Showing posts with label alcohol free toner. Show all posts
Showing posts with label alcohol free toner. Show all posts

Monday, October 20, 2014

Natural Remedies for Adult Acne Prone Skin

Adult acne prone skin is common and becomes difficult to manage. Understanding the cause and your treatment options can make it easier to control pimples and blackheads.

Dermatologists maintain that build up of oil and bacteria are the main cause of acne.  There are certain triggers that exacerbate appearance of acne.  These include:

  • Hormones - Fluctuations of hormones during pregnancy and menopause increase the risk of acne and breakouts.
  • Skin care and cosmetics - Certain skin care and makeup include ingredients that clog pores. This can lead to build up of dead cells on the skin, not allowing new cells to replace them.  Unhealthy skin leads to blemishes and problem skin.
  • Poor daily skin care - Leaving makeup on the skin at night and not cleaning and moisturizing properly also leads to clogged pores and breakouts.
Adult Acne Treatment Options
Most often medications, oral or in creams, are prescribed.  These medications often include harsh and potent ingredients and chemicals that may irritate your skin as well as strip the skin of natural oils. This is why dry flaky skin is not uncommon with adult acne prone skin.  These harsh ingredients may also result in sensitive skin and other skin conditions, if used long term.

Medications may be necessary for short period of time when bacteria is the cause.  But dependance on antibiotics may result in other problems, including resistance to them when needed for other infections.

Over-the-counter treatments are often seen on infomercials all hours of the day.  Most include harsh chemicals as well, and may result in redness and flaky, sensitive skin.

Natural Remedies for Adult Acne Prone Skin
The most important natural remedy for managing and controlling adult acne is developing good skincare habits.  It's really not that difficult or time consuming.
  • Use a gentle cleanser that fits your skin type.  Stay away from cleansers with soap or sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS).  Use a soap free facial cleanser or bar. Clean your face morning and night time.
  • Use an alcohol free toner as the final step of cleaning and balancing the pH of your skin.
  • Moisturize with a light cream or lotion.
  • Use a facial exfoliator as needed for your skin.  Some do best exfoliating weekly or once a month, while others prefer more regular exfoliating.
  • Stay away from products with salicylic acid, specially if you have sensitive skin.  This common aspirin ingredient if often recommended for acne or aging skin, but can overly dry your skin and even lead to allergies.
  • Do not touch your face with cell phones or headphones.  Be aware and conscious of what comes in contact with your face.
  • Always use a light sunscreen during the day when exposed to sun. A gentle and safe sunscreen includes zinc oxide as the wide spectrum sunblock.
  • Not eating a balanced diet and scarfing on refined carbs does not help.  Studies show a low glycemic index diet does decrease acne breakouts by 22%.
  • Stress hormones have been shown to increase inflammation in the body, stimulating glands that lead to blemishes.  Learn what works best for you to manage stress: exercise, retreats, trips, etc.

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Care for Dry Sensitive Skin

Most people with dry, dull sensitive skin try to hide behind lots of makeup.  Wouldn't it be nice to have healthy, radiant skin that needs minimal makeup?  This article will help you learn what to do to achieve healthy, hydrated skin.

Keeping your skin clean and hydrated is what healthy skin needs.  However, between the different environments of home, work and outside, many find it hard to keep the natural moisture at optimal levels for dry skin.  Seasonal changes bring other challenges, for example, during winter, the skin's natural moisture capabilities decreases.  As we age, these factors get worse and need special TLC.  With age, the skin becomes thinner and drier mostly due to decrease production of estrogen and progesterone hormones.

What You Can Do for Dry Sensitive Skin
Your daily routine for skin care makes a huge affect on the health of your skin.  Soaps and cleansers with harsh ingredients and vigorous rubbing can damage the delicate layer of the skin that contains the waterproofing barrier of the skin.  Gentle cleansers free of detergents such as sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS) should be used to clean.

Alcohol free toner with alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) can promote skin moisture.  At the right pH and amount of AHA, it can also make the skin feel comfortable and help boost natural moisture.

Moisturize with shea butter cream moisturizer for sensitive skin.  This should be free of harsh ingredients such as plant extracts and salicylic acid.

Dry Skin Enemies

  • Excessive sun exposure without sun protection.  
  • Air conditioned or overly heated rooms.  Use extra moisturizing creams and drink lots of water under these conditions.
  • Skin peels and other salon treatments that may aggravate the problem.
Best Treatments for Dry Skin
  • If you go to a spa, use steam sauna (never dry sauna which dehydrates).
  • Facial mask with kaolin clay to help add nutrients to your skin.
  • Gentle lotion cleanser to clean your face, that's free of SLS.
  • Moisturizer with day and night cream with shea butter.
  • Always use sunscreen SPF 15 - SPF 30 and wear a hat and sun glasses with sun exposure.
Cleure Day and Night Cream along with Gentle Lotion Cleanser are the best way to hydrate your skin.  Radiant and healthy skin is possible with the right products.  

Moisturizer for sensitive skin with Shea Butter

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Why Use Skin Toner

Have you ever wondered what exactly is facial toner and what it is good for?  There are many brands of skin toners on shelves, usually next to the cleanser bottles or moisturizers.  This article will help you determine if you should use skin toner, how to use it and which is the best facial toner to buy.

What Does Skin Toner Do
Facial toners have been interchangably used with the terms astringents and fresheners.  Typically, skin toners tighten your skin and help close pores after you clean your face. A good skin toner should balance the pH of your skin,   close pores, and leave your face balanced, instead of different zones of oily versus dry.  Most facial toners contain alcohol, which may dry your skin as it tightens.  This may not be a good thing, since it may deplete your skin of natural essential oils and lead to premature aging and unhealthy skin. 

How to Use Facial Toner
You'll want to first cleanse your skin with the appropriate cleanser, based on your skin type.  Use a cotton ball and saturate it with your skin toner.  Gently swipe it across your forehead and nose, which are usually the most oily spots.  Let your skin dry naturally.  Follow with the moisturizer for your skin type and makeup.   

Best Skin Toner for Face
Everyone should consider their skin as sensitive.  Avoid facial toners with alcohol.  Cleure has an excellent alcohol free facial toner that is excellent for all skin types, including sensitive and  acne prone skin.  It is paraben free, gluten free, and fragrance free.
Alcohol free toner

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

What Does a Toner Do for Your Face?

A facial toner helps remove surface cells, residue from soap, impurities and excess oils.  It is not meant to take the place of a cleanser, but it does help your skin appear clearer.  The cleaner your skin is kept, the less likelihood of having blemishes, acne and breakouts.  Facial toners are also called astringents.

Benefits of Facial Toner
When skin pores are not opened, cleaned and tightened back, they lead to unhealthy skin.  Overall, the benefits of a facial toner include:
  • Cleaning, tightening pores
  • Improved skin tone
  • To balance and restore the pH of your skin
  • Helps cell turnover, allowing new cells to surface
  • Reduces oil secretion
  • Improves blood circulation
Best Toner for Oily Skin - what not to use
Many toners include mostly alcohol and water.  The alcohol dries the skin and may make it seem like it's drying out blemishes.  This may not be a good thing.  If the alcohol amount is too high, it can worsen the situation with production of more oil and higher breakouts.  It can also be irritating to sensitive skin.  Other irritating ingredients in many toners include, salicylic acid and witch hazel.  Salicylic acid is the active ingredient in aspirin and known for its anti-inflammatory properties.  When used regularly on your skin, it may lead to skin irritation and allergies.

Alcohol Free Toner

An alcohol free toner from Cleure along with the gentle exfoliating scrub are your best tips for a more radiant skin free of blemishes.  Of course, you also need the right and best cleanser to use before the toner to remove makeup and daily impurities.

Choose a cleanser and toner for sensitive skin, free of salicylic acid, sodium lauryl sulfate and alcohol.

How to Use Facial Toner

Clean your skin with a cleanser.  Make sure your hands are clean and apply the cleanser in circular motions, as you massage it into your skin.  Clean off all the cleanser with water, leaving no residue behind.  Dry your face gently with a soft clean towel.

Next apply a small amount of toner to a cotton pad and wipe over your face.  Avoid the eyes, and do not rinse off.

Follow with a moisturizer that best matches your skin type.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Easty Steps to Healthy Skin

How well do you treat your skin?  If you're committed to be at work or school on time, eat right to loose or maintain the right weight, you should also incorporate a daily and weekly routine to give your face a regimen to prep for daily challenges of stress, and environmental challenges.

Easy Step 1: Cleanse
Cleure gentle, creamy liquid Cleanser removes dirt free of SLS.  You can use a cotton ball applied to your skin and rinse with lukewarm water.  End with a splash of cool water.

Easy Step 2: Tone
Alcohol free Cleure Toner is formulated to balance the skin's pH and close pores.  Apply by face and neck to remove the last traces of dirt and restore the pH of your skin. 

Easy Step 3: Exfoliating Scrub
Cleure gentle Exfoliatiating Scrub removed dead skin cells that build up daily on the skin.  These dead cells can eventually cause breakouts, blemishes and infection.  Most Scrubs are harsh and irritting.  Cleure Exfoliating Scrub is gentle enough to use daily.  You'll be able to judge which routine works best for you: daily, weekly or monthly.

Easy Step 4: Facial Refining Mask
Revitalizing your skin is the next step towards radiant and beautiful skin.  Cleure hydrating mask with kaolin clay and dead sea mud revitalizes by adding vital nutrients to you skin.

Easy Step 5: Hydrate
Daily moisturizing to hydrate your skin and keep it from dehydrating is essential for all skin types.  Cleure Day Cream and Night Cream help protect your skin with anti-oxidants and shea butter.  These ingredients help protect against premature aging and help repair your skin.  During sun exposure Cleure Sunscreen provides at least an SPF of approximately 15.