Winter Skincare Tips for Sensitive Skin
Our last post featured tips on winter skincare. Along with those tips, it’s important to note the increased sensitivity your skin might be feeling in the colder months—especially for those who already have sensitive skin.
While moisturizers with protective elements like sunblock are important, there are other things to look out for with sensitive skin in the winter. The harshly cold weather is often counteracted with extreme warmth in buildings and public transportation. Combined with the layers of clothing we wear in the cold months, the skin can feel abused by the extremities of heat and cold. Investing in a humidifier...
Body Lotion for Dry Skin
While it’s very common for people to focus on their health of their facial skin, it’s important not to ignore dry or irritated skin below the neck. Whether it’s just seasonal from staying out in the sun too large or the harsh winds of winter, or a year-round problem caused from allergies, dry skin on arms, legs, or chest is very a common problem that doesn’t have to go untreated. While you might see countless commercials and ads for skin care products focused around treating acne or dry facial skin, you don’t have to think there isn’t a potent treatment...
Winter Skin Care Tips
As the weather gets colder, it is time to start thinking about winter skincare. While many people may think that with less sun and heat, there are fewer chances to develop acne, such is not the case. Cold weather can in fact cause acne because of the potentially harsh conditions. The weather is windy, dry and cold, resulting in a greater number of breakouts the winter months.
How do you prepare your skin for winter? You can start by using a light (oil free if possible) moisturizer on exposed skin. A combination moisturizer and sunblock will prevent dried out skin by...
Using a Night Moisturizer to Fight Dry Skin
One of the keys to maintaining beautiful skin is to have a daily treatment routine. Many people already have a routine in place, whether it’s washing their face in the morning or evening, but most people don’t realize the importance of using a night moisturizer every day before bed. Using a nightly moisturizer helps heal your skin from dryness and decreases inflammation, which can help prevent and get rid of acne.
When choosing a night moisturizer cream, it’s important to pick one that’s aloe based to make sure it won’t further dry out your skin or cause current inflammation to worsen....
How to Treat Acne on Sensitive Skin
Whether the result of allergies, harsh weather, or overexposure to sunlight, sensitive skin is an issue that affects nearly all people at one point or another. Not only do some people have to do with sensitive skin on a daily basis, but they also have to worry about other skin problems such as acne. When it comes to treating acne on sensitive skin that is easily dried out and irritated, it’s important to make sure you are using acne products that are designed to nourish your skin rather than dry it out even further. Many of the acne products you...
Fight Acne with an Acne Kit
When we think about skincare and acne, we think about it as a group of different steps we take in order to protect and heal our skin, while preventing future damage. While doing one thing to prevent acne such as face washing might work at first, the skin needs other attentions that can help treat acne when and if it occurs as well as renewing the skin and making it less prone to breakouts. What elements go into a complete acne prevention and treatment plan?
Cleanse: Use a cleanser to help refresh the skin after each day. Skin cleansing lotions are...
Anti-Aging Skin Care Myths
Everybody is looking for a cheap and easy trick to minimize puffy eyes, wrinkles and acne. Here are a few unconventional tips that consumers are trying, despite the fact they’re nothing but myths:
The first one involved the use of Preparation H which is a hemorrhoid treatment cream to reduce under eye puffiness
The other was placing duct or scotch tape over the wrinkles smoothing them out and then leaving the tape in place over night.
Toothpaste to get rid of acne
Baby foreskin serum to reduce wrinkles
Hormonal Acne Treatments
For some, acne happens mostly in the teen years, but for others, acne can be a lifelong struggle. While there are many factors attributed to the cause of acne that one can change (hygienic and environmental), there are others that aren’t so easy to fix. Hormonal acne is caused by hormonal imbalances triggered by various life cycles and is one of, if not the, leading causes of acne.
There are several times when our hormones become unbalanced and wreak havoc, including puberty, pregnancy and menopause. Everyone will experience these changes differently, some might never develop a single pimple or blemish, while...
A History of Skin Care and Cosmetics
The practices of self grooming and cosmetology have their origins since ancient times. People have always endeavored to make themselves more attractive, and men and women have used an endless variety of materials and substances as cosmetics for the skin and hair. As we follow the development of styles in beauty from ancient times to modern days, you will find some of the ingredients haven't changed. This brief history will acquaint you with some of the ways men and women have tried to improve upon nature by changing and enhancing their appearance. These are just a few cultures and eras...
Do Anti-aging Eye Rollers Really Work?
I thought I had seen it all when it comes to eye cream advertisements and products, but this one takes the prize. The Olay Regenerist Anti-aging Eye Roller claims to be a daily anti-aging product that helps to diminish eye puffiness, regenerate the skin and diminish lines and wrinkles. Not so much. Why? Well, here’s a few reasons:
1) The skin around your eyes has the same physiology as the skin on the rest of your face.
That means you don't need to spend money on a separate eye cream, gel, serum or roller for the skin around your eyes. Yes,...
The Effects of Mineral Oil on Skin
Unfortunately, Mineral oil has gotten a bad name over the years. In 1907 cold cream's stability was ensured when mineral oil replaced the other commonly used oils such as olive oil and almond oil because they spoil easily. Mineral oil is a natural oil, very highly refined from petroleum oil, which comes from the earth. Unlike other natural oils, mineral oil is a clear, odorless oil that requires no preservatives, no one is allergic to it and it has a shelf life that is indefinite.
This ingredient is used as a product lubricant, protective ingredient, and...
Does Exercise Help or Hurt Your Skin?
Getting regular exercise is another way to improve your health. However, it can wreak havoc on your skin if you don’t take the proper precautions. To ensure your skin feels as refreshed as your body during and after an invigorating workout, follow these steps:
Remove makeup before starting a workout: The combination of sweat and makeup can cause blackheads, acne and other harm to your skin. It's important to sweat so you can cleanse your pores and rejuvenate your skin—wearing makeup during your workout can hinder this. Pack along a gentle makeup remover in your gym bag and use it...
What Is Eczema and How Can I Minimize it?
Eczema is a disease in a form of dermatitis or inflammation of the epidermis. The term eczema is broadly applied to a range of persistent skin conditions. These include dryness and recurring skin rashes that are characterized by one or more of these symptoms: redness, skin edema (swelling), itching and dryness, crusting, flaking, blistering, cracking, oozing, or bleeding. Areas of temporary skin discoloration may appear and are sometimes due to healed lesions, although scarring up is rare. In contrast to psoriasis, eczema is often likely to be found on the flexor aspect of joints. Two common forms of Eczema are: