Monday, March 29, 2010

Skincare 101.

I was reading another blog post earlier this morning about oily skin.
And about how if your skin is overly oily it might need more hydration.
So this made me think::
"I should do a post on Skincare 101."

Since I am a recent graduate from cosmotology school,
I have a lot of lit on skincare and haircare.

There are two glands in the skin.
The Sudoriferous or Sweat Glands.
And the Sebaceous or Oil Glands.

Sweat regulates body temperature and helps eliminate waste from the body.
A lot of people think that your pore's get clogged from sweating.
Which is not true.
Sweat is helping push out the waste not help keep it in.

When sebum or oil hardens and the pore becomes clogged, A blackhead is formed.
They are to be extracted by a professional.
Or you will damage your skin.

Now it is important to use these three products on a regular basis.
Cleanser:: Which helps remove makeup and dirt from the skin.
Toner:: Which helps further deep clean into pore.
Moistureizer:: Which helps hydrate the skin.

You should also use a mask at least once a week.
As well as a gentle scrub two to three times a week.
But never use the scrub and mask on the same day.

Now this might seem like a lot of work.
Or a lot of different products.
But you have to remember that people look at your face first.
And keeping our skin clean and beautiful is very important in maintaining a healthy life style.

Hydration is very important in skincare.
You should drink at least 8 tall glasses of water a day.

Water helps regulate the function of the skin.
It helps to ensure that all of the waste is pushed out through the sweat glands.
As well as helps the sebum from hardening and causing those nasty blackheads.

The better hydrated your skin is the less excessive oil your body will produce.
Your body goes into shot when you use too many harsh products on it.
So the oil glands go into over drive trying to compansate for lost hydration.
Causing your skin to be more oily then usual.

Look for products that contain little to no alcohol.
As well as are hydrating if you have this problem.

I personally have normal or combo skin.
Depending on the season.

Products I use::

Cleanser:: 3Lab Perfect Cleansing Foam
Toner:: LUSH Tea Tree Toner
Moisturizer:: MAC Oil Control Lotion

Cleanser:: 3Lab Perfect Cleansing Foam
Toner:: DIY ACV Green Tea Toner
Moisturizer:: Natural Almond Oil

Scrub:: C. Booths Green Apple Micro Dermabraion Scrub

Masks:: C. Booths Volcanic Ash Mask // Chella Enzyme Creme Mask

If you have any questions or would like a reveiw on any of these products please leave a comment or e-mail me at thunderchop[[AT]]live[[DOT]]com.


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