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
Acne comes in different forms and blemishes come in various sizes. Whether you’re fighting cystic acne that forms deep down in your pores due to your hormones raging out of control as if you were a teenager again or stubborn little whiteheads that just won’t get a clue, we all have the same goal- to control acne.
Acne is the most common skin condition in the United States and dare I say, among the top skin conditions in the world. Although accurate information about acne is available, myths about acne are as common as the skin condition itself.
One common myth about acne is that you have to let acne run its course. Dermatologists say that following this advice is not always the best advice because:
Adult acne can be particularly frustrating and with the days getting hotter (unless you use oil free sunscreen), you run the risk of clogging your skin pores with excess sebum, sweat and dirt. Continue reading
Skin peeling mostly happen when the skin is laid bare to prolonged sun exposure. And the Ultraviolet (UV) rays from the sun ends up damaging the top layers of the skin.
For those who sun bath now and then, this sometimes happens and the experience can be annoying at times. Sunburn gives birth to dead skin cells which turn flaky and starts to peel off one after the other.
There are lots of ways to get rid of peeling skin fast. In the post, I’ll be showing you some ways to effectively stop the peeling skin, and make sure it doesn’t spread or cause skin scars.
How to stop peeling skin? Follow these tips: Continue reading
What does Noncomedogenic Moisturizer do and what does Noncomedogenic mean?
In order to understand what “noncomedogenic” means, I will need to break down the word.
A comedo (or comedones, if more than one) is a type of pimple that can form on your skin.
A comedo is the result of a clogged pore. Pores are the tiny openings in your skin that you can see when you look very closely, especially in a magnifying glass. Inside those pores are hair follicles- sacs beneath the skin that house the hair roots.
When your body produces excess sebum (the oily substance on the skin) this excess sebum can combine with dead skin cells and sometimes bacteria to plug up the pore. The result is a pimple – a comedo.
“Non-comedogenic” is a term used to refer to ingredients that do not block pores and promote pimples.
The best face and skin moisturizers are known to have distinctive characteristics that bring out the best qualities in any skin that uses it. Everyone knows at least one woman with seemingly perfect skin. Every time you see her glowing face and supple skin, you go,
“Seriously, how does she do it? What kind of magical procedure is she getting? Which expensive creams is she using?”
Her secret is simple- she has flawless skin because she’s nailed the best moisturizer for her skin. Another secret? So can you.
The crucial part of choosing the best moisturizer for your skin is knowing the right moisturizer that suits your skin type.
Generally, skin types usually fall into one of four categories- normal, dry, oily and combination skin. Also your skin type can be influenced by age, genetics, ethnicity, hormones and your environment.