Skin Tips - How To Look After Skin In The Winter
Changing temperatures mean a change of routine, no matter which part of the
world you live in. Knowing a little about how skin functions in the winter, and
tweaking a few habits, can make all the difference between a dull winter
complexion and glowing radiance.
Start the day with a hot shower... but before you get out switch to cold water
for about fifteen seconds. Then turn up the heat a little, and down again to
repeat the process for about two minutes. “Why would I want to do that?!” I
hear you cry! This is a simple hydrotherapy technique which revitalizes the
skin by stimulating the flow of blood through the body. It is both invigorating
and highly beneficial to the skin. So even though you may not really enjoy the
process, just think of the all the good it’s doing you!
Use a good moisturizer. Choose a highly protective day cream which contains
zinc oxide, and provides SPF30 protection to form a barrier against the
elements. Creamier, water-in-oil emulsions are best. And don’t forget about
your lips. Chapped lips are often the most noticeable problem for a lady in the
winter. Use a highly moisturizing lip balm which provides a protective barrier,
with vitamin E for good elasticity.
Exfoliate at least twice a week. This will remove dead cells and allow the skin
to absorb extra moisture. The oil which we all complain about in the Summer is
no longer being produced because of cooler winter temperatures and central
heating. Therefore the skin looses the water which should be retained in the
lower dermis of the skin. This can lead to premature aging of the skin and fine
lines, whilst your skin can appear puffy and grey. Nice!
Drink a glass of hot water with lemon. This Chinese herbal remedy is a
sure-fire method of energizing your body. It will de-tox your entire system,
including the liver and gall bladder. This means that your body will be able to
clean the blood faster to get rid of toxins responsible for bad skin.
Simply sleep! Money can’t buy the benefits of a good nights’ rest. Your oxygen
levels will drop if you don’t get enough sleep, meaning that your cells will
not be renewed as quickly. This is when degenerative skin aging sets in. Try to
get seven, if not eight or nine hours of rest a night to achieve absolutely
painless benefits. It’s ideal!
Rid of Acne Scars
some point you had acne, now you are left with embarrassing, ugly scars. There
are ways to diminish and reduce the appearance of the acne scars. The severity
of the scars will determine what you will need to do to diminish them. I would
recommend seeking advice from a dermatologist or a cosmetic surgeon to
determine the best course of action. For very mild scarring you can try a few
at home procedures and products to help reduce the appearance of the scars. At
home dermabrasion and chemical peels can help diminish some scarring especially
if you also use retinol or alpha hydroxyl acid lotions or creams. For sensitive
skin you may not want to apply retinol or alpha hydroxyl products right after
dermabrasion or peels because it can cause redness and irritation.
products you can try are scar reducing creams like Mederma or Rosehip seed oil
which is said to be great at reducing scar tissue. Aloe vera juice and gels and
lavender oils are also said to work well on reducing scars. Professional
treatments for scarring include Laser Resurfacing which involves the use of a
laser to remove skin so new skin can form in its place. Laser resurfacing can
cause uneven skin tones in people with darker skin. It is still being studied
but shows a lot of promise. After treatment you may experience redness and
swelling which may last for several weeks.
has been around for decades. Originally sandpaper was used to remove damaged
skin. Now a machine rotates to remove the damaged skin, the skin is numbed or
frozen first. After the procedure your skin is raw and scabs will form. After
the scabs heal your skin will be reddish for several weeks. Augmentation is a
procedure where material like collagen or your own fat will be injected under
the scar to bring it to the surface.
treatments last for about six months but they are working on more permanent
solutions. Subcision is a technique that detaches the scar from deeper tissue
and allows a pool of blood to form under the scar. The blood clots and helps
form connective tissue under the scar to level it with the rest of the skin
surface. Subcision is usually combined with either dermabrasion or laser
resurfacing. The depth and shape of your scars will determine what treatment
your doctor will recommend.
for a beautiful skin
are a few things you can do to care for the skin that you were born with.
Avoid stress as much as you are can.
Stay out of the sun (or protect your skin with UV blockers).
Don't smoke. This does nasty things to your skin...
Drink lots of water.
Get plenty of sleep.
Be sure to clean your skin properly.
Eat lots of fruit and vegetables.
you have any open sores or patches of dry skin contact your doctor for a proper
diagnoses. But if there are no patches or conditions then chances are you just
need a good cleaning or moisturizing shampoo. You should always change your
shampoo to the present condition of your hair. If you have healthy shiny hair,
you need a light-shampoo, if you use colour you might try a color seal shampoo.
shampoo lines carries moisturising shampoo in all shapes, sizes and prices.
Season, activity heat intensity, products used after your blow dry can make
your hair dry. It’s quite simple to fix. A good moisturizing conditioner will
help also. Sometimes a hairspray or styling product may cause a little build up
around the surface of your scalp. Look at the label and make sure your shampoo
is a cleaning or cleating shampoo.
purpose is to get rid of build-up and keep your hair clean allowing a
conditioner to work. Sometimes if there’s too much build-up the conditioner you
put at your scalp can’t reach down to the root where the root of the matter is.
No pun intended. The only caution when using a cleansing shampoo is that if you
just had a dark or red colour it will fade it faster then a regular
moisturizing shampoo. Ask your stylist what you can do to help that, they
probably have the product that will fix both problems.
Mud Masques for Oily skin
dry, combination – no matter what type your skin may be, sometimes a normal
cleansing routine just isn’t enough. They say beauty is only skin deep – well,
then perhaps that is where we should begin our daily beauty regimens.
toning, refining and moisturizing one’s face daily is a major part of keeping
healthy skin, but sometimes those steps could use a little help from a more
powerful rejuvenating technique. Facial mud and clay masques can work wonders
on skin and the best part is, you need not set up an appointment at a salon for
the perfect facial!
brands offer great facial masque products. The Original Mint Julep Masque,
which goes on green and just zaps the oil from your skin. These are just a few
of the countless facial masque products out there. To fully reap all the
benefits of a facial mud masque, a certain Skin care itinerary should be
followed, beginning with a gentle cleansing with face wash.
the cleansing, apply the face masque to your entire face, and neck if you
desire, and allow it to dry completely. Masque should normally dry in about 10
to 15 minutes, though it can be left on problem areas overnight for the utmost
therapy. Rinse the masque from your face with warm water and a washcloth.
conclude the complete home facial process, use an exfoliating face scrub
followed by a facial moisturizer. This sounds all well and good, but who really
has a half an hour or more to spend on facial treatments every couple of days
or even once a week? Even if you cannot spare the time for each step of the
facial process, using the mud masque at least once a week will give you
noticeable results in your complexion.
of a facial mud masque:
Absorbs excess oil
Aids in shrinking large pores
Clarifies skin’s texture
Eases tension lines on face and neck
Helps to dry up pimples
Reduces appearance of blemishes
Relaxes tired muscles
Removes dry cells and impurities
Replenishes vitamins, minerals and moisture
Rinses away blackheads
matter how you go about your facial care routine, using a masque at least once
in a while will truly invigorate you, leaving your face silky smooth and soft.
Because the results are immediate and purely amazing, you may even find
yourself wishing to use a masque more than once a week.
the clean and clear effects of a facial masque and relax while you use it…after
all, it will be like having your own spa treatment in the comfort of your home!
When meeting someone new, most people take notice of the person’s face first.
this and other reasons, maintaining clean, healthy skin is paramount to
self-esteem, confidence and even attitude. Getting healthier skin is not
contingent upon high-cost prescription medications or obsessive skin care
routines. Modifying your daily routine a tiny bit and upholding disciplined
cleansing habits can help to add flawless skin to the list of your best
avoiding foods that often make your face breakout, your skin will be less oily
and more resistant to blemishes.
problem foods that may cause pimples or breakouts include chocolate and other
candy, French fries, fast food, pizza and soft drinks.
get your skin in better shape, you may not have to give up everything that has
negative effects on your skin, but rather, eat those things in moderation.
greasier foods as a special treat or on rare occasion when eating a healthy,
balanced meal is out of the question.
the recommended eight glasses of water per day coupled with some regular
exercise - walking, running, bicycling, engaging in sports - should have a
great impact on one’s complexion. Increased blood flow due to aerobic exercise
will positively impact one’s complexion with a glowing look to replace dull
only will exercise and drinking water help skin tone and texture, but it will
also make you feel more energized and great about yourself. By keeping your
body in shape, you will feel less stressed and more capable of achieving those
things you set out to do.
using a moderate strength sunscreen, you will be protecting your skin from sun
damage, skin cancer, aging and premature wrinkles. Too much sun can blister
one’s lips, leaving them red, sore and charred. Sunburned skin will eventually
peel most times, leaving skin areas blotchy and sensitive.
best approach to preventing sunburn and other sun-caused skin problems is to
monitor how much time one spends in the sun and to avoid sun exposure by using
sunscreen with SPF 15 or greater.
a regular cleansing routine
exfoliate, tone and moisturize…this daily routine should carry you on your way
toward healthier skin. Select a gentle skin cleansing solution that works for
your specific type of skin - dry, oily, normal. Using your selected product,
cleanse face in a circular motion and rinse with lukewarm water, as hot water
zaps skin’s moisture.
the cleansing stage with an exfoliant. A granular product is often especially
effective in smoothing rough areas and releasing dead skin cells, allowing the
face to be better moisturized. After the exfoliation process concludes, use a
toner or an astringent to tighten skin and remove any makeup or cleanser
nice alternative to a toner or astringent would be doing a facial masque at
least once a week, which tackles clogged pores while also firming skin and
leaving it soft and silky. Finally, pat skin dry with a soft towel but do not
dry up all the water. Apply a moisturizer (with or without sunscreen) to help
protect skin from dryness.
who have oily skin do not have to moisturize as often as those who have dry,
normal or combination skin. By following the daily skin care routine along with
drinking lots of water, exercising and protecting your skin from sun damage,
you should soon notice positive results. Maintaining discipline and adhering to
your goal to achieve healthier skin make the actual task at hand so much easier
Things You Can Do To Look Younger, Instantly!
we all would love eternal youth! Although that is not possible (yet), there are
things that help rejuvenate us :-)
Downplay wrinkles by applying highlighter to creases. This will reflect the
light and counter the shadow. Concealers only make lines look more prominent.
Use a mask to tone and tighten your skin. The tightening effect is cosmetic and
temporary, but using a mask has other benefits as well, such as cleaning out
your pores, and conditioning your skin.
Brighten droopy eyes: Grooming eyebrows gives the illusion of lifted lids, and
having more skin showing at the brow bone opens up the entire eye.
Instant Eye Lift - use a lash curler to make eyes look more open and alive.
Skip the face powder, they tend to collect in creases and make wrinkles more
prominent; and the dry powder look is out, anyway.
If you’ve got longish hair, pull it back into a ponytail. It’s a youthful
hairstyle, for one, but the point is it pulls the skin around your temples up
and back. Bangs do a great job of hiding forehead wrinkles, too.
Use a good moisturizer to hydrate and plump up your skin cells. Make sure it is
mineral oil free so it doesn’t clog your pores and cause breakouts.
best thing you can do to look younger is to take care of your skin on a daily
basis. Always moisturize, use a gentle exfoliant two to four times a month and
use a sunscreen, even under your makeup.