Top Ten Tips and Advice: Skincare
1. A moisturizer is a daytime product. It usually has a sunscreen
and serves as surface protection for your skin from pollution. It also
gives a nice slip so you can easily apply foundation. A night time
product is meant to nourish the skin and penetrate. Your skin cells
rejuvenate at night and so moisture must be replaced while you are
sleeping. So catch a few winks and dream about how beautiful your skin
will look in the morning because you used a night cream.
2. Proper skin care is very important in achieving a beautiful
makeup look. Start by cleansing, toning, and moisturizing your skin.
This allows a nice palette with which you can then apply makeup. You'll
feel better about yourself too. It's all about personal hygiene.
3. Most women would like to know their skin type. Is it
determined by heredity or life style? I would say both. Since your
genes determine your hair color and eye color, so too your skin type.
Hormones play a big part in the equation. Adolescents know too well
that acne and puberty go hand in hand. A maturing person will generally
have a drier skin due to the slowing down of the production of oils by
the sebaceous glands. As for your lifestyle affecting your skin, there
is a correlation between diet, sleep, alcohol, exercise and how your
skin looks and feels. Be sure to drink plenty of water to flush
impurities out of your skin and body.
4. Cleansing the skin is on the top of my list for proper skin
care. If you don't keep the skin clear of make-up and debris
(pollution) you can't have a smooth looking complexion. Be sure to wash
with a mild cleanser in the morning and in the evening. Before bedtime
it is important to remove makeup from the day. In the morning you have
residue from night cream or just oil and perspiration. Always follow
with toner recommended for your skin type.
5. If you want to make a herbal facial steam, find sweet
smelling flowers and put them into an open bag to dry for 3 days. Then
let them dry in the sun for 2-3 hours. Finally arange them in
a(plastic-ziplock) bag and put them in the middle of a heavy book,
pressing down. Add more heavy books, and after a week, pull the petals
off the flowers and put them in a pan and add water. Bring to a boil
then reduce the heat to low. Put your head over the pot and drape a
towel over you, enclosing the pan. Follow with a splash of cool water.
This will also give you a rosy glow! Or take a warm bath and add Colos
Massage Oil with Aromatic Herbs, much easier and quicker!.
6. Most women are unsure what type of skin they are. How can you
tell? First, ask yourself if you have any oiliness, dryness, or signs
of aging. If you are oily all over, you are an oily skin. If you are
oily in the T zone and dry on the cheeks, you are probably a
combination skin. If you are moderately to extremely dry on the cheeks
you are a dry skin. If you have signs of aging, more than likely you
have a dry skin.
7. Melanoma (skin cancer) can be detected in its early stages
and treated. Those with fair skin and blue eyes, those who had a
blistering sunburn in their youth, and those who are genetically
predisposed, may develop melanoma sometime in their lifetime. You and
your doctor should examine your skin for any new moles or changes to
existing ones. The dermatologist may decide to biopsy the area in
question to determine if it is cancerous or not. If it is cancerous, a
surgeon will remove the mole and surrounding tissue. Follow up
treatment may be an option, depending on the prognosis. Melanoma is
treatable and you too can be a survivor.
8. The lightest concentration of fragrance is cologne. This
should be applied liberally in a spray or splash form. An eau de
toilette is stronger and can be applied lightly or liberally. The most
concentrated form of a fragrance is perfume (parfum), which contains
the most essential oils and so is the longest lasting form of the
fragrance. Dab perfume onto pulse points (wrist, behind ears, in
cleavage, behind the knees). Cologne or eau de toilette can be used
along with a dab of perfume.
9. Daily beauty care is not sufficient to cleanse the epidermis
from impurities that produce a dull complexion. The skin has to be
cleansed deeply once or twice a week in order for it to be totally
clear and smooth. Using a facial mask will give you a beautiful glow to
10. The prime cause of pimples and blackheads is usually not the
make-up but the cleansing routine. You must be very thorough when
removing make-up at the end of the day. Never be tempted to go to sleep
without cleansing your face. You might also like to add a cleansing
lotion and toner to your nightly routine. Do not use soap. Deep
cleansing your face will prevent your pores from becoming clogged which
enable bacteria to grow.