A Skin Care Blog Aiming at Curing Common Skin Problems

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Hi, I’m Kathy, and welcome to my skin care blog about common skin conditions and the products and remedies that aim at treating them!  I like to express my views on the industry and help anyone who needs guidance in finding the best products and skin treatments.  I also have a library of information about skin ailments, as well as an entire section that breaks down the best ingredients in skin care products.

As a long time buyer of skin products and a believer in home remedies, I’ve put my experience and expertise to work on this very blog.  Over 40 years of trial and error, testing, and just living life has led me to create a library of information that people can use to figure out “whats wrong” with their skin, and more importantly, find a solution that can act as a short or long term treatment to cure whatever is ailing you.

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Atrophic Scars

atrophic scars
Atrophic scars are related to loss of muscle or fat and the insufficient production of collagen. The appearance is that of a sunken recess and they develop after diseases like acne, chickenpox, staphylococcus, surgery and / or accidents. In most cases they are developed because the original wound did not heal properly.

These scars are of permanent nature if left untreated. To begin with what each person can do, the first thing is to exercise proper skin care. Scar tissue may become sensitive therefore, all skin care products should be mild and gentle cleansers preferably liquid. They should be effective in removing the excess oil and any bacteria without producing skin inflammation.

Bar soaps and other cosmetics that may result to skin dryness should be avoided, and when bathing there should be no hard scrubbing and no rubbing the skin dry. All these will cause irritation to the scar tissue and remove the most essential moisture. Moisturizing products that are designed for sensitive skin should be used as long as they are free of scents, dyes or any other possible allergens.

The best way to treat atrophic scars is laser treatments. Especially facial scars are safely and effectively removed with the application of high energy pulsed or carbon dioxide laser. They are designed to vaporize tissue without any damage to the surrounding skin that is not targeted. They can also be adjusted to remove as much or as little scar tissue as required.

Other options available for medical intervention include subcision, collagen fillers, chemical peels and hyaluronic acid fillers. A cream containing tretinoin or other kind of retinoid may also be prescribed by a physician for the purpose of stimulating collagen production for small and fine scars. Skin camouflaging cosmetics may also be used to improve the appearance.

Especially in the case of acne there may be a significant psychological distress involved in the creation of atrophic scars. Conditions like low self-esteem, anxiety, depression may be present and therefore, along with treating acne, medical intervention is imperative to deal with these conditions.

Alternative treatments for atrophic scars include aloe vera gel, honey, onion extracts and lemon juice. It is strongly recommended that none of these procedures are followed without prior consultation with the attending physician. Similarly make-shift solutions and homemade remedies are to be avoided.

Atrophic scars may be easier to remove and get rid of than the other kinds, but they still require two key elements. Patience and persistence. It will take some time for the skin to return to its original state and it will require obedience to the doctor’s orders and compliance to his advice and guidance. It is a stressful situation but there is no need to lose your head and go for solutions that may actually worsen the situation.

The Importance of Retinol in Anti Aging Products

There are many ingredients in wrinkle creams nowadays that claim to have all kinds of miraculous effects on aged skin. The only ingredient which has been scientifically proven to be the most effective and possibly the only one that actually makes a difference is Retinol. Celebrities like Jennifer Aniston swear by it and have used it consistently for many years. This chemical is mostly found in more expensive, high end products and hence is only effective in those or similar formulations. This goes a long way to say that every wrinkle cream does not contain this and the cheaper ones may not contain it at all. If you are looking for reasons to start using Retinol creams for what ails your skin, then keep reading.

Skip A Trip To The Dermatologist

Everyone is busy nowadays and most women (even if they do not work) don’t have time for official dermatologist appointments that actually cost a lot of money to tell you something you already know. Not to mention that prescription medicines for age-related skin issues may actually be more detrimental than you are willing to allow. Since these types of medicines are quick acting and are more result-oriented, they might temporarily fix the problem only for it to come back later and worse. Not to mention commercial store-bought products are not going to work on you if you have been applying these prescription creams and ointments. Simply pick up a nice wrinkle cream from the drugstore and you are good to go.

Don’t Worry About Its Performance In Sunlight

Retinol is a chemical that is specifically designed to do the most good at night. It is included in many night repair serums and creams and you are not really supposed to go out in sunlight with it. In the case of most popular wrinkle day creams nowadays, women often wonder if the sun is undoing all the benefits of the cream. It is best to ditch the hassle and opt for Retinol at night. There is no research to deduce whether this ingredient makes your skin sensitive to the sun but all the pointers indicate that this is not really the case. It has about the same effect as a facial scrub when exposed to the sun.

If No Other Anti-Aging Chemical Has Worked For You

Most women complain that the endless arrays of creams that they buy have literally little or no effect on their deep set wrinkles and laugh lines. While such issues as well as marks and age spots might be difficult to remove, Retinol has certainly had more success doing so than many other products out there. It can be purchase rather cheaply and may even end up costing you less than prescription creams. Now that the anti-aging fad has hit TV and magazines, cheaper versions of the more expensive wrinkle creams are now available. You will feel your pores unclogged and a newer, fresher layer of skin revealed. The action is not abrasive but deep-acting and it definitely works the fastest.

Drinking Water for Good Skin

Why Drinking Water is good for your skin

The fact that our skin too is an organ and just like all the other parts of the body it too is made up of cells and skin cells are very similar to other cells of the body as they are all made up of water. All the organs of the body need water to function properly.

Water is lost in large quantities everyday and also the truth is that water reaches the other organs before it reaches to the skin so you need to make sure that you drink sufficient water that keeps you hydrated at all times.

If the skin is not getting enough water then the lack of hydration will dry out the skin and make it tight and flaky and drier skin are more prone to early wrinkling.

Water is essential for maintaining the skin moisture and forDrinking Water for Skin Health delivering the essential nutrients to the skin cells. It helps in replenishment of the skin and increases the elasticity. This overall helps in prevention from premature aging and sometimes it delays the natural aging o the skin too.

Water is by far the best and the cheapest form of skin care product that, it is the best replacement for all those off-shelf anti-aging creams; it keeps the skin hydrated and enhances the complexion. It is recommended that a person must drink at least 8 glasses of water daily. If you are drinking an adequate amount of water you wouldn’t need any creams to reduce signs of aging.

Drinking substantial water fights many skin disorders like wrinkles, eczema and psoriasis. It also helps in increasing the metabolic rate and improves the digestive system that flushes out all the toxins of the body. This then gives you a very healthy and a radiant skin.

Secondly, a healthy diet and drinking lots of water helps in reducing acne. Though the exact cause of acne is unknown but according to the dermatologists acne occurs when the skin pore collapses onto itself and blocks the oil from exiting the sebaceous gland on the skin. There are various reasons why you can face acne;

  • Stress: how stress worsens acne, the reason is unknown but some scientists believe that cells that produce sebum have receptors for stress hormones. Sebum is the oily substance that mixes with the dead skin cells and bacteria to clog the hair follicles leading to pimples. You would notice that acne flares up in among college students when they are faced with exam tests.
  • Vitamin Deficiency: According to a research many people who have acne tend to have lower levels of vitamins A and D as compared with people without acne.
  • Not Drinking Sufficient Water: Many people do not drink an adequate amount of water which leads to dryness and other skin problems. Drinking water helps in flushing the toxins and maintaining the skin moisture. This helps in preventing from premature aging and drier skin.

You must drink plenty of water for a healthy and vibrant looking skin. There is no need to spend huge amounts of money on skin products when the best skin-care product is water!