Stretch marks affect tons of people and they seem to have so many unanswered questions. Why do we get them? Are they curable? Are they permanent? Anyone who has had stretch marks has probably asked themselves these questions. Once you understand the causes of stretch marks in African American skin care, it will be much easier to treat […]
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Stretch marks affect tons of people and they seem to have so many unanswered questions. Why do we get them? Are they curable? Are they permanent? Anyone who has had stretch marks has probably asked themselves these questions. Once you understand the causes of stretch marks in African American skin care, it will be much easier to treat and prevent them in the future.
What exactly are stretch marks?
Stretch marks are a type of scarring that occurs on the dermis—the outer most layer of the skin. They do not discriminate as you can find stretch marks on men, women, teens, and adults. While the appearance of stretch marks may vary depending on skin color, they affect all ethnicities and races. Because of their discolored appearance rippled texture, we aim to understand solutions to stretch marks in skin care for Black women.
What causes them?
Anytime the body goes through a rapid change in size or shape, it is likely that stretch marks will appear. The skin has a certain amount of elasticity, and when it is stretch beyond that amount, it tears. After the skin tears, it becomes very thin, allowing the color of the fat beneath the skin to show. This is why stretch marks are often a pale color. Some of the most common places we see stretch marks are in pregnant women, pubescent teens, and during excessive weight gain. During pregnancy, it is a no brainer that the stomach is going to expand and the skin is going stretch more than usual. During puberty, teens usually experience sudden growth spurts that do not give the skin adequate stretching time. The same goes for weight gain, when the skin is put under a lot of stress to expand in a short amount of time, the result is stretch marks.
One common misconception is that men do not get stretch marks as easily as women do. This is false. Men are just as able to get stretch marks as women, it just happens differently. Men often get stretch marks around their shoulders from lifting weights, as well as other parts of the body from rapid weight change.
Are they Permanent?
The way your body handles stretch marks is often hereditary. So, if your mother had a severe case of stretch marks that faded after pregnancy, chances are you will to. While, they may fade, it is true that the skin may never return to its exact state prior to having the stretch marks. Some have been able to make their skin almost identical its appearance before stretch marks, but there will always be a trace. There are a lot of products specializing in African American skin care that help to reduce stretch marks, and there are also different practices and procedures that can help treat stretch marks.
While ingrown hairs are not detrimental to the overall bodily health, they are aesthetically displeasing and can cause a great deal of discomfort. There are plenty of steps that can be taken to prevent ingrown hairs, but these bumps are sometimes inevitable in African American skin care, so we are providing you with a few ways to treat them.
Oil & Sugar Scrub
D.I.Y. exfoliation treatments are great for treating and preventing ingrown hairs. Exfoliation helps to slough off any skin that may be blocking the hair in and removing any build up that may cause the bump to become infected. Oil and sugar scrubs are great because you will most likely be able to find all of the ingredients in your home already. Mix coconut oil and brown sugar in your hands, and use circular motions to apply it to the needed area. Coconut is a known moisturizer and helps to eliminate dryness. Brown sugar particles are softer and smaller than other sugars and salt. So it can be used on sensitive areas like the bikini line—a common area for ingrown hairs in skin care for Black women.
Using tweezers has been very popular when trying to get rid of ingrown hairs. However, if done improperly, the tweeze-and-pull method can actually worsen the razor bump. Before you even pick up the tweezers, make sure you use some sort of warm compress to open up the pores. This is going to make it easier to grip the hair without pain. Then use your tweezers to grab any hair you can see above the skin’s surface. Be careful not to grab or puncture your skin, to avoid further inflammation and scarring. Try not to completely remove the strand, as it will have trouble growing in completely. Instead, simply use your tweezers to pull the coiled hair from under the skin.
There are a good amount of products on the market that can help to reduce razor bumps. Try to look for a skin care product that caters to Black skin care for best results. Men, use a product that combats dryness and reduces inflammation like Clear Essence’s Chimere Bump Control After Shave Gel. This is going to reduce irritation after shaving while fight uncomfortable razor bumps. Ladies, try using a product gentle enough for daily use, but strong enough to show results. The Clear Essence Anti Aging Toner Astringent with Alpha Hydroxy Acid is an exfoliating cleanser that can help treat ingrown hairs. This product helps to improve the skin surface, making it easier for the hair to grow through the skin.
While ingrown hairs are not detrimental to the overall bodily health, they are aesthetically displeasing and can cause a great deal of discomfort. There are plenty of steps that can be taken to prevent ingrown hairs, but these bumps are sometimes inevitable in African American skin care, so we are providing you with a […]
One of the first signs of poor nutrition is unhealthy skin. The saying “You are what you eat” is cliché, but true when it comes to African American skin care. The skin is a reflection of the body’s overall health so it makes sense that your diet will affect the appearance of your skin. We’ve included some foods and why they are good for your skin!
Good fats are essential for healthy and beautiful skin. Because our bodies don’t naturally produce these fats, we need to make sure good fats are incorporated into our regular diets. Healthy skin is able to retain water and, as a result, appears bright and youthful. Good fats strengthen the skin cells’ membrane to keep water and nutrients in and allowing any waste to filter out. Strong skin cell membranes also keep the skin firm and lessen the chances of getting wrinkles. Good fats also increase blood flow to the skin, which increases the amount of nutrient going into the skin. Since we know that more nutrients in the skin give the skin a healthy glow, make sure to incorporate good fat into your diet. They can be found in avocados, olive oil, nuts, and fatty fish.
Getting enough protein in your diet is essential to having healthy skin. Protein contains certain amino acids that increase the body’s collagen production. This is excellent for African American skin care as it helps to keep the skin subtle for longer. Not only does protein help the health of your skin, it helps hair and nail also! Eat poultry, meat, eggs, beans, and seafood to get your daily dose of protein!
Fibrous foods also play a role in healthy skin. These are foods like corn, beans, whole wheat bread, broccoli, apples, nuts, and berries. Fiber works by getting rid of toxins that affect the entire body. Toxins can cause acne and break outs on the skin. Incorporating more fiber into your meal plan can improve your entire health, and show huge improvements to be seen on the face.
The not-so secret to attaining overall health is to maintain a well balanced diet. Getting the right amounts of the right food will automatically increase the health of Black skin. Daily vitamins also work to give the skin a boost of health.
One of the first signs of poor nutrition is unhealthy skin. The saying “You are what you eat” is cliché, but true when it comes to African American skin care. The skin is a reflection of the body’s overall health so it makes sense that your diet will affect the appearance of your skin. We’ve […]
Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHA)
Alpha-hydroxy Acids are derivatives of fruit and dairy products and are found in many African American skincare products. AHA is a chemical exfoliant that can give the skin a more youthful appearance. By removing the outermost layers of skin, AHAs can remove the damaged skin. Another benefit of AHA is that it helps to increase skin cell production. Skin cell production decreases with age and is one of the main reasons we see wrinkles and other signs of aging in mature skin. Find ways to incorporate products with AHA into your regimen to treat aging. Clear Essence an entire line of skin care products that are anti-aging and feature AHA.
Retinoids are chemical compounds similar to Vitamin A. They are used in medicine for the way they affect cell growth. Retinoids increase cell production while decreasing cell loss. They also help lessen the deterioration of collagen and elastin in the skin, which is essential when fighting wrinkles. Depending on the level of treatment you are seeking, it is best to consult a dermatologist and see what type of retinoid product is best for you. Another way to gain the benefits of retinoids is through food. Beef liver and dark leafy greens are known to have significant amounts of retinoids and can help with aging skin.
Microdermabrasion works similarly to exfoliation. It is done by buffing a hard substance onto the skin, by which dead skin is rubbed off and collagen production increases. Similar to the way sandpaper makes a piece of wood smooth and splinter-free, microdermabrasion creates a softer skin surface with fewer wrinkles and lines. Often times, it is done my professional and takes a multiple sessions to see optimal results.
Vitamin C is great because it enhances the effects of all the above-mentioned methods. It can help to protect the skin, encourage collagen protection and enhance the effectiveness of exfoliation/ microdermabrasion. Products with vitamin C are excellent for African American skin because it can treat hyperpigmentation. To incorporate vitamin C into your daily skincare regimen, look for products like the ones in Clear Essence’s Lemon Plus Vitamin C Skin Care Line. The individual products in this line can makeup an entire regimen, and they all have vitamin C.
Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHA) Alpha-hydroxy Acids are derivatives of fruit and dairy products and are found in many African American skincare products. AHA is a chemical exfoliant that can give the skin a more youthful appearance. By removing the outermost layers of skin, AHAs can remove the damaged skin. Another benefit of AHA is that it helps to increase […]
It seems that all the celebrities have this perfect glowing skin that is impossible for the rest of us to achieve. While no one has perfect skin, we can show you how to get that amazing luminescent skin we always see in the media. In African American skin care, we are always searching for ways to eliminate dull skin, and promote hydrated and gleaming skin. The best way to achieve this is to exfoliate, exfoliate, exfoliate!
Our skin is constantly generating new cells, which leaves the dead skin cells to build up on top of the skin. Exfoliation removes dead skin cells from the surface and reveals fresh new skin. This process, of getting rid of old skin, and revealing new skin, can remedy many skin problems and is necessary in your skin care regimen. Mechanical exfoliation and chemical exfoliation are the two types of exfoliation that can be used to treat the skin. They are both effective, but work differently, so here is the breakdown:
Mechanical exfoliation breaks down dead skin cells by using a tool or product that has abrasive qualities. By rubbing the tool or product on the face, friction will slough off the epidermis, the outtermost layer of the skin. The trick is to use something that won’t be too abrasive and irritate the skin. Using a product or tool that causes too much friction will actually counteract your efforts in achieving a glowing complexion. Start with Black skin care products like Clear Essence’s Medicated Cleansing Bar Extra Strength. It is a face and body soap that is great for daily exfoliation. Face scrubbing tools are also very effective to rub of old skin, just be careful not to be rough when using these sorts of tools. There is a such thing as too much exfoliation, so pay attention to your skin and only use intense scrubbing tools as needed.
Chemical exfoliation aims to do the same thing as mechanical exfoliation: reveal fresh skin by removing dead skin. The difference is that chemical exfoliation utilizes the properties in chemicals to get the job done. A common ingredient used in this process is alpha hydroxy acid, or AHA. AHA can penetrate deeper into the skin, and work faster than any mechanical exfoliation. It is a very powerful Black skin care ingredient as it removes old skin and build up while stimulating the production of new skin cells. In this article, we are focusing on how exfoliation can reduce dull skin, but AHA also can be used to treat other skin problems such as sun damage and wrinkles. Clear Essence actually has entire line of products using AHA, which is known as the Anti-Aging Skin Care Line. Chemical exfoliants can be highly instrumental when trying to achieve a glowing coplexion.
Now that the benefits of exfoliation are clear, choose a method that works for you, and start working towards that gleaming skin. Until next time ladies, always remember…
“Fresh skin, Just lip!”
It seems that all the celebrities have this perfect glowing skin that is impossible for the rest of us to achieve. While no one has perfect skin, we can show you how to get that amazing luminescent skin we always see in the media. In African American skin care, we are always searching for ways […]
Cuando se trata del cuidado de la piel, sabiendo su tipo de piel es el primer paso para lograr una complexión clara y un tono parejo. Usando productos o ingredientes incorrectos pueden obstruir los poros y peor aún, provocar imperfecciones y brotes en la piel. Hay cuatro tipos de piel. Son normal, seca, grasoso, y combinación. Cada uno de estos tipos de piel tienen cualidades específicas que requieren un tipo particular de tratamiento. Si desconoce de su tipo de piel, hay una prueba simple que usted puede hacer para resolverlo.
Prueba de Tipo de piel
Cuando te levantas por la mañana, use un pañuelo facial limpio y limpie su cara después de despertarse, si tienes la piel normal, no habrá rastro de aceite. Si el pañuelo facial, tiene rastros de aceite, pero su cara se siente seca, escamosa o tirante después de que usted se limpió, usted tiene la piel seca. Si el pañuelo facial tiene manchas de aceite facial en él, entonces tiene la piel grasosa. Si el pañuelo facial tiene restos de aceite procedentes de la frente y la nariz, pero de lo contrario seca en las mejillas, su tipo de piel es combinada.
La piel es vibrante, elástica y suave, es el tipo de piel menos problemática. E incluso con cuidados mínimos, se verá bien en su edad avanzada.
Consejos para la Piel Normal
Limpiar e hidratar diariamente con productos suaves para su tipo de piel como el jabón de llamado Clear Essence Complexion Soap for Normal Skin que es para la piel normal. Encontrado aquí:
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“También se puede considerar la adición de retinoides o vitamina C a su rutina varias veces a la semana para incrementar la producción de colágeno, dice Ava Shamban, una dermatóloga en Santa Mónica.” Por último, no se olvide de la crema hidratante con protección solar para el día y otra sin protección solar para la noche.
La piel grasosa puede tener un montón de problemas de la piel. Por lo general, se ve grasosa y brillante con poros los poros agrandados y, a menudo batallas de acné, pero no es propensa al envejecimiento y arrugas como la piel seca.
Consejos para la Piel Grasosa
Para mantener sus poros sin obstrucciones y prevenir el acné, exfoliar las células muertas de la piel a diario con productos que contienen ácido salicílico o alfa hidroxi ácidos. Usted puede encontrar ambos ingredientes en muchos productos de Clear Essence. El producto Clear Essence’s Blemish Control Wash Formula contiene ácido salicílico como el ingrediente principal. El jabón Complexion Soap con AHA contiene ácido láctico, un ácido alfa hidroxi fantástico tanto para la piel grasosa y el envejecimiento. “Utilice lociones y protectores solares libres de aceite, que no exacerbar el acné “, dice Leslie Baumann, el autor de The Skin Type Solution.
La piel seca más que otros tipos de piel desarrollar menos de un cutis radiante, se puede desarrollar arrugas fácilmente y tienen a menudo poros finos. Es propensa al envejecimiento y la irritación.
Consejos para la Piel Seca
Para mantener su cutis radiante y saludable, el uso de cremas gruesas que saciar la sed de su piel está buscando constantemente, pruebe Clear Essence’s Swiss Complex Collagen con Vitamin E Crème. Encontrado aquí:
“Skip lavados espumante de cara, ya que despojan los lípidos, y evite cualquier cosa que contenga retinoides ásperos y ácidos alfa hidroxi, dice Fran Cook-Bolden, un dermatólogo en la ciudad de Nueva York.”
La piel mixta es el tipo de piel más común. Gente con la piel combinada experiencia parches de ambos la piel reseca y grasosa y deben tratar a esas áreas en relación con las directrices para ese tipo de piel.
Consejos para Piel Combinada
El balance es muy importante para este tipo de piel. Lograr un buen balance entre las áreas grasosas y secas de la cara puede conducir al tipo de piel que usted desea. Esto significa tratar de evitar el exceso de limpieza de la zona T y la barbilla al tiempo que protege las zonas secas pero sin exagerar la crema hidratante. “Use un limpiador apacible y agua tibia para lavarse la cara y buscar una crema hidratante facial para calmar las áreas secas.”
Cuando se trata del cuidado de la piel, sabiendo su tipo de piel es el primer paso para lograr una complexión clara y un tono parejo. Usando productos o ingredientes incorrectos pueden obstruir los poros y peor aún, provocar imperfecciones y brotes en la piel. Hay cuatro tipos de piel. Son normal, seca, grasoso, y […]
When it comes to skin care, knowing your skin type is the first step to achieving a clear, even toned complexion. Using the wrong type of products/ingredients can clog your pores and even worse, cause imperfections and break outs on your skin. There are four main skin types. They are normal, dry, oily, and combination. Each of these skin types have specific qualities that require a particular type of treatment. If you are unaware of your skin type, there is a simple test you can do to figure it out.
Skin Type Test
When you wake up in the morning, use a clean facial tissue paper and wipe your face first thing after waking up, if you have normal skin, there will be no trace of oil. If the facial tissue paper, has no trace of oil but your face feels dry, flaky or tight after you wiped it, you have dry skin. If the facial tissue paper has spots of facial oil on it, then you have oily skin. If the facial tissue paper has traces of oil coming from your forehead and nose but otherwise dry on your cheeks, you have combination skin.
Skin is vibrant, elastic and supple, it is the least problematic skin type. And even with minimum care, it will look good well into your advanced age.
Tips for Normal Skin
Cleanse and moisturize daily with gentle products for your skin type like the Clear Essence Complexion Soap for Normal Skin.
“You might also consider adding retinoids or vitamin C to your routine several times a week to boost collagen production, says Ava Shamban, a dermatologist in Santa Monica.”
Finally, don’t forget moisturizer―one with sunscreen for the day and one without SPF at night.
Combination skin is the most common skin type. People with combination skin experience patches of both dry and oily skin and must treat those areas in relation to guidelines for that skin type.
Tips for Combination Skin
Balance is very crucial for this skin type. Striking a good balance between the oily and dry areas of your face can lead to the type of skin you want. This means try to avoid over-cleansing the T-zone and chin while protecting the dry areas without overdoing the moisturizer. “Use a gentle cleanser and lukewarm water to wash your face and look for an emollient facial moisturizer to soothe dry areas.”
Dry skin more than other skin types develop less of a glowing complexion, can develop wrinkles easily and often have fine pores. It is prone to aging and irritation.
Tips for Dry Skin
To keep your complexion radiant and healthy, use thicker creams that will quench the thirst your skin is constantly seeking, try Clear Essence’s Swiss Complex Collagen with Vitamin E Crème.
“Skip foaming face washes, since they strip away lipids, and avoid anything containing harsh retinoids and alpha hydroxy acids, says Fran Cook-Bolden, a dermatologist in New York City.”
Oily skin can have a lot of skin issues. It usually looks greasy and shiny with enlarged pores and often battles acne but it is not prone to aging and wrinkling like dry skin types.
Tips for Oily Skin
To keep your pores unclogged and prevent acne exfoliate away dead skin cells daily with products that contain salicylic acid or alpha hydroxy acids. You can find both ingredients in many Clear Essence Skincare products. Clear Essence’s Blemish Control Wash Formula contains salicylic acid as its main ingredient. The Complexion Soap with AHA contains Lactic acid, an alpha hydroxyl acid great for both oily and aging skin.
“Use oil-free lotions and sunscreens, which won’t exacerbate acne,” says Leslie Baumann, the author of The Skin Type Solution.
Until next week ladies, remember, “Fresh skin, Just lip!”
When it comes to skin care, knowing your skin type is the first step to achieving a clear, even toned complexion. Using the wrong type of products/ingredients can clog your pores and even worse, cause imperfections and break outs on your skin. There are four main skin types. They are normal, dry, oily, and combination. […]
Wrinkles are a major issue concerning women in today’s society. It is evident that the longing for flawless, young and desirable skin is a daily burden. Plastic surgery seems to be the only solution in this day and age, and even this, can leave lasting austere problems in the aftermath. However, with trillions of “natural” anti-aging products being released by the thousand, there still appears to still be no sufficient solution. So, out of all the natural anti-aging products, which is proven to be a solution to this dire problem?
As simple and almost effortless as this may be, this straight-forward solution is actually oblivious to many of society. Almond oil is proven to compress and cleanse the skin in order to reduce the appearance of visible lines and wrinkles while nourishing at the same time. It allows what used to be a ‘tired and drained’ appearance to now become a soothed and young layer by stripping the old dry cells and revealing fresher skin beneath. By immediately soothing away lines also, the prevention of any damage or problems to the skin is increased and in this way allows the skin to be moisturised and refreshed.
Sweet almond oil in general can repair signs of aging and is proven to allow the skin to carry a larger amount of moisture removing wrinkles in the easiest way possible. As proven the best choice for skin treatment, almond oil is highly recommended.
Vitamins A, C & E and Water
Eating the right foods and drinking enough water are essential to gaining desirable and flawless skin. I’m sure it is fairly obvious that wanting the perfect skin and binge eating and drinking sugary substances e.g. “Coca Cola”and “McDonalds” isn’t the right way of going about it. Vitamins A, C & E in particular are the essentials in everyday life, just by eating simple vegetables and fruits more than usual for a consistent period of time are bound to make your skin flourish, and also improve your body as an added bonus. Berry fruits are especially high in vitamins and anti-oxidants as this prevents wrinkles from appearing. Also, oily fish are beneficial as they moisturize the body from the inside…just by being eaten with a lovely marinade or however you desire. Vitamins can also be applied topically for the same effects. Try Clear Essence Lemon Plus Vitamin C line to add natural ingredients into the skin and prevent aging lines and wrinkles. Our Swiss Complex Collagen with Vitamin E Creme is a great moisturizer to replenish the skin with essential vitamins. From Clear Essence’s exclusive Adure Line, all three vitamins A, C and E are used within the Adure Natural Fairness Creme. 8-10 cups of water are expected to be consumed daily as this is how much the body desires in order to reduce any type of wrinkle.
Coconuts and Juice
By massaging coconut oil on the face each night, one can naturally and easily remove wrinkles. Like almond oil, it nourishes and moisturizes the skin allowing old skin cells to turn into fresh and developed skin. By mixing rose water, glycerine and lime juice in equal parts into a ‘face mask’ applied overnight and then washing in the morning with lukewarm water allows the mixture to seep in and moisturize every pore whilst sleeping.
Wrinkles are a major issue concerning women in today’s society. It is evident that the longing for flawless, young and desirable skin is a daily burden. Plastic surgery seems to be the only solution in this day and age, and even this, can leave lasting austere problems in the aftermath. However, with trillions of “natural” […]
Aging is inevitable, and as we get older, the effects of aging on our bodies becomes more apparent. Generally, our skin starts to age while we are in our twenties, but it should take several decades for that aging to catch up to us and become visible. Today, however, the effects of aging are usually all too visible for everyone to see.
Common effects of aging on the skin are wrinkles, age spots, and dryness. As we age, our skin produces less oil, which leaves our skin vulnerable to the climate and, therefore, extreme drying. People also generally experience thinner skin due to skin fat loss, which leaves skin with less volume and fullness. Unfortunately, gravity also has its effect, and begins to pull everything down. Clear Essence Alpha Hydroxy Line gives an immediate lift while building collagen, elastin and hydration and removing dead skin cells.
Contrary to popular belief, there are ways to combat the appearance and severity of skin aging. First and foremost is the regulation of sun exposure. Direct sunlight is one of the biggest contributors to premature aging. To avoid the effects of sun damage, wear an SPF of 15 or higher every day and wear protective clothing. The sun is potent all year long. Also, avoid false sunlight and UV rays in tanning beds and sun lamps. Such lights can prove even more harmful than normal sunlight. Clear Essence My Natural Beauty Moisturizing Lotion with SPF 15 is the perfect protection from harmful sun rays throughout the year and also aids in maintaining beautiful skin tones. Try Clear Essence Skin Beautifying Milk with SPF 15 to stay protected while evening out dark spots, hyperpigmentation and uneven skin tones.
Cigarettes are arguably the biggest contributor to deep wrinkles and premature aging after sun exposure. Prolonged smoking and inhalation increases the number of visible fine lines and wrinkles, skin takes longer to heal, and pigmentation and age spots become apparent. Nicotine constricts the blood vessels and decreases oxygen flow to the skin, essentially cutting off a healthy nutrient supply. The best thing to do to combat the signs of aging that cigarettes create is by quitting.
If you have heard the myth that facial exercise will maintain facial health in the future, you should probably stop now. Studies have shown that repetitive facial motions only serve to increase fine lines and wrinkles in the future. Also, try to mix up your sleeping positions. If you always sleep with your cheek on the pillow in the same way, your skin will wrinkle easier as you age.
One of your best defenses against aging skin is a healthy, balanced diet. Keep your diet loaded with essential oils, fish, olives, nuts, whole grains, fruits and vegetables, total fats (as opposed to saturated fats), water, tea, reduced-fat dairy products and supplements such as Zinc. Furthermore, keep your skin hydrated at all times. This will aid in the skin’s natural defense system against damaging free radicals. To help hydrate your skin, try one of our Clear Essence Skincare Moisturizers that will lock in excess water to keep skin smooth and firm.
So, although we will all eventually experience aging, you can slow the process. Just be smart about what you are putting in your body, and be aware of what you are exposing your skin to.
Aging is inevitable, and as we get older, the effects of aging on our bodies becomes more apparent. Generally, our skin starts to age while we are in our twenties, but it should take several decades for that aging to catch up to us and become visible. Today, however, the effects of aging are usually […]
So you want great skin, but you’re unsure where to begin? No need to worry. We’ve figured it out for you. Simply follow the easy steps below. Under each skin type, we will specify the types of products each skin type requires. Soon, you’ll be on your way to healthy, glowing skin.
Daily Skin Care Regimen
1. Cleanse (AM and PM)
2. Tone (optional, depending on skin condition)
3. Treat (AM and PM, different products for AM and PM)
4. Moisturize (AM; PM may be optional depending on Step 3)
5. Protect/Sunscreen (AM; may be combined with Step 4)
Weekly Skin Care Regimen
1. Exfoliator (if your Daily Regimen is not exfoliating)
2. Mask (no need for Exfoliator if mask is exfoliating)
Product Tips for each Skin Type
Normal Skin: Skin with a clear, supple surface that is neither dry nor oily.
Use products that don’t strip your skin of moisture. Mild cleansers and light moisturizers with sunscreen work best. Clear Essence Skin Beautifying Milk with SPF 15 is the perfect moisturizer for any skin type to even out the skin tone while being light enough for AM and PM use. Toner isn’t required. Treatment creams can vary with normal skin types depending on how aggressive you would like to be. Try Clear Essence Medicated Cleansing Bar with Exfoliates to remove dead skin cells once a week or daily depending on your preference and your skin’s reaction.
Oily Skin: Skin with overactive sebaceous glands; often with enlarged pores.
The key to achieving balanced skin is using the right products to help your skin maintain the ideal amount of oil in the skin. Toners often help to remove more oil that cleansers alone remove. Try Clear Essence Anti Aging Toner Astringent with Alpha Hydroxy Acid to keep skin matte and oil-free. Look for light, oil-free moisturizers with sunscreen, or try a powdered sunscreen. The challenge with oily skin is to find a SPF that doesn’t feel heavy on the skin and create more oil. Clear Essence Skin Beautifying Milk with SPF 15 combines your moisturizer and SPF into one making it easy to protect your skin and not feel oily all day. For a treatment when fading dark spots and hyperpigmentation, use a gel or serum based product such as Clear Essence Advanced Complex Fade Gel or Clear Essence Skin Lightening Serum.
Dry Skin: Skin that produces a low level of sebum and struggles to retain moisture.
By using the right moisturizing products, you can trap water in the skin and even repair the damaged lipid barrier. Stick with gentle, creamy cleansers and look for moisturizers with Vitamin E or natural oils. In the evening you can use a heavier cream to help boost the moisture in the skin. Clear Essence My Natural Beauty Moisturizing Lotion with SPF 15 not only hydrates the skin but it help to transform the skin.
Combination Skin: Skin that needs both moisture and oil to reach a healthy balance.
Combination skin often experiences oiliness in what is called the T-zone area. This can include the forehead, nose, and chin. The cheeks are often dry or very dry. The right products are essential to achieve balance without over-drying or over-moisturizing the skin. Gentle foaming cleansers work best. Moisturizers vary, depending on which side of the combo side you lean to, oily or dry. For the cleanser try Clear Essence Blemish Control Wash Formula. This cleanser will help balance the skin while keeping it clean without stripping the skin of all it’s moisture.
Sensitive Skin: Skin that is thin or fine-textured and is prone to irritation and/or allergic reactions.
Sensitive skin may be easily irritated for a variety of reasons. Being aware of how your skin reacts to specific products and making sure you limit those reactions will keep your skin happy. Always test products on a patch of skin other than your face, such as the elbow or inside of your wrist, when first trying a product. Look for products that specifically say, “safe for sensitive skin” or “all natural ingredients.” Chemical-free products also tend to cause fewer reactions. Clear Essence Lemon Plus Vitamin C line is perfect for those with sensitive skin due to its all natural ingredients. The main active ingredients include lemon extract, licorice extract and of course, Vitamin C.
So you want great skin, but you’re unsure where to begin? No need to worry. We’ve figured it out for you. Simply follow the easy steps below. Under each skin type, we will specify the types of products each skin type requires. Soon, you’ll be on your way to healthy, glowing skin. Daily Skin Care […]