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Warning! Your Skin Products Are Actually Damaging Your Skin

Warning! Your Skin Products Are Actually Damaging Your Skin

What’s the sole reason we buy skin products? To try and improve any imperfections in our skin. We buy moisturizers to combat dry skin, face wash to deal with oily skin, and exfoliation products to help attack acne. It’s fair to say we put a lot of faith in these products, assuming that they’re good for us and will be of assistance.

 

But, did you know that many of your skin products are actually harming your skin? It sounds bizarre, but it’s very much the truth. Many factors come into play here, mainly in the form of bad chemicals. Naturally, you’re probably a bit afraid that you’re damaging your skin now. Thankfully, there are a few telltale signs that your products are doing more harm than good.

 

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You End Up With Dry Skin

People with excessively oily and greasy skin will often look for products that take care of this problem. They claim to help get rid of your issue, leaving you with skin that’s less greasy and more ‘normal’. However, a lot of these products – along with other general face washes and creams – could lead to dry skin. If this happens, then it’s a bad sign, and you should stop using them immediately. Any product that solves one problem, but causes another, isn’t really doing you any good. It’s likely you end up buying another product (usually from the same brand, what a coincidence…) to combat the dry skin issue. This will probably cause another problem, meaning you look for another product, and so on.

Your Skin Burns Afterwards

Needless to say, if your skin is burning after you’ve used something, then it’s not a great sign. This is most likely because the product includes chemicals that react negatively to your skin. It makes sense to check the ingredients on the back of each product, and research any that seem a bit strange or have long, complex, chemical names. Alternatively, you could go for chemical free skincare to eradicate this issue from occurring. If you find this issue happens to you a lot, then it’s best to stop using the product that’s causing the irritation. It might not hurt that much, and the burning could only last a second or two, but it’s not normal and doesn’t do any good.

 

Your Skin Itches And You Get A Rash

Again, this is a clear sign that something is seriously wrong with the skincare products in your bathroom. I would say itchy skin and rashes are probably the most common issue people face. Furthermore, you often don’t realize your skincare products were the problem because you assume the rash came from something else. To figure this out, stop using your products for a few days and see if the rash and itching clear up. If they do, then you know it was the culprit!

 

Don’t spend money on beauty products that are causing you more harm than good. If you notice any of these signs, then there’s clearly something in your skincare products that don’t react well with your skin. Stop using them, look for better alternatives, and experience healthy skin for real.

 

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7 Makeup Tips That Make You Look Amazing In Photographs

By Guest Blogger, Sania

7 Makeup Tips That Make You Look Amazing In Photographs

People think they don’t look beautiful in photographs because they are not photogenic but little did they know that the most important thing that guarantees the beautiful picture is the makeup. All the professional makeup artists think that in order to take look beautiful in the photograph you should do outstanding makeup for yourself. The beautiful makeup makes you look amazing in the picture even if you are not photogenic. Therefore, you should always do your makeup in the best and outstanding manner. Some of the makeup tips that will make you look phenomenal in the pictures are as follows.

Apply Moisturizer and Mask to Your Skin:

When you have to go to any party or any event and you will be going there with a lot of makeup on your face then you have to make sure that you prepare your skin before applying makeup on it. If you will moisturize, exfoliate and apply a high quality and an effective face mask on your skin, then you will have a glow and shine on your face. As a result, your makeup will last longer and you will look beautiful in the pictures.

Choose Foundation Wisely:

The foundation is the base of the overall makeup. The smooth foundation will make you look good in pictures. Therefore, it is obligatory for everyone to choose foundation according to their skin tone. If you chose a light color foundation for darker skin tone or vice versa, it will make you look terrible in pictures. For looking good and outstanding in pictures you should apply the foundation which suits your skin tone.

Conceal and Contour Efficiently:

In order to look beautiful and stunning in pictures, you should make your features prominent. The most important thing for making features dominant is contouring. Therefore, you should contour efficiently in the most amazing manner. To look amazing and flawless in pictures you should conceal your undertones and spots in the best manner.

Highlight:

The highlighter is the most amazing thing that makes your skin look perfect and flawless. In order to look beautiful and aesthetic in photographs, you should apply highlighter beautifully and efficiently. The application of high quality and standard highlighter will make you look alluring and enchanting in pictures.

Use Matte Products:

All the things which are used for blending and hiding spots from your skin like foundation and concealer should be free from shine and glitter If you will use the shiny concealer it will spoil your overall look. Therefore, it is very important to use the products which are not sheeny shiny while doing makeup. The use of matte products will make you look beautiful and enchanting in the pictures.

Glossy Lips:

Glossy and shimmery lipstick always looks enticing and alluring in pictures. In order to look beautiful and enchanting in photographs, you should keep the whole makeup subtle and light but you can enhance your look by applying glossy lipstick on the lips. This will make you look beautiful in the pictures.

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Sania is a student of accounts and finance. She enjoys shopping, trying out skincare remedies and blogging about anything that is related to beauty and self-care. Her love for pets, tea and traveling, is eternal. She ritually posts at The Smart Women Blog.

How to Pick the Best Foundation and Concealer for Your Skin

By Guest Blogger, Diana S.

How to Pick the Best Foundation and Concealer for Your Skin

 

With such a diverse range of skin tones, choosing the perfect foundation and concealer can be a true nightmare. Furthermore, if you’re dealing with acne-prone skin, or have to battle dark circles on a daily basis, you’ll need to learn a bit about colour correction before you can get that flawless complexion. From liquid, through creamy and all the way to stick concealers and foundations, it’s essential you find the right shade that will perfectly blend with your skin.

Foundation fundamentals

Picking out the foundation that will flawlessly blend with your skin is paramount, because your entire makeup look will depend on it. They call it foundation for a reason ‒ it’s the base upon which you build all the other layers of makeup products, creating something beautiful, so it absolutely has to match your skin perfectly. The best way to find the right shade is to test it on your jawline, or just underneath it on your neck. The foundation that becomes invisible once you apply it and rub it into your skin, is the one you should go for.

When it comes to the type of foundation, your choice should depend on the type of your skin. Liquid foundations will work with any type of skin. However, foundations that are thicker in consistency are much more suited for dry skin, than for the one prone to breakouts. Stick and creamy foundations are not very good for dry skin types, but they will do wonders for normal or combination skin. Powder foundations and liquid ones with matte finish are the best choices for oily skin.

Concealer tips and tricks

When you need to mask all the imperfections on your face, that’s where concealers come in. Whether you need to hide a blemish, conceal dark circles, or cover up your tattoo for some special occasion, concealers will do it all. Anytime you need to camouflage a certain colour, you should reach for either orange, green, red or yellow concealer. Colour correction means cancelling blue tones with orange correctors, red with green, and purple with yellow. So, if you’re facing dark circles around your eyes, make sure you know exactly what colour they are. The shade can vary from grey to purple, and the wrong corrector shade will only make things worse. Always colour correct before applying a foundation, so that you can touch up all darker areas later with the best full-coverage concealer that will also perfectly highlight certain parts of your face.

Picking out the right concealer shade is also very important, because a shade that’s too light can make you look like a raccoon, while a shade that’s too similar to your foundation won’t do much for your look. Therefore, compare the shade of your foundation with the one of a concealer, and choose one that’s  only a shade or two lighter than your foundation. However, if the green corrector for red blemishes isn’t enough to cover up the spot, either use a foundation or a concealer that matches the foundation shade, so you’ll avoid shade mismatching on that particular spot. Light concealers are great for highlighting the area under your eyebrows, as well as for contouring if you use them with a concealer that’s a bit darker. Sometimes, it’s much more affordable than splurging on contouring palettes. Furthermore, concealers can make you fix plenty of makeup mistakes. If your winged eyeliner isn’t as perfect as you wanted it to be, use an angled brush, dab a bit of concealer and erase a part of that thick line, and voilà, you’ll have the perfect flick.

Choosing the perfect foundation and concealer shade isn’t always easy, but with the previously mentioned tips, you won’t have such a difficult time choosing. Just make sure you know which colours to use for colour correction, don’t use a concealer that’s too light or too dark for fixing imperfections, and your makeup will always be on point.

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3 Ways To Regain Your Youthful Appearance

3 Ways To Regain Your Youthful Appearance

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Would you like to regain your youthful appearance this year and boost your confidence levels? Then you’ve come to the right place today. Some fantastic ideas on this page aren’t going to break the bank, but that could help you to achieve your goal. Regardless of your age; there are always ways in which anyone can improve their look and make themselves feel confident. With that in mind, take a moment to consider the advice below before putting your plan in place. Hopefully, you could knock ten years off your perceived appearance within only a couple of weeks.

 

Working on your eyes

 

Your eyes are one part of your body that often show the signs of aging before anywhere else. That means it makes sense to focus on your eyes if you want to regain your youthful appearance. There are lots of different methods for making an improvement according to experts like those from CarolinaFacialPlasticSurgery.com. Specialists say that non-surgical procedures like liquid eye lifts can create some fantastic results. Just search online if you want to find out more information about that treatment and see some before and after photographs.

 

Working on your complexion

 

As ladies mature, their complexion tends to suffer. That can result in us feeling less than happy with our appearance. Working on your complexion and improving your skin is a fantastic way to make yourself feel confident, and it could also help you to attract a life partner if you’re single. In most instances, you just need to invest in the best moisturizing creams and scrubs on the market. There are plenty of review websites if you don’t know where to start when it comes to selecting the most suitable brands. So, just conduct some research before spending your hard-earned cash.

 

Working on your style

 

Giving yourself an entire fashion makeover if guaranteed to make you feel younger than you do at the moment. If you have a teenage daughter, maybe you could take her along for the shopping trip? If not; you just need to take someone who always looks amazing with the clothing they select. That way, you will have a person around who can offer advice and ensure you buy items that will improve your appearance. Just head down to the high street and spend a few hundred dollars in the most popular stores for the best outcomes. Sites like Refinery29.com are excellent places to look if you need some advice about the best shops. You can then arrange a night out on the town with your friends to showcase your new outfit.

 

Now you know about some brilliant ways of regaining your youthful appearance; you should never have to worry about looking old before your time again. Of course, there are lots of other things you could try if you want to feel your best. For instance, many ladies choose to get a tummy tuck or try botox injections. However, you should only do that if you honestly believe those procedures will help your confidence levels. In most situations, you don’t have to do anything that drastic to achieve your goal.

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Feminine Issues Of A Modern Kind

Feminine Issues Of A Modern Kind

Be honest, women; we struggle for our beauty. Anyone who says otherwise is lying. It isn’t easy to be preened and perfect. In fact, a lot of hard work often goes into the effort. And, the battle never ends. The fight only intensifies as the signs of age threaten to come to the fore.

But, many of us pay the price. After years of rigorous routines, it isn’t unusual for them to start taking their toll on our bodies. And, when they do, it can become harder and harder to achieve the image we want. It’s a vicious cycle. And, to help you get off the ride, we’re going to look at a few of the main issues, and how you can get around them.

How is your hair?

 

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Our hair is one of the first things to suffer, and it’s no surprise. While dying hair was once the reserve of those fighting the greys, most of us now turn to this past-time for beauty purposes. It’s just stylish to opt for unnatural colors, such as red and purple. And, as if exposing our hair to toxic chemicals wasn’t enough, we then insist on burning them into place each day. In short; we don’t treat our hair kindly. The good news is, there are easy ways to fix this. The best thing about hair is that it grows all the time. As such, no damage should be permanent. Give your hair time to heal and let your natural color grow out, or dye less often. Think, too, about using something like a keratin shampoo. These work to repair the hair, and also help it appear straight. You can read more about the best keratin options here. In short, though; the right choice could potentially save you having to straighten at all.

 

Not so much fun in the sun

 

 

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Of course, the damage doesn’t end there. Many of us also fall foul to the idea that tanned skin is healthy skin. How many times in your lifetime have you described a tan as a ‘healthy glow’? Well, it’s time to think again. In reality, a tan is quite the opposite to healthy. Effectively, it means you’ve cooked your skin. Take a moment to think about that. It isn’t good! Imagine the damage that can do in the long-term. Most of us already know that time spent in the sun can drastically age our skin. What less of us realize is how severe that damage can be.

To ensure fun in the sun doesn’t prematurely age your skin, it’s important to take action. For one, reduce your time spent ‘tanning’ as much as you can bear. If you can go without it altogether, your skin will thank you for it. Instead, opt for some of the many tanning creams on the market which achieve the image without the risk. Think, too, about addressing the damage you’ve already done with your skin care. Regular use of moisturizing products can make a huge difference.

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Let’s talk organic skin care: things you should know

By Guest Blogger, Cate P.

Let’s talk organic skin care: things you should know

 

Just because something says natural doesn’t necessarily mean it’s really organic or good for your skin. Maybe you have noticed that after switching from one “natural” product to another there can be a lot of difference on the look of your skin. After months or even years of being unsure what the sources of your skin imperfections are, it is about time to alter your skin care and start using organic instead. And now, you probably think what to do first. Well, go through these tips and tricks that will help you with taking that first crucial step.

Find out what is your skin type

 

It is very important to know your skin type before choosing your skin care. Don’t just buy what you find visually appealing, or what you think smells good because it may damage your skin and leave you with consequences that will show later on. It is normal for your skin to get thinner as years go by, with tendency to become wrinkled, but why not slow the process?

 

With the right preparation, you can achieve bloomy looking skin that glows and postpone the aging process. Read the labels; find organic products that are made for your exact skin type to keep it elastic, healthy and nourished. It is time to change the way you took care of your face and body, to get rid of all the bad habits and start treating your skin the right way.

 

Try DIY

 

There are tons of DIY skin care alternatives that you can apply to your face and body to get the results you want. There are recipes you can make with various fruits and vegetables that can be helpful not only for hydrating but for exfoliating too. Exfoliation is very important because that way you remove dead skin cells and as a result, get smoother skin while keeping it fresh and clean. Applying homemade apricot face scrub is the best way to exfoliate your skin because of the abrasive texture provided by the fruit itself. Try using high-quality honey to make face mask since honey is natural antibacterial and it also hydrates and calms the skin.

 

Read everything

 

Be sure that you have read everything written on a cosmetic product before purchasing it. Educate yourself about the impact different chemicals have on your skin, such as parabens or phthalates. Many researches show that using products consisting aluminum can severely damage your health so think about the consequences. Check the list of ingredients on the products you are using now and replace them with organic chemical-free cosmetics to prevent skin irritation or allergic reaction. Think in advance to help your skin retain its elasticity and freshness. So be smart, choose your organic skincare products wisely and start making changes. Help your skin look beautiful, be smooth and stay healthy.

 

Avoid strong perfumed products

 

Avoid purchasing perfumed cosmetics since it is more likely to be filled with harmful chemicals. It can irritate your skin or make it look unappealing. Natural organic skin care usually have mild smell, mostly you can recognize it as scent of natural ingredients. If you really need your cosmetic to be fragranced, try combining it with essential oils for the extra touch of aroma. For example, using tea tree oil not only will make your skin smell good but also make it healthy and reduce the amount of acne. Not to mention you can use it on your hair as well to make it stronger and give it shiny look.

 

Now that you know what, why and how to do it, there are no more excuses. Think about the results and the impact switching to organic cosmetics will have on your skin, and how good will it make you feel. As we all know – if your skin is clean and you truly feel beautiful you will indeed be in a good mood, ready to seize the day!

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8 Anti-Aging Tips for Your Skin

By Guest Blogger, Luke D.

8 Anti-Aging Tips for Your Skin

All women want their skin to be healthy, glowing and youthful, so it’s no wonder that we’ll try anything to retain that ageless look. While certain skin changes are inevitable, without proper scare, you’ll expose your skin to the risk of premature aging. Therefore, it’s essential that you develop a regular routine that will help you have soft skin, pore-free complexion and a youthful look.

Mind your diet

Your diet can greatly affect the look of your skin, so it’s of the utmost importance that you eat foods that will help you nourish your skin. Although you’ve probably heard the expression “you are what you eat” so many times before, keep repeating it to yourself in order to leave all those harmful substances behind. Processed sugar is definitely one of the ingredients that shouldn’t be a part of your diet. Why? White sugar weakens the collagen in your skin, speeding up the aging process and causing premature sagging and wrinkles. Another substance you should avoid consuming is alcohol because it can dehydrate your skin. Instead, your diet should contain a lot of protein, vitamin C, foods rich in antioxidants and omega-3 fatty acid, all of which can help your skin retain a youthful look.

 

Hydrate your skin

Dehydration can lead to a pale, paper-like complexion and sagging skin, so keeping your skin hydrated is essential for preventing premature aging. This entails drinking plenty of water (around eight glasses per day), as well as eating foods rich in water. Since your skin tends to lose moisture during night, you should eat plenty of watery foods before going to bed – drinking water before bedtime will keep you up all night. In addition, make sure that skincare products you use have hydrating formulas.

 

Have a professional facial treatment

Every once in a while, you should schedule a professional facial treatment in a trustworthy spa and wellness centre. There’s plenty of different treatments, each one offering certain benefits. For example, an endermolift facial treatment will help you reduce your fine lines and wrinkles, restore your skin vitality and firmness and reactivate the production of collagen in your. Occasional facial treatments will help your skin attain a natural tone and a glowing complexion.

 

Wear sun protection

Exposure to the sun’s harmful effects can cause serious skin damage, as well as premature aging, age spots and discoloration. To keep your skin supple and youthful, make sure to use sunscreen regularly with at least 30 SPF (sun protection factor). When choosing a sunscreen, you should opt for one that has moisturising properties and antioxidants and doesn’t contain alcohol. Additionally, don’t limit your use of sunscreen only to the occasions when you’re going to the beach or know that you’ll be heavily exposed to sunlight. You’re exposed to UV radiation on a daily basis, so you should wear appropriate protection at all times.

 

Keep it simple, but effective

In the attempt to keep their skin healthy and young-looking, many women start using dozens of skin products. However, this can actually irritate your skin and cause even more serious issues, including clogged pores, breakouts and redness. Instead, you should stick to a minimalist skincare routine that entails using a limited number of products. Keep in mind that it’s better to invest more in one or two products than buying a lot of cheap ones.

 

Don’t forget to exfoliate

Exfoliation is a necessary part of every skincare routine that will help your skin look brighter and smoother. Our skin sheds dead cells on a daily basis, but this process tends to slow down over time, leaving you with a dull complexion. Therefore, it’s essential that you help your skin lose those dead cells by exfoliating regularly. However, this step shouldn’t be applied daily, but only up to three times a week.

 

Go to a hammam

Another secret to preventing premature aging is simply relaxing and a hammam is the perfect place for that. By treating yourself to a hammam therapy, not only will you be able to unwind, but you’ll also establish a connection between your body and mind, detoxify your body from harmful substances, cleanse, hydrate and exfoliate your skin and get in touch with your inner self.

 

Cream up

When buying skin creams, make sure to read the labels and pick those that are rich in vitamins, antioxidants and hydrating properties. Furthermore, you should choose those that are suitable for your skin type – if you have sensitive skin, gentle creams with soothing properties are your safest option. In addition, you should buy them from reliable and trustworthy labels, such as the Neostrata skincare products, to ensure your skin’s health. Since skin creams are essential for preventing premature aging, you should invest in high-quality ones.

 

To give your skin a glowing, natural and youthful look, you should develop a regular skincare routine, pick high-quality products, undergo occasional facial and hammam treatments and protect it from UV radiation.

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6 Skincare Myths You Probably Believe

6 Skincare Myths You Probably Believe

When you’re getting skin care advice left right and center, how do you know what to believe? It seems like everybody has their own idea about what makes a great skin routine and there are so many different skin products on the market, it’s hard to know where to start. Amongst all of that conflicting information, you’re bound to get some bad advice floating about. When that bad advice gets online and spreads around it can quickly become a myth.

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The problem with these skin care myths is that they’re actually doing you a lot of harm and there are so many people out there that are following these myths, thinking that they’re protecting their skin when they’re actually doing the complete opposite. To help you avoid ruining your skin routine, make sure you don’t listen to any of these skin care myths.

Tanning Booths And UVB Rays

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When research into tanning booths found that the UV rays were harmful to the skin and increased your risk of getting cancer, it looked like they might fall out of fashion completely. But the companies that make tanning booths came up with a solution, or so they said. They claimed that the harmful bit was the UVB rays or ‘sunburn’ rays as they called them. They claimed by filtering them out, they’d made the tanning beds completely safe again. It would be great if that were true, but it’s nonsense. There are still UVA rays that aren’t being filtered out and they penetrate the skin and increase your risk of cancer still. So why not just filter out the UVA rays? That doesn’t leave much left and you wouldn’t get a tan if you did. To cut a long story short, there is no safe way to use a tanning bed at the moment, regardless of what you might have heard.

Blackheads

Everybody gets blackheads, that’s not the myth. But when you think you see blackheads it could actually be something different. On your nose, you get something called sebaceous filaments. They’re hair like structures that cause a build up of oils in your pores. They look very similar to blackheads but the color is usually a lot paler. Sebaceous filaments exist for a reason; to moisturize your skin. If you’re wondering how to get rid of sebaceous filaments, you need to be careful. They are actually a natural part of the skin and you don’t want to get rid of them completely. Exfoliating regularly will help to stop build up of oils.

The problem is, most people mistake them for blackheads and start using treatments to get rid of them. It becomes a vicious cycle because you cause yourself more skin problems by getting rid of them. You should use treatments sparingly to make sure that you’re not drying out your skin.

Popping Pimples

Whenever you get a spot or a pimple, the natural reaction is to pop it. That’s what everybody does because you need to get the pus out of the pimple to make it heal, or so the myth goes. In reality, popping the spot does way more harm than good. Some of the pus is going to come out when you pop it, but the majority actually goes in deeper. That can lead to scarring and most of the time, you’ll get another spot pop up nearby in just a few days. While it might not look great, it’s better to leave the spot to dry out naturally instead of picking away at it. But if you’re absolutely set on getting rid of it, don’t just burst it. You can buy a specific product called a comedone extractor that does it without pushing any of the pus further in.

Microdermabrasion

Microdermabrasion is one of those buzzwords that’s way fancier than it sounds. All it really boils down to is gently scrubbing the top layer of your skin off. The thinking behind it is that you clear off all of that dead skin on the top layer, leaving the healthy new skin underneath. The reality is actually quite different. When you scrub too hard, you take off a lot of the protective oils on your skin, increasing the chance of it drying out. You’re far more likely to suffer with acne if you’ve taken away all of the protection on your skin as well. When you’re washing your face, you should be gentle with your skin so you aren’t taking whole layers off it, and normal soap is just fine.

Expensive Products

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The price variations in skin products are pretty massive. You can get some cheap non-branded stuff for just a few dollars, but the most expensive stuff can exceed a hundred dollars for a small tube. Surely that expensive stuff must contain a load of crazy ingredients that work wonders on your skin? Otherwise, they wouldn’t sell it for so much, surely? Actually, it’s all clever marketing. The ingredients in most anti aging and other skin products are basically the same, whether you buy the cheap brands or the ridiculously expensive ones. That’s not to say the expensive ones don’t work well, but you can usually get the exact same thing for a fraction of the price.

Lasers

Laser skin treatments are the latest thing in skin care. They’re marketed as a miracle tool that can make you look years younger in just a few treatments. Lasers are easy to market in this way because most people don’t know much about them and they seem futuristic. Unfortunately, they aren’t quite as amazing as everybody thinks they are. The technology is improving and the results from some laser treatments are good, but you need to manage your expectations about what they can do for you. They can help with sun spots and wrinkles but they aren’t going to undo years of damage. Too many people spend years doing damage to their skin and then expect laser treatments to be a quick fix but that’s not the case at all.

These myths are doing some serious damage to your skin so the sooner you stop believing them, the sooner you’ll get the results that you’re after.

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Your Skin is Telling You Health Secrets – But Are You Listening?

Your Skin is Telling You Health Secrets – But Are You Listening?

The skin is the largest organ of your body, and it shouldn’t be surprising to hear that it can act as a vast display sign, letting you know when you have problems that affect you on the inside. The trouble is, not everyone is aware of the secret codes and language that the skin uses to let you know. In today’s guide, I’m going to go through all of the little things your skin might be trying to tell you. Hopefully, you will be able to start listening from now on.

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Breakouts

A lot of people suffer from breakouts all the time, but if yours appear on an irregular basis, there is a good chance it is a sign of something else. When you are anxious or feeling stressed, the body unleashes a whole bunch of cortisol – known as the stress hormone. In turn, this can cause havoc in your body, and it goes into overdrive with all kinds of things – including producing breakouts. So, try to unwind a little – with yoga or mindfulness, perhaps –  and you should start having fewer breakouts than before.

Baggy, swollen eyes

A lot of people wake up in the morning looking like Death warmed up, but it’s not as normal as everyone makes out. In fact, it’s a sure sign that you haven’t caught enough shuteye – which could be opening up a world to all kinds of other problems, including high blood pressure, stress, and even stroke. Go to bed a little earlier, and make sure you stick to the same sleep patterns – even during the weekends.

Dark patches

Dark patches under your eyes could be down to your genetics. But again, if you only get them now and again, it might be due to malnourishment. It’s almost crazy to think that people are malnourished in this country, but it’s a lot more common than you might think. Nutrient deficiency is the result of a poor diet, and if you aren’t eating your veggies and greens on a regular basis, it’s time to make a change.

Loose skin

Loose, wrinkly skin is usually a sign of aging. You can either live with it and grow old gracefully, or head to your local cosmetic dermatologist and get a fix. However, loose, sagging skin can also be a sign of a severe underlying disease. These range from very rare conditions such as Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome and Marfan’s Syndrome to more obvious issues like sun-related skin changes and even something like T-cell lymphoma.

Changing moles

Moles can be a sign of beauty, but you need to watch them like a hawk. Everyone is at risk from skin cancer developing, and if your moles start to change in appearance or begin bleeding, get them checked out at your doctor’s office.

As you can see, just because you can cover up problem skin with makeup, it doesn’t mean everything is OK on the inside. The good news is that most of these issues can be cleared up with a basic return to a fit and healthy lifestyle. But go and see your doctor anyway, as you never know what your skin might be trying to tell you.

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7 easy ways to get rid of blackheads on cheeks

By Guest Blogger Veronica P.

7 easy ways to get rid of blackheads on cheeks

Blackheads are a skin condition where small bumps appear on your cheeks, your nose or your T – zone due to clogged pores with oil and dead skin cells. It is a mild kind of acne that occurs most popularly in teenager and premenstrual women. Since blackheads can draw attention from others to you, make you feel embarrassed and destroy your image in public, banishing them right away seems to be an urgent issue. There are many different ways to treat blackheads. You can use natural home remedies such as baking soda, honey or turmeric. Alternatively, using several kits that are meant for pore minimizer is another excellent choice. And continue scrolling down as in this article, we will introduce seven easy ways which have been figured out to be quickest and most efficient to remove them away.

Baking Soda

Well, yes. It’s baking soda. It is not only used for baking and in culinary aspects, but the antiseptic contained in baking soda also possesses fantastic exfoliant properties to wash away dead skin cells and excess oil produced in your skin. Also, baking soda is a fantastic contender against those troublesome blackheads. After using baking soda, you will find out your surface is smooth and soft. Moreover, baking soda can neutralize the skin’s pH level to promote the skin produce minor oil.

How to use:

  • Add a tbsp of baking soda with two tablespoons of water and mix them well to create a paste in a ceramic bowl.
  • Apply the mixture/paste on your affected skin and let it sit for 10 minutes
  • Rinse off with warm water
  • Repeat the process once or twice weekly to get rid of dirt and dead skin cells that can clog your pores, which result in blackheads.

Oatmeal

Oatmeal is not only a typical breakfast cereal because this nutrient-rich grain is effective at treating different skin conditions especially blackheads and irritated skin. It acts as a gentle cleanser as well as an exfoliant. Also, it can loosen clogged pores which can cause blackheads. It contains high antioxidants as well as anti-inflammatory properties which can significantly soothe irritation, get rid of dead skin cells, and absorb excess oil.

How to use:

  • Take a sufficient amount of oatmeal and cook to cover all your affected skin, ensure that you use clean water since it is free of contaminants.
  • Let the oatmeal to cool down before applying it.
  • Apply the grain to the affected skin and let it sit for 10 minutes before washing with warm water.
  • Repeat the process once on a daily basis to get the best results. You can seek for an excellent face mask that contains oatmeal to apply as well.

Lemon Juice

Lemon consists of AHA – a citric acid which acts as a natural astringent to get rid of dead skin cells which are the culprit of clogging your pores. Lemon juice also contains a high amount of vitamin C that regulates collagen production to improve your skin health and get rid of scarring due to acne as well.

How to use:

  • Wash your face clean with your gentle and natural cleanser.
  • Squeeze half of the lemon to get the juice from an organic lemon and use a cotton ball to dip in the liquid.
  • Gently dab the cotton swab on your affected skin.
  • Let it sit for 10 minutes before washing off with clean water.
  • Alternatively, you can choose to let it sit overnight and wash off again in the morning.
  • Do this once a day to get the best results.

Cinnamon

Do you know that cinnamon comprises a high amount of anti-bacterial spice which can be used as an aromatic face mask to get rid of a blackhead? Apart from these incredible properties, cinnamon can eliminate flaky skin and acne, and it can work as a body scrub to achieve more glowing and smoother complexion.

How to use:

  • Mix organic cinnamon powder with honey in the ratio of 1:2 to create a paste.
  • Apply a thin layer of the mixture on your affected skin and let it sit for about 15 minutes.
  • Rinse off with your cleanser and then apply moisturizer on your skin
  • Repeat the process to get the best results.

Green Tea

The antioxidants and vitamin in the green tea can absorb excess oil and mitigate the inflammation in the acne-prone skin and avoid further damage.

How to use:

  • Boil 1 cup of water
  • Steep two bags of green tea for one hour
  • Pour the drink into a glass and cool down to warm water only.
  • Dab the liquid on the affected skin and let it sit for 10 minutes.
  • Wash off with water and apply moisturizers on your skin. Also, if your skin is acne – prone skin, moisturizers play a vital role in how to get rid of acne.
  • Repeat the process once on a daily basis.

 

 Turmeric

Turmeric is not only a unique spice in the culinary aspects, but it is also potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. The typical spice can stain skin, therefore, to avoid this problem, you can use Kasturi turmeric which is a non – edible variety.

How to use:

  • Mix a sufficient amount of Kasturi turmeric with water and coconut oil to create a paste
  • Dab it on your affected skin and let it sit for at least 10 minutes.
  • Wash it off with warm water.
  • Repeat the process on a daily basis.

Honey

Honey contains antiseptic and antibacterial properties to get rid of blackheads by removing germs and impurities which can clog pores. Moreover, it can work as the natural antiseptic, the antibiotic and antiviral agent that can help to get rid of dirt from the clogged pores of the skin to clean blackheads and tighten and hydrate the pores to attain a brighter complexion.

In case, you develop allergic or sensitive condition to honey, you can use another option to treat blackheads.

How to use:

  • Heat one tbsp of pure honey in a glass jar till it is warm enough to touch.
  • You can put the jar into a bowl of boiling water to get the warm honey
  • Use a cotton swab to dab the warm honey on the affected skin.
  • Let it sit for 10 minutes and remove with a damp cloth.
  • Alternatively, you can let it sit overnight for better outcomes.
  • You can wash it off in the next morning.
  • Repeat the process once on a daily basis.

 Tia, and TipsfromTia.com  is trying to keep you looking good and
feeling good, from the inside out. If you’ve got a problem or a tip email me! Be sure to Like and share on Facebook or Follow on Twitter or Instagram.