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Five Skincare Products Women Swear By

Five Skincare Products Women Swear By

There are skin care products out there that women swear by, and many of those products have stood the test of time and others are new to the marketplace but have taken it by storm with increased effectiveness. When trying to figure out what is best for your skin, here are a few products that you should be looking at.

Cleansers

If you have any specific skin conditions, look for a cleanser that is formulated to help you. Whether its acne, Rosacea, extreme dryness, oiliness or anti-aging factors, there are cleansers developed for almost any one of these issues. Look for cleansers with low pH formulations that include purifying botanical ingredients, antioxidants, mild alpha-hydroxy acids, Vitamin A (retinoids) and C derivatives. You can also look at natural and soap-free cleaning technology, like cleansing waters (micellar) that are irritation free and moisture-infusing.

Toners

Toners are another group of skin care products that should have a steady role in your skincare regimen. Cosmetic technology has taken toners from alcohol-based products that tightened and removed residue from the skin to skin-nourishing liquids and mists that contain peptides, herbals, antioxidants, and almond derivatives (spin trap) that brighten, firm and energize the skin after cleansing.

Serums

Toners prepare your skin for serum application. Serums are another newer skincare treatment that has gained traction and favorable attention from women over the years. Serums are highly concentrated liquids that are thicker or gel-like in texture and consistency. While they aren’t a necessity for everyone, you can use serums to target skins problems such as hyperpigmentation, dullness, lines, wrinkles, and sagging.

Moisturizers

Moisturizers are another mainstay of skincare that you need to use every day. You can use a moisturizer to address specific skin issues, but they should be part of every face wash, especially if you are using other products to target skin problems. Moisturizers are usually applied towards the end of your skincare process. They can be grouped into different categories, such as under-eye creams and lotions, neck, lip and hand treatments, sunscreens and overall face moisturizers. They are usually made in different formulations for day and night use and have varying ingredients.

Exfoliators

Exfoliator and scrub skin care products are formulated to slough away dead skin cells, clear the pores of debris and bring a clear and clean glow to the face. Depending on your preference and skin, you can find a cream, liquid, or skin polish exfoliator. Exfoliators usually contain alpha hydroxy and glycolic acids, other fruity acids as well as oat kernels, rice bran, herbs, fruit extracts, aloe vera, ginseng, sugar, honey and other ingredients that safely and effectively slough off dry skin cells and clear skin. Make sure you don’t exfoliate your skin too often to avoid irritating your skin.

No matter what specific skincare products you end up using, these different categories are agreed on to be some of the most useful. However, the most important thing is to figure out what works best for you skin. You know yourself the most, so experiment until you find a good fit.

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Ingredients to Look for in Your Skin Care Products

Ingredients to Look for in Your Skin Care Products

Taking care of your skin is one of the best ways to become more healthy, beautiful, and mindful of your body. Whether your skin care routine involves one product or ten, the ingredients are the most important part. Some replenish and nourish, but others can harm your skin. Become a conscious consumer with this guide. Your skin will thank you!

 

Antioxidants

These naturally occurring compounds are found in plants and directly to aid cell health. Antioxidants target free radicals, chemicals that can damage DNA. Eating antioxidant-rich foods can help boost your health, and skin care products with antioxidants can lead to healthier, younger-looking skin. Natural antioxidants beneficial for the skin include acai oil, alpha-lipoic acid, green tea extract, and caffeine.

 

Vitamins

Vitamins A, C, E, and B3 are all antioxidants common to many skin care products. Retinoids are derived from vitamin A and are arguably the most powerful skin care ingredient, improving overall appearance by boosting collagen production, reducing blemishes, and smoothing skin. They're found in night creams, OTC lotions, and stronger chemical-based products.

Niacinamide, or vitamin B3, combats redness by strengthening your skin’s moisture-protecting barrier. Vitamin E is an important component of products for aiding your skin while outdoors, and can be used to soothe the skin after a day in the sun. Finally, vitamin C is the jack-of-all-trades ingredient that helps fight wrinkles, tighten skin, and fade brown spots.

 

Essential Oils

These powerfully scented plant extracts have been used throughout history, both aromatically and topically. Some, like basil, tree tea, and chamomile, can help skin. Others such as cypress, frankincense, lemongrass, and cinnamon help with reducing blemishes. Most essential oils should be used sparingly and with caution in skin care regimens. Some natural ingredients are potential irritants if allergic or if you have sensitive skin. Be aware and choose oils you know have worked before. doTERRA recommends using their HD Clear Skin Care washes to start, which helps soothe redness and skin irritation.  

 

Natural Acids

These acids are produced naturally by the body, but production slows over time. Thankfully, they are added to many skin care products as skin replenishers that target blemishes exfoliate, and hydrate. They leave the skin smooth, radiant, and soft. The best natural acids include alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs), salicylic acid, and hyaluronic acid. Blemish products use nitric oxide to stimulate health in the face.

 

Irritants

Some of the most trusted skin care products have hidden irritants. Common skin care ingredients that may be hurting your skin include fragrances, synthetic colors, preservatives like parabens, phthalates, formaldehyde, and sulfates. Additionally, stay away from alcohols like propylene glycol, SD alcohol, and isopropyl alcohol. These ingredients not only damage the skin, some are known carcinogens and toxins with grave health impacts.

 

Being mindful of the ingredients in your skin care products is the first step in seeing results, protecting your skin, and reducing damage and irritation. Don’t waste your money on products that will hurt your skin. Instead, keep an eye out for only the best ingredients.

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