Monthly Archives: February 2010

Exfoliating Scrubs Are They Good For Your Skin?

Posted for Skin Care On February 26, 2010


Exfoliation is a key process in your skin care regimen. This is what helps helps to scrape off the layer of dead skin cells that accumulate on the surface and helps new skin cells to appear from underneath. However, too much of exfoliation can be damaging as you may harm the healthy skin cells and damage the skin even more.

Another way, you can end up damaging your skin during exfoliation is by using the wrong kind of product.

One of the most common misconceptions women have is that if a scrub contains harsh particles that rub against the skin, it is more effective in removing the dead cells and impurities. This is not true though! Harsh particles in scrubs can only damage your skin and nothing less.

Scrubs do polish your skin surface, but more often than not the particles they contain are too large and actually tear at your skin pores. And if you have acne prone skin, scrubs can do more harm than good. They serve to spread the acne causing bacteria over the skin and exacerbate problems. Avoid using scrubs that contain apricot seeds

Instead look for scrubs that contain fine scrubbing particles and potent ingredients like:

Hydroxy Acids
They can penetrate deep inside your skin surface and improve your complexion from the inside-out.

Salicylic Acid
It is especially good for women with oily skin. It penetrates through oil and clears debris from within the skin pores.

Lactic Acid
It is great for aging skin or hyperpigmentation. It not only increases the skin cell turnover but also moisturizes the skin. The skin becomes more radiant and softer.

Product Suggestions:

Nia 24 Physical Cleansing Scrub
It removes dead skin cells and calms, hydrates as well as soothes the skin. It contains Pro-Niasomes that wash away visible imperfections caused by the sun and aging.

Skin Care Heaven Anti-Aging Exfoliating Scrub
It gently removes dead skin cells and excess oil by delivering a soothing wave of heat, leaving the skin soft with a youthful glow.


Dr. Syrett
Skin Care Cosmetics


How To Get Rid of Sun Spots on your Skin?

Posted for Sun Tanning On February 22, 2010


Dark spots on the skin are a result of sun damage. Excessive and unprotected sun exposure causes the UV rays of the sun to penetrate within the skin cells and cause intrinsic damage. Unlike sun burns and heat rashes, certain forms of sun damage take a long time to appear on the skin.

This is the reason why the effects of sun exposure you have as a teenager do not show up until much later in life. Sun spots are a result of gradual damage by the sun’s UV rays.

Here are some tips to Treat Sun Spots:

Follow a Diligent Skin Care Regimen
Practice an effective cleansing-toning-moisturizing skin care regimen and use products that aim to correct pigmentation spots. However, any routine is only effective if you follow it regularly. Don’t be on and off the products. Rather, stick to it and use it for at least 3-4 months in order to see visible results.

Skin Care Heaven System for Pigmentation or Photo
Damaged Skin is a great option to reduce the signs of aging and even out skin tone and rejuvenating the skin. This product is perfect for all skin types and will prevent more pigment from occurring in the skin. The System includes:

Exfoliating Cleanser
A therapeutic cleanser enhanced with antioxidants that caters to aging skin

Retexturizing Toning Pads
It contains 10% Glycolic Acid and antioxidants that improve skin texture while evening out the skin tone.

DNA Repair Serum
It stimulates collagen and repairs damaged tissue.

Green Tea Soothing Cream
It reduces the signs of aging while moisturizing.

Cell Protein Serum
It strengthens and restores collagen in the skin.

Retinol Plus Smoothing Serum
It helps to firm and hydrate the skin.

Anti-oxidant Oil-Free Moisturizer
It helps to hydrate and rejuvenate the skin with rich antioxidants.

Chemical-Free SPF 30
It is a broad spectrum sunblock that contains powerful antioxidants to protect against harmful rays.

Wear Sunscreen Daily
If you want to correct the appearance of sun spots, it is important you prevent any aggravation of the condition by unprotected sun exposure. Therefore, make sure you wear a broad spectrum sunscreen before going out in the sun. la Roche Posay offers a range of Anthelios 60 Sunscreen in different forms like Ultra Light Sunscreen Fluid (an oil-free formulation), Melt-In Sunscreen Lotion (lightweight lotion) and Melt-In Sunscreen Milk (rich, creamy lotion)

Exfoliate Regularly
Exfoliate your skin regularly in order to scrape off the dead skin cells from the skin surface. Regular exfoliation helps to lighten sun spots and improve your skin tone.

Dr Syrett
Skin Care heaven


Fragrances Do You Need Them In Your Skin Care Products?

Posted for Skin Care On February 6, 2010


One of the components that is present if the ingredients list of skin care products is the fragrances. In fact, fragrances are used in an extensive variety of products such as cosmetics, make-up products, skin care products and even hair care products. However, as much as they perfume the products, they can also be dangerous for the skin.

What are Fragrances?

Fragrances can be of two types – Natural and Artificial
Natural fragrances are scents that are made up of a mixture of essential oils and aroma compounds, fixatives and solvents that you can apply on your body to give it a pleasant smell.
Artificial fragrances are the ones that are added to beauty and skin care products in order to neutralize the odor of chemicals used in it. This way they are made to smell nice so that it appeals to the people.

Benefits of Fragrances

Skin care products are usually comprised of a number of chemical ingredients because of which they have a unpleasant odor. And this may get irritating while people use it. Therefore, fragrances are used in skin care products in order to cover the unpleasant odor of chemicals and make it more usable by people. In fact, many women consider the fragrance of a product while making a purchase!

Side Effects of Fragrances
Artificial fragrances are one of the prime causes of skin irritation and allergic reactions, especially on women with sensitive skin. This is because artificial fragrances are made from synthetic chemicals that are not suitable for the skin. In fact, fragrances with natural ingredients cam also lead to the same reactions. When these ingredients get absorbed within the skin surface, they can even damage the skin cells and harm your skin.

What are Fragrance-Free Skin Care Products?
There are many skin care products that are labeled ‘fragrance-free’ or ‘unscented’. Fragrance-free means that the skin care products doesn’t contain any odor. However, that doesn’t necessarily mean it is free of all chemicals and irritants. Rather, it could just be the case that the skin care products has been added with certain additional chemicals that masks the original odor of the formulation.

So the next time you go shopping for your skin care products, make sure you check the ingredients list of the skin care products rather then simply selecting them because they are “fragrance-free!”

Marilynn Syrett