Acne

What is Acne?

Treating acne requires a combination of internal and external measures. The internal refers to the diet, more fruit and vegetables, plenty of water and cutting back on the processed food is a good start although chocolate hasn’t been definitively linked with acne yet.

The external side of things involves what you use on your skin. There are a myriad of acne treatments on the market and it is difficult to know where to start and what is effective. Basically, any effective acne skincare regime will include the following things:

Deep cleansing which might include a cream based cleanser interchanged with a microdermabrasion scrub to refine the pores. Next, apply an AHA based topical acne serum or moisturizer to provide targeted treatment. You may also need an oil-free moisturizer if your skin is combination or on the dry side. Although sun light can cause permanent damage to your skin a little bit of sun exposure can temporarily help an acne breakout by killing the bacteria on your skin.

Overall, it is best to avoid sun exposure however as it may promote scarring when your acne clears. For this reason try to find a cream with added SPF, this is especially important if using medicated treatments on your skin.
In addition to general good health these skin care tips should help to minimize acne and keep it under control.

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Youtube Review of That Girls Bath and Body

Youtube Review  : I hope you enjoy our last review.  This review is an independent review of That Girls Bath and Body on a vlog (video blog). Comments regarding this post subject is welcome thanks. As always skin is in.

Daily Skin Care Tips

Skin Care Tips

The 3 steps to daily skin care

 

Step One: Cleanse your face and neck every morning and night. Always gently cleanse in circular motions in an upward direction. You don’t need to use anything but your hands to cleanse, washcloths are optional.

 

Step Two: Tone your skin every time you wash your face and neck. It is one of the most important steps in your skin care regime, but often forgotten. When you tone, you are adjusting the pH of your skin back to normal which is critical to keep your face balanced and healthy. Toning will also remove any stubborn dirt left on your face and prepare your skin for moisturizing. For best results, gently use a cotton ball in upward motions.

 

Step Three: This is the most important step. Moisturize your face and neck every morning and night after you cleanse and tone. Always moisturize your face and neck in upward, circular motions with a gentle touch on your face. Don’t help gravity by tugging down on your skin and remember that the skin on your face, especially around the eyes, is very delicate.

 

Extra Pampering

 

 Exfoliate your skin every 3-5 days. Exfoliate your face and neck in circular upward gentle motions with very gentle products. Remember that you are simply exfoliating off dead skin which takes very little pressure.

 

Use Eye Creams. They are designed to super moisturize the finest skin on your face. When you apply eye creams always use your ring finger or pinky to apply products around the delicate area of your eyes. Your pinky and ring finger are weak by nature and force you to apply gentle pressure.

 

Use Facial Masks on a weekly or bi-weekly basis to detoxify, renew, and tighten your pores. Before you use a facial mask, it is important to cleanse and tone. Be sure to leave the mask on your face and neck for five to twenty minutes depending on the mask type. Gently and thoroughly remove the mask with warm water. After you remove your mask make sure that you tone and moisturize.

Three Skin Care Tips

The 3 steps to daily skin care

 

Step One: Cleanse your face and neck every morning and night. Always gently cleanse in circular motions in an upward direction. You don’t need to use anything but your hands to cleanse, washcloths are optional.

Step Two: Tone your skin every time you wash your face and neck. It is one of the most important steps in your skin care regime, but often forgotten. When you tone, you are adjusting the pH of your skin back to normal which is critical to keep your face balanced and healthy. Toning will also remove any stubborn dirt left on your face and prepare your skin for moisturizing. For best results, gently use a cotton ball in upward motions.

Step Three: This is the most important step. Moisturize your face and neck every morning and night after you cleanse and tone. Always moisturize your face and neck in upward, circular motions with a gentle touch on your face. Don’t help gravity by tugging down on your skin and remember that the skin on your face, especially around the eyes, is very delicate.

 Simple yet very effective skin care beauty tips.

Skin Care Tips

Skin Care Tips – Natural Skin Care Product and best skin care treatment

Do you have a soft, smooth, clear, attractive and glowing facial skin? If so, your are blessed with something. Your are the fortunate one. But, mind you, the beauty of your skin will not last long. With advancing age, there is no guarantee that you will maintain that fresh youthful look, you must care for your skin to maintain its health and prevent future damage from the sun and other natural elements that can be so harsh on such a delicate part of our body.

Eczema

The word ‘eczema’ comes from Greek words that mean ‘to boil over’. ‘Dermatitis’ comes from the Greek word for skin and both terms refer to exactly the same skin condition. Eczema may also be referred to as ‘atopic eczema’ when it is caused by allergies. It is generally pronounced eckzema, eczema or exsama.

Eczema is a fairly common condition. Statistics on eczema indicate that eczema affects more than 15 million Americans and ten percent of all children. Strangely enough, the condition appears to be getting more common. Some hypothesize that it may have to do with our increasing exposure to chemicals as well as other allergens.

Eczema is an itchy inflammation of the skin associated to a varying degree with other features such as:

redness of affected areas of skin

 

generally dry skin, which is often thickened in the areas that have been scratched

 

lumps or blisters in affected areas

 

signs of superficial infection such as weeping or crusty deposits.


Caring for normal, dry skin type, oily skin

type, combination skin type, sensitive skin

type.

 


Knowing your skin type

 

Facial Skin is of three types – Normal, Dry and Oily skin type. First of all it is important to understand that the great variety of skin types among us will limit science from accommodating every skin type with its own category. The type of skin you have depends on the activity of the subaceous, or oil producing glands.

 

The following results generally indicate your skin type as:

 

Normal Skin Type – If upon observation in the mirror there are no prominent areas of shine, your skin feels comfortable and there is no residue on the tissue.

 

 

 


 

Combination Skin Type – If upon observation in the mirror there are prominent areas of shine on your forehead, nose, and chin AND the tissue test also reveals residue for those areas but cheeks are normal. Combination Skin Type – If upon observation in the mirror there are prominent areas of shine on your forehead, nose, and chin AND the tissue test also reveals residue for those areas but cheeks are normal.


 

Oily Skin TypeIf upon observation in the mirror your entire face appears shiny and the tissue test reveals residue in all four zones. Oily Skin TypeIf upon observation in the mirror your entire face appears shiny and the tissue test reveals residue in all four zones.


 

Dry Skin Type – If upon observation in the mirror there are no areas of shine AND further to this, you can see and feel the presence of tight skin, possibly flaky skin AND there is not a trace of residue on the tissue. Dry Skin Type – If upon observation in the mirror there are no areas of shine AND further to this, you can see and feel the presence of tight skin, possibly flaky skin AND there is not a trace of residue on the tissue.

Are Face Masks Beneficial?

If there is one skin care item that can work miracles, it is a face mask. But, like any other skincare product, you should choose carefully to pick the right facial mask for you.  Face masks makes your skin smooth, prepare skin and helps to prevents aging.

Mask It!

Choose from the wonderful selection of face masks on the market to find one that is perfect for your skin.
Moisturizing Face Masks

These are ideal for dry complexions because they boost the moisture levels of your skin. This means they can help banish dry parches, flakiness and even fine lines. They work quickly like an intensive moisturizer and are usually left on the skin for 5-10 minutes before being removed with a tissue. The slight residue left on your skin will continue to work until you next cleanse your skin. They are a soothing treat, particularly after too much sun, or when your skin feels “tight”.

Clay and mud Face Masks

Ideal for oily skins, they absorb excess grease and impurities. They are an ideal way to close open pores, reduce shine and clear troublesome blemishes. They dry on your skin over a period of 5-15 minute and then you simply wash them away with warm water, rinsing dead skin cells, dirt and grime away at the same time. They are a fantastic pick-me-up for skin.

Exfoliating Facial Masks

Masks with a light exfoliating action can keep your skin in tip-top condition. Even normal skins sometimes suffer from the build-up of dead skin cells, which can create a dull look and lead to future problems such as blackheads. Masks that cleanse and exfoliate are the perfect solution. They smooth on like a clay mask, and are left to dry. When you rinse them away, their tiny abrasive particles slough away the skin’s surface debris.Peel-off Face Packs

Ideal for all skin types, the mask is smoothed on, left to dry and peeled off. This light formulation refreshes oily areas, clears clogged pores, helps aging mature skin, and nourishes drier skins.

Gel Face Masks

These are suitable for sensitive skins, as well as oily complexions, as they have a wonderfully soothing and cooling effect.