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How to Care for Fair Skin and Light Hair

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Fair skin and hair can be such beautiful traits if they are properly cared for. Pale skin can be easily damaged by environmental factors and requires extra protection to ensure not only its beauty but also its health. Light hair (be it blonde or grey) also comes with its challenges. Just like fair skin, light hair is more sensitive to the environment and also requires extra protection.

If you were born with a lighter complexion fret not! Just make sure to check out and apply the tips below on how to care for fair skin and hair, and you will be on your way to looking healthy and great!

Ready for the best skin and hair of your life?

How to Care for Fair Skin

Caring for your skin, no matter the skin tone, should be one of the most important parts of our daily routines. Being focused on skincare may come off as being conceited and superficial. But it can improve both mental and physical health. Mentally, having a skincare routine allows for moments of relaxation, self-reflection, and self-care. Physically, caring for our skin, moisturizing it and protecting it against the sun, keeps us away from skin-related illnesses such as skin cancer.

Whether you have fair skin or not, the tips below can be definitely beneficial for you too. But for fair skin people, they are even more important, specifically as they need extra protection against the sun.

Skincare Routine

Fair skin is naturally less protected against UV-rays. If you are not taking the right steps, your fair skin is more prone to sun damage, skin cancer, and wrinkles. So make sure that you are taking the utmost care of your pale skin!

You can start your skincare routine with a gentle cleanser (twice per day), followed by a moisturizer for your skin type. During your morning skincare routine, make sure to add on top a layer of skincare protection of at least SPF 30. At night, make sure to add a layer of nourishing night cream.

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As mentioned above, fair skin is more sensitive and prone to wrinkles, and sun exposure exacerbates this, so make sure you are starting early on with anti-aging products, sometimes even as early as in your 20s. You would look for products that contain collagen, retinol and hyaluronic acid. For extra moisture, do a face mask every other day, be it a store-bought one or a DIY one.

No matter what skincare products you use always make sure that they are adapted to your skin type. Oh, and don’t forget to always remove your make-up before bed and make sure to drink 2l of water every day!

But do you think that’s all you have to do?

Sun Protection

While the skincare tips above apply to absolutely everybody, if you have fair skin, you have more responsibility in ensuring its protection. It’s not enough to apply SPF in the morning. If you are spending your day outdoors, make sure to reapply every 2 hours. This is especially important if you are sweating, doing sports or spending time by the pool. Not all sunscreens are water-resistant and the sweat/water will just wash them away.

But even with diligent application of SPF, some fair skin people can still burn and suffer sun damage. If you are in such a case, make sure to equip yourself. You can protect your skin by using an umbrella, a cap or a sun visor. Don’t forget to wear UVA sunglasses to not only protect your eyes but also to protect the skin around your eyes, which is the most sensitive and prone to wrinkles.

With fair skin being so sensitive to the sun’s rays, make sure you wear SPF all year round and according to the weather, add various accessories for extra protection. You may also want to try a moisturizer that is infused with SPF, such as the 24K Bio-Brightening Skin Tone Moisturizer SPF 30, so you can lock in moisture while protecting your skin from sun damage. 

Redness

Fair skin can also be prone to redness, which can look more pronounced than on darker skin tones. If you experience flushed skin, small red bumps (that are not pimples or acne), or large dilated blood vessels on the cheeks, you may be struggling with rosacea.

Wondering what causes rosacea?

Unfortunately, the cause is still unknown, even though there’s been a lot of research on it. The general consensus right now is that it is caused by inflammation in the body.

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Rosacea tends to affect people over the age of 30 with fair skin. If redness doesn’t go away, make sure to go to your dermatologist for professional advice.

Getting That Glow

Many people with fair skin are fans of tanned skin. While prolonged sun exposure is unhealthy, no matter the skin tone, there are ways to get a healthy glow. Most people would think of tanning beds (or solarium), but they are as unhealthy as being exposed to the sun’s rays.  The healthiest way to get the shade you want is to use self-tanning products.

If you are afraid of looking washed out, you can try the many products out there on the market that will allow you to get that perfect shade all over your body, without the sun damage. And the best part is that it’s quick and you get to pick the shade you want!

Makeup for Fair Skin

Fair skin can be a challenge when it comes to make-up. It all starts with your undertones. Make sure you know them before choosing your foundation and the colors of your blush and lipstick. One way to find out your undertones is by looking at the veins of your wrist. If they are green, you have warm undertones. If they are blue, you have cool undertones. If they look blue and green, then you have neutral undertones. According to the list below, you can see which colors are complementing your complexion best!

    Cool undertones: pink, red, blue

    Warm undertones: yellow, peach, golden shades

    Neutral undertones: a balance between cool and warm

Now that you have detected your undertones, you can go on and select your perfect foundation and concealer, to cover any imperfections you may perceive your skin has. If you have freckles and love them, make sure to choose a foundation with lighter coverage, so as to not completely hide them.

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Now that your canvas is ready, you would want to go for the right blush to give you a natural flush. If you have warm undertones, go for peach, soft pink or coral. If you have cold undertones, go for rosy pink or soft lilac. When it comes to eye shadow, your best bet is to go for earthy and bronze shades. Fair skin is known to look absolutely great with bright and bold lipsticks, so don’t be shy to even go for an orange-red lipstick!

Most people born with fair skin also have light hair. While that also takes some effort, it is always worth taking care of one’s body. If you have light hair or are looking to get blonde hair at the salon, make sure to go through the tips below to ensure you have the healthiest, best-looking hair out there!

How to Care for Light Hair

Whether you were born with blonde hair, or whether you have chosen to bleach and dye it, you have to make sure you are taking extra care of it. Blonde hair is finer than darker hair and more porous, thus making it more sensitive to the environment.

What do we have to do to keep the glamorous blonde hair healthy?

Specialized Hair Care to Keep Your Hair Light

Yes, you read that right! Blonde hair, be it natural or not, requires special hair care that not only nourishes and protects it, but also keeps its color vibrant.

If you are a natural blonde, you know how your hair color will change with the seasons. From the lightest shade of blonde in summer to almost 4 shades darker in winter. If you are not a natural blonde, you know how your hair can get these unflattering brassy tones. To prevent your hair from changing its color, check out the ways you can keep it light all year round!

Use a Purple Shampoo

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To avoid brassiness, go for a purple shampoo hat would take away the orange tones and restore the blue tones to the hair.

Use a Toner

If the purple shampoo does not work enough, you can go for a toner. The best way is to go to the salon, as it’s more effective than a store-bought toner.

Chamomile Tea Rinse

In winter, when the sun is not as strong, you can go for a chamomile tea rinse. After boiling the chamomile bags in water, allow the tea to cool. After your normal hair washing routine, rinse your hair with the tea and let your hair dry.

Honey Mask

For a more intensive treatment, both for the color and your hair, how about a hair mask? Honey can naturally lighten your hair and nourish it. Mix honey with hair conditioner in equal parts, apply the mix to your hair, cover with a shower cap and leave on overnight. Next morning just wash your hair as usual.

If none of these works on keeping your hair blonde all year round, you might have to pay a visit to the salon to artificially lighten up your blonde during the winter months. This will ensure that your hair is professionally taken care of.

Sun and Heat Protection for Blonde Hair

Just like fair skin, blonde hair also needs extra protection against the sun. Blonde hair is more sensitive, and thus more prone to dryness and brittleness because of the sun damage.

Whenever you are out, protect your hair against sunlight by spraying special hair SPF all over it – and this will also protect your scalp! Even better – if the sun shines strongly, wear your favorite hat or a scarf. During summer holidays, whether you are at the beach or going to the pool, your blonde hair will be exposed to the sun longer than usual. Make sure to use after-sun hair care products, such as shampoos, conditioners and hair sprays. Those will restore the hair’s moisture, temporarily repair split ends and strengthen the hair. After every swim, make sure to rinse your hair with fresh water to remove salt or chlorine.

If you are a fan of styling your hair using blow driers, hair straighteners or hair curlers, you want to make sure that you are also protecting your hair against that heat. If you love to blow dry your hair, consider alternating it with air-drying, to reduce the damage on your hair. If you are a fan of hairstyles that require a straightener or a curler, then make sure you are using the right products. Before starting using such hot tools, make sure your hair is completely dry, and then apply a heat protectant. They will minimize the damage and keep your hair healthier!

Nourish Your Light Hair

To counteract the sun and heat damage, make sure to regularly use hair masks to restore moisture, be it a mask that you got from your favorite brand or a DIY hair mask that you can use with ingredients from your kitchen. One of the best homemade hair masks can be easily done by crushing a ripe banana and mixing it with olive oil and honey. Add on your hair, massage your scalp, wrap with a towel and leave for 15 minutes. Follow with your usual hair washing routine!

Blonde hair can be a challenge for its wearer, but the effort is always worth the result. Having a healthy, luscious, blonde mane can not only complement your complexion beautifully but also boost your self-confidence.

In this day and age, with the environment being more and more polluted, the daily lives being so much more stressful and the sun being stronger and stronger, it’s important to look after ourselves and care for our bodies. And that includes taking care of your fair skin and hair!

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WARNING SIGNS THAT YOU’RE APPROACHING PERIMENOPAUSAL

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Menopause usually hits women in their 50’s, but the perimenopausal period can actually begin quite a few years earlier. While there is nothing that you can do to prevent it, there are a number of warning signs that you can look out for, so that you can be fully aware of the reason behind all of the changes occurring within your body.

A Lowered Libido 

Due to estrogen levels in the body decreasing, sexual drive will begin to drop when you reach the perimenopausal stage. This loss of desire is something that tends to surprise people quite a bit, but it is absolutely normal for this to happen once you are in your 50’s.

Mood Swings 

Your body’s hormones will be fluctuating quite wildly as you approach perimenopause, and this can quickly lead to quite severe mood swings, as well as unexplained irritability. Fatigue is also quite common, but this can also simply be due to a busy lifestyle, so do try to cut yourself some slack.

Hot Flashes 

Many people believe that hot flashes are only really experienced during menopause, but these tend to occur quite a few years before as well. If you are suddenly experiencing random bouts of sweat and feeling uncomfortably hot, then this could mean that you are approaching your perimenopausal years.

Sleeplessness 

While sleep disruption, meaning that you wake up at odd hours and are unable to fall back asleep, is another common symptom of perimenopause, it can also be attributed to other factors, such as drinking alcohol before bed. A lack of quality sleep can really take its toll after a while, both physically as well as mentally, so you need to take as many steps as necessary to help yourself enjoy enough sleep each night.

Erratic Periods 

During puberty, girls often experience quite erratic periods, and this is something that you will experience yet again during perimenopause. Due to all of the fluctuating hormone levels within your body, there will be some months where excess estrogen is released, which increases the build-up within the lining of the uterus. This then leads to a heavier-than-normal period. The length that your period lasts for is also likely to change, with your overall cycle tending to be shorter, meaning that you are likely to experience bleeding more often.

The perimenopausal stage that your body goes through can last for up to ten years, after which you will then enter in to the menopausal stage. While you may not want to read about all of the symptoms that you are going to experience, it is important to be aware of these changes that your body is going to go through, so that you can deal with them in the most effective way when they do occur.

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WHAT TO LOOK FOR IN A HAIR AND SKIN CARE EXPERT

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While there may be many exceptionally qualified hair and skin care professionals out there, you are also likely to come across a few that are not able to provide you with what you want. In order to ensure that you really are choosing the best person for the job, here are a few tips to keep in mind.

Choosing a Hair Colorist

A quick Google search will likely result in pages of listings for local hair colorists, but, if you are seeking someone that has specific expertise in this field, it would be worth turning to your favorite magazines instead, making note of the colorists who have produced work that you like. Narrow this down so that you have a couple of top choices, and then book a consultation with them, so that not only can you find out more about their training and background, but you will also get a good idea of how they intend to transform your locks.

Choosing an Aesthetician

If you are seeking a facial, then you need a professional aesthetician. Each spa will usually offer their own specific range of facial treatments, and many of them will provide information on these on their websites. For those of you in Los Angeles, the Carasoin Day Spa is a top choice, as aesthetician Lena Bratschi performs an incredible Jet Peel Facial that was originally designed by the Russian Aerospace engineering program. Not only does this facial leave your skin feeling beautifully soft and smooth, but, unlike many of the other facials out there, this one has no downtime, meaning that you can easily squeeze in a session before an important event.

Clearing Dark Spots or Acne

Dark spots and acne are both frustrating issues to deal with at home, which is why it is sometimes a good idea to seek professional help for this. One treatment, called the Coolaser, is especially effective when it comes to removing stubborn scars and dark spots, with each session only taking thirty minutes, along with a two or three day recovery period. In addition to dark spots and acne, the Coolaser is also able to help smooth out wrinkles and even out the complexion, making it ideal for those who are currently following an anti-aging regimen. While this product and technique was developed by Dr. Simon Ourian, who can be found in California, the Coolaser is now used all around the world.

No matter what you may be hoping to achieve, whether this may be a striking new hair color or a rejuvenating facial, it is always important to take your time when choosing a professional. Use the internet, as well as social media, to your advantage, as this gives you the opportunity to check out each expert’s work beforehand, ensuring that you really know what you are getting yourself in to.

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SKIN CARE TIPS TO TAKE YOU FROM SEASON TO SEASON

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Each new season brings with it different temperatures and humidity levels, both of which have a huge effect on your skin. In order to help your skin deal with each of these seasonal changes, here are a few tips that you should keep in mind.

 

The Texture of Your Moisturizer

In the winter months, when the air is cold and dry, a rich and greasy moisturizer is essential to keep the skin hydrated, as this will form a thick film over the surface of the skin to trap in moisture, preventing it from evaporating into the dry air. However, the spring and summer months are much more humid, and a thick moisturizer will only end up clogging the pores, leading to everything from a dull complexion to breakouts. In order to avoid this, you need to switch to a lighter moisturizer in the summer, but one that still contains plenty of hydrating ingredients.

 

A Powerful Cleanser 

The heat of the summer means that, by the end of the day, your face will contain a mixture of sweat and sunscreen, as well as dirt and bacteria, which is why a powerful cleanser is essential. While foaming cleansers often tend to be the most effective at clearing your skin of these, they can also be quite drying. This is not such a big deal during the summer months, as your skin is naturally producing more oil in the heat, but, if you already suffer from dry or sensitive skin, you should opt for a moisturizing cleanser instead.

 

Cut Back on the Exfoliation 

During the winter months, when your skin feels rough and dry, exfoliation can really help to turn this around. However, exfoliation works by removing the outermost layer of skin cells, to reveal the fresh new cells beneath. In the summertime, removing this outer layer means that your skin is much more vulnerable to sun damage, as well as more reactive to the elements in general. If you plan on spending more time outdoors in the summer than you did in the winter, then it would be worth cutting your exfoliation down to once a week, or less if you have noticed your skin feeling sensitive or raw.

 

Seasonal Foods 

The fruits and vegetables grown during the spring and summer months bring with them many skin boosting benefits, meaning that eating seasonal foods is a great way to support your skin as it transitions through the seasons. Summer fruits such as berries and watermelons are high in water, which your skin needs in order to stay hydrated in the heat. Seasonal summer vegetables, such as cucumbers, bell peppers and zucchini, are also high in water, as well as plenty of antioxidants to help your skin fight off the free radicals that are produced after exposure to the sun.

 

It can be easy to find an effective skin care routine and want to stick to it throughout the year. However, in order for your skin to really thrive, you need to recognize the changes that it goes through with each season, and cater to its evolving needs.

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ANTI AGING ADVICE FOR SUN WORSHIPPERS

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While the sun is known to be extremely damaging to the skin, and is responsible for up to 90% of facial wrinkles, there is no denying the satisfaction that comes from basking in its balmy warmth. If you tend to spend more time than average out in the sun, be sure to take these anti-aging steps necessary in order to maintain a youthful complexion.

 

A Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Sunscreen

 In order to stay protected, it is essential that your skin is always covered with a layer of sunscreen throughout the day, and this needs to be a broad spectrum formula in order to protect against both UVA and UVB rays. When it comes to SPF, 15 is usually adequate, but research has shown that the majority of people do not use enough sunscreen on each application, which is why SPF 30 is recommended.

 

Invest in a Pair of UV Blocking Sunglasses

The skin around the eyes is much thinner than the skin on the rest of the face, which is why this is usually the first area to show visible signs of aging. To give this part of your face some extra protection, invest in a pair of sunglasses that are designed to block at least 99% of UV light. While many sunglasses may claim that they are able to block these damaging rays, you need to keep an eye out for the percentage in order to make sure that their level of protection is sufficient.

 

Antioxidant-Rich Foods

There are certain foods out there that have been proven to be able to increase the skin’s ability to protect itself from harmful UV rays, all of which contain high levels of antioxidants. From oily fish that contains plenty of omega 3, to fruits and vegetables that are red or orange in color, to dark leafy greens, try to incorporate more of these foods into your diet when you know you will be spending extra time in the sun.

 

Stay Hydrated

When it comes to the formation of wrinkles, skin dehydration is one of the key factors that plays into this, as dehydrated skin is much more vulnerable to external stressors. Since the sun can quickly dehydrate the body, it is important for sun worshippers to stay constantly hydrated. This means that you should always keep your skin moisturized externally.

 

As effective as all of these anti-aging tips may be, those who spend large amounts of time in the sun are still likely to age at a much quicker rate than those who keep their skin protected. The only way for a sun worshipper to really keep aging at bay is to begin making changes when it comes to their sun-loving lifestyle, figuring out ways to spend less time in the sun and more time in the shade.

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SKIN CHANGES THAT OCCUR BETWEEN 50 AND 60

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While everybody ages differently, there are certain changes that you can start to expect as you progress through each decade. When it comes to your 50’s, aging is often accelerated, due to menopause as well as other factors, so by knowing what to expect, you will be well-prepared to deal with any issues that may arise.

Loss of Muscle, Bone and Fat

With aging comes the loss of muscle, bone and fat from underneath the skin, and when this is combined with a decrease in collagen and elastin production, the result is exacerbated wrinkles and a hollowed out appearance. One of the most powerful remedies against this is prescription retinol products, as retinol has been proven time and time again to be one of the most effective anti-aging ingredients out there. Not only will it heal damage skin and speed cell turnover back up, but, if you combine it with antioxidants, it will also increase collagen production, as well as skin thickness.

Weakened Skin Barrier Function

The role of the skin’s natural barrier is to protect it from environmental damage, while retaining moisture. As the body ages, this barrier begins to weaken, with the effects of this beginning to become most noticeable between the ages of 50 and 60. A weak skin barrier means that the skin is not able to maintain its moisture levels, which quickly leads to dryness and dehydration. The best way to counter this is by investing in a thick and rich moisturizer that contains plenty of natural oils, and apply this frequently throughout the day, whenever your skin feels as though it is starting to dry out.

Skin Tags

Once you reach the age of 50, skin tags, which are small bumps that hang off the skin, become much more common, caused by a build up of collagen when skin surfaces rub together. The only way to have these removed is by visiting a dermatologist, who will be able to advise you on a couple of different quick and painless treatment methods.

Sun Spots

Also known as age spots, sun spots occur on areas of the skin that experience the most sun exposure, and while these can affect everybody, those that have freckles are far more susceptible to them. While lightening products and chemical peels can help to eradicate sun spots, there is no point doing this unless you are being extremely diligent about sun protection, otherwise your sun spots will only end up coming right back.

While there are many topical products that you can use to try to combat the skin changes that you will experience in your 50’s, your best bet against all of this is by increasing the amount of aerobic exercise that you do. Studies have shown that this can go a long way in helping the skin to regain its youthful features, and, when coupled with ingredients such as retinol and antioxidants, is one of the most powerful of all anti-aging treatments.

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SKIN CARE STEPS YOU SHOULDN’T SKIP

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Skin care routines can often end up becoming quite complicated, but this does not need to be the case. While it can be easy to find yourself caught up in the myriad of products out there, these are the most essential of skin care steps, and should form the basis of every skin care routine.

 

Cleansing

Cleansing is a step that clears away any dirt and bacteria from the surface of your skin, as well as your pores, and should be done each day to prevent environmental free radicals from damaging the collagen that lies within your skin. While some may swear by cleansing twice a day, this is not strictly necessary if you cleanse in the evening right before bed, as this means that your skin will still be clean in the morning. However, in order for this step to really be effective, you need to ensure that you are using the right cleanser for your skin type. If you have dry skin, avoid foaming cleansers, as they will strip your skin of natural oils, making a lotion cleanser the better choice. However, for those with oily skin, foaming cleansers are great, as they will remove any excess oil from your skin.

 

Exfoliation

While exfoliation is not a step that needs to be carried out every single day, it still needs to be done on a regular basis, at least twice a week. Exfoliation not only removes the layer of dead skin cells that sit on the surface of the skin, therefore allowing subsequent products to properly penetrate your skin’s layers, but it also stimulates cell turnover, a process that naturally declines with age. Whether you opt for a scrub or a chemical exfoliant, this is a step that is absolutely key when it comes to healthy skin.

 

Moisturizing

A moisturizer not only helps to keep your skin hydrated, but it also protects it by forming a thin film over the surface of the skin. In order for your skin to receive maximum hydration, you should apply a moisturizer to damp skin only, as this means that it has extra moisture to trap into your skin. Just like with the other products that you use, your moisturizer should be designed for your specific skin type, as this means that it will be able to provide your skin with exactly what it needs.

 

Sun Protection

Not only is the sun responsible for up to 90% of facial wrinkles, but it also causes so much other damage on a cellular level, which is why sun protection is a step that needs to be followed each and every day. The sun’s rays can travel through thick cloud, as well as glass, meaning that even on cloudy days, or days when you plan on just staying indoors, you still need sun protection.

 

While there are many other skin care steps that would no doubt provide plenty of benefits to your skin, these are steps that are absolutely essential and should not be skipped. From daily cleansing to bi-weekly exfoliation, keep your skin looking and feeling its best by making these four steps a priority.

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SELECTING THE RIGHT ANTI-AGING PRODUCTS

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Anti-aging products have exploded in popularity over the years, to the point where the seemingly endless array of products now available can often seem quite overwhelming. Rather than picking products at random to try on your skin, here are some tips on how to select the right anti-aging products the first time round, so that your skin experiences nothing but incredible benefits.

 

Choosing a Sunscreen

With the sun being responsible for up to 90% of facial wrinkles, sunscreen is one of the most important anti-aging products that you can buy. In addition to picking a sunscreen that is broad spectrum, water resistant, and with an SPF of 30 or higher, you also need to decide between physical and chemical sunscreens. Chemical sunscreens are the most widely available, and work by absorbing the sun’s damaging rays, but can often contain ingredients that irritate the skin. Physical sunscreens use physical UV filters to deflect the sun’s rays, but these rub off quite easily so need to be reapplied even more frequently than chemical sunscreens.

 

Matching Products to Skin Type

When purchasing new skin care products, whether they may be anti-aging or otherwise, your skin will only be able to receive maximum benefits if the product has been formulated to suit your skin type. If you have oily skin and you use a product for dry skin, you are likely going to be adding more oil to your face, while those with dry skin using a product designed for oily skin will end up stripping their face of all of their remaining natural oils, exacerbating the dryness. This is why it is so important to pick products that have been designed for your skin type, as they will be able to give your skin exactly what it needs in order to thrive.

 

Prioritize Your Anti-Aging Concerns

There is no single product that can treat all of the signs of skin aging, which is why you will need quite the selection in your arsenal. However, in order to really make a difference, you should examine your skin and prioritize your anti-aging concerns, before picking the most important one to target, whether this may be wrinkles, dark spots or a dull complexion. Once you have chosen an issue, seek out products that are specifically designed to target this, and, once you have this issue under control, you can then move on to seeking out treatments for the next.

When it comes to anti-aging products, you need to remember to have realistic expectations, as they are not going to shave years off of your age overnight. Instead, their effectiveness will increase with the frequency in which you use the products, making it important that you really commit to the products that you end up choosing.

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HERE’S HOW YOU LOVE YOUR SKIN

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If you have always had a love-hate relationship with your skin, then learning how to truly just love it can be quite difficult. However, by showing it nothing but unconditional love, you will be rewarded with a beautifully healthy complexion, and a radiant natural glow.

Follow the Basics

Even if you do not want to spend hours each day tending to your skin, you still need to understand its very basic needs. The first is that your skin needs to be cleansed each and every day, preferably in the evenings, and this should be followed up with a moisturizer. Sunscreen during the day is another essential, as is regular exfoliation. While this is about as basic as you can get when it comes to skin care, you need to turn this into a habit before you can begin adding in other aspects.

Pamper Your Skin

One of the best ways to show your skin some love is by putting together a pampering session, whether this may last for just fifteen minutes, or for the whole evening. This can include everything from a variety of facial masks to a special exfoliant that you do not usually use, to a facial steam, and you would be best off choosing your treatments based on your skin type and its needs. Combine this pampering session with some soft, gentle music and a few healthy snacks, allowing any stress to be released, as stress is only detrimental to your skin’s health.

Nourish It From Within

It can be all-too-easy to focus on products and ingredients to apply to your skin topically, but you need to also remember that nourishing your skin from within is just as important. This means paying close attention to the foods that you eat, avoiding anything processed and full of salt, and opting for fresh and natural whole foods instead. If your diet is far from healthy, then show your skin some love by making a few minor adjustments, and adding to these gradually, making sure to incorporate plenty of skin-boosting ingredients into your meals.

Understand Your Skin

Skin issues are one of the main barriers that prevent people from loving their skin, and, when you spend each day dealing with acne or flaky patches, this is easy to understand. However, rather than using products that only temporarily minimize the symptoms, it is important to actually understand your skin, and identify the exact cause of each of your issues. This will leave you much better equipped to deal with the problem, and finally eradicate it once and for all.

Your skin is so important, and if you do not usually show it any love, then now is the time to start. Whether this means that you put together a new skin care routine to follow each day, or you treat it with a facial on a regular basis, knowing how to love your skin will go a long way in boosting its overall health.

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JAZZ UP YOUR MORNING SKIN CARE ROUTINE

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A morning skin care regimen is necessary for the upkeep of your skin’s health, but it often does not take long to begin to tire of carrying out the same old steps each and every day. To keep your morning skin routine fresh and interesting, here are a few ways in which you can jazz it up.

A New Serum

While a serum is not necessarily essential in a skin care regimen, they are extremely effective, and are a great way to add an extra aspect of care into your routine. Although serums are lightweight products, they contain a much higher concentration of active ingredients than moisturizers, meaning that they are fantastic for targeting specific skin concerns. If you are already using a serum designed to treat a certain skin issue, then you could consider adding in an extra hydrating serum as well, as extra hydration is always beneficial.

Morning Face Masks

No matter how rushed your mornings may be, it is likely that you still have an extra minute to be able to squeeze in a face mask. Although the majority tend to use face masks in the evening, using one in the morning will give your skin a natural glow for the rest of the day. Simply find a quick-acting mask and apply this to your face as soon as you are up in the morning, leaving it on for as long as possible while you go about your other morning tasks. Hydrating masks are best for the morning, as are ones that provide a slight exfoliation, and while this may not be realistic every single day, a morning face mask is certainly a great way to jazz up your routine a few times a week.

Toner

It is said that toners were originally invented to rebalance the skin’s pH level after soap was used, as the soaps that people were using were much too harsh for the skin on the face. While cleansers these days are far more gentle, they do still disrupt the skin’s natural pH balance, so add a toner into your morning routine, after cleansing, in order to restore this.

If you follow the same morning skin care routine every single day, it is inevitable that this may start to feel boring after a while. Rather than beginning to resent your routine, add in one of these steps to jazz it up and make it feel interesting again.

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