Types of cream/lotion suitable for face and body

Face creams are moisturizers or cream you rub on your face
Choosing the right cream is paramount for healthy skin,hence you have to look into the factors,ingredients you should avoid in a cream amongst many things you have to consider.
Factors to consider before choosing a face cream
You have to look into various factors before investing money in face cream,some of them include:
1.Skin type
There is a reason there are different creams for people with different skin types. This is the most critical feature to identify before you purchase any product. Check if you have dry, oily, combination or sensitive skin and pick the range created for our skin type. Using a favourable face cream if you have oily skin as the wrong one can give you a dull and greasy look. So, before you buy any product first identify your skin type and shop specifically for it.
2. Weather conditions
The weather conditions in your city and at the time of purchase play a massive role in deciding the best face cream for your skin. Winters or dry chilly weather mandates a thick face cream to keep the skin well hydrated and supple. However, using this same texture during summers or humid months can clog the skin and lead to breakouts. Instead, at this time a thin lotion or moisturiser would work better.
3. Ingredients present
People with sensitive skin in particular may be allergic to certain ingredients. Make sure you check the label on all your beauty products to ensure they do not contain anything you are allergic too. Some face creams make use of plant or fruit extracts which can cause severe inflammation even with a mild presence to someone that is allergic. Opt for a cream that uses organic or high-quality ingredients with minimal additives. Further, where possible use a tester before buying the product or at the very least a patch test before using the cream on your face.
4. SPF addition
In case you are buying a morning or daily face cream, try and opt for one with added sunscreen. A SPF count of 30–50 is great depending on the amount of time spent outdoors. Most women are known to use only one product on their face before make-up and often skip the sunscreen. Choosing a face cream with SPF added in it can help protect the skin while making it extremely convenient. Remember, SPF isn’t just crucial when stepping outdoors but also when you’re indoors. Sun rays from the window or reflection of the lights can also affect your skin. Regular usage of sunscreen can prevent damage while also keeping your skin looking younger and wrinkle-free. In case you remain largely at home, a face moisturiser or cream with SPF 15 is also good enough. However, be sure to add some sunscreen before you step out!
5. Price of product
Most of us commonly mistake price of a product with quality and instantly seek out the most expensive products. However, this isn’t always the case. Leading brands everywhere take out quality products in varying ranges. Based on your skin type and requirements, opt for a face cream in your budget. This is especially true when trying out a brand for the first time.
6. Enriching vitamins
Along with superior hydration, why not pick a face cream that can help repair or smoothen out your skin as well? Face creams with added vitamin A or E are great for the skin as they delay ageing, prevent wrinkles and fine lines, help counter blemishes and boost growth of healthy skin cells. So pick up a cream that offers you something more than just hydration. With popular brands constantly coming out with new beauty products, you don’t have to spend a bomb every time. Simply, be sure you pick the right product.
Remembering these essential tips can help you pick out the best face cream to keep your skin soft and supple. 
Toxic ingredients you should avoid in your face cream
Parabens are a whole family of chemicals (methylparabens, propylparabens, butylparabens, and ethylparabens) that help preserve shelf-life of products. When going through my own products, parabens were the most common offender.
2. Phthalates
Phthalates group of chemicals used to soften and increase the flexibility of plastics in cosmetics. This helps products stick to our skin.
Phthalates can be extremely dangerous to children, but it’s best to avoid them all together as they can be serious endocrine disruptors and even cause birth defects. Congress has actually banned several types of phthalates already from children’s products.
3. Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) and/or Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLES)
SLS and SLES are known to cause skin irritation and trigger different allergies.
4. BHT
These are synthetic antioxidants that are used to extend shelf life and are likely carcinogens and hormone disruptors that may cause liver damage.
Our liver is our bodies’ main form of detoxification and if that’s not functioning at its best, it’s likely that other organs are functioning at their best either.
5. Lead
Lead is a heavy metal and is a neurotoxin. It can cause serious behavioral and learning problems, like lowered IQ. It’s already been removed from things like paint and gasoline, but not the things we’re putting on skin.
6.Hydroquinone : This is a common ingredient found in toning or glowing creams,yea you will become lighter and brighter but it is a bleaching agent that can destroy your skin and eventually lead to skin cancer
Personally,I will recommend two type of face creams that I’ve tested and trusted, you can add your own list of natural face creams as well.These face creams include :
1.Shea butter
2.Cocoa butter
The Good news is that these two are suitable for all skin type and color,erase the mindset that cocoa butter is for dark skinned.you shouldn’t be looking for cream for a particular skin,the best cream is the one that is appropriate for all skin type whether dark,chocolate or light-skinned .
Here are  list of  some of the cocoa butter and Shea butter creams suitable for you in  accordance to their prices
1.Shea butter creams
Jergens enriching Shea butter #3,500
Cantu Shea butter Grow Strong #3,000
African Naturalist Shea butter #2,000
2.Cocoa butter 
Cocoa butter creme #3,000
Queen Helena cocoa butter #2,000
Cocoa PAA princess cocoa butter #1000
Soft & sensual lotion with cocoa butter #500
Coco Lisa #500

In conclusion,beware of what you use on your skin and face as they damage the underlying tissues.use cream that will blend with your skin .
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Things you should never put on your face

Why the face is delicate?

Facial skin is more sensitive to hormonal changes in the body. Some of our skin problems come from the hormone androgen, which can cause the skin to produce more or less sebum (oil) (skin produces sebum through small glands located in each pore of the face). These skin problems occur more often in the facial skin because the face has the highest number of sebaceous glands per square inch. If these glands produce too much sebum it will cause oily skin and acne, if glands produce too little sebum, your skin will become dry and sensitive. That’s why your face requires it’s own product to take care of it.
Since the face is sensitive,how do you to take care of it?

How to take care of the face

  • Wash your face twice a day (no more) with warm water and a mild soap made for people with acne. Gently massage your face with circular motions. Don’t scrub. Overwashing and scrubbing can cause skin to become irritated. After cleansing, the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) recommends applying an over-the-counter (no prescription needed) lotion containing benzoyl peroxide.
  • Don’t pop pimples. It’s tempting, but here’s why you shouldn’t: Popping pimples can push infected material further into the skin, leading to more swelling and redness, and even scarring. If you notice a pimple coming before a big event, like the prom, a dermatologist can often treat it for you with less risk of scarring or infection.
  • Avoid touching your face with your fingers or leaning your face on objects that collect sebum and skin residue like your phone. Touching your face can spread the bacteria that cause pores to become inflamed and irritated. To keep bacteria at bay, wash your hands before applying anything to your face, such as treatment creams or makeup.
  • If you wear glasses or sunglasses, make sure you clean them frequently to keep oil from clogging the pores around your eyes and nose.
  • If you get acne on your body, try not to wear tight clothes. They don’t allow skin to breathe and may cause irritation. Scarves, headbands, and caps can collect dirt and oil, too.
  • Remove your makeup before you go to sleep. When buying makeup, make sure you choose brands that say “noncomedogenic” or “nonacnegenic” on the label. Throw away old makeup that smells or looks different from when you first bought it.
  • Keep hair clean and out of your face to prevent additional dirt and oil from clogging your pores.
  • Protect your skin from the sun. It may seem like a tan masks acne, but it’s only temporary. A tan may worsen your acne, not improve it. Tanning also causes damage to skin that will eventually lead to wrinkles and increase your risk of skin cancer.
7 things you should never put on your face

1.Hair spray
4.Lemon juice
6.Baking Soda
7.Hot water

1. Hair Spray: You may have heard somewhere that it will help set your makeup, but it should NEVER be applied to your face because it contains lacquers and alcohol that will dry our your skin, causing your skin to become dehydrated and you to look older. 

Plus, hair spray has repellents in it that could irritate your skin, leaving it red and bumpy.

2. Deodorant: Just because it keeps your underarms from sweating through your shirt does not mean it should be swiped over any area of your face that might perspire in hopes of keeping your makeup from melting down your face.

 You want your skin to be able to breathe. It’s doing what it needs to for a reason, and you don’t need to stop it. If you want to learn how to keep your makeup in place when temperatures rise.Read this 

3.Toothpaste: Most beauty websites will suggest you apply toothpaste on a pimple as a quick remedy to dry it out. But toothpaste can increase melanin production and form discolouration and dark spots on the areas where it was applied.

Mint is a common ingredient used in toothpaste which can further irritate the skin and cause blemishes.

4.Lemon juice: Dermatologist Dr. Doris Day told CNN, “Citrus fruits, like lemons, can irritate skin.” Why? She explained, “Lemons have a chemical called psoralen, and the psoralen makes you exquisitely sensitive to light. 

It activates in about 10 to 15 minutes, and it takes about 24 hours to wear off. So if you do that, and go out in the sun, you can actually blister.” 

5.Sugar: of us already know that eating too much sugar can lead to breakouts and other skin problems. But many of us don’t realize using sugar as a face scrub is just as harmful. Sugar crystals are hard and have sharp edges.

 These sharp edges can cut anything that is sufficiently delicate, especially the skin on your face. Therefore you want to avoid your face being exposed to a rough grain-like sugar.

6.Baking Soda:You may have heard baking soda is a cheap scrub to get clear skin, but you should know something about pH. PH is a value that runs from 0 to 14, where substances approaching either end of the scale (toward 0 or 14) are corrosive and can burn your beautiful skin. Water has a (neutral) pH of 7, and your skin has a pH of about 4.5-5.0. The pH of baking soda by contrast is 9. While for most people (about 90% of the population) baking soda is perfectly safe to use elsewhere on your body (such as your underarms) your face is a different story. 

Such a high pH is likely to damage the delicate skin on your face, causing irritation and dryness.

7.Hot water:While getting a steam facial is fine, hot water should not touch your face directly.

Most people find it relaxing and comfortable especially during winter but hot water will strip the moisture off your skin and make it stretchy and dry.Always use lukewarm water to wash your face to maintain a healthy pH balance and keep your skin supple and nourished.
All the 7 things mentioned above are not suitable for the face,however you can still make use of some facial treatments.

What  you should put on the face

In the morning

At night

1.Night mask
2.Spot treatment Cream
3.oil-based Make-up remover

In conclusion,take proper care of the face as it is what beautify us most time even before anyone notice your body and appearance.
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