Second Coming Of Baby Soft Skin

When a baby is born, she is blessed with beautiful and smooth skin because of vernix caseosa – a thick, white and wax-like substance often hailed as a baby’s “first beauty product”. This natural moisturizer and protectant covers, moisturizes and protects a baby’s delicate skin and develops on a baby’s skin while in the womb and stays on throughout until birth. The vernix also protects baby from infections: according to a publication in the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology, it contains antimicrobial proteins that are active against group B strep, E. coli and other common perinatal pathogens.Without the vernix’s protection, a newborn’s skin would be like a wrinkled prune – just think of your fingers developing wrinkles after swimming or taking a long bath.

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Trending Now: Twincosmetics

The traditional way of managing any skin problem is to go topical using creams, cleansers, moisturizers and other cosmetics as external skincare is the quickest method to deliver active ingredients to the skin. In the late 1980s, Swedish biochemist Ake Dahlgren pioneered the concept of skincare from within. Known as the Father of “Internal Skincare”, Dahlgren states that skin cells are capable of absorbing nutrients (bioavailability) – thus improving skin’s appearance. For example, phytoceramides capsules are now increasingly popular as an anti-aging supplement for preserving youthful skin. And the next big thing? Synthesized skincare or “bi-directional beauty” that combines ingestible supplements and topical applications into a 360-degree holistic system.

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Beautiful Skin – Eat’s The Way!

 Co-founder of Women To Women, Marcelle Pick, puts it aptly when she said that to nurture beautiful skin, the solution lies in “what you put in your body than what you put on your skin.” Nutricosmetics are natural health supplements formulated to support the structure, function, appearance and health of the skin, hair and nails by nourishing the body to bring out beauty from within. Swedish biochemist Ake Dahlgren, known as the Father of “Internal Skincare”, postulates that skin cells are capable of absorbing nutrients (bioavailability) – thus improving skin’s appearance. For example, phytoceramides are now widely regarded as a potent ingredient for preserving youthful and healthy skin, and are widely used in anti-aging skincare products. So you can literally eat your way to a lovely skin.

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Skincare Hacks For All Seasons

At zero degrees Celsius, the cold sucks out moisture from the skin making it more sensitive. Further drops in temperature will cause the skin to be dry, red and rough. Conversely, the rise in UV Index to level 6 during summer can cause sunburn in half an hour if you have fair skin and have not put on sunscreen. Seasons change – and so should our skincare regimen to keep the largest organ of our body healthy and youthful. “Just as you change your clothes with changing temperatures you should do the same with your skincare,” says dermatologist Dr Nick Lowe.

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Discover The Beauty Secret In This Plant

For centuries, gynostemmapentaphyllum (gynostemma in short, also known as jiaogulan) has been a famed herb acclaimed for its efficacy in remedying various ailments from treating hematuria to combating obesity to promoting longevity. A member of the cucumber family that grows mainly in Vietnam, Korea, China and Japan, it is also widely used in the skin and beauty care due to its powerful antioxidant properties and anti-aging effects on the skin. From a folk remedy to promoting longevity to an elixir of beauty, gynostemma does it all!

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Shattering Skincare Myths

 Myths are widely held ideas or practices that have no scientific or empirical basis and are usually based on traditional accounts passed down from earlier generations. Skincare has its own treasure trove of interesting narratives from fabled efficacies of certain flowers and plants, to the dos and don’ts of nurturing youthful and beautiful skin. For example, primrose oil has long been touted as a remedy for eczema although results of studies to date have been inconclusive. Below are several other common skincare misconceptions which you may want to rethink if they are on your list.

 

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Skincare In The Skies

Have you ever been on a long flight and dreaded the way you looked when you landed? Indeed, air travel tends to take its toll on the skin because of the dry pressurized cabin air which causes the skin to be dull and rough. Explaining the science of it, aesthetician Renée Rouleau says that low humidity leads air to replenish moisture “by pulling it from anything nearby — your skin included.” Thus dry complexions get worse while oily skin becomes greasier to make up for the loss of moisture. The good thing is that putting up a good skincare strategy when you’re flying high in the sky is quite easy!

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Treat Your Skin Right

There’s no shortage of information out there if you’re looking for help to take good care of your skin. But how do you decide which one to follow? To be sure, there is no one-solution-solves-all type of product in the market. There are several points to consider in your quest for the right skincare. The most important thing to know is your skin type so you’ll know what to look out for in your research. The five common skin types are: normal, sensitive, dry, oily and combination. You can find out your skin type by blotting a clean tissue on your face in the morning.

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Fuss-Free Daily Skincare

No matter how busy you are, when it comes to skincare, the price of neglect can be more painful than the demands of discipline and diligence. If you want skin that glows with a healthy radiance and remains soft and smooth, you need to adopt a few daily easy-to-do skincare habits which can go a long way in maintaining healthy and youthful skin. Washing your face in the morning is the most basic routine and a very important one, say cosmetic dermatologists. Firstly, your facial skin may accumulate environmental irritants such as dust and mold from the air conditioner, or dead skin cells and allergens on your pillowcase.

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