Monthly Archives: July 2011

Tips to Avoid Summer Acne

Posted for AcneSkin Care On July 7, 2011

We look forward to summertime, but what many of us don’t want with it is summer acne breakouts. But with a slight change in a skincare routine, we can fight off acne before it even starts.
There’s no doubt about it — summer is an acne issue. With summer, comes sweating and that’s what flares up acne. And if you’re participating in outdoor sports perspiration needs to be conquered quickly since it triggers sebaceous gland production which produces oil.
Oily skin is the main reason for acne breakouts.
Trouble spots normally occur in the following areas:
• Forehead
• Nose
• Chest
• Back
There is also a direct correlation between larger pores and where acne surfaces.
Wash your face with a mild cleanser both morning and night. This can help reduce oily skin. If facial oil begins to peak during the midday hours, go ahead and do an additional afternoon wash.
A top skin cleansing system is the five-step system, Dermalogica Clean Start Kit. It eliminates breakouts while keeping the skin hydrated. It’s an ideal combination.
A number of skin care professionals also recommend a clay mask which has the ability to absorb oil.
Because summertime promotes oil production, it might also be the right time for you to scale back on moisturizers. Test the right amount to find the right balance for you.
Here are some other helpful hints to add onto your list:
• Implement a nighttime skin care regimen which includes complete makeup removal
• Use a mild cleanser and/or non-soap cleanser
• Purchase cosmetics which are not oil-based and lean more towards mineral and/or water-based makeup
Remember to use sunscreen when you’re outdoors and find sunscreen that’s oil-free.
Finding the right skincare routine to ward off summer acne isn’t too difficult and teaming up with a skin care professional will make the road much easier.

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Tips For Healthy Lips

Posted for Anti AgingBeautyLip Care On July 7, 2011

Tips for healthy lips
By Steven Stern

While so many individuals are mindful of their overall anti-aging skin care regimen, they often disregard the need for lip care. Like the rest of the face, lips have a strong tendency to highlight unmistakable signs of aging.
A good lip regimen promotes the following for lips:
• Healthy skin
• Chap-free
• Soft and plump
Lips do not have sebaceous glands which mean they are continually susceptible to dryness.
While there are several reasons behind lip structure negative changes there are some at the top of the list which include:
• Aging
• Smoking
• Sun exposure
The best anti-aging defense is to purchase a lip product which offers a Sun Protection Factor (SPF). An example of this is the Jane Iredale Lip Drink . Using a SPF product is especially helpful if one spends their work or playtime outdoors.
Research has revealed that sun exposure is one reason for lip cancer. Using a SPF balm coupled with a wide-brim hat can help fight off powerful, harmful rays. It has also been discovered that smoking can increase a person’s risk of lip cancer, as well.
Smoking has a tendency to dry out the lips and drain their color due to a drop in oxygen supply.
When searching for ingredients in a lip product, do remember that seeking conditioning properties is highly recommended and encouraged. Here are some important formulas to jot down:
• Green Tea
• Zinc Oxide
• Vitamin C and E
• Macadamia Nut Oil
• Beeswax
• Lemon Peel Oil
• Shea Butter
• Sunflower Seed Oil
• Avocado Oil
• Carnauba Wax
Some SPF products, like Kinerase Ultimate Volume Lip Conditioner also offer anti-aging plumping properties. Ingredients in these types of conditioners may include Dehydrasomes, Volulip and Kinetin – the combination of the three help promote collagen production.
Following these easy steps will encourage a youthful lip change in a few weeks. And for some, even a shorter time than that.

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