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Skin care, how to keep those wrinkles away – 10 minute daily skin care


 


“Beauty
Goes Skin Deep”

10 Minutes a
Day, keeps those wrinkles at away

By Diana Dudas

Our skin like other body parts is not
invincible, when it comes to being susceptible to damage. As it is
necessary to get monthly haircuts and weekly manicures as part of your
grooming regime it should also be a necessity and not a luxury to take
care of the most important organ of your body, the skin.  And the
time to start doing that is now.

Too young to
care.

It may seem unimportant to 
contemplate doing anything about your complexions before reaching your 
thirties. However it is in our twenties that the effects of aging begin
to be visible in our complexion. As we mature, biochemical changes occur
in elastin and collagen, the connective tissues that give skin it’s
firmness and elasticity. Genetics also play a part in this, which is why
these changes occur at different times in different people. 

As skin becomes less elastic, it also
becomes drier, and the fat padding begins to disappear. This causes the
skin to sag and look less supple. Ultimately wrinkles will appear. Then
one day, after glancing in the mirror  you  suddenly notice 
those crows feet creeping in around the corners of your immaculately
decorated eyelids, or you notice that your lip potions have sadly waded
into the spider like crevices above the lips. It is normally then, when
decisions are made to go out and get a miracle cream or maybe a
facial. 

Aging can be slowed down, and you can
do your part to promote a younger complexion even as you mature. All it
takes is a little TLC, but start NOW! The sooner you start to nurture
your skin the more chance you have of a age-less complexion. All it
takes is a short monthly visit to  a skin care specialist, or a few
minutes a day, taking care of your skin at home.

Skin care 
starts at home

Enjoying a monthly facial is an
excellent idea. Having your, face, neck and shoulders massaged for an
hour and a half will most definitely put you into a state of euphoria
and your skin will feel revitalized and renewed. And for those of you
who haven’t got time for a full treatment, you will be pleased to know 
that the New York style facial is now available,  which takes only
15 minutes, perfect for a quick lunch hour  treat. Making time for
a facial is important, but more so it is of the utmost importance to
maintain this caring act at home.  Your skin needs twice daily
nurturing  to keep it clean, moist and protected and it only takes
ten minutes a day.

Easy as ABC

A good skin care regime is neither
complicated nor laborious. A quick 1, 2, 3 step is a great start. This
means a twice daily cleansing, toning and moisturizing.  it only
takes 5 minutes each time, that’s just 10 minutes a day.

Cleanse: Use a liquid, cream
or foam cleanser. And gently massage your face to remove all dirt and
make-up. Then rinse. Do not use soaps as they can be overly drying and
also clog pores.

Tone: After cleansing
saturate a cotton pad, and stoke over face and neck, this will work to
remove the last traces of cleanser and also close your pores.

Moisturize: Apply your cream
with upward motions to both the face and neck. Avoid eye area.

This is all you need to get you well
on your way to a healthy and more radiant complexion.

Your only young
once!

This might be the case, however there
is absolutely nothing wrong from being in denial of your age for as long
as you fell fit!

For those concerned about skin
maturity or maybe suffer with  problem skin there are extra 
steps that you can take to ensure healthy skin.

A weekly exfoliation will uncover
fresh new layers of skin. Look for exfoliators that contain enzymes as
these will dissolve dead skin cells without being too abrasive. This
will give your skin a healthy glow.

For optimum results, immediately
after using your exfoliator, apply a masque  . Check the ingredient
lists for  anti-inflammatory agents such as cucumber or chamomile,
these will work to calm and soothe your skin, so that it emerges,
refreshed,, refined and revitalized.  Always a good thing!

Obviously the more you  care for
our skin, the better you are going to look. And that alone will give you
a new lease of life. There are also eye creams and gels that reduce fine
lines and firm the area around the eye. Thus helping to prevent further
wrinkles.

Doctor my
Eyes
!

Eye crèmes are a vital part of your
skin care regime. The skin around your eyes is much finer than the rest
of your face and body and cannot absorb a heavy moisturizer. If you were
to compare the thickness of skin on the various parts of our body to
paper. The delicate eye area, would be like tissue paper, the face like
writing paper, and the neck and body like wrapping paper this is why it
is important to use lighter crèmes that are specifically made for the
delicate eye area. If you were to apply your usual facial moisturizer to
the eye area, the moisturizer would have no where to go, and would in
fact create puffy, baggy eyes.  Also for the same reasons never use
eye crèmes on the eyelid before going to sleep. However you can use an
eye gel sparingly under the eye area.

Going below and
beyond

Once  you have achieved your
basic skin care regime, your skin will be like a clean canvas ready to
absorb all the nutrients found in anti-aging formulas. These include
products containing liposomes, night crèmes and also serums.  When
crèmes containing liposomes are applied to the skin, the liposomes are
deposited on the skin and begin to merge with the cellular membranes and
then release their active ingredients.  Serums go one step further,
they are able to penetrate below the skin wall and attach themselves to
emerging skin cells promoting healthy new skin cells.  Serums come
in the form of droplets and are applied sparingly under your
moisturizer.

What to look
for

The thought of shopping for skin care
items can tedious and knowing which ingredients to look is daunting, so 
here are a few suggestions of what ingredients to look for when starting
your skin care regime. When choosing your cleanser toner and moisturizer
look for the following ingredients, which will vary depending on your
skin type:

Dull dry skin… 
oxygenating essential oils  including: Peppermint, Geranium,
Rosemary, Cyprus, Thyme, Anise and Cinnamon

Oily or acne prone skin…anti-bacterial
and oil blotting extracts including: Camphor, Eucalyptus Oil, and Witch
hazel

Mature Skin…Liposomes,
serums. Sunflower, jojoba and hazelnut are rich lubricants.

Exfoliators…ENZYMES are the
gentlest and yet most effective  form of exfoliation. Papaya being
the most effective

Once you start on the road to good
skin care, your skin will crave it. Remember, a good diet, exercise and
drinking lots of water will also help improve your complexion. With just
ten minutes a day you will soon see results and others will also notice.

So start your twice daily skin care
regime and , when you just don’t feel like it, remember just 10
minutes a day keeps those winkles away.