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6 Easy Ways To A Smooth Neck
Because the skin on your neck is some of the thinnest on your body, it is also one of the first places to show signs of ageing. Here are six ways to make your neck look younger and address everything from sun damage to sagging on this delicate area. 1. WEAR SUNSCREEN EVERY SINGLE DAY. Your dermatologist will agree that a nickel-sized amount of sunscreen applied to your neck and chest every day will help prevent collagen breakdown and the formation of sunspots. Don't forget to massage the sides and back of your neck. 2. MAINTAIN YOUR SKIN'S MOISTURIZATION. Again, the skin on your neck is thinner and has fewer oil glands than the rest of your body, so keeping the area hydrated is essential for a smoother overall texture. Look for peptide-containing creams (which can help stimulate new collagen growth) and apply them in gentle, upward strokes from your chest to your jawline. 3. RECLAIM YOUR BEAUTY SLEEP. Do you always wake up with pillow lines on the side of your neck? Apply one of these silicone patches before going to bed to keep your skin from crinkling while you sleep. You'll wake up with a smoother neck and less chance of further damage. 4. FOCUS ON CORRECT POSTURE. The amount of time we spend looking down at our phones and screens has resulted in what we now refer to as "tech neck." The simplest solution would be to limit screen time entirely, but more realistically, you should keep everything as close to eye level as possible to avoid unnecessary wrinkling. 5. GIVE LASER TREATMENTS A GO AHEAD. Still have fine lines on your neck? Fraxel lasers, stimulate your body's natural repair process to promote collagen growth. Fraxel can also be used to treat any dark spots or broken capillaries in the area, giving you a more even complexion. 6. ULTRASOUND TREATMENT FOR SERIOUS REPAIR. Ultherapy or Ultracel is your best non-surgical option for deeper, more stubborn lines and sagging. The FDA-approved treatment uses heat generated by focused sonic waves to penetrate deeper into the skin and stimulate the production of new collagen. Take note that the effect is gradual, and most patients notice a lifting effect three to six months after the initial treatment, so be patient.
Talking Body Q&A Questions Answered
Talking Body Q&A So, after a week of family and school finishing up, I am back. First with my Q&A and then off to finish chapter 10. With summer break I am now able to sit and write to my hearts content. Without further ado I present the TB Q&A. I was hoping for more questions, but I only got one. So, the nine other questions I found and felt like I could answer them. If you didn’t get the chance, you can comment below, and I will answer them. Again, the questions can be about the story, characters, or personal but not to personal I may not answer. Q: My first and only question was from @MelissaGarza My question is where did you get your inspiration for this story? A: I got my inspiration from watching a BTS FMV by datjimilly. In was the year 2017 and I was packing up my apartment and one night out of the blue I watched one of their videos and it clicked. I opened my computer and started to write. From there I wrote the ideas that popped in my head. Q: My second question is about my characters did I base them off my personal experience? A: Yes and no. the only thing that was personal was Ji Su’s job. When I was a kid, I dreamt to be a fashion designer. I used to draw outfits; I still do for fun. Reason for not pursuing it, well I was good a drawing but sewing them together was a struggle. Q: Third question Do I visualize what I write? A: Well, I don’t want to sound like pervert, but I do see images in my head while I write. Within the first chapter I imagined Ji Su sitting at the bar thinking of ways Jae could die from breaking up with her and Jungkook just happens to be sitting near her. Yes, that scene plays in my head just thinking about it. Q: Fourth question What resources did I use? A: For one music just sitting down and listening to the lyrics help place ideas. Two I am an avid reader if I’m not writing I am reading and some of those scenes within books help me play out some of those steamy scenes that I write. Third would be dramas or movies that I watch. Lastly Pinterest and all the ideas that pop up and in need to look and share. Q: Fifth question How long have I been writing Fan fiction? A: I have been writing and reading fan fiction since 2010. So about 12 years and counting. My first fan fiction that I wrote and achieved some success was I Don’t Need Anyone starring Kim Woo Bin. I wrote this story 13 years ago. Rereading it now shows how amateurish when it comes to writing. I think I am better now. Q: Sixth question Are there easter eggs within Talking Body? A: I can only tell you there is some. Like why is Taehyung disappearing all the time??? Or is this girl group that I created could of the members be a love interest for a future story??? I guess you’ll find out as the Talking Body Universe plays out. Q: Seventh question How do I put each chapter together? A: I will be honest I talk to myself and write down ideas that I want to add. I even take walks just to process how to put the chapters together. Q: Eighth question How does music play within Talking Body? A: Music has always been a part of any story that I write. With TB I try to have music to set the mood of each scene. Q: Ninth question Did I ever have a dream that ties into the story? A: Yes, chapter 10 in the original version. In the dream it was Jungkook and Ji Su confessing that what they have is more then a physical thing. Q: Tenth and final question Have I had any though of making a trailer for Talking Body? A: Yes, I have thought about it and reason for not making one is pretty simple really can’t make one. I don’t have the right programs to make one. However, I do wise for one to be made. I know wishful thinking. I hope you enjoyed this little Q&A. Again, if there is any more questions you would like to ask comment and if you just want to share what you like so far go ahead and comment. Also thank you @MelissaGarza for participating! Talking Body Tag list (Let me know if you want you want to be tagged) @MelissaGarza @YessicCardenas @KeraDelatorre @BTSxEXO @MaritessSison @jiminakpop @GeniferEskue @divanicola05 @weendy @nydasm @JessicaFigueroa @MsLoyalHeart @SHINee4ever @CristinBarnes @chenisbaekasy @Mochiroon
5 Sure Ways To Get Young And Glowing Skin
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12 Chocolates til SmutMas (Day 1) 18+
Plot: Once upon a night the stars shined so bright, that even on a camp night, you were fooled to believe beautiful amber eyes were that of your best friend. Little did you know he was so much more… in more ways than one. DAY 12: Jackson Wang Rated 18: Sensual content ________________________________________________ After a long day at work I really just wanted to kick back and relax. On my way home, I came across a few boutiques that tend to come out more the closer we get to the holidays. I started at the one that has been standing out the most for over a month. It was always decked out in Christmas lights, and other holiday celebration ornaments. With the year I was having, I cave in and actually approached the table boutique. Attending the table was this beautiful well aged old lady with her gray hair tied up in a bun, and small glasses resting on the bridge of her nose. “Well hello their sweetie. I’ve been wondering when you’ll come over.” I raised an eyebrow at her statement, curious as you to what made her say that. “I’ve noticed you’ve been eyeing my station more this year then last. You always seem so sad when you walk by. When was the last time you treated yourself my dear?” I rubbed the back of my neck at her words and looked down at my feet. She noticed that the holidays always left me feeling lonely. Yeah, I have family and friends, but I was officially the only single one amongst them. She even called me out on not spoiling myself. Not even on my own birthday. She stood up to grab something from one of boxes surround her, before extending a Christmas Chocolate 12 Day Countdown. “Here, take this, on me.” I looked up at her stun, as she smiled so kindly at me. “Are you sure?” She took my hand and place the countdown calendar in it. “Go home and take one, and watch the magic happen. Come Christmas, make a wish and it will come true. Someone like you needs a little good to come their way, since you’re always the one giving.” I blinked a few times, as I started to notice this woman looked like that lady you see married to Santa Clause in movies. “Go now, enjoy your holiday magic.” I smiled warmly at her before I finally made it into my rooftop apartment in a building nearby. After I settled in and turn my space heater on, I looked down at the chocolate calendar that the lady gift to me. She said each chocolate held magic. Something I kind of still believed in. Since anything good that came my way was like magic. Mostly because it disappeared before my eyes in a matter of seconds. I took a deep breath before I popped out the chocolate from Day 12. “Here goes nothing.” I said before I put the small chocolate in my mouth and let it melt. My taste buds went into shock at how sweet the milk chocolate was, enough to cause a moan to escape my lips. I closed my eyes and enjoy the delicious chocolate. The way that sweet flavor danced around my tongue, sending tingling waves of pleasure through my entire body. She wasn’t kidding because this chocolate did taste like magic. I placed my hand over my heart, as I felt like someone was hugging me from behind, filling my heart of love I wish I could find someday. My eyes shot open though, when I realized my hand wasn’t over my heart, but over someone’s arm. I blinked a few times, wondering if I fell asleep after eating the chocolate. Since my surrounding had changed. I was no longer in my rooftop apartment, sitting on the floor. I was now sitting on the count facing a window with a view of Seoul city in a warmer indoor setting. I looked down at the arms around me, when the owner of them lean over and cheek my cheek, before nuzzling their dace the crook of my neck. “Finally, I get to come home and snuggle up to the most amazing woman, after a long day at work.” My heart skipped a beat the sweet sing-song voice that whisper his delight to see me in my ear. I looked around the room more the see, that I was in someone’s apartment living room. Confused as to what is going on, I gently pulled myself out of the embrace to stand. I even pinched myself, realizing this was real. When I turned around, I was greeted by a sadly confused Jackson Wang. I knew my jaw dropped when I realized I was in a celebrity’s apartment, along with them. “That woman didn’t explain what those chocolates do, did she?” He blinked, as his expression show he figured out why I was shocked. Jackson stood up straight and placed his hands inside his pocket. “This woman, that kind of looked like Ms. Clause came up to me when I was holiday shopping on December first, to see if I would be willing to help her out on a gift she wanted to give to her granddaughter. Though you don’t look like her much.” He came closer to me, with a soft smile. “She was right though I don’t regret granting her request. She said it would be a two-way street. For a whole night, you and I will be together as if we were dating. He held out his hand for me to take if I was ready. “I didn’t think she was going to go through with her request, until you magically appear on my couch when I came home.” I slowly accepted his extended hand and allow him to guide me back on the couch. “So this is the magic she meant the chocolates have?” Jackson hummed in response, as he sat down beside me. “Yup, she explain in full detail for us in a letter a few days ago. That a beautiful soul that she claimed was her granddaughter will be appearing before 12 of us soon. Told us that you always give, but never take, that is if anyone actually offers. Do you really give your all but get ignored for your acts of good?” I just shrugged as if it was nothing, though yes, deep down inside it did bother me. I just fidget with the lint on my pants. “I am bless, I have family and friends, but if I am in a tight spot, I can’t call them to help me.” I got used to being independent, since I had no choice most of the time. I watched as Jackson took my hand into both of his, before making eye contact. “Then for tonight you are my girlfriend. Anything you want to do we can do.” He brush a loose strain of my hair behind my ear. “How about we get you more comfortable.” Jackson let go of my hand, to head to his room, and bring back a Christmas present bag. “I actually did kind of get hopeful about this night and bought couples pajamas.” I just giggled at how adorable he was and accepted the present. Jackson show me to the bathroom, so I could change. After I closed the door and looked into the bag. I was puzzled by the fact that it was just a red plaid pajama top, black lace booty shorts and lace bra. I just washed up before changing and search the bag for pants. I came out to see Jackson in the full set, and felt my ears heat up. “Um… Jackson, I can’t seem to find the pants to the outfit. Thank you though for the change of underwear.” He looked over at me flushed, as he saw me trying to tug the top down for coverage. Jackson looked away and rubbed the back of his neck nervously. Actually you should have had the full set in that bag, I didn’t get you underwear, cause I’m too shy to walk into those kinds of stores.” Judging by his reaction, he was being truthful with me. “How about I go grab you some basketball shorts to wear as bottoms instead.” He went back into his bedroom, as I notice something shining in the bag. I reach inside to find a small card. Deary Y/N, I exchanged the pants for underwear, have some extra fun if you can. You have definitely earn it sweetie. - Ms. Clause Jackson came back out to see me gaping at the small card letter. He came over and read the card as I started to feel flush myself. Jackson just clear his throat, before throwing the shorts he had in hand over the couch arm. I looked at him confused, before he grabbed my shoulders, and pinned me to the wall. “Tell me, are you trying to just get in my pants with that woman’s help? Is this a scam?” He sounded so angry as his eyes show hurt from his trust possibly being broken. I help my hands up in defense as my racing heart was now racing from fear. “No I swear, I had no idea that was her intension for me. I’m not even her granddaughter. You were right, that I am a complete stranger that accepted a gift for the first time in seven years. I honestly saw it as finally having someone caring about me.” I broke eye contact, as the fear was starting to mix with sadness. I actually though I was going to have a blessed moment, but as always it was ripped from me in seconds. I closed my eyes to stop my tears, but one still managed to roll down my cheek. I looked back up at Jackson when he used his thumb to wipe my tear away. His eyes show that he believed me again. To my surprise, there was no pity behind them, like most people that were kind to me. Just pure concern, and kindness. “I believe you, and I have a feeling good thing don’t happen for you much, and if they do, they are ripped away from you instantly.” My eyebrows raised in shock that he figured it out without me saying anything. Fingers brushed along my face, making me want to rest my head in his hand. I froze when his thumb ran along my lower lip. “There was something she did tell me I had to remember. That if we can make you first day with us as magical as possible. That come Christmas, you will choose the one that made the deepest impression on you. That day we will me bonded for life. Basically I’m praying you are my soulmate, Y/N.” I blinked confused as to how he knew my name, but then I remembered, the card said my name. I noticed a cloud rolled over his eyes, as desire seep through them. I remember the card telling me to enjoy myself for once. She was right I never take I always give and get stepped on. Jackson’s hands made their way down to my waist, as my arms slowly moved up to wrap around his neck. “Can I finally be selfish with you?” Jackson smiled warmly before crushing his lips against mine. His hands moved to my ass, to make my legs wrap around his waist. He broke the sweet kiss to give me a warm smile. “No it is not. Be selfish finally. I’m you’re all night long beautiful.” I giggled before pecking his lips. He chuckled before carrying me over a make-shift bed, that he made in front of the tv, that played a fake fireplace. He gently laid me down, so that I was laying on my back. Having him tower over me between my legs. I explored his face with my fingertips, admiring his enhancing facial feature. He just rested his face in the palm of my hand, after he held one of them. Jackson them started to kiss from my wrist down.to my elbow. The matching pajama top limiting him. He slightly groan, making me chuckle at how cute he looked when he pouted. “You know you could always ask silly.” I said, before I took my hand back so I could remove the top, leaving me in all black lace underwear. He gaped at me, as his eyes explored my mostly bare body. “Oh I think I might cry if you don’t choose me for Christmas.” He said before his hand wonder over my torso and slyly unhooking my bra. I bit my lip at how excited my entire body was getting just from his touch alone. “Just like how you keep telling me that you are mine, I am you’re for the tonight, remember that Jackson.” Jackson looked up at me surprised by my words, at joy danced in his beautiful chocolate dropped eyes. He’s lips found mine, to expressed how I made him feel. They were so soft and so sweet. I felt like I could taste that chocolate I ate all over again. My hands went to explore his check, after I hand managed to unfasten every single button. A moan vibrated against my lips, the moment I touched his bare chest, and play with his pants hem. “Hold on.” Jackson got up quickly and ran into his bedroom. Leaving me panting on our make-shift bed. I got nervous he was backing out, but he came back shirtless and, in his boxers with a condom between his teeth. I couldn’t hold back my laugh, as I held out my arms from him to return to them. He happily came hoping back to me and held me in his embrace. “’I love how playful you are, and warm.” He said after he moved the condom to his hand. He brushed my hair away from my face, and smile so brightly, I knew tonight was going to be unforgettable. “I can say the same about you. I especially love how my body feels when you touch me.” His hands found their way back to my body and explored it before he brushed his lips along mine. My mind became clouded the moment his hand was over my heat. He even groan when he felt how wet I already was for him. My bra was gone along with my panties, and his boxers before I knew it. He broke the kiss to tear open the condom with his teeth, but before he cut pull out of the wrappers. I took it from him, so I could rubbed his member a bit before I rolled it on. Jackson’s tongue attacked my neck, the moment I tongued him down there. I shudder underneath his tongue, but I loved that sensation. As if he could read my mind, here did it once again, along with a trail of kisses, before I felt him completely inside of me. I gasped at the pleasurable sensation before his tongue enter inside of my mouth and started a war. The kiss muffled my moans, as Jackson started to move his hips. Soon enough mine started to sync with his own, as he help one breast to massage, and my hip. He knew what he was definitely doing, as he made sure pleasure was continually coursing through my body. I felt my legs start to tremble before the rest of my body soon joined them. I closed my eyes once vision became clouded from the wave of ecstasy washed over me. Jackson broke the kiss to allow me to arch my back and moan out his name as if he was the spiritual being, I pray to for life. I could feel Jackson filling the condom up as we both hit our climax. He pulled out to run to the bathroom, before coming back to lay beside me. He then pulled a blanket over us, before holding me in his arms. We ended up playing 21 question for the heck of it, before he kissed my head goodnight, and allow me to drift back to sleep. When I woke up, I was back in my own apartment, close to the heater for warmth and a blanket over me. The sun had greeted me, as I saw up rubbing my eyes. A card magically appear on the table beside the chocolate calendar, with my name on it. To Sweet Y/N, I hope you enjoy your first chocolate night. Remember to eat Day 11 tonight when you get home for your next magical treat. Have a great day at work deary. - Ms. Clause. I just giggled as I had a sinking feeling, I was going to get laid again some night soon. I just kissed the card, before hiding the chocolates and getting ready for a new day. To my surprise as I walked to work, my phone chimed with a text message from Jackson Wang, saying he hopes he gets to see me again. “Damn last night really did happen.” I said chuckling under my breath before I went into work, wondering… Who was going to be my date for tonight? 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Natural And Ayurvedic Skincare Routine For Radiant Skin
When you clean your skin thoroughly at night, you help prevent clogged pores and, as a result, the occurrence of blackheads and pimples. Because skin penetration levels are higher at night, your products will work much better and deliver results much faster. We've put together a nighttime skincare routine for women who want to achieve glowing skin quickly. 1. Cleanse your face. Always wash your face to remove all makeup, dirt, and pollution from your skin. Your face wash should fight signs of ageing and improve skin radiance by containing the goodness of kakadu plum, the highest source of vitamin C. Kakadu plum contains natural fruit aha, which promotes cell renewal and gently exfoliates the skin to control excess oil, which can lead to pigmentation when exposed to the sun. It protects your skin from free radical damage, keeping it healthy and radiant. 2. Apply a brightening serum. After cleansing your face, apply a hydrating and brightening serum all over it. Choose a saffron-infused serum cleanses and exfoliates the skin while improving blood circulation and providing a glow. Rose extract aids in the unclogging of pores, the removal of dirt and oil, the restoration of pH balance, and the lightening and brightening of the skin. Lotus and aloe vera nourish the skin, exfoliate dead skin cells, and provide radiance. 3. Apply moisturiser to your face. Apply a brightening face cream to lock in moisture and prevent overdrying. Pick a skin brightening face cream with advanced bioactive phytoextracts that penetrate deeply into skin layers and effectively reduce dark spots, dullness, melasma, hyperpigmentation, and age spots. It should stimulate cell renewal, resulting in clearer, more even-toned skin. Vitamin C the most effective, quick, and safe skin brightener that protects against oxidative stress and effectively reduces liver spots. 4. Apply a face oil. With a nourishing face oil, you can seal in the moisture and goodness of all the other products. Pick a face oil containing antioxidant-rich saffron and say hello to a deep radiating glow, clearer skin, and a bright complexion. Choose anti-inflammatory and anti-acne herbs like Manjishtha, Turmeric and Lodhra to reduce breakouts, acne, and flaunt even-toned skin! 5. Face sculpting. Using a jade roller or a gua sha, sculpt your face. Massaging your face with these tools improves the absorption of other skincare products while also increasing blood circulation. It can help to work the facial tissues and relax the muscles, resulting in less puffiness. It also aids in the reduction of wrinkles and dark circles. 6. Use a lip mask. Apply a lip sleeping mask right before bed to prevent your lips from drying out or flaking. A lip plumping mask with Vitamin C and antioxidants moisturises dry lips. If you apply it at night, you will wake up with smoother lips. It provides intense moisturisation if it is formulated with shea butter and manuka honey. Besides this, lingonberry and turmeric oil, also help lighten dark lips, as well as coconut and castor oil, which aid in the removal of dead cells and flaky skin. 7. Cover everything with a sleep mask. By finishing the routine with a sleep mask, you can seal in all of the skincare products. Pick a prebiotic sleep mask to wake up with a refreshing glory. A sleep mask is designed to provide maximum comfort by nourishing your skin with prebiotics, retinol, collagen protein, and hyaluronic acid. Whichever combination you choose will nourish and hydrate your skin throughout the night. Make this sleep mask a part of your daily nighttime routine to wake up with refreshed, moisturised, plumpy, tight skin. It also aids in the reduction of fine lines and wrinkles.
Stop Washing Your Face in The Shower - Here's Why.
Women with sensitive skin, acne prone skin, or dry skin have probably heard a common refrain from their expert friends and family about how their shower time could be exacerbating their problems. It's such a common refrain in the skincare world that some people question whether you should even shower daily — for reasons other than the potential harm to your face. What kind of shower is best for your facial skin? Long or short? Is it better to bathe with cold or warm water? The truth is that the verdict on showers and their benefits for the skin on your face isn't all that clear, and rather than accepting one opinion as "gospel," you should consider your own skin needs and how showering may help or stop you from getting your face what it needs in order to glow. What Happens to Your Skin in a Shower? The question of what showering does to your skin is perhaps the most important information in this discussion — and there are already some disagreements. However, the general consensus is that showering daily can have a few negative effects on your skin and the skin on your face. In the worst-case scenario, daily showering can exacerbate skin problems such as dry skin, itching, cracking, and bacterial overgrowth. Showering can help reduce skin bacteria, which is sometimes beneficial — but not always. While it may come as a surprise, bacteria are not all bad. In fact, bacteria and the health of your skin have a close relationship. Bacteria are necessary for the health of your skin. For example, in order for your immune system to function properly, it must be exposed to microorganisms on a regular basis. Keeping your skin clean and free of dirt and bacteria does not make you healthier; instead, it prevents your immune system from properly training its antibodies for future encounters. As a result, the antibacterial soaps that many people use in showers and hand scrubbing situations may kill off the important 'should be here' bacteria. When this happens, you're merely making room for more dangerous bacteria to colonise. And this is a major concern for people who take hot showers frequently, because excessive showering can cause your skin to dry and crack over time, allowing these more dangerous bacteria to enter your body beneath the skin barrier. This can lead to major issues, infections, and problems in the future. Is it bad to wash your face while you shower? Despite all of our warnings, there are still plenty of reasons to take our advice with a grain of salt. While a celebrity dermatologist may recommend you not to wash your face during your shower routine, the reality is that there is very little evidence to suggest any danger to your face in particular. We couldn't find any studies that suggested that washing your face in the shower could cause an increase in acne, wrinkles, dryness, or skin conditions like rosacea or eczema. The wrong products, many of which may be in your shower, are what will cause your skin problems. For example, the American Academy of Dermatology Association (AAD) recommends avoiding alcohol and abrasive cleaners, as well as sponges, washcloths and mesh cleaning tools that can irritate your skin. That means that many of the tools you use to wash your body (and may have in your shower) aren't good for your facial skin. And, after a thorough body scrub, remember not to scrub too hard on your face. Cleansers should be applied with your fingertips, and the cleanser should be removed with the same care. And, as the AAD points out, there's the issue of water temperature, which they recommend for face washing be "lukewarm." This is likely unhappy news if you enjoy hot or cold showers. Is water temperature important? You're probably wondering, "Why the big deal about hot water?" What about saunas, steam rooms and hot towels? "What exactly is it about my shower water that is so bad for my face?" As it turns out, there's a lot that can go wrong with it. Excessively hot water has been linked to an increased risk of irritation and inflammation of the skin on your face, according to research. As far as we're concerned, this does not imply that taking a shower is bad for your face. It does, however, imply that your face-specific routine may be best staged outside of the shower, where you can control temperature, reduce the risk of injury due to water temperature fluctuations, and generally do better work for your skin health. You may be wondering about the benefits of steam and whether they mitigate the risk of irritation. Steam and hot water have numerous benefits for your skin — and the things that live in your skin. Steam can loosen and soften buildup, making blackheads and other solid blemishes easier to remove from your pores. Steaming your skin can also provide additional benefits for serums and moisturisers later on. Topical products can often be better accepted by your skin by opening up your pores and making your skin more permeable. And, contrary to popular belief, steam is beneficial to your skin's relative moisture levels. It can not only help you add water to your individual skin cells, but it can also help make subsequent products like moisturisers and serums more effective. Finally, and perhaps most importantly, steam increases blood flow in your skin's blood vessels, which can lead to increased collagen production and, eventually, plump and firm skin. All of this being said, it is recommended that you use a hot towel or bowl rather than a shower, as this gives you more control over the time and level of contact water has with your face, as well as the ability to adjust the temperature. These things are important for people who have rosacea and redness, as well as those who have broken capillaries. Women with sensitive skin should exercise caution as well, as steaming can aggravate inflammatory conditions (which means people with eczema should also be wary). When You Should Wash Your Face Instead So, the shower is off, and we both agree on that. So, where do you wash your face? When, where, and why? You should wash your face twice a day, plus more if you get sweaty, as you might after exercise or time in the sun. In most cases, washing once in the morning and once at night is sufficient. According to what we can tell, you're fine to do one of those washes right after a shower — lukewarm water and a non-abrasive, non-alcoholic cleanser are the gentle combination you'll need. Just remember to be a little gentler than you would be with your back, legs, or feet. By the way, now is the ideal time to apply a moisturiser. Hot showers (especially long ones) can dry out your skin, and for people with psoriasis and other skin issues, they can aggravate existing problems. The best time to replenish lost moisture and protect yourself for the day ahead is after your post-shower face wash.
Hyaluronic Acid - The Natural Skin Plumping Sugar
Despite its tough pronunciation and even more complicated spelling; hyaluronic acid is an important part of your daily skin care routine. It's widely used in serums, sheet masks, and moisturisers. This is because HA, a naturally occurring molecule in the skin, binds to water and plumps the face, giving it a dewy, glowing appearance. It's clear that word of its benefits has spread, as it's one of the most sought-after ingredients in skin-care products. Aside from increasing skin moisture levels, hyaluronic acid serves other functions. What is hyaluronic acid, exactly? Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring sugar molecule in the skin that helps water bind to collagen, keeping it in place and giving the skin a plumper, dewier, and more hydrated appearance. Essentially, hyaluronic acid improves skin hydration, which helps to maintain the skin's youthful, full, and bouncy appearance. Collagen in our dermis determines the structure of our skin. Natural hyaluronic acid is covalently linked to water molecules on one side and collagen on the other, providing plumpness to the skin. What is hyaluronic acid's function? As we age, our collagen and hyaluronic acid levels gradually decline, causing our skin to become increasingly dry. Furthermore, winter heaters, specific skin care products, and underlying skin disorders can cause microscopic tears in the protective skin barrier, allowing water to escape. As a result, implementing a customised skin care regimen that includes moisturising products could be extremely beneficial. Hyaluronic acid, glycerin, colloidal oatmeal, urea, propylene glycol, and sorbitol are humectants, which draw water to the skin to hydrate it. These chemicals can be found in a variety of products, such as moisturisers, eye creams, and serums. The use of HA-containing products tightens the skin around the eyes, increases moisture to reduce puffiness, and softens fine wrinkles throughout the face. Hyaluronic acid is effective when applied topically due to its ease of penetration. Our skin is the largest organ in the body, soaking up up to 60% of the nutrients applied to it. Furthermore, the lightweight, fluid nature of hyaluronic acid, as well as its ability to retain moisture from the environment and deeper dermis to completely hydrate the skin, are benefits. Who should benefit from hyaluronic acid? All skin types benefit from hyaluronic acid. It is non-irritating in general and does not aggravate acne, rosacea, or allergic skin conditions. However, there is a very small chance of experiencing any negative consequences. Individuals with dry and/or older skin will benefit the most from the application of hyaluronic acid. Because our bodies produce less hyaluronic acid as we age, people in their forties and fifties will benefit the most from applying it topically. Despite the fact that the term "acid" appears in the term of hyaluronic acid, those with sensitive skin should not be worried; it is completely safe for everyone. Because hyaluronic acid is naturally produced in our bodies, there are no known side effects from using it. If you have an allergic reaction to it or a product that contains it, contact your dermatologist immediately; the reaction could be caused by another active or inactive ingredient. Injectable Hyaluronic Acid Injections of hyaluronic acid are also available. Hyaluronic acid is a gel-like substance found in dermal fillers that attracts water after injection to replenish volume and restore lost structure. This helps to smooth the appearance of lines and wrinkles while also reducing the overall sunken or drooping appearance of the face. These dermal fillers can be used to treat nasolabial folds, marionette lines, cheek augmentation, chin augmentation, undereyes, lips, and back of the hands, among other things. Because the quality of fillers varies, it's critical to consult with your dermatologist about your options to ensure you get the best one for you. A cosmetic surgeon compares different types of hyaluronic acid fillers to different types of paintbrushes. They all contain the same component, but the density, lift-ability, and durability of the molecules vary depending on their size and arrangement. Additionally, it is reversible. Because it is injected into your face, it is not permanent. Because hyaluronic acid dermal fillers are reversible, your dermatologist can dissolve the filler quickly using the enzyme hyaluronidase if you are dissatisfied with the results or if a blood artery is blocked during the injection process. The enzyme works quickly; the substance dissolves quickly and is completely destroyed within 24 to 48 hours. Individuals who are allergic to bees, on the other hand, should proceed with caution — and consult a dermatologist — before attempting hyaluronidase-based therapy because the enzyme is found in bee venom. Hyaluronic acid fillers, on the other hand, are not for everyone. Except for pregnant women, the vast majority of people can benefit from hyaluronic acid fillers. Pregnancy and fillers have not been thoroughly studied, but dermatologists generally avoid injecting pregnant women due to uncertainty. Furthermore, if you have a current skin infection, you should avoid these fillers. First, treat the infection, and then return to your appointment once your dermatologist has given you the all-clear. If you're thinking about using hyaluronic fillers, there are a few minor risks to be aware of. Bruising and swelling are the most common side effects of any injectable treatment. The good news is that these shortfalls will only last a short time. Tenderness should subside within a few days. To reduce the risk of bruising, blood-thinning medications such as aspirin, ibuprofen, and red wine should be avoided for about a week before treatment. Furthermore, arnica and bromelain may aid in the reduction of swelling and bruising.