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How Your Phone Can Damage Your Skin and How To Prevent It

cleaningphone Sanitizing our mobile phone(s) is really necessary. Our phones come in contact with lots of things daily and in the process may come in contact with germs. Our mobile phone touches our face at least once or twice daily either to receive or make calls.

These germs on the phone come in contact with our face/skin, and can cause us to break out.

To sanitize your phone, here are the things you need:

– Antiseptic wipe/Dettol sanitizer/alcohol

– Cotton wool

How to sanitize your phone:
* If you are using an antiseptic wipe, you will start by cleaning the surface of the phone until its clean, you then use cotton wool to wipe out any excesses from the wipe remaining. There you go, your phone is now clean and free of germs. 

*If you are using Dettol hand sanitizer, which is what I use (even use on the go), you put some drops of it on the cotton wool and wipe the surface of the phone, after which you use cotton wool to clean off any excess Dettol sanitizer, and it’s done. Your phone is now free from germs. 

If you are using alcohol, damp the cotton wool with little alcohol and wipe your phone and re wipe if necessary.

Phones should be sanitized at least 2 to 3 times weekly.
If you have any other way(s), you use in keeping your phone free from germs and I didn’t mention it, please do share it with me via the comments.

You can also reach me via my Facebook Page or on Twitter @Ellasbeautytips for any beauty related issue(s) you might be having.

If you don’t care for your skin, who will?

Stay beautiful in and out.

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[Skin Care] Soap and Water Cleansing

cleansing Soap and water cleansing is pretty much the most oldest cleansing method,but do we still think they are effective and clean our skin well? Some say no that they can be too drying,some say yes it’s pretty much refreshing for their skin and it’s okay.

Personally, I say it’s the best cleanser i have used so far,it’s refreshing,cleanses left over make up,dissolves oil and removes dirts. But one thing i will say is that they can be drying and you should always opt for the best soap that suits your skin type to cleanse your face, personally i use African black soap to cleanse my face because it does the major things a cleanser should do(i.e to dissolve dirt and oil,remove all traces of makeup and it’s refreshing).

Soap and water cleansing is not really for all skin type,it’s more refreshing for people with oily skin,but can be really drying for people with dry skin so you should either opt for a thicker cleanser that’s moisturizing or a moisturizing soap.

Sensitive skin should also beware with soap for washing face can cause redness,drying or burning opt cleanser scent free for your skin type,better still go for a claiming and moisturizing soap instead.

Body soap are totally different from facial soaps,because they can be really drying and soaps like antiseptic and deodorant soap are mostly drying. So when choosing a soap for cleansing, make sure you either go for facial soap or cleansing soap.

When using soap and water to cleanse there are basics:

. You don’t use soap directly on your face,you use the leather.

. After making the leather from your damp/wet soap,you massage leather over face.

. Massage over face few seconds to dissolve dirts and oil,wash off with lukewarm water and repeat cleansing again.

The basics are pretty simple i presume? But just as simple as they are,they are as important as that. Like putting soap directly on your face to wash it,bad because dirt and germs on your face are transferring back in soap and back to your face and the faom/leather won’t strip to much oil than normal.

Also don’t ever forget to remove make up and wash your hands before cleansing your face. If you don’t care for your skin,who will?

Tell me (via the comments) what you think also with using soap and water to cleanse your face,how does it feel?

STAY BEAUTIFUL IN AND OUT.

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How To Give Your Self A Spa Like Facial At Home

SavedPicture-2013107172025.jpg For deep cleansing and a definite improvement in your skin tone, try an at home facial. Applying this facial once a week will definitely be a treat for you and your skin, will also notice an improvement in your complexion. Simply follow these step by step instructions for a fabulous facial to recreate the benefits of spa treatment in the comfort of your own home.

THINGS YOU’LL NEED

ANTIBACTERIAL HAND SOAP OR GEL
A FACIAL CLEASNER
MAKE UP REMOVER
FACIAL EXFOLAITING SCRUB
FACIAL MASK
SKIN TONER
FACIAL MOISTURIZER
HAIR BAND
A WASHCLOTH
A TOWEL

STEP ONE
Wash your hands with anti-bacterial soap, bacterial/dirt on your hands block pores causing spot.

STEP TWO

Pull your hair back from your face with the hair band.

STEP THREE

Remove all traces of make up with make-up remover, then cleanse your face with a cleanser suitable for your skin type, then rinse face with Luke warm water leaving no traces of cleanser.

STEP FOUR

Use an exfoliating scrub suitable for your skin type scrubbing in circular motion, don’t scrub harshly massage in to skin gently then wash off with warm water and wash cloth and pat dry with a clean towel.

STEP FIVE

Apply mask suitable for your skin type and leave on for 20 minutes or the time stated to be left for, wash off the mask with warm water and wash cloth then pat dry with a clean towel.

STEP SIX

Apply a toner suitable for your skin type dry skin will benefit from a tonic toner same as normal and sensitive skin, oily skin use an astringent toner and combination skin needs to use an astringent toner on the t-zone and tonic in the other areas.

STEP SEVEN

Apply a moisturizer suitable for your skin type oily skin needs light weight lotion and oil free, dry skin needs a heavy rich cream, sensitive skin should opt for something calming and unscented, normal use choose a nourishing moisturizer to maintain it and combination should choose according to skin type also.

WARNINGS

ALWAYS APPLY SKINCARE MEANT FOR YOUR SKIN TYPE ONLY, IF YOU DONT KNOW YET YOU CAN READ A POST I POSTED ON SKINTYPE TEST AND THEN KNOW WHERE YOU FALL INTO TO ENABLE YOU TO CHOOSE THE SKIN CARE PRODUCT BE IT HOME MADE OR ORGANIC PRODUCT BECAUSE THEY HAVE A REASON FOR IT BEING SPECIFICALLY FOR THAT SKIN TYPE, TO BE ABLE TO TREAT IT ACCORDINGLY.

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IF YOU REALLY WANT TO ALSO IMPROVE YOUR SKIN DAILY, HAVE A SKIN CAREROUTINE TWICE DAILY. TO WASH/CLEANSE, TONE AND MOISTURISE SHOULD BE A DAILY THING NOT ONCE A WEEEK OR ANY TIME YOU FEEL LIKE, SHOULD BE TWICE DAILY
MAKE TIME ALWAYS FOR YOUR AT HOME DIY FACIAL EVERY WEEK, IF YOU DON’T CARE FOR YOUR SKIN WHO WILL?

AFTER DOING YOUR FACIALS DON’T APPLY MAKEUP LET YOUR SKIN REST AND BREATH, COMMON GIRL GIVE IT A BREAK YOUR FACE AINT A COLOURING BOARD OR BETTER STILL YOU DO IT AT NIGHT WHILE GOING TO BED TO EVEN HELP YOUR SKIN REST AND REPLENISH ITSELF.

PULLING YOUR HAIR BACK WITH HAIR BAND IS REALLY IMPORTANT WHILE DOING YOUR FACIAL DON’T EVER INGORE BECAUSE ENABLES YOU TO DO WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE WEL,SO ALSO THAT DIRTS AND BACTERIA IN YOUR HAIR WILL NOT BE GOING BACK IN TO YOUR SKIN.

REMOVING OF MAKUP BEFORE CLEANSING IS VERY NECESSARY DON’T EVER LEAVE IT ON BEFORE CLEANSING YOUR FACE, SERIOUSLY YOU ARE DOINGLOTS OF HARM TO YOUR SKIN, IF YOU DO THAT.PLEASE FOR THE BENEFIT OF YOUR SKIN DON’T.

JUST AS IMPORTANT AS IT IS TO FOLLOW STEP 1,2 IT’S NECESSARY TO ALWAYS CLEANSE YOUR FACE BEFORE ANY SKIN CARE PRODUCT IS APPLY .

FACIALS CAN BE DONE ONCE A WEEK OR TWICE FOR A VERY PROBLEMATIC SKIN [ACNE PRONE AND REALLY OILY SKIN].

ALTERNATIVE APPROACH WHICH IS THE DIY AT HOME FACIAL LIKE A PRO, WHICH INCLUDES ALL OTHER STEPS STATED ABOVE BUT WITH THE EXPECTIONS OF THE STEAMING AND EXTRATION STEP.THIS AT HOME FACIAL LIKE A PRO WILL SHOW YOU HOW TO DO FACIALS LIKE A PROFFESSIONAL DONE IN SPA ‘S, HOW TO STEAM YOUR FACE WELL TO MAKE IT READY FOR THE EXTRATION STEP, AND TO ALSO PROPERLY EXTRACT THOSE PERKY PIMPLE, WHITEHEADS AND BLACKHEADS.

LETS NOW ALL START SAVING TO BUY A STEAMER AND GETTING READY FOR MY POST,JUST KIDDING YOU DONT NEED TO DO THAT BECAUSE I ALWAYS HAVE A WAY OF FINDING ALTERNATIVES AND IN THIS CASE I HAVE LOTS.

STAY BEAUTIFUL IN AND OUT, STAY TUNE FOR DIY AT HOME FACIAL LIKE A PRO.

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How To known Your Skin Type

skin types Do you know your skin type?

Skin is the largest organ in the human body, covering and protecting every single surface of your body. The secret to beautiful, healthy skin is to understand how your skin functions because this will help you to treat it correctly, keep it strong and supple. Your skin is made up of two layers, epidermis and dermis.
What your skin type?

There is no point in spending a fortune on expensive skincare product if you buy the wrong one for skin. The key to develop a skin care routine is to known your skin type first, to develop a better understanding of your skin and what will suit it best. You can start by answering these questions below, then add up your score to know which of the skin type you fit into.

1. How does your skin feel when you cleanse it with a cream cleanser?
A.RELATIVELY COMFORTABLE
B.SMOOTH AND COMFORTABLE
C.SOMETIMES COMFORTABLE, SOMETIMES ITCHY.
D.QUITE DRY
E.OILY IN THE T-ZONE AND SMOOTH IN OTHERS

2. HOW DOES YOUR SKIN FEEL WHEN YOU CLEANSE IT WITH FACIAL WASH AND WATER?
A.TIGHT AS IF IT’S TOO SMALL FOR YOUR FACE
B.SMOOTH AND COMFORTABLE
C.DRY AND ITCHY IN PLACES
D.FINE/ QUITE COMFORTABLE
E.DRY IN SOME AERAS AND SMOOTH IN OTHER

3. HOW DOES YOUR SKIN USUALLY LOOK BY THE MIDDLE OF DAY?
A.FLAKY PATCHES APPEARING
B.FRESH AND CLEAN
C.FLAKY PATCHES AND REDNESS
D.SHINY /GREASY
E.SHINY/GEASY IN THE T-ZONE

4. HOW OFTEN DO YOU BREAKOUT IN STOPS?
A.HARDLY EVER
B.OCCASSIONALLY, PERHAPS BEFORE OR DURING PERIOD
C.OCCASSIONALLY
D.OFTEN
E.OFTEN IN THE T-ZONE

5. HOW DOES YOUR SKIN REACT WHEN YOU USE FACIAL TONER?
A.IT STINGS
B.NO PROBLEM
C.STINGS AND ITCHES
D.FEELS FRESHER
E.FEELS FRESHER IN THE T-ZONE /SOME AREAS BUT STINGS IN OTHERS

6. HOW DOES YOUR SKIN FEEL WHEN YPOU APPLY A THICK/HEAVY CREAM?
A.IT FEELS VERY COMFORTABLE
B.COMFORTABLE
C.SOMETIMES FEELS COMFORTABKLE,OTHER TIME FEELS IRRITATED
D.MAKES YOUR SKIN VERY OILY
E.OILY IN THE T-ZONE, COMFORTABLE ON THE CHEEKS

Add up A’s, B’s, C’s, D’s and E’s. Your skin type is the one that has the majority answer

Mostly A’s = your skin type is dry

Mostly B’s = your skin type is normal

Mostly C’s = your skin type is sensitive

Mostly D’s = your skin type is oily

Mostly E’s your skin type is combination

NOTE: YOU KNOW HOW YOUR REACT TO SKINCARE PRODUCT THAN ANYONE SO CHECK YOUR SKIN TYPE BEFORE YOU BUY ANY SKINCARE PRODUCT,EVEN IF YOU ALREADY KNOW OT STILL IMPORTANT YOU DO THE TEST ONCE AWHILE BECAUSE OUR SKINTYPE TENDS TO CHANGE WITH TIME FOR SOME NOT NECCESSARILLY EVERYONE AND ALSO REMEMBER THAT MANY FACTORS AFFECT OUR SKIN TYPES, SUCH AS WEATHER,EMOTIONS, HORMONES AND STRESS and this will cause your skin type to be in a constant state of fluctuation

FOR EXAMPLE WHEN ONE IS GRADUALLY APPROCHING TEENAGE LEVEL ONE’S SKIN IS BOUND TO CHANGE LOTS OF BREAKOUT,OILLNESS BECAUSE THE BODY IS GOING THROUGH SOME HORMANAL CHANGES AND THE SEBACEOUS GLAND PRODUCE MORE OIL THAN NORMAL,ALSO AS TIME GOES ON FOR SOME AFTER TENEGE LEVEL THEIR SKIN CHANGE AND SOME DONESN’T.

KNOWING YOUR SKIN TYPE IS IMPORTANT,I HOPE YOU NOW KNOW WHAT YOUR SKIN SEEKS, BECAUSE IF YOU DON’T CARE FOR IT WHO WILL?

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