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Which skin you are wearing - Real or Artificial?
By Fashion Products on March 14, 2008 5:08 AM | Permalink | Comments (0)

It doesn’t matter whether you’re a man or a woman when you talk about skin care in today's time. While there’s still time for men to catch up with women’s skin care regimens, the metrosexual male appears to be making a good effort.

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Skin care has become a hot topic as a more and more advanced skin care products are rolled out each day and people want to make their skin look good and shining by using the myriad cosmetics available. Consider the case of anti-aging skin care products that today comprise an approximately $1.6 billion market worldwide, with demand expected increase by an 8.7% annually in the coming four years. In the U.S. alone the market for these products is projected to touch a staggering figure of $115.5 billion by the year 2010.

A recent report published by Global Industry Analysts, Inc., establishes that Europe and the United States lead the world market for anti-aging products, constituting a gross share of 62.8%. Furthermore, Asia-Pacific and Latin America, are the two fastest upcoming markets in the world and their value is set to increase by a $1.0 billion from 2007 through 2010. Moreover, the U.S. and the European markets are slated to grow by a hefty 30.9% during the same period.

Skin care today can be taken up either natural or through non-natural cosmetics. Natural skin care refers to the care for skin by making use of naturally-derived ingredients. These ingredients could be herbs, roots, essential oils, flowers, etc. which are then mixed with natural carrier agents, preservatives, emulsifiers etc. All in all herbal skin care products make use of ingredients that are botanically derived and formulated without any synthetic chemicals. natural herbal products

Natural skin care includes not only formulations that are used as applications but also preventive measures that help keep the skin healthy. The preventive measures entail avoidance of excessive sun exposure, not smoking and decreasing alcohol consumption, exercising regularly, having plenty of water, taking ample rest and managing stress amongst many such measures. On the other hand skin care products include lotions, creams, oils, scrubs, cleansers, face moisturizing products, etc. for application on skin.

A typical natural skin care treatment entails making use of a natural ingredient, say lime juice being used as a cleanser. You might need to further process it by mixing it with milk and glycerin and apply on your face, let it cool you for an hour and then wash up.

An advantage of natural skin treatment is that they usually don’t carry any side effects. Besides, you can also create many organic skin care products in your home. Some might even be cost-effective as well. However, all organic skin care treatments aren’t a panacea for all the people around the world. For instance people from different cultures such as Europeans, Scandinavians, Asians, Africans, Hispanics etc have different complexions, hair color, eye color and other differences, despite having a large number of shared features. Therefore, given the differences it become necessary to identify the correct, natural skin care treatments well suited for your skin's characteristics based on your specific genetic influences.

On the other hand there are cosmetics that are chemically and medically formulated, undergo clinical trials just like any drug before being launched in the market. While there has been a lot of hue and cry about chemical skin care products containg "harmful chemicals", pharmacists have over the years made efforts to reduce or remove their side-effects and many preparations are considered safe for long-term use if used appropriately. Many skin care preperations are produced and are available in the markets today. Some common examples of skincare products are non-comedogenic ingredients, oil free cosmetics, perfume free cosmetics, etc.

Taking care of your skin through cosmetics has several benefits, an example is that of a facial massage. This skin care regimen whether by hand or beauty equipment rids you of wrinkles, softens the skin, stimulates blood circulation and removes dead skin and tightening certain skin tissues, thus preventing you from looking flabby and returning a healthy sheen on your face. At the same time contentions abound that "potentially" toxic or harmful ingredients could very well be a part of skin care products. The reasoning proceeds, since these formulations are composed of tiny molecules, they could seep through the skin into the body.

Skin is this largest organ in the body and also the one that can make or mar the impression you make on those you meet. So it becomes not only chic but also important that you take good care of your skin, whether through naturals or not. An appropriate investment in skin care can not only make you feel more confident but also make you attractive.

Your skin is real anyways, it's now upto you to decide whether you let it be as it is that's "real" or spruce it up to health and vibrance and not disdain it as "artificial."

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