There are times in our lives when we ask why our skin is like this and like that, or sometimes, we need skin tips but we don’t who to ask. If you feel that way, you are in the right page, my dear. Of course, I couldn’t answer these questions, too, because I’m no expert. In fact, I’m also one of the crowd who asks. So I compiled tips from my favorite magazine, Total Girl and added few more solutions from my favorite blog site, goodhousekeeping.com. I know that these resources asked the right person, a skin expert.
What kind of facial cleanser should I use to get rid of pimples?
Washing your face properly is very important. This is because you need to get rid of the dirt that settled on your face throughout the day. If you don’t cleanse the right way, dirt or bacteria can clog or enlarge your pore, resulting to pimples. However, you should only wash your face twice a day, after you wake up and before you sleep, because overdoing it can lead to oil overproduction, Choose a facial cleanser that has no harmful chemicals and treat your pimples with a natural product. Apply it nightly after your daily cleansing routine for a glowing pimple-free face.
My face becomes dry and sometimes itchy when the weather becomes cold. How can I prevent this from happening?
Dermatologist Shyla Samson Valdez reveals that colder weather causes dry skin because the lack of humidity makes your skin lose moisture. The quickest way to treat this is by moisturizing with a mild unscented facial lotion. Slather on a layer daily as soon as you step out for the shower to lock in moisture.
Do I need to exfoliate?
Yes, as said by Dr. Amy Wechsler of goodhousekeeping.com. But the answer really depends on your skin type and age. Exfoliation is something you want to start in your teens, and for sure, by your twenties and thirties. By the time you reach your thirties, your skin begins to thin and become more vulnerable to the environment. At the same time, the natural enzymes on your skin begin to remove dead skin cells less efficiently, so they hang on and prevent your skin from reflecting light. As a result, you look ashy. Start by using an exfoliating cleanser once or twice weekly. Look for ingredients like sugar, oatmeal or small synthetic beads. If your skin is particularly dull, flaky or red, try a cleanser with salicylic acid, which is less irritating than other chemical exfoliate products.
Can you suggest a good anti-aging for combination skin?
Dr. Amy Wechsler answers suggests that you should read the label on your moisturizer carefully and make sure it says oil-free or noncomedogenic, which means it won’t clog your pores. As long as it means this two criteria, you shouldn’t have a problem with greasy skin or breakouts. While you’re at it, check the label for broad spectrum SPF 30 to protect your skin from sun damage and help prevent wrinkles.
Is it possible for me to get rid of the dark circles under my eyes?
Under eye dark circles are something you can easily get rid of. Aside from going back to your normal sleeping routine, Dr. Anna Palabyab Rufino suggests that you avoid rubbing your eyes, drink lots of water and apply moisturizer to help lessen these dark eye bags. You can also try simple home remedies. One is by placing cold and fresh cucumber slices on top of your closed eyes for 10 minutes once a day for a week. Another simple trick is placing a cold compress or washcloth that’s been soaked in cold water over your eyes for a few minutes every day. Whichever trick you try, remember to be patient while waiting for the results. However, you still need to get enough sleep for any remedy to work fully.
My legs are always itchy. I always encounter dry skin when I scratch my legs and now I have lots on wounds on my legs. What can I do to get rid of this itchy situation?
According to Dr. Shyla Valdez, itching occurs when there is something bothering your skin such as an insect bite, an allergic reaction, sunburn, etc. Itching is actually a defense mechanism that alerts us when something is wrong and we respond with scratching, which actually makes it worse! There are many ways to soothe your skin and avoid scratching all together and one homegrown remedy is to apply aloe vera all over your legs. Another solution is to use is a healing body moisturizer that can relieve any itching or burning feeling that you may be experiencing. Lastly, remember that it is all in the mind. When you feel the urge to scratch, distract yourself by doing your favorite hobbies or listening to your top tunes.
How can I get rid of wart?
A wart is a small, rough growth in your body caused by many different types of humanpapilloma virus. Common warts are dome-shaped and usually found on the hands and fingers. Although most types are considered harmless, Dr. Anna Palabyab Rufino advises you to visit a dermatologist. Do not try to get rid of the wart by yourself because this can create an infection or cause it to spread. Most warts are electrocauterized, but don’t worry because a topical anesthetic is applied to minimize the pain in the procedure.
Is it safe to sleep with an eye mask every night?
Eye mask help block out the sun, which makes for a better night’s sleep. While wearing an eye mask regularly doesn’t have a negative effect on your peepers, make sure to keep it clean. Wash it at least once a week to keep it from accumulating dirt and clogging pores.
What are the top three essentials I need to have in my makeup bag?
According to the makeup expert, Mally Roncal of goodhousekeeping.com, the top three must-haves are concealer, mascara and blush. Concealer and mascara can immediately light up your eyes and blush will perk up your complexion. Choose cream formulas of concealer and brush and you won’t even need to carry a brush with you. Using your fingers is the fastest and easiest method an the best way to blend the product seamlessly into skin.
How do I choose among the many foundation formulas out there?
Makeup expert Mally Roncal advises you to use your skin type to guide your foundation choice. For example, if your skin is oily, then opt for a powder foundation. If you have a dry skin, she recommends trying a cream foundation instead. You know that old school rule about matching your foundation to your neck? Your neck is in a perpetual shadow, so it tends to be a bit paler that he rest of your face. Instead, match your foundation to your collarbone, which is on the same plane as your face and will give you more accurate shade.
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