Monthly Archives: February 2016

Bringing Back The Glow To Your Skin

imageThere are so many things to concentrate on in day to day life including work, taking care of the kids and doing the household chores, to mention a few. This means there is not much time left in one’s schedule to pamper oneself. One area that is often neglected is skincare. Being consistently exhausted, not getting enough sleep and smoking can all leave skin looking tired and rather dull. However, there are a couple of interventions that one can engage to rejuvenate tired – looking skin.

The principle thing to remember when it comes to skin care is that a person’s skin is a living organ that is consistently producing new skin cells and at the same time shedding old, dead ones. As is the case with pruning a tree, it is necessary to exfoliate in order to get rid of dead skin cells, leaving a glistening layer of skin that looks fresh and healthy. By utilizing a good scrub you not only benefit from great skin but also feel refreshed and revitalized.

Another habit to adopt is keeping hydrated. Like all other parts of the body, the skin consists in huge part, of water. Failing to drink enough water, causes one’s skin to lose elasticity, becoming saggy and wrinkly. This results in skin looking sickly and lacklustre. To give your skin a fighting chance, start your day with a drink and continue to ingest water at regular intervals as the day progresses.

A nifty trick that can also be used to invigorate tired – looking skin is using cooled beauty products. Putting your routine skincare cosmetics in the refrigerator prior to using them on the next day will help to relieve bloated and exhausted skin. The chilled products also assist with blood circulation across the face, giving you an alert and fresh outlook.

If you have difficulty keeping a regular schedule in terms of skincare, it is valuable to realize that the skin requires the same nutritional care as would any other part of the body and can only thrive when it is nurtured appropriately.

Affordable Skincare Made In Your Home

toner-906142_640The words ‘skincare’ and ‘wellness’ are synonymous to most with high end products that only celebrities in showbiz have access to. Though it cannot be doubted that this designer merchandise  goes a long way in maintaining healthy skin, an interesting fact is that one can create great and effective products right in one’s own home.

The kitchen has a wealth of skincare solutions and one such readily available ingredient is avocado. Possessing high levels of moisturizing capacity, the fruit is well adapted to helping individuals who suffer from dry or flaky skin. Regular use of avocado paste keeps facial skin supple and renders it less susceptible to the early onset of wrinkles.

Another product that you may want to use for your skin before taking a spoonful is honey. Packed with gentle anti – inflammatory qualities, it is the ideal product for any situation. By frequently applying honey to both face and body, one encourages the development of new skin cells, giving an anti – aging effect that so many seek.

Moving away from consumables, baking soda comes top of the list as one product that can have an amazing impact on skin. It is a God – given scrub that is most effective for exfoliating the face’s skin cells. Following a regimen in which you exfoliate once a week leaves the face feeling fresh and clean. Given that there are no fragrances or scents in baking soda, an individual avoids the toxic minerals that can be found in off – the – shelf scrubbing products.

The last but definitely not least effective natural ingredients on the list are natural oils. Oil extracts from coconuts and avocado are commonplace in most homes. However, not many people are aware of the fact that they can be used to recondition dry skin. In extreme situations, jojoba oil can be used for oily skin while carrot seed oil is best for dry skin. All these help to slow down and sometimes reverse the onset of aging.

It can be seen that one may not even need to leave their home in order to maintain great skin. Because of the convenience that comes with these ingredients, a regular treatment pattern can be established. Effective skincare can be a D.I.Y project with equally amazing results.

Skincare That Won’t Break Your Bank

hygiene-870763_640For most people great skin is something to aspire to. It is unfortunate that in today’s world, getting the chiselled supermodel look is way out of reach, financially. Most of the time, we envision exotic spa venues where pampering and adequate skincare come at a substantial cost. However, maintaining healthy skin may not necessarily need to be an investment that leaves your pockets empty. Establishing a routine that you stick with is the first step towards healthy skin on a budget, that works for anyone.

The first step to sustaining supple skin is to have a daily routine going.  With all the pollutants and sun that we are exposed to on a daily basis, it’s not enough to just use soap and lotion. By cleansing and treating your skin, there are a myriad of skin problems that can be averted. Pimples, blackheads and acne can all be drastically reduced if not downright eliminated by sticking to a skin routine. Investing in a good scrub, facial wash and moisturiser are all ways to keep to the habit. In this case, in as much as there are a lot of high end products, the key is to keep regularity. As a result, even if your products are not top of the range, by regularly using them, you will keep your skin soft, clean and most importantly healthy.

As already mentioned, the sun can inflict a lot of harm on one’s skin. Harmful UV rays that we may be exposed to lead to a steady degeneration of skin cells making it vulnerable. In light of this, it is an absolute prerequisite that one keeps skin protected from the sun, dust and other elements throughout the year. A good sunscreen with an appropriate SPF level is helpful in shielding against sun damage that can lead to dark spots, wrinkling and in extreme cases some forms of skin cancer.

As can be seen, it is possible to keep skin in good shape even if one doesn’t have an overly high budget. In this regard, the emphasis should be on regularity rather than premium product. By making a habit of keeping clean and protected, one can achieve the desired results at a fraction of the cost.

Man Up: Skin Care Hints To Bring Out That Knight In Shining Armour

man-67467_640For a long time, grooming and deportment was mainly the domain of women, conscious about fashion and how their appearance fit into this system. A quick dash into the bathroom, followed by soaping one’s face before drying oneself up, has long been the routine for most men. However, times are changing and the new age metro-sexual man is fast becoming cognisant of the need to spruce up his appearance including the way his skin looks and feels. This unfortunately is still fairly new ground for most guys and if you happen to be in that demographic, then this article is just for you. With a few adjustments in your grooming practice as well as consistency, you too may enjoy great looking, supple skin.

Top of the list is prioritizing cleanliness of the skin. Though it may sound obvious, it is imperative that one uses a mild cleanser that will leave the skin feeling fresh and squeaky clean. Things to avoid are uncomfortably hot showers and using callous soaps. These dry out one’s skin, leaving it ashy and rather unappealing.

Something else to keep in mind is the shaving process. Though it may seem reasonable to purchase low cost shaving razors, frugality may be your downfall in the quest for baby soft skin. Choosing a razor that does not comfortably get the job down or fails to offer the requisite sensitivity, the end result can be unsightly razor bumps and itchy skin. Combining a good razor with a reasonable shaving gel can have amazing results for your skin.

The above tips really fall away, for as long as one fails to implement a high-quality moisturizing regime. Moisturizing is the crowning glory of the wash process, hydrating and nourishing the skin, thus keeping it looking smooth and healthy all day long.

The last thing to be aware of is the use of sunblock or sunscreen. Having done all the work to achieve the look, it would all be futile if one lets the vicious sun’s rays get to one’s skin. Prolonged exposure can cause redness, skin cancers and irritations. With these skincare suggestions in tow, you are set to change your look and possibly drive the ladies crazy while you are at it.