Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Skin Care Tips for Teens

Now that I have two granddaughters who are almost teenagers I thought I would put together some teen skin care tips. It's never too early to start thinking about the importance of a good skin care routine. 
     One of the most important things to remember about teen skin care is that what you put into your body is more important than anything you put on your face. The appearance and condition of your skin is also influenced by genetics, hormones, your lifestyle and your skin care routine. It's a good idea to start with the basics and experiment until you find the skin care products that suit you and your skin best. 

Cleanse 
It's rare for teens to have dry skin, so usually the best cleansers are the oil-free cleansers.  Choose one that doesn't dry your skin out. Lather up, concentrating on the oily T-zone area, then rinse away with warm water. 

Tone 
If you have normal or oily skin, use a toner.  Facial wipes are an easy and quick way to clean your skin in a pinch. 

Moisturize 
Even oily skins need moisture, but in hot, humid weather you may wish to skip moisturizing in the morning and use an oil-free sunscreen instead. In the evening, choose a light moisturizing lotion, particularly in areas that tend to dry out, like your cheeks. If your skin is dry, use a moisturizer with a higher oil content at night— Products used on the face should generally be unscented. 

Masks 
Pore-cleansing, exfoliating masks are a great skin care product for teens as they clean and purify open pores and rid the skin of dead skin cells.   

Taken from an article at Savvy-women-magazine.com post signature

I'm thinking that starting a good skin care regimen now for my granddaughters will keep their skin looking good for a very long time!
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Thursday, April 21, 2016

Be A "Green" Goddess


Earth Day is almost upon us. Time to think "green". (If we aren't already.)  If we all make one small change it would have a tremendous impact on our planet! 

Here are some ideas for you. Take one and make a difference!! 

Turn off your lights. 

Spend more time outdoors. It will remind you of what's at stake. 

Pass on the paper towels at home--use cloth instead. Think of the trees you're saving. 

Find new uses for old things. Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. Even my second graders get this. 

Use cloth bags instead of paper to carry your groceries. My local store just started offering some pretty cool ones. 

Unplug charging devices when you're not using them. 

Start gardening. (I love it!) You'll raise nutritional food and cut down on petroleum-based fertilizers and cross-country distribution use of fuel. 

Walk (or bike) instead of drive whenever you can. Also car-pool.

Clean your fridge coils for better productivity.

Wash clothes in cold water. 

Buy things that will last. 

BYOB of water. 

 Get the picture? I could list so many more but I think I've given you enough to get started. Try making "green" your favorite color!post signature
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Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Thought for the Day


I saw this quote and wanted to share it with you. 

"I’ve learned that happiness comes in different forms. It can be found in the blackest thunderclouds or when the earth is withering from heat. It is also in the warm rays of the sun in the midst of pouring rain. It is in the first green leaf of spring peeping out of the cracked bud of a poplar tree. It is in the little white petal working itself out on a branch of an apple tree. It is in the darkness of the night sky with thousands of twinkling stars. It is in the tender look of a loved one. It looks out through shining eyes in family photographs." 

It is everywhere 
find happiness right where you stand! 

 Lidia Evgenevna Shmakova
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Sunday, April 17, 2016

10 Tips For Spring and Bare Feet





Here are some tips on 
"How To Get Fabulous Feet".  

1. Soak your feet for about ten minutes. 

2. Pat feet dry. 

3. Clip toenails straight across or file with an emery board (but wait until toenails are completely dry). 

4. Using a pumice stone, remove any rough areas. 

5. Massage cuticle area with a little oil or moisturizer.

 6. Gently push back cuticles. 

7. Apply foot cream/lotion and massage into each foot. 

8. Remove any excess lotion. 

9. If you wish to apply polish put a small amount of polish on your brush; paint one stroke down the center of your nail. Stroke the sides of the nail and you are done. 

 10. Wait until polish is set and then apply the top coat. Don't skip this step as it not only adds life to your pedicure, it will protect your nails as well. post signature

Now to put on some cute flip flops or sandals and you're ready to go!!
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Thursday, April 14, 2016

No More Skin Excuses

Here are some bad habits that can play havoc with your complexion. 

 *Skipping suncreen—The primary culprit behind aging. The best way to keep skin looking youthful-- wear sunscreen with a SPF of 30 that’s labeled broad-spectrum. It should contain either avobenzone, helioplex,mexoryl,,titanium dioxide or zinc oxide. 

*Not removing your make-up—the 2 minutes it takes to remove your make-up and cleanse your face helps ensure good skin for years. Sleeping with your make-up on can result in enlarged pores and acne. 

 *Not exfoliating—Getting rid of dead cells helps soften wrinkles and brightens your skin. Watch out for aggressive scrubs that can cause redness and irritation. (walnut shells) Exfoliate just once or twice a week. 

 *Using hot water—high temps strip skin of its natural oils causing dryness. If you can’t give up your hot shower,wash your face first with lukewarm water and keep it out of the shower stream.

 *Using outdated beauty products—Replace eye products at least every 6 months. Sunscreen is usually effective for 3 years if stored correctly. (away from high temps) 

 *Ignoring your neck—like your face, your neck is vulnerable to UV damage. It’s also a good idea to moisturize your neck when you moisturize your face. post signature
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