Blog - Flawless Skin
Oct 15, 2012
Normal – A basic regime will work to maintain it’s natural balance of even tone, smooth texture, no visible pores or blemishes, and no greasy or flaky areas. Use chamomile water to refresh and tone skin after cleansing.
Dry – Can be prone to sensitivity. Use moisture rich products such as a cream or oil based cleansers. For a toner that will help dry skin the best, use rose water. Dryness can also be aggravated by environmental conditions like wind, air-conditioning and extreme temperatures, so avoid these whenever possible. Use a humidifier or place a bowl of water on your desk, either will increase the moisture in the air.
Oily – Generally results in spots and blemishes. Avoid harsh products that will strip your skin of your natural oils to excess. To cleanse oily skin use oil based products as they work with the oil in your skin effectively. Use oil-fee moisturizes to maintain a shine free complexion. If you like to use a toner, witch hazel is ideal for this type of skin. This skin type has a small bonus, it ages at a slower rate than other skin types.
Sensitive – Commonly delicate, dry and prone to allergic reactions. Alcohol, detergents, cosmetics, creams can all cause irritation, leaving the skin red and blotchy. Choose fragrance free products that do not contain allergens. Use dermatologist recommended products that are free of irritants. Simple cleansing routine using Cetaphil products is always doctor recommended for problem skin.
MASSAGE, MUSCLE TONING, & THE ACUPUNCTURE FACELIFT – All great ways to rebalance your body’s energy flow and improve the appearance of the skin, tone the facial muscles and help with circulation.
LINE FILLERS, CHEMICAL PEELS, & LASER RESURFACING – All work for specific needs. While line fillers are temporary, to maintain the effects, continued treatments are essential. Chemical peels administered by dermatologists or doctor’s use high concentrates of alpha hydroxy acids and is for damaged or mature skins. It can be painful, but does result in younger, smoother skin. Laser resurfacing is a great alternative to surgery. It is non-invasive and removes the outer damaged layers of skin and also treats age spots and uneven skin tone. Within six weeks it will have healed completely.
ANTIOXIDANTS – Free radicals are constantly attacking your skin and are accelerating premature ageing. Vitamins E & C and beta-carotene are anti-oxidants that help put a stop to free radical activity. The role of anti-oxidants is to diminish free radicals as they form, preventing them from doing damage within the body. Topical anti-oxidants will help protect the skin from environmental factors, while anti-oxidants taken orally via supplement or from foods help to neutralize the oxidation process. Anti-oxidants are an integral part of any anti-ageing regime.
SWEET NIGHTS, BEAUTIUFUL DAYS
Remember to incorporate sunscreen into your moisturizing routine. Although we need to protect our skin from the damaging UV sun rays, we also need to make sure we’re getting our daily dose of vitamin D, an essential nutrient to optimal overall health.
If you have puffy eyes, use moistened refrigerated green tea bags on each eye for about 10 minutes.
If you have dark patches on your elbows or knees, sprinkle sugar onto a half of a lemon and rub onto the area to exfoliate and lighten the skin
Wake up with smoother skin on your face. Add a teaspoon of alpha hydroxy acid exfoliator to your usual nighttime moisturizer. It will work on those dead skin cells while you’re getting your beauty sleep.