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Most people who think they know all about dry skin, chapped skin, chafing, redness and other signs of skin dehydration really don't. Take this quiz to make sure you know who your skin's enemies are.
1. What is *not* one of the three most common skin types?
2. What is "combination skin"?
a.) Oily to dry
b.) Normal to dry
c.) Oily to moist
d.) Normal to moist
3. Which of the following is not one of the most common locations of dry skin?
a.) Lower legs
d.) Tummy (front of abdomen)
4. Scaling is a symptom of dry skin that is also most commonly called what?
c.) Cracked skin
d.) Rough skin
5. Which of the following are worst for dry skin in winter (also called "winter itch")?
b.) Space heaters
d.) Forced-air furnaces
6. The best skin lotions for winter itch are:
a.) Thick and greasy
b.) Light and smooth
c.) Watery and clay-textured
d.) Spray on
7. In order to avoid chafing when drying off, you should:
a.) Only dry lightly; do not dry off all moisture
b.) Dry thoroughly, but pat yourself dry rather than rubbing
c.) Allow as much of the water to evaporate as possible rather than towel-drying most of it off
d.) Dry thoroughly and vigorously to dry as fast as possible
1. a. moist. The most common types of skin are dry, oily, and normal. Knowing your own skin type, you can find out the bath and body lotions that will work best at moisturizing your skin.
2. c. normal to dry. Combination skin means that you have to use a product that moisturizes your skin without being so strong that it can make your skin oily.
3. d. tummy. According to Medline Plus, the most common areas of your body to suffer dry skin are the arms, lower legs, thighs and flanks (sides of abdomen).
4. b. flaking. According to Medline Plus, scaling, also called flaking, is "visible peeling or flaking of outer skin layers." Some of the worst sources of scaling are psoriasis, lichen planus, and athlete's foot.
5. d. forced-air furnaces. According to Medline Plus, dry skin is often caused by the sudden switch from cold to warm air, and in particular the warm dry air of forced-air furnaces.
6. a. thick and greasy. According to Medline Plus, thick and greasy lotions really do the best job of holding moisture into your skin.
7. b. pat, don't rub. You have to dry off thoroughly to prevent losing skin moisture through evaporation, but rubbing the towel against your skin will damage your epidermis.
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We all want to stay looking young forever but do we really know how to care for our skin naturally? For many years natural products have been used to heal and restore our skin from moisture enriched Aloe Vera to the relaxing aroma of Lavender and most cosmetic companies now use these important ingredients in our skin care ranges. But do you know what they are and how they can help to improve your skin? Some of nature's best products are found right outside your door.
Honey has been used for centuries, in fact right back to Cleopatra days. Honey contains skin-replenishing nutrients and is considered humectant (has moisture-holding properties) and is also an excellent antibacterial agent. Because of its versatility, honey can be found in so many different skin care products such as lip balm, body butter, body wash and even just as an antibacterial cream to help ease skin rashes such as eczema, dermatitis and psoriasis.
Chamomile is another fantastically versatile plant extract. Chamomile may be used for anti-inflammatory, soothing, anti-itching and antiseptic. It is also considered to be hypoallergenic which means it can be used to calm even the most sensitive of skins. Chamomile may be found in Eye Cream, Eye Make-up Remover, Moisturisers, Shampoo and is even perfect for babies with nappy rash by using the liquid from a brewed teabag.
Aloe Vera is a succulent that was originally found in Africa. The thick gel that is found in the leaves of the Aloe Vera plant is excellent for anti-inflammatory and wound healing. It acts well as a moisturizer and is perfect for soothing burns or irritated skin from rashes. It can be found in body washes, cleansers, moisturizers and also as a gel. If you do get sunburnt, Aloe Vera is perfect for lathering onto the skin to ease the heat and help to prevent your skin from peeling. Though for your skin's sake, it's best not to get sunburnt in the first place!
We have only just touched on the surface of the natural products contained in the skin care products and with so many options available to us these days, it really is worth looking into how you can prevent your skin from aging and taking a little bit of extra time for yourself to develop your own beauty routine. After all everyone needs some time to pamper themselves!
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Thinking about home skin care but worried about looking like Tammy Faye? Read this real-world scenario of how one person found home care tips for skin online to become beautiful. Ever wonder how some people manage to do all their skin care at home, without the expensive skin care products you've tried, and still look better than you do? No, they're not secretly using the most expensive product at the cosmetics counter. It's not easy, but successful home skin care is certainly possible.
Lavender is one of them. This beautifully scented plant has a soothing and calming aroma, perfect for easing the aches & pains of headaches. Lavender also helps to promote the growth of healthy skin cells and contains antibacterial properties. Perfect for the bath, lavender absorbs well into the skin and is commonly used in face and body moisturizers.
This is the story of Emily, one hypothetical person who used home skin care tips she found online to look like a million bucks for a few dollars worth of household supplies and a little creativity. Emily had to go on a camping trip in a few days with her new boyfriend and a group of his friends, all of them real nature nuts. Emily was afraid that being in such close contact with her boyfriend and his friends would make it impossible to keep up the pretence that her shining skin was really just all her positive energy radiating out--and not several hundred dollars worth of skin care products, each one made of a long list of chemicals Emily couldn't even pronounce. Home Care Tips for Skin: Emily's Salvation?
Emily decided to search online for home care tips for skin. She knew it would be foolish simply to trust the manufacturers of skincare products for this information. Searching on the internet, she found a website that did not belong to a skin care products manufacturer, but instead reviewed different products and provided information on living a healthier, less toxic lifestyle. She followed the links on those sites to websites that sold books, tools, and ingredients for home skin care. Emily knows there are a lot of cheats on the web, even when it comes to something as simple as home care for skin.
She didn't want to try something recommended by someone who didn't know what they were talking about and risk giving herself a rash, so she was careful. Here's what she looked for:
* Some of the websites that sold skin care products had a link to the Better Business Bureau. Clicking on the link, Emily saw the company's record: member in good standing with no unresolved complaints.
* Emily looked at several websites before trying any of the home care tips on her skin, to see if there were any disagreements about what to try. For instance, one website recommended using an old-fashioned wart remedy, while another website warned against the old remedy, saying it could provoke an allergic reaction in some people.
* Emily double-checked on the tips she had found by searching on the names of any ingredients or techniques she didn't recognize. That way she would know exactly what she was getting herself into.
* Emily looked out for any claims to results that were too good to be true. She skipped anything that sounded like a medicine that would have to be sold with a prescription--using words like "cure" or promising to radically alter her body's chemistry.
* When Emily was finished with her internet research, she set aside a few hours after she got home from work to test the tips out. She used a patch of skin on her leg that would be covered up anyway, and left plenty of time before the camping trip. That way, she wouldn't have to parade around the scars of any mistakes.
Did Emily's Home Skin Care Tips Work?
Emily ordered some essential ingredients for home care skin remedies online with overnight shipping. She also printed out some articles with instructions for home skin care tips that only required ingredients she already had at home. One of the remedies Emily tried out worked, but the lemon juice left her smelling a little too appetizing. She wouldn't want to be fending off mosquitoes all during her trip, so she put that one aside for later. Several of the tips didn't work at all. But she did find a recipe that used chamomile and wheat germ to make a pretty effective skin softener. She also learned how to deal with stress better to keep small lines from forming on her face.
On the camping trip, one of her boyfriend's female friends bragged how everything in her cosmetics case was biodegradable. Emily wowed everyone when she showed them that everything in her cosmetics case was not only biodegradable, but edible. Now Emily's boyfriend is amazed to have found a woman who is not only beautiful but rugged, too. Emily's amazed to have found a way to shave hundreds of dollars off her cosmetics purchases each month. Do you want to look beautiful naturally, just like Emily did? Start by doing your homework on home care tips for skin on the web.
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Announcing Launch of ALCHEMISTSAPPRENTICE.COM Online Apothecary Carries a Variety of 100% Pure and Organic Personal Care Products
ATLANTA, GA (September 20, 2005) - Inspired out of frustration at the lack of 100% pure, natural and organic personal care products in the retail marketplace, www.alchemistsapprentice.com was launched today. The online apothecary offers a variety of completely natural and organic products for skin care, bath and body care, hair care, infant skin care, and other personal care items sourced from around the world.
Pamela Cronan-Maddox, visionary and president, herself a twenty-four year ovarian cancer Survivor, was fooled many times by products labeled and claiming to be natural and organic. What began as a quest to find completely pure and toxic-free products for her personal use, became a vision to provide to the public a source for natural, organic, and therapeutic products that are healthy for the entire family. The products chosen meet strict and uncompromising criteria for purity. The Alchemist's Apprentice, Inc., is proud to offer products that we believe are the "gold" standard of the thousands of personal care products on the market.
Avoid oily makeup and coverups. Use an oil free moisturizer every day. This is also a good time to begin using an eye cream under the eye area at night. Try using products that contain green tea which have shown to help reduce the risk of skin cancer. 30 Something Your 30's is when your skin is beginning to become a bit drier and sun damage may begin to appear. It's time to start using thicker moisturizing creams so as to lock in high contents of moisture. Continue with eye creams at night and use your sunscreen religiously. Also, skin bleaching products may need to be used to diminish dark spots from sun damage. Hint: Put your moisturizer on over damp skin. This helps lock in more moisture.
There is a growing concern about the harmful ingredients in the personal care products consumers use daily. In a recent study by the US General Accounting Office (GAO), 125 ingredients found in cosmetics are suspected of causing cancer. Twenty ingredients have been implicated in causing birth defects. Twenty ingredients may cause adverse neurological symptoms, such as headaches and convulsions. The trend for natural and organic personal care products is growing. The educated consumer is now demanding these for face and body care.
Making the decision to use only natural products is easy. Incorporating this decision into your everyday life becomes more difficult as you try to practice it. It is nearly impossible to find completely pure, healthy, and organic products on the commercial market. Many claim to be "natural" or "organic"; however, reading the ingredient label reveals that these products, marketed as natural, still contain harmful synthetic chemicals. Chemicals linked to cancer and birth defects do not belong in cosmetics and personal care products.
www.alchemistsapprentice.com is one of the first online apothecaries committed to offering a wide variety of 100% pure, synthetic chemical free, personal care products for the entire family.
Many products are already well known and enjoy a loyal following; such as Farmaesthetics and GratefulBody. Others, like WildeWood Naturals, Affusion, Simply Organic and Munchskins come from small artisan manufacturers from around the globe. The manufacturers of every line represented share the vision of offering to the consumer, products of unsurpassed purity and quality. These products nourish the skin to optimal health and radiant beauty without the use of toxic chemicals or harsh synthetics. New products are added every three weeks. Future additions will be exclusive to The Alchemist's Apprentice and can be found only on our website.
Atlanta-based www.alchemistsapprentice.com was founded by Pamela Cronan-Maddox to provide exclusively 100% pure and organic personal care products that are safe for the entire family. Explore www.alchemistsapprentice.com for all your personal care product needs. The Alchemist's Apprentice is the place where the frightening chemical laden society recedes and "Nature" presides. ###
Pamela Cronan-Maddox, visionary and president, herself a twenty-four year ovarian cancer Survivor, was fooled many times by products labeled and claiming to be natural and organic. What began as a quest to find completely pure and toxic-free products for her personal use, became a vision to provide to the public a source for natural, organic, and therapeutic products that are healthy for the entire family.
We've become a society obsessed with our looks. It's been noted that we spend more on beauty products in the west than we do on education. Why are we so obsessed? Because it's easier and more affordable than ever before.Anti-aging skincare technology has progressed leaps and bounds. We know more about the skin today than we ever did. There are advanced skincare products that can erase years, and of course, the plastic surgeon has perfected his trade such that procedures are easier and cheaper than ever before.
Are we justified in our obsession?
They say that beauty is only skin deep, and while I believe this to be true it's also important to do what feels right for you. If keeping up appearances gets you through the day then, by all means, that's what you need to do, however I must add that I'm not a fan of going under the knife. With the huge advances made in skincare products today, I'd much prefer taking the less invasive route. Here's a few age related tips and remedies that will help boost your skin's appearance at any age without needles and knives. 20 Something Your skin is at its peak of beauty in your twenties, however nurture its beauty and always use at least an SPF 30 sunscreen. Of course this should continue at any age.
40 Something It's time to kick it up another notch. Your forties is when your skin loses much of it tightness. It may begin to look dull and your pores may become larger. Blotches, freckles, age spots, discoloration, and changes in skin color may become much more visible. Retinoids, anti-oxidants and alpha hydroxy acids can improve the look of your skin and your 40's would be a good time to begin using them. Of course it's essential that you continue using a thick moisturizer and eye serums on a daily basis.
Home microdermabrasion kits are also an option that can result in a smoother more even appearing skin texture and tone while rejuvenating your skin's texture and color. 50 Something Changes in your skin have reached high gear. Menopause has assisted in the loss of Estrogen which is what has given your skin its elasticity and kept it hydrated, however since those estrogen levels have diminished, you will begin seeing wrinkles form around your eyes, drooping eyelids and expression lines around the mouth and forehead.
Begin using anti-aging or wrinkle reducing formulas such as vitamin A (Retinol) or Glycolic acid products. Retin A has proven to reduce fine lines and wrinkles while improving skin texture, skin tone and color, as well as your skin's hydration levels. Glycolic acid will trigger new formation of collagen to plump cells and reduce wrinkles on the skin's surface. Postmenopausal women can also use a cream containing progesterone that may improve skin elasticity and firmness.
60 Something By age 60 all types of collagen are significantly below their youthful levels. There are, however wonderful hydrating creams that contain Alpha Hydroxy acids (Glycolic acids), soy, green tea and retinol (vitamin A) which your skin will need now that it is drier and showing major signs of age. The alpha Hydroxy acids will help reduce droopy skin and the retinol will reduce your fine lines. 60 Plus Your skin's texture will become visibly less smooth and you will most likely begin to see age spots. You'll appreciate the early care you've given to your skin because the signs of aging will be minimal, however, if you haven't started early you'll clearly notice the effects of neglect.
While it's never too late to take care of your skin the damage you already have will be difficult to reduce without special medical treatments such as botox or perhaps surgical procedures. All the above should continue to be applied but it is wise to consult your physician on advanced treatments. If you haven't yet reached 60, the best skin care advice is to follow a good skin care regimen at an early age. It's an easy habit to get into and best of all, you'll thank yourself later on.
Elizabeth is an online skin care consultant who features and reviews fine beauty and serious skin care products. Sign up for her free tips, products and specials newsletter at: http://www.fine-skin-care-products.com
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