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How to Avoid Common Facial Skin Problems

Pimples, whiteheads and blackheads are only some of the common facial skin problems that we experience every now and then. Some cases like having seasonal zits are mild, while some cases such as having a severe acne could be serious. These common facial skin problems usually result from natural changes in our body as it develops. Fluctuating hormones is also a major factor. This is the reason why those who are in their adolescence are very much prone to these. These skin problems could also result from a bad diet, inadequate sleep and bad skin care habits such as sleeping with makeup on and not washing the face properly.

The good thing is, we could prevent these common facial skin problems. There are actually a lot of ways on how to do so. One way is by having a skin care regimen. Pimples, whiteheads and blackheads usually result from trapped dirt and oil in our skin. Cleaning our skin properly would help eliminate nasty zits and comedones. Exfoliating at least once a week is also a good idea to enable the regeneration of skin cells. Another way is by eating a well balanced diet. Avoid eating oily food as well as too much sweets. Drinking lots of water is also advisable to flush out all the toxins in our body. For the women, you could also take those low dose hormonal pills to avoid having pimples. These hormonal pills are generally safe to use and it also offers the body a lot of benefits.

Taking care of our skin isn’t that hard. Being consistent in your skin care regimen is definitely the key to a clearer and a brighter skin. I hope the tips that I gave would help you eliminate and avoid having these common skin problems.


Choosing the Right Daily Facial Cleanser

A good facial cleanser is a must to achieve a healthy and radiant skin. Your daily cleanser removes the oil and dirt that have accumulated on your face throughout the day. Having a good cleanser is important as it helps you avoid common skin problems such as pimples, blackheads and other skin irritations. But with all the different kinds of facial cleansers available in the market today, how would you know what is best for you?

The first thing that you have to do before choosing your cleanser is to determine what type of skin you have. There are about five types of facial skin. There’s dry, oily, combination (both dry and oily), acne prone and sensitive. There are cleansers that are specially formulated to a specific skin type. For example, cleansers that are formulated for dry skin usually has more moisturizing power as compared to cleansers formulated for oily skin. Once you have determined what your skin type is, the next thing that you have to do is to check the ingredients of the facial cleanser. Do not buy alcohol based cleansers because it might be harmful for the skin. Also, avoid buying scented soaps because it might cause acne breakouts.

Basically, choosing the right facial cleanser is a trial and error process. There’s really a product out there that is perfect for your skin. As long as you follow my tips above then you’ll have an easier time choosing one. Your daily facial cleanser need not be very expensive because there are also a lot of affordable facial cleansers that work well. Happy shopping!

Is Indoor Skin Tanning Really Safe?

For many people, especially white women, having a gorgeous tan is necessary to be beautiful. Tan colored skin has always been associated with sexiness and exotic beauty. Blame it on the South American swimsuit models basking at the beach with glowing, almost shiny, tanned skin. Every women wants to be like these hot models that is why going to tanning salons has been part of these women’s beauty practices. But the question is, is indoor tanning really safe? Are tanning beds 100% safe to use?

Unfortunately, the answer is, NO. Yes, indoor tanning beds could give you a gorgeous tan in a matter of a few minutes, but its adverse effects to the skin are very serious. Indoor tanning especially if the person is under 35 years of age has been known to increase the risk of melanoma. Melanoma is a serious type of skin cancer. A deadly type of cancer. Using tanning beds also leads to premature aging of the skin due to the ultraviolet rays that it emits. Excessive tanning could dry up the skin and it could also damage the skin’s natural elasticity which eventually leads to wrinkles and nasty age spots.
To wrap up, indoor tanning beds may have lesser radiation and it may emit less ultraviolet rays unlike the sun, but they still bring some consequences – most of which though, are all negative. So the next time you step into that tanning salon to get a gorgeous tan, think of the long term effects first that it could cause you and ask yourself, is it worth it?

My Skin Care Essentials

The skin is the largest organ in our body. It is also the most prominent feature that we expose to other people and the environment, therefore we should really take good care of it. So let me share to you some of my top skin care essentials.

1. A good sunblock for the face and for the body.

As we all know, the sun’s rays could be harmful to the skin. It could damage the cells and cause photoaging and premature aging. No one would want to have rough, wrinkly skin with brown spots, so slather on sunscreen at least an hour before you step out of your house.

2. Vitamins A, C and E.

Vitamins A, C and E have been scientifically proven to be effective in nourishing the skin cells inside resulting in a healthy and radiant skin outside. Vitamin A is known to help reduce and avoid wrinkles associated with skin aging. Vitamin C, on the other hand helps in the production of collagen, which is the main component of our skin. Vitamin E, as we all know, is the skin vitamin. It is an antioxidant which helps in protecting the skin cells from the harmful UV rays of the sun as well as from pollution, intense weather and many more. It is also known to help in reducing wrinkles, stretch marks and scars which makes it an all around skin vitamin. Vitamin E capsules by the way, can also be used topically on the skin to achieve noticeable results.

3. Water.

It may sound cliche-ish but it is true. Drinking lots of water is really beneficial for the skin. Water helps in flushing away the toxins in our body and in our skin. It also moisturizes the skin very well. You’ll notice that your skin looks dewy and glowing when you drink lots of water.

4. A good dermatologist.

Everyone needs a good dermatologist. I think that’s pretty self explanatory. A regular visit to the derma could help improve your skin a lot.


The Don’ts of Skin Care

There are a lot of ways to improve and maintain the beauty of our skin. A lot of us would probably know by now what to do to our skin to make it look beautiful. We are always taught what to do and less of what to not do. So here are some things that you may want to avoid doing to achieve that healthy glowing skin.

1. Do not exfoliate everyday to remove deep seated dirt.

Some facial exfoliants claim that they are safe for everyday use. That is so NOT true. Exfoliating your skin everyday may cause skin damage. It could also make your skin super tight and dry which is bad. It is ideal to limit face exfoliation to once a week – two at most.

2. Do not use ordinary bath soap on your face.

Using bath soaps on your face could cause tightness and dryness which we are all trying to avoid. Some bath soaps, if not all, are too strong for the face. Again, bath soaps are for the body and not for the face.

3. Do not leave the house without putting on sunscreen.

Sun exposure is one of the primary causes of premature skin aging. To avoid this always wear sunscreen before going out to protect your skin.

4. Do not sleep with your makeup on.

Sleeping with makeup on is probably something that most women are guilty of. Makeup clogs the pores which irritates the skin, so try to avoid sleeping with your makeup on to avoid nasty zits, pimples and other skin irritations when you wake up.

5. Do not undergo several facial treatments in a short span of time.

Facial treatments offer a lot of benefits to the skin when done properly. Avoid having facial treatments everyday as this may damage your skin. Let your facial skin cells regenerate and breathe before sloughing them again. It is best to undergo a facial skin treatment once every two weeks or even once a month.


How to Treat and Avoid Wrinkles

Women all over the world are constantly seeking ways on how to effectively remove wrinkles from their faces. Wrinkles are not only unsightly, it also decreases the person’s self-esteem. There are a lot of ways of treating wrinkles and here are some of them.

 1. Anti-wrinkle creams.

There are a lot of anti-wrinkle creams available in the market today. Each cream promises to diminish wrinkles with regular use. Some of these creams work, while some are just… plain creams. A waste of money. So you really have to choose wisely when buying anti-wrinkle creams.

2. Vitamin E and C.

Vitamin E and C are known to combat wrinkles as it nourishes the skin from the inside. The vitamins help in producing healthy cells inside which makes the skin more radiant and elastic, hence avoiding the formation of wrinkles.

3. Load up on fruits and vegetables.

It may sound cliche-ish but eating lots of fruits and vegetables really does wonders to the skin. Fruits and vegetables contain vitamins and minerals that help in skin cell regeneration which makes the skin softer and radiant.

4. Skin care devices.

There are a lot of anti-wrinkle skin care devices available in the market today. One example of these is the FSD which targets wrinkles by stimulating the collagen production. It helps improve the skin’s elasticity and makes the skin look noticeably younger with every treatment. Check out the nearest day spa in your place and see if they have it.

5. Smile.

As we all know, smiling uses less facial muscles than frowning so try to smile frequently to avoid having wrinkles and nasty frown marks. Having a positive outlook really shows in the face so flash those pearly whites and smile.


The Real Deal on Skin Care Devices

Women always want to look and feel beautiful that’s why they are constantly seeking ways on how to maintain their appearance. As we all know, having a perfect skin has always been equated to beauty. Blame it on the media and the standards that they have imposed on beauty. Using moisturizers, slathering anti aging and whitening creams, undergoing cosmetic procedures and getting injectables such as collagen and botox are among the popular ways that women do to beautify their skin. Using skin care devices is also another way of maintaining the skin’s youthfulness and beauty. But the million dollar question is, do these devices really work?

The answer? Well, both. It’s a yes and a no. Some skin care devices really help in improving the skin while some devices create more damage and havoc to the skin. Not all skin care devices are created the same. Some are just too harsh to the skin that’s why you really have to be careful in choosing what device to use or to buy. When choosing a skin care device, always do a research first. This way you would be able to know if it works and if it is safe to use.

Skin care devices are there to enhance the skin but as always, you have to start inside your body. Drink lots of water, eat a healthy and a balanced diet, exercise well, get at least eight hours of sleep everyday, and of course pamper yourself in the spa once in a while.