Super Myth – Keep Your Skin Squeaky Clean

ideal-beauty-for-amazon We’ve all read articles on the importance of keeping your face clean to help prevent those pores from clogging up.  However, washing your face more than twice a day or using facial wash products that leave your face taut can actually be harmful to your skin.  Too many facial washes along with those harsh cleansers can rid your skin of the essential/natural oils needed to maintain healthy skin and could increase the risk of dehydrating your skin to the point of damage.  OUCH!  Avoid cleansers that contain sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS), sodium lauryl ether sulfate (SLES) and ammonium lauryl sulfate (ALS) as these contribute to the oil stripping process.  Instead, look for glucose based products or products made from coconut oil.  Some of these ingredients include coco betaine, cocamidopropyl betaine, coco glucoside, decyl glucoside and sucrose laurate as these are gentler on your skin.

 

The Quality of Your Skin

The quality ofideal-beauty-for-amazon our skin and it’s appearance are directly related to how others perceive our age and attractiveness. The skin is the largest organ of the body and protects the warm and moist environment of all the structures beneath it. The primary role of skin is to protect us from the continuously changing environmental conditions. In addition, the skin also serves important roles in maintaining blood pressure and body temperature. However, along with other factors, the disruption and/or alteration of the skin is, in part, what causes the skin to become dry, wrinkled and irritated. For example, exposure to the sun or even water for extended periods, various soaps and chemicals can alter or disrupt the skin. With that said, understanding the structure and function of the skin (without being too technical) will go a long way in helping you to maintain a youthful, healthy and attractive appearance. Check in regularly as we post useful skin care tips and educational pieces to help you better understand your skin.

An Anti-Aging Skin Cream, What To Look For?

Today people can’t go anywhere without seeing or hearing about the advancements made in the area of the anti-aging skin cream. The anti-aging skin creams are everywhere, and each one is supposed to be much more better than the others. Microscopic fibers, collagen, tea extracts, vitamins, minerals, and just about everything can be found in anti-aging skin cream. So what is it a person should really look for in an anti-aging cream?

People with more serious skin concerns may wish to take their skin treatments to another level. For many people, basic maintenance anti-aging skin cream isn’t enough to deal with the wrinkles or skin damage they have accumulated through life. But again, be specific when looking for a more serious anti-aging skin cream. Some creams are made specifically for revitalizing the skin giving it a less dull look and feel, while others are made for particular parts of the body, like eye creams for dealing with those pesky crow’s feet and hand creams for wrinkles on the hand. Even creams for dealing with the deeper wrinkles on the forehead are found on the market today. Be particular, and if all else fails check with a dermatologist for a professional opinion.

Not only is specificity a key in choosing an anti-aging skin cream, but so is the anti-aging skin cream’s contents. Many creams claim to be made from only natural ingredients, touting how much healthier they are for a person. Don’t be drawn in by this natural hype. Just because a cream is made from natural ingredients does not mean it is better. Each person’s needs are individual, and some need more vitamins while others lack collagen in their skin, for reducing elasticity. Finding out what you need is important when choosing the contents of a cream.

Anyone concerned about their age, specifically the look of their skin, should find out exactly what it is they wish to treat. An anti-aging skin cream can have a huge range of uses and some treat specific skin problems, while others are made for more general use.

For those looking for a general anti-aging cream, look no further than your local pharmaceutical stores. Most stores carry a range of creams that help with skin care, and many of them very inexpensive. At the top of any list for general anti-aging skin care is your cleansers and moisturizers. Keeping clean and healthy skin, along with eliminating the possibility of dry skin can do wonders for a person. Dry skin can lead to cracking, and frequent cracking can eventually lead to permanent skin damage; something everyone should wish to avoid.

Know Your Aging Skin

Skin aging is a complicated biological process affected by a mix of intrinsic and extrinsic factors. As we age, our skin and other body systems, gradually lose the ability to operate as they did in our youth. There’s a progressive change in the balance of many molecules and particularly hormones excreted by other glands and organs within the body. For instance, women produce less oil (sebum) after menopause. This can make it challenging to keep the skin moist, leading to dryness and itching. Men, on the other hand, experience a minimal decrease in oil production, and do not have the same problems with dry skin, until they are well into their 80s. Many of these changes are genetically determined and cannot be stopped.

Skin Care Tip – Have a Glass of Wine and Some Chocolate (No Joking!)

As if you needed a reason to savour a glass of vino: Red wine is stuffed with antioxidants that will help keep your skin healthy and balanced and protect against those pesky free radicals, so have a glass (note we said a glass, as in one.) Add in a side of dark chocolate sweetness to complete this regimen. We understand, we understand– everyone always states chocolate causes pimples. On that front, there’s no clinical evidence, so as much as we’re concerned, consume up! Dark delicious chocolate teems with anti-oxidants that help protect your skin, and consuming a small piece will certainly deliver all types of contented, satisfied feelings to your brain. Now go enjoy yourself!

Super Myth – Facial Excercises Keep Skin Taut

No, No, No!  On the contrary, the muscles you use when performing your facial exercises may actually contribute to wrinkled skin.  The more times you contract those muscles and crimp your skin in the exact same spot, the more those areas become permanently etched and wrinkled.  Here is some more bad news, facial exercises don’t help with “plumping” either.  The volume loss you experience as you age is caused by a decrease in collagen, elastin and fat none of which can be remedied with facial exercise.