Anti-Aging Cream Adventures

May 15, 2012 · Posted in Skin Care · Comment 

Did you know that your skin ages in two different ways? In fact, it ages internally as well as externally. Internal skin aging occurs when collagen and elastin wear away over time, this is what causes the skin to sag and create wrinkles. External aging is environment related; things such as pollution and smoking can create wrinkles and sagging skin underneath the eye area. Not being a skincare guru, I had come across this information and was astonished. It turns out that there are anti aging creams that can help prevent this.

My mother happens to be a smoker as well as an aging woman (please do not tell her I told you that), and she constantly tells me how her skin lotion doesn’t seem to be up to par and wrinkles and sagging continues. I researched a little and came across this information, so I decided we should experiment with a couple of brands. Not saying any names, most didn’t work, and if they did it wouldn’t last very long – maybe two weeks until wrinkles returned.

That’s when I found the information about the two different ways in which our skin ages. From there, I picked up two different brands of anti aging cream to see if there was a startling difference between brands. One of the brands was targeted directly toward external aging, and it did a great job for my mother, being that she is a smoker and she is out in the sun a lot.

The next product she tried out did do some good things for her, but not as much as the previous cream. The product helped her out, but it wasn’t the same as the first cream, which did an amazing job.

The little experiment that we jumped into actually ended up being really successful. My mom got to figure out the root of her wrinkle issues, and not only that, she even got a result from it, which has made her happy, which, in turn, makes me happy.

If you want to learn more about anti aging cream or facial moisturizer for dry skin, contact Likewise Skincare today for more information!

Skincare for the Skateboarder

May 1, 2012 · Posted in Skin Care · Comment 

Skincare and moisturizers are as important as anything else in life. For instance, a good friend of mine; he’s an unprofessional yet professional skateboarder. He’ll spend all day out in the sunlight jumping off flights of stairs, grinding on sidewalks and busting up his knees and elbows when he fails to land.

He’s mentally focusing all of his thoughts and energy on doing these tricks and doesn’t really take the time to think about his own safety. Repeatedly I’ll see him after a day of skateboarding and he’ll be all beat up, never wearing pads or a helmet. Due to the fact he never uses sun block or a moisturizer on the long and hot summer days, his skin will darken from being in the sun for extensive amounts of time.

When we get together I try and ask him: “Dude, aren’t you like, in pain? Why don’t you pay for a helmet or something?” He doesn’t believe in helmets or padding though. He thinks that if he wears a helmet or padding, it will only drive him to skate harder longer and more treacherously. He obviously likes to keep things safe.

“Well, do you feel the same about your skin?” I’ll retort; “If you put on sunblock, you’ll somehow spend more hours in the sun then all day, already?” Usually he’ll stare back at me blankly, uncaring of the potential repercussions of prolonged sun exposure. So being the good friend that I am, I’ve decided to search for proper skincare products and moisturizer to help guard my friend from the sun.

He might split his face on the concrete, he might possibly break an ankle or dislocate a knee launching off a cement sidewalk but as long as I’m around, at least he won’t burn to crisp in the sun. He doesn’t see that in his line of work that skin cancer can be a typical and deadly concern. If you have a friend like mine whose brain is more in the game then on his own well-being, he could use a comrade to help him smooth out the rough edges of his life- or a girlfriend.

If you want to learn more about anti aging cream or facial moisturizer for dry skin, call Likewise Skincare today for more details!

Skincare is as Critical as Fun

April 30, 2012 · Posted in Skin Care · Comment 

As I headed out to the beach today I remembered to pack myself a nice delicious lunch I brought my towel and even a little beach chair sit on. I’m a real lover of the beach and can spend many hours of the day and sometimes into the night reveling in the softness of the sand and the cool invigorating feeling of the ocean water. This day was no different except as I sat out on my chair and opened my book to read a few chapters I realized I had forgotten a very important part of my beach going experience; I didn’t bring any sunblock or moisturizers for proper skincare.

For some people adequate skincare and moisturizer might take a back seat to other things. At times this rings true for me too. I’ll remember my cold cut sandwich and favorite seat before remembering my suntan lotion but I’m trying to get better.

Skin cancer runs in my family and being a sun person, I’m definitely susceptible to causing long term damage to my skin. If I don’t take precautions now I can likely turn shrivel into a prune and never be able to enjoy the sun again. So my goal is simple; enjoy the beauty that is the beach while enjoying healthy skin care. I can certainly sit out in the sun all day reading the newspaper or even just sleeping as long as I can remember a short list of items.

First and foremost I must make sure to always bring the right skincare products and moisturizers. Secondly I need to remember is to bring a thirst quenching beverage as I can’t let the sun dehydrate me. Third, if anything, bring a tiny umbrella as a minimal deflection of the sun. Lastly, I can’t forget to bring something to read, and a pair of sunglasses.

Having fun in the sun is totally an important part of life. One could be intelligent about play time and remember to protect their skin and body from potentially developing skin cancer which might take a few extra seconds of thought. The other alternative is to be careless. Sure I could not think about it, and just enjoy my time at the beach but it would be a gamble. One day I may possibly find a pretty little dark spot on me.

If you want to find out more about anti aging cream or facial moisturizer for dry skin, contact Likewise Skincare today for more information!

Using Moisturizer Before Going to the Beach

April 27, 2012 · Posted in Skin Care · Comment 

Summer is coming up so it’s time to prepare yourself. Something we should all certainly keep in mind is taking care of our skin. The sun is really intense on our skin, so we need to counteract the damage that it does. Truly, I love spending most of my summer time at the beach. That means I’ll be out in the sun pretty much all day, so proper skincare is needed. There are many different things we can do to protect our skin from the harmful rays at the beach. Some of the major things are applying sunblock, applying moisturizer, applying lip balm, and wearing protective clothing.

When I’m at the beach, I am sure to make use of sun block. This might seem like an apparent thing to do, but you’d be surprised to know just how many people fail to do so. Even if you are aware that it’s something you should do, many people just don’t care. They assert, “I’ll be fine” or “I don’t burn.” But, everyone’s skin is strained by the sun’s rays, even if it doesn’t look like your skin is burnt. Sometimes, getting tan can be just as bad as being burnt.

Moisturizer is another leading element for caring for your skin. You may inquire, what does moisturizer have to do with skincare at the beach? But, you should really apply moisturizer every day, even more so before and after going to the beach. This is because the sun not merely burns your skin, but it dries your skin out a lot on top of that. Even if you think your skin is less dry these days, you should still utilize a lighter, water-based formula to your face and body. Make sure you are totally shielded with moisturizer so that long day at the beach doesn’t completely destroy your skin.

Lip balm is another noteworthy thing to use at the beach. So many people think that lip balm is just for keeping your lips silky or they will just use lip gloss. But, lips are prone to skin cancer too. Not many people are conscious of that. That being said, you should be sure to use sun-protective lip balm with an SPF of at least 15.

The final safety measure that I will talk about for protecting your skin at the beach is wearing sun-protective clothing. You don’t need to conceal head to toe. That is just impractical. But, some things to give consideration to are long-sleeved shirts, wide-brimmed hats, and sunglasses. Even if you don’t wear this all day, you should aim to cover up for at least part of the day so you’re not totally uncovered all day. You can even try wearing clothing that is made particularly for sun protection.

Summer is quickly approaching, so take suitable precautions to protect your skin. Use sunblock, moisturizer, lip balm, and sun-protective clothing, and you’ll be one step closer to keeping your skin safe and secure while you’re at the beach this year.

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