Choosing the Right Cleanser

There are a variety of cleansers in the market that can use for facial cleansing purposes. People have different skin types, hence when selecting the right cleanser for use; you need to know your skin type first before anything else. Some of the cleansers you can buy to use for treating you skin include:

Cleaning gels – These are used mostly for oily skin surfaces to help in the removal of oil and make-up. They include:

Enzyme cleansers: this is the commonly used cleaning gel. It helps removal oil and dirt that may clog your pores which can lead to blackheads. It also exfoliates the skin which helps prevent dead skin from forming up in your pores and creating nasty build-up.

Glycolic cleansers: this is a foaming cleanser that acts as a supplement. For people with dry skin, they are required to use this cleanser twice a week while those with oily skin are required to use it thrice a week. This cleanser should not be used daily. It contains glycolic acid that promotes cell turnover through exfoliation by getting rid of dead skin. Glycolic acid is also included in facial treatments like microdermabrasion, chemical peels or facials. The Glycolic acid included in store bought products only has a small percentage of glycolic acid unlike medical spa grade chemical peels.

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Acne cleanser: it contains salicylic acid which prevent acne outbreaks and heal the existing acne by unclogging the pores. Hyaluronic acid in this cleanser helps in retaining the natural moisture of the skin thus reduces dry out. Acne cleanser is mild enough and gentle that helps prevent further skin irritation.

Cleansing creams – These cleansers are used for dry skin or aging skin. They include:

Cleansers containing rice oil and carnation: this milk cleanser is suitable for individuals who require residual oils to heal the dry skin. The carnation and rice oil moisturizes once the makeup is removed and the skin cleansed. These cleansers are not soluble in water and thus they are not required to be washed off.

Cucumber cream: it is a thick cream which is suitable in the removal of oily makeup on delicate, dry or aging skin. This cream is natural and is 100% safe on most skin types.

Cream cleansers

These are soaps used in combination skin to dissolve the makeup. They include:

Orange cleansers: contain orange extract that exfoliates gently preventing the dead cells of the skin to build up. This natural cleanser is also safe for most skin types.

Makeup remover cleansers: they are fragrance-free, oil-free and are used in removing make-up on mature and sensitive skin as well as surface debris. Every women who uses makeup should always have a good makeup remover.

Seaweed cleansers: these cleansers help in reduction of ingrown hairs which are mostly develop as result of shaving. They are therefore suitable cleansers for men, but it is also recommended for women

When buying a good cleanser always remember to first know your skin type before buying the product. Many women buy the wrong type of products and you should look for a good esthetician to help you determine your skin type. Having a treatment like a microdermabrasion skin care facial is recommend for women over the age of 30. Skin care treatments should be done at leats 3 times a year to reduce fine lines and to have a skin specialist analyze your skin.

Chemical Peels – The Basics

chemical peels benefits

A chemical peel is one of the many techniques of skin care. It helps to improve the skin texture by smoothening it. This procedure is mainly conducted on the face by use of different products like fruit enzymes. These solutions stimulate dead skin which ends up peeling off hence the name chemical peel. New skin which is less wrinkled and smoother is regenerated in the process. Chemical peels are available for anyone and don’t require a medical doctor, but they do require a licensed esthetician.

Warnings About Chemical Peels

Chemical peels do not provide desirable results for all the people who use them. There are many variables that determine whether you are a good candidate for a chemical peel. Some people should simply avoid them altogether depend on your skin, health, and medication you are taking. The following people need to avoid chemical peels:

  • People with infections, broken/cut skin, skin disease, herpes simplex sores and sunburns
  • Pregnant or nursing women.
  • Individuals who have taken medication such as Accutane within six months duration. Just like waxing, when individuals use Accutane, it is vital to tell your esthetician if using it. Damage can be done by chemical peels, waxing, and any other forms of skin care. Certain chemical in beauty products can also provide some results.
  • People with eczema, rosacea, psoriasis and dermatitis conditions must be very careful with peels and need to do small batch testing first.

Types of chemical peels

The chemical peels are grouped according to the strength and how deep the peel penetrates the skin.

  • Superficial – These do not affect the skin found below skin epidermis. They are called superficial because they affect the skin layer that is most superficial. The chemicals such as alpha-hydroxy acids are used in outer skin layer penetration so as to gently exfoliate this layer. They are used for appearance improvement of the rough skin and discoloration of the skin. They also refresh the chest, neck, face and hands.
  • Medium – For this type, the superficial layer of the dermis is reached. This is the deeper skin layer. Glycolic acid is mainly used here to penetrate through the middle and outer skin layers so as to get rid of damaged cells of the skin. This type of chemical peel is used for improving fine lines, wrinkles, skin discoloration (moderate), freckles and age spots.
  • Deep – These reach the dermis deeper layers. The depth usually depends on concentration and nature of the chemicals used. The duration of the peel allowed on the skin also is a major factor as to the strength of the peel. This method is used to remove age spots, shallow scars, freckles and moderate lines. This type is however limited to a single use in a lifetime for health purposes.

Benefits of chemical peel

  • Fresher looking and smoother skin
  • Signs of scars, dull skin tone, pigmentation and enlarged pores are reduced
  • The rough skin texture is smoothened and discolored
  • Chemical peels are safe and non-toxic

With any form of beauty skin care or waxing procedure it is critical to find a spa that provides high-quality service. They must also be specialist for the specific service you are seeking. Services like Jessner peels, sugaring hair removal, men’s waxing, Brazilian waxing, specific customized mask, facials, and peels should only be done by the expert to ensure the results are maximized.