Skin care tips
Sometimes our skin gives us headaches. It seems that always at the most inopportune times, we get a breakout or a pimple appears in the most unsightly of locations. In these moments, we just want to find any way of clearing things up, quick. While there is no full-proof magic fix to all skin problems, there are a few things we can do to help our skin get clear fast.
With some areas oily and full of breakouts and others dry and flaking, it can be hard to know how to treat combination skin. While it may take a little extra consideration than other skin types, there are some tips you should know to keep combination skin clear and hydrated.
Sensitive skin can refer to anything from occasional redness to skin issues such as eczema or rosacea. At its most basic level, sensitive skin is a general, non-medical term for skin that easily breaks out into rashes or experiences blotchy, itchy or stinging reactions from the weather or skincare products.
We all know by now that identifying your skin type is the first step to caring for your skin. But sometimes figuring out your skin type can be tricky, especially when it seems to be sending you conflicting signals — in some spots, it won’t stop shining but in others, you can’t put enough moisturizer on. If this is the case, then it’s likely that you have combination skin. So what is combination skin?
Finding a daily skincare routine that works for you can seem like a never-ending beauty quest. With so much skincare advice out there and multitudes of products to choose from, it can be difficult to know where to focus your energy. But underlining most skincare philosophies and theories are five basic steps that form the foundation of a good and smart skincare routine. Read on for the five basic steps you can take towards a clear and healthy complexion.
With natural products flooding skincare aisles around the globe, there is no doubt that we are all becoming increasingly aware of the ways in which our skin health is tied to what we put in and on our bodies. Avoiding toxic chemicals and ingredients that can be potentially harmful is now an essential factor to consider in our skincare and beauty regimen. So what are the basic steps to get clear skin naturally? How can we avoid the jargon and greenwashing and find our own toxin-free path to healthy, blemish-free skin?
Most of us will experience oily skin at some point whether it is related to the hormonal changes of puberty or menopause or just because our skin is generally more oily than normal. Oily skin can lead to spots and acne at worst and can cause your makeup to slip and for you to have a shiny forehead or chin at best. So how can you take care of oily skin? We have some tips.
When determining skin type, two different conversations quickly surface. There is the more beauty-focused skin type discussion that refers to how our skin feels, how much oil it produces and how it reacts to products (think: normal, dry, oily, etc.) and then there is the skin type discussion that focuses on how our skin reacts to the sun and its susceptibility to skin cancer symptoms (think: fair, medium, dark, etc.) Both branches of the skin type conversation root back to our genetics.
You might not be overly keen on yoga and other “new age” ideas about our health. But according to Ayurveda, a system of medicine with historical roots in the Indian subcontinent, the way your body looks on the outside could be an excellent communicator for how your body is feeling on the inside. It makes great sense and you don’t need to adopt the lotus position or use weird herbal extracts to take advantage of the skin care tips and wisdom that comes from this centuries-old practice.
Skin health can sometimes seem like an elusive goal only attainable through secret potions and expensive creams. But the keys to healthy skin are often more obvious than we may think. In this post, we will give you a quick run-down of the basics you need to know on how to get healthy skin, and how then to keep your skin looking and feeling great.
These days we all know about the dangers of sun exposure – it can lead to skin damage, skin cancer, and melanoma. But not so long ago it was advised to get a “healthy” tan and to soak up the sun to stay looking and feeling good. This is further complicated by the latest news that many of us are not getting enough vitamin D due to our habit of staying indoors. So what is the right advice and how much of a summer glow can we get before the benefits are outweighed by the risks- to tan or not to tan, that is the question.
In a bid to phase out the use of plastics in many cosmetic products, major brands are ceasing the use of microbeads in their ranges and this becoming an increasingly desired and expected move. Major manufacturers and retailers have recognized that environmental concerns are forming a focal point of consumer demand and are responding by evolving their products into more conscious yet as effective items. Microbeads are increasingly being banned throughout the world and here, we’ll discover why that is.
Skincare routines may seem laborious and time-consuming, though there is a multitude of products that can ensure that your skin looks and feels fantastic with minimal effort. The key to managing skincare methods is to understand which products offer which benefits and when in the day they should be applied.
The UK might be one of the most cultural, cosmopolitan and diverse countries in the world, but it’s not renowned for the exceptional levels of sunshine. In fact, it’s quite the opposite, the gloomy and grey climates encourage Brits to seek out the sun as often as they can. With the damaging effects of sun exposure widely reported, it is still clear that they are prepared to take risks in the pursuit of increasing our vitamin D intake.
In the UK, we are literally surrounded by the ocean on all sides and traditionally, seafood would have made up a significant portion of our weekly food intake – rather than just fish and chips on a Friday night. In fact, the NHS recommends that we eat a good oily fish at least twice a week because it is just so healthy – not just for your body, but also for your skin.
Coconut oil is well known for its health and beauty benefits and in the last few years has become a staple in many homes, being used in home cooking, home beauty products, and home remedies. But how can it really benefit your skin? What specific skin complaints can coconut oil combat and how do you use it?
Combination skin is one of the world’s most common skin types. You may find that you develop combination skin at a certain time in your life, it may be a brief stage or it may last for many years. Either way, it is important to know how to look after your combination skin. Combination skin is when your T-zone (forehead, nose, chin and cheeks) is oily while your cheeks and other areas may be prone to dryness. This can be difficult to manage as the needs of your skin are so varied. So how do you do that?
When it comes to staying safe against skin cancer, it is well known that using sunblock, staying in the shade, covering up and keeping out of the sun during the hottest part of the day is essential. We also know to perform regular skin checks to catch any symptoms of skin cancer and melanoma early enough to treat them effectively. However, there is one area of the body that is almost always overlooked. How often do you think, is there a mole on my foot?
When you finally lay down and close your eyes at night, you will certainly expect to do a little repair and rejuvenation overnight. It is the time when your body digests your food and builds you up for the next day. But did you know that it is also the time when your skin is regenerating new skin cells and is, therefore, repairing the damage that you may have done during the day? When it comes to your skin your body will be busy repairing all the damage caused by pollution and especially those nasty UV rays you may have been exposed to. Let’s take a look at a nightly skincare routine