Nowadays, it seems that everybody is into skin care due to the effects of the weather that is amplified by the growing concern for global warming. With the idea of make-up of no make-up hitting mainstream, it’s only natural that the skin takes center stage. Gone are the days when women have to literally paint their faces with hues of blue and red just to cope with the make up madness of the colorful eighties. Good skin care has everything to do with water, it has to be noted that the body is mostly made up of liquid so constant re-hydration is actually imperative. Also, it is of obvious importance that other form of moisturizing is observed. For instance, one must be keen in using the right type of toner, not astringent per se but that which is gentle and hydrating on the skin. Sun block is also essential for optimum skin protection so that it does not dry out from the heat.
Ahh The dream! Flawless skin, perfect body, gorgeous hair– these are all the things men and women alike wants to have. Unfortunately, we all can’t have it. Only celebrities and those who are rich can afford to have that. What set celebrities apart are their money and connections. They have access to do the fastest result-driven skin care treatments there is. Here are some of the latest, craziest ways Hollywood stars manage to stay as flawless as they can be.
ZIT KILLER the acclaimed cortisone shot can shrink colossal zits within 48 hours, but when stars demand faster results, Jessica Wu (dermatologist) manage to formulate a better solution that can get it done in 24hrs. Patricia Wexler (dermatologist) even has a speedier fix. Celebrities can go to her 4hrs before their call time and all kinds of zits will be gone with a dose of dehydrating trichloracetic acid.
FASTER LASER TREATMENTS Before big events, actresses and pop stars call on dermatologist Fredric Brandt for his laser treatments. He wields two lasers, each with a different wavelength: One removes redness and brown spots, and the other stimulates collagen production to reduce fine lines and large pores and give skin an immediate glow.
HEAD-TO-TOE FACIALS For ordinary people like us, facials are just well, for face. But for Adriana Lima, Candice Swanepoel, Erin Heatherton, Miranda Kerr—before these Angels strap on their wings for the Victoria’s Secret fashion show, they go through a head-to-toe facial.
BOTOX LITE If there’s one thing that stars really despise, it’s the lines on their foreheads and face. So dermatologists inject tiny amounts of the toxin into multiple areas of the forehead for a softer, more relaxed look. People still have full motion, so they can emote and act, but skin doesn’t crumple.
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Blackheads are another form of unsightly “bumps” on our skin aside from pimples. They usually appear on the side of the nose caused by excess oils. This skin problem has a solution and there are products readily available in drugstore to prevent them.
A strict skin care regime should be followed to prevent not just blackheads but pimples as well. Cleanse, Tone and Moisturize the skin before going to bed are 3 steps to prevent blackheads. Using medicated soap and lukewarm water to wash the face reduces oiliness in the face. Using a deep cleansing mask regularly also helps keep our pores from grease.
Using a suitable product for the type of skin you have and a good moisturizer is to hydrate the skin after cleansing will steer clear of blackheads.
New skin cells are produced at the bottom of the epidermis, and it moves upward when it matures. In the process, it loses moisture and flattens out until it is exposed at the topmost layer of the skin. This becomes a barrier against moisture loss and environmental damage. The cycle of cell renewal takes about 15 to 30 days, but the process takes longer as we age.
When the skin exposed to sun and pollution, the barrier in the epidermis and the elastin and collagen in the dermis are damaged, resulting to fine lines and wrinkles. Melanin is also produced as skins natural protection from the sun, which results to dark spots on the skin.
Whitening products have been used to have fairer skin. But although some people have naturally fair skin, the underarm remain to be darker than the rest of the body. The darkness may be caused by any of these factors:
Under arm hair growth – shaving once a day is not enough, since you will notice that hair has grown a few millimeters at the end of the day.
Residue from products like soaps, deodorants and creams accumulate when the underarm is not totally cleansed. This may darken the skin, and form dark lines along the folds.
Plucking can leave some scars and marks that look dark from a distance.
The types of freckles are ephelides and lentigines. Ephelides is the Greek word for freckle. This type are flat red or light brown spots that appear during warm, sunny seasons, then lightens and fades in the winter. The use of sunscreen helps suppress the appearance of this type of freckle.
Lentigines, on the other hand, is a Latin word for lentil – a plant that produces seeds colored red, brown or black. This type of freckle is darker than the ephelides type, and it is developed over time and does not fade in winter season. While ephelides is more common in young people, lentigines appears more commonly in older people.
It is amazing what we can do if we take the time to look into things that are easily accessible. A lot of people think that the key to great skin is through the expensive treatments and products advertised in print and on TV. It is not often that you see someone stopping to say, “Hey, back in the day there was no Botox and Collagen injections and folks had great skin. How did they manage?”
Looking at nature and what nature can provide is the answer to that question. Homemade products are not only inexpensive but are also natural (chemical-free) and thus inject your skin with only what nature allows. Lip sugar is one example. You can take brown sugar, some honey, and coconut oil and create an all-natural lip exfoliants that will ensure smooth and plump lips. Caring for your puckers is an essential part of your face skin care regimen.
With today’s trendiest health and skin care you can find a vast array of options to achieving a better looking skin. From a Thai language to English instructions, there are really a number of different kinds of beauty products that you can choose from. However, studies show that a proper and balanced diet plays a vital role in having a good looking skin.
Personal fitness frequently denotes as being able to carry out one’s daily routine and still have enough energy left over for other activities or events. Changes in life patterns like increased leisure time, and new lifestyle trends has broadened the way physical fitness is defined since it now embraces both work and leisure when, in the past, fitness only refers to the capacity for one to carry out a day’s activities without fatigue, to be healthy and resist disease.
With appropriate nutrition, exercise and enough rest, both physical fitness and achieving a beautiful skin can be actualized. Personal fitness is an individual effort and desire to be the best one can be and it encompass two main aspects- a healthy well-being and the ability to perform specific aspects of tasks related to sports or occupations.
If you are thinking to improve your physical well-being, there are several ways to become physically fit. However, if you have been lethargic for a while, give you body time to adjust and before you engage in any fitness program. It would be best that you consult your physician.
Good skin care is essential if you care anything about your appearance. And a lot needs to go into good skin care. Unless you are blessed with really good genes that see few problems on the whole, you need to pay attention. In fact, even those with really good genes still need to have a proper routine in place to maximize their beautiful skin.
The most important thing to know is the right cleanser to use. This can be tricky. What do you go for? Natural, home-made, branded, drugstore-bought, the list goes on and on. The most fundamental and basic advice for skin cleansers is know your skin type. There are five kinds of skin: oily, dry, combination, sensitive, and blemished. Knowing where you fall will narrow down your choices. Then look at reviews of the products and try to go for the ones most deem safe and effective. Then try these out. Your skin will do the rest for you. Of course, two things to remember: you must find skin care tools that fit your budget and you must ask a dermatologist first if you have special skin considerations.
Modern times has given us a lot of advantages, one of these is being knowledgeable and able enough to create products for our skin for ourselves at home. It sounds like the opposite of modernity but knowing a lot know has empowered individuals to make effective and safe natural home skin remedies instead of relying on myth and word of mouth. We know that skin types are different and should be treated differently. So, if you have oily skin that is also acne prone (as oily skin often is), there is a simple, home made mask you can make that can help deal with this.
The two ‘magic‘ ingredients are water and baking soda (not powder). You just mix warm water and baking soda enough to make a paste. You then apply this evenly to your clean skin and leave on for twenty minutes. After this period, you remove with a warm, soft wash cloth. If you experience stinging and redness, remove before the twenty minute time frame. And if your skin condition is bad, please consult a doctor before doing anything.