Sep 16, 2008

Skincare Basics

With new creams and ingredients being launched every day, it's easy to get confused by all the options. Low budget but need the beauty basics?

The only products you need. Back to basics.

Unless you're willing to spend time on your skin care routine every day by, you'll need to pick and choose which basics are right for you. Here, the bare minimum that you need:

Sunscreen: It's a must, essential for preventing sun damage and lowering your risk of developing skin cancer. A face cream with Aloe smooths skin, alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs) and vitamin C -- practically the perfect all-purpose face lotion. *Beware if you have sensitive skin and do not use AHA (Alpha-Hydroxy Acids).

Eye cream: The skin under your eyes is more delicate and dry than the skin on the rest of your face. It's wise to invest in an eye cream, which treats the eye area with more emollient moisturizers. Try That Girl's Bath and Body's Eye Cream.
Retinols: If you're concerned with wrinkles and pigmentation spots, a face cream with retinal (a derivative of vitamin A) can help. Use it in place of your daytime, SPF moisturizer after you wash your face at night. Try That Girl's Bath & Body's Day Time Moisturizer.Body lotion with Shea Butter, Aloe Vera, and Super Omegas: A lotion with skin-sloughing shea butter smooths your whole body, including hands, feet, arms, and legs. For tough dry spots, apply extra lotion before bed and let it soak in while you sleep. Try That Girl's Body Cream.

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