Friday, November 23, 2012

Sunscreen: Is it Safe?

Sunscreens are one of the protective measures you use against UV radiation. Having enough sun protection is a good way to slow down aging process as the sun's rays are one of the culprits why people get wrinkles and age spots. In fact, it is the best anti-aging product you could use! In addition, sunscreens contain UV filters to protect your from the harmful UV rays that increases your risks of skin cancer. However, a bottle of sunscreen might not be as helpful as it promises.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Natural Ingredients in Skin Care Products

When shopping for skin care products, you often see catchy labels claiming that the bottle's content is made from natural ingredients or extracts. But are natural products any better than synthetic ones? Or are they similar in terms of effectiveness on the skin? 

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Acne and Hormonal Imbalances

Acne is a skin condition that most people suffer from. It comes and it goes. To some people, some acne just won't go away. If you have acne that are very stubborn despite following a quality skin care routine, then you might just have a hormonal imbalance.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

How to Have Beautiful Hands

soft hands
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Having soft and smooth hands is something what many woman would love to have. It is particularly important in the dating world. Men love the feel of the soft and smooth hands of their date. However, having the desirable skin may not always come easy to some people.

Friday, September 21, 2012

How to Treat Dry Skin

A tub of moisturizer. (Photo: Amazon)

Our skin contains oils that act as natural barriers against the outside environment. Dry skin results when our natural barriers are stripped of due to outside factors such as harsh products, low humidity weather, and too much scrubbing of the skin. Dry skin may also be due to heredity or other medical conditions.

It is important to treat dry skin as too much dryness can lead to cracks, fissures, and irritation. One important product for dry skin care is the moisturizer.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Types of Sensitive Skin

If you are like me who enjoys shopping for skincare products, you would surely know that there are indeed a wide range of products to choose from. The labels and ingredients could be very confusing. There are many products claiming that they are best for oily skin, dry skin, combination skin, or sensitive skin. But should we really believe on what these labels claim? Is it just as easy as following the claims?

Friday, September 14, 2012

Skin Health: Understanding Skin Cancer

I know there are lots of women out there who are willing to spend a great amount of fortune to beautify their skin. Great skin, after all, plays a big part to one's beauty. However, how many of them actually prioritize skin health? Sunbathing on the beach, skin tanning, buying questionable skin care products from unscrupulous merchants are just some of the actions they would go for the sake of beauty. But to me, before delving into the topic of skin beauty, one must first learn about skin health, for skin health is a prerequisite to beautiful skin.

Friday, June 15, 2012

BB Cream: An Alternative to Traditional Makeup

Super Plus BB Cream Triple Functions by Skin79 (Photo: Amazon)
My mother used to tell me that makeup is bad for the skin. During the occasions that I had to wear makeup though, my face would get so irritated. The next day my face would be covered with tiny, red bumps. That only confirmed my mother's words that makeup is bad. Thus, I grew up having the same perceptions and had avoided wearing makeup as much as possible.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Beauty Products and Acne Breakouts

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Do you still struggle with breakouts? One factor of developing acne is bacteria. You might wonder, you are cleansing your face twice a day and applying acne medication to keep bacteria away, and yet you still develop acne? How is that possible? Well, check your skincare products and cosmetics. They might be the culprits.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Protect Your Skin from the Sun

Sun protection isn't as simple as buying a bottle of sunscreen every summer and using it when going out to the beach. It should be done all-year-round, even during winter and cloudy days. In the article that you will find below, I've collected a handful of ways on how you can get better protection under the sun. See the link below to learn more about sun protection.

The Sun and Your Skin
Our mother earth is no longer as healthy as before. Her ozone layer has been somewhat depleted, therefore allowing more of the sun's harmful UV rays to pass ...

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Skin Care Ingredients Guide

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Skin is an important barrier against harmful entities. It’s our bodies’ first line of defense against diseases. What we apply topically greatly affects the health of our skin. Many cosmetics and skin care products are available in the market. However, some of these might contain chemicals that may give you allergic reactions. Some may even contain harmful ingredients that may enter the bloodstream. Not all claims written in the bottles are true. Most labels are often misleading. A closer look at the ingredients should be the first step to help us choose the right products.

The following is a list of ingredients commonly found in skin care products. You may find the list quite long and difficult to remember. But don't worry, you can always check back later. Just don't forget to bookmark this page so you have something to refer to when you check your favorite products' ingredients. I will keep this page up-to-date for your reference.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Lip Care Products and Acne

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Choosing the right skincare products takes time and patience. You have to check the ingredients as well when it comes to safeguarding your skin from possible breakouts. Is your face cream oil-free? Check. How about face powder? Check. Sunscreen? Blush-on? Foundation? check! Check! Check!

Wait. There is one thing you must be missing. Your lipstick/lipstain/lip gloss/lip balm. Don't forget that your lips are also part of the skin. Whatever you put onto your lips would migrate to the skin around the mouth area. Using the wrong kind of product would lead to breakouts. So when choosing lipsticks and other lip care products, don't forget to look for the noncomedogenic kind.

Sadly, not all lip care products include an ingredients list into their packaging. Always go with the safe side, by choosing products that show you what's inside. Jojoba oil and petroleum jelly are two ingredients that are good lip moisturizers that are also noncomedogenic.

When applying the lip care products onto your lips, make sure that your lips are clean. If you've just finished eating or drinking, wipe your mouth first before reapplying. This way, you lessen the likelihood of catching the bacteria with the product. Don't let your products be the breeding ground of germs. Not only do bacteria make your product unhygienic, they also encourage more breakouts.

Take care of your lips! By that you are also doing your skin a favor!

Friday, February 24, 2012

Aging Gracefully

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I came across a yearbook of my mom's friend - a sixty-year anniversary book to be specific. What's special about it is that in addition to the students' black and white solo pictures taken during the year of the graduation were the photos of the students taken after sixty years.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Skin Care 101: A Guide to Beautiful Skin

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When I was a teenager, I didn't know anything about toners and creams and facial masks. There are tons of products along the beauty aisle of my favorite store, yet I didn't know much about them. Soap was my only skin care routine. My lack of knowledge did pay a price: an irritated and unhealthy-looking skin. After learning that there is such thing as a skin regimen, my skin improved greatly. You see, you didn't need to go to expensive treatments to get the skin you want. It all starts at home. Give your skin a few minutes of pampering and you won't regret it. Here are the things you should know about skin care. Read full article.
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