Monthly Archives: July 2009

How Do You Remove Make-Up From Your Face?

Posted for Skin Cleansers & Toners On July 18, 2009


Removing make-up before you hit the sack at night is one of the most important skin care steps. In fact, no information about skin care is complete if it doesn\’t stress the importance of removing make-up and keeping the skin clean. After all, it is important let your skin breathe and regenerate at night as you sleep.

Well, let’s face it, removing make-up is not that tough a job. But still, thereare an alarming percentage of women who skip this nightly routine. After a hard day’s work, it’s no surprise that women go to or fall asleep without remembering to take off their make-up. But then this habit can be extremely damaging.

Leaving make-up on your skin during the night tends to clog your skin pores and give rise to breakouts and acne blemishes. In fact, when cosmetic particles get trapped within the skin pores, they make the pores appear larger and this paves the way for the development of ugly pimples.

Here is a step by step procedure to remove make-up from your skin effectively!

Start by removing your Eye Makeup
A regular cleanser or make-up remover may not be able to remove eye make-up effectively because mascara and eye shadows generally contain very stubborn cosmetic particles. Therefore, use a special eye make-up remover to wipe of all the make-up from the eyes and around. Take care not to stretch the delicate skin of the eye contours.

Cleanse your face with a Cleanser
Wet your face and apply a cleanser to wash your entire face and neck areas. Make sure you the areas where you had make-up on like the mouth andcheeks, etc. Rinse well! Make sure you remove all traces of cosmetics as well as the cleanser.

Tone your skin
Use a good toner or astringent to wipe your face. Toners remove all the leftover particles of make-up and cosmetics that the cleanser would have missed. Moreover, they also normalize the pH balance of the skin and reduce the pore size.

There you go! Follow these steps diligently as you remove your make-up at night every day. And remember, your skin is only as healthy as you keep it!


Night Creams How Do They Work On Your Skin?

Posted for Skin Care On July 13, 2009


At night, when we go to sleep, our skin stays awake and continues working. Instead of its prime role of protection, it conducts the repair process at night. A variety of mechanisms are performed to address the effect of external stressors like pollution, ultraviolet rays of the sun and make-up residue.

The skin care market abounds with products that are supposed to be applied on the skin at night. Night creams can be very beneficial because they work on the skin while you are sleeping, i.e. when the skin is undergoing its natural repair process.

Difference between Day Creams and Night Creams

Day creams are designed to hydrate and protect the skin against external stressors like dirt, pollution, sunlight and ultraviolet rays of the sun.

Night creams have special ingredients like Vitamins and anti-aging components that work during the night to nourish the skin. These products are generally thicker and more concentrated as compared to day creams because you do not need to apply make-up over it. Night creams are especially designed to work at night when the skin is at rest and not being exposed to external exposure.

The cell regeneration power of the skin is more active during the night. Thus night creams make the best of the time and help the skin in the repair process. It heals the damage caused by daily wear and tear as a result of pollution, make-up and ultraviolet light.

Benefits of Night Creams
Night creams contain powerful anti-aging ingredients that help diminish the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. They also help control the shine on the skin surface and brighten the complexion. In addition, it provides the skin with intensive moisture and makes it soft and supple. This is why Night creams are used as effective dry skin treatments.

Night creams are also extremely beneficial for the sensitive contours around the eyes. The skin around the eyes is extremely thin and fragile as compared to skin on other parts of the body. It contains less hydrolipidic film and lesser amounts of sebaceous glands. As a result, wrinkles and fine lines are more visible there. Night creams moisturize the area and supply it with powerful anti aging ingredients that cure the aging signs.

Product Suggestions:

Kinerase Pro Therapy Ultra Rich Night Repair Cream

La Roche-Posay Active C Day Night Emulsion

ELASTIderm Night Eye Cream


How To Care For Sensitive Skin?

Posted for Skin Care On July 8, 2009


If instability is what defines your skin, then you are probably are having a hard time coping with and maintaining your sensitive skin.

Sensitive skin needs the most attention of all skin conditions and it takes a lot of maintenance to put up with it. However, with good care and nourishment, you can not only survive with sensitive skin but make skin care easy!

Sensitive skin is least tolerable to unfavorable conditions, wheather they are environmental or self-inflicted. The slightest change can cause reactions; inflammations, flakiness and discomforts and unsightly conditions that cause you to run for help.

Here are some tips to take care of sensitive skin:

• Use skin care products that are especially formulated for sensitive skin.

• Look and read the instructions and directions on the skin care products. Look for any ingredient you may be allergic to or have had bad experiences with in the past. Select products that are low on preservatives, colorings and other such additives.

• Don’t use alcohol-based toners. Rather, use toners that are specifically formulated and cater to sensitive skin.

• Always wear sunscreen wile venturing out in the sun. Use one that offers broad spectrum protection.

• Avoid exposure to dust and pollutants which irritate sensitive skin.

Use skin care products that are hypoallergenic and noncomedogenic.

• Use mild soaps and cleansers.

• Do not exfoliate excessively. It can cause redness and irritation.

Follow these simple rules and your sensitive skin care will worry you no more!


Summer Skin Care 3 Essential Items To Carry With You!

Posted for Sun Tanning On July 4, 2009


Here are some essential items you should always have with you when you venture out (or even stay indoors) during the summer so your skin is well protected.

Sunscreens become absolutely indispensable during the summer. Not to say that you don’t need sunscreen the rest of the year, but you need to you use more and be more diligent during the summer months. Use a broad spectrum sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher and apply it all over every exposed area of your body at least 15-20 minutes before you go out in the sun. Also, don\’t forget to carry it with you and reapply after every 4 hours, especially if you are out on the beach, park, exercising or swimming.. Try iS Clinical SPF 20 Powder Sunscreen. It is a powder sunscreen that you can just dab over your face with a brush. It applies easy and won’t breakdown in the warm car or purse.


Summer time is all about sweat and heat. However, it is still important to moisturize your face as the skin tends to become dry as a result of excessive heat. Instead of rich creamy moisturizers that you use in winter, switch to a light-weight oil-free moisturizer for the summer. This will help your skin remain soft and supple and prevent any heat rashes. Try using Kinerase HydraBoost Intensive Treatment. It moisturizes the skin without making it too oily and greasy.

Lip Balms with SPF
Apart from your skin, it is also important to protect your lips against the harsh rays of the sun. hot weather can make the lips dry and chapped. Therefore, apply a nourishing lip balm that has SPF 15 or more. This helps keep lips supple and protected from damage.


How To Choose An Acne Treatment?

Posted for Acne On July 2, 2009


Water water everywhere… But not a drop to drink! Do you get the same feeling as you browse through the acne skin care section of your drugstore?

There are so many acne products flooding the skin care market that more often than not, people get confused about what to purchase. Even a search on the Internet turns out such overwhelming results that it only adds to the confusion. Fortunately, the right kind of knowledge can make things easier for you and help to decide on the right product…

In order to choose an effective acne treatment, we first need to understand the prime causes of acne.

Causes of Acne
Acne can be a result of a number of reasons including genetics, hormonal alterations, medications, stress and most importantly bacterial infestation. Acne is formed when bacteria, dead skin cells and sebum particles get clogged inside the skin pores. It further gives rise to the formation of whiteheads and blackheads

Choosing Acne Care Products

It is not enough to use acne care products. Rather you should make sure that all the other skin care products that you use help to keep acne at bay. Here are some handy tips…

Should be mild and remove the skin impurities without making it too dry. Dry and irritated skin is more prone to breakouts. Look for \’anti-acneic\’ labels!

Acne prone skin is usually oil. So consider using toners containing witch hazel.

Use lightweight oil-free moisturizers preferably in form of serums and gels. Avoid creamy ones.

Spot Treatments

Look for products containing ingredients like salicylic acid and benzoyl peroxide. They are powerful acne fighting ingredients and can provide great improvement in acne. Also look for tretinoin, again a powerful anti-acneic ingredient.

So, the next time you go to purchase your skin care products, you won\’t be confused anymore and can make a wise decision.