27 Dec 2012
in Beauty, Information, Skin Care, Tips
Tags: beauty, Hydrate, Moisture, Skin, Sunscreen
With the drop in temperature, your skin also starts to get dry and rough. Just like your wardrobe, your skin care needs to adapt to the colder temperatures and drier air as well. Here are some basic tips to keep your skin soft and hydrated during the winter months.
Drink plenty of water:
It is important to stay hydrated during the winters. Usually you tend to get dehydrated during the colder months due to the lack of moisture
in the air. Not only does it keep you hydrated but it also keeps your skin glowing and healthy.
Get a facial: Getting a facial during the winters is a great way to clear out your skin. As the climate changes, your skin also start showing a change in terms of getting dry and dehydrated. A facial ensures that your skin gets its dose of moisture and does not start peeling off.
Stay away from petroleum: Your skin and your lips tend to become extremely dry during the winters. Do not neglect your lips. Keep a lip balm with you and keep applying it as and when your lips become dry. But stay away from petroleum. It tends to clog the pores in your lips and skin and makes it hard for the moisture to seep in.
Remember to apply a sunscreen: Do not forget to apply a sunscreen before stepping out into the sun during the colder months. During the winter, the UV rays of the sun tend to affect your skin all the more, making it more susceptible to damage.
02 Dec 2012
in Beauty, Cleansing, Information, Masks, Organic, Products, Skin Care, Tips, Treatments
Tags: Blackhead, Cleanser, cleansing, organic, Salicylic acid, Sebaceous gland, Skin Care
Blackheads, or open comedones look like black bumps or plugs and are caused by excess skin oil that accumulates in the sebaceous glands’ ducts. Sebum (secretion of the sebaceous glands) and keratin (specific substance found in the dead outer skin tissue) are collected in pores and oxidized (that’s why they look blackish in color). However, when you extract the blackhead it can appear to be yellow or brown.
It’s much easier to prevent blackheads than to treat them. Here are some tips:
- Keep your skin clean and breathing. Wash your face regularly with a gentle exfoliating scrub that contains salicylic acid. Salicylic acid does wonders in preventing and getting rid of blackheads, acne and pimples.
- Don’t be overzealous with your make-up, especially if you can see the first signs of skin’s problem!
- Use products specifically for oily skin. Remember, excess oil is the cause of blackheads! Improper products will clog pores and only contribute to blackheads.
- Wash your face with a good organic acne cleanser twice a day.
- Make a habit of applying an oil-absorbing clay facial mask once a week. It is very effective as it penetrates into pores, absorbs excess skin oil and unclogs pores.
- Launder your pillowcase at least once every week.
Do you already suffer from blackheads? Try the following……
- Do not squeeze!!
- Wash your face with a good acne cleanser and scrub it properly.
- Make a warm water compress to the area affected with blackheads for 15-20 minutes to open the pores. You can also fill a container with hot water and lean over it for the same time (15 minutes). The steam will open your pores.
- Dry your face with a clean fresh towel. Now when your skin is dry and pores open, the blackheads are closer to the surface of your skin. This is the best time to apply an oil absorbing facial mask.
- Take some green clay and add rose water. Mix the substance until smooth and apply onto your nose. The mask provides a stunning effect in removing blackheads as well as unclogging the pores. Leave the mask until it is firm to the touch, and then wash it off with warm water. You can also try a honey mask- just warm some honey, apply it on your nose for ten minutes or so and then wash it off.
- Once your skin is clean and breathing, and your pores are open, use a specially formulated blackhead cleanser on your face to get rid of extra blackheads.
- Wash your face with cold water to close the pores. Apply a quality oil-free non-comedogenic moisturizer.
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