Basic Beauty Tips
Despite the media coverage of makeover
reality shows, the majority of Americans are not looking for
extreme transformations. According to the American Society
for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, most of us want to look better,
naturally, with 68-percent preferring a subtle change. And
experts agree that looking your best could be accomplished
at home for considerably less.
Dr. Linda Franks, a leader in the specialized skin care frontier,
says “To get that timeless, healthy look you need to start
with an appropriate skincare regime. Taking good care of your
skin can stave off fine lines, wrinkles, age spots and even
Doctors say whatever your skin type, the key is to cleanse
it gently. Avoid hot water and use lukewarm instead, to prevent
over-drying. And throw in the towel – traditional washcloths
are too abrasive for the face, so use your hands and fingers.
Sixty-eight-percent of women claim to have sensitive skin
which means dry, tight, chapped or easily irritated skin.
Moisturize regularly. Avoid harsh cleansers with ingredients
such as fragrances, dyes and preservatives because sensitive
skin is easily damaged and takes longer to recover.
If your skin is dry and easily irritated, don’t wash more
than once a day. You may risk stripping the skin of its natural
oils. Look for non-irritating cleansing washes that are soap-free.
Use light, oil-free, water-based moisturizers to help maintain
the skin’s natural barrier. Make sure to choose a facial moisturizer
with an SPF of at least 15, which protects against both UVB
and UVA rays.
Skin sensitivity may also result from the third most common,
non-surgical skincare procedure known as Microdermabrasion.
Microdermabrasion is a quick and easy, non-invasive procedure
that helps to reveal healthier-looking skin by sweeping away
dead skin cells. Dr. Franks reveals that, following the treatment,
the best way to avoid irritation is by opting for an ultra-gentle
cleanser and moisturizer. A new clinical study shows that
PURPOSE gentle cleansing wash and dual treatment moisture
lotion with spf 15 are compatible with this procedure.
How else can you obtain optimal skin health? Dr. Franks says,
“Exercise opens up blood vessels to make skin look healthy
and youthful. It’s so important for healthy skin.” Regular
cardiovascular exercise increases blood flow to the skin which
assists in collagen production. Maintaining muscle mass through
exercise can also help anchor and support skin, keeping it
taut. And drink up! At least eight, eight-ounce glasses of
water a day are crucial for optimal skin hydration.
So before you sign on for an extreme and expensive makeover,
just think back on some simple, beauty basics! You just might
like what you see!
About the Author:
PURPOSE® Skin Care (www.purposeskincare.com)
manufactures a number of skin care products, including sunscreen,
moisturizer, and face wash.
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