Monthly Archives: April 2009
Posted for Acne On April 23, 2009
Acne prone skin is perhaps the most difficult to manage. One of the prime reasons for acne is oily skin. Oily skin accumulates dirt and debris more than other skin types. This clogs the skin pores and forms a breeding place for bacteria which further leads to acne.
Though, difficult to manage, taking care of acne prone skin is not impossible. Here are some tips to help keep acne at bay:
Don’t touch your face with your hands
Keep hair off your face
Wash your face regularly
Follow an acne skin care regimen
Do Not Stress
If you keep all these points in mind, acne will be kept at bay. Take care…
Posted for Skin Care On April 21, 2009
If little is good, a lot is better! Maybe… But certainly not in the case of skin care products!
If a little drop of acne care product eliminates your pimples, slathering on a large amount won’t make your face any better… rather, it can make it worse. Skin care products should be used as directed and no way else. You should know exactly how much of your skin care products you should be using. Read on to find out…
Always splash your face with warm water before you begin the cleansing routine. This way you can use a lesser amount of cleanser. And when you use it, just take a dime sized amount, rub it in your hands and apply it on to your face.
Never rub the cream under the eyes. Rather use your ring finger to pat the cream along the orbital bone and eyelid.
Now that you know how much is too much, you can use your skin care products as indicated!
Posted for Skin Care On April 13, 2009
Retinols are the buzzword in the anti-aging skin care products market. A derivative of Vitamin A, it is extremely effective in reducing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines and healing sun damage.
Protection against sun damage? That’s what sunscreens are for!
True… But when you notice that first wrinkle on your face you know that simple prevention is not enough. In fact, anti-aging skin care should not be started only after the damage is done. Rather, it should be something that you incorporate in your daily skin care regimen now in order to keep aging signs at bay.
All well… But like with everything else, Retinol should be used based on your individual skin type. Different people have different tolerance levels for Retinol. Here are some tips to follow while using Retinol based skin care products:
Always start using Retinol in smaller quantities. Start by using it sparingly and as your skin gets used to it, you can increase the frequency of application.
Retinol can become unsuitable for some people during winter because of excessive skin dryness.
Avoid using Retinol during the day. This is because it is photosensitizing as well as photodegradable. When you apply it under sunlight, the skin can get irritated and also break down the beneficial properties of the Retinol.
Ideally, use Retinol based skin care products at night so that it can perform its healing process well enough.
So, there you go. Gather all the benefits of Retnol.. just do it wisely so!