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Daily Common Sense Skin Care Tips

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Never assume every product is right for you

There are ingredients used in cosmetic products that do clog pores and help to create or maintain an acne breakout. Ingredients derived from myristic acid  such as isopropyl myristate which is derived from isopropyl alcohol and myristic acid are common but can be irritating to the skin.  Be mindful of ingredients in a product.

Immediately take a shower after a work out 

Damp hot environments allow bacteria to grow and multiply leading to acne or a skin infection.

Remove makeup before working out

When exercising the pores release bacteria, oil, and dirt when you sweat. However, makeup will block this release and can increase the chances of an acne breakout.

Stop touching the face

Simple but true. Fingers contain countless germs and bacteria. (doorknobs, gym equipment, handshakes, a captured cough or sneeze, keyboards, buttons, etc)  All of this is transplanted to the face every time it comes into contacts with fingers.  It helps to create or maintain acne.

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Nail Health

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Paronychia: infection caused by bacteria, yeast, or fungi

-can occur in damaged cuticle

-can be painful

Paronychia Symptoms: 

-painful, red, swollen area around the nail, at the cuticle or at the site of a hangnail or other injury

-there may be pus-filled blisters   cuticle

Paronychia Treatment:

-antibiotics

-surgical procedure to get rid of fluid or (part of) the nail

-soaking nails in warm water multiple times a day

 

Simple Tips to Maintain healthy nails

Nail polish remover: Decrease the use of nail polish remover. Nail polish remover can be drying especially, if containing acetone.

Moisturize hands: If the skin is dry the cuticle is experiencing a loss of moisture derived from natural fats. Don’t forget to moisturize hands after each wash.