Exfoliants and Your Skin

There are many variables to consider when choosing exfoliants and I hope you will find the following information to be very interesting and help you in making smarter decisions on how you need to treat your largest organ, your skin. Exfoliants are important in maintaining a healthy epidermis. There are many factors that come into play when choosing exfoliants.

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Skin Care

Just read a great article from the Dallas Morning News by Jamie Hancock. She interviewed several dermatologists and skin care specialists. The basic message is with skin care less is usually more. The buzzwords these days are “all natural and organic”. Just because something is natural does not mean it works as an agent for skin care. Lime juice is good for exfoliation but with exposure to sun it can cause blistering. If something is natural and it works…

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HOW YOUR SKIN TANS

This is how tanning salon owners want you to think about tanning. As written in Smart Tan Magazine: Tanning takes place in the skin’s outer layer: the epidermis. About 5% of the cells in your epidermis are special cells called melanocytes. When exposed to UVB light, melanocytes produce pinkish colored melanin that is absorbed by other skin cells. When exposed to UVA light, the melanin darkens. This darkening is your skin’s natural way of protecting itself from sunburn.  The…

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BE KIND TO YOUR SKIN

A layer of your skin is about as thin as an onion skin. The life of a layer of skin is about four to twenty one days.   How you treat the surface layer of the skin determines the life span. When your skin is exposed to UV rays, either from the sun or tanning beds, you are damaging  the surface of your skin and shortening its life. Additionally, over exposure to UV rays causes even greater damage, sometimes…

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