Health and Beauty: Healthy
Skin, More Than Meets The Eye
(NC)—The visible signs of aging can be controlled, but the
typical office life may not be your skin's best friend.
Dry, recycled air is one of the enemies you need to tackle,
so are factors like air conditioning, long-term emission
effects from computers, photo-copiers and fax machines, and
even driving to work, or driving to achieve one's work, can
have cumulative effects on the youthful condition of your
face and skin.
"The use of a daily moisturizer, with ultraviolet light (UV)
protection, has much more merit than first meets the eye,"
says Jacquie Hutchinson, national product trainer for Almay.
"An attentive morning and evening regimen of cleansing and
moisturizing brings immediate benefits, but the ingredients
you rub into your skin, should be chosen with long-term
rejuvenation, repair and protection in mind. If you do it
just right, night and day, you are ready to tackle all
Is Your Skin Healthy?
It is important, says Almay, a specialist in the development
of hypo-allergenic products, that women understand the
factors that affect the condition of facial skin. "Healthy
looking skin is firm, clear, resilient, bright in colour,
should not be dry or shiny, but have a surface like dew,"
Hutchinson said, "and the reason women use skin care
products is to achieve or maintain this appearance. A
regular moisturizing routine therefore, protects from
dehydration - and the better moisturizers on the market,
combine non-irritating sunscreens plus age-defying
ingredients," she said.
An Almay Lip-Tip:
Be sure to treat your lips as attentively as you treat your
skin. Almay Lip Vitality, for example, protects from the sun
damage with an SPF 15 and is formulated with the anti-aging
ingredient kinetin, which is clinically proven to reduce and
delay the signs of aging. Lips are fuller, more defined,
healthier and younger looking.