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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.

Remedies for sagging skin

Remedies for sagging skin

Just like time does not wait for anyone; aging signs do not either! It is impossible to stop time when you are in your twenties so that your skin can stay wrinkle free and sag free. In fact, what is more disturbing than wrinkles is sagging skin, because it makes you look way too older than you really are. Some people may grow up to have sagging skin, and some only get wrinkles. This is why, we have gathered for you today, the top 3 home remedies that you should do in order to keep your skin from sagging.

Remedies for sagging skin

Egg White

Remedies for sagging skin

In fact, egg whites are natural astringent; they have factors that cause the contraction of skin cells and other body tissues. This is why, they make the perfect remedy for sagging skin. All you have to do is whisk 2 egg whites until the mixture becomes foamy. After that, apply the result on your face and neck. Leave it for 20 minutes, and rinse with cold water. Repeat this 2 to 3 times a week for a shiny and tight face.

Lemon

Remedies for sagging skin

Lemon has vitamin C which, when applied to the face, boosts the production of collagen which helps reduce wrinkles and tighten the skin. For this remedy you need to apply fresh lemon juice on your face and neck, leave it on your face for 15 minutes, and then rinse with water. Repeat 2 to three times per week.

Aloe Vera

Remedies for sagging skin

This is a great agent that firms and tightens skin. This is why we find it in many skin tightening lotions and creams. All you have to do is get an aloe Vera leaf, cut it in half, and extract the gel that is inside it. After that, apply the extract on your face, leave it until it is dried, and rinse of with cold water. You should repeat this remedy once per day for the best results.

 

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.

How To Deal With Your Skin Dryness

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Dry skin is an uncomfortable condition marked by scaling, itching, and cracking. Some people have naturally dry skin but it comes more serious when it occurs for other reasons. There many ways to get rid of dryness such as following special diet.

Causes Dry Skin

Dry skin causes can be classified as external and internal. External factors include cold temperatures and low humidity. Over-washing with harsh soaps, overuse of sanitizes and cleaning agents are more reasons for dry skin. Internal factors include health, age, genetics, family history and some medical conditions.

Using creams, moisturizers and other ways are good. But the best way that you cannot neglect is some kinds of food you need to add to your diet to improve your dry skin from the inside out.

The key to healing your dry skin is to increase the amount of healthy fats and oils that exists heavily in Avocados , olive oil and Coconut Oil to your diet.

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Foods that are high in omega-3 fatty acids include fatty fish like salmon, mackerel, anchovies, and sardines reduce inflammation in the body. Also they can reduce the inflammation and redness in your skin. Vegetarians can find Omega-3s in flaxseed and walnut.

Instead of buying expensive probiotics, try making your own version. You can eat an assortment of crunchy veggies and serve it as a small side-salad.

Vitamin C

Carmencitta MAgazine Skin Dryness 2Vitamin C is a super antioxidant. Also it is necessary for the function of the enzyme that causes collagen to form. Furthermore, collagen acts as a sponge for moisture and strengthens the capillaries that supply the skin. The best sources are blackcurrants, blueberries, broccoli, kiwi, oranges, papaya, strawberries, guava, cucumbers and sweet potatoes.

Carmencitta MAgazine Skin Dryness 3You have to drink enough water from 2 – 4 letters a day. You can also boost your skin’s hydration with herbs by drinking caffeine-free herbal infusions.

Vitamin E

Vitamin E protects skin from cell damage and supports healthy skin growth. Foods such almonds, hazelnuts, pine nuts and sunflower and corn oils are rich of vitamin E.

 

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The Suitable Body Cream for Your Skin Type

How do you buy your body cream?
– Based on the fruity smell?
– Buy two, get one free promotion?
– From latest ads you see in the magazines?
Did you know that you should really pay attention to the label on the cream you are purchasing, not just the fruity smell? Buying body butter is not the same as buying body lotion or even a body moisturizer. Each one of these creams has a purpose and an effect on your skin. You need to figure out what your skin needs before purchasing the cream.

 

Read along to know how to pick the most suitable body cream: 
1- Body Butter
As you can tell from its name, this type of cream consists of butter and oils, and it is the thickest of the three types of creams. Body butter has a really strong scent and it will last on your skin for a long time. Body butter is made to nourish your skin and retain moisture, and is ideal for dry skin, meaning it is best applied to elbows, knees and feet to provide an intense moisturizing effect.
That doesn’t mean you can’t apply it to the rest of your body, but it works best on these areas. Body butter is best used at night before you sleep, as it leaves your skin quite sticky and oily until it is fully absorbed.
When applying body butter, apply it to damp skin so it can get absorbed faster and moisturize well.
2- Body Lotion
Lotions are much lighter than body butters, consisting of oils and water. So if your skin is dehydrated, you should go for a lotion as it will work better. Lotions work quite well on oily skin, they are not sticky and are easily absorbed by the skin. Lotions are best for your stomach and thighs, as these are not dry areas on your body, the lotion will keep them smooth and hydrated.

3- Body Moisturizer
A moisturizer in somewhere in between, lighter than the body butter but heavier than the lotion. The body moisturizer is absorbed quickly by the skin, forming a barrier that prevents the moisture from leaving your skin. Body moisturizers are filled with essential vitamins and oils that will linger on your skin. If you are suffering from dry skin, especially on your arms and legs, a moisturizer is the way to go.
Skin is one of the most sensitive parts of our body for both girls and boys. Keep it soft and glowing.

Skin Problems: Dry Skin

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Skin types vary from extremely oily, to extremely dry. Whatever in between (partly oily, partly dry…), either belong to the first type or to the second one. We have already discussed the oily skin problem and solutions, this is why, we are going to talk about the dry skin, its problem, and its solutions.

 In fact, dry skin is when your body and face start feeling itchy and flaky. While famous hydrating creams commercials promise you the perfect skin, you probably had the thought of: why should I rub my body with some aesthetic products and ruin it more than it’s already ruined? This is the reason why we have gathered for you today some DIY tricks to keep your skin hydrated and healthy.

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Nothing feels better than having a long hot shower. However, hot water is one of the main factors that cause skin dryness. Moreover, taking lukewarm showers is better for your skin. In addition, when using soap, find one that is chemicals free.

Exfoliate before you hydrate

Carmencitta Magazine - Skin Problems Dry Skin 3Invest your money on a jar of salt or sugar scrub. These are one of the best exfoliation products that help you get rid of the dry and itchy skin on the surface, and have a smooth skin. After that, use a well-known hydrating cream to help keep the moisture trapped in your skin.

Honey and olive oil

Carmencitta Magazine - Skin Problems Dry Skin 4.This is the perfect mix for an itchy dry spot. Mix one tablespoon of honey with one tablespoon of olive oil, add a squeeze of lemon juice, and here you go! Apply the mix on the dry spot and let it sit for 20 minutes, then take it off with a warm towel.

Drink lots of water

Carmencitta Magazine - Skin Problems Dry Skin 5.Water is a crucial factor in order to survive. However, it does not only benefit the body, it benefits the skin as well. You should try your best to drink the amount of 8 cups of water per day.

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