Mar 8, 2010
“Pat Away a Drenched Face… Before Evaporation Does!”
Towel dry immediately after washing your face, head, shoulders, knees and toes! However, be sure to gently pat away moisture buds with a bacteria-free, clean towel! Here’s the clincher: Many individuals fail to regularly and thoroughly wash towels resulting in the proliferation of acne-inducing bacteria. Delegate a hygienic, germ-free towel to be used exclusively on your face. Air-drying is often frowned upon due to the inevitable process of evaporation. But fear not! Applying moisturizer to a damp face will ensure your lipid barrier prevails against all odds!
“Don’t Pop That Pimple.... Unless You Want Another Dimple.”
To pop or not to pot? Just say no to zit popping! More often than not, popping a pimple results in the formation of acne scarring. Even a seemingly simple extraction can incidentally push bacteria deep into the pore resulting in an unfortunate dispersion of bacteria. Inflammation, redness and pockmarks are not worth the instant pimple-popping gratification. Leave clogged pores to the professionals or invest in skin-renewing chemical peels, which eradicate clogged pores from the get-go. Skin peels infused with antibacterial agents, such as the jessner peel, are a healthy choice for acne-prone individuals. Mature skin types that are plagued by both acne and wrinkles should opt for glycolic peels, which address both concerns with ease.
“PH-Balanced Is NOT A Bad Skin Care Joke!”
For the most part, skin is slightly acidic! The “acid mantle” is a protective layer of sweat, lipids, fats and oils that work to protect the skin from harmful bacteria and viruses. It is located on the outermost layer of the skin known as the stratum corneum. The widely spouted term “PH” refers to the “potential for hydrogen”. In other words, the PH of a product determines its concentration of hydrogen ions. The average PH balance of most skin types resides somewhere between 4 and 5.5. A PH lower than 7 is considered “acidic”, while a PH above 7 is deemed to be “alkaline”. Products labeled “PH-balanced” maintain the delicate acid mantle by restoring the skin’s natural PH to a mildly acidic level. Excessive cleansing can strip the skin of vital acidity thereby creating an alkaline environment prone to infections. The PH scale can effectively determine a product’s potential for irritation or “injury”. The low PH of chemical peels purposefully “injures” the uppermost layers of the skin to encourage cellular renewal.
PS: Water is considered to be “neutral” with a PH of 7.
Class is dismissed!
Natural Skin Shop XOXO
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