Thursday, February 28, 2008

Beauty Skin Care

Beauty Skin Care by Maya McMahon

As a woman, it can sometimes seem impossible to find the right beauty care to maintain clear, attractive skin. If we are not experiencing difficulty from acne flare-ups, we are combating dry skin and potential wrinkles. Ongoing practice is the only was to achieve touchable, appealing skin all the time.

Cleansing Your Skin

Beauty skin care involves cleansing your skin twice daily, everyday. When you forget to wash your face at night and leave your makeup on, your pores become clogged and your skin is unable to properly rejuvenate itself. Use a gentle cleanser with no alcohol or harsh detergents and warm water to wash your face. Gently rub your face dry with a soft towel made from natural fabrics. Do not rub or use hot water that can irritate your skin.

The Three Step Method

Many popular regimes use the three step method of cleansing, toning and moisturizing because it is the most effective. After you cleanse your face gently, a toner is used to remove excess oil and unclog your pores. Once your pores are fully cleansed, a light moisturizer is applied to your face. This routine should be done once in the morning and once before bed for optimum results.
For your body beauty care, a gentle body wash works well to get rid of dirt and grime from the day. Your body should be cleansed once a day. After taking a shower or bath, apply a body moisturizer to your skin while it is still slightly damp to seal in the moisture. Instead of using a toner for body beauty skin care, you should periodically exfoliate the skin on your body with a loofah or bath sponge to unclog your pores.

Too Much of a Good Thing

While regular cleansing is an essential element of a successful program, you can do too much of a good thing. When you wash your face or shower more than twice a day, you are stripping your skin of essential oils and making it overproduce sebum to make up for the loss. The result can be dry skin or dry skin with breakouts. The best practice is to wash your face twice daily and shower once each day.

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

There are good and bad ingredients in the skin care products you choose. For example, you should always avoid stringent products that contain alcohol, such as toners and cleansers. Your beauty regime should use non-comedogenic moisturizers that do not contain heavy oils that clog. Everyday skin care ingredients that are beneficial for your skin include aloe vera, witch hazel, chamomile, green tea and Vitamin E. Choosing products with the wrong ingredients can be an ugly recipe for disaster that causes breakouts, dry patches, clogged pores or even an allergic reaction. The best routine is the one that work well for your type of skin. It may take some trial and error, but with a bit of knowledge it should be easy to have healthy, good-looking skin most of the time.

2 comments:

Erin said...

Everytime I read this blog, I learn something new that I can use for my skin. I would really like to see you guys team up with the radio program that I listen to. (listed again, http://skinhealthtoday.com/?utm_source=blog)
Together, you guys could perfect even the worst skin types.

Jinki said...

If you’re thinking about hand lotions and skin care one of the best solutions around at the moment for moisture loss seems to be a shielding lotion - have a look at Gloves in a Bottle. A good shielding lotion treats and prevents dry skin by bonding with the surface layer of the skin to form a protective layer that locks in the skin’s natural moisture while also preventing absorption of drying chemicals and pollutants. Observing some skin care basics (see below) using a good shielding lotion will ensure your skin stays moist and beautiful throughout the year.
Some basic skin care tips: -
Use natural body cleansers that are mild and don't contain harsh chemicals.
As much as possible, do the same for your home. Go green!
If you're out in the sun, winter or summer, apply a sunscreen.
Again, go for something natural. There are a few products available now that do not contain harmful ingredients.
Keep your skin moisturized.
Protect your skin against the harsh environment – whether it is pollutants, dry winds, rain, snow, sleet or hail.

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