Skin Care Cosmetics – Are They Helpful Or Harmful?

Is the use of skin care cosmetics helpful, or are they harmful to us?

Healthy and beautiful skin is a great confidence booster. Some people have natural beauty and do not tend to use any skin care cosmetics, whereas there are others who just do not use skin care cosmetics due to a number of reasons. Some people feel that skin care cosmetics can harm their skin, and therefore choose not to use then.

However, there are a very large number of people (both men and women) who do use skin care cosmetics as part of their daily routine. This is why the business of cosmetic products is booming!

So then, can the use of skin care cosmetics be helpful, or can they be harmful to us?

Opinions seem divided, but one thing is for sure, looking beautiful and healthy is surely nice and very desirable. On the other hand, too much skin care cosmetics can surely be harmful (as such, excess of almost anything is harmful). So, what do we do?

The first thing is to formulate (and follow) a skin care routine that will help keep your skin look and feel healthy, as well as clean and bacteria free. The general recommendation is to cleanse and moisturise your skin every day, and to tone and occasionally exfoliate as and when needed.

Beauty enhancing cosmetic products on the other hand can be used as part of your daily skin care routine, or be applied only on special occasions, for example when attending a party.

However, before using any skin care cosmetic (or indeed any other cosmetic) it is very important to select the right product for your skin type. Here is a set of five rules that you should follow when selecting any skin care cosmetic:

1. The general rule is to use products that suit your skin type. This is true both for the routine products and for the skin care cosmetic. So check the label to see what it says. If you have dry skin for example, go for the products that explicitly say for dry skin only. General products will normally say something like for all skin types.

2. Test the skin care cosmetic before using it. This can be done by applying the skin care cosmetic on a small patch of skin that is not easily noticeable, for example on the ear lobes. This will allow you to check for a reaction of the product on your skin before applying it to a large area.

3. Check the ingredients of the skin care cosmetic for chemicals that you are allergic to. Do not use products that are very harsh on skin, for example products with high alcohol concentrations. These types of cosmetics might work once or twice, but can cause longer-lasting damage to your skin.

4. More is not better. Read the instructions and ensure that you apply the products in right quantity. Also, be gentle with your skin and follow the right procedures for the application of skin care products. Rubbing too hard or trying to squeeze a pimple can lead to permanent damage (such as scaring) to your skin.

5. Finally, if you have a skin disorder (such as acne), you should consult a dermatologist before using any type skin care cosmetic. Again, apply rule 2 if you have a skin disorder to ensure that the cosmetic does not cause a reaction.

Remember to follow these 5 basic rules and you will have trouble-free use of skin care cosmetics.

Short Beauty and Makeup Tips

Charlie Chaplin said “I had no idea of the character. But the moment I was dressed, the clothes and the make-up made me feel the person he was. I began to know him, and by the time I walked onto the stage he was fully born.” This quote reflects the importance of beauty and makeup and that it can change the perception of people.

There are certain things that require prior knowledge. These include: foundations, eye shadows, eye liners, concealers, lipsticks and many more. Foundations are flesh-toned cosmetics applied to facial skin for creating an even and uniform complexion. Concealers are used to hide pimples and blemishes. Eye shadows and eyeliners are used to darken the eyelids to make them prominent. And lipsticks are used to make the lips prominent and reflect the beauty of the lips.

There are hundreds of beauty and makeup tips. Some of the more prominent and widely used beauty tips include the proper application of foundation on face, the use of eye shadows and eye liners, the proper use of lipsticks and how to conceal blemishes and pimples. Using foundation is important as it helps in unifying and smoothen the color of the facial skin. Use a foundation-powder of a renowned company which has been tested for any side effects. This will help in preventing allergies.

Apply the foundation-powder on your arm to get a match for your skin. Sometimes the foundation-powder seems to have the same color while there is a difference. Apply the foundation smoothly and gently on your facial skin. As the facial skin is very sensitive, a hard rub can cause skin damage. Don’t keep on applying the foundation-powder again and again to match the skin color instead use another one which is a closer for your skin color. Using too much foundation powder can cause skin damage because foundation is a cosmetic made of different elements. Gentle rub and less quantity of foundation-powder is the best way.

In order to portray a darker look of the eyebrows, the eyeliners are used. Be sure to use eyeliner that is well-known and is tested for side effects. Eye is the most delicate and sensitive part of the body, the eyeliner should be appropriately used. Use a sponge applicator for eye lining. Tilt your head and keep your eyes half open so that you can see yourself in the mirror while applying the eyeliner. Using a pencil eyeliner is much easier then the liquid eyeliner although the liquid eyeliner provides a brighter and bolder look to the eye.

One main part of a simple makeup includes the use of lipstick. Choose the lipstick that best matches your skin tone and the color of the cloths you are wearing. Matching a lipstick can be a little hectic. Clean your lips with a tissue paper before applying the lipstick. Apply the lipstick to the lower lip first and then press the lips together to transfer some part of the lipstick to the upper lip. This will help in smoothing the surface of the lip. Now cover the remaining part of the lips and then place a tissue paper in between the lips and press them together. This will help in creating a uniform layer of lipstick. All these tips are for a basic and simple makeup and are very effective.