Monthly Archives: December 2008
Posted for Skin Care On December 31, 2008
You know Jack Frost comes knocking when a slight scratch on your skin leaves a white trail behind. Lips become chapped and your face becomes dry and tight.
Winter time spells havoc on the skin. The chilly winds and cool weather rob your skin of moisture and leave it dry and irritated. This is a time your skin needs extreme care and nourishment.
Here are some handy tips that will help you survive through winter.
Cut down on Hot Showers
So just try and cut down your hot water extravaganza and use lukewarm water instead.
Don’t Forget Your Sunscreen
Don’t Lick Your Lips
There you have it! If you know just the right things to do…. Jack Frost isn’t that evil!
Posted for Skin Cleansers & Toners On December 24, 2008
This is one question that gets thrown at me quite often.
Women know they need to use cleansers and they know they need anti-aging products and moisturizers but somehow they are skeptical about the importance of toners. Toners are often confused with cleansers and most people think they are just replaceable.
Toners are the last step to ensure that all makeup and residue have been removed. However, there is more to them than just that. Let me explain some benefits of toners.
Toners Restores the pH Balance of the Skin
Obagi Nu-Derm Toner
Obagi Nu-Derm Exfoderm
Obagi Nu Derm Exoderm Forte
Posted for Sun Tanning On December 17, 2008
Dual advantage beauty products… Multi-purpose cosmetics… Triple-action skin care products!
They are the new breed of Sun Care Products in the market. And the most popular version is cosmetic products with SPF benefits claiming to protect against sun damage.?
To enhance the appeal of the products, cosmetic manufacturers have started including sun filtering agents within them. So we have products like foundations containing SPF, moisturizers with sunscreens and so on. Fact remains that cosmetics that boast of SPF agents don’t really offer adequate protection against the harmful UVA/UVB radiations of the sun. They are no doubt a grade ahead of other cosmetics. However, they can’t negate the use of sunscreens at all.
Do You Need Separate Sunscreen?
So, there you go. Always apply your sunscreen let it get absorbed before you apply any other cosmetics. That’ll get you the best of both worlds!
Posted for Moisturizers On December 12, 2008
We all know that moisturizers form an integral part of skin care regimens. They keep the skin hydrated which makes it smooth and supple. However, like everything else, there are many facts and beliefs associated with their use. While some are just myths some can be shocking facts. Here are 5 things you probably didn’t know about moisturizers:
One Size Doesn’t Fit All – Moisturizers can be inappropriate too
Moisturizing are an essential element of skin care regimens. However, all moisturizers are not good for you. If you have oily skin, you shouldn’t use a heavy greasy moisturizing cream. Likewise, a lightweight gel will hardly do anything for people with dry skin.
Moist Dryness – Moisturizers can dry your skin
Moisturizing Agents – Not moisturizing enough
Posted for Skin Care On December 5, 2008
You are what you eat!
Good skin care begins from within and so it makes perfect sense to look at what you eat. Trust me… There is nothing like a healthy diet that can guarantee you glowing skin.
Let’s have a look at Vitamin’s and what they have to offer:
Vitamin A is abundant in green vegetables like spinach, broccoli, asparagus, peppers. It can also be found in apricots and cantaloupe.
Meat, fish, eggs, and peanut butter are all high in Vitamin B and so are certain grains like brown rice.
Vitamin C is perhaps the most commonly found vitamin. It’s present in good amounts in citrus fruits like oranges lemons and fruit juices. It can also be found in broccoli, berries, beet roots, avocados, asparagus, tomatoes and peppers.
If you have a smoking habit or consume alcohol or take anti-depressants, then make sure you have extra supplements of Vitamin C in your diet. This is because these habits can reduce Vitamin C levels in the body.
There you go! A versatile array of Vitamins and ways to include them in your diet! If you have a healthy diet, you can be rest assured that your skin will also tell the tale.
Apart from this there are also many skin care products that contains vitamin supplements.
Posted for Skin Care On December 3, 2008
All it takes is a tiny pimple to pop up on your face and you’ll get bombarded with tons of advice and tricks to banish the evil devil. However, most of the suggestions that come your way are useless.
Here are the top 4 acne myths that some women still swear by. Let your knowledge prevail…
Frequent Face Washes Reduce Acne!
Washing your face regularly is a good habit. But excess spells doom. Regularly washing your face will most likely eliminate all the dirt particles and keep your skin squeaky clean. But it an also cause your skin to dry up and encourage further breakouts. So just try not to overdo it and restrict your facial washing to twice a day!
Chocolate and Oily Food Are Responsible for Acne!
This belief has been hammered into young minds and passed on from generation to generation. However, oil intake inside the body does not ooze from your skin pores. Oily food is usually bad for health, but that’s not casues acne breakouts.
Occasional indulgence is safe! Chocolate has also shown to actually have many benefits!
Makeup Can Camouflage Acne!
As long as you use ‘non-acneic’ and ‘non-allergic’ make up, all is good. But if you use make up that’s not high quality, they may cause further breakouts.
Acne is Natural Consequence of Poor Hygiene!
Acne is caused by excessive oil production within your skin cells. However, dirt and environmental pollutants can sure aggravate the situation.
Hope that helps “clear things up” a bit about acne skin care…..