients targeting just few issues.
  • Next blunder is applying stuff inappropriately. Which product you apply first matters a lot. Also, which ones you combine and apply. Also in regards to the layering of products, you should first apply the treatment oriented product first. Like, in case if you are using a retinol or acne treatment cream then in such a scenario apply it before using a basic moisturizer. Also, consult your dermatologist when you are using more than a single product. Also, use the harsher products at night like retinols as they make your skin more sun sensitive.
  • Skipping the daily sunscreen: You definitely would have heard this a million times. But, this is actually worth repeating. One certainly must not miss out on using their daily sunscreen. Not only does it protect from sunburns and skin research but research also states that using sunscreen on a daily basis will make your skin look younger. You can go for a simple and protective light moisturizer with SPF 15 an oil free formula that can shield your skin against UVA and UVB rays. Also, if you plan to be in the sun for a longer period of time then ensure to go for something like SPF 30 and higher.
  • Leave your make – up when at the gym: It may not sound good to work out totally bare-faced, but that is going to be good for your skin. Even mineral make –up formulas that say that they do not clog pores can also break out after a sweat session. At the most, you can just apply a basic tinted moisturizer. Just ensure, that it is oil-free!

 Now that is certainly a good list of skin care tips that you must follow. Try the above and see the difference in just no time!

Here is how to fight the Winter Blues!

Friday, November 29th, 2013

Here is how to fight the Winter Blues!The chilling winters demand us to follow a good skin care regime. With the temperature going down, the battle for healthy skin to begins. Dry air takes away the thin layer of oil that traps moisture in the skin causing it to be flaky and leading to dry skin. Therefore at this time of the year, skin is likely to experience disturbances such as dryness, flaky skin and sensitivity.

However, there are ways to beat the skin trauma by just following a few tips:

The major concern during Winters is to combat issues like dryness and flakiness. One important thing to take care of is not to get sloppy and implement the right measures at the earliest.

  • Firstly, update your skin care products keeping in mind the winter winds. Begin it with the right cleanser. As beauty begins with clean and a hygienic skin. So, ensure to buy the right cleanser, especially a creamier one as it helps to nourish the skin. Cleansing your skin properly before going to bed is important.
  • Using a hydrating mask helps the body to relax. The best option is to take a nice warm water bath 2 hours before going to bed. And, prior to this applying a hydrating mask is a fantastic option to ease out the stress from your body.
  • Ensure to have a brief bath by using lukewarm water and not too hot water. Switch off to less aggressive and moisture rich soaps ideal for sensitive skin. After a shower, pat your skin and apply a moisturizer when skin is damp. A few good options of moisturizers are Cetaphil and Eucerin.
  • Adding a serum to your routine can help in hydrating and nourishing your skin as much as possible. Especially after hydrating your skin, using a firm and good quality serum is important. The serum will help to reduce the signs of fatigue that tends to appear during the winter months. A few drops of serum and work it all the way up to the hair line and over it as it is the most neglected area.
  • Next step is exfoliation, and a fantastic option is using Lavender and sugar. Lavender is an ideal agent for it has anti-bacterial properties and helps to get rid of the excess dirt. And, if you do not prefer lavender then you can also mix almond oil with some sugar that smells incredible too.
  • Also, do not neglect the skin beneath the warm layers of clothing. Ensure to keep your skin supple and soft by applying the right moisturizer. It is vital to moisturize your body in colder chimes
  • Even lips and hands are highly affected in this season, therefore got to take care of them too. Ensure to exfoliate your lips as they tend to become very dry during this season. Apply the right ointment to keep them bright and beautiful.
  • For indulging in some relaxing and therapeutic treatment, you can pop in the essential oils into your night cream.

Alongside using all these, ensure to have proper and healthy diet with the intake of lots of fruits and vegetables. Plus, keep your skin hydrated by drinking lots of water.

Not women, but I am sure even men would be interested in following these.  A healthy skin further enhances to give a healthy mind.

By – Angelica Campbell

Facial Yoga helps you to Stay Young Naturally

Monday, April 8th, 2013

Facial Yoga helps you to Stay Young NaturallyThe quest to keep skin healthy, sift, supple and young is a desire for every woman on earth. However, these days even men have started paying extra concentration on this aspect so that they do not look older. Aging comes naturally to everyone but it might come a little gracefully, if one starts taking extra care of them. Skin is the largest organ in the human body something similar to heart and kidneys. Appearance of lines, wrinkles, crow feet, laugh lines is a few signs of skin aging. All of us are aware about the numerous anti-aging products available in the market, but you never know which one works and which doesn’t. However there are some safe ways that you can try without spending from your wallet.

Facial exercises can help you to look more youthful. Even research states that approximately 30% of all end users of facial yoga systems are men in their 30’s and 40’s. Non-invasive facial gymnastic workouts tasking the finger tips on face for the purpose of face toning are effective for men and women to help to pursue their youthfulness.

Facelift exercises are a highly effective solution to reduce the eye bags, frown lines, dark lines, circles and hone the jaw line so as to remove any kind of double chin. Turkey neck and any kinds of wrinkles can be remedied by performing facial exercises.

Few tips mentioned below can help you stay younger:

  • Applying moisturizer is the least expensive option to keep your skin looking younger. Moisturizing it regularly will keep your skin hydrated and make you look younger. Lotions combined with facial aerobic exercises are an ideal option as this will directly be absorbed by your skin. In addition to this, drink lots of water.
  • A brisk walk everyday or some sort of regular exercises and consumption of healthy green veggies, fruits and berries is the best way you can look perfect. You must ensure to get your daily dosage of nutrients and minerals.
  • Apply whitening toothpaste to get a brighter smile as that will help you to remain youthful. Steer clear of coffee, berries, red wine and berries may tarnish your teeth so brush directly after ingestion to avoid discoloration.
  • Ensure to have a good amount of sleep Seven hours can be good and eight hours will be excellent.
  • A natural acupressure facelift can bring a colossal difference to bring younger looks in men and women.

In short if you apply all the above mentioned techniques for younger looking skin, you actually do not have to spend on any facial creams. Try them and enjoy your youth forever!

By- Angelica Campbell

Going to the Beach can be Fun and Healthy as Well

Thursday, April 4th, 2013

Going to the Beach can be Fun and Healthy as WellNobody needs a reason to go to the beach, for all of us just love being there and enjoying the wonderful gift that nature has bestowed upon us.  However, there are few reasons that probably most of us do not know, that we humans are benefited in a lot many ways. Here are a few facts that will tell us as how the beach helps us to stay healthy and live a clean lifestyle.

Good for Skin and Cures Acne: Most of you might have not known this that the sun helps to cure acne. The sun has a great source of Vitamin D and at the beach you will get loads of it in the natural form. It’s the natural acid that gets in touch with your skin and cures any kind of skin issues. However, that does not mean that you should stop applying sunscreen when you step out of the house. It is a must for everyday but you can also include a bit of sunshine in your journey for good skin.

Excellent Stress Buster: Anytime when you visited the beach, did you realize how happy you feel there. Well, there could be a lot many reasons for the positive feelings but clinically the most important reason is that sun plays an important role in boosting your mind. The sea air produces certain negative ions that help to combat every positive ion that instigates depression. The sun helps to increase the serotonin (happy hormone) in the brain and that in turn makes you happy and cheerful.

Good Therapy for the Feet: Most of us in the beach love to leave footprints on the sand. It is always fun to do something like this but did you know that this activity is an excellent spa and massage to your feet. Walking on the chilly damp shore barefooted for miles will not make you feel tired and in turn will make you feel absolutely relaxed. Walking on the sand increases the blood circulation and will make you feeling calm and relaxed. If you would have noticed then our feet always feel better every time when you hit the beach as the sand helps to exfoliate your feet and get rid of the calluses. Walking on the beach is a perfect therapy for the feet.

Skin Detoxification: The sea water is a good source of detoxifying your skin. The salty aspect of the sea cleanses and detoxifies the skin. Next time when you enjoy being a beach bum, just check out how good your skin feels as well.

Good Motivator: Hitting on the beach to flaunt your wonderful bikini or your six- pack ABS is an excellent option to motivate yourselves to feel good at all times. Frequently, visiting the beach will automatically inspire you to live a healthy lifestyle and you would strive to maintain it or make it better year after year.

Well then you must ensure not to miss out on enjoying the healthy pleasures of the beach and that too absolutely free. So, start heading towards a beach now to be healthy and beautiful!

By – Angelica Campbell