Personal care is all about you, and includes everything from basic skin care to cosmetics and fragrances
Proper skin care is very important in achieving a beautiful look. Start by cleansing, toning, and
moisturizing your skin. Make sure to use products that are alcohol free!
Skin needs to be well-hydrated
A basic tenet of anti-aging skin care is hydration. Keeping your body well-hydrated is the key to
keeping skin looking young and healthy. Your body is more than 75 percent water and a lack
of water can have an adverse effect on the function of skin cells. When cells operate at their
optimal level, the body sheds dead skin at a faster rate, giving your skin a healthy look. A lack
of water, combined with poor diet, has a diuretic effect on the body, which can cause your skin
to look unhealthy and aged.
Choosing skin care products,
- Use a soap-free cleanser for sensitive skin. When using an anti-acne cleanser, make
sure the amount of salicylic acid is small.
- Avoid products with synthetic perfumes and dyes. Stick with natural skin care products
with less chemical ingredients. Products with aloe vera work well with all skin types.
- Lotions for sensitive skin should contain as many natural ingredients as possible,
thus avoiding any potential reactions to harsh chemicals.
- Watch how your skin reacts to different products. If you have sensitive skin, do a test on
a small patch of skin before using a product on your entire face or body.
- When choosing a cleanser, astringent or other oily skin product, avoid those that are
alcohol-based. The alcohol in the product will dry the skin out.
- In addition to using a cream for dry skin, work on your dry from the inside out. Invest in
Vitamin E, which will help to make you skin balanced and healthy.
Anti Aging Wrinkle Cream
- Anti aging wrinkle cream can contain many different ingredients with varying degrees
of effectiveness. In addition to the presence of alpha and beta hydroxyl, several other
compounds are found in anti aging wrinkle cream.
- Retinol/Vitamin A: This is one of the best ingredients to fight wrinkles. It works best at
prescription strength and smoothes out wrinkles and fine lines. However, it can
severely irritate the skin and should be worn in conjunction with sunscreen.
- Vitamin C Ester: This is an anti-inflammatory antioxidant, which stimulates cells to
produce collagen in the skin. The collagen helps to smooth out lines and wrinkles.
Vitamin C is best for sun-damaged skin that has lost its firmness.
Care of hair and care of the scalp skin are intertwined because hair grows from beneath the
skin. The living parts of hair (hair follicle, hair root, root sheath, and sebaceous gland) are
beneath the skin, while the actual hair shaft which emerges (the cuticle which covers the
cortex and medulla) has no living processes. Damage or changes made to the visible hair
shaft cannot be repaired by a biological process, though much can be done to manage hair
and ensure that the cuticle remains intact.
The sebaceous glands in human skin produce sebum, which is composed primarily of fatty
acids. This oily substance gives hair moisture and shine as it travels naturally down the hair
shaft, and serves as a protective substance preventing the hair from drying out. When sebum
is present in excess, the roots of the hair can appear oily, greasy, generally darker than
normal, and the hair may stick together.
Pure water has a pH of 7. When shampooing to remove the slightly acidic sebum from hair,
the pH on the surface of the scalp is raised. Freshly shampooed hair can feel tangled or
rough, and hair which is left to dry after a shampoo only can be excessively dry and coarse.
use conditioner to smooth hair. Conditioners may employ ingredients of an acidic nature to
balance the hair and scalp pH, plant oils or synthetic ingredients such as plastics to coat the
hair shaft and smooth it out.
Your choice of conditioner depends on your hair type
Your choice of shampoo depends on your scalp type
Choosing the right shampoo and conditioner is essential fior a healthy scalp and beautiful,
The first archaeological evidence of cosmetics usage is found in Egypt around 3500 BC.
The use of cosmetics in western civilization began in the Middle Ages. Restricted to use within
the upper classes, it was frowned upon and banned by the Church. By the middle of the 20th
century, cosmetics were in widespread use by women in nearly all industrial societies around
Although cosmetics have been in use for thousands of years, the absence of regulation of the
manufacture and use of cosmetics has led to negative side effects, deformities, blindness,
and even death through the ages.
Today there is a growing awareness and preference for cosmetics that are without any toxic
ingredients, especially those derived from petroleum, sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS), and
|Dry Skin Tips
Use cream based skin
rejuvenation products if you have
As estrogens decrease with the
onset of menopause, a decrease
in sebum results, leading to drier
Protect dry chapped lips with
emollients such as Vaseline or
Apply a body moisturizing cream
twice daily during the fall and
winter to keep your skin hydrated
Use a1% OTC hydrocortisone
ointment on your lips when they
start to crack during the winter
If your dry skin continues, visit a
|Exfoliate For Skin Rejuvenation
Exfoliating is the best way to
rejuvenate skin. The right product
will slough off dead skin cells,
leaving a fresh new layer of skin
that is glowing and radiant.
Exfoliate at least once a week and
follow up with a good moisturizing
product to make the most of your
|UVB and UVA rays
UVB rays are the burning rays
and are stronger during the
summer months. The UVA rays
that cause long term damage to
the skin are prevalent year round.
Look for products which offer
protection from both. Never use a
product with an SPF less than 15.
Try to stay out of direct sun as
much as possible
|Using Skin Firming Lotion
Look for spa quality skin
firming lotion to get the
maximum effects for your skin.
Most firming creams work best
when left on overnight.
Look for specially-formulated
nighttime firming creams to
improve skin density, minimize
lines and wrinkles and make
your skin to look taut and
Spit ends are caused by too much
brushing or blow drying. Choose
a brush that has a wide base but
also has bristles that are spread
apart. For blow drying, pick a
brush that has holes on the base.
This will allow the air from the
dryer to flow more smoothly. Do
not exceed over 100 strokes when
brushing. Setting you hair dryer on
cool will also help.
Avocado Carrot Cream
This face mask is super rich in
Vitamin E and contains
Calcium and Protein.
This mask will help rebuild your
skin's collagen, improve tone
and texture, and helps to fade
away age spots
1 Medium Avocado (mashed)
1 Medium Cooked Carrot
1/2 cup heavy cream
1 egg (beat)
3 tablespoons of Honey
Mix all the ingredients in a
medium bowl until contents are
Apply generously all over your
face and your neck. Leave
Avacado/Carrot mask on for
about 10-15 minutes (But no
Rinse all off with cool water.
Make sure you pat dry your face
dry. Do not rub. Apply your
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Cracked heels are a common foot
problem that are often referred to as
If the cracks are bad enough there
will be pain on weight bearing, that
is not there when weight is off the
heel. The edges or rim around the
heel will generally have a thicker
area of skin (callus). Wearing open
or thin soled shoes usually make
the symptoms worse.
Applying an oil based moisturizing
cream twice daily is really important
to get on top of this problem. A
pumice stone can be used to
reduce the thickness of the hard
Avon Foot Works Therapeutic
Cracked Heel Relief heals dry and
cracked skin, fights infection.
24-hour moisturization. Provides
first aid relief with soothing
lidocaine,Hhelps to soften calluses,
leaving feet feeling smooth and