Friday, April 20, 2007

Stubborn Acne: The Cause, The Cure

Acne Vulgaris (the medical term for the frequent or occasional eruption of one or more whiteheads, blackheads and/or pimples) is not only striking more women in their twenties, thirties, and forties, it is becoming more tenacious.

Most people who have stubborn acne have a parent who suffered from the same problem. It also strikes those with hormonal conditions, like cystic ovaries and excessive hair growth. Blemishes that spring up and disappear only to emerge again weeks later may be linked to stress and hormones. Hormonal fluctuations caused by menstruation, pregnancy, the Pill and menopause exacerbate these breakouts (that may be why adult men have not experienced this surge in acne).

A significant improvement to your skin can be achieved through a regular schedule of facial treatments and the application of professional skin care products. Start to improve your skin today with our all-natural and professional skin care products.

The Aging Factor

As the skin ages, it characteristically becomes drier and loses its elasticity. Equally, the rejuvenating capabilities slow down and the oxygen and nutrient supply decreases along with blood circulation causing cell renewal capabilities to slow down. These changes take place in the dermal layer of the skin. Dermal layer changes depend on three things: Your Age, Heredity and Your Skin Care Habits. The following chart gives us an idea of our cell renewal time:

  • Under 35 Years of Age - Every 28 Days

  • 35 Years of Age - Every 5 Weeks

  • 45 Years of Age - Every 6 Weeks

  • 55 Years of Age - Every 8 Weeks

  • 65 Years of Age - Every 9 Weeks

The only area in which we have any control is to establish healthy skin care habits. Bombarded as we are by media messages of perfect skin, figures and lives, it is often difficult to make the best purchasing decisions. Television products and Over-the-Counter products may offer low prices, but they are not always bargains. Formulations can be general, not skin-type specific, and the concentration of active ingredients is extremely low plus one set of products cannot work for everyone. Skin care products purchased from a professional offer several advantages, including programs designed specifically for your skin's age, condition, and general needs.

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

4 Steps for Bacteria Protection

Always wash your face with tepid water and your recommended Paradise Skin Products' cleanser before taking a hot bath. Hot baths can open up the pores so that makeup can flow right on in, clogging them. And sharp changes from hot to cold, or vice versa, cause spider veins, those tiny broken capillaries that can roadmap a face. Never use ice on your face - it's too extreme.

Try not to touch your face since hands carry bacteria to the face. If you have to touch your face, use the back of your hand.

Drink lots of water. Apart from drinking at least eight glasses of water a day, always rinse your face with your recommended Paradise Skin Product Cleanser, followed up with your Toner, before putting on a Hydrator.

Change your pillowcase every night and never reuse a sweatband or towel for exercising. Don't let hair sprays or mousses get on the face.

What Are Free Radicals?

Free radicals are highly reactive molecules that carry one unpaired electron. Free radicals from the sun, smoke, and pollution attack the body daily and are responsible for 80% of the signs of premature aging, including lines and wrinkles. Have you ever cut open an apple and left it in the air? It doesn't take long before the fruit starts to turn brown and dry from oxidation. This is an example of free radical damage. What did your mother teach you to put on it to keep it from browning? Vitamin C (lemon juice), of course! Be sure to ask us about our Vitamin C&E and Intense Wrinkle Serum. These products support the body's ability to fight off these free radicals. It's proven that using products topically containing certain vitamins protect you on the outside from harmful free radicals.

Eye Creams

Ever wondered why you need a special cream for your eyes? There are very good reasons. The skin around the eye is extremely thin, contains no oil glands, and is more sensitive to certain ingredients than the skin on the rest of the face. The first signs of aging show around the eye. Beautiful Eyes and Beautiful Eyes Plus are specially formulated for this delicate area. Dark circles are lightened, wrinkles are combated, and lucidity and sagginess are revitalized and firmed.

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