Author Archives: Raph Kcee
Author Archives: Raph Kcee
Taking care of the skin is as important for men as it is for women. The most obvious benefit of using a face wash is getting rid of dirt, oil, dead skin cells and other stuff your skin builds up during the day.
A proper face wash sets a solid foundation for your overall skincare regime. For oily skin, your skin generally produces more oil than necessary, which leads to clogged pores and an overly shine on your nose, forehead and cheeks.
Bar soaps may be good for washing your hands but might not be so great for your face because they tend to dry out the skin which will make your skin go overboard, producing more oil and clogged pores.
Face washes or cleansers for men are soap free formulas that deeply clean pores and remove dirt and oiliness without drying your skin excessively. And without the flowery scent of most face washes for women.
Glycolic acid is the holy grail of exfoliation. It is effective at removing dead skin cells from the skin to reveal a brighter, fresher complexion.
Glycolic acid is a natural ingredient derived from sugar cane, though it is now often made synthetically. It belongs to a group of molecules known as AHAs, or Alpha Hydroxy Acids.
Of these five, Glycolic acid is the most common alpha hydroxy acid and one of the safest forms too.
What are makeup face primers?
Primers prep your skin by creating a smooth and even canvas to use with or without makeup.
A makeup primer is a base for foundation or face makeup that allows it to go on smoother and last longer. Face primers prepares your skin for your favorite tinted moisturizer or foundation, giving it something to hold on to so it lasts throughout the day.
Makeup primers diminish enlarged pores, smooth bumpy skin and disguise redness. Some primers like the Nars Cosmetics Pore Refining Primer helps to diminish pores over time so that your skin is naturally more flawless.
Many face primers are formulated with silicone-based polymers like dimethicone because of their ultra smoothing effects. They contain fine silky powders that mattify your oily skin by absorbing excess oils and keeping your foundation in place for longer. Continue reading
Your skin is at the mercy of many forces as we age: sun, harsh weather, and bad habits.
One of the major ways skin ages is through a loss of collagen. Collagen is a naturally occurring substance that helps keep skin looking plump, lifted and line-free.
While collagen loss occurs naturally as we age, an even greater amount is lost through environment
al assaults, particularly sun exposure and pollution.
Exposure to sunlight is the single biggest culprit in aging skin. Over time, the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) light damages certain fibers in the skin called elastin. The breakdown of elastin fibers causes the skin to sag, stretch and lose its ability to snap back after stretching.
Aging of the skin also depends on a variety of factors like your lifestyle, diet, heredity, and other personal habits. For instance, smoking can produce free radicals-once healthy oxygen molecules that are now overactive and unstable. Free radicals damage cells, leading to among many things, premature wrinkles. Continue reading
With the face and body getting special treatment these days, it should come as no surprise that skincare manufacturers have made something for that part of the body we often overlook: the hands.
The skin is exposed to harsh elements on a daily basis, from sun and wind to harsh chemicals and drying soaps. The hands and feet are particularly prone to suffering from dryness and cracking.
Dermatologists say that the hands are usually the first to show aging which is why it is important to take proper care of our hands.
If you are constantly working with your hands whether in construction or just plain washing them with soap, you could sap whatever natural oils are left in your skin. This can leave your hands so dehydrated that they crack, peel and sometimes bleed. Continue reading
Your face is one of the most important parts of your body and people immediately make judgments about your skin (and your personality) based on how you look. For people with problem acne, your skin care routine involves a little more than slathering your face with some soap, splash with water, pat dry and be on your way.
Choosing the right soap that helps your skin get rid of acne causing bacteria can make the difference between a smooth face and breakouts. A good acne fighting soap rids your skin of the bacteria that make their way into clogged hair follicles and cause breakouts.
Acne soaps used properly also removes dead cells on the surface of your skin, which makes it easier for your acne medication to be absorbed. Continue reading
Scars are never pretty. In fact, they can often mark you for life. Scars from stretch marks, acne, bites, and wounds can be unsightly and unappealing.
Dark marks from scars compromise our complexion and appearance long after the wounds fade. Scar removal creams are affordable yet effective solutions you can use to address this skin problem.
The skin is the body’s largest living organ. It is also very delicate and as fragile as silk. Once the dermis and/or epidermis layer of the skin is broken (either externally from a cut, or internally as seen in stretch marks), areas of fibrous tissue grow in the damaged area.
A scar, while often unsightly, is a positive sign of the health of your body’s immune system. A scar means that healing is taking place. Continue reading