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4 Steps To Amazing Flawless Skin!

By Marilynn Syrett Published 06/18/2009 | Beauty
Haven't you always wanted to have a flawless complexion? While make-up can help you camouflage some of the flaws, you need to practice proper skin care to get a naturally healthy glow that lasts forever.

Here are five features to make your complexion flawless and glowing.

Radiance

Nothing can make you look more beautiful than a radiant complexion. While many women strive to achieve this with make-up, there are other ways you can make sure your radiance doesn't end up in the sink. Skin radiance is direct result of how clean your skin is. When the skin is clean, it reflects light evenly and thus appears radiant. On the other hand, dry skin reflects light unevenly and as a result appears dull and lifeless. Here are some tips to make your skin radiant.

Use a rich moisturizer twice a day in order to make sure your skin is well-hydrated and luminous.
Exfoliate at least once a week with a good scrubing exfoliator. This scrapes off dead skin cells and encourages cell turnover.
You can also opt for medical procedures like microdermabrasion and chemical peels.

Product Suggestions:

Kinerase Cream
It is an amazing moisturizing cream with anti-aging properties. It improves the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and increases the skin's capacity to retain moisture. It contains an ingredient called Kinetin, a plant based agent that helps the skin retain moisture.

NIA 24 Skin Strengthening Complex
It is a superb moisturizing cream that is neither too light nor too heavy. With regular use, there is significant reduction in wrinkles and fine lines as well. It enhances the barrier function of your skin and accelerates the repair process by supplying moisture.

Small Skin Pores

The fact is that skin pores cannot be shrunken in size. The size of the skin pores depends upon genetic factors as well as the ability of your skin to turnover cells and oil. Women with oily skin generally have larger looking skin pores. However, they can be made to appear smaller than their actual size. All you need to do is use a good exfoliant or scrub that contains powerful ingredients like salicylic acid or alpha hydroxyl acid.

Product Suggestions:

Obagi Nu Derm Exfoderm Forte
It is an exfoliating lotion that contains alpha-hydroxy acids in a special base that smoothes and tones damaged skin and unclogs skin pores. It is suitable for normal to oily skin.

Obagi Nu-Derm Exfoderm
This is variation of the former. It contains phytic acid to make the skin smooth and supple and also tones the skin texture in addition to unclogging the skin pores. It is suitable for normal to dry skin.

Nia 24 Physical Cleansing Scrub
This is a great scrub that removes dead skin cells and calms, hydrates as well as soothes the skin. It contains Pro-Niasomes that wash away visible imperfections caused by the sun and aging.

Even Skin Tone

The major causes of uneven skin tone are damage by sunlight and scars that result from picking at acne blemishes or scabs. The best way to improve your skin tone and promote evenness if by using a skin lightening product. While selecting skin lighten products, look for powerful ingredients like hydroquinone and retinoid that help in diminishing existing pigmentation and prevent the formation of new spots.

Product Suggestions:

Obagi Nu-derm Clear Skin Bleaching and Corrector Cream
It contains 4 % Hydroquinone that helps improve uneven skin tone and reduce the appearance of age spots.

Obagi C-Clarifying Serum
It is a great clarifying serum that contains 4% hydroquinone and Vitamin C serum along with L-ascorbic acid. Vitamin C penetrates through the dermis layer of the skin thereby reducing melanosome activity at the same time promoting an even skin tone.

Smooth & Supple Skin

The two prime agents that are responsible for making your skin smooth and supple are collagen and elastin. These connective proteins support your skin and keep it firm and smooth. However, as we age, the levels of collagen and elastin within the body begins to deplete and the skin starts looking saggy. While the elastin levels cannot be replaced, collagen can! Therefore, use skin care products that contain powerful ingredients like retinoids that help rebuild the collagen levels.

Product Suggestions:

Clayton Shagal Colhy Gel
It is a great gel that moisturizes the skin and also helps replace the lost collagen in your body thus delaying the appearance of wrinkles and fine facial lines.Dr. Marilynn Syrett is a physician who graduated from Western University of Health Sciences. She has an ardent interest in researching about various skin care products and has review many popular products from brand names like Clayton Shagal, NeoCutis, Obagi and iS Clinical.