Sorry ladies but cucumbers are made up of 90% water and 10% inert fiber. So, while a cucumber slice over tired eyes can be soothing, it only moisturizes and hydrates skin temporarily. The same results can be achieved by using a cold compress.
Pores are openings in the skin that allow sebum oils to reach the surface. When pores enlarge, this can be due to dead skin cells, genetics or scaring from squeezing acne. Pores do not open and close on a regular basis and beauty products cannot shrink your pores.
A beauty regime that helps oils and cells to reach the surface can aid pores extraction of oils.
The higher the SPF (skin protection factor) rating, the higher the rate of protection.
SPF ratings, soon to be revised by the FDA, only provide protection from UVB rays. Our skin needs sun protection that has chemical and physical blockers, plus antioxidants. Below are some of the requirements and ingredients you should make sure your sunscreen contains:
Select a broad spectrum sunscreen that blocks both UVA and UVB
Choose a sunscreen that includes a good level (around 4% to 5% or more) of zinc oxide (also called micronized zinc), or titanium dioxide, or Parsol 1789 (also called avobenzone) among the list of active ingredients
Choose a sunscreen with a SPF 30 rating or higher – this is the minimum level now recommended by most dermatologists across America. (But do not base your sunscreen only on SPF ratings, if they do not meat the other requirements, they provide a false sense of security)
Determine the activity you will be doing for the day and apply a product that will meet the task. (Water activities mean you should use a waterproof sunscreen; sports use a sweat resistant sunscreen)
Always choose a sunscreen that feels good on your skin – so you will be comfortable wearing it every day.
Sunscreen needs to be reapplies every 90-120 minutes when outdoors or in the water, even if you have a specific sunscreen designed for it.
Enjoy your summer fun now but protect your skin for the future.
Layering several products with SPF ratings increases protection.
Your skin is only protected by the highest SPF rating of one product, no matter how many you apply. Let's say you apply a moisturizer with an SPF of 10, sunscreen with an SPF of 20 and foundation with an SPF of 15, you do not have a protection ratio of 45 you have the protection of the product with 20 SPF.
You best bet is to apply one product with a good SPF to handle the job, the more products containing an SPF you put on, don't mean you are better protected.
Topical creams containing collagen can replace collagen. Truth: There is a significant lack of impartial, as well as empirical data and evidence that the topical application of collagen or elastin can penetrate the skin's layer. While topical application does bring moisturization to the top layer of skin, only injections are conclusively effective.
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Natural and organic products are always better. Truth: Consumer beware!! Many natural and organic products are not what they appear. More often than not, active ingredients have to be synthesized to be bioavailable and efficacious. Some synthetic compounds can actually be identical to those found in nature and can be more effective. Just because something says organic does not mean it is better for you skin than something that is not.
Not all chemicals are bad, but not all natural or organic ingredients are good.
Scandle Candles are always made from the best ingredients nature has to offer, such as: shea butter, vitamin E and is free from paraffin and petroleum.
Always do you research when you come across a natural or organic product. Not everything is a promising as it sounds.
Using large quantities of a product will yield better results.
Less is always more, especially when it comes to skin care. Usually, a pea to dime size of any product will yield better results. Sometimes, more can actually be more detrimental to you skin care regime and definitely costs more money on refills.
This is especially true with a Scandle. A little bit goes a very long way.
Cosmetic-grade mineral oil is not comedogenic. The myth is based on the idea that industrial-grade mineral oil and lubricants are the same as those used in cosmetic products. Medicinal white mineral oil has met with stringent safety standards.
It is important to remember that, while water alone cannot remove sebum plugs in the follicles, an oil-based product is needed but not all oils are created equal.
Preservatives help stop the growth of bacteria that can clog pores or create redness. The bacteria, fungi and other organisms can also deteriorate a product's effectiveness and spoil the product. However, parabens do raise a concern now that some research has been conducted. Some studies show topical application of parabens can lead to harmful accumulations.