Great Advice To Help Your Skin Care

My advice is nothing new, but I hope it will reinforce that what you’re already reading on this really does work.

  1. Wear a high quality, high SPF sunscreen every single day, no exceptions. Slather it on extra thick on your neck  décolletage, which frequently get ignored. Don’t forget your lips. Yes, even wear SPF in winter! Reapply frequently.
  2. In addition to wearing SPF, wear broad-brimmed hats & big sunglasses. Keep your skin out of the bright mid-day sun.sun glass
  3. Don’t do anything to your face that will damage your capillaries. Suffering a few un-squeezed blackheads in your 20s is so worth it to end up with porcelain skin in your 40s.
  4. Do not smoke  expect that your skin won’t eventually suffer the consequences. 🙂
  5. Get a great dermatologist early. Go often. Get everything checked out. If you don’t like your dermatologist, keep searching until you find one you like. I see mine twice a year.skin cream
  6. If your dermatologist recommends it, start a prescription retinoid as young as possible. I started using Retin-A in my early 20s, highly buffered. It’s like magic for me.
  7. Use the gentlest option available to you in every skincare category. The gentlest cleanser, toner, masque, lotion, natural oil (Argan Oil, coconut oil, etc ) etc. The idea is to avoid inflammation. Be gentle!arganoil
  8. Don’t hesitate to use Botox, IPL, professional peels, or anything else you need. Only under the supervision of a highly regarded, appropriately credentialed dermatologist, of course! Do it as soon as you see the need for it. Don’t wait for the situation to become dramatic  then expect your doc to work miracles.
  9. Eat mindfully. Take your omega-3s, and anything else recommended by your MD.

DIY Beauty Tips

An essential oil is a concentrated oil containing volatile aroma compounds from a given plant. An oil is “essential” in the sense that it carries a distinctive scent, or essence, of the plant. Essential oils do not as a group need to have any specific chemical properties in common, beyond conveying characteristic fragrances.

Certain essential oils (such as lavender) are antiseptic in nature. Some of them have lipids that the skin can use efficiently for hydration (avocado, for instance). Oil itself doesn’t clog your pores. Dried skin can become trapped in oil if the oil in question is dry-ish and becomes gummy, which can lead to pore-blocking, but a fairly pure oil won’t clog pores in and of itself.

Things to do to keep pores from blocking:

1. Wash your face fairly often (twice or so a day, unless you have super sensitive skin, in which case do so once a day or once every other day).Beauty Tips

2. Exfoliate at least once a week if you have pores that block easily or super dry, flaky skin, at least twice a month otherwise.argan oil for face

3. Don’t use super heavy, oily, or sticky concealers or foundations.skin care cream2

4. Moisturize every day, making sure your moisturizer is not too heavy for your skin type and has a sunscreen in it. (Exfoliating makes skin even more sun sensitive, as it has removed the outer, tougher layer of your skin.)

 

 

Bottle With Golden Benefits: Argan Oil

In our daily life, we face many problems like dryness in our hair, acne on face, dry skin, dry lips, dry feet and heels etc. These problems make us uncomfortable in our day to day life and make our beauty dull. We try many creams, lotions etc but not every time they work on our body. Their treatment on our body is not permanent and sometimes there are many side effects of using them. So, what to do to treat all these problems? The answer is simple that is argan oil. There are no side effects of using argon oil on our body and is completely natural.

 

Which things are used in making argan oil?
Nuts of argan tree are used for producing argon oil. The argan tree is found only in Southwestern Morroco. The kernel inside the pit of the fruit of Argania Spinosa tree is also used in producing argan oil.Argan Oil

Benefits of argon oil

Good for hair

  • Carries important vitamins –Since argan oil contains vitamin E in it therefore it is very beneficial for hair as vitamin E contains antioxidants within in which boosts the cells and encourage them to produce healthy hair.hair
  • Acts as a moisturizer- To fight with dandruff and dry scalp argan oil acts as a moisturizer for the scalp.
  • Treats damaged hair- Argan oil treats damaged hair as it is able to control unmanageable hair.
  • Helps in healing of split ends- Argan oil is rich in omega 3 and 9 fatty acids which helps in healing of split ends.
  • Softens your hair- Argan oil helps you to remove   brittleness of your hair and therefore brings back natural smoothness of your hair.
  • Brings back luster in your hair- Argan oil is able to bring back shine and luster in your hair.
  • Can be used as a shampoo- Because of its ability to restore shine, smoothness and strength to your hair it can also be used as a shampoo.

Good for skin

  • Helps to reduce acne- Argan oil contains high quantity of linoleic acid which helps in reducing inflammation caused by the acne and it also helps to heal damaged skin cells. Skin care
  • Reduces stretch marks- Argan oil improves the elasticity of the skin therefore prevents the stretch marks. While moisturizing vitamin A and C restores the skin making the stretch marks less likely to form.
  • Repairs cracked lips- Argan oil not only heals cracked lips, it also makes them soft, smooth and conditioned.
  • Makes your skin glow- Argan oil contains essential fatty acids and antioxidants with it, therefore makes your skin soft, healthy and glowing.argan oil for face
  • Remedy for various skin disorders – Because of its anti- inflammatory nature, argan oil is a natural cure for various inflammatory skin conditions like chicken pox and eczema.
  • No more burn problems- Argan oil also treats sun burn and all other burn problems.

Good for Nails, Hands and Feet

  • Improves your nails- The non- greasy moisture of argan oil improves the condition of your cuticles and nails. It also keeps your cuticles moisturized so that there are no painful hangnails in your nails. It also promotes growth in your nails. hands & nail care
  • Improves dry feet, hands and heels- Argan oil fully moisturizes the area of your dry cracking skin and therefore makes you feel comfortable.

Good for Babies

  • Good for their massage- Since argan oil is nutritious, edible and not- irritable, therefore it is best for their massage.good baby massage
  • No more diaper rash to babies- Argan oil is especially effective to prevent diaper rash as it is rich in protein and antioxidants.
  • Get babies rid of cradle cap – This is the most common among babies. Just a tiny amount of argan oil on baby’s scalp will resolve the problem.

There are many uses of argan oil and using argan is not harmful for body. So, when will start using argan oil?

Defeat Your Age With Some Helpful Tips!!

Aging change our skin’s appearance, loosen the skin texture and many more things. We all wish to look younger in our life and want to defeat it but there are many factors on which we don’t have any control like depletion of estrogen leading to sagging of skin or give you a particular bone structure based on the genetic. There are many other factors on which if we work regularly we can easily defeat the aging.

UV exposure is the major factor responsible for skin-aging. It can damages elastin and causes a loss of collagen leading to drooping, jawline loss along with wrinkles. Skin discoloration and texture roughness are some other things that can also occur due to sun. So avoid exposure to sun, if required cover your skin with some cloth or use sun screen creams etc.

Skin Texture

 

 

Rejuvenation via exercising makes our skin breathing i.e. tighten our neck and face skin texture. Some of them are Pilates which gives you awareness of your skin as we all know that bad posture can lead to many health problems which in turn lead to aging. Adding of Yoga, Swimming & running etc in our daily routine can keep you fit and also keeps your heart in good state.

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In addition, having a balanced diet, consumption of water and losing some of the bad habits can also help you. There are many beauty products which when used in best way can help you in gaining the natural texture of skin. Argan oil is one such oil that when used improves skin firmness & elasticity. It is a rich source of Vitamin E, along with omega 3, 6 & 9 which are responsible for rejuvenating the hydrolipidic film (skin’s natural barrier) & lock moisture in skin cells, also rejuvenates elastin & collage essential in lessening the skin’s aging process.

Argan Oil

Many American and European companies are selling Argan oil that is old and long past its lifespan. I know because I’ve sampled it. Sheer Argan’s moroccan argan oil, on the other hand, is fresh, pure and free of any “extra” ingredients.

We have always known that exercise is healthy. It’s good for the heart and if you exercise on a regular basis you will most likely live longer. But recently, we also found out that exercise can keep you feeling and looking younger.

The Producers of Forbes Living TV wanted to find out more about this and how it works. Well, one of the signs of youth is tight skin and when you exercise regularly your muscles and skin tighten significantly.

You can work on specific areas with weights and Pilates like the hips and butt and bustline. You can also tighten your neck and face with exercise. Forget about that facelift get out and try exercising four times a week. Certain exercises are more helpful than other. Take a look at the exercises below recommended for feeling and looking younger.

  • Pilates-through Pilates you gain awareness of your body such as how you stand and sit. The more aware of these things the more you will work on them. Bad posture is one reason people get a pot belly. You will also notice a stronger core and better flexibility once you have been doing pilates for a couple of months.
  • Yoga-yoga is known for tightening muscles, increasing mobility and relieving stress. You will see and feel a difference in your appearance when you do yoga on a regular basis.
  • Running-Getting rid of the stress from the day also helps you look more youthful, and running will help you achieve this. Running also tightens many muscles including neck and face muscles.Running
  • Swimming-this is one of the best exercises for tightening up your body. When you swim you are using just about every muscle in your body. You will notice a difference within a month. Your neck and face should show some tightening along with your arms and legs.

When you swim you should try different types of strokes that incorporate the legs, chest and arms.

You should incorporate a healthy diet along with a good exercise program. The things you eat show up on your body as wrinkles, sagging skin and cellulite. Forbes Living TV suggests giving an exercise program a try for a few months and see if it makes a difference before going under the knife or trying another serum.

Skin Care Routine for Dry Skin

Last week, I received an email from a reader enquiring about dry skin care routine. here are the few lines from her message:

So I’ve been having a battle with my skin for a few years now and after a good 5 years battling cystic acne (which I now know was from using colorstay foundation) I can’t seem to beat my dry skin! I’m 24 and I have sensitive skin which is dry with a very flaky chin and slightly flaky nose and forehead. My routine right now is rinsing my face with warm water in the morning, I wear sunscreen every day too. I use the OCM method with just argan oil in the night time and then put either Vaseline, avene rich compensating cream or lush skin drink on. I also use an exfoliating wash 2-3 times a week and I purchased FAB radiance pads today too.

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Here’s what I have suggested her:

I’d say skip the exfoliating wash. Physically exfoliating flaky skin tends to make it so much worse for me. It ends in a viscous cycle of scrubbing the flakes, things are good for a few hours and then even MORE flakes.

The FAB radiance pads seem to be ok and the AHAs will help exfoliate gently. However, some people say glycolic acid sorta burns, so I’d imagine it could sting a bit on the dry flaky parts. I’d suggest starting off slowly (1-2x a week) at first. And maybe even waiting until you get the really dry bits healed up before incorporating them into your routine.

At night, Use argan oil as SERUM before moisturizer after OCM and then put a thin layer of vaseline over that. It will help seal in moisturize over night and should help heal the really dry spots.

One thing I usually recommend is EltaMD intense moisturizer. It’s supposed to be a daytime friendly alternative to vaseline.

Want to know more about best oil for OCM? Check out this post about choosing Best oil for OCM

25 DIY Beauty Hacks Every Girl Should Know

1. For the love of god (and clean white pillowcases everywhere) never, ever, ever sleep in your makeup on.

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Sleeping in your makeup can result in unnecessary exposure to the free radicals in th e environment, which the makeup holds on to,” says Dr. Schweiger. Read more

2. Use petroleum jelly/eye cream to remove eye makeup or correct a cat-eye gone wild instead of stinky chemical removers.

Coat your lids, then gently swab with a tissue.

3.  Exfoliate before shaving! Get a sugar scrub and do work on those scaly limbs.

Stay away from more sensitive skin, but for your legs, choose a sugar scrub: it’s strong enough to get the job done, leaving skin and body hair ready for a smooth shave.

4. Do not wash your hair everyday! Find a hairstyle you can wear “dirty” and learn to love dry shampoo!

Washing your hair everyday will strip it of natural oils that it needs to keep it healthy. My favorite go to unwashed hairstyle is a top knot bun. 🙂

5. Use your favorite bronzer as your eyeshadow too for a beautiful natural look in the summer or spring

In fact, lip liner and eye liner are made of the same ingredients and the only reason they tell you not to mix them is if you have already used it. If you put some eye liner on your eye and then use it on your lips too that is not safe. But you can use eye shadow, blush, shimmers and powders wherever you want. I actually bought a shimmer powder suppose to be for your face but I use it as eye shadow almost everyday I love it!

6. Don’t buy brush cleanser. Buy a spray bottle and some cheap toner and spray it on makeup brushes for a very effective makeup brush cleanser/sanitizer.

7. Small drop of eye makeup remover (very small drop!!) in mascara that is drying up. Makes it last like a week longer.

8. Exfoliating Lip scrub made of olive oil and sugar. Rub it all over and wash off. Lick off whatever remains. Tastes amazing, does the job, and is about 1/100 the cost of Lush’s lip scrub.

9. Hair serums are bullshit – Use coconut oil. It’s natural, healthier, makes your hair shiny, bouncy and more manageable if your hair is naturally coarse.

if your hair is naturally curly and you’re wearing a straight style – ONLY STRAIGHTEN AND WASH YOUR HAIR ONCE OR TWICE A WEEK. It’s less drying and you are doing less damage. Wear a shower cap.

10. Scarves are okay for spring and summer. Cute way to add pop and sophistication to any outfit.

11. Brush the hair gently in the morning, if there a tangles deal with them first then brush through, to avoid hurting her if there are tangles, hold the strand above the knot to avoid pulling the scalp.

12. Curl your lashes – really opens your eyes up and looks dainty. You can set the curl with a clear mascara.
13. Take care of your hands. Keep your nails nice, even if they aren’t long, and use a cuticle pusher to keep your cuticles at bay. Use hand cream so your skin is soft and smooth.
14. Ditto with your feet. Keep your toenails well-shaped and not too long, and keep your cuticles pushed down. You can do super easy pedicures yourself at home, for cheap.
if your feet are dry and not soft, right before bed rub Vaseline on them and put on some old socks and sleep with them on. Do it for a few nights and your feet will be magically super soft.

15 I love using facial masks and some of them can be a bit drying. Before applying most masks, I massage my face with coconut oil.

It allows the mask to do its job without drying my skin out. Don’t forget to put coconut oil on your lips as well. I find it moisturizes my lips without drying them out. Most lip balms dry my lips out, even the “natural” ones.

16. I sometimes use a face mask made from turmeric mixed with enough yogurt to form a paste.

This mask always leaves my skin rosy and glowing and smooth but be warned– it will stain anything that isn’t skin or tile.

 17.  Always wash your face at night, no matter how tired you are.

Basically throughout the day, even if you don’t wear makeup (or especially if you do), your face still gets “dirty”. Then sleeping on a dirty face = dirty pillow = clogged pores/acne. Maybe not to that extent for everyone, because I know plenty of people who don’t wash their face at night and their skin doesn’t look bad. For me though, this cleared any and all acne problems I was having. Hope that makes sense!

18.Let you’re skin breathe, try and take some time each week with just clean moisturized skin with no products.

I know it’s not feasible for everyone but a good pair of sunglasses if going in public helps

19.  Get the proper lighting set up in your makeup area, if you can.

You want light evenly around you and sunlight is best. I see so many women wearing either too much or the wrong shade of foundation.

 

20. Use Coconut oil as moisturizer.

I stopped using my expensive moisturizers and switched to coconut oil. Since then I’ve had no drying issues and no breakouts. And my skin looks great. Coconut oil is a natural antiviral, so it really is good for any skin type.

Read more: Coconut Oil for hair

 21 Make up is not at all a way to show you care about yourself.

Make sure you are taking good care of yourself. Eat lots of fresh fruits and vegetables, avoid processed foods. Stay hydrated, avoid sugary beverages. Get enough sleep at night, figure out what the right amount of sleep is for you. Exercise on a regular basis, it doesn’t have to be super intense it can be things like gardening or going for a walk, just move.

22. Go with Natural Oils for Hair

I don’t put anything in my hair…ever. I wash it with literally just water, every other day maybe. The natural oils (read my previous post about natural oils I used ) make it look amazing. I can do cool stuff like twirl it around my finger to get some curls, and I can braid it into a giant bohemianesque braid that stays all by itself (no conditioner either).

I used to wash and condition every day, and would straighten it til it was perfect but due to a guy I’ve been dating the past year and a half, I’ve learned to love how it looks naturally. And other people love it too 🙂

23. Do not compare yourself

I wasted years trying and amending myself and the best version of myself was always here all along! Easier said than done though. I now compare in a healthy way by learning and seeing what a girl did with her hair and seeing if it’d suit me instead of getting down about it all.

24.Go with Green Energy Drinks

Learn to love raw veggies before you’re 25. Eat meat and veggies and please, Rora6, if you even think of being a vegetarian, imagine what you will look like 30 lbs heavier for the duration! Learn more green food recipes here.

25. Never start smoking! 

Smoking one cigarette interferes with your body’s healing ability for two weeks.