Archive for November, 2010

One of the most important things any woman can do for younger looking skin is to constantly moisturize their skin.  There are a multitude of moisturizers on the market in every price range imaginable.  Some women are willing to pay out big bucks for products that will magically slow down or stop the aging process.  “It is believed that the Americans are obsessed with anti aging concepts because the number of men and women put together who buy anti aging products is more than 9 million.  It doesn’t need to be that way though, youthful looking skin need not break the bank. 

Moisturizing the skin after cleansing and exfoliating can be budget friendly if a person knows what to look for.  There are a few moisturizing products that I just swear by and keep in the house at all times.  One cream that might work for all skin types is “St Ives Timeless Skin Collagen Elastin Facial Moisturizer”.  This cream comes in a white jar with purple lettering and is usually found on bottom shelf at most Wal-Mart’s and Walgreens stores.  Another product I use quite a bit is “Jergens All Purpose Face Cream” that can be found at most Wal-Mart’s and Walgreens stores.  It comes in a pink and white jar with a pink lid and is designed more dry and mature skin.  This cream can be used as a makeup remover or moisturizer with equal success.  “Pond’s rejuveness” is yet another moisturizing product that is wonderful for dry or mature skin.  It is also in most discount stores and drugstores.  Last but not least, the heaviest cream that is good for nighttime moisturizing is “Nivea Cream” that comes in a dark blue jar and can be found at most discount stores as well as many drugstore.

Like most people I am always on the look out for economical moisturizers that will keep that aging clock at slow or stop.  One thing that will get my attention very quickly is anything natural so I don’t have to worry about allergic reactions to ingredients only a chemist could pronounce.  One of the best moisturizers that can be found in many kitchens is “olive oil”.  There are different grades of olive oil, but the one grade that is best for face and body moisturizing is “Extra Virgin First Cold Press Olive Oil”.  This should be kept at every woman’s makeup table as well as in the shower.  A few drops can be applied to the face and neck, morning and evening using cotton balls and allowed to soak into the skin.  Olive oil can also be used as a body moisturizer in the shower and allowed to soak into the skin 2 or 3 minutes before a final rinse.  After getting out of the shower skin will be nice and soft.        

Another oil that may already be in many kitchens just waiting for our use in any beauty routine is “Coconut Oil”.  When applied to the hair and covered with a shower cap or plastic bag coconut oil makes a wonderful deep hair conditioner.  Follow this with normal shampooing and conditioning.  Coconut oil also makes a good skin conditioner and doesn’t include any chemicals we can’t pronounce. 

Last but not least, “Jojoba oil”, (pronounced ho-HO-ba), is said to closely match the chemical makeup of hair and skin so it won’t irritate sensitive skin.  This oil can be found in most health food stores but the shopper needs to check labels to find the pure oil.  Since jojoba oil can mimic the skin into thinking plenty of oil has already been produced this may not be emollient enough for all skin types.  The shopper is advised to buy a small amount at first to see if it will work for their particular skin.  

Whether we choose to use department store moisturizers, drugstore moisturizers, or more pure oils skin needs to be moisturized on a regular basis for a youthful healthy looking appearance.  So find a couple of moisturizers that work well with your particular skin type and use them twice a day. 

I would like to encourage readers to share their choice of hair and skin moisturizers as well as the success they’ve had.


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