07 Gennaio 2015
The phrase “less is more” can be applied to a variety of lifestyle situations, including your skincare routine. If piling on a ton of different products or having a cluttered bathroom sink overflowing with skincare bottles sounds like your daily routine, it may be time to simplify.
The “less is more” skincare philosophy focuses on using just a few products religiously. The problem with layering on too many products (especially if you’re not truly knowledgeable on what they do) is that the active ingredients in each can actually cancel each other out or cause reactions such as inflammation or breakouts. Yuck!
Instead of trying and using each and every product out there, figure out what type of skin you have. Typically it falls into the following categories: oily, dry or combination. From there, think of the specific skincare problems you face, which could be things like dryness, clogged pores, or redness. Then choose a few products that work for each skin type and problem.
Ideally you’ll only use 1-5 products at one time, including a combination of the following:
- exfoliating product
- medical-specific creams (for roseacea or bad acne, for example)
- spot treatments (for occasional breakouts)
Once you’ve identified your top concerns, try out a few products until you find the ones that really work. From there, create a morning and nighttime routine and stick to it. Watch as your skin improves and your bathroom cabinet becomes less cluttered with products.
02 Gennaio 2015
Now that the new year is here, it’s time to start making (and sticking to) a list of resolutions. One resolution that we all could benefit from making is to improve our skin. This could include resolutions such as eating healthier, washing off our makeup before bed, or even trying a new type of skincare product. Here are a few skin care resolutions you could make for 2015- which one are you going to stick to?
- Eat more healthy, nutrient foods. Certain types of foods- including various types of vegetables, fruits, fish and nuts- can really help your skin. By eating healthily, you are not only helping your body, but also your skin. Research which foods contain healthy vitamins and nutrients you may be lacking and add those slowly into your diet day by day.
- Wash your face twice daily. With our busy and hectic schedules, it can seem hard to find the time to properly wash our faces daily. Vow to take 5 minutes in the morning and at night to properly cleanse, exfoliate and moisturize your skin. If you only have time for one, choose the latter. Sleeping is when your skin can refresh and rejuvenate, so you don’t want the day’s makeup, dirt and debris clogging up your skin.
- Try a new skincare product. If your current routine just isn’t cutting it, do your research and splurge on a product with great reviews and proven results. It’s time to treat yourself! Shinso Skincare products are high quality and made from gentle and healthy ingredients.
18 Noviembre 2014
As the seasons start to change and winter rolls in, our skin becomes drier and requires a lot more care. One of the culprits to bad skin during winter is the cool winds. Cold and strong wings cause chapped skin all over the body- including your face, lips and hands. In addition to treating already chapped skin, you can work to prevent it from happening with a few simple steps.
How to Soothe Already Chapped Skin
Moisturize. Apply a thick, unscented moisturizer all over the chapped areas, paying special attention to any area that is badly chapped or has cuts on it. Moisturizer that is applied directly to the skin will keep water from evaporating and give your skin a dewy appearance. Use a gentle moisturizer on delicate areas such as your face, and a thicker one on your hands.
Use mild soaps and products. Avoid anything with large or harsh exfoliating beads or ingredients- they will only further irritate the chapped skin. Look for natural products made for sensitive skin.
Use a humidifier. This will help keep the air in your home moist. Leave it on while you sleep- it will do wonders for chapped lips, especially.
How to Prevent Chapped Skin
Use sunscreen daily. Many people forget to use sunscreen in the winter since it’s hard to feel the warmth of the sun that summer gives so easily. But you can still damage your skin and get burnt, chapped skin from a day spent outdoors in the winter. If you often forget to apply sunscreen, choose a daily moisturizer with SPF mixed in already and apply it all over your face each morning.
Wear protective clothing. Always shield your face from the harsh cold and winds with proper outerwear, such as hats, earmuffs and hoods on coats. To prevent chapped hands, wear thick gloves or mittens. And don’t forget about your neck! A scarf will work wonders.
15 Septiembre 2014
You already know that drinking enough water is good for your health and body, but did you know how important water is for your skin? Whether your prefer bottle water or water straight from the tap, getting enough daily is key to your health. Aim to drink 8 glasses of water per day and read up on the skin benefits below.
- Your skin already contains water, which is an important factor. The skin is a protective barrier to prevent excess fluid loss.
- When you don’t get enough water, you are dehydrated. This makes your skin look dry, aged and wrinkled. Proper hydration helps to prevent this.
- Water rids the body of toxins, many of which can affect the quality of your skin.
- Water improves and regulates circulation and blood flow.
- Your skin is an organ, which is made up of cells. And skin cells, like all the other cells in the body, are made up of water. Without water, the organs won’t function properly.
- In addition to physically drinking water to keep your skin hydrated, you can also use a moisturizer daily.
07 Septiembre 2014
The age-old wisdom of “less is more” applies to a variety of situations in life, including skincare. Piling on tons and tons of products can cause breakouts, make certain ingredients in the products ineffective and make a large dent in your back account. Here are a few ways to avoid becoming a skin care product junkie.
- Choose multi-use products. Instead of using a foundation and a spot treatment for acne separately, look for foundations that include ingredients found in the acne spot treatments. Many brands have created foundations with this anti-breakout technology. Doing so will cut your skincare product collection in half.
- Choose products that actually work. Instead of always buying the cheapest deal you can find (which you end up not enjoying and throwing away after a few uses), invest and spend the extra money on a product that really works. For example, Shinso Essence has multiple penetrating ingredients not found in many drugstore products, which makes it really stand out and work extra hard.
- Try samples. Instead of buying every product that you think you may like, try to get a free sample beforehand. If the sample (or trial-size product) has enough product for a few days, you should be able to get a good idea if it works and how you like it. Most department beauty stores give samples gladly- so just ask!
- Clean out your products monthly. Every month, take a few minutes to go through your medicine cabinets or drawers and get rid of expired or rarely-used products to keep them from piling up.