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Natural Ways To Care For Sensitive Skin

Natural Ways To Care For Sensitive Skin

Unfortunately, some people have much more sensitive skin than others. It would be nice if we could subject our outer layers to the same kind of abuse as some without the consequences, but instead, you might end up with rashes, irritation, inflammation, and exacerbating issues like eczema. When treating sensitive skin, you have to be careful to what you put on it, as well. Here are a few changes you can make to start treating your skin a little kindlier and hopefully help it start behaving, too.



Clean carefully

Sensitive skin doesn’t react only to how you treat it, but the environment you surround it in, as well. For a lot of people, most of their irritation may actually come from their home. The dust and debris that gathers are an allergen themselves and can certainly irritate the skin. But the methods by which we clean them can be just as harmful. Bleaches and many household cleaning products contain chemicals like ammonia and sodium lauryl sulphate. These might not be too harmful for the average person. If you have allergies or sensitive skin, however, you might have a much better time turning to green cleaning products. Lemon juice or vinegar can be mixed into water to create a surface cleaning solution, for instance, while baking soda and warm water can help you clean stains out from fabrics.

Treat thoughtfully

If you have a skin condition such as chronic inflammation, acne, or eczema, you want to make sure you’re taking some kind of effort to treat it. However, you may be aware that certain medications or creams that contain ingredients like steroids can end up causing your skin to thin, making it even more sensitive and prone to irritation. Dermveda.com shows some examples of alternative treatments that can be used to treat eczema, including using natural oils like coconut oil, Shea butter, or other medications like calcineurin inhibitors. When you talk to your doctor about treatments for your skin, don’t forget to bring up your ongoing skin sensitivity and see if there aren’t other medications or home treatments they might be able to suggest.

Beautify benignly

We all want to look our best, sensitive skin or no. If you’re like a lot of women, you have not just your makeup but your morning and nighttime skin care routines. But little do most know that the ingredients in so-called skin care isn’t always the healthiest. Annmariegianni.com sums up the ingredients you should start looking out for and the effects they can have that do the opposite of what those products are supposed to help with. Fragrances are one of the most notorious, using that label to cover all kinds of ingredients that can dry, age, and irritate your skin even further. Get into the habit of reading the labels for those red flag ingredients before buying skin care products.

Sensitive skin isn’t always the easiest to handle and if you start suffering serious problems with it, it’s time to visit your dermatologist. For everyday care, however, the tips above can help you keep the peace and avoid those unsightly breakouts.

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Is That A Bed Or A Cloud You’re Sleeping On?

Is That A Bed Or A Cloud You’re Sleeping On?

We’ve all imagined what it would be like to sleep on a cloud at some point. You have, don’t deny it! What would it be like? Fluffy, soft, caressing the pressure points in all of the right places…and that’s just for starters. The only problem is, we can’t hop on a cloud for a kip. A cloud is nothing more than water particles that look pretty. The next best thing is making sure your bed is as close to a cloud as possible. You don’t necessarily need to go all out and buy fluffy white bedding, but you can do the following things to make it feel like the real thing:


Invest In The Essentials

The first thing you need to be prepared to do is invest in the essentials. The essentials are your mattress, pillows, mattress toppers, duvet, and even your bed frame. You need all of these things to be just right for you. You may need to compromise if you have a partner, however, so bear that in mind.

Finding the right mattress should be your first point of call. Memory foam is extremely popular at the moment, however, you will want to use a site like mattress.review so you can compare and contrast the different types and get a good idea of the right type for you. Everybody is unique, and you may need something firmer, softer, or in between. You should never buy something based on a cheap price; the best mattress for you is the one that gives you support and comfort. It’s always worth spending a little more!

If you can’t invest in a new mattress just yet, a mattress topper could do the trick. Then you need to make sure you have the pillows that offer you the right level of support, helping you to keep your spine and neck in alignment. If you wake up in the morning with a sore neck, back, and shoulders, chances are you don’t have enough support.

Your duvet should be chosen based on comfort and temperature. You want a comfortable mattress but you need to choose the thickness based on the temperature of where you live. Some people have multiple duvets for different climates. It’s worth noting that the ideal temperature to sleep in is between 60 and 67 degrees fahrenheit!

Decorate Your Bed Properly

Once you have the essentials in place, you can set out to decorate your bed. This is going to make it look more appealing before you get in it. That’s right; simply knowing that it’s cozy isn’t enough. You need to make it look irresistible!

Buying a nice bedspread is important. You need one that looks good and feels nice on your skin. If you have sensitive skin, make sure you get the appropriate material. Then, you can begin layering your bed with things like pillows and throws. The more you layer your bed, the cozier it will look (you don’t need to keep these things on when you sleep, however).

How will you make your bed more comfortable?

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How to get rid of whiteheads

By Guest Blogger, Sancta

How to get rid of whiteheads

Do you feel that when you were just about to take relief that you managed a mighty escape from breakouts, but now you are caught up with whiteheads? Fret not, for there is a solution for everything. Whiteheads and blackheads are the not so cool partners that leave your face looking that one step away from calling ‘clear skin’. Although whiteheads do not make your skin look bad as a breakout, these are certainly unhealthy for skin and guess out, they are a type of acne too!

Whiteheads and blackheads are called comedones which are non-inflammatory acne blemishes. When your tiny skin pores are clogged with sebum, they cause whiteheads. When these clogged pores with sebum and bacterial growth come in contact with air, they get oxidized and turn black- blackheads ultimately! Whiteheads make skin rough, and gives it a dull look. They are a sign that your skin is in great need of a proper skin care routine and help. There are many ways to prevent and remove whiteheads. Topical removal of whiteheads at a spa, using Salicylic acid and Benzoyl peroxide are few of the most effective and best ways for immediate results. However, if aren’t very keen about these methods you can always turn to home remedies that help to remove whiteheads. Here are few…

Face packs for whiteheads removal

Photo Provided by Guest Blogger, Heather R.

Baking soda with water: A small amount of baking soda with water is one of the best remedies to fight against the bacterial build up on face that causes whiteheads. It also helps to balance the pH level in skin which will check on sebum production. Use this mixture as an exfoliator once in a week. If you have sensitive skin you can avoid this remedy and try others.

Lemon juice: Plain lemon juice for face is a brilliant hack. Its alpha hydroxyl acid content works to balance sebum, unclog blocked pores and fight bacterial build up, and also lighten the scars and marks left behind by whiteheads. Apply lemon juice on your face twice a week and wash off after 10 minutes.

Tea tree oil: This is one of the best oils that work or whiteheads. Tea tree oil is anti bacterial in nature and also an astringent. This means your skin pores are tightened and also bacterial activity is reduced to a great extent, which thereby suppresses whiteheads. Use plain tea tree oil for face, leave it on for 10 to 15 minutes and wash off.

You can also use other natural products to combat whiteheads. They include; apple cider vinegar, cornstarch, oatmeal, honey, walnut powder, apricot, ground almonds, cinnamon, etc.

Pay attention to…

Fresh assorted vegetables in boxes on farmer’s market

·       Your diet: Consume a lot of vegetables and fresh fruits. They will help to clear out the toxin build up from body. Your skin will be naturally healthy which means less of sebum and whiteheads. Take Vitamin E and C supplements since they aid in skin renewal and repair. You can either include them as tomato face packs, lemon juice, orange juice, avocado mask, etc., or consume them directly.

·       Your skin care routine: Exfoliate twice a week and not more than that. Cleanse face twice a day without fail. Indulge in the use of facial oils to improve overall skin health. You can try Vitamin E oil, Kumkumadi Thailam, olive oil, etc. Keep hair away from face, change pillow cases regularly, avoid touching your face (you will be spreading the whiteheads without your knowledge), replace face towel with disposable tissues (to keep away bacterial build up), pamper your skin the amazing benefits of facials.

·       Your face products: Use cosmetic products that are non comedogenic, skin products that contain ingredients that are safe for your skin type (and do not cause you to break out). Clean your make up applicators regularly since they are the most viable source of bacteria.

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Sancta, a post graduate in English Literature, true to the education loves to be wrapped into a world of poetry and the scent of old books. After short experiments in different fields of business, she is currently following her passion as beauty blogger at Lifestylica.

Skincare Products: Waste of Time or Worth The Dime?

Skincare Products: Waste of Time or Worth The Dime?

When you see a new skincare product that is promising to settle every problem you have ever had, then it’s tempting to just jump right in and go for it. The price tag might make you wince, but you’ve got a problem, and you’re willing to do what it takes to solve it.

Whatever the issue is – from rosacea, to sensitive skin, to those wrinkles that keep building up around your eyes – we all have a tendency to believe the latest bottle of snake oil (so to speak) is going to be the one that resolves it. However, this somewhat flies in the face of the fact that there’s so many products – if these things had been fixed by now, what’s with all the variety?

Could it possibly be the case that skincare products are all marketing and not enough actual scientific study? Or is something else at play here?

Problem #1: We’re Impatient


If you have ever tried a face cream that promised you eternal youth and then threw it away two weeks down the line, then you may have been too impatient. It hits us all: we expect instant results and we’re simply not prepared to wait for them.

This becomes problematic when we use skincare products because of cellular turnover. A product only has a chance to work when it can deal with newly grown cells; very few products can do anything about existing cell growth (and those that do are in the realm of cosmetic surgery, not topical products).

For this simple fact of biology, you should always give any product at least six weeks before you dismiss it as useless. This is especially true if you’re dealing with adult acne, products for which need at least two months to stand any chance of making a difference.

Problem #2: Everyone Is Different

This is a known fact to an extent. We don’t all buy the same products, for example. Some of us will target anti-aging treatments, other acne, and others will be looking for ideas to help with sensitive skin. So that’s an accepted fact: everyone has different body chemistry and different problems.

So why do we not accept that sometimes, a product just doesn’t work for us? It might not be a bad product; it might be outright revolutionary for some people. Just because something doesn’t work for you doesn’t mean it’s a dud. You can dismiss it, but dismissing all skincare is cutting off your nose to spite your face. You just haven’t found the right product yet.

Problem #3: Expensive Is Not Better

People have a tendency to see money meaning value and a higher quality. To an extent, that’s true: the components used in a $50 serum are probably of better quality than a $2 serum. But that doesn’t make them more effective. Just because a product costs a fortune no more guarantees you result than a lower-cost option. Often, you’re as much paying for a higher quality of packaging (glass versus plastic bottles, for example) as you are a better, more efficient product. Try things from every price point until you find something that works for you.

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