Beauty Tips

Weird & Wonderful Tips – The Basics – Part 4

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Here is just a little collection of weird & wonderful tips that may help you in your skin care regime.

1 – A good treatment for enlarged pores, acne, or oily skin is a face wash that contains some lemon juice. Use it once a week to improve larger pores or excess oil.

skin care basics2 – If you have been searching for a skin sooth mask to use, a honey mask will do wonders. When honey is applied to the skin, it can treat redness and give the skin a healthy glow. Such masks boost your general appearance, and weekly use can lessen your blemishes as well.

3 – Use a makeup sponge to apply sunscreen. Not only does applying sunscreen with a sponge let you avoid the greasy texture of the lotion, it also helps you spread it more evenly. Dabbing with a sponge will also help the sunscreen penetrate into your skin, ensuring maximum absorption while keeping your hands clean and dry.

4 – You can take care of your skin inside out by eating healthy. Surprisingly, junk food like chocolate does not cause acne. A well balanced diet keeps the body healthy, which is beneficial to the skin. Eat lots of nuts, whole grains, fruits and vegetables. All of these foods contain the proper nutrients to help you have healthy skin free of acne breakouts.

5 – A lip balm that contains SPF is a good way to protect the sensitive skin of your lips. This keeps the delicate tissue of your lips protected from the ravages of the sun’s rays.

6 – Always use a new, sharp razor when you are shaving sensitive skin. If you use a older razor or a bad one it might make your skin more irritated by pulling it out instead of shaving it off. They can be painful to shave with, and it can cause unattractive rashes, irritation and razor burns. Your razor blade should glide over your skin smoothly, effortlessly, and painlessly.

That is it for the 4th part in this series….did you miss the others? Find them here:

Skin Basics #1 – Looking After Your Skin

Skin Basics #2 – The Sun

Skin Care Basics #3 – Why Your Skin Dries Out

Skin Care Regime – Some Advice

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careYes we think we know it all – but there lies a danger!

Here is a quick article outlining some of the basics which you may not have seen for some reason; or more likely; you have just plain forgotten!!

 

  • Proper skin care is about more than just looking attractive. You can feel better both physically and mentally if your skin is healthy. There are some helpful ideas in the article below that can get you started on a skin care routine that is right for you. Happy skin is healthy and beautiful.

 

  • Apple cider vinegar is very beneficial for the treatment of pimples. The cider will replenish moisture where acne has dried out your skin. Do it in the morning as you don’t want to put it all over your bed.

 

  • Try alpha-hydroxy treatments to get beautiful skin. Alpha-hydroxy acids are present in several milks, wines, and fruits. These acids help break down protein bonds that make dead skin remain on the surface. Ex-foliate gently to remove dead skin.

 

  • If you suffer from facial inflammation and huge pores, eat watercress. Watercress will also help minimize pore size as well as many other positive health effects. Watercress is as good for your whole body as it is for your skin.

 

  • Use a cotton ball or makeup sponge to apply your sunscreen. The sponge will spread the sunscreen more evenly and you won’t have to touch the lotion. Apply sunscreen with a sponge instead of your fingertips. This allows your skin to fully absorb the product without having to touch your face with your hands.

 

  • Water is very beneficial for the treatment of your skin. Drinking plenty of water keeps your skin moist. This counters damaging sun or other factors and will hydrate your skin and your cells will become more hydrated. This is just one thing that will make for healthy looking skin, which in turn will help a person to look healthier, too.

 

  • Check out ingredients on the products you own to stop redness. It’s best to use products with a minimum amount of ingredients. Ingredient overload can wreak havoc on your highly sensitive skin. This can very well make your skin redder. In fact, they could even cause a major break-out.

 

  • Make clothing softer by using fabric softener during washing and drying. If your clothes are soft, they will not suck moisture from the skin. This is particularly useful if you are in a dry environment.

 

  • Always read the label before purchasing a sunscreen. Different sunscreens can contain vastly different things. The best sunscreens that can keep UV rays that are harmful away need to have an ingredient that’s a broad-spectrum one, like titanium dioxide or zinc oxide. Check the label for other ingredients that can irritate skin.

 

  • Foods that contain Vitamin E are a great way to get healthier looking skin and hair. Vitamin E contains many antioxidants that will help ward off free radicals. Papaya and blueberries are a great source of vitamin E. You may also wish to consider greens which are dark and leafy as an additional source.

 

  • Do not hesitate to contact a dermatologist in the event of skin care issues that threaten to overwhelm you. Any skin issue that can’t be resolved at home with a few tried and true methods deserves a trip to the dermatologist. Always consult with an expert when you have exhausted basic good skin care practice to no avail.

 

There you go.

Not an exhaustive list & also not an obvious one either !

Thanks for reading – The Skin Clinic

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Reference/ ‘The Science’:

Skin – Wikipedia

WebMD – Skin Problems

American Skin Association

Looking After Your Skin – The Basics – Part 1

This is the 1st part of a series I will be posting – Skin: The Basics.

I am aware that this may seem a bit ‘sucking eggs’; but I do believe we should start very simply! So let’s begin with probably the most important place when it comes to Skin – The Face.

Your face is the first part of your body where age really starts to show.

If you want to avoid premature wrinkles and signs of aging, then you really have to take care of your face & it’s skin.

One of the best ways to do so is through carefully monitoring your daily cleansing routine.

Woman in splashes of waterWhen you wash your face, use gentle, circular motions. Try to massage it rather than scour it. And you should use your fingers or a soft cloth or pad rather than an abrasive scrubber.

You want to treat your skin as though it is delicate. Even though it seems like it can take the abuse of a rough scrubbing and cleansing, which can leave it with a temporary glow, it will age your face too quickly.

If you are not gentle with your face, then you will stretch out the skin and harm the capillaries underneath.

Use a facial cleanser when you clean your face and start from the neck, working upward. This helps rejuvenate your skin and fight off aging effects over time.

Doing this every day helps your skin look fresh and hydrates it, keeping back the dryness that can lead to wrinkles.

Okay, so we have started very simply….but you would be surprised just how many people forget ‘the basics’.

For those of you that are after a bit more – below is YouTube video that gives you all the basics & a few tips (actual Aloe Vera plant!)…I like this as it is very simple, she uses ‘std’ products & her skin is stunning!! Enjoy!

Until next time – Thanks for reading.

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