Skin is actually body armor against the elements and disease that can adversely affect our quality of life, or end it altogether. Swimmers have special needs that pertain to moisturizing and protecting of our skin. Addressing these needs in logical, well-informed and consistent ways can allow swimmers to enjoy the water for a lifetime. The information above does not cover all that there is known on this subject. There are tons of more products and procedures that have been proven to work on a swimmer’s skin. This post is an overview, generally giving insight on how swimmers should approach their skin care needs.
Making a lotion, cream liniment etc is based on blending the oil and water in the right proportions to make an emulsion. Leave it long enough and it will eventually separate. By adding an emulsifier, this becomes a stable product and will remain bound. The emulsifiers you then select are dependent on which type of emulsion it is.
Alcohol dries the skin out, especially when used on the face, and can lead to premature aging and wrinkles. Petroleum is a common ingredient found in many lip balms and it is a byproduct of oil drilling. If the skin product ingredients look like they are hard to pronounce, they are most likely not good for your skin. Stay away from parabens, alcohol, mineral oils, fragrances and petroleum.
All these animal products are basically melted down and subjected to high temperatures, and extracted from these animal products for use in skin care products. However the problem is that the process used to extract the keratin, and specifically the heat to which it is subjected, changes it’s form by a process known as hydrolyzation.
Personally, the supplement sounds like the better deal. Why just concentrate on the crow’s feet or age spots when I can take a daily dose, along with my multi-vitamin, and give every cell in my body a fighting chance to stay younger and help me be healthier? Hey! Why not do both? Fight aging from the inside-out and visa-versa.
Eye treatment is crucial in men’s skin care. Cosmetic surgeries are the quickest ways to treat this area. The excess eyelid skin can be removed to improve the appearance of droopy eyes. The fat in the under eye bags can also be eliminated surgically. Surgery risk aside, the recovery time is about 3 to 6 weeks. If surgery is not for you, there are many eye treatments that can help firm an lift the skin around eye area. Be sure to apply eye cream on eyelids and under eye skin. Topical treatment normally take 6 to 8 weeks to start showing result, but no down time is involved.
The person with dry skin is more often prone to other types of skin problems if care is not taken to maintain the moisture balance of the especially dry skin. Dry skins usually lack the ability to produce the necessary oils whose function it is to keep the skin moisturized at all times. So as opposed to the person with oily skin who bears the effects of acne, the person with dry skin is often faced with skin problems which arise due to a complete lack of moisturization. Normally the dry skin would simply take on the texture of rough and dry or scaly skin. In severe conditions however, it would result in skin sensitization, the development of dermatitis or spot rashes, and even other symptoms which can easily be mistaken for skin disorders (such as eczema and psoriasis).
To help keep your elbows soft and supple, exfoliate away the dry skin while having your bath. After your bath, take one fresh grapefruit and cut it in half. Place one half under each elbow and stay in this position for at least fifteen minutes. Allowing your elbows to soak like this will soften the skin and help to lighten any dark areas at the same time.