Skincare and Beauty

Caring for the skin involves routine practices that help to maintain, enhance and alleviate skin problems or conditions.

Skin care problems include

  • Blemishes
  • Scars
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Acne
  • Sebaceous filaments

Tips on skin care routine

  • Use of the right cleanser
  • Do not use many products
  • Moisturize at least twice a day
  • Avoid touching the skin with dirty hands
  • Always stay hydrated
  • Avoid direct heat and sunlight’
  • Exfoliate twice a week
  • Eat a balanced diet which includes vitamins, omega fatty acids and vegetables
  • Keep makeup tools clean
  • Wear sunscreens when appropriate
  • Limit bath time with hot water  and avoid use of harsh products
  • Manage stress 
  • Shave carefully in direction of hair growth

Things to avoid:

  • Lemon juice: they are too acidic for the skin
  • Baking soda: too alkaline and can cause dehydration
  • Garlic: When used raw can cause inflammation, blisters and eczema 
  • Toothpaste: it can cause skin irritation
  • Sugar: can be to too harsh on the skin when used as an exfoliate 
  • Vitamin E: can cause irritation when used directly on the skin

Caring for dry skin and chapped lips

  • Choose non irritating lip products
  • Pick products that contain castor seed oil, ceramides, dimethicone, mineral oil, 
  • Pick Fragrance free, hypoallergenic lip products
  • Avoid irritating ingredients like camphor, menthol, eucalyptus
  • Apply lip balm often or petroleum jelly
  • Apply lip balm of spf 30+ preferably with titanium dioxide or zinc oxide
  • Drink plenty of water
  • Avoid licking, biting or picking your lips

How to handle oily skin

  • Don’t use very harsh face wash
  • Use salicylic acid face wash twice daily
  • Use Sunscreen
  • Eat Healthy balanced diet
  • Exercise regularly
  • Reduce eating Oily food
  • Drink enough water

Tips for Younger looking Skin

  1. Protect your skin from the sun by seeking shade, wear sun protective clothing, apply sunscreen spf 30+ to all skin not protected by clothing. Using Sunscreen prevents aging and pigmentation. Use moisturizers containing sunscreen
  2. Use products suited for your skin type whether oily, dry or combination skin types
  3. Practice a Healthy lifestyle. Quit Smoking. Eat healthy diet rich in fruits , vegetables, protein because they have enough collagen, vitamins and antioxidants needed to stimulate new skin formation
  4. Regular Exercise increases blood flow to skin which stimulates deposition of hyaluronic acid to the skin
  5. Use skin care products that are fragrance free, non-comedogenic, or  hypoallergenic
  6. Avoid washing your face more often than twice daily
  7. Avoid frowning
  8. Eat healthy balanced diet
  9. Avoid smoking
  10. Drink less alcohol

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