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Skincare Tips For A Sensitive Skin by esoket1776: 10:34am On Dec 20, 2015
Sensitive skin is often blamed for breakouts and itchy skin. This article discusses the qualities of sensitive skin and how these can be determined. This article also provides information and tips on the proper care of sensitive skin designed to reduce sensitivity and increase skin resilience.
A lot of people claim that they have sensitive skin when they break out after using a certain product or were exposed to the sun. However, most often than not, the culprits behind the blotchy skin and zits are using inappropriate products for one's skin type and bad skin habits. If you are one of the many who break out or itch after sun exposure or using a product, it is a good idea to determine if sensitive skin is really the cause or something else. 

How to tell if you have sensitive skin?

Generally, sensitive skin is thin with visible broken capillaries under the skin's surface. Sensitive skin also has fine pores. When exposed to moderate changes in temperature, sensitive skin reddens easily, whether from cold 
or heat. Sensitive skin tends to rash easily when exposed to dirt or even moderate strength skin care products. If your skin manifests these signs, chances are high that you really have sensitive skin.  For a thorough skin assessment, a visit to a dermatologist is in order. 

Since caring for sensitive skin can be quite difficult, it is advisable to limit the use of skin care products. Generally, simple skin care regimens are more effective on sensitive skin since it prevents product overload. Sensitive skincare relies on strengthening the skin to reduce sensitivity and increase tolerance.

How to care for sensitive skin?

1. Hydrate your skin.

Sensitive skin is prone to dryness which can lead to increased sensitivity. Drinking eight or more glasses of water and applying a lightweight and hypoallergenic moisturizer a day can help restore your skin's moisture or lipid barrier that acts as defense mechanism against allergens.

2. Eat skin-friendly food.

Fruits, vegetables, and other water-rich foods are essential in correcting skin imbalances. The vitamin, mineral, and water content of these foods hydrate your skin and restore its health. On the other hand, eating spicy food and drinking alcohol and caffeinated drinks can increase your skin's sensitivity.

3. Limit sun exposure.

Sun exposure can cause sensitive skin to redden and burn easily. Before going out, apply sun protection on your face using sunscreen and on your body with sunblock lotion. You can extend the protection to your lips to prevent them from darkening. Applying an SPF-rich lip balm under your lipstick or gloss can help protect your lips. Umbrellas, sunglasses, and hats protect your body, eyes, and face from overexposure to the sun. 

4. Protect skin at all times.

Even when you are indoors, your skin still needs protection. If you are staying in an airconditioned room or one with forced heating, apply a lightweight moisturizer frequently. this will prevent your skin from drying...READ MORE @
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Re: Skincare Tips For A Sensitive Skin by esoket1776: 5:27pm On Dec 23, 2015
Facial Skin Care: All You Need to Know

‘Facial skin care’ is more a matter of discipline than anything else. A facial skin care routine is what you need (and you need to follow the facial skin care routine with complete seriousness). So let’s check what comprises an effective facial skin care routine. Well, very simply, a facial skin care routine can follow the following 4 steps:
* Cleansing
* Toning
* Exfoliating
* Moisturising
Cleansing is the first thing in facial skin care routine. Cleansing helps in removing dust, pollutants, grease and extra oil from your skin, thereby preventing damage to your skin. Just spot your face and neck with a good cleansing lotion or cream and gently massage it into your skin using upward strokes. Use a soft face tissue or cotton wool to wipe your face in a gentle patting fashion (do not rub). Cleansing should be done at least twice a day i.e. morning (as part of complete facial skin care routine) and evening (on a standalone basis). Water soluble cleansers are the best for inclusion in your facial skin care routine.
Toning is the next in a facial skin care routine. However, this is the optional part of the facial skin care routine. Mostly, proper cleansing can compensate for toning. Toning helps remove all traces of dirt, grease and excess cleanser. Instead of making it part of your daily facial skin care routine, you can using toning occasionally i.e. when you have been exposed to particularly harsh environment/pollution.
Exfoliation is again, kind of, optional step in everyday routine for facial skin care. However, exfoliation is necessary at least once a week (or twice, depending on the skin type and the environmental conditions). Exfoliation finds its place in facial skin care routine because of the natural tendency of skin to replenish the skin cells every 3 or 4 weeks. As a facial skin care technique, exfoliation helps in removing the dead skin cells that block the pores, thus assisting the skin in the natural process. However, excessive or harsh exfoliation can cause damage to your skin; so you need to balance it out.
The next thing in facial skin care is moisturising. In fact, moisturising is the most important part of facial skin care routine. Moisturisers prevent your skin
from getting dry. Dry skin is really undesirable since it cause the upper layer skin to break, leading to dead skin cells. Again, use light upward strokes to make the moisturiser more effective. Moisturisers work the best when applied on warm and damp skin. So do not try to remove all the moisture in the previous steps of facial skin care routine.
Besides the normal facial skin care routine, you should also exercise the following for facial skin care:
* Use proper make-up remover instead of just washing it away
* Pay heed to your skin type and the environment, when choosing facial skin care products.
* Before you start using a new facial skin care product, test it by applying it on a short patch of skin e.g. ear lobes.
* Never rub your skin too hard.
* Use sunscreen lotions for protection against sun.
Skincarehint cares. Share this care. Comments are welcomed.
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Re: Skincare Tips For A Sensitive Skin by esoket1776: 12:29pm On Dec 27, 2015
Introduction

Let’s accept the fact: many of us are skin conscious. As much as possible, we wanted to have a fresh, good looking skin. However, many of us failed to recognize that simple steps are the best ways to attain it. We just tend to ignore what is actually right or wrong for our skin. We tend to buy some beauty products that just worsen whatever skin imperfections we have as it turns out in the end. So, now is the time for change. We must do something to beat up all those bothering skin conditions we have.


Think and Act CLEAN

One thing that is true in our society since the early days is, some companies, if not all, that produce skin care products would like you to believe that a perfect, beautiful complexion can be purchased in a jar. But the truth is, a truly radiant, blemish free and moist skin is a result of being clean. If I say “clean”, it means clean from deep within and not just skin deep.

Most of the medical professionals commonly suggest that people with skin problems must practice certain skin care methods that will help improve the condition of the skin. One of the most recommended ways is to clean the skin gently by washing it with a mild cleanser, at least once in the morning and once in the evening, as well as after a heavy work out. But behind that way, there is one thing that’s very crucial for maintaining a beautiful skin, and that is: to create clean blood that continuously supplies wonderful nutrients right to the doorway of each and every cell in your body. If you will start practicing this, there’s no doubt that you’re well on your way to having beautiful skin.

But, how can you make it possible?

Well, these days keeping toxins out of your blood and organs in the body seems difficult. The primary reason is that, most of us dwell in a “sea” of chemicals and drugs. We even eat mostly refined foods. Now, if your main “goal” is a healthy and beautiful skin, then it’s now time for you to have a somewhat conscious effort to cleanse these dangerous substances out of your system while placing in the finest nutrients. There is a particular good news that you must know about your own system, that is, your body is constantly in a cleansing mode. It was created with the ability to drive out toxins as long as the energy necessary for it to function is supplied.

The bottom line is: cleansing energy is more abundant when you supply your body with the nutritious foods. Note the word “nutritious”.

Main Organs That Keep Your Skin Beautiful

Our body is made up of different organs that are responsible for providing us with beautiful and healthy skin. These specifically include:

Liver
Kidneys
Adrenals
Thyroid
Large Intestines
Small Intestines

Note that with these organs mentioned, you are accountable to them as well. It is now your role to keep them clean at all times. You will just find out in the end that beautiful skin will result from your daily efforts.

Liver and Kidneys

It is interesting to know that our liver and kidneys are the two filtering organs that provide ongoing “housecleaning services”, as I prefer to call it, constantly. You must be aware that these days, these organs are seriously well-worn and even underpaid. So, why overload them with outside challenges? Is it hard for you to just protect them from outside harm? It’s not that hard though. Simply feed them well and they will keep you, including your skin healthy in the end.
Adrenals

Also, lying on top of your kidneys are your walnut-sized adrenals. These organs are often called the “workhorses” of the human body perhaps for the reason that they are responsible for making a number of essential hormones like the DHEA, estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, and pregnenolone. Speaking of hormones, it is necessary to note that healthy hormones are the essential ingredient when seeking energy, as well as healthy skin.

Thyroid

It is often said that if your thyroid is well nourished and energetic, it is capable of providing hormones and works closely with your adrenals to form essential energy. Note that a dry, sluggish and flaky skin is actually the evidence of a weak thyroid. So, strengthen it.

Large and Small Intestines

Studies have revealed that the general well being of one’s liver, kidneys, adrenals and thyroid is dependent on the general condition of the small and large intestines. Aside from providing nutrients to these organs, the small and large intestines hold the responsibility of removing whatever waste product is accumulated in the body. If the small and large intestines failed to perform this role, the waste that was meant for elimination will remain in your intestines and this will result to thickening of the skin, which will eventually produce oils and blemishes. Clean intestines actually mirror a pure and flawless skin.

Several reports have noted that drugs, alcohol, chemicals and heavy metals like mercury and lead do daily damage to millions of people in the world. The liver is primarily damaged by the refined oils containing trans-fatty acids, while the kidneys are damaged by the common table salt that is devoid of natural minerals. Perhaps the main reason for this is the fact that thousands of processed foods that people usually consume everyday have trans-fats and refined salt. In addition, it was found out that those pasteurized as well as homogenized dairy products tend to clog the kidneys, thus they must be avoided. But, to attain a healthy and beautiful skin, you definitely need to add foods into your diet that nourish those mentioned six organs of the beauty.


Think GREEN

Today, there is what many dermatologists call as “Spring”. In Chinese medicine, spring is the season when the liver cleanses and heals naturally by way of driving out the dangerous toxins that were accumulated in the body through the refined foods that we eat. Many experts suggest green foods, including chlorella, as they are said to be excellent for the liver. Note that green foods refer to those green leafy veggies such as spinach, kale, dandelion greens and broccoli. These foods are what many people consider as the “especially wonderful foods”. Now, for a healthy and beautiful skin, have them cooked, raw, juiced and even cultured.

More Foods Necessary for Nourishing Your Body and Skin

Generally, super food formulas provide a mix of nutrients necessary for the body and skin. These include the cereal grasses, algae and green veggies. So, it is best for you to look for one that contains organic ingredients, but also note that the food was designed to heal and nourish the small and large intestines. It is often said that such foods are ideal in ...
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Re: Skincare Tips For A Sensitive Skin by AnifilSkincare(f): 10:08pm On Jun 02, 2023
How to Make Safe and Effective Brightening Face and Body Oil (For Sensitive and Normal Skin)

As a skincare formulator, irrespective of whether you do it for personal or commercial use, creating safe and effective products is of utmost importance. One popular product category is brightening face and body oil, which aims to brighten and even out skin tone. In today’s article, I will outline the key steps involved in formulating a brightening face and body oil, and a simple DIY recipe if you want to try making yours.

Step 1: Determine the Active Ingredients

The key to a good brightening face and body oil is the active components. Niacinamide, kojic acid, vitamin C, and arbutin are among the most often used active ingredients for skin lightening. These ingredients function by preventing the production of melanin, the pigment responsible for the color of our skin. By slowing down melanin production, these ingredients can help reduce the appearance of dark spots and hyperpigmentation.

Step 2: Choose the Carrier Oils

The next step is to choose the carrier oils that will be used in the formulation. Carrier oils are used to dilute the active ingredients and provide a base for the product. Some popular carrier oils for face and body oils are jojoba oil, sweet almond oil, and grapeseed oil. These oils are lightweight and easily absorbed by the skin, making them ideal for use in a face and body oil.

Step 3: Calculate the Percentage of Active Ingredients

The percentage of active ingredients used in the formulation is critical. Too little, and the product may not be effective. Too much, and the product may cause irritation or other adverse effects. As a general rule of thumb, the total percentage of active ingredients should not exceed 5% of the total product weight.

Step 4: Add Additional Ingredients

To further enhance the effectiveness of the product, additional ingredients can be added. For example, vitamin E oil can be added to the formulation to help protect the skin from free radical damage. Essential oils, such as lavender or peppermint, can be added for their soothing or refreshing properties.

Step 5: Mix the Ingredients

Once all the ingredients have been selected, it’s time to mix them together. The first step is to mix the active ingredients with a small amount of carrier oil to ensure they are evenly dispersed. Once the active ingredients are mixed in, the remaining carrier oils and any additional ingredients can be added.

Step 6: Test the Product

Before releasing the product, it is important to test it for safety and efficacy. The first way is to test the PH level. Read the article on Potential Hydrogen (pH) – Comprehensive Guide for Skincare Formulation to know how to do that. Then, conduct a patch test on a small area of skin. If no adverse reactions occur, the product can be tested on a larger area of skin. It’s also a good idea to have the product tested by a third-party lab to ensure it meets industry standards.

Step 7: Package and Label the Product

The final step is to package and label the product. The product should be packaged in a dark glass bottle to protect the active ingredients from light. The label should include a full list of ingredients, usage instructions, and any precautions or warnings.

For a natural and effective brightening face and body oil recipe, visit https://www.anifilskincare.com/how-to-make-safe-and-effective-brightening-face-and-body-oil/

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