Friday, June 28, 2013

5 Steps for Dry Sensitive Skin Care

5 Steps for Dry Sensitive Skin Care
Dry sensitive skin moisturizer
With dry sensitive skin, redness, itching, flaking, scaly rashes and tightness may be just some of the uncomfortable reactions you experience.  More than 50 percent of the population report of having sensitive skin, which typically gets worse with age.  And dry sensitive skin care is not only hard to manage, but is a challenge because your skin is very fragile, which adds another dimension that also needs to be addressed.

To help minimize the problems, keeping your skin hydrated is important.  The other most important fact is to stay away from products with irritating ingredients.

Tips for Dry Sensitive Skin Care
Healthy skin should be problem free. If you have dry sensitive skin, you've probably tried many brands of products, only to find that they don't work or make your symptoms worse.  Genetics, lifestyle and allergies play a role in the cause of dry sensitive skin.  The right skin care can make a huge difference in helping maintain problem free skin.

Your skin needs certain things daily to help bring about health.

  1. Clean your skin with a soap-free product.  This means avoid any that contain sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS).  This ingredient can dry and irritate your skin.
  2. Drink a lot of water to maintain hydration for your cells.  Water helps remove impurities from the skin and keeps it hydrated.
  3. Healthy diet needs essential nutrients for radiant appearance.  Essential fatty acids (EFA) omega-3 and omega-6 are important for healthy skin.  EFAs help the protective cell membranes of the skin to function properly.  This helps prevent dehydration and inflammation of the skin.
  4. Sun protection with SPF 15 to 30 is adequate for helping to prevent skin aging and harm.  Only use sun block with zinc oxide and titanium dioxide that is made with non-nano particles.
  5. Antioxidants vitamin C and E in your moisturizer and in food to help build collagen and fight free radicals.

  • Gentle dry sensitive skin face wash 
  • Moisturize with skin care that contains antioxidants vitamins C and E
  • Mineral makeup tends to be more gentle
  • Always use a moisturizing broad spectrum sunscreen with zinc oxide
  • Wash your face in warm instead of hot water, which tends to deplete moisture
Avoid the following which can produce skin irritation:
  • Products with too many potpourri of plant extracts or essential oils
  • Formaldehyde derived ingredients such as imidazolidinyl urea, and diazolidinyl urea
  • Fragrance in skin care
  • Anti aging skin care with salicylic acid
  • Soaps and cleansers with sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS)
  • Don't rub your face while drying with a towel
  • Avoid touching your face frequently which lead lead to irritation
The Right Choice for Dry Sensitive Skin Care
It's been reported that with age, skin may become more sensitive and dry.  To prevent increase in sensitivity and dryness, proper care with the right products is important at any age.  Cleure dry sensitive skin care are formulated to gently clean, moisturize and nourish your dry sensitive skin to bring about youthful, smooth, healthy skin.  

Friday, June 21, 2013

Sensitive Skin Care After Age 40

Sensitive Skin Care After Age 40
Sensitive Skin Care to Prevent Aging
Once you reach the age of 40, the whole body begins to show signs of change.  The most visible changes may be in your skin.  Fine lines, wrinkles, dryness, and even acne may show up.  Many brands of skin care may offer solutions, but if you have sensitive skin, the promises they make on the label, may end up making your skin irritated and age quicker.  Learning how to manage the changes you see after age 40, can help prevent premature aging.  Sensitive skin care should focus on non-irritating ingredients.

Choices on Store Shelves and Recommended by Dermatologists
Of course botox is used by hundreds of thousands to fight aging.  Dermatologists may prescription creams to help stimulate collagen containing retinoid.  Chemical peels and laser treatments are also available to delay aging.

These types of treatments typically have side effects that may affect your sensitive skin, or spread to other areas on your body.  Some of the side effects include:

1.  Botox (botulinum toxin type A)

  • Itching, swelling, rash

2.  Retinoid creams

  • Redness
  • Burning, stinging
  • Increased sunburn potential

3.  Chemical peels literally peel away top layers of your skin

  • For a few days or weeks, you may experience redness and soreness
  • Phenol peels have the most side effects and risks, including permanent scarring

4.  Laser treatment

  • Redness, swelling, itching
  • Sun sensitivity
  • Bruising
  • Scarring
  • Breakouts
Safer Options for Sensitive Skin
As with the whole body, daily care of your skin can help prevent premature aging.  Sensitive skin does require use of non-irritating ingredients.
  • Use a gentle cleanser free of sodium lauryl sulfate
  • Alcohol free toner helps close pores and is the final step in cleansing
  • Weekly exfoliating scrub that is gentle (with fine pumice) helps remove surface dead cells, allowing healthy cells to move to the top layer of your skin
  • Facial mask with kaolin clay and dead sea mud revitalizes dull complexion
  • Drink plenty of water
  • Protect your skin from sun's UV rays
  • Hydrate with a sensitive skin moisturizer

Thursday, June 20, 2013

How to Choose the Best Acne Treatments for Sensitive Skin

How to Choose the Best Acne Treatments for Sensitive Skin
Acne treatments
Acne is often associated with teenagers.  However, it does affect all ages and both men and women.  The challenge is finding the right acne treatment for sensitive skin.  If you've tried commercial acne treatments, you may have noticed your sensitive skin becoming highly irritated.  Acne skin does need TLC and treatment, but the right one can make all the difference.

1.  Read the list of ingredients on the labels of any over-the-counter products for acne treatment.  The following ingredients may be irritating to your skin:

  • Benzoyl peroxide
  • Salicylic acid
  • Herbal extracts
  • Fragrance
  • Diazolidinyl urea
  • Propylene glycol
2.  Stay away from exfoliates that are too abrasive. An exfoliator is helpful, but you should only choose one that is gentle.  Fine pumice in a facial scrub is a gentle way to exfoliate.  Avoid exfoliating frequently.  Start with once every other week and see how your skin reacts.  You should not use a facial exfoliator more than once per week.

3.  Use a gentle cleanser that cleans without stripping your skin of natural oils.  Cleansers with sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS) can dry the skin as well as irritate it.  Never scrub hard during the daily cleansing process.  This can also irritate your skin.  Two time a day, preferably morning and evening, are sufficient for cleaning.   

4.  Use a rice powder finishing powder to minimize shine and oil.  Rice powder absorbs oil on your skin.

5.  Use an oil free moisturizer.  All skin need moisturizing.  If you don't deplete your skin of natural oils, but keep it clean, your skin cells will remain hydrated.  This is crucial for healthy skin.  

6.  Take a skin, hair and nail supplement to make sure you're getting adequate nutrients to your skin cells.

7.  Drink at least 8 glasses of water and eat a balanced diet.

8.  Manage stress and your life.  Exercise regularly and have fun.

Rice Veil Finishing Powder
Rice Veil Finishing Powder

Friday, June 14, 2013

Sensitive Skin Care Tips for a Healthy Summer

Sensitive Skin Care Tips for a Healthy Summer
Summer Sensitive Skin Care 
Summertime is marked with long weekends of camping trips, picnics with friends, day at the beach or other summer getaways.  However, with problem skin, proper sensitive skin care should be a daily routine, and not to be skipped during the summer months.

Instead of stressing about irritated skin, redness, or rashes, follow the tips below for worry free skin and lots of fun in the summertime.

Check list of Sensitive Skin Care Summer To Do's:
1. Clean your face with a gentle lotion cleanser based on your skin type
2. Use sensitive skin moisturizer with antioxidants to hydrate
3. Use natural sunscreen with SPF 30 with broad spectrum protection of zinc oxide and titanium dioxide
4. Take your hats out of storage and use it for sun safety
5.  Use sunglasses during the day when outdoors
6.  A colorful umbrella helps with more protection from the sun's rays
7.  Remove dead skin cells to help improve tone and texture, by using a gentle exfoliating scrub

If you over did it with too much sun, wind or heat, minimize the exposure and eliminate the cause.  Once your skin has recuperated, protect your skin before exposure to any of the elements.  A cool compress can help if you feel burning and redness.

Natural Sensitive Skin Sunscreen
Natural Sensitive Skin Sunscreen