5 Ways to Correctly Use Your Facial Brush

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Facial brushes are one of the latest skincare inventions to hit the market in the past few years. They are electrically powered brushes that remove dead skin, dirt and other stubborn impurities from your face. Many beauty enthusiasts have been experimenting with various brands and techniques, and have put forward mostly good reviews. However, the face brush is a device that has to be used correctly.

 

If you use facial brushes regularly, it is really important to learn the correct usage tips and tricks, so as not to end up damaging your skin or causing any negative effects to it. If you’re wondering what these usage tips are , do read on:

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– When choosing brush tips and speed, always choose one that feels comfortable on your skin. Don’t use brushes which are too stiff and speeds that cause pain or discomfort or you’ll risk irritating or inflaming your skin.

 

– You may face some initial breakout of pimples as your skin gets used to having lesser dead skin cells on its surface. During this period, be sure to apply some anti-acne treatment like salicylic acid to kill off pimple causing germs before you start the brushing.

 

– Start slow by using it only once a week. Once your skin has gotten used to the process, you can gradually add on the number of times you use your facial brush to twice weekly, once every two days and so forth.

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-Don’t force the face brushing routine onto your skin. Different people react differently to the facial brush and you should learn to take things slowly. For example, if you have a breakout, let it dry and heal up before continuing.

 

– After every brushing session, you may want to cleanse your face and apply a topical anti acne cream, followed by a moisturizer. Applying some moisturizer will lessen the amount of sebum produced by your skin, thereby reducing the chances of pimples developing.

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-Always clean your brush with running water, and treat it with a mild household antiseptic from time to time. Avoid sharing your face brush with someone else as this may transfer germs.

 

One face brush you can consider for your use is the Clarisonic MIA 2 which will help you achieve that radiant, translucent and youthful glow you’ve always dreamed of. It provides two speeds to choose from, and come with a special travel case as well as many other perks.

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3 Main Reasons Why You Should Use Sunscreen Everyday

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For a good dose of Vitamin D, health experts have recommended getting sunlight in the morning, with the best time being 7am to 9am. Your skin naturally produces Vitamin D when it’s exposed to sunlight, therefore it’s vital that you get some sunlight in the early morning. That said, it can be harmful and damaging to your health and your skin if you’re exposed to sunlight when the sun’s UV rays are the strongest, which is between 10am to 4pm.

Unfortunately, there are still many people out there who could care less about applying SPF onto their skin for protection against the strong sun, thinking it couldn’t possibly bring them that much harm, but it does. Being exposed to UV rays can do a lot of damages on your skin and put your health at risk, like getting skin cancer. With SPF sunscreen, you’re minimising or even preventing the potential harms it could’ve otherwise caused. If you’re still not convinced about applying sunscreen with UV protection, perhaps you’ll change your mind after knowing these three reasons why you should use sunscreen everyday:

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  1. Regular application of sunscreen can prevent dark spots and wrinkles

    Those who are often exposed to strong sunlight without sunscreen as protection end up with ugly wrinkles and dark spots. In a 2013 research which compares skin ageing in 900 Australian women and men between 1992-1996, it was found that those who use sunscreen on a daily basis (by applying an SPF 15 and above to arms, neck, face and hands) had less or very minimal dark spots and wrinkles after about five years compared to participants who didn’t. In short, the participants who used sunscreen on a daily basis had 24% less skin ageing than their counterparts who didn’t. This shows that sunscreen can make us look young and protects us from skin cancer.

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  1. Sunscreen can protect you from skin bagging and sagging

    In another 2014 research, it was found that there’s a specific kind of UV radiation (which we’re all exposed to on a daily basis) called the UVA1 rays that can harm your skin cells. Participants who are exposed to UVA1 without sunscreen after only two days showed darkened skin with destroyed collagen. This means the UVA1 rays damages your skin by causing your skin cells to create molecules which can break your collagen – the vital skin protein you need to keep your skin youthful, smooth and firm.

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  1. Nighttime hours are not a guarantee that you’re safe from UV damages

    You might be thinking that when the clock strikes 7pm (or when the sky’s getting dark) you’ll be safe from sun damages, but you’re wrong. Surprisingly, while UV rays immediately damage your skin cells, other damages occur at nighttime hours after exposure to the sun. In a 2015 study, it was found that UV radiation damages your DNA immediately and continues to happen even hours later at night. However, researchers said that you can still apply sunscreen after sun exposure to minimise or prevent further damages.

 

If the points mentioned made you change your mind in using SPF sunscreen, how do you choose which one is the right one for you? There are so many types of SPF sunscreen in the market that it can get a little confusing.

As a rule of thumb, the lighter your skin tone, the higher SPF you’ll need, as lighter skin has less melanin which provides natural defense against UV rays. An SPF 8 can protect you for two hours, so higher SPF will protect you longer. Consider your needs and situation.

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Things You Should Know Before You Buy A Water Dispenser

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Water dispensers used to be an office icon, but these days, many households have them too due to its convenience. Not to be confused with water coolers (which only functions by cooling the water), a water dispenser may come in two types: a non-electric one that doesn’t cool the water, and an electric type which dispenses and cools the water. You should know the difference when getting a water dispenser based on your personal needs.

 

The ones that come with two functions are generally slightly pricier than the other type, but both types have the capacity to accommodate water bottles in the standard amount (about 7 litres to 18 litres), which you can easily purchase at hypermarkets or supermarkets. The water bottles vary in types: some are treated water, some are distilled water, and some are potable spring water.

 

Now that you know the difference between a water dispenser and a water cooler, consider these things before you buy a water dispenser:

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  • Dispensers with or without filtrations

Some models come equipped with a filtration system. While this can be a huge investment, it’ll save you a lot in the long run – including your time –

since you can avoid the expense of having to buy prefilled water all the time.

 

  • Porcelain dispensers

Though this model is quite a rarity in the market, they’re one of the most popular ones among consumers due to its aesthetic value. Since they’re not electric, there’ll be no operating cost, but they’re very fragile and are easily breakable, which is probably not a good choice for a household with children.

 

  • Features of dispensers

If you’d like more features for your dispenser, make sure it has two faucets: one for cool water and the other for hot water. To save energy, you can simply turn off the hot water switch behind the unit. If you can, invest in dispensers that are either stainless steel reservoir or come with a child safety lock for the hot faucet, or even both.

 

  • Freestanding or countertop dispensers

Water dispensers are available in two types of unit: freestanding or countertop. Before you buy, consider the space where you plan to place your dispenser. If you’d rather save a space, you should go for a countertop. If you have plenty of space, a freestanding dispenser is best. Wherever you decide to put it, make sure it’s near the electrical outlet.

 

Nowadays you can simply buy a water dispenser online, but it’s best that you do some research before you make your next purchase.

 

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Things You Should Do For Skincare Online Shopping Success

 

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There are lots of benefits from shopping online. Practicality, for example. But there are also disadvantages from doing online shopping. Particularly, in purchasing your skincare products. That’s why in this post we’ve put together some tips to help make sure that each shopping experience you have is going to be a pleasant one!

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Online shopping can be a wonderful portal to gain access to products that might not be readily available in physical stores. Still, it can get unnerving for shoppers to choose from the vast array of products. Here are a few tips to guide you:

–           Make sure to search for various reviews. Keep in mind also your skin and other people’s skin might react differently, so look for similar skin condition as yours.

–           Make sure you know the ingredients. If you’re still unsure, go for natural products such as Garnier or Janesce.

–           If you’re looking for an upgrade, make sure to stay in budget. If available, use filters that are sometimes present in sites.

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Products that are easily found online usually mean that they have a good market in that region and the product itself is something beloved by beauty enthusiasts. Unfortunately, some people may try and make a profit by selling fake products. That’s why testimonies come in handy—if possible, only buy from retailers with people you personally know who’ve had good experience with them.

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Below, last but not least, are more technical tips for you so you can make the most out of online shopping:

–           When possible, ask for the expiry date. Brands like LUSH have products that go bad quickly, so pre-ordering online can be risky.

–           Keep an eye open for discounts and promotions. Usually brands like L’OREAL or The Body Shop have seasonal sales. Prices between different suppliers may also vary.

–           If you happen to be in an environment close to skincare stores, it wouldn’t hurt to compare prices and also promotions. Sometimes these things are exclusive to the stores or to the online shops.

–           Shipping costs can be burdensome. If online shops have a minimum spending number to get free shipping, consider buying in bulk or maybe get a friend to buy some stuff and put it in the same order—or at least split the shipping fee.

 

Remember, these are items that’ll come in contact with your skin. So follow these tips, be cautious, and happy shopping!

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4 No-Sweat Ways To Get That Shapelier Body Again

You were browsing an old album and bumped into a photo taken ages and pounds ago. It was the time when your shoulder blades were so noticeable and no one could see a single flab on your tummy. It was the time when your curves were in the right place and with the right measurement. Now, all you can do is sigh while wishing for a genie to appear before you to give you that slim and sexy body back. But there’s no need to be sad if you haven’t seen one. With these slimming aids, there is still a chance for you to fit in your prom dress again without magic.

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Slimming Tea

A cup of tea will give you a soothing effect as it rejuvenates your mind, helping your body boost its metabolism which is very vital in the weight loss process. Green tea will also power up the oxidation of fatty and unhealthy foods. So if you have had dined at an all-you-can-eat restaurant, wrap up your feast with tea.

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Cold-Pressed and Detox Juices

A detoxifying drink will help release your body toxins away and is a great help for weight loss. If your taste buds are looking for something other than tea, you can always go for cold-pressed juices. Unlike fruit shakes, cold-pressed drinks don’t have sweeteners and preservatives. Hydraulic extraction of juice will retain the vitamins, minerals, and enzymes in vegetables and fruits, making it healthier than the usual juice drink.

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Anti-Cellulite Creams

Now that the inside of your body is refreshed and cleansed, and your clothes are starting to get loose, it’s time to give your outside a treat. Because sometimes, losing weight will also mean losing the desired muscle tone. This can be fixed through regular exercise. But if you don’t want to spend time and effort running in public places, an anti-cellulite cream will save you from the hassle. To get rid of those lumps forming from your hips down to your legs, massage anti-cellulite body creams onto your skin and you will be surprised with its result.

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Body Perfecting Gels

Just like an anti-cellulite cream, the main function of a body perfecting gel is to reduce your cellulite with its anti-oxidants as well as its regenerative compounds that aid in cell growth. Body perfecting gels will not only keep your skin firm. It will also give you a refined and smooth skin texture, making it look younger.

 

You don’t need a genie to get a shapelier body. All you need to do is wake up from that wishful thinking and take action. With these right products to back you up, and with your strong belief and determination, you will be healthy and slender again. Remember that a sound body comes with a sound mind.

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5 Ways to Keep Your Body Looking Young and Healthy

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As many people get older, it’s easy to start wondering if the fountain of youth really exists somewhere in the world. As the body begins to age, it can be scary to see the toll the process can take on the body. While everyone must grow old, there are ways to grow old and age beautifully. There are a wide variety of ways to keep the body looking young and healthy. If you’re looking for a fountain of youth, you might find it in these habits.
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1. Eat the right foods.
Beauty and a gorgeous physique both start from the inside out. If you’re putting junk food into your system on a regular basis, it will be hard to maintain a beautiful and youthful body. Fight the urge to run and get fast food. If you need food quickly, start making sure you keep fresh fruits and vegetables on hand. These foods are normally easy to clean and quick to prepare. Prepare a large vegetable salad in advance. Cut up seasonal fruit and keep it available when you’re ready to eat. Fruits, vegetables, nuts and grains are your body’s best friends when it comes to beauty and optimal health.
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2. Drink lots of water.
The human body contains about 50 to 75% water. Make sure you’re intentional about getting enough water into your system on a daily basis. If you struggle to drink lots of water, there are a few tricks that can come in handy. Start drinking water out of a straw. When you drink from a straw, the water seems to get consumed quicker. Additionally, throw a couple slices of lemon into room temperature water. The taste is delicious and refreshing. It’s also a great way to gently cleanse and detoxify your system.
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3. Get lots of rest.
Rest is important. It is vital to recharge and allow the body to restore itself from the long day’s work. The more rest you get before 11 pm, the better off you’ll be. When the body is well-rested, it’s able to function with more energy and vitality. Invest in good sheets and a supportive mattress. Turn off electronics an hour before bedtime. This helps your mind unwind and detach itself from the day’s stress.
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4. Use the right body care products.
It’s important to be particular about what you put on your skin. The skin is the largest organ of your body. When you rub lots of products into your skin, it seeps through the epidermis and is able to get into your blood stream. Make sure that what you’re placing on your body is good for it. Firming creams are helpful for unsightly cellulite and fade creams are great for getting rid of dark marks and unsightly scars. Look at the ingredient list on the body care products and apply accordingly.

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  1. Exercise.
    Working up a sweat is not only great for the endorphin rush, it’s also excellent for making sure you experience a youthful glow and appearance. In addition to getting a good cardiovascular workout, make sure you add in strength training exercises. Lifting weights and doing resistance exercises will help you tone the muscles and tighten the skin around the muscles. This will create a leaner and more youthful look.These five suggestions are the fundamentals that will keep your body looking healthy, strong and youthful. While it may take some finessing in the beginning, be intentional about figuring out what works well for you. Before long, you’ll look better than you did ten years prior. After all, aging doesn’t have to be a bad thing when you take care of yourself.

 

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Makeup on a Budget: How You Can Save Time and Money with Affordable Foundations

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One of the most common misconceptions about using makeup is that it has to be expensive for it to work wonders on your skin. While layering different kinds of products could give you good results, using one item that serves multiple functions rather than using different products separately could save you a lot of time and money.

You can start with choosing the right kind of foundation to use and finding one that gives the best value for your money. Below are some points to consider in finding affordable foundations without sacrificing quality.

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1) Combination items: multiple products in one

At a minimum, find a foundation that provides moisture, proper coverage, and protection from the sun. A good example is the Chriszen Moist Cake foundation, which combines the benefits of a moisturizer, sunblock, concealer, and skin lightener all in one product. A foundation that not only provides a good base for your makeup, but also clears, nourishes, and moisturizes your skin, will surely prove to be a more favorable and cost-effective option than the other items available in the market. The Chriszen foundation is among the most affordable foundations for Asian girls, considering that you can eliminate other skin care products and simply use it on its own.

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2) Lasting effect: foundations that stay on all day long

While the cost of the item itself is an important factor, it is also necessary to see if the item can stay on for a long time. As the foundation is the base of other makeup that you might want to put on, it should be able to hold even if you sweat or do your daily activities. For instance, although CoverGirl has an affordable foundation, feedback from users of the CG Smoothers foundation suggests that the liquid makeup tend to melt away during the day. Also, based on user feedback, powder and cake foundations are more compatible with most other makeup products (blush, highlighter, etc.).

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3) Comparing prices: amount of product used versus amount of product in a single purchase

This might take a little trial-and-error, but it is good to check how long the product lasts if you use it on a regular basis. It is better to get a €10 cake foundation that lasts more than 3 months when used every day than a €30 bottle of liquid foundation that you could use up in just a few weeks. While each of the different types of foundations has its own benefits, usually, cakes or powders last longer than creams or liquid foundations.  You can try a cream (like the CC cream from Nature Republic, but this one is somewhat on the upper end of the affordable price range), or you could choose a moist cake like the one from Chriszen.

 

If you are looking for ways to get the same results for cheap, using products that combine different functions should be the top priority. Fortunately, with today’s innovations in science and technology, the cosmetic industry has made such items more affordable and easily accessible.

 

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Some Tips On How To Handle Hair Loss For Both Men And Women Who Live In Malaysia

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Every person is different. Some like to handle hair loss by going to an aesthetic doctor in Malaysia. Other resort to an expensive hair loss treatment, resulting in hundreds of dollars on products. As we mentioned, everyone is different.

In most cases, you really don’t have to resort to the above scenarios to help manage and/or prevent hair loss. Below you will find a few basic tips and/or guidelines. Most of them don’t actually involve spending hundreds of dollars to cover up what is already starting to fade.

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1)Take some of the natural oils that are around your home or apartment. Things like coconut and olive oil work just fine. Heat them up, but don’t make it too hot. Massage the oil into your scalp. Place a shower cap over your head and leave it there for an hour. After the full hour take a hot shower. Shampoo your hair and rinse it all out. This will help to keep your scalp feeling clean and healthy, not to mention reduce the likelihood of any hair loss.

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2) You can also use some natural juices too. The types of juices you need to be using are either garlic, onion or ginger. Rub it into your scalp. Leave it there overnight. The next morning, after you wake up, rinse it all out. Get in the shower and thoroughly clean out your hair. You will be amazed at how smooth and shiny your hair will look and feel. Your hair will also be less likely to fall out as much.
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3) You could also get a head massage. Massaging the scalp will help to keep the hair follicles active. This is one of the reasons some people end up losing their hair. Their hair follicles are not getting stimulated enough. Add in some oils or Lavender. This will help to stimulate your scalp even more.

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4)Take some warm green tea and put it on your head. Leave it there for an hour or so. Once the hour has passed, you should rinse it all out. This will put lots of antioxidants in your head. This will also boost the hair growth. This way clean and new hair can come shining through. This is sometimes a step that gets left out when it comes to hair care. Why? Most people don’t even know about it.

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5)Did you know that meditation can actually stimulate more hair growth, more than any other methods. Sometimes stress and tension can cause the hair to fall it out. It happens to a lot of women and men in Malaysia, not to mention other parts of the world.

 

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Meditation can cure a lot of stress and tension. It doesn’t cost a lot to do either. In fact, meditation costs nothing, but gives you everything in return. As you can see, there are lots of solutions for fighting hair loss. You don’t have to max out your credit card to fight the battle of the hair loss. Just use your best judgement and some traditional home products. The rest will take care of itself.

 

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How To Solve The Biggest Problems With Your Nose

A threadlift is a minimally invasive procedure. It is typically done to correct the sagging of eyebrows, eyelids, neck, the tip of the nose, and the furrows between the nose, and the corner of the mouth. Often, a threadlift is performed before a standard facelift, or in conjunction with another type of aesthetic procedure to enhance the aesthetic results. The main focus of this article will be threadlifts done on the nose, and how you can raise the tip by tying it internally.

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Who is the ideal candidate for a threadlift for the nose?

The average patient tends to be between 35 and 45 years old. These are people who either cannot afford a standard rhinoplasty, or are very busy, they can not afford to take time off from their jobs, or they like the idea of a minimally invasive procedure. This procedure is best for those seeking minimal aesthetic improvements, those looking to enhance the results of a previous rhinoplasty, or those seeking additional enhancement after another aesthetic procedure.

How is it done?

The entire thread lift process is relatively simple. Initially, the doctor will determine what areas of your nose need treatment. Then the aesthetic team will determine the direction of the lift required. Once this has been completed, numbing cream, or a local anesthetic will be applied to the area where the treatment are will take place. Next, the threads are embedded under the skin with a fine needle. Once the needle is removed, the thread will remain under the skin to hold the area taught.

This procedure requires no invasive surgery, incisions, or suturing. Typically, there will be mild side effects present immediately after the procedure. Those side effects are usually minimal, including mild bruising, and swelling. If bruising occurs, it tends to proceed in approximately one week. Any swelling that occurs last for a few days, which is usually not significant, or noticeable.
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What are the results of a threadlift for the nose?

A threadlift for the nose will correct the nasal bridge. This correction tends to be subtle, much less dramatic than a rhinoplasty. This is the gentlest way to enhance your natural look without the risk of not looking like yourself after the procedure. The subtle change is achieved by the repositioning of the nasal tissue.

Often, a lift will produce long term results in the skin by firming, tightening, and lifting the area. Though, the skin, and surrounding area will still be subject to natural forces, such as gravity. Therefore, eventually the tissue will return to its original position. This is why aesthetic professionals suggest you repeat the procedure once every two years, or as needed.

 

In addition, many will effectively combine the results of a lift with other procedures. Some of those procedures include: facelift, radio frequency, high intensity focused ultrasound, skin rejuvenation, lasers, or a rhinoplasty. If you choose to only do a lift, you should expect a subtle, modest, and a natural looking result that will last a significant amount of time without any additional procedures.

 

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How To Take Care Of Your Skin

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Taking proper care of your skin is vitally important. You are going to be wearing it for the rest of your life. Plus if you don’t take care of your skin it will become wrinkled, dry, and leathery and make you look much older than you are. Taking care of your skin doesn’t have to be difficult or expensive. There are a number of things you can do on a daily basis to keep your skin smooth, supple, and young-looking. The following are a few simple actions that can help to keep your skin healthy.

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Use The Right Skin Care Products 

Just because a product is touted as the greatest thing ever doesn’t mean it will work for you. Products made for dry skin won’t work for people with oily skin. Check the label to see if specific skincare products are designed for your skin type before using them.

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Body Cream Versus Face Cream 

The skin on your face is thinner and more sensitive than the skin elsewhere on your body. If you use the wrong kind of cream on your face it may not give you the protection and nutrients your skin needs.

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Gentle Cleansing 

Using the wrong type of skin cleanser, particularly on your face, can do serious damage. Whether you are removing make-up or dirt and grime, make sure that you use a gentle skin cleanser that is pH-neutral to help maintain your skin’s natural balance.

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Be Sure To Exfoliate Properly 

Exfoliating once or twice weekly is essential. It is also very important to use a pH-neutral exfoliation product which will clean and smoothen the skin while helping to maintain its natural balance. Using a Clarisonic cleansing brush can also help.
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Moisturizing Is Essential 

The dermis is 70% water while the water content of the epidermis is 15%. Moisturizing the skin daily, using a moisturizing mask, and a moisturizer which helps to maintain the balance between natural oils and water, can keep your skin supple and looking and feeling good.

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Use Hypoallergenic Makeup 

Many people wear makeup every day. Wearing the wrong type of makeup can damage your skin and cause allergic reactions. Choose a hypoallergenic makeup that is specially formulated for the sensitive skin around the eyes and other delicate parts of the face.

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Protection From The Sun 

The suns UV rays can do serious damage to the skin. It is important to protect you skin by using sunscreen with SPF 15 or higher and one or more of the following ingredients: oxybenzone, sulisobenzone, ecamsule, avobenzone, zinc oxide, and titanium dioxide. Together they help reduce the sun’s harmful effects and stops the skin from ageing prematurely.

What you put into your body also impacts your skin. Therefore if you want to keep your skin looking good and being supple, drink lots of water, eat 20 to 40 grams of fiber daily, be sure to eat your essential fatty acids, get plenty of exercise, and adequate rest. And be sure to exfoliate with a Clarisonic cleansing brush.

 

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