September 7, 2011

Your Skin Is Precious

Today I have for you a guest post that was sent to me by lovely Aleya and was written by Jesse Ortiz. The title of this post is "Your skin is precious". I think we should all be aware of the fact that our skin is precious. But sadly, as far as I can see, it isn't quite so. We do get aware of this, when we start facing any skin related problems. Like myself - I've been dealing with perioral dermatitis for years now. There are so many products I can't put on my face without getting a terrible reaction. Ugh... I would give anything to get my old and pretty skin back. But here are some useful tips how can you take care for your skin.

Your skin is precious.

Your skin is precious. It protects your body from infectious diseases and guards your body from the rain. It delights you when it’s tickled and makes you cry when it’s harmed.

Your skin is precious: so you need to learn how to protect it. And, at the same time, you need to make it glow.

The following are a few tips that can help you do both.

Clean your body, the right way: Wash your face, dry your hands and remove any traces of dirt every night. But do all this in a gentle manner: don’t scrape or burn your face with harsh towels or chemically enhanced creams. Be sure to pat your face and body dry, and to use a cleanser that’s right for you.

Put sunscreen all over: Sunscreen isn’t just for your face: it’s for your entire body. Your hands are exposed all day. Make sure they’re covered with sunscreen. Also, consider putting sunscreen on your lips during the hottest days. You’re lips are one of the most sensitive parts of your body: guard them well.

Remove all makeup: Every night you should peel off any makeup that you’ve left on during the day. Eye liner, blush, and even lip gloss: it all should come off so your skin can breath properly.

Pick the right moisturizer: Not all moisturizers were created equal. Pick the right one for your particular peculiarities, and not the one that’s the most popular. Of course, try to stick to natural skincare products.

Toner is your night time ally: Toner is great. It removes the day’s pollutants from your face, and allows your skin to breath. For best results, use toner right before bed. Using before bed insures that you get out as many pollutants as you can.

Exfoliate once a week: Exfoliation is crucial to create glowing, radiant skin. When you exfoliate, you scrub off the top layer of dead skin cells, helping your skin to breath. Do this once a week and your skin will thank you for it.

Stick to one type of makeup: There’s no need to clutter your pores with different kinds of makeup. Stick to only a few types. Adding more makeup to your face will only increase the likelihood that your pores will be clogged. And when you’re considering “types”, don’t forget to add sunscreen and moisturizer to the count.

Hydrate your skin by drinking water: Your skin replenishes its water supply in two ways: externally and internally. Drink at least eight glasses of water a day to ensure that your skin is moist internally - referring to the lower layers of skin.

Eat the right type of foods: While fried foods shine from grease, it’s the fresh fruits and vegetables that will really make your skin shine. And don’t eat too much of one type, either. Keeping a healthy balance ensures that your skin gets the proper nutrients.

Sweat and exercise: Exercise helps you sweat out the toxins in your body and it strengthens your skin’s connection with your muscles (making your skin stronger). Get in the gym and start exercising for your skin’s sake.

Are there any other tips we missed? Hope this post helped. Let us know in the comment section if these tips proved useful, or if there’re a few more you would add.

BIO: Jesse Ortiz is a writer for Dr. Samir Bute and Jesse writes on topics that include anti-aging, natural skincare products, and general skincare. Follow him on twitter @OrtizJesse

Which tips do you already follow when it come to the skin care? Do you have any other secrets for good looking and healthy skin? Please, share!


  1. Ubistvu nič novega, ampak je vseeno dobro malce osvežiti znanje in se zamisliti kdaj sem nazadnje uporabila piling? ;)

  2. @ MissDoll: Potem pa si zalužiš čisto petico, če se vsega več ali manj držiš ;)

  3. great tips! steam facials are good too, opens the pores and allows penetration of the serums/products

    Vonnie of

  4. dobar post, hvala što si ga prenijela :-D
    meni je tonik onaj dio bez kojeg ne mogu, ujutro i uvečer... premda koji put preskočim spf, sram me bilo :-(

  5. @ Vonnie: Oh, yes, this is a very good one too! Thanks for sharing :)

  6. @ nail crazy: Uf, ja, tudi jaz, priznam... Enostavno sem že obupala nad iskanjem primerne kreme za obraz s SPF :S

  7. great post!! ive been tryying to drink more water so i can hydrate my skin i just cant get past 2 glasses of water lol so now i drink greeen tea which is good for my body and i get my hydration too! :)

  8. @ Oreleona: Thanks, I'm glad you find it useful!

    That's great! I'll stick to the water though, tea is just not for me:)


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