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Thursday, March 13, 2008

Sexy Skin!

Looking great begins with the skin. One may not need to buy all of the skin care products they would find on promo in the net, magazines or recommended by beauty experts and endorsed by celebrities. Skin care is a simple 3-step method that you need to know and do, and that is: 1. Cleanse, 2. Exfoliate 3. Moisturize

Learn the easy steps to great, young, healthy skin:

• Cleanse. Avoid soaps. They’re not meant for the facial skin. Use a cleanser meant for the face. Pick the one suitable for your skin type and stick with it. Try not to use the one that only allows you to clean your face by applying the cleanser and wiping it off. Water is very important in your daily cleansing routine as it helps open up the pores ad absorb the dirt that is lodged in it. As much as possible do not over cleanse as this will dry your skin out. Here's how to wash your face: In the morning warm up some water. This will loosen the dirt and unclog your pores, with the help of a bit of cleanser, the amount depends on the instruction on the tube, massage the cleanser on your face so you stimulate the nerve endings on your face at the same time. Then rinse with cool or lukewarm water. You should also repeat the process before retiring to bed. Avoid sleeping with make up on. Never use hot water but you can use steam to loosen it however, don’t rinse with cold water after steaming as this will eventually numb your face. Cetaphil and Nivea are good skin cleansers.

• Exfoliate. A lot of people think that scrubbing your face is a no-no because it might irritate the skin and leave it rough and prone to dirt. Actually it is the opposite. When the skin is scrubbed the topmost layer is removed, therefore new skin grows in its place. Without scrubbing, you will find that your skin is dull from the old layer that has been there. Scrubbing the skin is not a daily thing but it can be done twice a week. You can also have it done professionally like microdermabrasion by your dermatologist or skin care expert. Usually a brand like Nivea or Ponds will have a skin cleanser and is paired with a facial scrub cleanser. Use the cleanser daily then choose a fixed schedule for the facial scrub. The facial scrub will have the micro beads to remove your dead skin cells. Your skin will feel tighter after using a facial scrub cleanser. Toners are recommended but depending on your skin type. If your skin already feels tight after you have washed your face then a toner may no longer be needed. Usually, people with oily skin still need to use a toner to close up their pores. Well, if you will use a toner, I suggest Clinique Clarifying Lotion 2 since it works for most skin types. Toners usually remove the dirt that the cleanser can’t remove, then it closes up the pores. A natural toner that you can use is Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV). It tones the skin good so that your pores will be less noticeable at you T-zone. Also, one natural scrub that you can use would be the inside of cucumber skin. After cleansing, scrub the cucumber skin onto yours and you will feel that it’s smoothed off the old skin and you will have that refreshed feeling. Exfoliating helps you get radiant, glowing skin. Exfoliation helps you maximize the effect of moisturizing your face. One cheap way of exfoliating your skin is with the use of baking soda twice a day on your set schedule. Baking soda is an effective way to clean out and reduce the appearance of large pores. You can use 3 or 4 tablespoons of baking soda to 1 or 2 tablespoons of water. Rub all over the face, and pay extra attention to areas with larger pores. If your skin is too dry, add a small amount of olive oil to avoid drying it up. Then, rinse off.

• Moisturize. Whatever your skin type is you need to moisturize. If your skin is oily, use a thin layer and use it whenever you go out in the sun. A sunscreen with moisturizer is recommended if that is the case. Only your skin will tell you whether you need a lot of moisturizer or not. When you see fine wrinkles appearing it means you need to use more. If you overdo it, your pores will be clogged and you tend to develop pimples. So let your skin tell you how much you need for your face. Make sure that when you pick a moisturizer you read what it contains and that it is water based. Oil based moisturizers clog up your pores. Remember, the main thing for skin care is water, water, water. You need to watch out for the chemicals contained in the moisturizers. Usually it does not do anything for your skin but irritate it. Plus, if your pores are not closed these chemicals may go into your bloodstream. Water based moisturizers are usually thin and easy to apply. They usually don’t contain too much of unwanted chemicals or harmful ingredients. Good moisturizers include Vitamin E or Vitamin C that helps keep your skin looking and feeling younger and supple. You will find that most skin products would have these two essential vitamins, especially Vitamin C since there were recent studies that show it is very essential for taking care of your skin. One moisturizer that is found to be very effective would be Virgin Coconut Oil or VCO. Well it is oil but a different kind of oil since it is unsaturated, it is good for keeping the moisture on your skin. Virgin Coconut Oil is known to prevent wrinkles and sagging skin. After cleansing and exfoliating, don’t towel off the water from your face yet, put a small amount of VCO on your palm and spread it evenly on your face. Make sure that what you use will be for a thin layer. What is good about using coconut oil is that, it is known to be anti-bacterial and this will help prevent you from getting acne infections.

Choose the best way to take care of your skin from the tips above and you are on your way to great skin!


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... and sleep. Putting it simply, sleep is when our skin and body does it's most repair work. Sleep works even better if a person can get to bed before midnight.

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