Posted in Beauty on May 13, 2014

pore-minimizing-secretThe skin of individuals is not very different from a sponge because it tends to absorb various impurities like dirt very quickly. Pores can become extremely visible when they become clogged with some substances such as oil. There isn’t anything that can be done by people for shrinking their pores on a permanent basis. However, there are some steps that can be taken by individuals for reducing the size of the pores of their skin and also decrease the blemishes on it. The steps are highly simple, but should be followed regularly to make the pores appear as small and non-existent as possible. The steps are mentioned here:

1-     An oil-free cleanser should be purchased by people for cleansing their face when they want to shrink their pores. The cleaner should include either glycolic, lactic and salicylic acids or some antibacterial ingredient, for instance, tea tree oil. The cleaner should be used at least two times in a day.

2-     Exfoliating cleanser should also be used by people for skin care, skin exfoliation and the removal of dead skin cells. The pores will remain small when people make it a habit of exfoliating at least two to three times on a weekly basis. People can find numerous exfoliators in the market, but they should only choose one that has been designed especially for their skin type.

3-     A clarifying toner should for toning the skin, purifying the skin and removing any residual exfoliant or cleanser. Toners are ideal for tightening and refreshing pores and can also restore the pH balance of the skin after it has been cleansed. But, it is essential to choose a toner that goes with your skin type. A moisturizing toner is best for individual with dry skin while people with oily skin will prefer one that’s oil-free.pore-minimizer

4-     A special beauty treatment for minimizing pores should be used. Numerous options have been developed in the market that promote a smooth complexion and can also shrink pores. They are usually available in a cream or gel form.

5-     A moisturizer should be used for moisturizing the skin and a mattifying cream can be added as well. It is applied over the moisturizer and is available in the form of silicon-based gel. It is helpful in filling the pores to make them reduce in size and gives a shine to the skin.

6-     A dermatologist can also be visited if people suffer from pores that are severely blocked. A retinoid cream might be prescribed for getting rid of oil buildup and exfoliating and cleansing the pores. In case prescription medication isn’t given, the size of the pores may also be reduced by the dermatologist with the help of a laser, light or chemical peel treatment.

7-     People should also start eating healthy and curb on processed foods. They contain trans-fatty acids that aren’t beneficial for the skin so people should eat more fruits and vegetables that have special skin-benefiting properties and can help with pore size.


Posted in Beauty on October 30, 2013

The method for skin care is always inside out i.e. to get a healthy looking skin one must always start with a healthy diet. Naturally healthy skin will reflect both your physical fitness as well as your mental well-being. Always make sure that you are eating right and are stress free. There are many other health reasons such as hormones, genetics or medication that can affect your skin quality. Lack of sleep, pollution and exposure to sun also has adverse effects on your skin. To have a healthy looking skin there are easy and achievable tips for anyone.

Take the first step towards a healthy looking skin and modify your eating habits. Hydrate yourself; besides water you can also consume green tea and lemonade. Dark green leafy vegetables are highly recommended for glowing skin. Lightly stir fry vegetables in olive oil. If you wish you can add leftover chicken and few drops of lemon juice for extra taste. Wild salmon and nuts have omega 3 acids essential for healthy skin.

Citrus fruits are considered to be the best for promoting a youthful glow. You can eat oranges and Kiwi instead of drinking their juice. Vitamin C boosts collagen and prevents skin from premature aging.  Juices are high in sugar. Choose to snack on fruits and carrots; in fact grapefruit, guavas, bell pepper and strawberries are all high in vitamin C.

Avoid unnecessary exposure in the sun and dust. For beach outings always use good quality sun block. Massage face, neck and arms with coconut oil. You can mix coconut oil with drops of water and can apply on face and arms as a moisturizer. Coconut oil is known to have anti wrinkle properties and is a natural sun block. Regular massage with coconut oil will reduces fine lines on your face.

Clean face properly every day. Carefully remove all make up and gently scrub your face. There are good herbal products in the market. Use chemical free herbal products. Keep your face makeup free as much as possible.

Quit smoking for a healthy looking skin. Smoking absorbs water from body leaving skin dull and dry. Cut down on drinking. Only two servings of 8oz. wine are acceptable for women who want to look good forever!

Consider relaxation exercises, like yoga or simple stretches. Spend some time doing things you enjoy, like any hobby etc. as they are stress busters. If you are stressed out, the skin will age faster and look dull. Most importantly sleep well. Skin repairs its damage while you are sleeping. You must follow an eight hour sleeping schedule for a healthy and glowing skin.

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