Skin Care Tips for Gym Enthusiasts

Posted by Ada Hersko on September 07, 2016 0 Comments

Have you ever wondered how going to the gym can affect your skin? Just imagine how many people use the gym every day. When you touch the machines or the weights, you may pick up or transfer bacteria from your hands. Then your hands may touch your face, making it easier for you to breakout.

Here are some skin care tips to help you manage your acne that is potentially caused by working out at the gym.  

Remember to rehydrate

You need to always stay hydrated during your workout. When you exercise, your skin loses water by sweating. This makes your skin dehydrated, causing dead skin cells to accumulate, which then can lead to clogged pores. Bring a water bottle and make sure to remind yourself to rehydrate throughout your workout. 

Pull your hair back

If you have long hair, it is a good idea to pull it back away from your face. You can use a headband or pull your hair into a ponytail. If you use a headband, make sure to pull it further back in your hairline. This will prevent breakouts on your forehead. Your sweat as well as any potential hair products can clog your pores and lead to acne. 

Avoid touching your face

You may not notice it but your hands may be touching your face during your workout. If you have not washed your hands, there is a high chance that you can transfer bacteria from your hands onto your face.

Always have a small towel while you are exercising. You can use your clean towel to absorb the sweat from your face. 

Wash your hands with soap

Bacteria can be found all over the gym. You can’t see it but it’s there. To avoid skin infections and acne, you should wash your hands with soap. Check if your gym has hand sanitizer available. You can also make sure the machine is wiped down before and after you use it. Don’t forget to wash your hands after you use the bathroom and after your workout. 

Clean your face after working out

After your workout, you will need to wash your face with a gentle cleanser. Choose a cleanser that have ingredients such as glycolic acid or tea tree oil. These ingredients can prevent your pores from clogging.

Try not to rub your skin with your towel, instead, gently pat dry. When you’re exercising, your blood circulation increases, making your skin more sensitive. 

Change your clothes immediately

Don’t forget to change out of your sweaty clothes after your workout. When you sweat, all of your toxins come out and gets soaked into your clothes. If you don’t change your clothes, the pores on your body can get clogged, leading to body acne. Make sure to shower and change into clean clothes. 

Wear flip-flops when you shower

If you decide to shower at the gym, you may want to wear rubber flip-flops while showering. Bacteria can circulate on the floors of the showers. Not just bacteria but there can be fungus, mold or algae growing in the corners of the shower. Keep your feet clean by wearing waterproof shoes while you shower.

Avoid taking hot showers

It may feel good to take a hot shower after a hard workout but you may want to reconsider. A hot shower can strip your skin of all the natural oils, leaving your skin dry and itchy. Instead, take a short shower with lukewarm water.

Provide your skin with moisturizer

As you know by now, your skin needs to be hydrated. To make sure it is fully hydrated, moisturize your face and body after washing and showering. Make sure to choose a moisturizer that is right for your skin.

If you have oily skin, it is a good idea to find a moisturizer that is oil-free. This will help prevent your skin from breaking out.

When your skin is sensitive or more acne prone, it is important to take the extra steps to protect your skin, especially after using the gym. Maintaining proper skin care will help you better manage your acne.

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Summer Skincare Tips: Avoiding Sun Damage

Posted by Ada Hersko on June 20, 2016 0 Comments

Summertime can mean fun in the sun, but you better be careful about how much time you spend in the sun.  Overexposure to the sun can lead to sunburns, premature aging of the skin, and skin cancer, including melanoma. The hours between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. daylight savings time (9 a.m. to 3 p.m. standard time) are the most hazardous for UV exposure in the United States. UV rays are the greatest during the late spring and early summer.

Tell-tale signs of sun damage are over-excessive freckling (sun spots) on the skin, wrinkling, and ongoing redness and possible rash. More than half of sun damage cases can lead to skin cancer. 

Light skinned and light eyed individuals are at most risk. (red-heads and blondes) as well people who are outdoors quite a bit. Tanning beds can also be dangerous to the skin and carry a higher risk of a melanoma threat. Using a daily sunscreen or moisturizer of SPF 30 and SPF 50 or more when at the pool or outdoors is recommended. You also need to reapply sunscreen every couple of hours throughout the day.

Here are some other tips to help protect your skin this summer:

Summer sun. In combination with the heat, humidity, and air conditioning – will wreak havoc on your skin. Moisturize with SPF before sun, and use a richer lotion after sun, after bath, and before bed to keep skin hydrated, soft, and smooth.

Keep hydrated. Drink water throughout the day. If you're on the go, try bringing a bottle and a container of fresh fruit on the go to prevent dehydration and heat stroke.

Exfoliate. Depending on your skin type, exfoliate either 1-2 times a week if you're dry and 2-3 times a week if you're oily to help shed dead skin buildup and slough off previous sun damage. Doing so helps rejuvenate skin, leaving it soft and brighter.

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Skincare Resolutions for 2016

Posted by Ada Hersko on February 02, 2016 0 Comments

It is never to late to give your skincare regime an overhaul. Make these new year resolutions to achieve healthy, radiant skin.

Protect your skin: Use a sunscreen daily and re-apply every time you go out. Harmful sunrays make your skin darker and cause pigmentation, premature wrinkles and early ageing. Apply a sunblock with a sun protection factor of at least 30 liberally on all exposed areas of your body.

Have your daily dose of vitamins and minerals: Opt for green leafy vegetables, fresh fruits and nuts daily. Add vitamins and antioxidants to fulfil the required quota your diet can't give you.

Follow a regular skincare regime: Just keeping to a simple cleansing-toning-moisturising routine twice a day with good quality products can make a marked difference to your skin. Begin by using a make-up remover, then a deep cleanser, a toner to close pores and smooth on a nourishing moisturiser. The products should be suitable for your skin type. 

Take off make-up at night: Make-up mixed with facial oil and dirt can clog pores and cause pimples. Cosmetics left on skin for too many hours leave skin unable to breathe and trap free radicals that damage it. Wash your face once you get home. Try Love Line Platinum Make-up Remover that removes water-resistant make-up, while protecting skin, leaving it fresh and clean with no greasy residue.

Moisturise daily: Massage in a moisturiser or body butter on your entire body daily after a shower. It is good to apply virgin coconut oil all over, including hair, once a week. Wash off after 1-2 hours.

Exfoliate regularly: This keeps the build-up of dead cells to a minimum and allows skin to maintain a constant glow and vitality. For best results, exfoliate once or twice a week. Those with mature or acne-prone skin should do a light fruit acid peel once every 3-4 weeks. Don't forget that the body also needs exfoliation, preferably once a week. Try Love Line Caress Pro-Age Gentle Peeling to remove dead cells and purify, exposing new, younger-looking, supple skin.  

Get your beauty sleep: Sleep at least eight hours each night. When you sleep your body recovers by repairing as well as removing toxins that are detrimental to skin. Sufficient sleep also keeps dark circles at bay.

Keep your hands off your face: It is very tempting to squeeze a pimple, but just touching the skin brings germs and dirt to it. Best to clean the spot with an antibacterial wash and apply anti-acne creams or lotion twice a day till it dries up. If it is a large painful nodule or out of control acne, see a dermatologist as soon as you can. The sooner you clear the acne, the fewer scars there will be on the face.

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8 Simple Tips To Look Beautiful Without Makeup

Posted by Ada Hersko on January 21, 2016 0 Comments

If you were to ask any lady about that one thing in common which all women share, the answer would be easy to come by – Makeup! Isn’t it? And if your next question was to be ‘Do you have any skin problems?’ chances are most ladies would reply in the affirmative.

While makeup is surely a woman’s prerogative, having beautiful skin is something we all aim for. And the good news is that you don’t always need makeup to look beautiful. Find it hard to believe? Well, here I’m going to give you 8 simple tips on how to look beautiful without makeup.

1. Drink Water:

Definitely the first and most important trick is to drink plenty of water each day, no matter what the season, since this glass of water will be way more beneficial to you than any makeup product you may choose to invest in.

2. Moisturize:

Love your moisturizer, ladies. The more you keep your skin moisturized and nourished, the more you can prevent the arrival of wrinkles and dry saggy skin. Make sure you moisturize your face and neck region, as well as your hands and feet, as these are the areas that show the first signs of ageing. Try Love Line Caress Pro-Age Mega Mask Night Cream made with apple seed extract, omega-3 and milk protein to radically improve skin condition.

3. Use a Face Wash:

Use a face wash daily to remove all dirt and pollution from your face and any traces of leftover makeup products as well. Washing your face daily, preferably once in the morning and once before going to bed, will help open up your pores and give your skin that fresh feeling. Try Love Line Caress Pro-Age Cleansing Milk to gently remove make-up and environmental dirt and grime. 

4. Use a Toner:

Using a toner should be an essential part of your daily skin care regimen. While most of us go for the cleaning and moisturizing routine, we almost always end up being too lazy or forgetful about the toner and that’s where the problem lies. A toner will help tighten your skin and your pores and also remove any traces of oil or grease. Try Love Line Platinum - Alcohol Free Toner to purify and refine your skin.

5. Shampooing Your Hair:

Using a shampoo every alternate day or once in about 3 days will make sure that your hair looks fresh and clean. Greasy hair will automatically give you an overall dirty and unkempt look; while freshly cleaned hair makes a huge difference.

6. Applying Sunscreen:

While we all know the benefits of using a sunscreen daily, most of us do tend to give it a miss, especially if we’re in a hurry and there’s not too much sun out there. This definitely is a skin-care and beauty disaster, as the ever-present harmful rays of the sun will continue causing damage to your skin. If you want to keep your skin looking naturally beautiful and healthy, you have to use the sunscreen daily; there’s just no other option.

7. Hot Water with Lemon:

We all love that first cup in the morning, right? Now try switching that cup of tea or coffee with a hot/warm cup of water and a slice of lemon. Having this first thing in the morning will flush out toxins from your body and will reduce chances of any skin sensitivities. This will also help keep your body stay hydrated and add that bit of glow to your skin.

8. Exfoliate:

Regularly exfoliating your skin will ensure removal of dry and dead skin cells to reveal a clean and glowing skin.

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5 Secret Skin Care Tips

Posted by Ada Hersko on January 04, 2016 0 Comments

There are quite a few skin care tips we consider standard practice, like always wear sunscreen daily, and never pick ... ever! But there are also plenty of ways to keep your skin nourished and glowy that fly under the radar.  Here are some little-known, must-try tips for great skin.

1) Avoid Going Product-Heavy on Problem Spots
One of the most common mistakes to make is picking a pesky pimple, but you can still cause damage even without poking and popping. If you have a breakout, apply a drying lotion once a day, not several times throughout the day. Too much lotion may cause your skin to get flaky and dry, causing the pimple to take longer to heal.

2) Take Extra Precaution on Planes
Flying is extra harsh on the skin for what seems like an obvious reason: dry cabin air. But that's not the only factor that can contribute to a less-than-stellar in-flight complexion; germs and bacteria (on seat belts, door handles, tray tables), and even sun or light radiation exposure can cause damage. To combat these elements, keep three products handy and using them throughout the flight: facial cleansing wipes, toner or hydrating spray, and eye cream.

3) Ask for the Right Treatment
To help prevent dull skin, enlarged pores and wrinkles, get a professional facial at least once every four to six weeks. But because monthly trips to the spa are not exactly schedule- or budget-friendly, here are her tricks for getting the most out of each treatment: Make sure it includes some type of physical exfoliation, like microdermabrasion -- dry or wet. If that is not an option, then try a chemical exfoliation like a gentle glycolic peel.

4) Give Equal Skin Care Love to All Your Body Parts
Don't skimp on your skin care by only focusing on your face. The neck, chest, back and even the backs of your hands will benefit from some extra TLC. For your neck, chest and the backs of your hands, you can simply extend your face regimen -- which should include everything from exfoliation to hydration and, of course, SPF. To avoid blackheads and clogged pores on your back, Vanessa recommends scrubbing with a loofah in the shower.

5) Eat Your Way to a Killer Complexion
"You are what you eat" isn't exactly a brand-new mantra, but because diet trends are often in flux, we figured it was worth another mention. Greens, berries, avocados, salmon, almonds, flaxseed -- all high in antioxidants, omegas and vitamins -- have been known to help your skin stay healthy from the inside out. Avoid fried foods, dairy and sugar, which all can cause congestion in the body and the skin.

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