Natural and organic beauty products are quite a hit among female consumers, says the American Academy of Dermatology, or AAD. The prospect of reducing wrinkles naturally without cosmetic treatments or harsh, irritating ingredients may be appealing; however, the AAD stresses the "all natural" products may not be as natural as you think. Moreover, the best way to naturally avoid fine lines and wrinkles is to take steps to prevent them.
Stress, shifting hormone levels, certain medications and even air travel can all cause acne flareups -- whether you are 15 years old or 40 years old. Any one of those factors can leave you with a major case of acne. While long-term treatment with gentle cleanser and salicylic acid spot treatment works fine, an acne mask can help speed your breakout on its way a little faster.
Simple is sexy when it comes to makeup, even when you're trying to camouflage tired-looking eyes. Avoid heavy eye makeup applications when you need to lift your eyes. The last thing tired eyes need is something to weigh them down. Here are some tips to liven up those tired eyes.
(1) Brighten Eyes with White Shadow
A small amount of pearl shadow or white eyeliner can brighten up your eyes.
Dark under-eye circles can tack on the most years to your face. Each year, manufacturers of skincare products release new eye creams to the consumer market that claim to get rid of dark, baggy, puffy eyes. However, skin care expert Paula Begoun, author of "Don't Go to the Cosmetics Counter Without Me" reveals that specialty eye creams don't work.
In the U.S., people spent more than $2 billion treating acne in 2004, reports the American Academy of Dermatology. And while most people think of acne as a facial problem, many of the 85 percent of Americans who have to deal with acne at some point during their lives know that breakouts are also likely to occur on your back and chest.
The thin skin under your eyes tends to lose elasticity and wrinkle as you age. While eye creams and gels can encourage slight improvements in the texture and appearance of your under-eye wrinkles, professional cosmetic procedures may provide more dramatic results. Consider both the risks and benefits when choosing a procedure to enhance your under-eye area.
Commercial wrinkle lotions range in price and effectiveness. The products, while often viewed as necessary, sometimes contain unpronounceable ingredients that cause skin irritation and redness. Making your own lotion to treat wrinkles solves many of the problems experienced with purchased products. You will know exactly what went into the lotion, as well as the safety and effectiveness of the ingredients all while saving money.
Puffy, tired eyes are a clear sign of fatigue, whether from illness, insomnia or a night out too late. Puffiness around eyes is caused by fluid retention in your face and may be accompanied by redness and dark circles. Simple home treatments and makeup tricks can reduce puffiness or the appearance of it, and help you look rested and refreshed.
Severe acne and family genetics make some individuals more prone to developing acne scars. If these acne scars are making you self-conscious, then seeking treatment will improve not just your skin, but your self-confidence as well. There is no one acne scar treatment that will work for every person. The type or types of treatments that are best for you will depend on your skin type and the severity of the acne scars. A dermatologist can best help you determine which treatment options are best for you to get rid of your acne scars.
Crow's-feet, or those crinkles in the outer corners of your eyes, may be a sign of past smiles, but they do make it difficult not to look quite your age. Changing the cosmetics you use and how you apply them can reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles around your eyes, helping you look rested, refreshed and younger than your years.