The Importance of Using Sunscreen

The importance of sunscreen is one of the most underrated musts in terms of skin care. Some people underestimate the significance of using sunscreen on our skin. Little do they know that skipping sunscreen is a major sin in terms of taking care of our skin.

According to dermatologists, it is essential for us to use sunscreen every time we go outside, or even when we’re just indoors.

Skipping sunscreen can cause damage to your skin, particularly caused by the harmful UV rays. Plus, being exposed to the sun without any protection is one of the main causes of skin aging.

In terms of the specific types of sunscreen that can help us take care of our skin better, experts emphasize that it needs to be broad spectrum, water resistant and at least SPF 30.

The Importance of Using Sunscreen

Dermatologists strongly recommend putting sunscreen 30 minutes prior to an expected sun exposure and applying it again every after two hours. This way, the skin will remain protected from whatever harm sun exposure can give.

Avoid having an unhealthy skin and achieve optimum skin health!

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Mistakes in Showering that Can Harm You and Your Skin

Mistakes in Showering that Can Harm You and Your Skin

Showering is an essential part of our everyday life. It’s difficult to get through the day without having our daily shower.

However, do you know that you might be committing some showering mistakes? That’s right. There are actually right ways to have your shower and then there are likewise wrong habits that can do you no good, particularly to your skin.

Here are some showering mistakes that you need to know and avoid:

Mistakes in Showering that Can Harm You and Your Skin1. A burst of hot water – When the weather is cold, our tendency is to start off with a blast of hot water. We may think that it is all good and it can be beneficial to us but actually, hot water is bad for showering.

Hot water brings blood circulation to the skin, causing it to turn red. Inflammatory building blocks are also attracted to the skin, creating more rash and itch. Likewise, getting used to showering with hot water removes our natural oils leading to dryness.

It is therefore advisable to bathe with lukewarm water.

Mistakes in Showering that Can Harm You and Your Skin

2. Soaping the entire body – This is another common showering mistake that most of us are guilty of. The main purpose of soaping is to eliminate and dissolve dirt and oil.

However, there are body parts that, according to dermatologists, are better off to be left alone. Skin doctors suggest that soaping should be minimized to odor-causing and oily body parts such as face, groin, armpits, buttocks, and feet.

Mistakes in Showering that Can Harm You and Your Skin

3. Showering too long – We probably think spending extended time in the shower is a must to be clean.

According to studies, more than 10 minutes of bathing is already bad for the skin as it causes it causes the skin to dry.

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Mistakes in Showering that Can Harm You and Your Skin

4. Not moisturizing quickly after a shower – According to dermatologists, it is essential to moisturize right after bathing, around three minutes to be precise to lock in the moisture amd keep the skin hydrated.

Pat your skin after bathing and moisturize immediately.

Adjusting our showering habits is our first step to a healthier skin.

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Vitamins that Enhance the Skin

Vitamins that Enhance the Skin

Vitamins are usually prescribed to enhance our immune system. There’s actually more to several vitamins than just that. There are some vitamins that help in making our skin better.

Our skin is something that should be taken for granted. Taking good care of our skin should be an essential part of our health regimen as it is our body’s biggest organ.

To help you take care of your skin better, here are the vitamins that you can take to do your skin a good favor:

 

Vitamins That Enhance the Skin

 

Vitamin D

Vitamin D plays an important role when it comes to skin tone.

This vitamin is probably the easiest to get as it only takes around 10-15 minutes of exposure under the sun to help manufacture it throughout the skin. It is most often made when sunlight is absorbed by the skin. As this happens, cholesterol converts into vitamin D.

Vitamin D is taken up and absorbed by the kidney and liver and transported across the body, helping create healthy cells.

Aside from that brief sun exposure every day, the intake of vitamin D can be attained and increased by eating foods that naturally deliver it such as salmon and tuna and also by eating fortified foods like orange juice, breakfast cereals, and yogurt.

 

Vitamins that Enhance the Skin

 

Vitamin K

Aiding the body’s process of blood clotting is the essential role of vitamin K. That helps the body significantly in healing bruises, wounds and parts affected by any surgery. Often, doctors advise patients who underwent surgery to use creams with vitamin K to reduce and heal swelling and bruising.

Through vitamin K, certain skin conditions such as dark spots, scars and stretch marks are helped and treated.

Vitamin K is often found in topical skin creams that help treat various skin conditions. Intake can also be increased by eating green beans, spinach, lettuce, and cabbage.

 

It is important to have enough of these vitamins to help keep your skin youthful and most importantly, healthy. That way, excessive dryness, wrinkles, redness, rough patches and dark spots can be avoided more effectively.

Avoid having an unhealthy skin and achieve optimum skin health!

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Dehydration is Also Bad for the Skin

Dehydration is Also Bad for the Skin

Doctors constantly remind us to always hydrate to avoid negative health effects and it’s for good reasons. Not hydrating well enough will cause the body to have insufficient water to function properly.

Roughly, the human body is composed of 75 percent water. Without enough water, it will not be able to survive and function well.

Dehydration weakens our immune system temporarily and limits the function of the body for a time. At the same time, it also has bad effect on our skin.

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Dehydration leads to Dry Skin

In fact, dry or flushed skin may very well be a sign of dehydration.

A particular consequence of dry and dehydrated is a drastic increase in sensitivity. Furthermore, dryness and dehydration can be precursors to sensitized skin.

Also, when the skin is dehydrated, it generates more oil than usual to offset the minimal water in your body. This can then cause dry patches, breakouts and irritation. At the same time, will likewise feel dray and oily. 

Having dry skin can predispose you to problems like eczemas, itchiness and allergies.

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The answer to avoiding dehydration and dry skin

Aside from hydrating effectively to counter these effects of dehydration, moisturizing your skin properly and regularly is a good answer as well.

It is that important to hydrate properly everyday by drinking enough water or hydrating drinks for fluid intake. That way, we ensure ourselves of avoiding dehydration and irritation of skin as much as possible.

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Bad with Makeup? No Worries, Here are some Beauty Musts for You

Bad with Makeup? No Worries, Here are some Beauty Musts for You

The art of putting on makeup is a thing of beauty in itself but still, some find it difficult sometimes to deal with it the right way.

Putting on the right makeup and using it effectively is easier said than done. It’s not actually as easy as what online tutorials demonstrate.

Still, beauty is always within your reach. You can level-up your makeup game by observing these effective tips:

Lipsticks in Philippines

Crack on some lipstick

Lipstick is life as most girls would say. True enough, swiping some lipstick in your everyday errands is certainly a must, especially if you’re someone who regularly have errands outdoors.

Even with the slightest makeup on, lipstick alone can carry you through the day.

Blending makeup in Philippines

Blending is key

Aside from your eyeliner and lipstick, it’s never advisable to have any sharp lines or streaks on your face.

Woman buying makeup in Philippines

Color-match when buying makeup

Just buying whatever makeup is out there is simply not enough. Color coordination is a must. Make sure the colors are a match and that you will find shades that best suit your skin color.

Mascara in Philippines

Mascara on your lashes

Using mascara on your lashes will do you favors. A flick or two of it can make a difference and instantly make you fresher and livelier. A mascara with a waterproof formula is more advisable.

eye shadow in Philippines

Only one shade of eye shadow

It’s always better to use just one shade of eye shadow as multiple shades automatically require you to take different textures, colors and finishes into consideration, making it more difficult.

The power always is in your hands and assistance is ours! Be as beautiful as you can possibly be!

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