How To Care For Your Skin
You may think that caring for the skin is a cumbersome process. After all, there are thousands of skin care products on the market today that all promise to do different things. Fortunately, caring for your skin is actually quite simple. You just have to remember four simple steps: cleanse, exfoliate, moisturize and protect.
Cleansing is the first step of any skin care regimen. In order to keep a clear and healthy complexion, it is necessary to eliminate oil, make-up, and other pollutants that cover the surface of the after a day’s exposure to the environment. Cleansing can be accomplished with...
Selecting Quality Skincare Products and How Products Work
When selecting a skincare product, it is extremely important to examine its ingredient list. Look at the first component. Is it water or is it a therapeutic healing agent such as Aloe Vera? If Aloe Vera is the first ingredient, make sure it is a pure Aloe Vera and not an aloe extract. Stay away from products that contain harsh chemicals such as acetone, camphor, fennel, menthol or phenol. They will only irritate your skin. Furthermore, look to see if the product contains pharmaceutical grade ingredients. Pharmaceutical grade means the ingredients are 100% pure. Ingredients are classified into five quality...
The Truth About A “Base Tan”
First of all what is a tan?
To put it in simple terms, it is our body’s natural protective response against internal skin damage. So when people say they have a “healthy tan” this is far from being true. Within the basal layer and upper dermis are our pigment producing cells called melanocytes. These cells are stimulated by exposure to ultraviolet rays and manufactures melanin, the skin pigment that is the body’s natural sunscreen. Although people think a tan is healthy, a tan is actually a chemical reaction of the body defending itself from the damaging rays of the sun! A...
Dissolving Myths Surrounding Water as a Base Skincare Ingredient
Skincare products are not magic. The process begins with a base, to which various ingredients are added to make the final product. The vast majority of skincare products are water-based, with the first ingredient listed as water, aqua, purified water, or H2O, combined with other ingredients to make individual products such as moisturizers, exfoliants, cleansers and so on (check your bottles ladies - if the ingredients are not listed on the bottle then they will appear on the packaging).
Unfortunately for you, water is not a great base for a skincare product. Water doesn’t get absorbed through the skin. Moisturizers don’t...