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The Basics of Skin Care
4 Steps to Flawless Skin
6/4/2009 1:41:00 PM
Just curious what products to use to fade areas of the face that have darkened from the sun?
2/24/2009 1:03:31 PM
In regards to sunscreen, it is vital for people to apply them; even when the sun isn't shining. There are plenty of products out there which do not have added oils, or moisturizers which leave your skin feeling oily. The main ingredient to stay away from is mineral in products which actually coat the skin, and can cause sensitivity. I have sold a couple of different products lines over the years, (one line was natural swiss skin care, which was wonderful, but very expensive,) and most recently, switching back to Avon, after finding they have revamped their Anew products, and they don't contain mineral oil in them. They have SPF's added from 15 to 20+, and do not leave the skin greasy at all. I have highly sensitive skin; which is one reason I left Avon years ago; but now that the products have been improved, I LOVE them. I will not leave my web site address here, as I don't want to market anything, but wanted to assure people; with a little research, and trial and error, you CAN find products which give you great protection, at lower costs, and many work well with sensitive skin. :-)
"If you have oily skin, you donít need to add any additional moisture."
Actually this information is a little misleading; if you suffer from oily skin you can actually REDUCE the oiliness by moisturizing on a regular basis. This tells your skin it's getting enough moisture as is so it can stop producing so much sebum. Avoiding moisturizers is a mistake many oily skin sufferers (myself included!) make at first. :)
I noticed you didn't really mention sunscreen, why? I use a moisturizer with sunscreen everyday, twice a day durring the summer. There are lots of good mosturizers that have sunscreen and are oil free as well. I have normal skin and use oil free Oil of Olay for sensitive skin with SPF 15, I like it because it is fragrence free. It works great for me!
Mineral-based sunscreens, like those with titanium dioxide, shouldn't affect the oiliness of your skin. I have combination skin and I have no problem with those sunscreens, though you have to watch for other ingredients that might affect your skin.
I'm surprised you said everyone doesn't need moisturizer. I have combination skin and always use it and make sure it has SPF 15+ in it. I would forget sunscreen otherwise, and my Mom used it everyday and while she's over 60, she looks like she's in her 40s!!!
The most important part of skin care wasn't mentioned - ALWAYS wear sunscreen! A lot of aging, pigmentation, damage is caused by the sun. Don't leave the house without some sun block or sun screen on and you'll go a long way to keeping your skin healthy.
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