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Attaining Good Skin


The foremost step in attaining good skin is using the right skincare. No amount of makeup will help if you don't have good skin to begin with. Well-balanced hydration ensures that your skin is not too oily or dry so makeup stays on throughout the day. Optimum protection from sunblock also makes sure that you avoid premature ageing or pigmentation and therefore maintains your youthful complexion.

Whitening

For centuries, women have known that a clear and radiant complexion is crucial to her physical beauty. The best thing a woman can do for her skin is to protect it from sun damage. Harmful UVA and UVB rays cause premature ageing, uneven complexion, wrinkles, fine lines and dry skin, just to name a few. These days, it's mandatory to apply sun block and use whitening skincare products to maintain a healthy and radiant complexion.

Today's whitening products are so technologically advanced, they're safe to use and do not bleach the skin. The perception towards whitening has also changed. Whitening skincare is important to even out complexion and for clearing up dark spots. It is not to whiten or change the colour of your skin. In fact, it has evolved from a specialised treatment to being part of your skincare regimen.

White Out

Many whitening products now use plant and fruit extracts and vitamins to deliver safe and effective skin lightening effects. They not only erase dark spots on the surface but many breakthrough products contain ingredients that can go deeper into skin to prevent the production of tyrosinase which is responsible for synthesis of melanin - the culprit behind pigmentation and dark spots. Plant and fruit extracts serve as natural exfoliants to slough off dead cells, renew skin and as a result, add radiance to your complexion. It's best to use the complete regimen as each step, from the cleanser to the mask, is designed to complement the next to give you optimum effects.

Anti-Ageing

As you age, our skin loses its natural ability to renew cells and repair damaged skin. Damage signs include age spots, pigmentation, wrinkles, pore size changes and rougher texture including drier skin. Aged skin also become less efficient in protecting itself from toxins and allergens. Retaining skin moisture becomes more of a challenge so you tend to get flaky skin. Anti-ageing skincare is also your tool in maintaining a youthful look as you age gracefully. It tones, sculpts, firms and rejuvenates your face and neck. Some serums are so powerful they can turn back the clock with their anti ageing properties.

Anti-Aging Forces

Creams are the most luxurious part of a ski ncare regimen. They area also divided into day or night variants with consistencies ranging from oil-free to rich. Enriched with good-for-the-skin ingredients, serums and anti-ageing creams are often so concentrated, you'll need to apply just a little for optimum results. Consult your dermatologist on what your skin needs to fight signs of ageing, be it erasing fine lines and/or replenishing moisture.

Some of the most recognised ingredients include marine extracts to purify and renew, almond and soybean extracts to firm, and caffeine to drain and detoxify. There is also a multitude of creams out there containing the latest flower and food extracts designed to improve skin's natural lipid barrier (a naturally-occurring protective film that seals in moisture).

The Eye Zone

Treat and pamper the eye zone with the best eye gels you can find. Use eye creams only if you're experiencing really dry skin. Eye gels are available in hydrating and anti-wrinkle varieties. There are also those that decrease eye puffiness and minimise dark circles. Try eye gels fortified with vitamins B5 and C-they soothe, hydrate and fight free radicals.

To firm up sagging skin, look for seaweed extracts, whey protein and botanical extracts that boost collagen production. On top of that, make sure you protect your eyes from the sun and get plenty of sleep to avoid damage to the area. It's really that simple to maintain a pair of beautiful-looking eyes.

Eye Care

Signs of ageing show themselves first around the eye contour. You may wake up one day and suddenly notice fine lines, crow's feet and wrinkles appearing around your eye area. Too late by then. You need to pamper your eye area because the skin around it is much thinner and more sensitive. It has no sebaceous glands, which makes it highly prone to dryness.

Plus, it has a dense capillary network and has minimal fat padding, which makes it prone to puffiness. Lack of sleep, constant stress and eye movements such as squinting will result in dark circles and bags. Over time, skin gets thinner as collagen fibres weaken. From there, it's only a matter of time before signs of ageing creep in and steal your youthful look.

 

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