There is no such thing as the perfect skincare routine. Though some may argue. The reality of having clear skin though does fully depend on how we take care of ourselves. With pollution in the daily city life or the harsh rays of the blazing sunlight, our skin indeed does indeed take a toll. Even if the term perfect skin is technically impossible, having clean and clear skin is achievable. Here are a few things that can be done if you’re looking into bettering your skin conditions.
First things first, Cleansing. While most people know that in order to have smooth facial skin, one must wash their face. Yeah, it can be summed up to just that, the go-to type of mood or do things fast and presto. But no. Simply washing your face won’t cut it. If one is using make-up, the first thing we must do is remove the makeup. After that has been done, now you can wash your face. Same goes for users that do not wear make-up. Wipe off the grime and then wash your face with soapy water.
They say the eyes are the window to our soul. It is also one of the most expressive body parts that we have. Yet many of us neglect them. In order to have the ‘perfect’ skin, we need to look out for our eyes as well. Our eye area is especially vulnerable to everyday life. We spend countless hours on our phones, computers, to put it plainly, in front of screens. This gives us tired eyes, and this beats up the eye area. Not to mention sad looking skin. To keep our eyes and around them healthy and clean, is to do wash and pamper them, approximately three times a week, as adviced by make-up artists and optometrists alike.
To make cleaning into this area, the technique is to wash your hands thoroughly. Once you’ve washed your hands, sink in a washcloth inside a basin with warm water, squeeze out the water, and with a small amount of baby shampoo dabbed onto the cloth, rub your eye area with your index finger. Making a side to side motion under your eye and over the top eyelid. Rinse and repeat for the other eye. Gently dab your skin with another cloth to get rid of excess water from your eyes and let dry naturally.
Social media is going crazy over this thing! There are videos everywhere the make-up artists apply serums right on their faces in hopes for the perfect skin.
Serums are highly concentrated in nutrients for the skin. Applying them is easy. To get the maximum benefits from the serums, first, you have to wash your face. After this has been done simply dabbing drops straight to the skin and with slow circular motions around your face will do. It seems like its a magic potion or something like it. The reason these serums work is because they get absorbed directly into the skin, instead of just sitting in your face.
As with everything, ‘perfect’ skin requires a ‘perfect’ routine. Sleep is important, it is an important part of every living thing. So when we rest our bodies are more fit and focused, and obviously happy. Sleep is wonderful! When we rest our bodies, and cells go into hyperdrive, cleaning out toxins our bodies don’t need, it’s science. So night creams? Are they really all the rage with helping our skin look healthier?
Applying night creams to the skin is very important if we want to have glowing and hydrated skin in the mornings. Night creams work by hydrating the skin and nourishing it with helpful nutrients all while you sleep. To apply the cream, it goes the same as the serum, wipe away make-up, wash your face, apply, and go to sleep. In the morning your skin will look wonderful!
There really is no excuse for one to ignore our skin. People who go about and deny their skin the right to love, go out about and seem dull. Their faces look slightly older than those who don’t watch out for themselves. No one wants to look older than they are. When you look good, you feel good, right? Establishing a natural skin care routine can not only help your facial complexion, but it can set you right on establishing other healthy routines. Which in turn leads me to:
Exercise comes with dozens of benefits. Your heart takes benefit from it, your lungs do too, and also the way you see things. Mentally and physically exercise gets you going. There have been studies made, that prove that exercising also slows down the aging process. While that in whole is amazing, the benefits of daily activity don’t end there. Everyone knows that when physically active, the heart starts pumping, and when the heart starts pumping, it promotes better circulation, and circulation leads to healthy clear skin.
Ah, a day at the beach! No not just at the beach!
Sunscreen plays a vital role in our everyday life. It protects our skin from harmful UV rays, preventing skin damages and diseases. If we want to protect our skin we have to apply sunscreen every time we will spend time outside. Even when it’s cloudy out, experts say that even those harmful rays seep through the thickness of the clouds. Now aside from all those health benefits, this lotion helps the skin prevent dark spots, saggy skin, leathery skin, and even wrinkles. Applying it to your daily routine will also help you keep a well-toned body! Applying is very easy. Simply drop some of the lotions and smear on your skin until it has been absorbed.
There’s this saying that goes, you are what you eat. Things could not apply more to reality. Yes eating healthily adds up to the perfect skin routine. How so? The ‘perfect’ skin starts with good nourishment. Cells are constantly being replaced, again science, by new cells. Eating the correct foods can prove beneficial to beautiful clear skin. When eating a correct and balanced diet, our skin will begin to glow. By eating antioxidant-rich fruits and vegetables, healthy fats, such as nuts and others, our skin becomes radiant. When adding a balanced diet to our daily lives, our skin starts to glow.
Incorporating this routine into our daily lives will obviously make us healthier. And better health leads to better skin. Watching ourselves, and sometimes even pampering ourselves, makes us better in all senses. So now, will you make the changes for yourself?
Ok Mums, Dads and Bubs of course, let us have an in-depth discussion about Manuka Honey and what are the benefits to us and especially to our Babies skin. Firstly where does Manuka Honey come from yes it comes from the flowers of the commonly known Tea Tree (Leptospermum scoparium) 90% of people would say Manuka honey comes from our Neighbors across the water being New Zealand. But did you know Australia has a good source of Manuka Honey also being in that of Tasmania my home State has a good source of this precious honey and with high GMO + ( methylglyoxal) Level?
What is GMO ( methylglyoxal) you may ask? To cut a long story short basically, this is the naturally occurring compound that makes manuka honey so great the higher the GMO, i.e. GMO 450 the more significant the antibacterial properties and the higher healing benefits, but also comes at a higher cost $. That’s not to say that GMO 30-100 is no good it still has good healing and antibacterial benefits and is great for everyday use and at a lower cost to the consumer.
Most of us know Manuka honey as a healthy sweetener, but it’s good to know that honey combinations can also be beneficial to your skin and hair. Manuka Honey contains enzymes and phytonutrient antioxidants – that are useful for human health and help to prevent a variety of diseases.
1- Manuka Honey retains moisture due to the hydroxy that it contains. This material allows the skin to absorb moisture and retain moisture in its lower layers due to the type of hydroxy material it provides. This material allows the skin to absorb moisture and to keep this moisture in its lower layers, which helps to absorb moisture more deeply into your baby’s skin which hydrates the skin for long periods.
2- The enzymes in Manuka honey keeps the pores clean and bright. Manuka honey has high antibacterial properties which prevent the formation of bacteria that disturb the balance of the skin and helps reduce inflammation of your baby’s precious skin. Manuka Honey is rich in enzymes, antioxidants, and other nutrients that strengthen your baby’s skin and keeps the skin hydrated. Manuka Honey also eliminates dead skin layers and allows young and fresh skin cells to appear and make your skin look brighter.
3- As you know, Manuka honey is a skin-lightening agent that helps your skin’s anti-inflammatory effects. Hydrating properties of this honey can help to revitalise your baby’s skin. A gentle and smooth massage of these compounds onto the baby’s skin helps increase circulation and restores the baby’s skin to its natural state.
4- As said earlier Manuka Honey has antibacterial and antifungal properties that help eliminate bacteria. Due to these anti-inflammatory properties, Manuka honey can soothe redness and irritation of your baby’s skin
5- Manuka Honey is not only a good hydration compound for the skin, but its antioxidants repair your baby’s skin, protecting the baby ’s skin from damage caused by the environment and oxidation.
6. Manuka honey also has been known to help with Babies eczema conditions.
Please note as a general rule by health care professionals, Manuka honey is not recommended to be ingested by babies under 12 months of age. There is no danger from Manuka honey in skincare products as the honey is not swallowed.
So, with all this said why wouldn’t you use Manuka Honey especially for your Babies skin care needs, so this is what we have precisely have done. We have added Manuka honey to our formulations so you and your baby can reap the benefits of this natural occurring ingredient. Onea’s natural baby products uses premium, natural and organic ingredients, sparing no expense for your baby.
Baby eczema is a dry, itchy and sore skin condition characterised by small red skin bumps. Eczema begins in infants generally from two months of age, and in 65% of the children, it appears in the first 12 months after birth. Eczema is not contagious and is not an infectious disease, but by scratching the Eczema the bacteria may penetrate the skin and cause infection, so you should immediately take the necessary measures and please always consult your GP or doctor.
Signs & symptoms of eczema in babies
Eczema is commonly seen in the form of dry, itchy skin on the babies cheeks, chin, forehead, and scalp. Infants from 6 to 12 months old, eczema is often seen on the elbows, and the knees of the baby, the elbows and knees of the baby are easily rubbed and scratched also. If eczema is infected, yellow skin or a tiny prickly bulb may appear on the surface of the skin.
The reason why infants develop skin eczema is not yet known, but the combination of genetic factors and environmental factors increases the risk of developing eczema in newborns.
Infants whose family members have a history of eczema, hay fever and asthma are more likely to develop eczema than others. Eczema is caused by immune system disorders and affects the skin’s ability to moisturise itself. Various environmental factors may cause a reaction to the immune system. For example :
– Animal hair, environmental pollutants, and dust
– Allergy foods like peanut butter, soy, and eggs
– Woollen or synthetic woven garments
– cigarette smoke
– Scented products such as detergents, perfumes, and aerosols
– Heat or extreme dryness of the air
– Skin infections
Treatment for Eczema :
1- Frequently wash and bath your baby: A regular baby bath is beneficial in treating dry skin. The use of a tub is better than a shower and should be warm (not hot) and have a minimum of 10 minutes. Use soap-free and natural mild based baby washes.
Note: Don’t use soap on your baby. Because soap will dry out your babies skin and can make eczema worse, look for soap-free washes when you wash your baby.
2-Keep your baby’s skin moisturised: Your babies skin should not be dry. Use moisturisers, such as ointments, creams, and lotions, these should be applied to the skin at least twice a day.
3- Balms with zinc oxide, Zinc Oxide is well known for its moisture retaining properties on your babies delicate, sensitive skin and is excellent to use on your baby especially during nappy change time. Zinc is also known for its healing and anti-bacterial properties and also helps with burns.
Note: Lastly please read your list of ingredients on the products you are using on your baby if in doubt contact the manufacturer or ask your pharmacist/doctor for advice, not all products are equal. Please avoid Petroleum based products like paraffin and petroleum jelly as this may cause more skin irritations. We will be covering more on Packaging labelling, and ingredient’s in future posts so stay tuned.
I hope this helps the mums & Dads out there remember please always consult your local GP or doctor for advice.