Taking Care of our Skin
Skin is your body's largest organ it acts as a thermostat, it also
offers us protection.
The condition of our skin gives an overall indication of our health,
it can reveal our sleep pattern, stress levels, dietary intake and
how well we are taking care of ourselves.
Our skin has the ability to renew, heal and cleanse itself, this
is governed by how well we care for it and the kind of products we
use on it and the foods we consume.
Nutrition plays a large part in maintaining our skin and ensuring
that it is healthy and beautiful. A diet that contains
lots of fresh fruit and vegetables that is high in fiber, low in saturated
fat and low in added sugar and salt would benefit our
overall health and our complexion.
As we age so does our skin, this can affect our skin type and the
maintenance requirements in keeping it healthy and beautiful.
Factors which influence skin
Smoking - this can cause the skin to age prematurely as it may strip the skin of oxygen and slow down the rate at which cells regenerate. Skin can look gray with sagging and fine lines around the lips from the constant pursing to suck on the cigarette. Vitamin C may also be destroyed as the body uses this up to protect itself from the free radicals being inhaled into the system, and the potential poisonous effects of nicotine and carbon monoxide in the blood.
Exercise - a sedentary lifestyle is not healthy for our body, the skin
is an organ and needs a constant supply of nutrients and oxygen. Exercise
can increase circulation and blood flow to all parts of our body, most
especially the skin as this helps us to cool down when we get to hot.
Water - although many of the foods we eat contain some water, our bodies
are perspiring all the time and require fluids to maintain a healthy balance.
Drinking water daily can help to keep your body healthy and skin
clear, it can purify your body leaving skin fresher and firmer.
Environment - many people work or live in air-conditioned atmospheres,
this can affect the skin and the moisture balance within the body. Work
environments, which also contain free radicals, or pollutants
such as chemicals and fumes could be very detrimental to the skin and may
cause skin problems. Our skin is a big filtering system; pollutants may
block the skin leaving it gray and dry with spotty breakouts. Daily
Renewal Complex from Murad skin care products prevent environmental damage with
protective anti-aging skin care complex.
Sun - a healthy tan for
most is indicative of a great holiday, it also makes us feel good.
Unfortunately the sun may burn, wrinkle and age the skin prematurely
causing it to have a leathery texture and a worn look. Always guard
against the burning rays of the sun, wear high factor sun tan lotion
sunscreen and avoid sitting out at the hottest point of the day between
12:00 hours and 16:00 hours. MD Formulations has an SPF15 (also 30)
which is a micronized zinc oxide sun block with sunscreen. Contains
an antioxidant and has a matte finish. Most people sensitive to sunscreens
can wear it. Skinceuticals excels in its sunscreen, with a finer
zinc oxide than in any other sunscreen and effective coverage of
the widest possible portion of the UVA-UVB spectrum. Available in
SPF 20, 30, and waterproof 45.
Try a good quality self tan, Murad skin care
products has a fast penetrating
fast drying blend with a patented skin repair system with Co-3 which strengthens
your skin's collagen. Apply self-tanning lotion and keep skin looking youthful
Lack of sleep - when we are sleep deprived our body is not given the opportunity
to regenerate and repair itself, this may have an affect on our
skins appearance causing bags and lines under the eyes and a pale gray
complexion. Melatonin from Murad Skin Care products will calm and reduce
irritability while helping to minimize insomnia.
Diet - like our body as a whole, in order to function properly our skin
needs the right balance of vitamins and minerals to keep it functioning.
Striking a healthy balance with your diet doesn't have to be too
scientific; awareness to the food we eat is beneficial to our overall health
and well-being. Daily Renewal Complex from Murad Skin
Care products prevent
environmental damage with protective anti-aging skin care complex.
Skin Care Routine - the way we care for our skin on a day-to-day basis
can influence the appearance and performance of our skin, a daily cleansing
routine often maintains the skin and may help to prevent damage
and premature ageing. Murad Skin Care products has a refreshing
cleanser that cleans all traces of surface oil and makeup without drying,
cucumber extract soothes as it refreshes.
Eating For Healthy Skin
Water - try to drink plenty of water daily, this does not include tea,
coffee, juice etc.
Cellulose Carbohydrates -
also known as fiber foods, these prevent toxic waste buildup in the digestive
system which aids the excretion of waste matter. Whole grain foods such
as bread, pasta, rice, oats and grains are good sources.
Vitamin E - this is an antioxidant vitamin that neutralizes free radicals,
and aids with the regeneration and healing function of the skin. Found
in food sources such as almonds, hazelnuts, olive oil, and avocado.
Vitamin C - needed for collagen production, collagen keeps skin firm and
youthful. Also an antioxidant vitamin, this vitamin cannot be manufactured
by the body. Found in foods such as kiwi fruit, strawberries, citrus fruits,
tomatoes, cabbage, sweet potatoes and watercress.
Vitamin A - aids with the growth and repair of skin tissue, low levels
of vitamin A can cause itching, dryness and loss of skin elasticity. Also
an antioxidant vitamin. Sources include, peaches, apricots, spinach,
carrots and broccoli.
Zinc - works with vitamin A in the production of collagen and elastin,
these fibers gives skin its strength, elasticity and youthful firmness.
Zinc is also an antioxidant. Sources include, oysters, endives,
alfalfa sprouts, seaweed, brown rice, asparagus, mushrooms, turkey
Fruit & Vegetables - essential to maintain the entire body, striking a balance should ensure that the body receives all the vitamins and minerals it requires to function properly.
Topical Vitamin C
There are several brands which claim effectiveness in getting the
vitamin C delivered to the dermis, where it needs to be present
for and perhaps even stimulates the creation of collagen, which in turn
plumps out the heavy wrinkles. Vitamin C also seems to smooth the skin
texture and even out hyper pigmentation, when used consistently.
The premier brands are expensive. One ounce will last at least 3 months,
applied once a day on clean, dry skin. For dry or sensitive skins, there
is a cream form which has the same concentration of active ingredient
but in a more moisturizing base. For around the eyes, there are less concentrated
formulas. Topical C can be drying for some people, so be sure
to moisturize over it. SkinCeuticals is the original in delivering the
proper percentage of I-Ascorbic Acid to the skin in the proper pH.
Facial Skin Care Washes - also known as foaming facial wash, they are
designed to be lathered up with water and applied to the neck and face
to wash away makeup and grime from the skins surface. Murad Skin
Care products has a refreshing cleanser that will clean all traces
of surface oil and makeup without drying, cucumber extract soothes as it
Creamy Cleansers - also known
as cleansing milk or lotion, usually light and fluid in consistency they
are applied to the entire face and neck and wiped away with cotton wool.
Dampened cotton wool is best as it avoids dragging on the skin, a natural
sponge or facial skin care sponge can also be used damp to remove the
residue and grime. AHA/BHA Exfoliating Cleanser from Murad Skin Care
is a gentle but efficient cleanser. Toners & Astringents
Usually applied after cleansing the skin, they refresh and cool
the skin leaving it feeling tingly and fresh. They evaporate quickly
from the surface of the skin; they can also remove excess oil from the
skin. An astringent usually has a higher alcohol content and is only
suitable for oily skin. Toners and Tonics tend to be gentler and are
good for normal and combination skin types. Fresh cold water is a refreshing
tonic to cleansed skin and leaves the skin glowing and refreshed. Clarifying
Toner from Murad Skin Care products will remove impurities from oily
skin and problem skin without irritation.
Your skin type determines which type of moisturizer is best suited
to your skin; all skin types need a moisturizer to help keep it
nourished and supple. Moisturizers form a barrier film on the surface that
prevents too much moisture loss from the layers beneath; your moisturizer
should leave your skin feeling softer and smoother. The drier your skin
type then the thicker and richer the moisturizer you choose should be,
oily skin types are better using a moisturizing lotion which is not quite
as rich and does not leave the skin looking like an oil slick. With an
increasing variety of creams and lotions available on the market it is
hard to know which one to choose. Simply because the product is very expensive
and filled with miracle working ingredients, does not necessarily mean
that it will change your complexion and remove wrinkles overnight. Use
a cream that feels comfortable on your skin, leaving it supple and soft.
Products that do not contain perfume and colorants are good, although if
your skin is sensitive these creams may still cause irritation. It may
be possible for a specific blend to be made up to suit your skin type and
taste. Skin perfecting lotion from Murad Skin Care products achieves uniform
texture and tone, this ultra light oil free lotion hydrates without leaving
an oily skin residue.
Eye Make-up Removers
Stubborn eye make-up can often be difficult to remove, use a gentle
formula to remove any mascara or eyeliner remnants. Refreshing
cleanser from Murad Skin Care products clean all traces of surface oil and makeup without drying skin, cucumber extract soothes as it refreshes.
Designed to give your skin an extra nourishing boost while you
sleep, these creams tend to be thick and can help dry skin. A
cream that contains vitamin A may be beneficial, most especially after
exposure to the elements, as it will optimize rejuvenation. VIT A Plus
Night Recovery from MD Formulations increases skin resiliency, it has a
time-release formula that works all night.
These can be used for a variety of different skin types and come
in different formulas, they can cleanse, moisturize and exfoliate
the skin leaving it soft, supple and refreshed. It is best to
use a mask when you have plenty of time and can be applied before
getting into a nice hot bath, or when you want to pamper yourself. Treatments
can be obtained at beauty clinics and can often include a facial skin care
massage. The type of mask you use should be determined by your
skin type so that your skin gains the maximum benefits. VIT
A Plus firming
treatment masque from MD Formulations with Alpha Retinyl Complex, BHA's
and natural papaya extract increases skin hydration, while diminishing
the appearance of fine lines.
Dry Skin - use a moisturizing mask to boost
the moisture levels in your skin and help alleviate dry patches
and flakiness. Particularly good after sunbathing or when your skin feels
excessively tight and dry. Exfoliating masks and peel off masks can also
be used on dry skin, use only once a week to prevent the skin from drying
out too much and causing irritation. Hydrating Gel Mask from Murad Skin
Care products boosts moisture to the maximum.
Oily Skin - clay and mud
masks are very good for treating skin with excess oil and grease,
the clay or mud absorbs excess grease and impurities leaving
skin clear and refreshed. They can shrink open pores and get rid of shininess,
they can also help to clear away blemishes and dead skin cells. Dead
Sea Mineral Mud from Ahava or Advanced Mud Masque deeply cleanses and
revitalizes your skin.
Normal skins - gel masks, exfoliating masks and peel off masks can be
used on this skin type and can help to prevent skin from becoming dull.
Advanced Mud Masque from Ahava with a high mineral concentration make this
masque highly absorbent removing impurities and excess oils while infusing
the skin with essential minerals to keep it moist and radiant.
Skin can become dull and gray as a result of dead skin cells
on the skins surface layer, exfoliating removes these cells to
reveal the plumper younger cells underneath giving the skin a
youthful polished complexion. Exfoliating products like MD Formulations
has pioneered research into the cosmetic benefits of Alpha Hydroxy Acids.
Based on this research, a patented, revolutionary skin care system was
developed. Glycolic Acid is thought to be the most effective and suitable
fruit acid for cosmetic application. Since Glycolic Acid has the smallest
molecular structure of all AHA's, it is believed to possess the greatest
penetration potential. M.D. Formulations Glycolic
Acid Products provide
unparalleled results over a short period of time. Apply your chosen product
to damp warm skin using gentle circular movements, do not over scrub or
drag the skin. Wash the residue away with cool water, pat dry the skin
gently. A moisturizer can be applied after the treatment to finish off;
skin will feel refreshed and have a healthy glow.
Dry Skin - prone to flaky
dry patches which can become itchy and red. Skin feels tight after cleansing
and becomes chapped very easily; skin is often dehydrated and requires
extra nourishment and protection. Using a good moisturizer, cleanser,
night cream and regular exfoliating treatments alongside a well balanced
diet and 2-3 quarts of water a day can help to maintain a healthy complexion.
MD Formulations Face & Body Scrub smoothes softens and exfoliates.
Oily Skin - greasy and oily skin with a shiny residue on the surface of
the skin, this skin type is prone to open pores and can be cause in texture.
Acne and blackheads are common and striking a balance can be difficult.
Acne treatment products on the market are often harsh on the skin and can
strip away too much of the skins natural oil, this further encourages sebum
or oil production on the skin and does not cure the problem. Face & Body
Scrub from MD Formulations or Exfoliating
acne treatment gel from Murad skin care products smoothes softens and exfoliates.
Normal Skin - this skin type is usually found on children, skin is soft,
supple and fine grained with no blemishes or open pores. A cleansing, moisturizing,
exfoliating routine will further enhance this much sought after skin type.
Milder products can be used on this skin type; the skin does not require
rich moisturizing treatments and creams. MD Formulations
Face & Body Scrub smoothes softens and exfoliates.
Combination Skin - this type of skin is quite common, a dry check area
and an oily skin zone across the forehead and down the nose to the chin
indicates combination skin. Oily skin patches do not necessarily follow
the T-Zone pattern, if you are unsure of where the dry and oily skin patches
begin and end press a tissue across your face an hour after cleansing.
Any greasy areas on the tissue will indicate oily skin areas, this will
enable you to tailor your routine to your skins needs. A twin approach
to skincare for this skin type will prove beneficial and ensure a healthy
complexion. MD Formulations Face & Body Scrub smoothes softens and exfoliates.
Combination Skin - cleansing the skin with a foaming
face wash in the morning and a creamy cleanser in the evening
will benefit both the dry skin and oily skin areas. Astringent toners can
be harsh on the skin, using floral water such as rose or chamomile will
help to refresh and tone the skin in both dry skin and oily skin areas.
Use a rich moisturizer in the areas which are dry, with a lighter moisturizer
if needed in the oily skin zone. Blot the face gently with a clean tissue,
this will ensure that any excess oil is taken away. A peel off, gel mask
or combination skin clay mask can be used weekly to unblock pores and deep
cleanse the skin. Exfoliating a couple of times during the week will further
promote a healthy clear complexion. Always dampen cotton wool balls or
pads to prevent the skin from dragging underneath the pad as you cleanse.
Once a regular routine has been established try incorporating some facial
skin care massage techniques or pressure points, when used regularly these
extra treats are very beneficial. MD Formulations
Refreshing Cleanser or
Murad Skin Care Refreshing Cleanser cleans all traces of surface oil and
makeup without drying, cucumber extract soothes as it refreshes.
Dry Skin - use a rich creamy
cleanser to clean away dirt and makeup residue, a creamy foaming cleanser
can also be beneficial for dry skin. Ensure that only warm water is used
with foaming cleansers, hot water can further dry the skin. Pat dry the
skin with a soft towel, a floral water can be used in place of a toner
or tonic. Moisturize dry skin with a rich easily absorbed cream, one
which vitamin E like Advanced Moisturizer from Ahava can enrich and promote
skin rejuvenation. Regular exfoliation treatments are a must for dry
skin types, this will keep skin looking fresh. Treat your skin to a moisturizing
mask to give it a boost, this can be done weekly and will nourish the
skin. Facial skin care massage and pressure points can be incorporated
into your daily routine, these techniques can aid stress relief and promote
well being. Facial
cleanser from MD Formulations or Moisture
Rich Cleanser from Murad Skin Care products, cleanse without drying, this rich lotion removes make-up and cleanses without irritation.
Oily Skin - cleanse skin with a foaming face wash, or a non-oily cleansing
milk. Massage over the skin in upward circular movement, do not over massage
the skin as this will stimulate the skin to produce more oil. Rinse skin
with warm water and pat dry gently. Apply a Hydrating
Face Toner from Murad Skin Care products to the skin will leave it feeling fresh and tingly.
Apply a light watery fluid moisturizer to help keep the moisture level
in the top layers of skin, this should leave skin soft. Wait a few minutes
to allow the moisturizer to soak in and then press a tissue over the face
to absorb any excess oil and to prevent a shiny complexion. Murad also
carries an Acne Spot Treatment to clear up blemishes and reduce redness.
Mud and clay masks can be used weekly to help to keep pores unblocked,
and to deep cleanse the skin. Exfoliation is also an important part of
your skincare routine and can be performed a couple of times a week to
help keep your complexion clear. Facial skin care massage and pressure
points can be incorporated into your daily routine, these techniques can
aid stress relief and promote well being. MD Formulations
Facial Cleanser or Refreshing Cleanser
from Murad Skin Care products super cleans all traces
of surface oil and make-up without drying skin.
Normal Skin - To keep normal skin clear and fresh it is important to maintain
a healthy balance; using harsh products can interfere with the
natural balance so use gentle skin care product formulas for cleansing
and moisturizing. Cleanse with a foaming face wash Refreshing
Cleanser from Murad Skin Care products, lather and massage into
the skin for about 30 seconds. Massaging the face in this way will increase
the circulation of blood to the surface, leaving the complexion rosier
and invigorated. Rinse with clean warm water; pat the face with a soft
warm towel to dry. Cool and refresh the skin with a gentle floral water
or toner, avoid using harsh astringents. Moisturize the skin with a gentle
light moisture cream, use light gentle upward strokes using the fingertips.
To maintain a healthy complexion exfoliate gently once a week using a
cream or facial skin care buffer and cleanser, avoid the delicate eye
area. A gel or peel off facemask can also be used to maintain a healthy
and beautiful glow, these can be used weekly. Facial skin care massage
and pressure points can be incorporated into your daily routine, these
techniques can aid stress relief and promote well being.
Sensitive Skin - This skin type can be easily irritated by products or
our environment, choose gentle products that are free from perfume and
harsh additives. Cleanse the skin with a Purifying
Face Scrub from Murad Skin Care products, a gentle milky cleanser; soaps and facial skin care
washes can be harsh on the skin. Wipe away the cleanser gently with dampened
cotton pads or balls, rinse any residue away with warm water and pat dry
with a soft towel gently. Use a natural floral water such as chamomile
or rose to freshen the skin after cleansing. Use a gentle moisturizing
cream to nourish and sooth the skin, creams which contain vitamin E, chamomile
essential oil or evening primrose can be beneficial. A gel facemask can
be used to help refresh and sooth the skin, this can be done weekly or
monthly depending on how your skin reacts. Facial skin care massage and
pressure points can be incorporated into your daily routine, these techniques
can aid stress relief and promote well being.
Skin Care Reminders
- Choose products that make your skin feel comfortable.
- Don't expect miracles, stick to a routine and enjoy maintaining
- Drink plenty of water and eat healthy fresh
- Always apply a sun block, a suntan lotion may look healthy
but it is the major cause of premature ageing.
- Stop smoking,
the harmful chemicals are starving your skin of oxygen and vital nutrients.
- Treat yourself to a facial skin care program either at home or at a
- Always dampen cotton wool when removing cleansing creams and lotions.
- Take care around the delicate eye area, especially when exfoliating.
- Stick to a cleansing routine, morning and night to achieve best
- Boost the circulation to the skin with exfoliation.
Taking care of the skin on our body is just as
important as our complexion, our skin can give away a multitude
of sins. Bathing on a regular basis is paramount to maintaining
hygiene and preventing the spread of disease, not to mention
the smell factor. Cleansing, moisturizing and maintaining
our body will make it a nicer place to live in. Clarifying
Body Spray from Murad Skin Care products is part of an anti-acne
treatment system and is an excellent product for the body. Some
areas may need more attention than others, consider the following:
Feet - they carry us around all day, we often squeeze them into ridiculous
footwear and yet we expect them to perform even though they
are probably the most neglected area of our body. Are they free from
hard skin, are the nails trimmed and filed neatly? When was the last
time they were treated to a dab of moisturizer? Foot
Cream from Ahava softens heals and disinfects, it contains soothing Camphor to heal painful
cracking and natural Tea Tree Oil which kills odor-causing bacteria.
Hands - used for a multitude of purposes, touch is an essential
part of our everyday lives. Are they soft and supple, or do
they look dried out and in need of moisturizing care? Are the
nails filed and shaped neatly, or do you need to stop biting them? Would
they benefit from being moisturized regularly with Advanced
Hand Cream from Ahava throughout the day, maybe using gloves for the washing up
Legs - often kept under
wraps for most of the year, our legs need regular maintenance to keep
them in top condition. Are you using a hair removal method which best
suits you? Is the skin as smooth and silky as it could be? Are your
legs given the exercise that they require? Do you have cellulite, thread
veins or stretch marks? Body
Lotion from Ahava makes your entire body luxuriously smooth.
Arms - often disregarded and forgotten when it comes to applying extra
suntan lotion screen, our arms require some care to keep them looking
soft, toned and supple. Are your elbows dry and itchy? Do the tops of
your arms have gritty dry patches? Do you moisturize as often as you
should? Try Body Lotion from Ahava with a high magnesium content that
provides maximum softening and re-hydration.
Chest - whether you are modest or brazen about your chest, it is important
to maintain the skin and include this area in your body skin care routine.
Suntan lotion protection in this area is important, the breast
is especially prone to burning. Is this area prone to breakouts? Are
your breasts receiving the care they need? Try Body
Lotion from Ahava with a high magnesium content that provides maximum softening and re-hydration.
Main Torso - as with the rest of the body, the main trunk of the body
can become dull and dry if it is not maintained on a regular basis. Try
Body Lotion from Ahava with a high magnesium content that provides
maximum softening and re-hydration.
Buttocks - this area is our built in cushion, for many of us it is the
area we sit on for most of the day. Prone to lack of tone and circulatory
deficits, our buttocks can become dull and spotty if we don't
maintain the area. Try Body Lotion from Ahava with a high magnesium
content that provides maximum softening and re-hydration.
Back - the hardest place to reach, most especially when we have an itch.
This area benefits immensely from a good scrub to get rid of dull
dead skin cells, this may also help reduce spotty outbreaks.
Try Body Lotion from Ahava with a high magnesium content that
provides maximum softening and re-hydration.
There are a host of different products we
can buy to help us to maintain our skin, and enjoy doing it. Use products that suit your skin type, they don't have to cost the earth. Keep it simple and give yourself a treat when time permits, a massage is a very beneficial treat and leaves body and mind feeling great. Cleanse, moisturize and exfoliate to keep skin looking fresh and supple. Try different exfoliating methods and tools, these come in al shapes and sizes. Loofahs, body brushes, sisal sponges, exfoliating gloves are just a few of the products available. Moisturize after every shower or bath with Body
Lotion from Ahava, the skin is very absorbent when warm and damp so this is a good time to apply. Try using natural products, body oils with essential oils have therapeutic properties and may aid a multitude of imbalances. Treat yourself to a relaxing bath with your favorite bubble bath or bath salt, Stress
Melt from Ahava has calming soothing lavender one of the best known and favored aromatherapy remedies
Exfoliating Body Wash from Ahava has concentrated
minerals from the Dead Sea, which provide nourishment and moisture
retention as it gently exfoliates. To aid circulation and invigorate
the skin, switch the shower on cold before finishing. This will stimulate
the circulation, most especially if you direct the water to cellulite
prone areas. Take care not to stay in the cold for to long, just long
enough to feel skin tingling!
Pat or Rub: If you rub the skin after bathing this will increase the
circulation and make you feel invigorated, don't rub to hard as this
will cause irritation. Patting the skin after bathing will leave you
feeling more soothed and relaxed.
Applying Moisturizer: Use firm circular strokes when applying a moisturizer
to the body, this will give you a massage and help to boost the
circulation. Concentrate on areas of rough skin, add extra cream
and leave it to soak in. If your feet are very dry and cracked,
rub in a rich moisturizer and pull on a pair of socks. This is best done
before bed as it gives the cream a chance to soak in over night, feet
should feel soft
and supple in the morning. Applying a moisturizer when the skin is warm and
damp may be beneficial because it can be absorbed deeper into the top layers
of the skin, and helps to seal in moisture.
For a safe tan which is not going to damage
and burn the skin try using a good quality self tan, SPF
15 self tanner from
Murad Skin Care products have a fast penetrating fast drying blend with a
patented skin repair system with Co-3 which strengthens skin's collagen.
If you don't feel confident about doing it yourself have a treatment
at a salon, they should offer advice on application and the right product
for you to use at home. If you want to try applying a tan at home here
are some tips:
- Exfoliate skin with M.D. Formulations Glycolic
Products before application of your tan, this will ensure
a deeper more even tan.
- If you are unsure about how dark you want
to go, opt for a lighter shade. You can always apply
a second layer later, please wait at least 24 hours before
applying second layer.
- Avoid applying tan to far into the hairline,
most especially if hair is bleached or blonde.
- For a more
natural look, mix some self-tan with a little moisturizer
and apply to the hairline and around the eyes. This can also be done
for the top of the hands and feet.
- Wipe away any lotion that gets onto
the palms of the hands, soles of the feet and nails.
- Wipe away any
lotion in the creases of the wrist and elbow.
- When applying
to the legs avoid the knee area while applying, when the whole
leg is covered in lotion smear lotion from the surrounding area
- Always apply plenty of lotion and avoid over rubbing
the product, even if you apply to much lotion the skin will
only absorb what it can.
- Wear latex gloves to apply lotion, this will
prevent orange palms.
- If you choose to use a self tanning
lotion with out sun block remember to wear a sun block as
your skin still needs protection. MD Formulations has an SPF15
(also 30) which is a micronized zinc oxide sun block with sunscreen.
Contains an antioxidant
and has a matte finish. Most people sensitive to sunscreens
can wear it. Skinceuticals excels in its sunscreen, with a finer
zinc oxide than in any other sunscreen and effective
coverage of the widest possible portion of the UVA-UVB spectrum. Available
in SPF 20, 30, and waterproof 45.
exfoliate, massage and protect, these are the key
ingredients to keeping your skin healthy and looking good. When
you incorporate all the areas of the body into one skin care
routine you will find it takes no time at all, particularly as
it can be done in the bath or shower.