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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!

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.