Acne is caused when excess oil on your skin traps dirt and bacteria inside your pores. Most face wash and acne treatments contain a soup of harsh chemicals, designed to eliminate oil in order to keep gunk from infecting pores. These chemicals, however, often dry out and irritate the skin. Skin responds by producing even more oil because skin needs moisture to stay healthy, especially the delicate skin on your face. Luckily there are many gentle home remedies that work even better than the chemical concoctions available at drug stores. These remedies effectively cleanse the skin, removing dirt and bacteria, without depleting moisture.
Regular honey (the same kind you put in your tea) has natural antibiotic and moisturizing properties, which eradicate acne causing bacteria. Honey can be mixed with plain oatmeal, and used as a scrub to gently exfoliate the skin, preventing breakouts. It can also be applied as an overnight spot treatment to deep clean a zit while you sleep. In order to spot treat a pimple, apply a dab of honey to the problem spot and place a bandaid over it to keep it sealed and in place (just like applying antibiotic ointment to a cut). Leave the honey in place over night. Your clear skin will amaze you the next morning!
If you do plan to use a night facial moisturizer cream, choose one with anti aging properties that will help your skin to look completely refreshed and renewed. Day cream will help your skin do just that. Made of a lightweight, gel formula, Age Solution Day Cream absorbs into the skin quickly, leaving all of the nourishment on your face.
When looking for the right skin firming products, look for these components:
The benefit of using an anti-aging firming cream is that the smoothness results are usually immediate. One application (preferably overnight) and by the next morning, gives your skin an enhanced glow. Shop around for a firming cream that is specific to your skin type and anti aging needs. For example, if you have sagging skin, wrinkles and puffy eyes, look for an anti aging product that has combination benefits – meaning it firms up skin, reduces wrinkles and puffiness.
Research which ingredients will alleviate your signs of aging best and search for skin care products accordingly.
Most firming creams work best when left on overnight. This is because the product has a large block of time to work itself into your skin for maximum effectiveness.
Look for specially-formulated nighttime firming creams to improve skin density, minimize lines and wrinkles and make your skin to look taut and ageless.
Sometimes, a home treatment works best for skin care. A surefire skin firming remedy that comes right from your refrigerator is using an egg white. Beat it until it forms soft peaks and apply it to cleansed skin. Let it dry for a few minutes before rinsing it off with lukewarm water.
This DIY skin treatment will leave skin feeling firm and smooth.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|