Homemade Skin Care Recipes

on Sunday, 07 September 2014. Posted in Skin Care, General Care, Facial Care

Homemade Skin Care Recipes

Taking care of our skin is essential, but let’s face it—store-bought skin care products are expensive. With all of our other necessary expenses, it’s not surprising that skin care items can tend to fall to the backburner.

However, with these inexpensive homemade skin care products made from items right in your kitchen, you won’t have any more excuses not to give your skin the treatment it deserves.

Lemon Yogurt Whitening Face Mask

The acids in lemon and yogurt (citric and lactic acids, respectively) work together to create a chemical peeling mask for your skin and it is incredibly easy to make. All you need is a teaspoon or two of lemon juice (freshly squeezed or sugar-free from the store) and a tablespoon of natural yogurt. Mix the two ingredients together then apply the cream to your face. Rinse it off after about 15-20 minutes.

Yogurt Face Scrub

Again, the lactic acid in yogurt plays a critical role in this face scrub because of its exfoliating properties. It’s a wonderful ingredient because (as long as you use natural yogurt), it is safe for use on all skin types. This yogurt facial scrub can be made easily and is also incredibly tasty. Simply mix a tablespoon of brown sugar with a tablespoon of yogurt, massage it into your face, and allow it to dry. Wash your face with warm water after 15 minutes then rinse with cold water in order to close your pores.

Skin care is an important habit to get into; after all, you only get one skin. Although prices of skin care products can drive us away from those aisles in the supermarket, yogurt, lemon, and brown sugar are cheap kitchen staples that can easily be used to whip up a couple of exfoliating skin products.

Don’t Just Fight Wrinkles, Tighten Your Skin

on Monday, 01 September 2014. Posted in Skin Rejuvenation, Skin tightening, Skin Care

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Although wrinkles can be a telltale sign of aging, it’s not the only sign. The number one indicator that your skin is aging is loosening. As we get older, the amount of oil that our skin produces begins to decrease, resulting in drier and looser skin.

Although it’s simply a fact of life, loose skin still makes us look—and, as a result, feel—much older. This is the point when we run to the store, pulling any product off the shelf that has remotely anything to do with “anti-aging.”

However, many anti-aging creams tend to only fight wrinkles. This helps in one way—it smooths out your wrinkles, but it doesn’t tighten your skin, leaving you feeling helpless, hopeless, and old.

The next time you’re at the store, pay attention to the labels. Don’t grab anything that only mentions wrinkles. You need a cream or serum that is specifically for “anti-aging.” These types of treatments will tighten and firm your skin, as well as help to tone the underlying muscles.

Another thing to remember is to stay away from any products that advertise “artificial collagen.” Instead, you want products that contain DMAE and Ubiquinone. These will help your body to produce real collagen, resulting in longer lasting effects. The effects of artificial collagen are only short term and it won’t take long before your skin is right back to where it used to be.

However, if creams don’t seem to work for you, one treatment method to keep in mind is skin tightening by laser. We offer a laser skin treatment that will help to smooth out wrinkles as well as improve overall facial skin topography.

If your wrinkles and loose skin have gotten you down, there are ways to fight back and tighten your skin!

What Sunscreen Works Best For Your Skin Type?

on Sunday, 24 August 2014. Posted in Skin Rejuvenation, General Care, Facial Care

What Sunscreen Works Best For Your Skin Type?

It’s important to apply sunscreen every time that you go out in order to prevent short-term (sunburn) or long-term (sun spots or skin cancer) skin damage. But many people tend to shy away from sunscreen because they think that it is full of chemicals, is too oily, or makes them break out. Some of these can happen if you’re using the wrong sunscreen, so keep reading to find out what sunscreen works best for your skin type.

Oily Skin

If you have naturally oily skin, the last thing that you want to do is apply something with an oily consistency to your face. However, sunscreens do come in mineral oil-free gels or SPF-containing powders specifically for people with your skin type. (The best way to apply these types of sunscreen is to apply a base layer of gel with a top coat of SPF-containing powder to ensure the most protection from the sun.)

Acne Prone Skin

If your skin type is prone to acne and skin allergies, then it’s likely that you could be having a reaction to the chemicals inside of sunscreen. Avoid any sunscreen with the chemicals PADA, benzophenone, and avobenzone. You can also keep an eye out for sunscreens that are non-comedogenic, meaning that they won’t clog your pores.

Dry Skin

If you have dry skin, it is extra important to avoid sun exposure for two reasons: it decreases the levels of the acid that helps to keep your skin hydrated and those with dry skin are already more vulnerable to photoaging (sun-induced aging). Use a daily moisturizing lotion that also contains SPF as well as a creamy sunscreen lotion. Look for sunscreens that contain hydrating elements such as glycerin and aloe.

Are you looking for a sunscreen and not sure about your skin type? Med Aesthetics Miami Skin Care Shop can provide you with the best in the market at a really good price; we are a boutique with customized Skin Care. You can download our skin type form fill it out and return it to us, so I can personally help you to look for what you really need.

There are no more reasons to come up with excuses not to use sunscreen. You are only hurting yourself and your skin when you don’t protect it against sun damage.

6 Ways to Protect Your Skin Against Sun Damage

on Sunday, 17 August 2014. Posted in Skin Care

6 Ways to Protect Your Skin Against Sun Damage

Although the sun causes short-term skin damage through painful sunburn, there are many much worse long term effects that we can always see, such as susceptibility to wrinkles, sunspots, and even skin cancer. It’s important that you are aware of how to protect your skin against potential sun damage.

1. Keep up with sunscreen application. Always apply a thick coat of 15 SPF sunscreen or higher. Layers that are too thin aren’t even half as effective as a thick layer, so don’t skimp. Apply at least 20-30 minutes before you’re in the sun and be sure to reapply every two hours.
2. Wear a hat. Hats or dark clothing are good ways to keep the sun from affecting your skin. Stay in the shade or keep covered and you’ll be good to go.
3. Cover all body parts. Some body parts tend to be neglected, such as the ears. Others protrude and need to be taken more care of than normal, like the nose and feet. Be sure that you are thoroughly covering all parts of your body with sunscreen, a hat, or other clothing.
4. Don’t sunbathe. Sunbathers are just asking for trouble when they lay under the sun for hours at a time. Fair-skinned people are the worst targets, especially since they rarely tan and risk getting worse sunburn. Stay far away from tanning beds as well.
5. Clouds aren’t shields. The ultraviolet rays from the sun can and will still affect your skin even on an overcast day. If you think that you can’t get a burn because you don’t see the sun, think again. Even on a cloudy day, it’s important to wear sunscreen.

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