Oily Skin Care Tips

March 7, 2011 by admin · 1 Comment 

CB063488Is your oily skin making you feel conscious about each and every aspect? If yes, then don’t worry as you can get rid of the problems that arise due to oily skin. Having a skin like this is not your fault and use of harsh products can make the situation worse. You can follow these tips to have a beautiful and lovely skin.

For cleaning your oily skin you can use gentle and effective cleansers that can stop your pores from clogging. A gentle cleanser reduces the chances of skin irritation and also helps in less secretion of oil on the face. Instead of a harmful astringent or a harsh toner you can use a mild rose based toner that will make your skin feel fresh. With an oily skin you can wash your face two or three times a day. Excessive cleaning of the face can lead to more secretion of oil.

A small amount of moisturizer containing natural oils and plant extracts can be applied on the skin. This will help the skin to regain its natural moisture. A deep cleansing mask can be applied once a week and after that you can rinse your face with cold water. One thing that is very important is to remove all the makeup before going to bed. Sleeping with makeup can make your skin problem worse. Products containing mineral oil, paraffin and petroleum should be avoided as they may cause clogging up of pores and lead to further irritation of your skin.

Products containing jojoba oil can be used for your skin. Jojoba oil comes from plants and is very effective in combating the sebum produced by the skin. This product is very much chemically identical to the sebum. So products made from these oils can solve your oily skin problems and make you feel revitalized, lovelier and beautiful.

Treating Your Skin With Natural Skin Care

May 20, 2010 by vivowriter · Leave a Comment 

One of the most important parts of our body is skin and each one dreams about having a glowing and beautiful skin. Your skin protects you from all the harmful toxins present in the air. It is also a good source for absorbing essential nutrients for the body. Your skin is a vital organ of the body and that is why it needs maintenance and regular natural skin care regime.

Treating your skin naturally means giving it a treatment full of nutrients that are required to give it a healthy look. Many products available in the market are harmful for your skin. They contain harsh chemicals that can destroy the skin layers. Whatever is being applied on the ski is absorbed by the body. So, products that are good for the rest of the body as well should be applied on the skin. Same thing can be said for whatever you eat. So healthy and nutritional food should be consumed that will make your skin look healthy and glowing too.

Natural facial skin care involves using of products that are organic, natural and healthy. These natural skin care products can be purchased from a department store, skin clinic, salon or online. These products are easily available and are reasonable too. You can also make these products at home for which you can find the recipes through internet or magazines. Some of the products that can be used to make a natural skin care product at home are honey, cucumber, lemon, olive oil, avocado and salt.

Depending on your skin type and skin problem you can choose among the range of products available. It is easy to combat any skin problem by using natural things as they do not have any side effects. This will also prevent from any further breakouts, allergies and rashes to appear on your skin.

Natural Facial Skin Care and Tips for Dry Skin

February 15, 2010 by admin · Leave a Comment 

3311533919 55b471b395 300x216 Natural Facial Skin Care and Tips for Dry SkinA contributing factor to dry, flaky, skin in winter is a drop in temperature. Although winter sometimes feels damp, there is usually less water in the air than on your skin and that creates a moisture vapour loss from the skin. As skin becomes drier, its surface layer stops producing the natural lipids which prevent moisture loss, and water cannot be retained so easily. Dry skin will also show wrinkles more easlit and contribute to an aging appearance.

Herbalist Greta Breedlove came up with this natural homemade skin care recipes face utilizing the seed of the avocado. It makes a moisturizing face scrub, especially for dry skin.

AVOCADO FACE SCRUB

Let an avocado dry a few days until you can remove the skin easily. Chop, then pulverize in a blender or food mill. Moisten with a little milk and smooth over your face, throat.

AVOCADO FACIAL CLEANSER

One egg yolk, beaten until light and frothy
1/2 cup milk
1/2 avacado, peeled and mashed

Beat the mixture with a fork until you have a thin cream or lotion consistency. Apply with cotton balls as you would a cleanser.

As a result of all these factors, sometimes skin on the face and body tends to be in worse condition in the winter months than at other times of the year. In extreme cases, a constant drying effect can even lead to cracking, flaking and redness.

These four tips for helping to keep dry skin at bay during the colder months come from Dr. Kucy Pon, Olay dermatologist.

1. A moisturizer is essential - A moisturizer performs several important functions, including replacing lost water. Water-binding ingredients, such as glycerin, help keep it in the skin.

2. Create an oasis - Put some moisture back into the air by using a humidifier in your home or office. It will counteract the drying effects of indoor heat.

3. Drink lots of water - Increase your body’s natural moisture level by staying hydrated throughout the day.

4. Keep wrapped up - Dress for the season and try to limit your skin’s exposure to harsh temperatures and damaging winds.

If you have dry skin, then you probably already know it can be really difficult to care for. When you don’t look after it properly, it can become flaky, and if it gets really bad, may even become irritated and red. Although it’s possible to find plenty of products that claim to be able to solve dry skin problems, unfortunately most of their claims are sales hype.

Although most over the counter products don’t do much to combat dry skin, there are a number of things you can do to improve the condition of your skin. It’s mostly a question of making some basic changes to your daily skincare routine. It won’t take long for your skin to appear more healthy and vibrant.

With dry skin, you have completely the opposite problem to someone with oily skin. Basically, your skin is suffering from a lack of sebum, the oil that helps to keep the skin moist and supple. People with oily skin produce far too much sebum. Sebum is actually made from skin cells, and is an essential ingredient in healthy, supple skin. Because dry skin has insufficient oil, you need to replace it from both inside and outside.

5.  Moisturize

One of the best things you can do for your skin is to use a good quality moisturizer. Choose a cream that is rich, but not heavy. Consider choosing a natural cream with aloe vera and chamomile. Both these ingredients are very soothing, as well as helping to reduce dryness and improve the skin’s healing abilities.

6. Choose Healthy Foods

You also need to look at the type of foods you eat. It’s important to choose healthy foods, because the healthier your body, the healthier your skin will be. You may not realize this, but your skin is actually the largest organ of your body. So it needs to be nourished just like all the other organs in your body.

7.  Supplement

Depending on the types of food you already eat, you might need to consider taking a supplement, such as Vitamin E, Omega-3 oils and B-Complex vitamins. Making sure you get enough of these important nutrients is a great way to improve the condition of your skin.

By nourishing your skin in all these ways, you should soon a marked reduction in the level of dryness. Helping your skin to be more supple and moist also helps to slow down the process of aging, so you’re the winner in two ways.

By Tom Turner

Skin Care Myths (part2)

March 22, 2009 by admin · Leave a Comment 

According to leading dermatologists, most of the cosmetic and skin care information out there is misleading. For example, do you buy into any of these common beauty myths?

Myth #4:

Pure soap is good for sensitive skin. Any product that vigorously suds and foams contain detergents, a strict no-no for dry skin. The best-known example is a certain soap, marketed with the buzz phrase “so pure it floats.” Advertising featured pictures of delicate babies and fair-skinned blonde-haired people, along with the recommendation that since it was “pure, and fragrance free,” it was designed “for sensitive skin.” Read more