Friday, November 11, 2011

Sensitive Skin Care Products are for All Skin Types

Mom & Baby

True sensitive skin care products should do well for all skin types. It's not unusual to find several lines of skin care per brand based on different 'skin types'. These can include oily, dry, combination, acne prone or aging. But is this necessary or is it a clever way to market different products to you? Sensitive skin care products work well for all skin types.

We've been told to maintain health and prevent disease in our body, it's important to do certain things. A healthy lifestyle includes exercising, eating a balanced nutritious diet and managing stress. We're not told to eat certain foods based on our 'type', although for a while this was a fleeting fad option.

Our skin is the largest organ in our body. It too requires certain things to maintain health and youthfulness. Besides the general healthy lifestyle guidelines listed above, your skin needs other essentials that fit all skin types:

1. Your skin has a natural life cycle. Skin sheds dead cells and generates new cells daily. The dead cells need to be removed or as they accumulate on the skin or get mixed with dirt and oil, your skin will begin to appear drab, dull and unhealthy. You may even develop what is called an 'acne prone skin'. It's therefore very important to remove dead cells gently, without harsh abrasives, from the outer layer of your skin on a regular bases. A non-abrasive scrub used 2 to 3 times per week, can accomplish this beautifully.

2. Kaolin Clay: Facial mask helps further to gently exfoliate and deep cleans the skin. For sensitive skin, mask with kaolin clay is best. It helps stimulate circulation leaving your skin revitalized, smooth and silky, without drying.

3. Dead Sea Mud: Another important ingredient to look for in a facial mask is Dead Sea Mud. Rich in antioxidants, Dead Sea Mud helps protect against aging by feeding your skin important nutrients. The Dead Sea is high in mineral salt content. As water evaporates due to heat, the minerals get absorbed into the mud. The mud is then purified and packed within facial masks. This ingredient is excellent for treatment of acne, psoriasis, eczema, and most skin conditions. It also tends to moisturize and helps hydrate the skin naturally.

4. Fruit Acids: We often hear about the pH of the skin. Just what is the pH and why is it important? Skin has a normal pH of 4 to 5.5, which in the scale of pH means it is acidic. Your skin has a natural protective layer of oils, which are acidic, called the acid mantle. The purpose for this layer is to protect your outer skin layer from infection and harmful bacteria. If it is disturbed or stripped, bacteria can attack the skin causing rashes, acne, and other skin conditions. Alkaline soaps, detergents,harsh skin care products and cleansers are the main way to strip the outer acid mantle of your skin.

Although the word 'acid' as an ingredient sounds harmful, there are safe acids such as fruit acids, Alpha Hydroxy Acid, Alpha Lipoic Acid or Ascorbic Acid, that can help protect this outer acid mantle layer and rejuvenate your skin. When applied through a facial mask or other appropriate product in the right amount, fruit acids can improve skin texture and may also reduce fine lines, acne scaring and uneven skin tone. Blackheads can also be reduced or removed with fruit acids.

5. Shea Butter: Moisturizing without clogging pores is important. Pure 100% Shea Butter
hydrates, has natural sunscreen, and anti-aging benefits.

How to Maintain Healthy, Youthful Skin

  • Avoid using soaps or cleansers with irritating ingredients

  • Protect your skin when exposed to the sun

  • Use pH balanced skin products and focus on the ingredients listed above

  • Cleure sensitive skin care products are created to bring 'balance' to to your skin. Our Cleanser and Toner clean and balance the pH without leaving your skin dry. Cleure Exfoliating Scrub removes dead cells without stripping your skin and irritating it. Cleure Refining Mask adds nutrients to your skin to make it silky smooth with Kaolin Clay and Dead Sea Mud. Our Day Cream adds moisture for day time with 100% Pure Shea Butter, our Night Cream with Alpha Lipoic Acid is for aging skin that requires deeper levels of hydration.

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