Sensitive skin dries out when it’s exposed to irritants and not adequately protected. For example, beauty sites recommend never washing your face with soap. The main reason is that soap is alkaline. It attacks the slightly acidic lipid layer that protects your skin. The lipids normally keep liquid loss to a minimum and keep irritants at bay. But if they are damaged, skin cells are exposed to UV radiation, dry air, and pollutants.
That’s why sensitive skin products like moisturizers are essential to maintaining a defense against dryness. If you regularly protect your skin, you’ll seal in moisture. And you’ll run less risk of reacting to makeup, cold weather, dry air, fragrances, and other potential irritants.
If you want to heal dry skin, especially on your face, try these steps:
- Wash with a gentle cleanser that’s free of sulfates, parabens, alcohol, and fragrances
- Use lukewarm water and never scrub hard, then pat dry, don’t rub
- Exfoliate with a soft washcloth or use a chemical exfoliant like glycolic acid once a week
- Avoid granular or physical exfoliators
- Apply a nourishing night cream before bed and a moisturizer with sunscreen in the morning
- Try a vitamin-packed serum each day for a week
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For sure you have looked intently at your nails countless times before. You might have noticed how long or short they are. There are times that you are quite aware when they are properly trimmed or if they are kept clean even when they are long or coated with a nail polish. How about the nails on your toes. For sure you are also certain how your nails have grown after just a few days. Or, perhaps, you religiously trim your nails to a length that you are used to so that they won’t tear up your socks or will just fit snuggly inside your shoes.
You do a lot of things with your nails, but no matter what you do, whether you cut them or not, allow the nail plates to thicken or let your nail files or buffer do their trick in making your nails look thinner and more appealing, nothing will change what makes up your nails.
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Nail fungus changes the shape and color of the nail. Nail infected become thick, brittle, and have a discolored yellowish look. Being thick, the nails are especially hard to trim. If the nail is cut in the quick, this leaves an entrance for fungus to grow. Nail fungus can cause premenent deformity of the nail and can be physically painful. People with diabetes and blood circulation issues are more prone to nail fungus infection.
Pros of Nail Polish When You Have A Nail Fungal Infection
Typically, nail fungal infections change the color and finish of the nail. By using nail polish, you can cover up the signs of the fungal infection. Within minutes, you look like you have the healthy shining nails.
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