By Kari Molvar
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The Rwandan government is sending officials across the country to enforce its ban on skin lightening and bleaching products.
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In an ideal world, we would all embrace our every bump, blemish, line, and scar. And we would also hold hands and run through grassy meadows in white cotton dresses and never feel bad about anything ever again. But, sadly, this is reality€€a reality in which many of us would very much like to have smooth skin for as long as possible.
Many eye creams say they will lessen wrinkles and help with dark circles, and they aren't wrong — keeping your under eye area hydrated helps prevent wrinkles and improves overall appearance according to Livestrong.
Great skin is not simply a matter of DNA — your daily habits, in fact, have a big impact on what you see in the mirror. But depending on which product reviews you read or doctors you consult, there is a dizzying number of opinions on everything from how to moisturize to how to protect yourself from UV rays. Ultimately, caring for your skin is simply personal. Here’s what you should keep in mind to sort through all the noise.
The African country is leading a campaign against skin bleaching and substandard cosmetics, particularly products that include hydroquinone, a spokesman from the Rwanda Standards Board told CNN.
Which is where anti-aging face creams come in: Filled with line-plumping humectants and collagen-increasing retinoids, these all-in-one formulas brighten, tighten, and hydrate skin, while you do virtually nothing but eat and sleep. And, surprisingly, some of the very best anti-agers€€with intensely tested, science-backed formulas that really, truly work€€are actually found at the drugstore for crazy-cheap prices. And these five, broken down for your skin type, are the best in their league by far.
What you need to keep in mind when it comes to eye creams, though, is that the ingredients in many popular eye creams actually don't differ much from a facial moisturizer, according to Fry Face. The only real difference tends to be that it's much less product for a lot more money.
Skin Care Tips Before You Start
For skin that's dull, blah, and spotted.
THREE MAIN STEPS
"It is been implemented by the Ministry of Health and the Rwanda Food and Drug Authority and the Rwanda Standards Board," said Simeon Kwizera, the public relations and communications officer for the board.
Instead, just use a high-quality moisturizer all over your face, including your under eye area.
Think of your skin-care routine as consisting of three main steps:
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This night moisturizer is essentially a magic wand for your face, thanks to its hefty dose of vitamin C, which brightens skin and fades dark spots; glycolic acid, which exfoliates rough complexions on a cellular level; and retinol, which speeds up collagen production.
Cleansing — Washing your face.
"Operations are being conducted by technical people," he said. "The police is there to oversee only and make sure that all operations are being conducted in a safe way."
Xuan mask is made in China by the snail brand, the snail dope, like what Ian South Korea and France, Thailand and other countries of the products are imported from Henan snail snail liquid raw materials. So it's better to buy this snail mask with a high price ratio.
For "normal" skin with deep-set wrinkles
Toning — Balancing the skin.
If you do any research into skin care, you'll notice a number of fancy-sounding names popping up. But what's important to remember is that a product having a cool name doesn't inherently make it a good product.
Moisturizing — Hydrating and softening the skin.
President Paul Kagame sparked discussions on the need to ban the sale of skin "whiteners" on social media in November.
What this little jar of cream lacks in flair, it completely makes up for with a kickass formula. Filled with retinol, retinol-boosting ingredients , and hyaluronic acid, this silky night cream gives you both immediate and longterm line-softening results.
The goal of any skin-care routine is to tune up your complexion so it’s functioning at its best, and also troubleshoot or target any areas you want to work on. “Beauty routines are an opportunity to notice changes within yourself,” says the San Francisco skin-care specialist Kristina Holey. As your skin needs shifts with age, so will your products. Still, she adds, “it’s not about creating perfection.” Allow these three steps to become your daily ritual that fortifies your skin and grounds your day.
For oily skin that's starting to crease
Be sure to do research into the ingredients and quality of every product you buy, rather than relying on the name itself.
GIVE IT TIME
In response to a post from a woman calling for the government to crack down on skin bleaching, Kagame said on Twitter that bleaching creams are unhealthy, and he called on the country's ministry of health and police to rein "this in very quickly."
The science behind skin-care products has come a long way but there’s still no such thing as an instant fix — you need time to reap the benefits, says Dr. Rachel Nazarian, a Manhattan dermatologist at Schweiger Dermatology Group. “Results are only seen through consistent use,” she explains. Generally, aim to use a product over at least six weeks, once or twice daily, to notice a difference.
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Most anti-aging creams can feel like a mask on your face, but this lightweight retinol€€ and vitamin E€€laced formula truly sinks into your skin within a minute of massaging it on each night, so the only thing you need to worry about is how quickly your fine lines will disappear. .
Tip: With any skin-care product, apply in order of consistency — from thinnest to thickest. For example, cleanser, toner (if you use it), serum, and then moisturizer.
Government officials and police are now patrolling markets in the capital, Kigali, and in provinces across the? African nation, seizing skin-lightening and bleaching products from vendors.
Fresh and unique, smooth texture of the sleep mask, before sleeping evenly can be beautiful to sleep. Moisturizing and replenishing water, whitening repair is also quite praised, after erasing it does not feel very greasy, get up in the morning to wash again, skin feels tender.
For sensitive skin that's dry and crepe-y
Over the last few years, coconut oil has been a hugely trendy skin-care product, touted for its use for everything from hair to body to face. But is it really worth it? Sadly, coconut oil can actually be pore-clogging, according to Healthline. Of course, if it works for you, you should still use it, but if you find yourself breaking out, it could be the cause.
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Last month, the country's Standards Board warned the public about the alternative names for hydroquinone, one of the prohibited ingredients in ordinary commercial cosmetics.
If your skin runs for cover at the first mention of retinol, then please behold this gentle cream that uses amino peptides€€not retinoids€€to smooth lines. The result: soft, hydrated, and noticeably plumper skin that's anything but terrifying.
Suddenly, just like during the 19th and 20th centuries, beauty products aim to cleanse not just our bodies, but our souls as well.
There are tons of skin-care pills and other supplements out there. You might think you need a supplement to have clear, glowing skin, but they aren't all created equally. Do you need to use these skin-care supplements? Probably not, according to The Klog.?
"All the ingredients that can help in body bleaching, skin bleaching, are banned," a government spokesperson told CNN.
- For bumy skin that's rough and wrinkled
Washing your face is the most basic and essential step of any routine, says the New York City dermatologist Dr. Carlos Charles. “Our skin comes in contact with environmental pollutants, dirt and other factors each day that should be gently removed.” Wash twice a day, morning and night, to avoid clogged pores, dullness and acne.
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But if you're going to try them, make sure you pay attention to what they're actually made of so you're not just seeing a placebo effect.
FIND YOUR FACIAL CLEANSER
"We are now putting much effort, like educating people, going around and seizing those illegal products," Francois Uwinkindi, director of the cancer unit at the Ministry of Health, told Reuters news agency.
The moisturizing mask of the hyaluronic acid from Japan is also a great heat, and it is a mask that can make a quick make-up of water. It contains the ingredients of queen bee milk, soy isoflavones and shrimp erythropoietin, which contains a certain whitening effect. However, it is worth noting that the sensitive muscle should be careful to use this mask and be careful to stimulate the skin.
This ain't your grandmother's face cream€€er, it might be , but I'm guessing her skin looks really excellent then. Because this cult-favorite formula is loaded with brightening AHAs and firming collagen, leaving skin smoother, clearer, and tighter with consistent use.
The right formula cleanses your skin without stripping essential, healthy oils. Take it easy with exfoliating scrubs (use once a week) and avoid those with crushed walnut shells or abrasive ingredients.
Besides, make sure that the impact won't wear off if you stop taking the supplement. You might notice that your skin is only as good for as long as you're taking the product, which can get expensive.
Rwandan police said they seized more than 5,000 banned bleaching products -- including lotions, oils, soaps and sprays -- from beauty shops across the country last month, according to local media,?New Times.
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WHAT DOES NON-COMEDOGENIC MEAN EXACTLY?
This term frequently appears on product labels and is used by skin-care experts but not always defined in simple, clear language. Here’s a quick explanation: If a product claims to be non-comedogenic it means that it shouldn’t clog pores or trigger acne — either by occluding the skin, blocking glands or irritating the hair follicle. The claim is not regulated by the F.D.A., however, and many companies do their own internal tests to determine whether a product should be considered comedogenic or not. (Some common known comedogenic ingredients are coconut oil and cocoa butter.) Typically, the fewer ingredients a product has, the easier it is to determine if it will cause any reactions.
Skin whitening creams are sold in many African countries without restriction, despite increasing push-back from the public and governments on the continent.
In the last year, face mists have become very popular, with many people owning one (if not several). They seem easy enough. You can keep them in your purse, or on your desk, and you can put them in the fridge for a cooling effect. But do they actually do anything?
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Did you know there's a best way to wash your face? Here's how skin-care specialist Kristina Holey does it.
American reality TV star Blac Chyna faced immense criticism after announcing that she had partnered with a beauty line called Whitenicious to launch a face cream in Lagos, Nigeria's largest city.
Kose is a famous Japanese skincare brand, this mask is very popular a cosmetic mask. The main ingredients are butanediol, diethylene glycol, glycerin and other moisturizing agents, though they are called hyaluronic acid mask, but hyaluronic acid content is not much. Simple moisturizing is acceptable. It is suitable for young people under 23 years old. No flavor and pigment, suitable for a variety of skin use, is the essence of the amount of less, in general, the effect can afford its price.
If you review the ingredients on many mists, they're just often water with artificial coloring and some fragrance reported Refinery29. For people with sensitive skin, these can actually have a negative impact, as these artificial colors and scents can irritate and lead to redness or even breakouts.
Skin-lightening products contain chemicals such as mercury and hydroquinone, which can cause liver damage, reduce resistance to bacterial and fungal infections, and increase anxiety, depression and psychosis, according to the World Health Organization.
HOW TO USE TONER
Leave these to the professionals. While some swear by doing chemical peels at home, noting how much cheaper it can be, others have had negative experiences with at-home chemical peels, according to ABC News.
For many, the word “toner” brings to mind stinging astringents from the ’80s. “The original was an alcohol-based product that was used to dry up oily skin and remove any leftover dirt following cleansing,” Dr. Nazarian says. Today’s formulas, however, have evolved. Think of them as supplements — these thin liquids deliver an extra shot of nutrients, helping the other products in your regimen absorb better, while still balancing your complexion. Most experts, the New York City aesthetician Jordana Mattioli says, consider toner to be optional: “It can be a good way to add in specific ingredients that you may not have in your other products or add another layer of skin-replenishment.” If you have the time and inclination, here are some hero ingredients to look for:
he global market for skin-lighteners is projected to reach $31.2 billion by 2024, up from $17.9 billion in 2017, especially in Asia, the Middle East and Africa, according to Global Industry Analysts.
Alpha and beta hydroxy acids to gently remove dead skin cells that can clog pores, improve sun-damaged skin and minimize dullness.
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Hyaluronic acid to boost hydration, seal in dewiness and plump skin to subtly treat fine lines.
Around 25% of women in Mali, 77% of women in Nigeria, and 59% in Togo regularly use skin-lightening products, according to a 2011 report by the World Health Organization.
Morita this mask is Japan's explosion models, this paper mask mask is very thin, deposited on the face is very comfortable, moisturizing effect is very good, in addition to containing more high hyaluronic acid moisturizing ingredients, and add gourd, molecular tincture, hydrolyzed collagen, licorice, seaweed and other compound natural moisturizing ingredients, can make your skin in the water at all times, smooth wrinkles and prevent skin aging.
Though we may wish it weren't the case, products that promise to give you abs and a flatter stomach just don't work. You can't apply a lotion and end up with a six-pack. The only thing that can do that is a specific diet and workout routine (and sometimes genetics).
Rose water and green tea to calm irritation and reduce redness with an anti-inflammatory effect.
Vitamin E and C to fight daily exposure to free radicals that can age your skin.
Ghana implemented a ban on skin lightening creams in 2017, following C?te d'ivoire's ban in 2015.
WHAT IS TONER?
Similarly, cellulite creams aren't effective. Since cellulite is largely the result of genetics, there's not much that can be done to get rid of it. Cellulite is very common, with?Scientific American?reporting that 90% of people who identify as women and 10% of people who identify as men have cellulite. If you expect an overpriced cream to get rid of it, you'll end up disappointed.
“Toners should be done after cleansing and before putting on anything else,” Mattioli says. The traditional application method is to saturate a cotton pad and pass it over your face. But, as Mattioli points out, “You end up losing a lot of product.”
Tip: “Applying toner with clean hands is the most efficient. Just pour a few drops in your palm, then swipe it on.” Or if you prefer, you can pull apart a cotton pad “so it’s not so thick before putting toner on it,” Mattioli advises. Most formulas can be used morning and night, but you might want to use those with exfoliating acids only at night or every other day.
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They're pretty, and they're cheap, but do sheet masks really do anything? It depends on who you ask. Some skin-care professionals think that sheet masks do nothing at all, according to The Cut, while others consider them to be a holy grail product. At the end of the day, though, it all comes down to how you use them, and what sheet masks you're using, according to The Everygirl.
To Wear Makeup or Not to Wear Makeup?
面膜精致又便宜，但是面膜真的有用吗？在这一点上是公说公有理，婆说婆有理。据The Cut网站报道，一些护肤专家认为，面膜根本没用，而另外一些人则将面膜奉为护肤圣品。The Everygirl网站表示，归根结底，有用没用都取决于你是如何使用面膜的，以及使用的是什么面膜产品。
The question is surprisingly fraught, but the answer is simple.
For example, just grabbing any sheet mask without reviewing the ingredients or reading about other people's experience with them probably isn't going to do you any favors, while doing your research and some trial and error would lead you to your skin-care savior.
Treating With Serums
Simply put, serums are powerful skin allies. Filled with concentrated doses of active ingredients, these elixirs can mitigate a number of issues, from dark spots to wrinkles. “Even if you don’t have any specific issues, everyone still needs a general antioxidant serum in the morning to protect from daily aggressors,” Mattioli says. While there are “limitless options” for ingredients, Nazarian singles out her hardworking favorites. To handle specific issues, look for these products:
Hyaluronic acid to seal in hydration and strengthen the barrier function (the top layer of your skin) to prevent moisture loss.
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If you have blackheads, you know how frustrating they can be to deal with. Now, you can purchase a blackhead extractor online and in many beauty stores, but this is one skincare product you definitely don't need. It requires expertise to be able to use a tool like this, and trying it out at home can be ineffective at best, and can lead to scarring or more at worst, according to?Glamour.
Vitamin C to help brighten dull skin and decrease dark spots with continued use.
The baby muscle hydrating mask, legendary doll mask, the pores, enhance, moisturizing, elastic, apply the face facial skin will become very soft and very soft moisturizing Oh, not sticky.
Retinol, vitamin B3, peptides to stimulate the production of collagen and elastin, proteins in the body that help prevent lines and skin sagging.
Colloidal sulfur, niacinamide to calm redness and irritation by decreasing inflammation, and improve acne with its antimicrobial effects.
HELPFUL HINTS AND POINTERS
9159com金沙网站：2018年面膜排行榜，双语阅读。If you have multiple concerns, you might want to use multiple formulas. “I recommend treating different areas with different products,” Mattioli says. “Maybe you’ll use a vitamin C serum all over but then dab on [another] for hyperpigmentation on just a few spots.” Just run any combination by your dermatologist to avoid any potential reactions.
To save time, don’t try mixing a serum into your moisturizer. This “lessens the ability of the serum to absorb effectively,” Dr. Nazarian says. “Products should be applied one by one.”
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Not all serums are applied with the same frequency. “This varies with the ingredients,” Dr. Nazarian says. “I prefer antioxidants in the morning because they give you additional protection from the environment, and most of us don’t use enough sunscreen as is,” Mattioli says. Yet certain ingredients are best when slathered on at night. For example: “Retinols are not sun-stable and will degrade if applied in daytime,” Dr. Nazarian explains. Bottom line: Read the label instructions carefully.
This mask is no product (no pigment, no spice, no mineral oil)! Apply a day is very tender, moisturizing whitening effect is very obvious! This raw material is cooked directly from the bean curd. It has a light fragrance, and I want to eat a mouthful. It's not greasy at the end of the day.
The most basic function of a moisturizer is to hydrate and soften the skin. “Essentially, moisturizers assist in preventing water loss through the outer layers of skin,” Dr. Charles explains. “They can also complement the naturally found protective oils and other building blocks within the skin, such as ceramides.” This is one product that doctors recommend using year-round, for all skin types. “Skin naturally loses the ability to retain moisture as we age,” Dr. Nazarian insists, “and daily activities, such as washing, can strip natural hydrators from the surface.”
HOW TO PICK A MOISTURIZER
“Everyone needs moisture, but the texture of your moisturizer will differ depending on your skin type,” Mattioli notes. Consider this your cheat-sheet, courtesy of Dr. Nazarian.
THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A DAY AND NIGHT CREAM
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Creams you apply in the morning are equipped to protect your skin from the environmental aggressors you’ll face when you leave the house—many contain antioxidants to minimize pollution-based free radicals and sunscreen to shield you from ultraviolet radiation. They typically have a lightweight consistency. Night creams, on the other hand, focus on repairing any damage you might have picked up with ingredients like retinol to speed cellular turnover and counteract dark spots. These creams also replenish moisture levels, which naturally dip in the evening, with emollients that often create a rich, thick texture.
This mask a few years ago in the Chinese fire, now it doesn't seem so fire, the main effect is not too good, inside the mask with Cleansing Cream and moisturizing cream, is a full service, but it is not very practical, Koreans love as a gimmick, in fact, this cherry mask in South Korea to sell cheap. Sales are not high, many Korean products sell well at home, to Chinese on fire.
EYE CREAMS, EXPLAINED
Can you survive without an eye cream? Absolutely. But, if you have specific concerns — like hyperpigmentation, dryness or puffiness — you might want to try one. “The skin around the eyes is quite thin and delicate, and more likely to react to irritating ingredients than other areas,” Dr. Nazarian says. “Therefore, dermatologists typically recommend an eye cream that considers the potential sensitivity and has more tolerable concentrations of active ingredients.”
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For undereye bags and inflammation, caffeine, peptides and hyaluronic acid can be soothing, Mattioli says. “Dark circles can be due to visible veins or actual discoloration common in darker skin tones,” she says. “Look for brightening ingredients like vitamin C, kojic acid and niacinamide.” Insider tip: Steer clear of strong retinols (which can sting and create redness) and fragrance, to avoid any eye irritation.
Protect With Sunscreen
All of the experts we consulted unanimously agreed on one thing: that sunscreen is, hands down, the most crucial skin-care product. It’s “of utmost importance as part of your year-round regimen,” Dr. Charles points out. “Daily and consistent sunscreen use helps to prevent the development of fine lines and wrinkles, textural imperfections, and changes in the appearance of pores over time. More importantly, daily sunscreen use can help to prevent the formation of certain skin cancers.” To make it easy to remember, experts recommend using a daily moisturizer with a built-in broad spectrum SPF of at least 30.
DECODING SUNSCREEN FORMULAS
There’s a lot of debate over which sunscreens are best and safest for your complexion. You have two types of ingredients in formulas:
Chemical ingredients, such as oxybenzone and octinoxate, which are absorbed into your skin to counteract the damage from ultraviolet light
Lightweight, easy to apply and transparent on the skin.
Can irritate and cause reactions in those with sensitive skin.
Certain ingredients like oxybenzone have raised health concerns and carry a “high hazard” rating on the Environmental Working Group’s Skin Deep Cosmetic Database.
Physical ingredients, such as titanium dioxide and zinc oxide, that sit on top of your skin to deflect or prevent UV rays from entering your body.
Very little risk of irritation or health concerns.
Often leave a white or grayish tint on the skin, particularly in those with darker skin tones.
Insider tip: “I typically advocate the use of sunscreens that contain a combination of physical and chemical blocking components,” Dr. Charles says. “These will provide protection from both UVA and UVB rays, and typically do not create any visible residue.”
SUNSCREEN APPLICATION 101
Consider this your rule of thumb, according to Dr. Nazarian: “Apply sunscreen 30 minutes before sun exposure, and reapply at least every two hours. Chemical sunscreens should be applied directly to clean skin, while physical blockers can be applied last in your skin-care regimen, but before makeup is applied. About two tablespoons of sunscreen are appropriate to cover your face and exposed areas of your body; within that amount, use a nickel-size dollop to cover your face.”
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ARE FACE MASKS WORTH ALL THE HYPE?
To say that face masks have become popular lately is a bit of an understatement — Sephora has more than 400 varieties (and 60 of those launched in the last few months). Masks “offer highly concentrated treatments to address specific issues,” says New York City dermatologist Dr. Joshua Zeichner. But unlike a toner or a serum, masks deliver ingredients under occlusion, which helps the ingredients absorb more efficiently, notes Dr. Nazarian.
Then there’s the fun factor: Many of the latest innovations bubble up, turn colors and peel off. Yes, it’s a little gimmicky, and this step is certainly not essential in your routine. “Think of masks like boosters — not necessary but beneficial,” Mattioli says.
If you want to give one a whirl, here are three performance-driven varieties to consider, according to Mattioli:
Sheet masks: “These are primarily hydrating. Having ingredients saturated on the skin in this occlusive manner keeps air from getting in and you’ll get a higher absorption in a short amount of time. I always recommend keeping these in the fridge to get an anti-inflammatory benefit as well.”
Sleeping packs or overnight masks: “Overnight masks or sleeping packs will have a thicker texture and help trap in whatever ingredients you layer underneath. They’re ideal for mature skin or severely dry skin.”
Clay or mud masks: "These absorb oil and can have a mild exfoliating effect — so they’re great for oily areas. You don’t have to put it on your whole face, though. You can target just a few areas. In fact, I love multi-masking: using a clay on the t-zone and a hydrating one everywhere else.”
Insider tip: Apply masks after serum but before moisturizer, unless it’s a leave-on overnight mask, which can take the place of your nighttime moisturizer. Like any product that supplements your regular routine, masks should be used in moderation — no more than once a week to prevent any irritation, Dr. Zeichner says.
DO I NEED ANY SPECIAL TOOLS?
Not really. A simple washcloth really does most of the work. But who needs a spa appointment when the latest skin-care gadgets — and one surprisingly analog standby — bring the same technology to your bathroom?
Here are a few we recommend:
Washcloth: Lightly buffing with a standard-issue (100-percent cotton) clean cloth and gentle cleanser might be all you need for smoother skin. To avoid any bacteria, use a fresh cloth every day.
Sonic cleansing: A rotating disc emits pulsations that dislodge impurities from your pores. Most tools come with multiple settings for a gentle to deep clean. [Clarisonic Mia 1 Facial Cleansing Brush, $129]
LED light therapy: Many devices combine multiple colored lights in one wand, so you can customize your session. Switch on red to stimulate collagen and elastin production while decreasing inflammation; blue to eliminate acne-causing bacteria and redness; and yellow to even out your tone. [Skin Inc Optimizer Voyage Tri-Light, $265]
Microcurrent waves: A low-level current sends waves through the skin to tighten and contour the facial muscles — think of it as a workout for your complexion. [NuFace Trinity Facial Toning Device, $325]
Fractional non-ablative laser: Beams of light penetrate the skin (creating a warm, but not burning, sensation) to generate cellular disruption, which triggers the body’s natural healing process to fight off lines and wrinkles. [Tria Beauty SmoothBeauty Laser, $495]
WHAT IS A FACE OIL?
Touted as a pure and natural way to improve your skin, botanical facial oils — infused with plant and farm-fresh extracts — have exploded into the mainstream market lately. Still, experts often advise caution when dousing yourself, as not all oils are created equal. “I recommend avoiding essential oils or those with added perfumes, which increase potential of skin irritation,” Dr. Nazarian says.
4 Benefits of Facial Oils:
Intensely hydrate without leaving a greasy residue. Look for: maracuja oil.
Brighten and even out your skin tone. Look for: olive oil.
Rid bacteria and soothe acne-prone skin. Look for: marula oil.
Calm red, inflamed skin, and ease the symptoms of rosacea. Look for: rosehip oil.
How and When to Use an Oil:
Most facial oils can be used twice daily, both morning and night. They should be applied after facial serums and gels, but before your creams and lotions. Spread a dime-size amount between your palms and pat it on, targeting the outer areas of the face, and then sweeping in toward the center, around your eyes, nose and lips.
WHAT CAN I DO WHEN MY SKIN GETS IRRITATED?
Many times skin irritation, from acne to eczema, can be traced back to overzealous habits. “Unfortunately, a lot of what I do is get people back to having healthy skin from overuse of products — stripping cleansers, items that over-exfoliate or contain sensitizing ingredients — which they were using as a foundation for healthy skin but it took them farther away from it,” Holey says. To bring your skin back to its baseline, she suggests the following holistic remedies:
Run cold water over your pulse points, such as your wrists, to lower your internal body temperature, which calms your skin, too.
Apply an oatmeal mask to rid yourself of inflammation. Mix dried oats with a few spoonfuls of water. Spread this paste on your skin, and let it sit until it’s semi-dry, then rinse off.
Use chilled, steeped green tea as a rinse that you splash on your face. EGCG (Epigallocatechin gallate), a polyphenol in green tea, has an “immediate soothing effect,” Holey says.
Try acupuncture to improve circulation, digestion and immunity internally, all of which supports healthy skin externally. Holey recommends weekly treatments initially, then monthly maintenance sessions.
Live well: you can read stress on your face — literally, since high levels of cortisol (a stress hormone) can weaken your skin, bring on acne and even accelerate wrinkling. Holey’s advice? Exercise regularly, get your rest, meditate or find ways to feel positive. The results will show.
About the Author
Kari Molvar is a freelance beauty writer with a specialty, and special obsession, with skincare. She is a frequent digital contributor to T Magazine.