Recently, I have been getting a lot of messages regarding beauty and skin care tips. I’m not quite sure why but there would be times I’d get messages through Email, Facebook – sometimes I’d even get text messages for these requests. So, I decided to make a blog entry for those of you who may need some help regarding skin care concerns.
Beauty and Skin Care Tips 101 – from AISHA. ;)
1. How do you get rid of pimples or acne?
There are different ways to handle an acne. I normally don’t stress over acne or pimples at all. In some cases, it only signify stress or lack of sleep. I would just wash up make sure my bed sheets are changed every week or twice a week – do my regular skin care routine like washing up my face, putting on toners and apply moisturisers. Sometimes, I’d put some medications such as tretinoin or acne gel (but I rarely do this since I didn’t find the need to do so..) I just make sure I drink lots of water, sleep at least 8 hours a day and drink 2 to 3 cups of green tea or burdock tea a day! It shouldn’t even take a week for the acne to go away! It would also seem like it didn’t even appeared on my skin in the first place!
2. How do you make sure you have thoroughly clean your face from make up?
Use Extra Virgin Olive Oil as your makeup remover – you can never go wrong with that! It’s all natural and it can even acts as a moisturiser, too! You won’t even have a hard time removing your eye makeup at all!
3. Do I have to eat fruits and vegetables to have beautiful skin?
Again, we are all made perfect and beautiful with or without the healthy food that we eat. Eating healthy food such as fruits and vegetables will indeed help in skin enhancement (after all, you are what you eat) – though, I do not personally think it will be the basis of how your skin will look like. In the end, it still has something to do with how you see yourself individually. It has to do with how you really take care and love yourself – your personal hygiene and by keeping yourself hydrated by intaking lots of water.
4. How to get rid of eye bags naturally?
Sometimes eye bags are due to our own sleeping habits. It’s best to actually make sure that when you sleep – your head lay flat on your pillow – not too high (so don’t sleep with two pillows on) as there would be problems in the blood flow which results to you having eye bags. Also, to avoid having water retention (which also sometimes is the reason for having eye bags..) do make sure to not drink water 3 hours before you sleep. Unfortunately, on rare cases, there would be times that having eye bags are hereditary. Then again, before making any kind of conclusion.. do observe and ask yourself if you are actually getting enough sleep for you not to have bags under your eyes.
5. Can you get rid of stretch marks? How?
Fortunately, YES! You can get rid of stretch marks! It’s not impossible but it does require a huge amount of patience and persistence of wanting to get rid of it yourself – unless you want to have it removed by surgery which is also possible. Stretch marks happens when you suddenly lose a huge amount of weight off your body (the skin stretches!) or vice versa, when you suddenly gain a huge amount of weight (which is why it normally happens to pregnant women) So just apply a cocoa butter lotion (I recommend, Palmers!) or an oat extract to the stretch areas of the body. Just keep exercising and stretching up too! It may take time but you will surely get rid of those stretch marks soon!
6. Should I still moisturise my skin even when I already have oily skin?
Yes. It is a big misconception that if you have oily skin – you shouldn’t apply a moisturiser. In fact, if you have oily skin, the more you will need to moisturise your skin! It will make your skin hydrated and will decrease the oil production in your skin epidermis. Remember that oil-free lotions, gel and serums are best if you have oily skin.
PS. Moisturisers are very important most especially if you are one of those people who uses strong cleansers to treat their skin problems and acne as these cleansers often strip away the skin’s natural moisture. As a result, the skin responds by producing more oil to protect itself which is why it’s always good make sure you moisturise your skin to keep your skin hydrated at all times!
7. Should I apply makeup to cover my skin impurities or just focus on putting medications?
Who says you had to choose one? You can do it both ways! Don’t get me wrong but applying makeup is a good thing, too. Makeup is not all about enhancing your physical appearance but it also protects your skin from radiation and the sun but then again, applying heavy and excessive makeup on a daily is a different matter. Don’t forget that facing the computer or watching TV is already a radiation contact so it’s always best to put sunscreen on or apply makeup to protect your skin and keep them looking young and healthy!
8. Is there really a need for me to get a facial cleaning to have better skin – so that I won’t have any acne breakouts?
Not necessarily. If you can.. a monthly facial cleaning will do but there are times where in I don’t commit to this myself due to busy schedule. I do not think it is a requirement but it’s proper to have it cleaned monthly because there are other skin impurities that can’t be resolved by cleansers alone.
I hope all these tips has helped! If you have other concerns which are not answered.. feel free to comment below and I would do my best to answer! After all.. there are just too much beauty and skin care tips and guidelines to tackle on.. that I can’t just blog about it in one go. So, don’t hesitate to ask me your concerns!