Posted in Beauty on October 21, 2013

Face cleaning is a technique everyone must know to keep his or her face dirt free for healthy looking skin.  Face cleaning should be a dedicated task especially if you have oily skin or have acne. Skin protection is very important for both men and women.

To begin with steam your face for 5-10 minutes. This is simple to execute. Take boiling water in a bowl, cover head with the towel and hold bowl close to your face. Make sure it’s not too hot to hold. Steam will help to open pores in your skin. Clogged pores give birth to ugly black heads, which leads to uneven skin tone. It also causes acne and other bacterial infections.

Use a cleanser according to your skin type. If you don’t know your skin type, take professional help to find out.  People with oily skin or acne need to use an oil free cleanser or a slightly medicated cleanser and for dry skin something with moisturizer will do well. Face wash will remove all the visible dirt and impurities.

To get rid of the dead cells, you must use a scrub. Get any hypoallergenic face scrub specially designed for facial skin. There are many herbal fruit scrubs, which are good for the gentle skin of the face. Scrub gently and wash your face. According to new researches, scrubbing actually gives way to clear skin.

Wash face with warm water and don’t use hot water on your face ever.  Once you feel all the scrub has washed, splash face with cool not cold water, to close the open pores. Pat your face dry and do not scrub your face with the towel. Use clean towels every time, or keep small hand towels for face.

Allow face to dry for couple of minutes then apply a tried and tested mask or face pack.  Use face pack accordingly to your skin type. Herbal packs with clay will help remove excess oil and tighten skin pores. To complete your face care, gently massage with a good quality moisturizer according to your skin type.

You can also consider simple and safe home remedies for clearer skin. You can take one tablespoon cold milk, dip a cotton pad in it, rub on your face in circular movements, use upward strokes on neck area, leave it for few minutes and wash it with cool water. Milk is a natural cleanser and a moisturizer.

You can also use a thick slice of cucumber, rub over face and neck, and wash after 15 minutes.

Posted in Beauty on June 8, 2012

Facial wrinkles may be embarrassing and frustrating, but nothing can be more frustrating than the feeling of hopelessness when it comes to dealing with them.  Nobody likes to see them appear but it is what happens to us as we age.  However, there are things that we can do to reduce them or reduce the likelihood of developing them.  It is never too late to start taking care of our face so our skin can look smooth and youthful.  Below are the 1,2,3 that not only women but men can also follow.


1. Stay Out of the Sun


It can be difficult to stay out of the sun completely. After all, we need the sunlight for our bodies to produce vitamin D which is critical for our body to absorb calcium.  Dermatologists recommend that we stay out of the sun during the noon times when the rays are stronger and can cause the most harm.  If needed, keep our faces in the shade and expose our arms and legs to get the vitamin D.  We can easily do that with a hat that has wide brim and wearing sunglasses.  Keep in mind that while sunscreens protect us from the sun, some of them maybe actually be unhealthy to use.


2. Eat a Healthy Diet


Our skin health plays a key role in their ability to repair themselves and delay the process of aging.  It is thought that deep lines and fine ones may be symptoms of unhealthy skin.  Our bodies can repair the damage that leads to wrinkle formation, but only if it has the right tools.  There are foods that have been identified to contribute to wrinkles formation.  These are the foods we need to avoid.  In general, we should cut back and reduce on simple carbohydrates. They lead to the formation of grotesque molecules called AGEs that have been cited by scientists to cause facial wrinkles.


3. Take an Antioxidant Rich Nutritional Supplement


Although AGEs mentioned above are known to cause wrinkles, the biggest culprit of all are the free radicals.  Free radicals damage our skin. A great way for our body to reverse the effects of these free radicals is to take antioxidants.  Antioxidants are found mainly in fruits and vegetables.  But even if we are eating the recommended 4-6 servings of fruits and vegetables every day, we are probably not getting enough antioxidants to revers the damage. A good dosage of supplements will definitely help.


4. Use a Facial Cleanser Containing Kiwifruit Extract


All nutritionists agree, Kiwifruit is rich in antioxidants.  The unique antioxidants found in kiwifruit are extracted and added to facial cleansers.  Both men and women can use this type of gentle cleanser to help reduce their facial wrinkles.


5. Use a Facial Fluid or Day Cream


Facial Fluids? Well.. that’s for men. And for Women? It’s Day Cream. While both contain similar ingredients, they are specifically designed for one gender or the other. Facial Fluids tend to have more natural anti-flammatories while the Day Creams tend to have more antioxidants for effectively reducing facial wrinkles.  Does that mean men cannot use day cream? Well… that’s up to them.


6. Use an Anti-Aging Mask


Just like what the name says. Anti-Aging masks have one of the greatest benefits which are that when used properly, they can dramatically improve the skins firmness. And the firmer the skin, the less likely it will show a line or a wrinkle. But, there is a catch. Anti-Aging masks are designed for occasional use.


7. Always Choose Safe and Natural Skincare Products


This goes without saying.  We should always choose safe and natural products. This is because some skincare products contain free radicals. Whether you are a man or a woman, make sure you choose a company that uses only the safest and most natural ingredients in their skincare products. Research has shown that natural ingredients are not only safer but are actually more effective than the synthetic ones, many of which are derived from petrochemicals (a source of free radicals)


Now, don’t forget to follow the above 7 steps.  Together with safe and natural skincare products, wrinkles can become a thing of the past for everyone. Wouldn’t that be nice?

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