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        <p><strong><u>The Essentials of Skin Care</u></strong><br>The
first step to taking care of your skin is preventing damage. Sun, wind,
pollutants and simply aging can degrade the condition of your skin.
Common complaints include dry and itchy skin, wrinkles, sagging, color
changes, and age spots. Fortunately there are steps that you can take to
keep you skin looking and feeling its best.</p> <p>Exercise, rest, and
good nutrition lay the foundation for beautiful, healthy skin. A proper
diet isn’t just good for your overall health, it also helps to ensure
that your skin will receive all of the vitamins, minerals, and nutrients
that it needs to maintain and repair itself. Drinking purified water is
another great way to keep your skin healthy. Water helps to hydrate the
skin and move waste and nutrients through the system. It’s very
effective to if you mix a teaspoon or capful of organic apple cider
vinegar in with your water. Never drink Tap Water.</p> <p>The most
important way to care for your skin is to protect it from the damaging
rays of the sun. Ultraviolet radiation damages the skin and can lead to
wrinkles, premature aging, age spots, and even cancer. Take extra
precautions to make sure your skin is not exposed to the sun’s rays.
Use a natural sunscreen, or a moisturizer that contains sunscreen (at
least SPF 15) every day. This doesn’t however mean that you should lock
yourself inside all day, like some sort of vampire. Your skin needs some
sunlight each day. Aim for 10-15 minutes of direct exposure around
sunrise or sunset.</p> <p>Dry skin is very common, especially with age.
Older skin has fewer sweat and oil glands than younger skin. <a
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beauty.com/Skin-Care-Tips_ep_75.html">Dry skin</a> may also be caused by
frequent baths, certain cosmetics or medications. But whatever the cause,
there are ways to alleviate the itchiness associated with dry skin. Avoid
using harsh soaps when bathing, and if possible, cut back on the number
of baths or showers each week. A sponge bath with warm water may help to
clean and revive skin without stripping it of valuable moisturizers. When
you do use soap, try using a natural, mild soap that doesn’t contain
any dyes, parabens or perfumes. Follow up your bath with a moisturizing
lotion, concentrating on problematic dry areas. A good all natural
moisturizer is one of the foundations for a healthy skin care regimen.
Continue moisturizing throughout the day to keep skin healthy. Your hands
and face are particularly susceptible to daily damage, and may need to be
moisturized more frequently.</p> <p><strong><u>A Skin Care
Routine</u></strong><br>A skin care routine doesn’t have to be
elaborate in order to be effective. But you should develop some kind of
skin care routine based on your skin type, daily activities, and
nutritional needs so that you can be sure you are taking the very best
care of your skin. Following a daily skin care regime will also allow you
to more closely evaluate your skin for abnormalities. Here’s a simple
routine that you can adapt to fit your needs:</p> <p>Cleanse:<br>Wash
your skin thoroughly on a daily basis to remove the dirt, debris,
pollutants, and perspiration that have accumulated. If you have dry or
sensitive skin, use only warm water to wash your skin and use a mild
natural cleanser every few days. If you have normal or oily skin, be sure
to wash with a gentle cleanser on a daily basis. Be sure to brush your
teeth before washing your face, as toothpaste residue can irritate
sensitive facial skin.</p> <p>Moisturize: Unless your skin is very oily,
you will want to use a moisturizer everyday to keep your skin hydrated
and healthy. Your skin needs moisturizer all year long as both the indoor
winter heat, and summer sun can be equally damaging to your skin.</p>
<p>Protect: Use a natural sunscreen when possible, regardless of whether
or not you plan on spending much time in the sun. The sun’s rays are
very damaging and if you get in the habit of applying sunscreen everyday,
you will never be left without protection. The sun’s most beneficial
rays occur at sunrise and sunset.</p> <p><strong><u>A Look at the Skin
Care Products</u></strong><strong><br></strong>There are several types of
skin care products that may make a useful additional to your daily skin
care. These include cleansers, sunscreens, moisturizers, eye creams,
toners, exfoliants, retinoids, herbals, and skin care supplements.</p>
<p><strong>Cleansers</strong>: Cleansers help remove the dirt, debris,
pollutants and perspiration that accumulate on your skin throughout the
day. They come in liquid, foam, or bar form.</p>
<p><strong>Sunscreen</strong>: Sunscreen is an essential product for the
care and protection of your skin. While it’s true that a little time in
the sun is necessary for the body to synthesize vitamin D, you really
only need 10-15 minutes each day. Excess sun exposure can cause changes
in the skin cells that lead to damage.</p> <p>People with fair skin need
to be much more careful than those with darker skin. But dark skin can
become damaged too. Applying a liberal amount of a natural sunscreen with
at least an SPF of 15 should prevent sun-damage and lower your risk of
developing skin cancer. Many moisturizers come with sunscreen already
included.</p> <p><strong>Moisturizer</strong>: Moisturizers can soothe
dry skin and make wrinkles less noticeable. They come in cream, lotion,
and oil form. Oil based moisturizers are good for severely dry skin on
the on the arms and legs, whereas a cream or lotion may be; a better
choice for the face, as it will leave it feeling less heavy and greasy.
Use a moisturizer right after bathing to seal moisture into your
skin.</p> <p><strong>Eye Creams</strong>: An eye cream can help to
improve the condition of the fragile skin around the eyes. They help to
hydrate and protect this area and may even help to minimize dark circles
or temporarily tighten fine lines.</p> <p><strong>Toners</strong>: Skin
toners offer extra cleansing to skin that tends to be combination or
oily. But if your skin has become dry, avoid using a skin toner. These
skin care products often contain alcohol or acetone, and can aggravate
dry or sensitive skin.</p> <p><strong>Exfoliants</strong>: Moisturizers
and cleansers that contain exfoliants help to improve the appearance of
skin by sloughing off dead cells from the skin’s surface. They may also
help to smooth out the skin’s appearance and even out discoloration
from overexposure to sun. Since older skin doesn’t lose dead skin cells
as readily as younger skin does, an exfoliant may be a good product for
skin that appears rough and sallow due to age.</p>
<p><strong>Retinoids</strong>: Topical vitamin-A based products called
retinoids have made significant advances in reducing the appearance of
wrinkles and fine lines. They help to temporarily “plump up― the area
around a wrinkle and thereby diminish its visibility. This is not a long
term solution, but does offer some immediate results.</p>
<p><strong>Herbals</strong>: Green tea and other herbal antioxidants can
be applied topically or taken orally to fight free radical damage and
improve overall skin appearance.</p> <p><strong>Supplements</strong>:
Coenzyme Q10 is a naturally occurring cellular antioxidant that has shown
potential in the prevention and treatment of several diseases, such as
heart disease, Parkinson’s disease, diabetes, and certain types of
cancer. It has also been utilized in many moisturizing products for its
wrinkle reducing properties.</p> <p><strong><u>Skin Care Tips for
Men</u></strong><strong><br></strong>Most men develop some kind of skin
care cleansing routine out of necessity during their teenage years. Acne,
blemishes and attention from peers are the usual motivators for such
habits. However, many men regularly ignore toning and moisturizing that
can improve both the appearance and feel of their facial skin.</p>
<p>Skin care products and routines may seem likely stuff for women only,
but men have skin too. And just like women, men can do wonders for their
skin by simply learning a few basic principles of skin care. For
starters, men need to understand what type of skin they have, how to care
for their skin, and how to develop a skin care routine they can live
with.</p> <p><strong>Know Your Skin Type</strong><br>Before you can
select skin care products you need to know what type of skin you have.
Although women often learn these differences as soon as they can hold a
bar of soap, many men find the question perplexing. Skin is skin, right?
Wrong! Your skin can be normal, oily, dry, sensitive, or a combination.
Here’s a primer for men on deciphering their skin type.</p>
<p><strong>Normal Skin</strong>: If you’ve never had problems with oily
skin or dry skin, it’s likely that you have “normal― skin. The
pores of normal skin are small and the overall skin tone is even. If
you’ve never given a second thought to your skin before, your skin type
is probably normal.</p> <p><strong>Oily Skin</strong>: As its name
implies, oily skin is slightly to moderately greasy. If you have oily
skin, your pores are medium to large in size and prone to blockage. You
probably have problems with pimples, blackheads, whiteheads, and acne
cysts. Oily skin is usually thicker and firmer than normal skin and
it’s less sensitive to environmental damage.</p> <p><strong>Dry
Skin</strong>: Dry skin characteristically feels tight and itchy. Winter
is especially rough on this skin type. Dry skin is usually thinner than
normal skin and may even be slightly rough to the touch. If you have dry
skin, you may have noticed that your skin is also easily irritated.</p>
<p><strong>Sensitive Skin</strong>: Men with sensitive skin are usually
the ones who actually know their skin type. Sensitive skin is prone to
rashes and breakouts from any kind of irritants such as sun, perfumes,
shaving cream, temperature extremes, and even soap. Be very careful about
the skin care products you choose if you have sensitive skin. Avoid
products with dyes, perfumes, or unnecessary chemical ingredients that
may irritate your skin.</p> <p><strong>Combination Skin</strong>: This
skin type is used to specifically describe facial skin that has both dry
and oily patches. Most commonly, combination skin exhibits an oily “T-
Zone― (forehead, nose and chin) with dry skin on the cheeks and around
the eyes. It is not uncommon for these oily zones to be reversed. If you
have this skin type, you will need to purchase skin care products made
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