HYDRATE YOUR SKIN:
One of the most important things you can do
for your skin and body is to drink plenty of water.
This is your first line of defense against aging
and detoxifying your body. Typically, the average
person should drink 6-8 glasses of water per day.
Try to avoid or limit your intake of caffeine and alcohol
as well,as this can dehydrate skin if overindulged in.
Also, get plenty of rest, exercise, eat fruits and vegetables
with antioxidants, and keep your stress levels low.
Always look for lotions that contain moisuturizing
emollients like: Tocopheryl acetate: promotes
healthy looking skin.
Biosaccharide gum: draws moisture to the skin
Dimethiconol: supplies moisture to the skin
Make moisturizing with lotions an important
part of your daily skin care routine immediately
after showering or exposing your skin to the harsh
elements of your environment. Both women and
men should develop strict skin care regimens.
The results will speak for itself.
AVOID SMOKING AT ALL COSTS:
Smoking can cause severe damage to your
skin. The toxins in cigarette smoke cause
your skin to yellow and take on the
appearance of premature wrinkles.
NEVER OVER EXPOSE YOURSELF TO THE SUN
AND ALWAYS USE A SUNSCREEN:
Not only can the sun cause irreversible
skin damage it can also cause skin
cancer. You should use sunscreen
on a daily basis even in the winter,
as UV rays are present even if the
sun is not visible.
USE PRODUCTS WITH ANTIOXIDANTS AND RETINOL:
Antioxidants and retinol promote healthy skin cell
regeneration and gives the appearance of younger
looking skin by diminishing fine lines.
KNOW THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ALPHA
HYDROXY AND BETA HYDROXY ACIDS:
Alpha hydroxy acids are naturally occurring molecules
derived from such substances as fruit, milk, and
sugar cane. AHA's work by loosening the glue that
holds the dead skin cells together. AHA's help
diminish the appearance of wrinkles, help smooth
coarse skin, improve elasticity and softness, help
clear up blemishes, and aid in evening out skin
discolorations, freckles, and the appearance of
scars, and they help reduce the size of pores.
Beta Hydroxy acids are usually referred to as
salicylic acid and are more effective in treating
Alpha Hydroxy acids may increase your skin's
sensitivity to the sun so always use a sunscreen
when using products with AHAs.
LOOK FOR PRODUCTS THAT HAVE ENZYMES:
Enzymes feed on dead skin cells literally eating
them away leaving fresh rejuvinated skin cells.
USE AN AT HOME MICRODERMABRASION KIT
OR CHEMICAL PEEL:
Microdermabrasion is an expensive process done
at spas or dermatologists offices by a trained
esthetician or nurse using a small vacuum
containing a stream of aluminum oxide particles
to exfoliate skin. If not done correctly this process
often causes stretching, broken capillaries, redness,
and swelling of the skin.
At home kits are less irritating and deliver
better results over time. Most micro-
dermabrasion treatments require a series
of treatments which can be very costly.
Many at home kits deliver results in just one
treatment by revealing newer, fresher, younger
looking skin. You are getting more treatments
for a fraction of the cost that you would spend
in a swanky day spa or dermatologist's office.
Benefits of microdermabrasion and chemical
Smoother looking skin
Minimized appearance of pores
Improved clarity of skin
Reduced appearance of fine lines
Helps make up application to
appear flawless and wear longer
Gives a youthful and radiant glow
When using Microdermabrasion at home
do not use alapha hydroxy acid or
retinol products 2 days prior and 2 days
type of treatment that diminishes the appearance of fine lines and
abnormal areas of pigmentation, tightens the skin, and gives the skin a
Look For Over The Counter Wrinkle Cremes
Comparable to Botox:
There are many over the counter wrinkle cremes
that absolutely deliver comparable results to botox
that are safer and better for your skin, and of course
less expensive and less painful than injections that
can be very risky to your health and damaging to your skin.
Some of these cremes deliver results in a little
as 10 minutes and last up to 24 hours and can
be used on a daily basis.
Now that you've been armed with some great
tips and secrets for taking care of your skin use
them and shop around and develop a skin care
routine that works best for you. Use products
that deliver the results you want. If one product
seems to not be working try another.
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