Summer Is Rapidly Approaching
As we are now into Spring and Summer is just around the corner, we will begin to get daily exposure to the sun which will bring about some burning or deepening of our skin tone. Suddenly some of us may notice something odd or changes to our skin especially after a slight sunburn, something we have never seen before, and not really know or understand what is happening. You may pose the question, “how do I know if I am allergic to the sun?”
Let’s look at the questions that may help to address some skin changes where you are unsure of their exact cause.
FULL ARTICLE: Do I Have A Sun Allergy? Or Is It Some Other Skin Allergy?
Facial Masks (masques) Are Exceptional At Helping Skin Feel And Look Better
A great way to give yourself a spa day this weekend with this skin soothing facial mask recipe.
Using natural face masks are excellent for the skin. Their skin healthy benefits are perfect for fighting acne, calming rosacea and soothing psoriasis. The beauty of using all natural ingredients in a “one time use” facial mask is you don’t have to worry about preservatives or the product going bad. It is made fresh each time and the leftovers are tossed after application. It is perfect for all skin types including mature, dry skin.
FULL ARTICLE: Natural Facial Mask For Acne, Rosacea And All Skin Types
Taking A Look At Alpha Hydroxy And Beta Hydroxy Acids
Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA) creams are great for gentle exfoliation of your skin. Salicylic Acid which is a Beta Hydroxy Acid (BHA) on the other hand behaves more like a systemic on the skin. These can aid in reduction of acne and keep bacterial growth to a minimum.
However, there are divided camps on the use of Beta Hydroxy Acids due to their ability to penetrate deep into the pores breaking through the oily barrier which helps to break apart sebum buildup and unclog the pore. With this ability this ingredient can be a cause for some concern for it aging the skin despite the benefit to it helping to clear up acne.
FULL ARTICLE: Does Alpha Hydroxy Acid Or Salicylic Acid Work For Acne?
Are Anti-Aging Ingredients Really Able To Perform?
There are many purported anti-aging ingredients on the market today, too many to count actually, but there are none better than the ones that help retain or enhance moisture, keep surface skin clear, improve elasticity, provide tone and firmness and fight the aging effects of free radical damage. But the real question to ask is how they perform and is it based on how they are implemented into mineral makeup and skincare?
FULL ARTICLE: Best Anti-Aging Ingredients In Skincare Products
Let’s Examine The “All Natural” And “Organic” Skincare Market
There is much conflicting information being put out in the skincare products market and it is used by many companies to promote their products using terms such as “All Natural” or “Organic”, and it can be enough to make your head spin.
There are some in their marketing campaigns trying to convince you that their ingredients remain in a natural state when added to their formulas. But let’s see the reality of this claim.
FULL ARTICLE: Are ONATI Skin Care Products All Natural & Organic?
Preservatives Make Our Skin Care Products Safer
Despite the evidence to the contrary of a belief by some, that organic to completely natural creams and cleansers are best for us, is devoid of a real understanding of what they are actually putting on their skin. The truth of the matter is, they simply cannot withstand the touching of fingers, the temperature extremes in shipping, or handle the climate changes in a bathroom. This includes that false sense of security that is inferred that by keeping them in the refrigerator will maintain freshness, when in reality this does no more than prolonging a cream similar to that of raw produce. It all goes bad within a matter of days.
FULL ARTICLE: Are Preservative Needed Or Safe In Natural Skincare Products?
Essential Oils Versus Fragrance Oils In Skincare Products
We love the aroma of essential oils and we use them in our Grecian Secret Body Souffle which is our all over body care cream, yet is loved as a face care cream by women as well.
For women that tend to be fragrance sensitive and must avoid perfumes, they may also think a fragrance oil and an essential oil are one in the same thing, so we want to clarify their distinctive differences. Especially when essential oils are infused with a fragrance oil or vice versa to maximize their fragrance, including being used in many perfumes today.
FULL ARTICLE: Essential Oils Used In Skincare Are Not Fragrance Oils