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Exfoliating: Why you need to do it

In today’s busy world, one has to be on ones toes in order to survive. Most of us have a hard time trying to organize our day in a way which involves both being productive and healthy. For example, on average, people have less than an hour to prepare for their day. One has to cram enough healthcare to last a whole day’s worth of work and stress. So exfoliating seems to be hard work for many.

 

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It’s only natural, then, that we would fail to do so very well. It’s completely fine to let yourself slack off on hygiene once in a while. However, it can be very dangerous for your body if done on a regular basis. For example, your skin does not need constant attention since it has numerous features of its own specifically designed to keep it in good shape. Our oil pores, for example, keep the skin sufficiently moisturized so that the cells on our epidermis do not die, leaving behind a layer of corpse cells that stick to our face.

However, it does happen over time even when our oil pores are functioning properly. It can sometimes happen when dust particles shut off your sweat pores and oil glands, causing your skin to dry up. The solution to this problem is also very simple: exfoliating. Exfoliating is not a very complex method in itself. Originating in ancient Egypt, exfoliating is used to get rid of the dead skin cells on one’s outermost skin. An agent is often used to get rid of the dead skin cells on the the skin without damaging any nerve endings or causing permanent damage to the living cells in the skin.

 

 

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Other forms of exfoliating include waxing, which, as a byproduct of getting rid of your hair, also gets rid of the dead skin cells clustered on the surface of your skin. Although waxing is not a conventional form of exfoliation, it is very much so. This can be used for most of your body, but as many readers might be wondering, is it good for your face? The answer to that question depends solely on the type of wax you are using, as that can make a major difference. Some acids in the wax could make the skin on your face redder than it is supposed to be. Hot wax could cause more damage to your face than good, as it would damage a lot of cells on your face before it cools down enough to be peeled off.

Shaving is also classified as a means of exfoliating your skin. When we shave, the strokes of our shaving brush alone remove a lot of the dead skin cells on the surface. Later, the double-edged razor blades strip off the thin layer of dead skins as they strip off hair. This is why shaving often makes us look fresher and makes our skin glow.

 

Exfoliating and Acne Treatment

Exfoliating, as many people know, is a very good way to ward off acne. Although it is generally believed that acne is something only preteens and young adults suffer from, it can persist for a long time in certain types of skins. Which in turn would keep the cells relaxed and the skin healthy. This can play a major role in acne treatment for there are a lot of regimens that one could follow in order to keep ones skin in good shape and to keep oneself away from acne, but the usage of those and how helpful each of those would be to you depends totally on the type of skin you have, as there are a varying amount of skin types across the globe and sometimes the differences can be startling but to get the best results, it is important that one refers to a dermatologist.

Do you exfoliate regularly?

 

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How to Cleanse, Tone and Moisturize Properly

I don’t think there is any skincare routine that doesn’t include a good cleanse, tone and adequate moisturizing. And as important as those 3 are, some people either don’t do them correctly or neglect them all together.

It may seem strange to think that some people don’t know how to cleanse, tone and moisture properly but it really does happen. That’s why I thought I should outline the step by step process so that you get the full benefit of your skincare routine.

 

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Step #1 – Wash Your Face

Choose a mild soap and wash your face with lukewarm water. Take note not to be over-enthusiastic about the temperature of the water you use to wash your face. The water must not be so hot as to hurt your face or so cold to freeze your skin.

Make sure that you choose a soap that is not too harsh on your skin. Most soaps contain chemicals that may cause you skin irritation so be careful with the kind of soap you use.

 

Step #2 – Apply a Cleanser

You need to also exercise caution with the type of cleanser you go with. There are 3 different skin types: dry, combination and oily skin. So you should buy a cleanser that goes with your skin type. If you have sensitive skin, choose a cleanser that is not harsh as it may irritate your skin.

Soak a cotton ball with the cleanser and gently apply it on your face. It’s better to do this in circular motions so that it goes into your pores and takes all the dirt out effectively.

If you have dry skin, it’s better to use an oil based cleanser so that your skin doesn’t dry up. If you have oily skin then you should go for a cleanser that helps reduce oil production.

Make sure that you avoid letting the cleanser anywhere near your eyes so that it won’t burn.

 

Step #3 – Apply a Toner

The next step is to tone. Toning helps to shrink pores and improve the complexion of your skin. You also need to be careful with the type of toner you buy. Make sure you choose a toner that works well with your skin type.

Soak a cotton ball with the toner and gently apply it all over your face, taking care not to get any toner in your eyes.

 

 

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Step #4 – Moisturize

This is the final step to your skincare routine. Moisturizing is what will help give you that youthful look. It keeps your skin hydrated and smooth. Moisturizers that have UV protection are a bonus as that kind of moisturizer will help protect you from the harmful effects of the sun.

There are different moisturizers for each skin type. With dry skin, you need to apply extra moisturizer to keep your skin hydrated. There are specially formulated moisturizers for those with oily skin as well.

Take a moisturizer in your hands and rub it gently over your face in circular motion. This will allow your skin to soak in the moisture. Apply extra care around your eyes as the skin there is very sensitive.

 

Skin Products

 

Skin Revivals Age Defying Hydro Crème-Gel

I am currently using this Skin Revivals Age-Defying Hydro Crème-Gel and I am loving it so much. It has the comfort of a cream and the cooling feel of a gel. And it feels so good on my skin. It goes for £14 for a 50ml jar.

 

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Here is the product description from Beauty Naturals website –

 

This ultra-light, luscious creme gel melts away on your skin and provides intense hydration and lasting comfort.

The cocktail of replenishing ingredients includes extracts of pomegranate and aloe vera to help revitalise and soothe redness.

 

 

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Clarol Products

I have been using Clarol products for some weeks now and I like them all. The products are Clarol SeboPure, Clarol Silver and Birch Exfoliating Face Wash, Clarol Conceal & Shield and Clarol Skin Flora Re-Balancing Serum. They are great for my skin. I have fallen in love with the Exfoliating Wash in particular. I think it smells amazing and leaves my skin clean and smooth.

Silver & Birch Exfoliating Wash costs £11.95 (75ml). Skin Flora Re-Balancing Serum is a vegan product and is FREE from perfume, parabens, triclosan, MI and SLS and costs £12.95 (50ml). Sebopure costs £12.95 (50ml).

 

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Defensil Rescue Serum

This Defensil Rescue Serum brings immediate relief to extreme dryness and itching. It is great for the current chilly weather we are experiencing. Defensil costs £9.95 for 75ml and it is available at Skin Shop.

 

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Liquorice Balm

This Liquorice Balm is a super smooth hypoallergenic lip balm containing an active extract of liquorice. I really like the way my lips feel after using this balm. It is definitely my go-to lip balm this winter. It is available from Skin Shop (link above) at £7.95 for 30g.

 

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How do you cleanse, tone and moisturise properly? Have you tried any of these products? Please share any skincare tips in the comments section.

Thanks for reading.

 

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Fashion and Style Police Reviews Sanex Zero%

I had the opportunity to try some Sanex Zero% products some days ago, for the first time. I like to treat my skin so I grabbed  the opportunity to review these skincare products with both hands.

 

 

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Sanex Zero% products contain natural moisturisers that leaves the skin feeling clean and fresh. The products also ensure the skin receives the best possible protection and care – perfect for braving the winter months.

I tried the 4 Sanex Zero% shower gels – Sensitive Skin, Dry Skin, Normal Skin and Anti-Pollution Shower Gel. Check out the product description for each shower gel below.

 

Sanex Zero% Anti-Pollution Shower Gel

Ever worried about the effect that everyday pollution can have on your skin, and therefore destined to hibernate indoor this winter? The NEW Anti-Pollution Face and Body Cleansing Gel contains a dermatologically tested formula that helps remove skin impurities that are caused by the pollution your skin is exposed to day-to-day, meaning you can enjoy everything that this season has to offer.

Sanex Zero% Sensitive Skin Shower Gel 250ml

This shower gel has fewer chemical ingredients and a mild, biodegradable formulation containing moisturisers of 100% natural origin. It contains the ingredients needed for a clean and moisturised skin, helping to keep your skin healthy whilst respecting the environment.

 

 

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Sanex Zero% Dry Skin Shower Gel

If your skin is feeling unusually dry this winter, why not give it some moisture by trying the Sanex Zero% Dry Shower Gel. The perfect solution, this product has added natural moisturisers and fewer chemicals, giving your skin a real boost as the days get darker.

 

Sanex Zero% Normal Shower Gel

Treat your skin to a gentle personal care routine with the Sanex Zero% Shower Gel. The specially developed formula containing natural moisturisers will not only leave your skin feeling clean and fresh, but also ensure your skin receives the best possible protection and care – perfect for braving those winter months.

 

 

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PROS
  1. I like the simple packaging.
  2. These products are super affordable with prices ranging from  £2.19 – £3.19.
  3. No parabéns, no colourants or soap.
  4. There is a shower gel for every skin type.
  5. The shower gels lather well and leave the skin very moisturised.
  6. The anti-perspirant kept my underarms dry and smelling great for the whole day.

 

CONS

None

 

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Overall, I really like these products and I recommend them to everyone. Your skin needs some extra TLC, and Sanex may be all you need to get your skincare routine in shape. This is my first time trying the Sanex brand and I will definitely be shopping the brand again.

What do you think? Have you tried any of these products before? Please sound off in the comments section below.

Thanks for reading. Have a great day!

 

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