Friday, 28 December 2012

What’s Your Skin Type?

Skin types include normal, oily, dry, and sensitive. Some people also have a combination of skin types in different areas of their skin.

Your skin type can change over time. For example, younger people are more likely than older people to have a normal skin type.

Skin types vary depending upon factors such as:

Water content, which affects your skin's comfort and elasticity Oil (lipid) content, which affects your skin's softness and sensitivity level

Normal Skin Type

Normal skin is not too dry and not too oily. It has:

No or few imperfections No severe sensitivity Barely visible pores A radiant complexion

Combination Skin Type

A combination skin type can be dry or normal in some areas and oily in others, such as the T-zone (nose, forehead, and chin). Many people have combination skin, which may benefit from slightly different types of skin care in different areas.

Combination skin can produce:

Overly dilated pores Blackheads Shiny skin

Dry Skin Type

Dry skin can produce:

Almost invisible pores Dull, rough complexion Red patches Less elasticity More visible lines When exposed to drying factors, skin can crack, peel, or become itchy, irritated, or inflamed. If your skin is very dry, it can become rough and scaly, especially on the backs of your hands, arms, and legs.

Dry skin may be caused or made worse by:

Genetic factors Aging or hormonal changes Weather such as wind, sun, or cold Ultraviolet (UV) radiation from tanning beds Indoor heating Long, hot baths and showers Ingredients in soaps, cosmetics, or cleansers Medications

Here are some tips for taking better care of dry skin:

Take shorter showers and baths, no more than once daily. Use mild, gentle soaps or cleansers. Avoid deodorant soaps. Don't scrub while bathing or drying. Apply a rich moisturizer right after bathing. Ointments and creams may work better than lotions for dry skin but are often messier. Reapply as needed throughout the day. Use a humidifier and don't let indoor temperatures get too hot. Wear gloves when using cleaning agents, solvents, or household detergents.

Oily Skin Type

Oily skin can produce:

Enlarged pores Dull or shiny, thick complexion Blackheads, pimples, or other blemishes Oiliness can change depending upon the time of year or the weather. Oily skin can be caused or made worse by:

Puberty or other hormonal imbalances Stress Exposure to heat or too much humidity To take care of oily skin:

Wash your skin no more than twice a day and after you perspire heavily. Use a gentle cleanser and don't scrub. Don't pick, pop, or squeeze pimples. This prolongs healing time. Use products labeled as "noncomedogenic." They tend not to clog pores.

Sensitive Skin Type

If your skin is sensitive, try to find out what your triggers are so you can avoid them. You may have sensitive skin for a variety of reasons, but often it's in response to particular skin care products.

Sensitive skin can show up as:

Redness Itching Burning Dryness

The Basics of Skin Care

These tips will help your skin stay healthier no matter its type.

Use a broad spect rum sunscreen that blocks both UVA and UVB rays. Avoid direct sunlight and wear a hat and sunglasses. Don't smoke. Stay hydrated. Wash your skin thoroughly every day and never wear makeup to bed. Moisturize your skin.

Monday, 17 December 2012

The Breast Cancer Reconstruction Blog-latest news

Latest news and views on breast cancer reconstruction from a breast reconstruction specialist.....

The Breast Cancer Reconstruction Blog: Breast Reconstruction Surgery Options After Mastectomy

Every woman has a right to breast reconstruction surgery after breast cancer. This has been a federal mandate for some time and insurance companies have to pay for breast reconstruction surgery by law. There is no age limitation for breast reconstruction and there are many different options available.

Tuesday, 11 December 2012

The Body Shop: 50% Off Entire Purchase, Plus Free Shipping!

The Body Shop® offers a full assortment of naturally-inspired products, including bath & body, men's and women's skincare, and creative gift ideas for a variety of occasions. They also offer classic and unique fragrances, home fragrances, makeup, and accessories.

Friday, 7 December 2012

CND Shellac™ ~ Power Nail Polish

Award-winning CND Shellac™ guarantees brilliant results. 
14+ day Wear. Mirror Shine. Zero Dry Time. Really! 

CND Shellac™ is the original and only Power Polish service, empowering you the real woman, with 14+ days of superior color, no matter what life brings you. Set it and forget it. Practical and fearless. Improve your nails with an armor coat that says, "see you in 2 weeks".

Thursday, 6 December 2012

A Guide to a Healthier Life: The Diet Wars: Which is Best Low Cal or Low Fat

A Guide to a Healthier Life: The Diet Wars: Which is Best Low Cal or Low Fat: ve3cnu In 2004 Frontline had an extremely good special on the diet wars; which debated the validity of the best way to  lose weight and ...

Interviews of Many Diet Plans

Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Skin So Soft

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Skin So Soft Signature Silk Creamy Body Wash

Now with argan oil. Boosts radiance and illuminates skin. 

Experience soft gardenia and exotic woods fragrance. Leaves skin feeling beautifully conditioned. 350 ml

Tuesday, 4 December 2012

A Year of Healthy Living 2013 Wall Calendar

A Year of Healthy Living 2013 Wall Calendar: Recipes and Tips for Your Health and Well Being

By Ann Lovejoy

A Year of Healthy Living Wall Calendar by Ann Lovejoy is a warm, heartfelt invitation to expand your awareness, improve your meal choices and enjoy life more every day. Each month features topics that approach food as a nurturing component of life that supports and sustains you. Artful fruit and vegetable photographs are paired with nutritious recipes and helpful tips, while weekly affirmations encourage steady progress at your own pace and invite you to rejoice in the simple joys that surround us all. A Year of Healthy Living is about wanting the very best for ourselves and choosing health and well-being.

Lovejoy is the author of more than twenty gardening books and two cookbooks, and is a regular cooking and gardening columnist for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. She is also the author of The Essential Rose and The Organic Kitchen Garden wall calendars.

The interior pages of this calendar are printed on 100% recycled, 50% post-consumer paper, processed chlorine free and printed with soy based inks.

Monday, 3 December 2012

Vanisher Mask

It is obviously very important for you to ensure your skin is clean. The Vanisher Mask is going to open up your pores and help lift dirt as well as impurities from the skin. You will only have to use this portion of the system a couple of times each week, or maybe more frequently according to the seriousness of your condition.

We include Allantoin which is soothing and non-allergenic.It improves the smoothness of your skin by increasing its water content and improves the natural exfoliation of dead skin cells, which makes it a superb moisturiser.