How to Defeat Acne? Choose Right Cosmetics!

One day, my girlfriend came to see me and showed me that her face grew with some acne. And she cried that she would not hang out with me this weekend unless all the acne was terminated. Then I went to see the book and found how to defeat acne, soon I got it, we need to choose right cosmetics!

As we all know, acne is a common skin condition which occurs at any time when skin pores become clogged and bacteria settle in, causing the pores to become infected. Several factors can contribute to developing acne such as oily skin, hormones, diet, skin care products, and even your skin care routine. Acne is treatable and even prevented by changing the lifestyle and diet in our everyday routine, and applying the right skin care products or cosmetics.

Then I introduced some general skin care routines to her. I told her, cleansing is the first essential step to any daily skin care routine. Cleansers are generally applied to wet skin over the face and sometimes also the neck, avoiding the eyes and lips. Cleansing the face once per day is typically adequate for normal or dry skins. However, a mild cleanser should also be used at night if makeup has been worn to remove any excess dirt or oil. Oily skins should be cleansed more frequently, at least twice per day. Water-based, gentle cleansers are ideal for all skin types, though particularly acne-prone skin may require medicated cleansers containing particular peroxide or salicylic acid to discourage acne. If the first step cannot be carried, then we had better not use the cosmetics or any other products.

Moreover, soap can also be used as a cleanser, it should be avoided in cases of dry and sensitive skins; many alternatives are available. Oil-based cleansers have become particularly popular with oily skin, as they are very gentle and do not over-dry the skin, but still effectively remove dirt and makeup. It is important to cleanse before applying makeup, regardless of skin type, as this helps to create a clean surface for makeup application. Many cleansers are also suitable for use as a makeup remover, but proper makeup remover is preferable, particularly for the removal of eye makeup.

Heard of this, my girlfriend became bright in her face and gave a big kiss. Hope anyone who see this tips can follow my way and give your intimate a new surprise.

What is the Difference between Cosmetics and Masks?

Actually, most people cannot tell the difference between cosmetics and masks. Sure, we mean not the outlook of them, but their specific function. In fact, face masks are treatments applied to the skin for a period of time then removed while cosmetics have distinct usage. Typically, they are applied to a dry, cleansed face, avoiding the eyes and lips.

Here we mainly introduce the face masks to humans. There are many kinds of face masks nowadays, which typically fall into one or more of the following categories. Firstly, clay-based masks use kaolin clay or fuller’s earth to transport essential oils and chemicals to the skin, and are typically left on until completely dry. As the clay dries, it absorbs excess oil and dirt from the surface of the skin and may help to clear blocked pores or draw comedies to the surface. Because of its drying actions, clay-based masks should only be used on oily skins.

For cosmetics, it is totally different. Peel masks are typically gel-like in consistency, and contain various acids or exfoliating agents to help exfoliate the skin, along with other ingredients to hydrate, discourage wrinkles, or treat uneven skin tone. They are also left on to dry, and then gently peeled off. They should be avoided by people with dry skin, as they also tend to be very drying. At the same time, cosmetics can also come true such use.

There are another kind of masks that’s loved by people, sheet mask. It is relatively a new product that is becoming extremely popular in Asia. Sheet masks consist of a thin cotton or fiber sheet with holes cut out for the eyes and lips and cut to fit the contours of the face, onto which serums and skin treatments are brushed in a thin layer; the sheets may also be soaked in the treatment. Masks are available to suit almost all skin types and skin complaints. Sheet masks are quicker, less messy, and require no specialized knowledge or equipment for their use compared to other types of face masks, but they may be difficult to find and purchase outside Asia. Technically speaking, cosmetics do better than the sheet masks.

Now, are you clear with the difference between the mask and the cosmetic? On the way of becoming beautiful, be a smart one and choose right product.

How to Carry on Cosmetics in Different Skins?

As we all know, there are different human skins for different group. Once you use cosmetics, you need to know how to treat on different skins. There are four basic skin types as follows.

First is the normal skin. This type of skin has a fine, even and smooth surface due to its ideal balance between oil and moisture content and is therefore neither greasy nor dry. People who have normal skin have small, barely-visible pores. Thus, their skin usually appears clear and does not frequently develop spots and blemishes. This type of skin needs minimal and gentle treatment, but does still require maintenance.

Second is the dry skin. Dry skin has a parched appearance and tends to flake easily. It is prone to wrinkles and lines due to its inability to retain moisture, as well as an inadequate production of sebum by sebaceous glands. Dry skin often has problems in cold weather, which dries it out even further. Constant protection in the form of a moisturizer by day and a moisture-rich cream by night is essential. It is important not to over-exfoliate even in cases of extreme flaking, as this only dries out the skin further; gentle exfoliating using sugar, rice bran or mild acids are the most suitable, although they should not be used more frequently than once per week to avoid causing irritation and dryness.

Third is the Oily skin. As its names implies, this type of skin surface is slightly moderately greasy, which is caused by the over secretion of sebum. The excess oil on the surface of the skin causes dirt and dust from the environment to adhere to it. Oily skin is usually prone to blackheads, whiteheads, spots and pimple. It needs to be cleansed thoroughly every day, especially in hot or humid weather.

Finally is the combination skin. This is the common type of skin. As the name suggests, it is a combination of both oily and dry skin, where certain areas of the face are oily and the others dry. The oily parts are usually found on a central panel, called the T–Zone, consisting of the forehead, nose and chin. The dry areas usually consist of the cheeks and the areas around the eyes and mouth. In such cases, each part of the face should be treated according to its skin type. There are also skin care products made especially for those who have combination skin; these contain ingredients that cater to both skin types.

A Class about Cosmetics

This morning we had a special class which was teaching the cosmetics. This was the first time we learnt this, so all the students were quite and waiting for teacher’s coming. The atmosphere in class was a little weird in a certain degree.

Soon, teacher was coming in and begun his speech. Cosmetics, colloquially known as makeup or make-up, are care substances used to enhance the appearance or odor of the human body. They are generally mixtures of chemical compounds, some being derived from natural sources and many being synthetics. In the U.S., the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which regulates cosmetics, defines cosmetics as “intended to be applied to the human body for cleansing, beautifying, promoting attractiveness, or altering the appearance without affecting the body’s structure or functions.” This broad definition also includes any material intended for use as a component of a cosmetic product. The FDA specifically excludes soap from this category.

What he told us was so hard that no one could understand it but kept listening to his explanation. Later the class was carried to the history of cosmetics. And we go to know that an 1889 Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec painting of a woman applying facial cosmetics. The word cosmetics derives from the Greek, meaning “technique of dress and ornament” or “skilled in ordering or arranging”. The first archeological evidence of cosmetics comes from the hollowed out tombs of the Ancient Egyptian pharaohs. Archaeological evidence of cosmetics dates at least from ancient Egypt and Greece. According to one source, early major developments include: Castor oil used by ancient Egypt as a protective balm.

Furthermore, we knew that the Ancient Greeks also used cosmetics. Cosmetics are mentioned in the Old Testament, such as in 2 Kings, where Jezebel painted her eyelids—approximately 840 BC—and in the book of Esther, where various beauty treatments are described. One of the most popular Traditional Chinese Medicines is the fungus Tremella fuciformis; used as a beauty product by women in China and Japan. The fungus reportedly increases moisture retention in the skin and prevents senile degradation of micro-blood vessels in the skin, reducing wrinkles and smoothing fine lines. Other anti-ageing effects come from increasing the presence of superoxide dismutase in the brain and liver; it is an enzyme that acts as a potent antioxidant throughout the body, particularly in the skin.

As the bell rung, we still be immersed in teacher’s speaking. What an excellent class, we had learnt so much!

A Story of Cosmetics and Love

Once again, she was watching his approaching towards her, inch by inch, step by step. Even though his target seemed absolutely not her, she still be so excited with head-up in her greatest confidence. “See,” she told herself, “ he’s coming for me. Maybe it is not for me, I still believe it be…”

Five years ago, they were all students in same high school in same city. And she fell in love with him just in the first sight she saw him. No expectation, and no prediction. So young, and so beautiful. It just happened in this way, she could feel her heart almost jumping out from where it should stay when he was smiling at her, or precisely, grinning at her direction. Maybe, sometimes she wondered that, he just showed the goodwill to someone else around her at that time. Maybe another girl, who knows. Each time thinking about this she would become a little sad without a reason for that she was not so confident about her look. She thought she knew her face well. The expression of girls’ looks such as round, black, pimple-faced and so on seemed all having connection to her to some extent.

So she never wished extravagantly about his favor. Look, he was so handsome, so tall and so talkative that she definitely got even a bit little of chance of winning his affection even though she did love him. She called it pity. And this pity should last for so long until five years passed.

Now, she just graduated from college for one year and worked in a quite good company. At where, she had learnt how to be beautiful and charming and how to use the cosmetics. She remembered firmly what one of her female colleagues told her, that women should not live under the favor of men, instead, women needs to be their own queen and live for themselves. She couldn’t agree it more. Then, she begun to abandon the concept of longing for men’s love and paid attention to all kinds of cosmetics on the market and gradually became the top beauty in her company.

However, right in this moment, she encountered him in such a way. Five years passed, now she should have courage to stare at him directly. She was waiting for his first word. “Hi,” the men said, “ you are such a beautiful women, seems like you have a great taste in life…”

Paused for few seconds, he continued, “ you are so charming that could be better than my wife ten times. I hate her using no cosmetics, just like an old women.”