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5 Ways Your Workout Is Killing Your Skin

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What kills Skin?

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Exercise is great for the mind, body, and soul. Sure, OK, fine—but what about the breakouts? The chafing? And all the other bad stuff that go along with sweat dripping down your face? Sun also has bad effects and kills skin. Dermatologist Joshua Zeichner has solutions, so if you hate working out, you’ll have five excuses to skip your next Soul Cycle class.

BREAKOUTS

The issue: The accumulation of sweat, oil, and dirt can promote breakouts, especially around your chest, face, and back.

Quick fix: Don’t wear makeup to the gym, and cleanse with a gentle wipe after your workout if you can’t take a shower. Don’t let oil, dirt, and sweat sit on your skin.

ACNE

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The issue: You’re not wearing the right thing. Some T-shirts will get wet and thick with sweat, which promotes acne.

Quick fix: Wear breathable clothing. Furthermore, use more advanced fabrics in workout clothing which really help wick sweat away from your skin.

SUN DAMAGE

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The issue: Whether you’re outside or indoors, UV rays are exposing you.So, You are killing your skin . Running on a treadmill by a window at the gym doesn’t put you out of harm’s way.

Quick fix: Apply (and reapply) sunscreen. There are several sport sunscreen lotions, gels, sprays, and sticks that don’t drip.

CHAFING

The issue: Not to be gross, chronic rubbing of your skin causes chafing and irritation,  whether that’s skin on skin or clothing on skin.

Quick fix: you can apply moisturizers, ointments, Vaseline, or Aquaphor to your skin beforehand so there’s glide and no rubbing.

WRINKLES

The issue: People worry that the wear and tear from running can break down collagen and make skin saggy.

Quick fix: They didn’t prove yet whether it promotes premature aging or not. If you’re concerned, a low-impact activity might be  better.

Tips For a Healthy Skin

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Both women and men, want to have a skin that is acne free, glowing, and healthy. However, we all seem to neglect taking care of our skin due to the lack of time, money, and skin experts we can trust. Even though we need experts from time to time, but there are some basic things we can do in order to have a healthy skin and keep it that way.

In order to delay the aging process and prevent some serious skin problems, there are some tips that can benefit you. In the following, we will be telling you the most important ones.

Do not expose your skin to the sun for a long period of time

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In fact, the sun is known to be one of the main reasons why your skin gets full of wrinkles, spots, and infection. Staying away from it can help your skin rejuvenate. In addition, using sunscreen should be an essential part of your day because it has elements that keep the bad effect of the sun away.

Quit the smoking

Carmencitta Magazine - Tips For a Healthy Skin 3When you smoke, the blood vessels of your skin become narrower, which leads to the blood flow to decrease. This thing is the reason why smokers have wrinkles at young ages. In addition, Smoking has a bad effect on collagen and elastin; the fibers that give your skin strength and elasticity.

Water is the life to your skin

Carmencitta Magazine - Tips For a Healthy Skin 4Try, a much as you can, to increase your daily water intake. It is proven that, drinking water can be beneficial to your whole body, especially the skin. Moreover, our skin can sometimes become dehydrated due to high temperature, this is why water should be consumed on a regular basis to prevent bad looking skin.

Follow a healthy diet

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What goes in your mouth gets out on your skin. In fact, if you want your skin to look healthy, you should avoid eating fried food, junk food, and everything that is considered to be bad for your skin. Try to follow a healthy diet and add vitamin E to it.

 

Acne Scar Treatments

Top Dermatologists-Approved Acne Scar Treatments

There’s no secret ingredient or miracle gadget that makes acne scar totally disappear. In fact, a lot of what you think is acne scarring is really just hyper pigmentation rather than an actual change in the texture of the skin. In addition, there’s a bevy of gels, creams, and sheets that can bring that discoloration down. We asked top dermatologists to recommend the most effective of the bunch.

Skin Ceuticals C E Ferulic

Carmencitta-Magazine-Acne-Scar-Treatments-2With a blend of potent antioxidants, this serum is loved by beauty editors and dermatologists alike. Vitamin C plays a leading role, as well as it is a fatty vitamin that has both antioxidant and skin-protecting properties.

Caudalie Polyphenol C15 Anti-Wrinkle Defense Serum

Carmencitta-Magazine-Acne-Scar-Treatments-3Polyphenol, a type of antioxidant found in plant sources like green tea and citrus fruits, helps improve the discoloration that often accompanies acne.

EltaMD Skincare UV Clear Broad-Spectrum SPF 46

Carmencitta MAgazine - Acne Scar Treatments - 4When it comes to scarring, many doctors will tell you that prevention is the key. Wearing sunscreen daily is important.

Skin Medica Scar Recovery Gel

Of all the scar treatments out there, this one gets a gold star and a shining recommendation. Because of Its key ingredient, a trademarked complex which consists of herbs. Massage it on the scar twice a day for 90 days to find the wanted results.

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For existing acne scars that aren’t going anywhere and can’t be disguised by regular cover-up, dermatologists recommend Dermaflage, which is basically a concealer and a temporary dermal filler in one.

Scarguard MD

Carmencitta-Magazine-Acne-Scar-Treatments-7Silicone isn’t a new ingredient in scar treatments, but with everyone talking about “silicone sheeting,” it’s a buzzy one.

Eau Thermale Avène Cicalfate Restorative Skin Cream

Carmencitta-Magazine-Acne-Scar-Treatments-8.jThis cream is a dermatologist favorite across the board because it contains substance that coats and soothes the affected area. Also, it’s gentle enough to use every day.

Get Rid Of Sun Spots and Freckles

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2018It’s summer, and you are back from a vacation at the beach. You used sunscreen regularly but your skin seems to be tired and full of spots and freckles. Do not worry, as we found for you ways to get rid of those nasty spots.

Do something, quickly!

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Our skin cells have memory. This is why, the longer you sit without doing anything to deal with the spots, the more they will stay on your skin, and the harder it will be for you to get rid of them. Visit a skin specialist and ask for a solution.

Cut down on home remedies

You may find it hard to believe, but continuous of facial scrubs and home micro needling may cause the skin cells to take more time before they disappear. Put all those remedies on hold so that you can prevent skin inflammation or any bad side effects.

Keep your skin cooled

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Avoid, as much as you can, overheating your skin. We suggest that you stay away from any outdoor activities, any long stays in the sun, in addition to saunas and hot steam showers. Moreover, doing that, will prevent the raise of the internal temperature of your skin. However, if you do all that, and your skin still turns red, use a gel based face mask because it helps cooling down your skin temperature.

Always use sunscreen

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Even if you don’t plan on going out, a sunscreen helps preventing skin inflammation and keeping your skin at its supposed to be temperature. Furthermore, using vitamin C based capsules or gel may help you get rid of the redness of the skin. In addition, vitamin A helps the acceleration of the skin renovation process and helps your skin bring out evenly pigmented cells to the surface.

A Guide on How to Find the Perfect Skin Moisturizer

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The key to finding the perfect skin moisturizer for you, is to know what your skin actually needs. Moreover, dry skin is a problem that most people are stuck with. In fact, there are hundreds of creams that are found in drugstores and cosmetic departments, but choosing the right one can sometime be a hard task. This is why, we have gathered some tips to make it easier for you when it comes to choosing the skin moisturizer that best fits your dry skin type.

Carmencitta-Magazine-moisturizing-cream3How does it work?

In order to use skin moisturizer, you need to know how it works first. In fact, this product brings the moisture from deeper skin layers, and tries to lock it in the cells of thee outer layer of the skin. Furthermore, the Key ingredients that seal in moisture are: petrolatum, mineral oil, lanolin, and dimethicone. In addition, Glycerin, propylene glycol, proteins, urea, and vitamins help attract water into the outer layer of the skin.

Finding the Right one

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Check the ingredients

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You should first look fir active ingredients such as glycerin, or petrolatum. In addition, try to choose one that is made by a well-known company.

Sunscreen is a must

Always check if there is an added sunscreen to the lotion. It is a great way to keep you skin protected from dehydration.

One for your skin, One for your body

Your facial skin is way more sensitive that your body skin. This is why, you should always choose a different moisturizer for your face. Of course, you should choose one that is appropriate for your skin type.

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Use Retinol before bed

Retinol is considered to be vitamin A for your skin. In fact, Vitamin A helps in speeding the turnover of your skin cells. However, be careful because it may sometimes cause irritation.

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