Sunday, July 18, 2010

Skin, Skin, Skin

As I am drawing near my practical exam, here are some interesting facts that I manage to gather from my research.
There are some key ingredients that you have to look out for the next time you shop for any skin product

CO Enzyme Q10

Used to boost energy within a skin cell and promote rejuvenation of healthy cells. It’s also a powerful antioxidant that prevents free radical damage to the skin cell’s energy centers. Q10 is also found in our body naturally and dietary supplements such as liver, kidney, beef, soy oil, sardines, mackerel and peanuts

Hyaluronic acid

An acid that hold 1000x its weight content and used on the skin provides super hydration qualities

Vitamin A

This is all ladies answer to anti ageing problems. Vitamin A is a skin softening and resurfacing product in skin product

Ascorbic acid/ Vitamin C

They are great for their exfoliation effect action, synthesis collagen production and maintaining good amount of flexibility in the skin

Preventing is better than cure therefore keeping a look out for these key ingredients in your next skin shopping might just be the answers in combating aging.

Our skin is fed with oxygen, water and nutrients by the blood circulating in the dermis. The epidermis consists of 5 layers with the top three made of dead or dying cells

Sebum is the skin natural oil that gives the skin its suppleness. It’s also provides a sticky surface for bacteria to get caught in. If we do not clean the skin properly this bacteria can build up and infect pores or hair follicles causing blemishes

Blushing is caused by nervous system triggering a response to emotion which stimulates the blood to rush to the surface and appear as red

Skin is made of the same substances as nails and hair which it is so strong

There is 4 type of mask:

Gel mask are great for oily, congested, dehydrated and sensitive skin because they are not heavy and contain little oil.

Cream mask are great for dry, mature and sun damage skin as they contain copious amounts of oil and have a great softening effect.

Clay mask are the ones that dry & give a tight finish. These are design to drawn out impurities and deep cleanse. They can be use on all type of skin but work best on oily & congested skins.

Liquid masks usually have an AHA ingredient that resurfaces the skin. These can be leave under make up.

Every time we step out of the house the sun rays shine on our skin and generate a reaction that causes the skin to produce melanin turning our skin brown. Melanin is our natural defense to the sun. The sun has been proven to be the worst cause of skin ageing and skin cancers


Ultra violet light is given off by the sun even when it isn’t sunny. The light is divided into 3 types UVA, UVB & UVC.


This ray is not filtered by glass and penetrate to deep layers of the skin easily damaging them.


This ray is more superficial and therefore usually responsible for sunburn. It’s strongest is when the sun is bright and high during the hours of 10am to 2pm


This ray will be our consent in the near future with the thinning of the ozone layer. This ray is normally absorbed by the ozone layer.

With that the 1st step of staying younger is just to stay away from the SUN : ))