Push Away Pigmentation- Face Care For The Miss India In You!!

This is an article in response to the ongoing Face Care for the Miss India in You Contest powered by Neutrogena, conducted by Purplle.com  for the upcoming Miss India 2014 Pageant.

Hello everyone, how are you all doing? I wonder, how our face has to”face” so many problems each day. Skin problems like sun tans, acne and pigmentation keep annoying us often. For me, pigmentation is the biggest problem which I have been dealing for years. People whose skin tends to tan a lot usually face pigmentation problems later. Pigmentation is basically dark patches of skin in the cheeks or forehead or the corners of the lips and chin caused due to imbalances in melanin formation of the skin.

 

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Too much of melanin in skin can cause hyperpigmentation and too less leads to hypopigmentation. Hormonal imbalances, pregnancy, stress, excessive exposure to UV rays are some of the main causes of skin pigmentation. In this post, I have discussed few ways following which can help you to keep pigmentation problems away. Have a look at them below:

1. Cleansing

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Cleansing is the first step to get rid of pigmented skin. Use a mild and effective cleanser to clean your face twice daily. Regular cleansing prevents accumulation of dirt and oil on face and helps to keep skin problems at bay. Since pigmentation darkens skin, it is recommended to use a gentle cleanser which can provide a clear skin along with removing skin impurities.

2. Scrubbing

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Scrubbing is very essential step to banish pigmentation. Scrubbers are essential to remove impurities that cannot be removed by cleansers. These impurities clog skin pores and gives rise to different skin problems. If they are not removed properly, they may cause various skin infections. Scrubs contains tiny granules which can work effectively on these pore clogging impurities and helps you to get a clear and dirt free skin. Scrubbing skin in every 3 days helps you to achieve a spotless skin in no time.

3. Toning

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Next step includes toning the skin. Toners must be applied after using a cleanser to shrink skin pores and prevent dirt or impurities to enter the skin. Toners must be free of alcohol so that they provide a soothing effect to the skin. Toners refreshes and tightens skin and leaves behind a cooling sensation on application. Using a fairness toner works apt for skin pigmentation.

4. Moisturizing

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Moisturizing skin is very essential to maintain skin’s natural elasticity and glow. Moisture less skin looks dull and tired. This is why you should always apply moisturizer after cleansing and toning the face. Moisturizers penetrates into skin cells and provide them moisture to maintain skin’s texture. Fairness moisturizers helps to brighten skin tone along with proving skin moisture if used daily.

5. Serums

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Skin serums are essential as they can penetrate deep within the skin and work in a much effective way. Skin serums must be applied at night before going to bed so that they work overnight on pigmented skin and provide an even toned problem free skin. Serums are specially formulated and can control the melanin formation on skin. Once the melanin production is controlled, pigmentation will reduce over time and you can get a uniform skin tone.

6.General Tips

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  • Along with a regular skin care routine, it is recommended to drink plenty of water,
  • Avoid using too much of cosmetics and always remove makeup before going to bed at night
  • Do not bleach your skin too much
  • Natural ingredients like lemon, honey, aloevera, sandalwood and rose water can also work on skin pigmentation
  • Always use sunscreens when you go out in the sun
  • Intake of Vitamin E enriched food can keep pigmentation problem at bay.

I hope this article was helpful and informative.What do you think? Do share your comments below!

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Say Yes To Sun Protection- Face Care For The Miss India In You!!

This article is in response to the ongoing Face Care for the Miss India in You Contest powered by Neutrogena, conducted by Purplle.com  for the upcoming Miss India 2014 Pageant.

Hello girls, hope you all are doing well. Summer is in and we all have to start taking utmost care of our skin to protect it from the harmful UV rays of the sun. Ultraviolet rays that can damage skin on prolonged exposure. So shall we stay away from sun always? No, sunlight is important for us. Sun is the major source of Vitamin D required by our body which helps in bone formation. Too much exposure to sun causes sun tanning which causes the skin to produce more melanin leading to skin darkening on exposed areas.

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The ultraviolet rays can penetrate deep within the skin and may kill skin cells too. Studies shows that prolonged exposure of the skin to UV rays for years after years has led to skin cancer. That is why it is highly recommended by cosmetologists to use sunscreen or sunblock to protect yourself from the harmful sun rays. In this post, I have listed  the basic skin care routine that you need to follow to get rid of suntan. Read on to know about them:

1. Cleansing

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All beauty regime starts with cleansing. To cure any skin problem or to prevent any skin problem from occurring, you need to keep your skin clean and germ free. Cleansers are formulated with cleansing properties that cleans every bit of dirt from your face. Most cleansers comes with added benefit, that is, apart from cleaning your skin, they also help you to get rid of skin darkness, acne etc. So always choose the one that serves your skin condition best.

2. Toning

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Toners are liquid solutions which are applied post cleansing. Toners help to shrink skin pores and tighten skin. All the dirt and germ enter our skin though these pores ,so they need to be minimized so that minimum amount of dirt can enter the skin. Look for alcohol free toners with soothing properties that will help to relieve tanned skin. Toners infused with soyabean extract can help to reduce skin discoloration and tanning.

3. Sunscreen Lotions

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Once your skin is prepared with cleansing and toning, it is the time you need to apply the sunscreen. Sunscreens should be bought checking their Sun Protection Factor or SPF. Generally sunscreens within the range of SPF 30-50 works well for all skin. You must always keep in mind that your sunscreen must be mattefying and non comedogenic, this is because firstly, greasy sunscreens, feels heaving on skin and secondly, when you go out in the sun the sunscreen should not melt down when you sweat. Your sunscreen must be absorbed by the skin quickly so that it can work effectively for a longer time. So, if you have a dry skin, you can apply a moisturizer with it to prevent your skin from drying.

3. Sunscreen Solutions

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Sunscreens can come in various forms, they maybe in the form of lotions, gels, creams or solutions. Sunscreen solutions can be sprayed directly to the skin or applied with a cotton ball. Sunscreen solutions or mists are preferred by oily skinned people or people who have to stay in the sun for longer period of time like sportsmen because they are completely water based, absorb in the skin instantly and is very light weight too with added benefit of SPF hence is preferred by many.

I hope this article was helpful. This steps will guide people dealing with skin tanning. Follow them regularly to achieve a tan free, clear and perfect skin that won’t be reluctant to go out in sun.

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Banishing Blackheads – Face Care For The Miss India In You!

This article is in response to the ongoing Face Care for the Miss India in You Contest powered by Neutrogena, conducted by Purplle.com for the upcoming Miss India 2014 Pageant.

Hello everyone, I hope you all are doing well! Have you ever imagined yourself walking on the ramp in a designer outfit or bursting out into tears while wearing the Miss India crown?  Winning the Miss India title have been a cherished dream of many women. It is the time to make this dream come true. Every women has a Miss India in herself and to flaunt it out all she need is a strong inner confidence, a positive attitude and most importantly, a perfectly flawless skin.

There is no shortcut to a perfectly flawless skin. Usually there are more than one skin problems we have to deal with at a time. A most common skin problem among them are “blackheads”. Blackheads are tiny openings on the skin with blackened mass of skin debris formed due to exposure to air. It results in blocking of the opening of the pores. Blackheads are said to be the first stage of an acne formation. People whose skin tends to be on the oilier side are mostly prone to developing blackheads.

The simplest cure to this problem is keeping skin clean as much as possible. To keep skin clean, everybody should regularly follow a cleansing-toning-moisturizing routine along with scrubbing and occasional treatments. I have listed a five step guide to blackhead elimination below:

Cleansing
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Cleansing is the first step of the blackhead elimination process. It is necessary to use an effective yet mild cleanser to deep clean pores and remove dirt and impurities from skin. You should clean your face with a cleanser twice a day. There are different types of cleansers available in market to suit every skin type. It is advised to check the ingredients list before buying for oneself.

Toning
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Toning is the second step of the process, toning is an essential part of skin care regime. Toners help to shrink skin pores and tighten skin. Toners usually leaves a cooling sensation on skin after use hence they also help in soothing irritated skin. People with acne prone can use a toner containing salicylic acid.  It is advised to use toner twice a day to get a radiant skin and keep blackheads and acne at bay.

Moisturizing
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Moisturizing is another essential step in our regular skin care regime. Moisturizers should not be limited to winters only. Oil free moisturizers are light weight and non greasy and are apt to use throughout the year. Moisturizers nourishes skin from within and makes it soft and supple. To maintain a healthy glow on skin, apply non-comedogenic moisturizer after shower and at night, before going to bed.

Scrubbing
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Scrubbing is the most effective part of blackhead removal. Scrubbing helps to remove dirt and impurities that could not be removed by cleansers alone. The minute granules in a scrub works efficiently in removing the tiniest bit of dirt from the skin and unclog skin pores. Scrubbing can be done in every alternate day to keep skin cleans. Remember to apply toner after scrubbing to shrink skin pores.

Blackhead Eliminating Treatment
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Skin treatments accompanied with basic cleansing-toning-moisturizing process can help in getting a clear and problem free skin in a much faster rate. The treatment may include blackhead warming treatment in which the clogged pores warm up on application and the impurities are removed instantly. The treatment is essential and the effect is long lasting.

If you regularly follow these complete five steps you will get clearer , problem free and glowing skin in no time. A beautiful skin defines a beautiful you. Now your dream of becoming Miss India can be true!
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