If you are one of the many with combination skin, you have surely experienced a bit of frustration at one time or another deciding between a cleanser for your dry areas or oilier areas. Cleaning seems simple enough, however when you have combination, t-zone type of skin it is a little trickier than just washing, lathering and rinsing!
Lets start with the most important step before cleansing, always remove your makeup before you cleanse. I know many times, cleansers claim to remove makeup and dirt, however most do not remove 100% of your makeup or sunscreen. Continue reading
There are lots of moisturizers on the market to choose from, and probably most of them will do an adequate job of rehydrating and softening your skin, but why settle for ‘adequate’ when there are some truly remarkable skincare products available? The best skin care products are the ones which are most compatible with your skin type, and which accomplish the necessary functions for which they are intended. In the case of moisturizers, they must restore the body’s natural skin oils which are lost daily through simple actions like washing and exposure to environmental actions, like harsh sunshine and drying winds. Continue reading
Exfoliating is a very important part of your skincare program, because it’s a process which removes old, dead skin cells at the uppermost level, and allows new skin cells to rise to the surface. To encourage this kind of regular regeneration and maintain a fresh, radiant look, it is critical that the older cells be removed.
There are actually several ways that exfoliation can be accomplished, the simplest of which might be ordinary scrubbing with some kind of abrasive cloth to loosen and lift old skin. However, this approach is not the most thorough because it can still leave tiny pores clogged, and it does nothing in the way of deep cleaning or exfoliating your skin or for those pores. A more comprehensive strategy would involve the use of specially formulated skin care products which take into account the full gamut of skin cell removal, deep cleaning, skin cell hydration, and new skin cell promotion. Continue reading
Dry skin may not exactly constitute a medical emergency in your life, but as anyone knows who has had to endure it, dry skin can certainly cause a very annoying sensation of itchiness, which often refuses to go away unless treated. The medical term for dry skin is xerosis, and it is caused when the body’s naturally lubricating skin oils are stripped away by various daily activities and external influences. Regular showering, for instance, is enough all by itself to remove much of the oil from the upper layer of your skin, and other factors like exposure to the sun can also contribute to the drying process. Continue reading