Monday, September 24, 2007


Cleanliness is essential for maintaining healthy skin.
It is surprising how we can create problems for our skin without ever being aware of what the causes are.

Many people don't realize how many times throughout the day they touch their face with their hands.
If our hands were totally clean throughout the day this wouldn't be so much of a problem but this isn't reasonable.
We touch everything from shopping trolleys to car steering wheels that are never cleaned.
We touch items in the office or in the workplace that don't get cleaned from one month to the next.

All these germs that we pick up on our hands throughout the day get transferred to our face whenever we touch it and from there they get into the pores of our skin and cause irritations, blackheads and similar skin problems.

Sometimes even the cleaners that we use on our face can cause problems, particularly with people who have sensitive skin where many products are too harsh.

Your skin should always be treated with care and handled delicately as constant demands on it will mean changes that are irreversible as you age.

With the face, where the skin is most sensitive on the majority of people you should take extra care and this might mean making simple changes that can have a dramatic effect over a lifetime.

Simply patting your skin to dry it, rather than rubbing it will a towel can reduce stretching, wrinkles and more when the combined actions of doing this are added up over a number of years.

If you find that you are getting breakouts on one side of your face or another, then you will need to consider what might be causing this.
Do you lean on your hand at work?
Do you answer the telephone from that side all the time?
When you answer these questions you might just find what is causing your problem and it could be as simple as having a dirty phone or dirty hand that you always lean on.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007


You'd think that we would all know how to clean our face; after all we do it every day.

During the course of our daily routines we get a build up of many different impurities on our face that can clog the pores and give us a washed out complexion.

These impurities come from grime, makeup, sunscreen, excess sebum and many other sources.
Some of these are a result of the area we live in and others are a result of the way we live.
Many of us touch our face throughout the day and many impurities that are on our hands get transferred to our face each time we touch it.

We can be in the habit of leaning on our chin at the office or even touching between our eyebrows with the end of a finger as we adjust our sunglasses.

All these actions can lead to a build up of dirt that can block our pores.

For these reasons it is important that we cleanse our skin, and washing it at least twice a day is essential to keep the skin clean and healthy and allow it to breathe.

You will need to get a skin cleanser that suits your skin, as some of them can be too harsh for people with sensitive skin.

It is best to test samples of skin cleansers after checking that you have selected a cleanser that is appropriate for your skin type.

Look at the label of the cleanser and see whether it is recommended for sensitive skin or if it is more suitable for oilier skin types.

Sensitive skin is often drier and a cleanser for oily skin will be too harsh and could cause a reaction.

By using a suitable cleanser each night you will be washing the impurities that have built up during the day from your pores.
This will allow you to sleep with a clean pillow in the night and not allow built up grime to create more problems for your skin.

Friday, September 7, 2007


It is very important to maintain good circulation of the blood for your skin to remain healthy and your complexion to look well as you age.

As we age our circulation system pumps the blood more slowly throughout the body and along with a reduction in circulation the skin becomes more dehydrated with the consequent degeneration in skin health.

Along with the slowing down of the circulation system the body makes fewer new cells and the cells that we do lose are replaced a lot slower.

Those cells that we do have also lose their ability to adhere to one another.

It makes sense then to try to increase your circulation system and one of the best ways to do this is by getting regular exercise.

Not only will this exercise improve your overall health but also improve your complexion as the increased flow of blood to the skin will also help it to remain hydrated and stave off wrinkles for little bit longer.

Any form of resistance training will also help to stimulate the muscles under the skin and this can have a similar effect to a mild facelift.

We tend tighten the muscles of the face when doing any form of resistance work or training and this helps to firm the face and give it a lift.

Maintaining a happy healthy life will be reflected in your face and will help to make you look considerably younger provided of course that you take care with the correct skin care products and keeping out of the sun where possible.

The older we get the more care we need to take of our skin, not only from the outside but also from the inside and the best way to take care of that is with good healthy blood circulation and remaining well hydrated.