Saturday, June 16, 2007

Skin Care Tips for Summertime Workers

If you are a teen or young adult spending the warm weather in seasonal employment, chances are you are getting some time outdoors. Protect your skincare as you earn that paycheck.

In our previous articles Skin Care Tips for Food Service Workers and Skin Care Tips for Construction Workers , we explored the different aspects of skincare and how it can be helped or hindered by these professions. Now that summer is here and millions of young people are leaving the classrooms and are temporarily entering the working world, it's important to know what is best for your skin as you partake in some of the most popular summer jobs.

Lifeguard As a certified lifeguard, your entire job requires you to spend time under the sun. Even if you are perched under that shaded umbrella, your skin is soaking up more UVA and UVB rays than what is considered healthy by medical standards. Lifeguards are at a higher risk of skin cancer than other summer jobs, so it is vital you protect your skin if this is how you earn your summertime spending money.

Many lifeguard stations provide free sunscreen to their employees. If you are fortunate enough to have this job perk, use it! Wearing sunscreen is the single most important way to guard your skin's health. Covering up can also benefit you. Wear a light t-shirt or terrycloth swim robe over your uniform to shield your body from sunburn. Because lifeguarding is not taken nearly as seriously as other rescue professions such as firefighters and police officers, funding is usually low. This means you have to take responsibility for your own outdoor safety by loading up on skin protectants and wearing sunglasses to prevent fine lines from cropping up around your sensitive eye area.

Camp Counselor If you are working as a camp counselor this year, be sure to pack some bug repellent and cortisone cream to keep itching and biting to a minimum. Always avoid camping skincare products that contain a high level of DEET (Meta-N,N-diethyl toluamide, abbreviated DEET, is an insect-repellent chemical), which has been proven to be dangerous for humans.

Cinnamon oil is a great natural alternative to DEET, and Skedattle© is currently a popular commercial mosquito repellant that is affordable and DEET-free. When working as a counselor, also invest in a quality hand sanitizer. Working in the dirt and sand with children can cause a host of germs and bacteria to set up camp on your skin. Use a hand sanitizer suitable for your skin type and keep it handy with you on those nature hikes.

Swim Instructor Whether you are teaching swim lessons or guiding a tour down white rapids, any aquatic related job will start to dry out your skin. Your skin can become itchy and chlorinated waters will begin to irritate your skin and damage your hair. During the summer months, regularly use a shampoo that contains a chlorine rinse. There are plenty of them available specifically designed for swimmers. You can also use a moisturizing body wash and a leave-in conditioner to bring your body back from the parching punishments it has endured from spending too much time in the water.

Chlorine can also damage your eyes, so be sure to use eye drops if your eyes become dry or irritated. If the problem persists, wear goggles whenever you are in the water and consult your eye doctor for further advice and treatment.

Retail Many teens pick the mall over the great outdoors, and the majority of department stores and boutiques have hired on an extra heavy duty employee roster for the busy summer months. Hanging around an air-conditioned building for extended periods of time can begin to dry and dull your skin.

Bring it back to life with a clarifying cleanser or an exfoliating scrub that will work as a gorgeous skin brightener. Certain cosmetics can also help you reclaim your healthy glow and keep you looking less pale and more alert as the hours behind the counter drag on.

No matter what your summer job, there is something to be done about your skincare. Try a bottle of Pevonia Soothing Sensitive Skin Cream if you are looking for something to tame your temperamental skin in warm weather. For normal skin, bring Kinerase Travel Kit with you to camp or on that next vacation. Finally, treat dry skin with a Peter Thomas Roth Hydrating Nutrient Masque to bring it back up to a level of comfortable moisture.
By Skincare News Team. June 5, 2007

The Aging Neck...Skincare's Forgotten Frontier!

Ever notice how the older we get the more often we choose a scarf or turtleneck to wear? Let's be honest, we're not doing it to be fashion forward. From now on, let's solve the problem of that aging neck, and not by hiding it behind knit and silk. Read this article and find out a few ways other than plastic surgery to start sporting a firm, beautiful, and glowing neck. Who wants to look like a turkey, when you can look like a swan?

There are now many non-invasive treatments designed to smooth, firm and lift the skin of the neck, producing a more youthful fullness and softness. These techniques and product applications are designed to stimulate blood flow, reinforce the skin's natural protective function, moisturize and provide extra protection of the skin's own lipid barrier, resulting in a more youthful appearance and velvety glow.

We can simply start by not forgetting our neck and décolleté each morning and night when we're doing our skin care regimen. After cleansing and exfoliating your face, be sure you cleanse and exfoliate your neck and dé or écolleté or é as well. Let's not forget that our neck and décolleté are extensions of our face. Sometimes we don't want to "waste" our precious, expensive creams and lotions for any area larger than our face. However, a neck lift is every bit as expensive as a face-lift, so prevention is the key and you will save money in the long run, not to mention be proud of a lovely, sexy neck. Next apply any of the normal anti-aging serums and products you would normally use on your face to these areas as well. Be sure when you are applying these serums to the neck and décolletté you "tap" it in as well as using typical circular motions and don't forget to pull the product up behind the backs of the ears to intensify the tensioning and lifting effect. The neck isn't quite as fragile as the facial skin therefore you can be a little more aggressive. However, you would still want to use the "gravity rule" by not pulling downward on the skin of the neck. This area is nice, because since the skin is tougher than that of the delicate facial skin you may use heavier products such as massage oils with antioxidant properties from vitamin A or E or nourishing creams with anti-aging ingredients such as retinol, beech extract or vitamin C.

In addition to the many effective creams that are specifically formulated for the neck, there are other measures you can take to keep that neck as youthful looking as possible. Dermafresh offers a "renewal blanket" which helps restore a more youthful appearance to the neck and chest and easy to use. There are also many aromatherapeutic wraps for the neck, which offer heat and lavender therapy. Some day-spas offer special masks targeted specifically for the neck while still others offer particular exercises and massage therapy to help support a firm, taut and healthy neck in much the same way as any isometric exercise does for any part of your body.

Though the neck is one of the most obvious viewed parts of the body; it also seems to be the most neglected. With so many effective ingredients (such as liposomes with elastin, trace elements and polysaccharides) we can restructure the tissue, tighten and regenerate the skin to help restore the youthful appearance we once had. In order to reverse the damage and maintain a healthier skin you need to make some simple lifestyle changes. Basically, by not neglecting the neck while doing your daily facial skincare regimen, exfoliating and massaging and even doing neck firming exercises along with maintaining good posture you can help strengthen the connective tissue contributing to a more beautiful and appealing neck.

Now on the count of three: Remove those scarves and show off that beautiful neck!

Skin Care and Aloe: the Skincare Benefits of This Natural Ingredient

Skincare News educates readers about the importance of aloe in skin care.

Sacramento, CA (PRWEB) June 15, 2007 -- Skin care ingredients are often concocted in science labs for the skincare industry but the best ingredients hands down are those that come from Mother Nature.'s latest article, "Aloe Vera, for Beauty and Health -- What Grandma Didn't Know" takes a look at this popular ingredient and its benefits.

The use of aloe vera dates back as far as the Egyptians and has a rich history of use:
Ancient records dating back thousands of years document the use of Aloe Vera as a beauty enhancer by Egyptian Queens Cleopatra and Nefertiti. Alexander the Great used the plant to treat soldiers wounded in battle, in fact, he was supposedly persuaded in 333 BC by his mentor, Aristotle, to capture the Island of Socotra in the Indian Ocean for its famed aloe supplies.

Aloe vera has been used to successfully treat even the most painful ailments:
It is known to help a variety of internal disorders, especially digestive tract conditions. Its natural healing and detoxifying powers has brought relief to those who suffer with such digestive tract irritations as ulcers, colitis and a condition commonly known as Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).

In beauty and skin care products aloe vera plays a very important role:
It is a powerful natural anti-inflammatory, analgesic and age retardant agent, as well as a stimulant to the immune system. Studies have confirmed that Aloe Vera is able to speed up cell growth and has the natural ability to moisturize by carrying added emollients up to seven layers deep into the skin. It also accelerates healing and minimizes scarring that results from wounds.

According to the Skincare News Team's sources, aloe vera continues to be one of the most widely used ingredients in everything from medical care to beauty and skin care and will continue to be for many years to come. covers all skincare and beauty topics from head to toe. Check out these latest articles:

"Skin Care & Beauty Basics - Part 1: Get to First Base…Foundation, That Is"
Too many women are intimidated by makeup and skin care. They say practice makes perfect so why not give it a shot? Put your makeup fears aside and check out these tips to help you get the flawless look you've been craving.

"Growing Impatient With the Hands of Time"
Do you feel as if you have done everything you can to improve your skincare, and yet you are still battling the years on your skin? Your problem may be solved more simply than you think!

"The Aging Neck…Skincare's Forgotten Frontier!"
Ever notice how the older we get the more often we choose a scarf or turtleneck to wear? Let's be honest, we're not doing it to be fashion forward. From now on, let's solve the problem of that aging neck, and not by hiding it behind knit and silk. Read this article and find out a few ways other than plastic surgery to start sporting a firm, beautiful, and glowing neck. Who wants to look like a turkey, when you can look like a swan?

"Skin Care & Beauty Basics - Part 3: How to Be a Powder Puff Girl!"
Powder is the finishing touch after applying the rest of your makeup. Read on to see how you can make the most out of the powder you use and learn tips to help you get it right every time.

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Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Wajah Halus Dan Mulus Dengan Madu Murni

Ambil kira-kira 2 sendok makan madu murni, lalu oleskan pada wajah secara merata, tunggu sampai kering setelah itu bersihkan dengan air hangat, lakukan pekerjaan ini seminggu 2x, maka anda akan mendapatkan kulit muka yang halus, mulus dan kenyal.

Wajah Putih dan Bersih dengan masker Bengkuang

Sediakan beberapa buah bengkuang, kupas kulitnya lalu buah diparut, setelah itu diperas dan diambil airnya. Diamkan/endapkan kira-kira 2 jam, lalu buang airnya dan ambil sari pati bengkuangnya, jemur sebentar lalu pakailah bubuk tersebut sebagai masker. Khasiat ramuan ini membuat kulit muka putih dan juga bersih.

Wajah bersih dengan masker wortel

Memiliki wajah yang bersih dan mulus idaman setiap wanita. Gunakan masker wortel, murah dan mudah pembuatannya. Ambil 5 buah wortel cuci bersih, iris tipi2 dan jemur sampai kering. Ambil juga beras yang direndam semalaman, tiriskan lalu campur dengan irisan wortel tadi, lalu tumbuk sampai halus. Jemur sampai kering setelah itu ramuan diayak. Pakai seperti masker pada wajah anda. Hasilnya boleh anda buktikan.