Benefits of Rosemary in Skincare

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Rosemary is an herb which is extremely beneficial for taking care of your skin. The extract of this herb is used for many different purposes. It belongs to the mint family and is found all across the globe. It is mainly used as a spice in food items, but it is also known for its therapeutic values and as an herbal medicine. You may not know that there are approximately 24 antioxidant properties present in rosemary extract. The antioxidant properties are unique as they are capable of arresting a multiple number of free radicals. Hence, their lifespan is quite long. Rosemany can be found in many of the Vivoderm Natural skincare products, incuding our 100% herbal face masks and most of our creams and lotions.

Vivoderm Rosemary Ingredients
Rosemary is a Main Ingredient in Vivoderm Products

There are a number of health benefits of this herb extract that will be advantageous for you. The extracts help in protecting the skin cells from any kind of damage that can be caused due to aging. This will help to delay the signs of aging like sagging skin and wrinkles.

The anti-inflammatory properties of Rosemary extract aids in reducing the inflammation that is caused by different allergic reactions such as asthma. The herb extract also helps in promoting the activities of different vital enzymes in the body that aids in detoxifying the system from harmful substances. You can also prepare Rosemary at home by boiling the herb as a tea for additional health benefits.

Rosemary is used in many herbal facial creams and also acts as an antiseptic solution that promotes healthy skin. The herb has a refreshing smell and has therapeutic properties for the skin. It is also used in anti-aging cream for binding and toning effects that promotes proper skin function. So, definitely go for herbal products, which contains rosemary extracts, try the Vivoderm Zinc Reparing Cream or our Intense Moisturizer to start seeing the herbal benefits today!

The Importance of Moisturizing Your Feet

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During winter time dry skin and rough feet are a common condition among most individuals. Our skin naturally dries up because it loses its moisture. Hence, it is very important to moisturize your feet regularly. It is also very important to keep your feet clean before you apply any kind of moisturizer. The Vivoderm Cocoa Butter Foot Creamis  a natural foot lotion and moisturizer that is wonderful for dryness on the feet and around the ankles.

Treating Feet and Moisturizing
Treating Feet and Moisturizing with Vivoderm

When deciding on a good foot cream, always choose for moisturizers that have natural ingredients which help to exfoliate your dry skin and moisturize it from within. You can consider choosing to apply cocoa butter for providing a soothing relief to your cracked and tired feet. The Vivoderm foot moisturizing cream is light yet rich in texture to allow maximum absorbtion and keep feet fresh, smooth and soft. The soothing cocoa butter works effectively on your feet and is also helpful for diabetics who suffer from extreme dryness to give perfect smooth feet.

Before you start using any cream or lotion you must identify your skin condition. This will help you to buy the right cream or moisturizer for yourself. Our foot moisturizer contains natural ingredients such as glycerin, avocado oil, jojoba oil, aloe vera, comfrey and rosemary. These are all herbal ingredients that are very effective on your skin unlike those available in the market which usually contain harmful compounds or ingredients. Another benfit to helping keep your feet soft is to go for regular foot spas or pedicures if you want the best looking feet in town. So, what are you waiting for just go ahead and get yourself the best quality moisturizer for your feet!

Natural Facial Cleansers Are the Best Choice

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Cleansing your facial skin properly is an integral part of your daily beauty routine. Part of keeping your skin properly cleansed is to help remove toxins. If you live in the heart of a large city then your skin is more exposed to the harmful toxins that can cause damage to your skin. Since, facial skin is so delicate, using soap is absolutely not recommended as it has a tendancy to dry skin and remove benefical hydration. Hence, you should always use cleansers with

Vivoderm Facial Cleanser
Rosemary Vivoderm Facial Cleanser

natural ingredients like Vivoderm’s Facial Cleanser with Chamomile and Rosemary to  clean gently and thoroughly. The Vivoderm cream cleanser is gentle enough to use twice a day and safe for all skin types.

One of the key ingredients in our natural face cleanser is Chamomile. This key ingredient helps to maintain the pH balance in your skin and replenishes the moisture balance which is suited for sensitive and dry skin. Dematologist have found that facial cleansers that contain Rosemary and Chamomile are extremely beneficial and the Vivoderm cleanser is also infused with natural vitamins E and A. Ensure that the cleansing lotion contains natural and non-detergent ingredients. The natural cleansers draw out the dirt and maintain the natural moisture of the skin.

If you are not sure how to apply it, you can read the instructions right on the bottle.  Otherwise, you can apply a small amount on the fingertips and then work up a rich “lather” to remove deep impurities. Next, step, you massage on the face and use gentle circular motions. You can then rinse properly with warm water and use a soft cloth dry your face.

In addition, our cleanser is alcohol and acid-free, so you can be sure your skin is getting the best treatment available. It is definitely beneficial for you to remove makup and toxins each day for healthy, radiant skin.

Herbal Anti-Aging Face Masks Help Tighten Sagging Skin

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The main aim of an anti-aging facial is to minimize the signs of aging. While there are many facial masks on the store shelves and home-made recipes available, not many contain 100% pure herbs and vitamins like Vivoderm’s Anti Aging Facial Mask. This face mask helps in fighting sagging skin and wrinkles by using the actual pulverized herbs, not extracts.

ViVoderm Face Mask
Customizing the Vivoderm Anti Aging Mask

As the skin ages and loses its elasticity and tone, the layers of the skin become thinner and the protective skin layer weakens and does not hold moisture the way it did when we were younger. There are different causes for skin aging that can include poor diet, dehydration, stress, and poor circulation. However, with a nutritious diet, a great skincare regime, lots of water and regular exercises you can manage to keep your skin in beautiful condition for years to come.

Before applying the Vivoderm face mask, the skin must be cleansed properly. Try Vivoderm’s super rich but gentle cream cleanser. Our herbal mask is custom-blended to your needs and comes with a convenient mixing bowl and scoop. Once you have blended the herbs to the consistency you like, apply the mask with a brush or your fingers to cover the entire face and decolletage area. If you have oily skin, keep it on for at least 15-20 minutes and then rinse clean with tepid water. For an addtional treat, after you have applied the mask put slices of cucumber or cool tea bags over your eyes then rest and relax. The tanic acids in the tea bags help reduce under eye puffiness and dark circles.

The Vivoderm Anti-Aging mask can be blended with almost anything to create a truly unique skin treatment like no other. One wonderful option to reduce age spots and soften skin even further can be made from 2 teaspoons of plain yogurt and ½ teaspoon honey. Mix honey, and yogurt first, then blend into the herbal mask mixture. Use this mixture on the face and leave it on for about 15 minutes and then rinse off.

Natural Facial Toners: An Integral Part of Daily Skincare Routine

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Facial Toners or astringents help to remove the oil from the skin. Most are made from alcohol, water and other ingredients such as witch hazel, salicylic acid, and benzoyl peroxide. Many women have the wrong conception that it reduces the size of the skin pores. Facial toners actually get rid of the excess oil and take out the impurities that usually lead to breakouts and blemishes. Toners help in rejuvenating the skin by increasing the blood circulation and improving the skin tone. They also reduce the overall oil secretion and help prevent blackheads and whiteheads.

However, many dermatologists say that if you maintain a daily beauty routine and clean your face properly, then you may not need to use a toner. Some facial astringents may contain harsh ingredients such as alcohol, so you must look for products that are made from natural ingredients and more gentle to delicate skin. If your toner contains alcohol then you must know that it can lead to skin drying and possible flaking. So, when possible, choose alcohol-free brands that come with natural ingredients such as green tea extracts and grape seed. You can feel comfortable using these natural facial products daily because they are less abrasive. Toners with natural herbal astringents and minerals also help to purify the skin.

Tips: Do not abrasively rub it into your skin when using. If you have a delicate skin then you might use a toner mixed with rosewater or some other hydrosol. Make sure your face is completely cleansed before use. You can also choose to make your own little mix customized to your skin type. Try this one for normal skin: Blend two tablespoons of watermelon juice, one tablespoon of rosewater or witch hazel and two tablespoons of distilled water together and then dip the cotton ball into the mixture and then apply it on the face. Ahhh, refreshing!

Zinc Oxide Creams Have Many Beneficial Uses

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Zinc Oxide Creams or Moisturizers are some of the newer trends in the skincare market today. One of the most beneficial creams to keep in your home, the first thing that will come to your mind is the zinc oxide sunscreens that help in absorbing and blocking the dangerous ultra-violet rays of the sun. This non-toxic sunscreen is often used by lifeguards. But did you know it is also beneficial for preventing acne and rosacea?

Zinc is a natural antibacterial agent that prevents the buildup of bacteria and helps to fight acne. This helps in reduction of excess oil production and removes the toxins in your skin. Zinc oxide creams are also used by many mothers for the prevention of diaper rash. It has versatile usability like treating minor cuts and dandruff and other skin related issues.

Zinc generally has a natural SPF factor of 15.  The Vivoderm Zinc Repairing Facial Cream for instance, also contains many anti-oxidant properties that help in taking care of your skin, like Comfrey, Chamomile, Vitamin A and E. The zinc cream moisturizer maintains the moisture of the skin and reduces the signs of aging. The creams available in the market can be purchased under various brands. You can use zinc repairing creams at morning and evening. Individuals with normal to oily skin are recommended to use these natural creams.

Prevent Bags and Wrinkles with Anti-Wrinkle Eye Cream

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When you go through magazines or browse through the internet, you will find that there are a number of healing options for the under-eye skin problems. All you need to do is find a great anti-wrinkle eye cream that can erase under-eye circles and reduce wrinkles.

Anti-wrinkle cream is in fact the development of an advance cosmetic research that is responsible for stimulating the skin cells. This heals the damage that causes wrinkles, dark circles, lines and bags.

We all are aware of the term ‘crow’s feet’. It is the first sign of aging where fine lines and deep wrinkles crop up around the eyes. This area is completely devoid of eccrine sweat glands, which means it is not naturally hydrated unless it is taken care of. Most women barely care for the eye area until the pre-middle age sets in. But as soon as the mid-twenties, the outside areas of your eyes will start to show inevitable signs of aging.

The equation is very simple, for those who take good care of their skin, the wrinkles won’t be seen earlier but those who do not, they are sure to face some trouble.

It is the elasticity of our skin that acts like a rubber band to get back to the original form soon after it is compressed or pulled. The most unfortunate fact is when we get older, our skin automatically loses its softness. It is only due to the lessening of our major body proteins (elastin and collagen) that are solely responsible for the formation of deep wrinkles. The best way to avoid such problems would be using anti-wrinkle eye cream that is made with natural products.

To be really helpful to your skin, it would be wise to start using under eye cream from age twenty on a daily basis to help prevent the formation of crow’s feet. Make sure to apply the anti- wrinkle eye cream before going to bed at night and each day under your makeup.

Taking Care of Dark Skin After Pregnancy

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Pregnancy hormones give women a natural glow in their skin. However, sometimes women face an increase in melanin which results in skin darkening. For most women this discoloration fades away after a few months of giving birth. There are ways of minimizing this discoloration which you can try it at your home.

During this time if you go out in the sun the problem is going to go worse. Hence, it is advisable if you slather on some sunscreen every time you go out. Doctors advise to use it daily. Choose for lotions that come with zinc oxide. This blocks the UV sun rays more effectively.

You must use natural face packs when you are taking care of your skin after pregnancy. There are many home-made recipes which you can go for. Orange pulp lightens the skin tone to some extent. Puree an entire orange and then apply this mixture to the affected areas for about 15 minutes and then rinse it away. You can also go for a milk mask which would include almond oil, lime juice, honey and whole milk in equal parts. Then, leave it on your skin for 30 minutes and wash it. Then again, there are also herbal face masks available in the market which you can choose to apply.

Skin exfoliation is very important as part of your skin lightening and beauty routine. With exfoliation you can encourage cell turnover and bring about fresher skin on the forefront. You can use a scrub or make one on your own with olive and sugar. You can also try lotions that would contain hydroxyl acids.

You must take into consideration your diet if you want to get desired results. Include a lot of folic acid in your diet. Folate rich foods include beans, eggs, dark green vegetables, and eggs.

Special Skin Care After 30

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After the age of thirty, chances are that you are searching for the best skin care products in the market that will make your skin look young and fresh again. Don’t panic if you have begun to notice fine lines and small wrinkles developing – you are not the only one.  Unfortunatley, this is just part of the process of aging. With time, your skin will loose its elasticity and that plump collagen cushioning will flaten and sag if you don’t take proper care of your skin.

Many people, in desperation, start trying different products or “miracle cures” to make up for the neglect they gave to their skin in their twenties. If youa re currently in your twenties, it would be wise on your part if you start paying attention to your skin and treating it with care. Some of the natural reasons for your deterioration in skin quality are season change, hormonal change and age.

To treat your skin right, before doing anything you must determine the skin type. You can find great online quizes to determin if you are oliy, dry or combination or look for the Fitzpatrick scale for skin tone and color.

Now that you know your skin type it is time you start taking care of your skin. You must practice some daily skin care routine so that your skin remains smooth and soft. A daily routine should include cleansing, toning and moisturizing. If you have dry skin, then opt for a cream based cleanser. Make sure you practice your skin care routine at least twice daily.

If you see that your skin is showing signs of aging then you should also look for herbal anti-aging products which are best for you during this time. Herbal products may not work as fast as some chemical-based products – like acid peels – but they are usually less abrasive and more effective over time. So, there is nothing to freak out about.

One more thing…also take into consideration excessive sun exposure. Your skin is not that strong that it can resist the harmful rays of the sun. With time and too much sun, your skin will darken and tan – and wrinkle. Always apply a sunscreen every time before you go outdoors.

many women today have also jumped into getting botox as soon as they see the first wrinkle. This will only prevent your skin from healing and balancing itself naturally and will create an older appearance faster than before. Try out a daily skin care routine and some herbal face packs and creams before you take drastic cosmetic measures and you will surely get desired results over time. There are so many great herbal, natural products available in the market from which you can choose today. For detailed analysis you can also consult a dermatologist for your individual needs.

Using Milk As A Natural Facial Cleanser

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Milk is an organic skin softener as well as an exfoliant. It is an ingredient that is used in many skincare products. It is one of the most amazing things that do wonders for your body. It is rich in nutrients and can be used for several purposes. If you want to have a safe product that is effective and cheap then may be it would be better if you consider milk as one of your beauty ingredients. You can prepare your very own facial cleansers with components from your kitchen.

Using powdered milk you can make a paste. Use that mixture on your wet face with lukewarm water. It is a great way to clean your face as it helps to open up the pores and cleanse it thoroughly. You will be able to get rid of the dirt from your face with the milk paste mixture. If you have dry face then you can consider of using cool water instead of lukewarm water.

Making a milk paste mixture is very easy. All you have to do is take 2 tablespoons of powdered milk. Add water to it slowly to form a paste. You may also add a teaspoon of honey into the paste if you want. You can use the paste to your face and apply it in a spherical and upward motion. Let the paste get dry for sometime and then rinse it with water. By using this mixture for a week you will see a definite improvement as dead skin cells will be successfully removed.

Honey: A Sweet Treat for Your Skin

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Honey, is the ultimate natural product that is extremely beneficial for your skin. Whether it is milk and honey baths or face masks with honey, you can get the perfect radiance with this natural product. Dirt and pollution cause the skin to lose its ability to retain moisture. Hence, it looks dry and wrinkles appear. Honey’s antioxidant properties trap the moisture and refresh the skin and leave it soft and supple.

Honey if purchased in its purest form is appropriate for all types of skin. Most natural skincare products contain honey. Whether it is shower gels, face creams moisturizers you will find it everywhere. You can treat yourself to some natural skin care remedies that contain honey. You can whip up your own recipe at your home.

If you have dry skin then you can use 1 teaspoon of honey, ¼ tsp lemon juice, vegetable oil. Use it on the dry areas of the skin and leave it for about 15 minutes and then wash it with water. You can make a moisturizing mask that contains 1 egg yolk, 1 teaspoon yogurt, ½ teaspoon almond oil and 1 teaspoon honey. Use this mixture on your neck and face and leave it on for 10 minutes and then wash it off with water. Your skin will get a new shine and will feel moisturized as it will help tighten the pores.

If you want a smooth silky skin then combine 3 teaspoon of rosewater and ¼ cup of honey. Use this mixture to your neck and face and try to avoid areas around your mouth or eyes. Massage and then wash it off with lukewarm water.

So, go ahead and purchase natural skincare products with honey today!

Best Skin Care Methods After Swimming

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Swimming is certainly one of the best exercises and many of us enjoy a nice long soak in the hot tub during the winter months, but you can get over-exposed to excessive chlorinated water after doing so. A number of skin problems may result due the presence of the extra chlorine in the swimming pool water. It causes extreme dryness to your skin and rashes also tend to show up. The moisture level in your skin decreases which is needed for optimal skin health. The decrease of the moisture level in your skin leads towards irritations which may cause infections too. You should always take proper care of your skin after swimming. It is important to follow a number of methods before you engage in skin treatment after swimming.

After you finish an enjoyable swim in the pool, it is advisable to take a bath or shower. You can use a mild soap and warm water ( not super hot) as this is also dehydrating. This certainly has a good effect on your skin to rinse away residual chlorine. You can also explore a few stores which stock lotions to prevent chlorinated water damage to your skin. When you are selecting the lotions, it is advisable to opt for herbal based products.

These herbal lotions do not have any side effects on your skin and keeps it in prime condition. While taking appropriate care of your skin after swimming, you can also opt for a simple home-made banana pack from mushed bananas. But you need to leave it on your skin for a minimum time period of one hour. Apart from these skin treatments, you should also follow a disciplined diet regimen for best skin care after swimming. Vitamin C and Vitamin E plays a pivotal role in the nourishment of your skin and enhances its glow. You should also take protein rich foods like fish and eggs for keeping your skin healthy after regular swimming or long soaks in any chlorinated water.

Healthy Diet: Your Real Secret To Glowing Skin

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We all want our skin to look great. Our skin should be soft and supple and should be absolutely blemish-free. But, sadly, enough great skin is something which most women struggle to achieve. There are many factors that contribute towards great skin such as heredity, lifestyle, and skincare routine and healthy diet.

A healthy diet is required for healthy skin. You need to eat a well balanced meal which is complete with fresh vegetables and fruits. Carrots are full of antioxidants and vitamin A and should be consumed on a regular basis. Blueberries are also good for enhancing your skin quality. Nuts and salmon should definitely be incorporated in your daily diet so that you can get healthy skin.

You must drink plenty of water so that you can keep your system clean and toxin-free. This definitely helps in improving the quality of your skin. You can choose to consume green tea which is very good for skin. It is full of antioxidants and helps to remove toxins. Avoid alcohol consumption as it makes your skin look pale. Consider using olive oil as your cooking oil. It is a healthier option for you and helps you to stay healthy fit. Include carbohydrates in your diet in moderation.

Most people have a habit to use expensive creams and lotions to improve their skin quality. However, most people fail to realize that the change should first come from within. A healthy diet should be simple to follow and should be according to your body requirements. Your diet will help your skin to stay supple and soft. It will also help to prevent your skin from premature aging.

Simple Home Remedies for Healthy Skin

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Your hectic daily lifestyle can affect your daily skincare routine to a great extent. Many just don’t take the time they need for basic skincare, but years of neglect will slowly appear. Hence, you should make time for treating your skin so that it retains that youthful glow and remains soft and supple for years to come. Daily routines don’t have to be a chore, but they do require a little discipline if you want to take proper care of your skin. Skin can be affected by internal as well as external factors.

If we are considering external reasons, one of the biggest is over exposure to sunlight. Others include pollution, smoking, drinking, and poor diet. Clear, clean skin demands a balanced diet and a good digestive system to ensure your skin can process toxins effectively and keep acne eruptions and blemishes at bay. Choose suitable cosmetics and soaps that will suit your skin type. Include as many raw vegetables and fruits in your diet as you can to stay healthy. If you follow these good habits, you will definitely see a significant difference in the texture and quality of your skin.

You can also treat your skin externally by whipping up some homemade face packs and masks. A mix of milk and honey will keep your skin clean, soft and supple by introducing natural anti-microbials, and natural skin- softening agents found in lactic acid.  Another way to keep your skin healthy and glowing is by reducing blotches and age spots with a mix of honey and egg white.

For oily skin try combing cocoa (1/3 cup), heavy cream (3 teaspoons), honey (1/4 cup), ripe papaya (1/3 cup) and oatmeal powder (3 teaspoons). It might be tempting to eat the mixture it smells SO good, but save it for your skin!  After you put this mixture on your face let it dry for 10-15 minutes and rinse with warm water. This is very effective for individuals who have oily skin.

For a great, effective homemade cleanser mix milk with cucumber juice. Use a natural oil like jojoba or almond oil to remove stubborn eye makeup.

Stay natural, stay beautiful!

Skin Care Tips for Soft and Supple Hands

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Hands are the first part of your body that shows signs of aging. Hence, they need quite a lot of pampering so that they remain soft and supple for a long time. Beautiful well kept hands are essential as it tells a alot about how you care for yourself. Dressing up in fancy clothes will be of no use to hide hands that have been negleted.  Taking good care of your hands takes little time and has big rewards.

A few hand care tips can be extremely beneficial for you. The skin on your hand is extremely delicate and thin, hence you need to moisturize your skin at least four times a day. You should use a mild exfoliator on your hands once every week to remove rough spots and calouses. Apply a light moisturizing cream on to your hands every night before going to bed to keep skin soft and supple. If you are going out in the sun apply sunscreen lotion so that your hands don’t get unnecessarily tanned or darken age spots. Excessive exposure to sun can also bring about wrinkles and age spots early. Hence, to avoid this you can choose to follow a daily skin care regimen for your hands and treat them to some TLC.

Our hands have few oil glands to keep them naturally moisturized, so they get dry very quickly. When they come in contact with detergent, chemicals and dirt the skin gets further damaged. You can adopt special treatments like herbal therapies and warm oil soaks that can keep your hands soft and supple for a long time. Mix a few drops of rose water, glycerin, and lemon juice and massage it on your hands daily for best results. You can also try out cornmeal which is a great scrub for cleansing hands and softening them wonderfully.

With a little effort, you too can have hands that defy your true age.

Removal of Blackheads with Home-Made Face Packs

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Blackheads are actually reoccurring black spots on your ears, nose, and chin. They are unpleasant to look at and appear mostly due to blocked pores on skin. The blackness is caused because of the oxidizing effect of air that is on the sebum. Hence, they are generally yellow or black in color. People with oily skin are more affected by blackheads. The pollution is a big contributing factor for the occurrence of the blackheads.

Some of the common reasons for blackheads are as follows:
1. Excessive scrubbing of skin
2. Huge production of facial oil
3. Water deficiency in body
4. Use of makeup that are oil-based

When you are suffering from blackheads it is better if you select your diet well. This will lessen the sebum production and enhance the moisture in your skin. Avoid eating cooked fats and carbohydrates instead you can choose to eat fresh fruits and vegetables.

Use makeup which is absolutely oil free so that you do not block the skin pores. If you sweat too much then avoid using excessive make-up. Keep your make-up brushes clean so that you do not get affected by make-up products.

There are some home-made remedies for blackheads which you can choose to follow. You can prepare a face pack by mixing fresh lemon juice, and boiled milk (1 glass) that removes blackheads. Another home-made face mask is a paste of fresh fenugreek leaves. You can apply on your face for 15 minutes every night. Next you just have to wash your face with warm water. You can also use a face scrub of green tea that loosens blackheads. Steam bath is an effective option as it helps to soften the pores and open it for easy removal.

Get Rid of Your Patchy Skin in a Few Weeks

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There are different skin problems from which women suffer. Patchy skin has become a very common disease or condition of skin, which women face. It is actually irregular colors on skin that appear as patches. Women have more sensitive skin and hence the occurrence of patchy skin is more common in them rather than men. There are different face packs that keep the skin glowing and eliminate the impurities from your skin. The skin texture can be enhanced by using treatments such as steaming, massaging and toning.

Reduce Your Wrinkles with Easy Home Remedies

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Wrinkles are fine creases that are caused by sagging skin. These fine lines are visible on the neck, face, and hands as you start aging. Wrinkles starts to appear when the elastin and collagen present in the connective skin tissue decreases. Skin at this stage tends to lose the elasticity and smoothness it once had in younger years.

Beautifully Bella Review and Giveaway

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Beautifully Bella Vivoderm – Review & Giveaway – Ends 11/25

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Click the link to enter for your chance to win the Vivoderm Anti Acne Facial Mask

MY THOUGHTS:
My favorite out of all these wonderful products was the Anti-Acne Mask. I don’t suffer from severe acne. Heck, I hardly ever break out unless I’m about to “start”. When I tested it out, I had a few zits here and there. I can’t say they went away with the first time, but they decreased in size!

The cleanser and toner were great, as well. I’ve always been told you’re never to long to take proactive steps towards skincare. They both left my skin hydrated and smooth. I couldn’t stop rubbing my hands against my face!

 

Congrats to winner Entry #458 Kayla Sakolsky!

Daily Beauty Regimen for Healthy and Glowing Skin

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Your skin health will depend on a balanced diet, required physical exercise, proper nutrition and hydration and a daily skin care routine. By following a simple guideline that includes 4 easy steps you can enhance your skin health to a great extent.

Cleansing: The first step to your beauty guide should be cleansing your skin on a regular basis. By cleansing you can remove all the dirt from your skin as well as other impurities that clog the pores of the skin. This should be done at least once a day with a non-irritating and mild cleanser that is suited for your skin tone. Be careful when you choose your cleanser as that should not strip your skin of all the natural oils.

 Toning: Use a toner as it is very essential to keep your skin cool and rehydrated. You will be left with refreshing skin throughout the day. Toners help in removing dirt, oil, makeup that the cleanser has not managed to remove. Use a toner that is absolutely free of alcohol as it dries up the skin.

Exfoliation: This process helps in removing dead cells that have accumulated on the skin surface. Ensure that the exfoliant you are using is not granular, as that can damage your skin. If you want to enhance the rejuvenation procedure of your skin, then use exfoliants that have alpha or beta hydroxyl acids. This helps in wrinkle prevention.

Moisturize: The final step that you must do is moisturizing your skin. Your entire body requires nutrients and hydration. Your skin should be daily treated with a moisturizer for daytime use that has SPF properties that would provide you with sun protection. At night use a moisturizer that would be better absorbed by your skin.

These 4 basic steps can help you get back your skin health. Each step is essential as part of your daily beauty guide. You must choose your products well so that it suits your skin type.

Quick Skincare Tips for Fall

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Cool weather and falling leaves signal the time to get your moisturizing skincare routine in place for the upcoming winter.  Yes, autumn is a time of transition and your skin suffers if you do not properly take care of it. Not only do you have to repair skin damage from the effects of the summer sun, you also have to prepare it for the coming winter months. Now that it is officially fall you will have to make changes to your skincare routine.

Although your skin remains covered during this time it is always proper to treat your skin so that it can look absolutely beautiful. The first thing that you need to do is analyze your skin type. If you already suffer from dry skin, for your fall skincare regimen, maybe you need to change your shower gel and select a soap-free one, which is hydrating for your skin. A creamy body wash is absolutely ideal for this time. Using an oil-based scrub is most beneficial because you get the benefits of exfoliation along with hydrating oils. You also need to moisturize daily so that you can keep dry skin at bay. The ideal time to apply your moisturizing lotion would be after you have taken a shower to allow skin the maximun absorbtion benefit.

And don’t forget your sunscreen lotion. It is still a daily essential and you must use a minimum of SPF 15 every time you go out in the sun. Never forget to include feet care in your skincare routine. This will ensure that you can shift back to your sandals when the time comes without any hassle. Indulge yourself by purchasing a new hand cream and moisturize your hands daily so that you can have soft and supple hands throughout fall and into the winter.

Skin Care Tips During Winter

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Those with dry skin have to be very careful during the winter months. Winter can be harsh on dry and sensitive skin. Due to the sudden change of temperature and lack of humidity, the skin loses its moisture pretty quickly. Hence, the skin needs special care during this time of the year.

Choose products that provide you nourishment and hydration. Keep skin clean and free from pore-clogging sweat and dirt. Use lukewarm water when you are taking shower. This ensures that natural oils in the skin do not get stripped away. Use products during your bath that comes with a neutral pH index. Avoid using soaps that are colored or fragrant as they tend to contain more chemicals than emollients.

Treating Hard, Cracked Skin on Feet

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Most adults suffer from hard, cracked skin on their feet due to years of wear and friction. It does not cause any definite pain but it surely causes discomfort or unsightliness. The feet carry a lot of pressure and undergo a lot of impact everyday. Hence, foot skin is thicker than any place else.

The primary signs of hard skin will appear as dry marks, cracks and even thickened callouses. These patches are seen on the heel of the foot and around the top area near the toes that gets the most friction with improperly fitting footwear and walking. With time and without treatment, it worsens and it takes on a yellowish color.

Detox Your Diet for Glowing Skin

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Detoxification is a natural process that involves removal of toxic substances from the body through the bloodstream. The air we breathe and the food we consume are harming us by making us unfit and under nourished. Our food is now filled with pesticides and it is recommnded by experts that a detox diet must be followed at least once a year or more to clean up the body system. This way you can ensure a healthy body and glowing skin.

Three Tips for Treating Blemished Skin

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Are you suffering from rashes and pimples? Then, you must draw up a skincare program that will help you to get rid of your blemishes and give you a flawless skin. There are some effective skincare remedies which you can choose to go for to treat your skin condition.

• You can use a mild facial cleanser for washing your face. Avoid using detergent based products as that can cause irritation on your skin. Follow it up with a mild astringent or toner as it aids in killing the accumulated bacteria on the skin surface.