Skin Complexion and Skin Tone
clients are always asking me “How do I determine my skin tone? Warm Skin Tones: Eyes are usually Brown, Green or Hazel. Hair usually Black, Brown, Red, Auburn, Blonde or Strawberry Blonde. Your skin has yellow/peach or olive undertones. Your veins will appear greenish on the underside of wrist. Cool Skin Tones: Eyes are usually blue, grey or brown. Hair usually Blonde, Brown or Black. Skin has definite blue & pinkish undertones. Your veins will appear bluish on the underside of wrist. Neutral or Balanced Skin Tones: Eyes can be any color. Hair can be any color. Skin has unspecified undertones, such as pink, olive or yellow.
Need tips on how to improve your skin? I have some great ones
Drink Green Tea
If your complexion is red or blotchy, this tea’s anti-inflammatory properties can be soothing. Iced is best because hot beverages can worsen redness and other symptoms of rosacea. Another benefit: The epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) in green tea may help prevent the collagen destruction that leads to wrinkles as well as sun-induced DNA damage in the skin (think lines and discoloration)
Keep Stress in Check.
It takes a toll on nearly every part of your body, including your skin. In a study conducted at Stanford University, researchers found that during exam time, students who felt stressed had more severe acne breakouts than did those under less pressure. That’s because stress increases the body’s production of hormones such as cortisol, which can make skin oilier and decrease its ability to fight off acne-causing bacteria. To keep that frazzled feeling under control, regularly practice stress-management techniques, like yoga, deep breathing, and meditation.
Pay Attention to Your Cleanser
It may sound counterintuitive, but if you have dry skin, your choice of face wash may be even more important than your moisturizer. A nonsoap cleanser is ideal because it helps replace the moisture barrier in the skin. You can use your cleanser to avoid dryness, eczema, and psoriasis rather than just treating these issues when they flare up. That said, applying a moisturizer after you cleanse is still smart. And if you’re using an acne medication, wait 10 minutes after you wash to minimize irritation. This will help keep Skin Complexion looking refreshed.
Choose Water-Based Hair Products
Some conditioners, as well as pomades, volumizers, and styling creams, contain oils or waxes that can clog pores and create acne, especially on the forehead, the back, and the hairline. Even if you’re careful to avoid getting them on your skin, they can run down your face and body as you shower and when you sweat, or be transferred by your pillowcase while you sleep. Instead, look for water-based formulas and avoid those containing mineral oil, beeswax, or microcrystalline wax.
Check Your Medicine Cabinet
Some oral contraceptives, antibiotics, fertility drugs, and anti seizure medications can bring on breakouts. Antihistamines, diuretics, and some antidepressants can cause dry skin. And certain antibiotics, diuretics, and diabetes treatments can make you vulnerable to sun damage. If you find your skin complexion is reacting more while you’re taking a particular drug, talk to your physician.
Get enough sleep
While you’re snoozing, the skin’s repair mechanisms swing into action. Being sleep-deprived, by contrast, puts stress on the body, causing it to release more adrenaline and cortisol, which can trigger breakouts and other skin problems. (And research from China found that insufficient sleep was a significant risk factor for acne among adolescents.) Make getting seven to eight hours of shut-eye your last good-skin move of each day.
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