November 28, 2016
Oily skin or seborrhea is when there is excessive skin oil, called sebum. Unfortunately, both men and women experience oily skin due to hormone imbalances, genetics, makeup products, diet, and humidity. Listed below are a few don’t’s when it comes to oily skin:
One would assume that scrubs help remove oil from your skin, but the reality is that using face scrubs leads to a higher production of oil. Instead, try using masks that contain salicylic acid as it dissolves oil. 2) Unwashed sheets and pillowcases Your body keeps producing oil even when you sleep, and the oil often gets transferred to your sheets and pillowcases. So, remember to wash your sheets regularly so that they aren’t greasy and make your skin oilier.
Both emotional and physical stress triggers the fight-or- flight responses in your body, which leads to an oil overproduction due to the hormonal surge. Try meditation or yoga to reduce your stress.
4) Refined carbohydrates
Foods like white bread, white rice, and other refined carbohydrates have a high glycemic index, which can cause acne and a higher oil production in the skin. Eat more of oats, whole grains, and non-starchy vegetables.
Layers of makeup trap oil and make your skin cake-y, causing oily skin. Moreover, using products that are not suited for your skin type can also lead to excessive oil secretion. So, try using oil-free products and cleansers for your skin.
6) Hot water for your face
Avoid using hot water for washing your face as it dries your skin out, leading to compensation with an increased production of oil. Instead, use warm or room temperature water to wash your face.
Let us know how these tips work out for you, in the comments section below.
November 7, 2016
Dry skin generally occurs in cooler weather or with a change in weather. It is characterized by itchiness, flaky, and scaly skin. Extremely dry skin can cause cracks and breaks in the skin. Some of the common areas for dry skin are legs, hands, and arms.
Don’t worry! We have some solutions for you on how to deal with dry skin.
- Warm Showers
Make sure you have warm showers instead of hot showers as hot water strips your skin of its natural oils, leaving your skin dry.
Moisturizing immediately after your shower and while your skin is still damp, is the best time to moisturize because more moisture is trapped in your skin. The same goes for moisturizing right after washing your face and hands.
Believe it or not, applying milk on your skin reduces dryness and itchiness. Milk contains lactic acid, which soothes the skin naturally.
- Natural Remedies
Try some natural remedies like this face pack. Additionally, eating more foods with Omega-3 like salmon, flaxseed, and walnuts, because they will keep your skin-cell membranes healthy.
So what are you waiting for? Get rid of your dry skin today and let us know which solution works best for you skin!