5 Essential Tips for Dry Skin | October 1, 2013
Having dry skin is a common issue, and is something that people either dismiss as trivial or consider as a major dilemma. Regardless of how you look at it, the fact still remains that it will have long term effects on your skin’s surface. Lack of moisture is one of the primary causes of premature aging, causing your skin to develop fine lines and wrinkles earlier than expected. So if you have dry skin, here are a few tips that you should take note of:
1. As much as possible, avoid long, hot baths no matter how relaxing they may be. This takes away most of your body’s natural oils, which in effect would also take away your skin’s natural smoothness and softness.
2. Notice how your skin changes once a difference in weather sets in? Dry skin is also caused by cold, dry air so make sure you’re ready once this season comes around. Have a humidifier handy to retain all the air moisture that normal heaters remove.
3. If you shave unwanted hair, make sure you do so properly. Improper shaving can strip away the natural oils on your skin, leaving it dry and scaly. So don’t forget to use shaving gel or cream, and make sure the razor is sharp. Also, follow the direction to where the hair is growing to avoid skin irritation.
4. Moisturizing is a must for those with dry skin, and properly doing it is just as important as the degree of efficiency of the product you use. Make sure that your skin’s surface is still slightly damp when you apply moisturizer. This will help trap in the moisture as your skin dries up.
5. Always be gentle to your skin. Again, no matter how great the products you use may be, other things you do may put this to waste. Instead of wiping your skin after a shower or a quick wash for example, just gently pat your skin dry. Use fragrance-free products as well, as these are gentler and safer for your skin.
These tips are very easy to follow, but they have a very big impact on how your skin looks. Having dry skin could be something that you have been experiencing over a long period of time, but pairing these steps up with a great skin care line would reveal a noticeable glow that shows how naturally beautiful your skin should be.
5 Reasons Why You Have Oily Skin | September 26, 2013
Having oily skin could just about ruin any regular day. Having too much oil on your skin could make you feel very uncomfortable, especially because you know how all the dirt and grime you encounter the entire day could easily stick to your skin’s surface. It could make you feel very dirty, and will not make you look fresh at all, no matter how early it may be. This is why countless treatments and products have become available for consumers everywhere, as the need to find the best solution to this problem remains to grow.
Because part of the solution to any problem is knowing what the root cause is, here are a few reasons why your skin is as oily as it is:
1. Stress. When you feel stressed out, your body reacts by releasing a hormone called androgen. This causes your skin to produce more oil.
2. Season. The weather and climate also has something to do with the way your skin reacts. When heat and humidity rises for example, your skin also produces a lot of oil.
3. Sun. If you think exposure to the sun could actually dry up some of your skin’s excess moisture, think again. Remember that your body often reacts defensively against external factors. Because of this, the moment it feels that the sun is drying up your skin, it will automatically trigger a surge in oil production to make up for what is being lost.
4. Improper Skin Care. Although we all know that taking care of your skin is important, make sure you know what you’re doing first. Using the wrong products could double oil production instead of controlling it.
5. Genetics. Unfortunately, oily skin could sometimes run in the family. Your sebaceous glands are responsible for producing your skin’s natural oils, and some families actually have larger ones compared to everyone else.
Once you’ve gone through this list, try to figure out which of these may be causing your skin to be oily. Once you know what the cause is, avoid what can be avoided, and adjust to situations accordingly. Choose the right products for your skin type and finally see how all that oil that brings that uncomfortable feeling could be controlled, after all.