Archive for the ‘Dark Circles & Puffiness’ Category

Bad habits to break for great looking skin

       
Saturday, November 13th, 2010

Bad habits to break for great looking skinEven with the best cosmetics and the greatest makeup techniques, it can be hard to achieve a fantastic appearance without a flawless complexion. However, many women may be unaware of several bad habits that are keeping their skin from looking positively perfect.

While women may spend more time in the sun in the summertime, gals should still protect their skin from the dangers of UV rays in the colder months as well. Too much sun exposure may lead to premature wrinkles and dark spots. Allure magazine suggests wearing a sunscreen that contains a minimum of SPF 30, and applying a tablespoon to your face, reapplying every two hours if you are outside for an extended period of time.

Ladies can use a broad spectrum sunscreen, such as B. Kamins Chemist Sunbar Sunscreen SPF 30, to guard their skin against the harmful rays of the sun. June Jacobs Protective Moisturizer SPF 30, a facial moisturizer that also contains SPF, is great for women who don’t want to sacrifice hydration for sun protection.

Miami dermatologist Leslie Baumann, author of The Skin Type Solution, told the publication that one of the most common skincare mistakes that gals make is using the wrong product for their skin type. However, she shared some insight as to which products ladies should use.

Women with dry skin should opt for a non-soap cleanser that won’t eliminate protective oils, like Dr. Michelle Copeland Daily Cleanser, and then apply a moisturizer that contains trehalose, like Priori Idebenone Moisturizing Facial Cream, to prevent tightness.

If you have oily skin, however, Baumann recommends using a cleanser with salicylic acid, an oil-free moisturizer, and a mattifying toner to reduce shine. Peter Thomas Roth offers a range of products perfect for an oily complexion, such as Anti-Aging Cleansing Gel, Max All Day Moisture Defense Cream With SPF30 and Max Anti-Shine Mattifying Gel.

It may be harder to select products for combination skin, but Baumann suggests using a foaming cleanser for oily skin, applying a lightweight moisturizer and then dabbing a heavier cream on dry spots. Gals with sensitive complexions should stick to fragrance-free formulas, which are less likely to irritate skin, and use milky cleansers that boast high hydration.

When washing your face or applying moisturizer, however, don’t forget to use the products on your neck and chest as well. These areas are exposed nearly as much as your face but boast more delicate skin that needs protection as well.

While premium products can help your complexion look its best, your lifestyle choices will also impact the clarity and texture of your skin. Don’t let bad habits prevent you from achieving a flawless face.

Smoking, drinking too much and constant cellphone use can all negatively affect your complexion. According to Allure, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery reports that every decade of smoking can make women look an additional 2.5 years older.

While many women may have already been aware of the havoc cigarettes can wreak on skin, alcohol may also cause complexion problems. Dermatologist Fredric Brandt told the news source that alcohol increases the level inflammatory agents in the bloodstream, “which can hasten skin sagging over time.”

And, while many gals may not be able to imagine a world where they don’t talk constantly on their cellphones, resting the handset against your face can cause friction, occlusion and heat, which dermatologist Katie Rodan claims can cause breakouts. Instead of cutting off communication, however, women who want a great complexion can consider investing in a wireless headset – you’ll be able to chat without worrying about blemishes.

How to conceal undereye circles

       
Friday, October 29th, 2010

How to conceal undereye circlesWomen may have dark undereye circles for a variety of reasons. Sometimes they form due to a lack of sleep or allergies, but they can also be genetic. Whatever the reason, gals who have discolored skin beneath their eyes can easily conceal the circles with a few handy pointers.

According to Allure magazine, thin skin makes blue-tinted circles more noticeable. Ladies can use an eye cream with retinol to thicken the skin, like Peter Thomas Roth Anti-Aging Cellular Eye Repair Gel. A product with vitamin K, such as Exuviance Brightening Bionic Eye Creme, will help to prevent leakage from capillaries.

Brown circles, however, may require a bleaching cream that contains two percent hydroquinone. The news source recommends Murad Lighten and Brighten Eye Treatment, but cautions that women should apply sunscreen as well, as skipping it will undo the work that the eye treatments have done.

Finally, a good concealer is key to hiding the pesky circles. According to the publication, use a formula that is slightly lighter than your skin tone but only apply it to from the inner corners to the middle of your eye.

Question about Under-eye Puffiness?

       
Tuesday, November 24th, 2009


Question: Is there any product that actually reduces under-eye puffiness?

Answer: I like Neova Eye Therapy and Neova Advanced Refining Lift Eye GeleeMurad  Renewing Eye Cream and SkinMedica  Uplifting Eye Serum. Just remember that they are treating the APPEARANCE of puffiness… not addressing the cause of the problem. How much sleep do you get? What medications do you take?

Don’t spend a lot on eye creams. The four I suggested are reasonable priced and as effective as brands costing twice as much!

More questions and answers about subjects such as acne treatments, botox, cellulite and may more other conditions&concerns can be found at Dr. Berger’s section.

Purify and Detoxify with Water

       
Thursday, November 5th, 2009

Water

Water is the best way to keep your skin in shape. Water is the most natural asset our bodies crave. Lack of water can cause dry, itchy skin, uneven skin tones, dark circles, etc. So keep drinking ladies! A great way to detoxify your skin and body would be to use a mask infused with natural clay. When the clay hardens it pulls all the impurities out, shrinks pore size, and leaves your skin feeling tightened and refreshed! Always make sure to put the hydration back into your skin with a good moisturizer (alcohol-free) and drink lots of water!

Give Your Eyes a Youthful Look

       
Monday, May 7th, 2007

Dark eye circles don’t discriminate; they can affect any of us no matter what our age. The good news is that you don’t have to walk around with murky, puffy eyes that make us look extra old and tired than we actually are—there is a solution.

Eye gel, a Skinceuticals skin care product, can aid you in achieving more youthful-looking eyes. Take a crack at putting the eye gel in the fridge and use in the morning sparingly around the delicate eye area. The coolness of the gel with help improve swollen areas. Try a decent Eye Creme with Vitamins and antioxidants to keep skin rejuvenated.

How to get rid of baggy, tired-looking eyes?

       
Friday, February 23rd, 2007

You’ve found great skin care products and you’re glad with your skin. Getting rid of blemishes and ridding yourself of excess oil is a daily need…

What about, do you have baggy, tired-looking eyes? Here are some ideas to make those baby blues look as radiant as the rest of your face:

  • Apply a vitamin C eye cream around the delicate eye area.
  • Try a lymphatic massage to get rid of excess fluid.
  • Don’t loose sleep; allow for a decent amount of sleep each night. When the body achieves REM sleep, the eyes flicker, stimulating the lymph glands, which rid the body of toxins, giving you better looking skin!

Cover up Unwanted Spots with Leg and Body Makeup

       
Wednesday, September 20th, 2006

Wanting to cover unwanted birthmarks and blemishes is a common need. There are products on the market like camouflage makeup that are invented to cover dark areas. The make-up lines Dermablend and Coverblend both have corrective cosmetics strictly formulated for your body and legs that does a good job covering birthmarks and other spots. Bleaching creams can work sometimes, but you have to be extremely careful when using them and should consult a dermatologist before attempting to bleach the area. Lemon juice may help but probably won’t do much to correct the problem.