Cleansing

Cleansing the face before going to sleep is essential. Don’t make the mistake of paying more attention to putting on your makeup than you do to taking it off. With the array of facial soaps, gels, milks, and lotions that are on the market today, selecting a cleanser is just a matter of personal choice. Whatever you do choose, apply it with a clean, white washcloth dampened in warm water followed by an alcohol-free toner. A toner will remove any excess residue from the skin without taking away the moisture. Don’t confuse a toner or refresher with alcohol-containing astringents which are used mostly for problem skin that has a tendency to develop blemishes.

It is best to remove eye makeup with a gentle product made specifically for that purpose. If the skin beneath the eyes is puffy, apply a cotton ball saturated with cold chamomile tea to the area. Chamomile is a natural soother which will help reduce any swelling. It should definitely be a part of your skin care routine.

Moisturizing

Apply a night cream. Night creams are not the same as day creams. Night creams for the skin contain higher concentrations of humectants which are ingredients that attract moisture from the air and hold it against the skin. Whereas day moisturizing creams are made to be used with makeup without interfering with it, night creams are intended to be used on skin that is free of makeup. It is formulated to be richer than day creams and work to your best advantage for the entire night. For the optimum benefit, mist the face with an atomizer since slightly damp skin absorbs moisturizers better than dry skin can.

Restful, Relaxing Sleep

A night of good, restful sleep is also an important part of overall skin care and the appearance of your skin. Many beauty and skin care companies advocate the use of aromatherapy for this purpose. Lavender, sandalwood, rose and geranium plant oils are said to relax and calm the brain. They are often used in bath products, oil lamps and candles. Other scents you might want to try for promoting relaxation include, chamomile, sage, orange, lemon grass and seaweed.

Cosmetic Dermatology is a field of medicine that deals with the skin abnormalities and diseases, its cure, prevention and medication. Dermatologist, as they were known, has extensive knowledge and training to provide best possible treatment for a specific skin condition.

Dermatologist can perform a variety of cosmetic works. Upon consultation and undergoing medication on their supervision, they can prescribe medication such as antibiotic in the form of capsule or ointment for skin problems and diseases. They are capable of performing simple and latest treatment such as skin peeling for acne prevention and the use of laser technology for wrinkle treatment, aging remedies and many other forms of treatments.

For those who are looking for a way to remove fat, a dermatologist is the person you are likely to seek help from. dermatologists have gone through variety of trainings to be able to provide for you the best possible treatment for your specific condition.

Dermatologists are available in their clinic and hospital for consultation on your cosmetic needs. They will talk to you about the causes and treatment needed for your skin problems. They will provide you explanation that they will perform and how the procedures will go. And while under medication. They will inform you of the progress of the treatment. Cooperation with the Dermatologist is important to make the cosmetic treatment successful.

Collagen acts as scaffolding for our body. It helps control shapes and differentiation of cells.

Collagen also helps regenerate broken bones and heals wounds. Vitamin C helps produce this important tissue in our skin.

Seventy-five percent of our skin is collagen. However, as we age, our face looses this as an effect of gravity, sun exposure and many years of facial movements such as smiling, chewing and squinting. Vitamin C in whatever amount may not be sufficient to replace the lost elasticity of the skin.

Facial movements cause’s tissues under the skin to breakdown, it thus lost its elasticity, and collagen tissue breakdown means wrinkling. And because the skin breakdown happens in your face, laugh lines, smile lines, crow’s feet and facial creases appear and this strips you of your youthful looking and plump skin.

Your age will now show in your face, which is of course, what most women dread.

I may need to mention as well that wrinkling does not happen to older people only; it may happen to any one at any age. Even for those young girls who are successful in losing weight may see fine lines in their face due to sunken cheeks. This is especially so for those who lost so much weight so easily.

However, do not despair, modern science have a cure for this, filler injectables using collagen or fat.

This filler injectables help to improve your facial appearance by filling the facial wrinkles, creases and furrows. Collagen injectables also fill tissue under sunken cheeks, skin depression and some types of scar. Is it not wonderful to look youthful and plump cheeked again?

You may need to know that medical experts say that for severe wrinkles such as lipstick lines that form around the mouth and of course, for those who really are older, filler injectables might not be enough. For this case, your plastic surgeon or dermatologist may need to recommend that you under go skin resurfacing procedure if you want to get rid of this severe wrinkles.

However, if your problem is just fine lines and sunken checks, filler injectable treatment might be enough for your need. Take advantage of collagen treatment because it heals faster than any other procedure.

Whether your problem needs filler injectables or skin resurfacing such as chemical peel or skin dermabrasion, your plastic surgeon may be the best person to give you the recommendation.

If finally your plastic surgeon recommends collagen treatment, then he will check you for allergic reaction on the collagen substance. This is because allergic reaction to the collagen substance is the common problem of patients who wants to undergo skin repair using filler injectables.

If your surgeon will find you allergic to the collagen injectable, he may opt to recommend fat injectable instead.

Fat injectable is not prone to allergy because the fat will come from your own body.

However, in most cases in a fat injection procedure, healing is slower than that of collagen injectable.

Finally, you may need to know that filler injectables do not last for very long time. In most cases, the good effect of filler injectable only lasts for three to six month. In rare cases and good post-operative care, the good effect might last for a year.

Consume a diet high in vital nutrients mainly beta carotene, iodine and protein are necessary for shiny healthy hair.

  • Iodine is necessary for the production of the thyroid hormone thyroxin. This hormone promotes hair growth. The foods that contain iodine are seafoods like cod, mussels, seaweed and haddock.
  • Beta Carotene is actually converted by the body into vitamin A which makes the hair strong. You can find it in green and yellow fruits and vegetables like green peppers and cantaloupes.
  • Protein can be found in foods like meat, eggs and nuts to name a few.

Also, try to exercise weekly. This helps improve the circulation while getting your body in shape and making your body “work” better. The hormones and healthy chemical processes taking place in your body during your workout sessions, assist in overall health.

Get out! Well, I’m not saying this rudely. But rather literally. Get out of the house more often and get some sun. If you’re at the office during the day, take a short walk outside on your lunch break. Studies have shown that healthy doses of vitamin D received from the sun actually plays a role in hair growth. But don’t forget to protect your hair and scalp at all times.

Always apply a sunscreen lotion to your skin and wear a hat if you’re outside for long periods of time. If you’re not wearing a hat a great tip is applying some sunscreen lotion to the exposed skin on your scalp. This will keep the area from getting burned.

Get Hair Extensions for a wedding? PROS

  • Your hair will look fabulous for your wedding day. You will be able to look at photos for years to come and remember how great you looked on your wedding day.
  • You can create a stunning look that draws gasps from your guests

CONS

  • You will spend a lot of money
  • You may damage your hair (if the extensions are not attached and removed properly) or stress out about your hair being damaged or the extensions falling out.

1. Bonded Hair Extensions PROS

  • Less costly than permanent extensions
  • You can usually go with cheaper quality (and price) human or synthetic hair since you will be wearing them for a short period of time

CONS

  • Bonded extensions have been known to cause hair damage during removal
  • Will need to do a trial run weeks if not months before the wedding. (May require installation/removal )

2. Permanent Hair Extensions PROS

  • Trial run not a problem–can get these extensions 1 month before wedding and keep them in.
  • You can get used to having long beautiful hair before your wedding

CONS

  • Extensions don’t work for everyone. Sometimes you don’t know if they will work for you until you get them. I get many Emails from women who say they had healthy hair and it is now ruined after wearing hair extensions.
  • Very expensive!! {Prices range from $500-5,000 and higher, plus the cost of the extension hair)
  • Very addictive–once you see yourself with long beautiful hair, you won’t want to take them out.
  • Need to research methods/ stylists—Don’t just go to any salon and get hair extensions–you may be sorry!

3. Clip-In Hair Extensions PROS

  • Cause little or no hair damage and can be removed by yourself
  • Much less expensive than permanent hair extensions
  • You can re-use the clip-in hair extensions whenever you want
  • Peace of mind

CONS

  • You will need to search for a stylist that has experience putting in clip-in extensions
  • Although cheaper than permanent extensions, they are still expensive.

What solution is there for this kind of crisis? Simple. Mix your own, homemade skin care line. There’s nothing to it as most ingredients are found in your fridge or fruit basket. All-natural skin recipes are easily found in the Internet or even in magazines. Usually, these skin care mixes are composed of a combination of one or two fruits. Combinations like these can include either the fruit pulp, fruit juice, or both. Milk, water or honey are usually added to smoothen the mixture. Add-ons such as oatmeal, wheat germ, brown sugar, and dried herbs are also included for more specialized concoctions such as a pimple treatment, flaking, and oily skin.

Skin care using natural ingredients offers great variety. There are facial cleansers, scrubs, moisturizing creams, and face masks. Don’t worry because indications for use are usually found with the recipes. The recipes indicate whether the mixture is for normal, dry, oily, sensitive, and acne-prone skin. Some are even more specialized as blackhead removers or whitening solutions.

Natural skin care routine have many advantages. First, the ingredients are easily available and the choices are great. They are also natural, thus, greatly reducing risks of allergies or skin irritations. Second, the ingredients are cheap, which translates into more savings more you. Third, you can modify the recipes to suit your needs. Since the risks for irritations are minimal, experimentations are relatively safe. Fourth, vitamins and antioxidants are naturally found in fruits, while milk and honey have restorative properties. Therefore, you get the same vitamins found in commercial products while limiting or eradicating chemicals.

As these skin care recipes use natural ingredients they require refrigeration and can only keep for a week. However, it is better to make these in small quantities or batches for immediate use. In addition, these recipes contain natural hydroxy acids and vitamins for direct and instant skin rejuvenation. Also, don’t forget to keep fit by exercising, having a balanced, healthy diet and regular sleep. With these pre-requisites and your new skin care solutions, you’re on your way to having the healthy skin that can top what science can offer. Now, that’s what you call natural.