Archive for the ‘Health and Nutrition’ Category

Seasonal Changes on Skin Care

       
Friday, December 14th, 2007

No matter where you live, it’s vital that you change your skin care regime along with the season. With bitter, chilly weather, the cold months bring conditions that can be damaging to the skin.

Start the day with a hot shower but before leaving the shower, expose yourself to a stream of cold water for about twenty seconds, turn the temperature to hot again, and repeat for about two minutes. It sounds crazy but this is an effective hydrotherapy technique that can do wonders for your skin.

Use a proper moisturizer. Choose a moisturizer with at least an SPF of 15. Also, choose one that contains oxide. And, don’t forget to use an SPF on those lips. Exfoliate lips once a week to rid your skin of dead skin cells—this will allow for the absorption of extra moisture.

Drink hot water with a twist of lemon. This Chinese herbal remedy will re-energize the body and mind. Additionally, it will detoxify your entire body. Get plenty of rest. Sleep is essential for healthy skin (at least 7 hours is optimal).

How to avoid Makeup from Flaking

       
Monday, August 28th, 2006

The excessive make up can fall into your eyes and cause a build up. Skin that is not maintained well can easily flake or look dehydrated. Be sure to use a three step skin care regime (cleanse, tone, moisturize)daily and exfoliate weekly.

Loose Powder cosmetics like eye shadows can flake easily and mascara can tend to have a similar problem. Using cream shadows may expel the problem of shadow appearing in other places. Mascara is not meant to be a long lasting product. It is recommended you replace your mascara at least every 3 months if not sooner. Mascara dries out quickly and if it is not stored properly it doesn’t stay active.

If you are rubbing your eyes or have allergies you should look at changing brands. Watery eyes or excessive friction may cause the make up to flake or come off. Try replacing your mascara with another brand or formula. Use an eye shadow base or concealer on your eyelids prior to applying powder eye shadow or switch to a cream eyeshadow. Remember, routine skin care has great results!