How to wash your face

5740587_sWashing face is more than just soap and water. This step is really important and you should not ignore it. The purpose of cleansing is to remove long worn makeup, sweat, dirt and bacteria from your skin. If you do well in this step, your skin care routine will be more effective and your skin will benefit more from this very first step.

1. Removing makeup

Many women skip this step because they think their facial cleanser can do it for them. However, regular cleansers may not dissolve all the oil and stubborn makeup such as sunblock, eyeliner and mascara. Therefore, never skip this step before washing your face. Use a proper makeup remover, such as Eileen Mai Oil-Free Makeup Remover, to take away all the makeup layers on your face. Put some makeup remover product on a cotton pad and gently wipe on your face. Use a different pad for your eyes if you put heavy makeup on this area. Cotton pads are soft but sufficient in removing all the makeup and dirt on your face. When your face is clear of makeup, you are ready to go to the next step, washing. Continue reading

Younger Skin with Acids

Acid is a smart choice to exfoliate your skin. Acids lift away dead cells and reveal fresh, undamaged skin. Unlike scrubs, acids exfoliate uniformly and they are less likely to irritate your skin. The key is not to overdo and overuse acids in your skin care routine. You should have just one acid product at home. Continue reading

Hyaluronic Acid, Nature’s Best Moisturizer

23958039_sHave you been struggling to combat dry skin, only to walk away from every single product with the overall feeling that all it did was turn your face into a greasy mess?

Believe it or not, that is the problem that most people have with traditional skin care products. What’s worse is that these chemical laden products also contain alcohols, which serve to dry out the skin, meaning that many others become dependent on them in an attempt to stop dryness and burning. If you are sick of being trapped in that cycle, it is time that you turn to a product that works- products with high concentration of hyaluronic acid. Continue reading

Eating Collagen-rich Food – Does it help improve your skin?

12010056_sWhat is collagen?
Collagen is a protein, accounting for 25% of total protein in the human body. Collagen’s primary function is to connect the body tissues together. To put it simply, if there is no collagen, our body will collapse. There are at least 11 types of collagen. In particular, type I and IV plays an important role in skin texture.

Naturally, on average, a person will lose about 30% osf the total amount of collagen when entering the age of 40. There are many diseases related to the lack of collagen, including arthritis and bone disease. Sagging skin and wrinkles as well as a problem related to the shortage of collagen. Continue reading

Acne Be Gone

When it comes to effectively treating pimples, we’d always look for ingredients listed below that actually work and choose the one(s) best suited to your skin’s condition.

Benzoyl Peroxide
Best for: Either spot treating big, angry pimples or as a full face treatment.
What to expect: Improvement in a few days, maximum results in three months.
Where to get it: In OTC topical treatments or by prescription Continue reading

Eileen Mai’s popular exfoliating products

Pumpkin Enzyme Peel

Pumpkin is rich in vitamins, amino acids, and enzymes that act like alpha hydroxy acids. Alpha hydroxy acids have been shown to promote smoother, younger-looking skin by increasing the rate of cell renewal.

– Improve the appearance of fine lines, age spots, freckles, and rough skin 

– Minimizes pore size, brightens skin

– Stimulates the production of new and healthy skin cells, reverses the signs of aging

This product is suitable for all skin types, except for sensitive skin, on Rosecea or open wound. Continue reading

Choose the right exfoliator for your skin type

applying facial masqueEvery day, your skin is exposed to dust, smoke, and heat from the sun. So, only washing your face is not enough to take away all the dirt and dead skin cells. Each week, do not forget to find some time for facial exfoliating, you will be surprised to see how cleaner and smoother your skin will be.

There are two basic types of exfoliating products: mechanical type with particles and chemical type containing enzymes from plants or fruits. Continue reading

Supplements For Healthy Skin

vitamin - supplementThere is no magic, all in one skin perfecting tablet, but there are handful of supplements we can take that will benefit our skin’s health and, in turn, our complexion.

Resveratrol: This natural antioxidant has been shown in some studies to protect skin against UV damage, increase elasticity, and diminish age spots. An alcohol – free way to get its benefits: concentrated supplements of the stuff. Continue reading

4 Myths About Natural Ingredients

8533338_sNowadays, we all are overwhelmed with skin care news, beauty tips from multi media channels and are often confused by those claims, not sure which ones are facts, which ones are just myths. Here are four of the most common misconceptions about natural ingredients that many of us believe otherwise.

1. You can break out the blender to make your own face cream. Technically you can, but anti-aging skin care is more scientific aging skin care is more scientific than mixing avocado and olive oil together. Many active ingredients come from unripe plants or parts of the plant you don’t eat, like seeds, roots, and stems. Continue reading

Isotretinoin: The safety warnings

8129636_sIf salicylic acid is like gentle sandpaper for your skin, isotretinoin (commonly referred to by the now-defunct brand name Accutane) is paint stripper. It gets the job done when nothing else will, and it comes with plenty of safety warnings.

Over the last three decades, stricter regulatory policies have been put in place, and while isotretinoin is a serious drug that requires close monitoring, it’s an effective medication for severe acne. If you’re confused, you’re not alone. Here’s how it breaks down.

● Isotretinoin is an internal retinoid, which is a vitamin A derivative, and it is the only drug that addresses all four major acne causing factors. It reduces skin oil production, improves cell turnover inside pores, decreases the naturally occurring P, acnes bacteria on the skin, and calms inflammation. Continue reading