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The Best Body Care Products For Autumn

Autumn is a time of change, not only for the weather but also for your own skin, which is affected by the weather changes reflected in your own body. Also, our body often comes second in terms of its care, as most of us give more basis to the face. However, the ideal body care includes almost what is needed and the facial skin. So let’s find out the best body care products that can bring back the lost radiance of your skin in the autumn season.

Choose shower gels that protect your body

Many body cleansers contain soaps that irritate and dehydrate the skin. However, you can find shower gels rich in moisturizing and emollient agents without soaps, which in addition to offering you an enjoyable shower, will create a shield to protect your skin against dryness.

Apply body moisturizer to have velvety skin

It is essential for ideal body care, especially after your bath, that you do not forget to wear moisturizer for your body. Depending on how dry or dehydrated your skin is, there are the right moisturizers for proper and in-depth hydration.

Choose body oils with their amazing smell

If you prefer to use oils for your hydration, then you better prefer dry ones that are absorbed immediately without leaving stains on clothes, especially when you are in a hurry to leave the house. Coconut oil, oil with jasmine notes, argan oil, are some of the options you will find in abundance, and you will definitely like both for how soft they will leave the skin and for their intoxicating aroma.

Special body exfoliation products to expel toxins

It is good for your skin to exfoliate often on the face and on the body. For your body, prefer to do it once a week or once in 10 days. The scrub will expel dead cells and will help your skin to “breathe”, while at the same time it will help the moisturizing body creams or oils that you can use to be deeply absorbed and have a better result.

Make the right purchases

Silky soft skin is not just a matter of luck. It is mainly the result of proper care and attention. Today, when body care products are so high quality, we can all have beautiful skin that radiates health and beauty. But to have beautiful skin, it is not enough to use the best and most effective moisturizing products. They also need the proper care, small beauty movements that will easily fit into your daily routine. Start with your daily shower. Do not use cleansers based on alkaline soap that tends to dry out the skin.

You will find shower gels without soap and without harmful parabens in various selected stores, where you can find the best moisturizing skincare products in incredible offers! During your showers, you can also do a body scrub once or twice a week. The peeling is ideal for removing from your skin the dead cells that clog the pores. The new body peels are extremely gentle, contain natural oils and other ingredients that care for the skin and prepare it better for the hydration care that will follow.

How to Deal with Painful PostPartum Acne

You’re a new mother, and have a million new things to worry about. Acne should not be one of them. Unfortunately, postpartum acne is an all too common reality and a struggle that many women encounter following the birth of their child. As if the stress over learning curves and sleepless nights weren’t enough, the presence of untimely acne adds to your strain and distracts you from the joy you should be experiencing with your newborn.

What is Postpartum acne?

Postpartum acne is the presence of blemishes along the cheeks, chin, lips, neck, jawline, chest, and/or back following the birth of a baby. Such breakouts are especially frustrating for women who were never prone to acne before their pregnancy, and for those who miss that rosy, mom-to-be glow caused by estrogen-rich blood. Postpartum acne is due to hormonal fluctuation, and can be made worse by stress, sleep deprivation, and little time for skincare. Estrogen tends to curb acne, but after the baby is born and estrogen levels drop, your body struggles to restore normal hormone levels. Just like the rest of your body, it will take a long time for your complexion to return following delivery. Although incredibly frustrating, postpartum acne is perfectly normal and treatable.

First Steps

The first step towards correcting postpartum acne is to change your skin care products. The products you used during your pregnancy will most likely not be effective for the new condition of your skin. If you have dry skin, your body produces excess oil to compensate for the lack in moisture—this can lead to breakouts. If you’re experiencing dry skin, try switching to a heavier moisturizer that not only hydrates but also tightens pores to keep out dirt. New mothers should avoid harshly perfumed products, and if breastfeeding, be very careful regarding which acne treatments to use. As a general rule of thumb, over-the-counter acne products—with ingredients such as glycolic acid or benzoyl peroxide—are safe to use while breastfeeding, but double-check with your OBGYN.

If you prefer all-natural home remedies to treat your postpartum acne, try using apple cider vinegar. Mix one-part unfiltered vinegar with three-parts distilled water and apply with a cotton ball for a toner rich in naturally occurring enzymes and alpha hydroxy acids. Baking soda works well for spot treatments, and coconut oil soothes skin while delivering antibacterial and antifungal properties. If your blemishes are painful, try icing your acne to reduce inflammation and swelling. Warm water cleanses followed by liberal amount of Witch Hazel and tea tree oil have also been reported to combat painful postpartum acne.

Consider Your Diet

Diet and nutrition are other essential components for curbing postpartum acne. High-glycemic foods—such as sugar, flour, breads, cookies, crackers—can contribute to breakouts by creating a spike in insulin levels. Avoid processed foods and opt for a healthy diet rich in Omega-3 fatty acids and antioxidants to fight off free radicals. Additionally, fruits and vegetables provide Vitamin C and beta carotene which have been proven to help improve skin condition. Be sure to drink at least

eight cups of water per day to stay hydrated internally and to flush out toxins.

If none of these strategies have worked for you, it might be time to visit your dermatologist. There are a variety of topical solutions safe for new mothers that can fight off the bacteria trapped in the layers of your skin. If your pimples are severely inflamed or painful, prescription treatments are the way to go. Be sure to call a doctor if you experience acne in unusual spots to avoid misidentifying a staph infection. Putting your skin into the hands of a professional is a viable option for busy moms whose time is better spent elsewhere than figuring out their acne woes. Consider seeing a licensed esthetician who can perform soothing skin treatments and recommend tips and tricks for your home regimen.

No matter what, remember that everybody’s skin is different, and your pregnancy experience will not be the same as your sister’s or best friend’s. Try to enjoy the wonder that is this time and don’t let postpartum acne get you down. Focus on how beautiful your baby thinks you are, acne and all.

Taking Care of my Skin with Biotulin

One of the knock-on effects of me being overweight is that I’ve made less effort in other ways with my appearance. I think it’s an issue with confidence and self-esteem, but because I’ve had a lot of self-loathing about my weight, it means that I feel like it’s just not worth making the effort to make myself look nice. On the flipside of this, now that I AM taking care of myself, it’s given me a little more of an interest in making myself look more presentable.

One thing that I am worried about with losing weight is loose skin, not just on my tummy (inevitable after two large pregnancies resulting in c-sections, as well as my weight) but also my face. I’ve seen SO many celebs who are large their whole lives, lose a bunch of weight but suddenly look ten years older because the chub had been giving them a bit of a “baby face” effect. Once the fat melts away, there’s nothing pushing the wrinkles out anymore!! Anyway, the crux of all this is that I’ve been researching skincare recently, trying to find something effective but affordable, and I think I’ve found it.

Biotulin Supreme Skin Gel is actually used by the Duchess Kate Middleton, and was also a recommendation that she shared with Michelle Obama, both of whom have incredible skin! The gel is basically like a non-injectable, organic botox which firms and tightens the face. It contains a natural local anesthetic extracted from the plant Acmella oleracea, which promises to reduce muscle contractions and relax the facial features around the eyes and between the eyebrows. This promises to reduce fine lines and make the skin noticeably smoother.

Michelle’s make-up artist, Carl Ray, says “Michelle Obama has been using this organic Botox gel regularly on the recommendation of Kate Middleton”, while Michelle herself said “It’s really pretty basic. I wash my face with a good cleanser, and I use a moisturizer with an SPF. Every now and then I’ll go to a dermatologist for microderm or a facial, but I don’t have time to do that all the time.”

The best thing about this miracle product is that it only costs £43 per bottle, making it affordable for even us mere mortals, unlike a lot of the other high-end products on the market – I’m going to make sure that this is well and truly at the top of my birthday list in June! Knowing that I’ll be able to use something to firm my face as the weight melts off is a real bonus because weight loss isn’t always as simple as being fat at the beginning and slim at the end, especially as you get older.

If it’s good enough for Michelle Obama, it’s definitely good for me!

Mens Skincare by Audaca – Review and Giveaway

A few weeks ago, I was browsing through some press releases (as you do…) and I noticed one from men’s skincare brand Audaca. Phrases like “aromatherapy principles” and “modern science” pinged off the page at me and immediately made me think of the man in my life. Husband has long suffered with sensitive skin and often keeps a beard rather than shave as it has such a horrible effect on his skin. Just recently, he’s started using a traditional shaving system of solid soap, shaving brush and safety razor (you know, like the one your Grandad used with a metal or Bakelite handle and disposable blades) which is much better for the face and I thought that the Audaca products with their natural ingredients would be a great accompaniment to his new routine.

Here’s what he thought of what we were sent:

I recently returned to traditional wet shaving after 10 years in the wilderness of electric razors and dry skin, and so far I’ve been enjoying some great results thanks to my newly acquired Merkur 23C DE razor and both Derby and Feather blades. But when you’re altering your grooming regimen it helps to experiment, in order to find the perfect combination of items for your skin and beard type, so when my Wife asked me if I was interested in trying these new, premium grooming products from Audaca I leapt at the chance.

First up I used the Audaca Scrub for my pre-shave wash and found it to be very effective without being unnecessarily abrasive. The aroma’s subtle and the pumice felt particularly good, leaving my face feeling clean but not sore – which is important before it undergoes the trauma of shaving.

The deed itself was done with Audaca’s Shave and I had mixed results. Initially I was pleased with the muted scent and rich feel of the cream, but when I applied it to my face I found it to be thin and it didn’t generate any sort of lather, which was a red flag.

The shave wasn’t good. My face felt largely unprotected by the cream, at times feeling like I was running the razor over bare skin. It didn’t reduce friction (on my beard type, at least) and left me with quite a few nicks where I wouldn’t ordinarily have any.

By the time I had finished I was feeling pretty sore and was keen to experiment with the Audaca Soothe, and I’m very glad I did. I applied a small amount to my face while it was still damp and it spread evenly, calming the burn which had been caused by the shave. Importantly (to me at least) it wasn’t at all greasy and the slightly woody aroma was nice too.

Overall I was pleased with the Scrub and the Soothe. They’re products which I’ll be adopting into my daily routine from here on in and if, like me, you have sensitive skin then I’d recommend you take a look at them too.

The cream, on the other hand, wasn’t up to muster in my humble opinion and it certainly won’t be replacing my usual soap but it might be worth trying if you have a lighter or less dense growth on your face and the scent is definitely appealing. 

 

Now, you can win an Audaca gift set for the male-type in your life (apologies if you are a male-type, you’d obviously win it for yourself…) by entering via the Rafflecopter widget below. Good luck!

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