Tuesday, July 14, 2015

The herbal bath for kids

There are various situations when you have to calm any skin itch or inflammatory reaction on your kid’s skin. In this case the special homemade herbal composition will help you.

Brew a handful of medicinal herbal tea in 2 liters of boiling water and keep on the light fire for 15 minutes. Then cool a little, filter the infusion and pour it in the bath. The time of taking a bath for the kid is 10 minutes.

Take the herbs in the equal proportions. Here are some recipes of herbal mixtures:

- Mix camomile, tickseed, heartsease and milfoil.

- Take 2-3 herbs from the list: succory root, dandelion root, lungwort root, knotgrass,  ashberries and camomile flowers.

- Make the composition from plantain leaves, flagroot, oak bark, tickseed herb and camomile flowers.

- Mix herbs of tickseed, camomile flowers and medicinal calendula.

Friday, June 26, 2015

Use day and night creams right

Everyone knows that there are day and night creams, but what is the difference between them, and for what purposes each of them is intended?

What is a day cream? It is an oil-water emulsion, in other words, water with addition of oil. It is composed of approximately 75% water and 25% fat. The consistency of this cream is light, almost air. A night cream is the inverse ratio of water and fat. This is a water-oil emulsion, i.e. oil plus water. The consistency of this cream is more thick and oily compared to the day cream.

Day cream protects skin from the harmful effects of atmospheric phenomena. It does not penetrate skin deeply, but affects only the upper layers. It’s not for nothing that this cream is used during the day when skin is exposed to active environmental factors.

Night cream regenerates and renews cells of facial skin. It contains biologically active substances that reach the deeper layers of skin. The process of cell renewal occurs at night, when the tissues are most relaxed and warm. The use of night creams makes sense when the skin is dry and sebaceous glands activity is weakened.

Sometimes skin becomes dry due to harmful external influences, such as excessive UV exposure, or prolonged illness. Then use of a night cream is a must! It is possible to start a regular use of a night cream only after 27-28 years.

A day cream is composed of soothing ingredients (panthenol, herbal extracts); moisture retaining agents (hyaluronic acid); vitamins that stimulate skin metabolism; filters that protect from sunlight. A night cream contains herbal extracts (such as parsley, green tea, and ginseng), that speed up metabolism, retinol, and amino acids that have anti-aging effect; lecithin and vitamins A, E, F, that prevent skin dryness; and collagen that provides skin elasticity.

How to use day cream correctly: a half an hour before going out it is necessary to clean the skin with a tonic or a specially designed for this purpose beauty milk. Apply cream from the center to your forehead, ears and neck. Remove any excess cream with a tissue.

How to use night cream correctly: not less than an hour before bedtime remove the remnants of daytime make-up from your face, and clean the skin. Put the cream on the skin, spreading along the massage lines from the center of the face. Before going to bed, remove the excess cream with a tissue.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Natural cosmetics: healthy components

In fact for most of us the "natural cosmetics" term is associated with homemade masks and creams. Women usually don’t believe brand cosmetics have natural ingredients. It is true in some measure; it is very difficult to find all-natural cosmetics. All-natural cosmetics are too expensive and have very short shelf life expiration. Notwithstanding there are enough of new cosmetically brands with high quality natural ingredients.

You'll recognize natural cosmetics by words: "organic" and "holistic". This cosmetic usually contain natural ingredients for the most part. In fact most of cosmetic products have natural ingredients in its composition but usually too less to be effective. How to distinguish natural cosmetics and cosmetics, that include only few drops of natural extracts as aromatizers? Natural is always better, though synthetic isn't necessarily worse, the question is capacity.

Read the composition of the cosmetic product and you’ll easily find out if natural ingredients are in good supply. All components of the product are usually in decreasing order. So if you can find natural components at the top of the list, be sure it is a basic component. If you find it at the end of the list of composition, it is an aromatizer and nothing else.

So, you see the words "organic" and "holistic" are tokens for those who are looking for natural cosmetics. One of the most important notes is "hypoallergenic" it means the product is free of offending ingredients. Take care, it does not mean a product will prevent appearance of skin rash or acne.

What else should you remember about? Many so-called natural products use exotic ingredients, they are suggested to be top-grade moisturizers and bind water to skin, but take care if you have hypersensitivity. Instead of them you might find traditional components: glycerin; maltitol syrup; mannitol; propylene glycol and sorbitol. These components should be studied more detailed. Today there is information these ingredients may harm your skin. Dermatologists suppose it is a promotion stunt, everything depends on the particular skin type.

At the same time it is more reasonable to prefer natural ingredients. In fact many women don't realize how irritated their skin is with destructive chemicals until try any natural cosmetics. And one more thing for this article: if your skin is sensitive, don’t use cosmetics with alcohol, mineral oil or formaldehyde.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Kids skin care tips. Part 2.

If you are using bubble bath for skin care of your kid, then be sure about septic tank system. Also, be aware that some bubble bath products contain detergents that can destroy of beneficial bacteria’s and your baby’s acid mantle. During bathing use a gentle cleanser, and be sure to clean important parts of the body such as the face, behind the ears, and under the arms. Apply a special fragrance-free moisturizer to your kid after every bathing.

Usually parents use baby powder in the creases of the skin on baby in underarms, genital areas and the neck. One should select a baby powder that does not contain talc. Be aware that the powders with cornstarch are the best for your little one. Parents apply powders to prevent rash in infants, but the best way for it is to keep dry the baby’s bottom.

It's especially important for parents to follow a kids skin care regimen to protect them from the sun and as well use a special sunscreen for children. Kids should use sunscreen daily when they are six months and older. Remember to apply sunscreen at least a half an hour before exposure to the sun. It is important for protection against dangerous UV rays.

If a kid go to walk, it is useful to apply a bug repellent. Bug repellent is safe for children who are six months and older. Make sure that the repellent contains a chemical which aids in protecting against tick and mosquito bites. Also remember that if a child is going to be anywhere near the woods or an area that may contain many insects, dress them in protective gear that includes long sleeves, pants, and a hat.

For kids skin care keep an opened mind about the products you hear about and as well listen to your own parents, they did raise you and already are aware what to do.

Monday, March 16, 2015

Kids skin care tips. Part 1.

The role of human skin is to protect organs on the inside, to keep body warm when the weather is cold, and to cool off when it is hot outside, and to prevent infections out of the body. It's a big challenge, thus our skin is worth taking care of. Especially, parents have to think about the kids skin care due their skin is more sensitive than an adult's and needs more protection to prevent damage.

For kids skin care it is crucial to teach them how to look after their skin. There is daily routine that a kid can follow to have his skin clean and healthy. Here you can find some tips how you can create a special, simple routine for your children.

First of all, teach kids to keep clean hands. They should wash their hands after visiting the restroom, or when they are ill. They should wash palms, wrist, between fingers and under the nails. Show your kids how to wash.

General head-to-toe hygiene routine is necessary for kids skin care to keep healthy skin. Young child’s skin is sensitive, so parents should avoid drying soaps or odorous cleansers to prevent skin irritation. Parents should apply a special lotion for babies. It is better to use oils that contain natural ingredients which are always best. Also, for kids skin care it is useful to apply a fragrance-free, hypo-allergenic soap containing olive, coconut or palm oils.

Due to kid’s natural curiosity, bumps and bruises are a part of their life. When they cut or get a bruise, it is needed to keep the injured area clean and bacteria-free. Parents should keep at home a bottle of an antibacterial product with a sting-free formula that kills germs and promotes healing.