and Skin Care
good skin care products, but your skin still may not be getting the
best possible care. Are you overlooking other important issues related
to skin care which are having a negative affect on your appearance?
Lets examine the things you need to consider for attaining great
as skin care products are geared toward skin type, so are cosmetics.
If you are oily, don´t choose products that are described as
being "moisture rich or creamy" or are heavy in texture.
If you have blemishes to cover, have someone show you some artful
covering tricks. If you are dry, don´t choose products that
are described as being "oil-absorbing or matte" or are very
light in consistency.
cosmetics because they work for your friend, sister, the model on
the magazine cover does not guarantee it is your best strategy. No
matter how many times you have heard this, the truth just doesnt
change. Everyone´s skin type is different. Address your individual
cosmetics with your friend, sister, or mother? Everyone has their
own normal flora (aka bacteria) that co-exist with us on our skin.
By sharing cosmetics (especially eye products) with someone else,
you are setting yourself or her up for infectious diseases. Buy yourself
a cute cosmetic bag and fill it full of goodies meant for you.
upon your foundation or powder to provide adequate sun protection?
Most cosmetics contain SPF of no more than 15. During a day of wear,
makeup fades, slides off, or is powdered off. Think about it. Sunscreen
needs to be worn every day, and most women do not wear makeup every
day. What kind of protection is your skin getting on the days off?
Also, I don´t know anyone who wears makeup on her neck, ears,
or chest area. And some women only use cosmetics as spot coverage,
not even applying them evenly across the face. M.D.
Forte Aftercare Environmental Protection Cream SPF 30 and
Thomas Roth Ultra Lite Oil-Free Sunblock SPF 30 are my
favorites because they benefit any skin type.
you sleeping in your makeup? Your skin is constantly emitting oils
and toxins that need to be removed. By leaving makeup on for 24 hours,
these substances remain in close continuous contact with your skin,
clogging pores, and possibly feeding bacteria hiding in your oil glands.
At the bare minimum, make sure you cleanse nightly.
- Do you
tend to run out of your prescription skin medications? Allowing your
skin to go without these necessary products only helps aggravate the
problem you are trying to keep away. Make sure you check your meds
periodically and reorder before they´re empty.
re-powdering? Oily skin does not disappear because a new coat of powder
is applied. By layering more powder on top of existing powder, oil
and dirt are trapped next to the skin, and pores become clogged. This
can cause blemishes. Try applying an oil-absorbing product like Clinac
before your foundation, instead.
routinely cleansing cosmetic applicators? Sponges, puffs, and brushes
all need cleansed, even if the cosmetics are only being applied to
a clean face. Surface oils and bacteria are transferred to your make-up
tools. I recommend using a gentle antibacterial cleanser on your cosmetic
tools once a week.
are guilty of any of the above, you may notice a huge improvement with
a few simple changes. Follow these tips and use good sense when it comes
to your beauty products, and you should find yourself with better skin
for taking the time to read my newsletter. I hope you have found it
discussed in the this newsletter is not intended as medical advice.
If you have a medical concern, please check with your doctor.)
posted January 20, 2001.
Article revised November 4, 2001
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