Monthly Archives: June 2015

Skincare By Age

Your skin demands different treatments at different stages of your life, and all women on this planet are going through such transitions. But, you probably didn’t know how to treat your skin properly in your 20s, 30s and beyond. Here are a few simple tips regarding skincare.

20s

There are a couple of skin problems that characterize this decade of your life. The first (and probably the most annoying one) are acne. Attempting to get rid of them is usually the number-one priority in your life when it comes to skincare. Try to look for a water-based, oil-free lotion or gel with salicylic acid. The other problem is how to prevent and battle “breakouts”. Choose an oil-free, gel-based cleanser with salicylic acid – it can be very helpful.

30s

Mid or late 30s are the time when you start noticing fine lines and wrinkles. Your skin tone becomes uneven. Your skin will be grateful if you use an anti-age product enriched with retinol. Using anti-agers can sometimes provoke your skin, so it is very important to use some type of a gentle cleanser, just to offset irritating effects.

40s

Unfortunately, wrinkles and age spots have likely set in. The solution is simple – use peptide-packed moisturizers. They even-out pigment and increase collagen. In your 40s your skin starts to lose some of its tone and texture, so it’s suggested to use cleansers with low concentrations of exfoliating alpha or beta hydroxyl-acids.

50s

In this decade hormonal changes can lead to dehydrated skin. You should try to fight these effects by using glycolic acid – it revs up cell turnover and your skin stays smooth.

After 50s

A natural decrease in estrogen makes your skin drier and less elastic in this period. Brown spots are still a problem. Choose a wash with glycolic acid to renew skin cells and improve the look of your skin.

Take Care Of Your Hands

Just like your face, your hands need your attention. Everyone is talking about the importance of washing your hands because they’re exposed to all sorts of dirt, harsh substances etc. If you neglect your hands, the skin on your hands may end up needing medical help. In order to prevent that, here are a few simple tips that will help your hands be healthy and look younger.

1. Wash them with care.

Washing your hands is the best thing you can do to keep from spreading bacteria, viruses and other things. Rule number one when it comes to washing your hands is – Don’t use harsh soaps! Harsh soaps can damage your skin, and remove too much dead skin cells from the surface (and because the skin is made from layers, the dead skin cells layer protects the skin beneath).

2. Moisturize them.

Good moisturizers can help prevent or treat dry skin on your hands. Many people like to use some sort of water-based lotion, but that may not be the best choice. Lotions may make your hands feel great at first, but the water will evaporate quickly, drying your skin anew. On the other hand, creams are thicker and longer-lasting than lotions. Most creams are water-based, but people with extremely dry skin should use oil-based ones.

3. Protect your hands with gloves.

During various activities without protection gloves, you can cause can severe damage your skin. Try to make wearing gloves your daily routine. You might find wearing them uncomfortable at first, but you’ll soon get used to it.

4. Manicure your nails from time to time.

This doesn’t mean that you have to go to a beauty salon every Friday; it simply means that you should follow some simple rules like – Don’t bite your fingernails, don’t cut the cuticles, if your nails become discolored, stop using a nail polisher for a while etc. Keeping your nails fresh and clean will make your hands look better.

5. Take away the stress.

The modern era “disease” is stress. In some situations it is inevitable, but stress does lots of damage to our body and organism and it definitely doesn’t benefit your overall health. The key for a healthy-looking skin is less stress. It sounds simple, but it’s hard not to get nervous and upset in some situations. All you can do is try.

DIY – Natural Toner

Toners are products designed to absorb excess oils from the face and even out the complexion. But, many toners available on the market are too expensive and full of harsh chemicals and fragrances. These toners can also damage sensitive skin. So, here we’ll offer you a recipe for a natural toner.

All you need are 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar and 4 tablespoons of distilled water. This is the starting recipe; for larger amounts you should keep the 1:2 ratio (ACV: water). The preparation is very simple – just mix these two ingredients in a bottle. Shake the mixture before each use.

Here are some benefits of using this apple cider vinegar as a facial toner:

• It helps balance and restore the skin’s natural pH and improves overall complexion;
• Evens out skin tone;
• Lightens sun and age spots;
• Dissolves dead skin cells;
• Reduces the appearance of pores;
• It can help with acne breakouts and scarring.