Sunday, December 1, 2013

Skincare Essentials - Do Things Right

Our skincare essentials will help you find the modalities and products best suited to maintaining perfect skin. Ultimately, the proper regime can help avoid signs of aging, protect skin and leave your face and body feeling and looking healthy.

The first step in caring for you skin is to identify your skin type—this dictates washing and cleansing routines. You then need to choose cleansers, exfoliants, toners and moisturizers made for your skin type. For optimum results, products should be applied daily or as directed.

Types of Skin

Recognizing the kind of skin you have is the first and most important aspect of taking care of your skin properly to maintain that youthful appearance. You may have one or a combination of the four general skin types:

Dry Skin—is caused by inactive oil glands responsible for producing your skin’s natural lubricants; signs might include facial dullness, itchiness or sensitivity to non-extreme conditions.

Oily Skin—is the opposite of dry, overactive oil glands produce too much lubrication; many people with oily skin are more prone to acne, especially when younger; oily skin stays supple and youthful longer than any other skin type.

Sensitive Skin—is hyper-reactive to environmental conditions, skin burns easily from sun exposure and becomes very dry in winter; sensitive skin types need to read the ingredients of skincare products before use, as your skin is likely to react to synthetic oils and alcohol.

Normal Skin—produces a healthy amount of lubrication; copes well with all but the most extreme weather conditions; normal skin still requires care, as does any other skin type.

Most people have a combination of skin types; different parts of the face – cheeks, forehead and nose – are key indicators of the skincare essentials you need to follow.

Changes to Your Skin Type

Skin type may change throughout your life, affecting certain areas of your body, arms, face and hands. Changes may be brought on by:
  •     Age
  •     Diet
  •     Stress levels
  •     Lack of sleep
  •     Where you live
  •     Sun exposure
  •     Medication
Monitor your skin and if you notice any differences over time, alter your routine and products accordingly.

Caring For Your Skin

Once you determine your skin type, invest in the correct skincare essentials to keep your skin looking plump, wrinkle-free and youthful. Maintaining healthy skin requires a combination of four products:
  •     Cleansers
  •     Exfoliants
  •     Toners
  •     Moisturizers
When using a product for the first time, use a small amount. If you have a negative reaction or if the product is no longer effective after prolonged use, you may need to consider alternate brands.


Cleansers remove dirt and make-up down to the foundation layer without removing the natural lubrication from your skin. Commonly available in the form of wet wipes, they also come in a liquid form applied with cotton pads.

Most commercial cleansers utilize an alcohol base, so sensitive skin types need to find more natural remedies. Look for products that work gently, keeping in mind that certain natural products may contain sea salt or similar abrasive components.


While cleansers address the surface of your skin, exfoliants provide a deeper clean. Available in the form of cream washes that contain tiny grains, exfoliants are used to open pores.

The process of exfoliation removes and prevents the buildup of excess oils, making it especially useful for oily skin types prone to acne.

Sensitive skin types should avoid harsh chemical exfoliants; dry skin types also need to use caution, as skin irritations can occur from products that require intense scrubbing.


Toners are liquids used to close pores, making skin appear taut. Open pores make way for dirt to get in and for blackheads to form. Dry skin types need to tone often, keeping your face ready for moisturizing.


Possibly the most important of all skincare essentials, moisturizers provide a protective layer over freshly closed pores and keep skin supple. They help bind water to the skin, keeping your pores hydrated.

Many common skin products also act as moisturizers such as SPF sun blocks, make-up foundation and applications that give your skin a natural shimmer or perfume. All skin types can benefit from daily moisturizing.

Practical Applications

With so many skincare essentials at your disposal, applying products best suited for you will help keep your skin supple and healthy. Your skin can change over time; if your routine is no longer effective, you may need to try different products or change brands.

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Perfect Skin Tips to Looking Younger

Perfect skin is very common among young people and becomes a much less common sight in older adults. Life takes it toll on our skin as does sunlight and dry air.

Obviously no one can stop time or prevent the wear and tear it takes on our bodies. However, there are things we can all do to limit the damage and maintain youthful beautiful skin as we age gracefully.

Certain things we do everyday should be classified as skincare essentials. A bracing face wash with cold water in the morning, staying in the shade or covered when outdoors, and keeping hydrated all fit our essentials list.

Establishing common sense habit patterns in how you take care of your body will lead to a more youthful appearance through intelligent skin care.

Here is an article with numerous well-researched skin tips to help you get and maintain a youthful and radiant appearance no matter what your actual age.

Perfect Skin—Face, Hands, and Body

Each part of your body needs skin care treatment specific to that area. For instance, your upper back, which for most people receives little sun exposure, needs a far different modality than your face, eyes, ears, and lips.

There are specialized treatments designed to get the most out of your eye skin care, just as there are dedicated healing processes for facial care. The delicate nature of the skin around the eyes and common problems like dark circles and puffy eyelids need special attention to avoid doing more damage than good.

Interaction with a well-known hair care skin care beauty expert has produced ideas and products to help older adults maintain the best skin and hair possible.

Age Defying Skin Care Tip

If you are looking for beautiful skin and the best products to help you improve and maintain your skin, have a look at the variety of Japanese products and modalities on the market. They are simply the best.

In your quest for perfect skin you may find yourself with a specific questions. Please send them to me and I will answer and add them to my skincare questions page for all to review.

Women who choose to use facial makeup and other foundations will need to research and decide if they desire all natural cosmetics or sometimes harsher synthetic makeup.
Skin Care from Around the World

As part of the increasing scope and coverage at the Professional Age Defying Skincare website you will find articles covering skincare from around the world. Right now one of our most popular foreign topics include skincare tips from Asia and Europe.

  •     Japanese Skincare
  •     Korean Skincare
  •     French Skin Care

More Perfect Skin Tips

Facial expressions all radiate through the forehead and over time this can lead to lines. There are things you can do to minimize your forehead wrinkles and maintain a youthful appearance longer.

Knowing how to select appropriate facial makeup products and then apply them for the right look using proper face make up tips and techniques is the first step toward beautiful younger-looking skin for many woman.

As part of any skin care regimen one should keep in mind other issues weigh in too. One of those is your hair care needs, many seek out the all-natural using organic hair care methods.

Developing a skincare routine that works for you can get you started in your way to better looking skin. Our 3-step skincare ritual specifically designed for you skin type can help.

Certain descriptions related to skin care have multiple meanings that need explaination and investigation. One of those is nude skincare which is both a line of products and name for invisible natural products.