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Top Ingredients for Oily Skin

Woman with oily skin

While it can be difficult to determine combination or dry skin, oily skin is pretty obvious to those who have it because it’s pretty easy to see, and feel, the oil that is produced by your pores. Those with oily skin often experience:

  • Dull complexion
  • Shiny complexion
  • Enlarged pores
  • Blackheads or other blemishes

However, what is not always obvious is how best to treat the excess oil production. Using the strongest, harshest products you can find will only result in further damage (and more oil), so you want to be sure you select products that really are targeted for the oily skin concerns you have. Luckily, Vine Vera has you covered. We investigated what skin care ingredients provide the most benefits for those with oily skin and the top three are listed below.

Hyaluronic Acid
Hyaluronic acid truly is a skincare superstar. If you checked out our last post, we discussed how hyaluronic acid is one of the most beneficial ingredients in caring for dry skin. So it would seem a bit odd to have the same ingredient listed for oily skin, but there’s a reason this skincare ingredient comes with hype. Because hyaluronic acid moisturizers in a different way, and without the heaviness, than traditional moisturizers. Hyaluronic acid attracts moisture to the skin and holds it there for long periods of time and it is important to make sure that you hydrate oily skin because other products you use for oily skin may take away some moisture.

Salicylic acid.

Salicylic Acid
Salicylic acid is a type of beta hydroxy acid that aids skin in exfoliation. If you have oily skin, exfoliation is super important because oily skin tends to have a thick layer of dead skin cells and thick pore lining. Regular exfoliation removes these dead skin cells and other debris from your face and unclogs your pores. The reason that salicylic acid is the best exfoliant for oily skin types is that it works not only on the surface of your skin, but also deep down into your pores helping to remove any impurities. It is important to note that while regular exfoliation is a crucial part of skincare for oily skin, it is not a good idea to use a harsh scrub frequently. Doing so results in damage to your skin and over-drying of your skin, which leads to an increase in oil production to make up for the moisture loss. A gentle, BHA exfoliant in gel or liquid form is a great way to exfoliate your pores daily (or as often as you prefer) without being too harsh on the skin. If you’re new to using chemical exfoliants or salicylic acid, start slowly to avoid irritation.

Niacinamide
Also known as B3 and nicotinic acid, niacinamide is a cell-communicating ingredient that stimulates the production of collagen and improves the skin’s barrier function. However, the reason that niacinamide is beneficial to those with oily skin is that recent studies suggest that niacinamide is that it actually absorbs sebum. When your skin is oily it produces more sebum, or oil, than necessary and the result is a shiny, oily face. Using a skin care product that contains niacinamide may help absorb excess sebum keeping your face a bit more matte.

In addition to being on the lookout for these three ingredients, it’s a good idea to stay away from products with oil or heavy moisturizers like petroleum. Generally, products that are good for oily skin will include an “oil free” claim somewhere on the product or the packaging. Remember to cleanse, tone (if you use a toner), exfoliate and moisturize oily skin. It can be tempting to skip a moisturizer, but once you find one with the right ingredients, you’ll love how great your skin looks. A regular cleansing routine that incorporates key products will leave you with healthier, smoother looking skin.

Top Ingredients for Dry Skin

Not too many people are blessed with what the skincare and beauty industry deem “normal skin.” In fact, many of us struggle with pinpointing exactly what type of skin we have whether it is dry, oily, combination or some other amalgam of the three. We have different skin types for a large variety of reasons with some of the most common factors being the water level in the skin, oil production and how sensitive skin is to products. Dry skin is often characterized by:

  • Minuscule, almost invisible, pores
  • Dull skin
  • Tight feeling (low elasticity)
  • Rough patches (may be red at times)
  • Increased number of fine lines and wrinkles

If this sounds like you, don’t worry; we have you covered. To keep your skin looking, and feeling, its best, we’ve rounded up three of the top ingredients to look for to soothe and hydrate your dry skin.

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Glycolic Acid
This one may seem totally out of place because it includes the word acid (yikes!) and it is often used in chemical peels or liquids to exfoliate the skin. Because dry skin tends to get rough or flaky, you need to be vigilant about removing dead skin cells and old skin. Glycolic acid is a very gentle exfoliant, and depending upon the concentration in the formula, may be something you are able to use daily. Glycolic acid goes further than merely eliminating dead skin cells, it also helps your skin to attract moisture throughout the day, keeping it more hydrated.

Hyaluronic Acid
The most popular ingredients in skin care products change all of the time. One minute, you need to be using aloe vera and the next minute it’s something else. Hyaluronic acid is an ingredient that has had a lot of hype surrounding it recently, but that is because it lives up to the excitement. A common problem with dry skin is not just that the skin is lacking moisture, but that the skin’s barrier response is weakened meaning your skin cannot heal and protect itself. Hyaluronic acid not only provides your skin with moisture, but it increases the ability of your skin to properly protect itself. Additionally, hyaluronic acid is an amazing ingredient that retains moisture, which is super beneficial to those with dry skin because it adds moisture to the skin, and holds it there for long periods of time. A bonus to using hyaluronic acid is that it plumps up the skin, significantly decreasing the appearance of fine lines.

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Antioxidants
Antioxidants are either natural or synthetic ingredients that protect against and prevent free radical damage. Dry skin is the result of your skin’s outer layers losing their ability to retain moisture; a decreased barrier response. Antioxidants are able to help repair damage to the skin’s outer layers while also reducing inflammation and irritation. There are numerous antioxidants, and using just one or two probably isn’t going to fix your problems. What you want to look for is a product that contains a potent blend of antioxidants, like Vine Vera skin care, because ingredients like vitamin A, C and E work best when combined with other antioxidants such as green tea or resveratrol. In addition to looking for a great blend of antioxidants, pay attention to the packaging. Most antioxidants are not stable elements, meaning that they break down and lose effectiveness when exposed to light or air. Look for quality packaging that is opaque and that is airt tight.

The most normal response to dry skin is to simply slap some serious moisturizer on your face and be on your way. If only treating your skin was that easy. Instead of just covering the problem, take the time to find and invest in products that contain the above ingredients. These ingredients are not just a quick-fix, though they do work fast; they are the ingredients that will help your skin’s barrier response heal and strengthen, leading to more hydrated and beautiful skin.

Vacation Beauty Recovery

Vacation is one of the absolute best things about summer. You get a few days to get away from your busy life and to indulge in activities, foods and experiences that bring you pleasure. However, all of this hedonism can wreak havoc on your skin. Add the potential for a completely different climate and you may experience some seriously stressed skin when you return from your vacation. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered with this list of ingredients to look for to aid in your vacation beauty recovery.

Woman drinking water

Water
Yes, it’s not technically an ingredient in the way we are suggesting, but it is important that you hydrate yourself from the inside out. Drinking water flushes toxins out of your systems helping to clear your skin. Many beauty experts swear by drinking a warm cup of lemon water every morning to maintain beautiful, blemish-free skin. Simply boil a bit of water and wait until it cools to a comfortable temperature. Then squeeze half of a lemon into the water and enjoy.

Aloe vera moisturizer

Aloe
Aloe is especially beneficial if you find that you’ve returned from vacation with a bit too much sun. Aloe have natural soothing properties and decreases irritation, inflammation and redness. You can look for an aloe vera lotion, gel or simply tear a leaf off of a fresh plant and cut it open to use pure aloe vera.

Rose oil in a bottle

Rose
Rose essential oil is another ingredient that helps soothe stressed out skin. You can use rose essential oil on your skin using a carrier oil, such as almond or jojoba, or you can look for rose in other formulations. Rose water is a popular way to calm down skin and is available in convenient spray forms that you can mist over your skin as many times a day as you need to.

Closeup of the witch hazel flower

Witch Hazel
You may already have this in your beauty routine as witch hazel is a popular natural toner. Witch hazel provides antiseptic properties which will clear up any acne caused by bacteria you may have encountered on your trip. Additionally, witch hazel decreases inflammation and calms redness.

Hyalorunic acid written on a tablet.

Hyaluronic Acid
Hyaluronic acid is a great ingredient for post-vacation skin. Travel, particularly by plane, can dry skin out and hyaluronic acid is a great ingredient to help re-hydrate your skin. Hyaluronic acid adds moisture to the skin, but more importantly, it significantly increases the skin’s natural ability to retain water making sure your skin stays moisturized.

Vacation is without a doubt one of the greatest parts of summer and is something you probably look forward to all year. And when you return from vacation, there’s enough stress to deal with without your skin being one of them. Keep as much of your regular skin care and beauty routine going while you are on vacation to help reduce stress to your skin. While you can’t prevent all of the skin problems that may come with getting away for bit, you can definitely remedy them when they occur. And don’t forget the sunscreen to protect against burns and other skin problems such as signs of premature aging.

Vacation Beauty Preparation

You want to look your absolute best on your vacation, but carting around your entire skin care and beauty product collection is impractical and may even be impossible. To minimize the amount of products you need to take, you can prep your skin before you travel using some of the following ingredients.

Woman applying moisturizer.

Moisturizers
Moisturizers are especially important if you are traveling by airplane because the air in planes is so dry it literally sucks all the moisture from your skin. Prior to leaving, look for moisturizers with extremely hydrating ingredients. One of the most beneficial ingredients for hydrating your skin is hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid not only adds moisture, but it increases your skin’s ability to retain moisture which helps combat the dryness of plane cabin air. Additionally, you may want to look for vitamin E, which helps add moisture to your skin. Aloe, while not necessarily the most hydrating ingredient, does help soothe upset and uncomfortable skin, so it can be beneficial to invest in a product containing aloe before you travel.

Woman getting an exfoliating session in a spa

Exfoliants
Part of what keeps your skin looking it’s best is regular exfoliation. If you exfoliate regularly, you remove dead skin cells and help unclog your pores. You also stimulate cell turnover revealing newer, healthier skin cells. It isn’t just your face you want to exfoliate, your entire body can benefit from consistent exfoliation. Products with ingredients such as glycolic acid or salicylic acid help gently exfoliate your skin and can be used daily if desired. Scrubs, such as sugar or salt scrubs, should be used no more than 2-3 times each week and are most beneficial for your body. Exfoliate prior to leaving for vacation to get glowing skin before you leave.

Woman applying sunscreen in a beach.

Sun Protection
Whether you prefer a chemical or a mineral sunscreen, the fact is you need to be using sun protection. You should be using a sunscreen every single day (yes, even in the winter), but it becomes especially important in the summer months when there is increased sunshine and decreased skin coverage. While sun protection is an ingredient to look for in your moisturizers or body lotions, this is something that you need to use before and during travel. Don’t forget to protect your lips using a lip balm or conditioner that contains an SPF of at least 15.

While the above are beauty ingredients you want to look for in products prior to your vacation, there are some ingredients you should steer clear of before heading to your destination. Avoid any ingredients that increase your sensitivity to the sun, particularly if you are headed someplace sunny. The exception here is if you require a medication that may increase sensitivity to the sun in which case you should continue taking the medication as directed and increase your sunscreen application. Also steer clear of products that contain alcohol. Some people think alcohol is beneficial to the skin, especially in a toner. However, while alcohol may cut through the oil in skin, it dehydrates the skin in the process which leads your skin to produce more oil in an attempt to avoid dehydration.

Pack travel size beauty staples to decrease the amount of stuff you have to lug around. Avoid using brand new products that you have never tested on your skin before to ensure that you don’t have an adverse reaction during your vacation. Always apply sunscreen, drink plenty of water and of course, enjoy your vacation. Bon voyage!

Hyaluronic Acid – What it Does it Do for Skin? Vine Vera Reviews

Chances are that if you have any connection or interest in the beauty, skin care and/or cosmetic industries, you have heard about hyaluronic acid. While you have undoubtedly heard this term being advertised or discussed, you may not be familiar with what hyaluronic acid actually does that provides benefits to your skin. We’re here to help you understand what this beauty ingredient is and why it is a beneficial ingredient in skin care and beauty products.

Hyaluronic Acid and its chemical formula written on a tablet.

What is Hyaluronic Acid?
To know what the benefits of something are it’s always helpful to understand more about what the substance is and how it works. Hyaluronic acid is not like an acid in the traditional sense you might associate with acids and is a substance that your body natural produces for lubrication. Hyaluronic acid is a polysaccharide, or carbohydrate, in your body that is found mostly in the spaces between skin cells. This carbohydrate has functions in several parts of your body such s your immune system, and is important in healthy functioning of your skin and joints.

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How Does Hyaluronic Acid Benefit Your Skin?
As previously mentioned, hyaluronic acid is located in between your skin cells, which allows it to provide moisture, plumpness, fullness and suppleness to your skin. You are born with a large amount of hyaluronic acid in your body but the older you get the lower your levels of hyaluronic acid get. Once you hit 40, your hyaluronic acid diminishes exponentially.

Because hyaluronic acid is a large molecule, it acts a bit differently than most moisturizing products. Many moisturizers and anti-aging ingredients in skin care work by penetrating the skin, but hyaluronic acid is a bit different. It is difficult for the hyaluronic acid molecule to absorb into your skin, so it sits on top providing its benefits from there. While hyaluronic acid sits on your skin, it absorbs any water that it comes in contact with, which provides extra moisture for your skin. Hyaluronic acid remains on the skin for quite some time providing long-lasting results.

In addition to providing these benefits for your skin, hyaluronic acid also has anti-inflammatory properties which help to soothe and calm the skin, making it great for those with acne. While there are a number of pure hyaluronic acid products, this substance is far more beneficial when it is an ingredient in a formula with other components.

Luckily, there are tons of skin care products that have formulations that include hyaluronic acid. If your skin is particularly dry or has visible wrinkles and fine lines, a serum with hyaluronic acid may be perfect for your skin. Otherwise, look for a cream or lotion moisturizer that contains hyaluronic acid to “plump” and “fill” your wrinkles.

Most Important Skin Care Ingredients – Vine Vera Reviews

You take care of your job, your kids, your significant other and tons of other obligations. With all that you do it can be incredibly difficult to find the time to take care of yourself and your skin. Some nights you may not even have enough energy to wash your face. Vine Vera believes that if you choose beauty and skin care products that contain certain ingredients, you can easily take care of your skin. These ingredients help you achieve maximum beauty benefits with minimal effort.

The formula of Vitamin B3 on a blackboard.

Niacinamide
Niacinamide has several names by which it is called. Most products use the word niacinamide on the label, though this ingredient is also known at vitamin B3 and nicotinic acid. Niacinamide is an important skin care ingredient that communicates with your cells. This beneficial skin care ingredient has multiple benefits for your skin. It can improve skin’s elasticity, revive your skin tone, even out your skin texture, lighten discoloration and increase the skin’s barrier function. Niacinamide increases the levels of ceramide and fatty acids in your skin, which helps your skin to retain water. In addition to all of these benefits from this one ingredient, current research is being conducted to test whether niacinamide can help lessen acne.

Woman looking at her bottle of sunscreen.

Titanium Dioxide
Chances are you now own at least one product that already contains titanium dioxide. Titanium dioxide is one of the most popular minerals used for sun protection. Before titanium dioxide goes into skin care products and cosmetics, it is purified to remove contaminants such as iron and lead. Often, you will find that titanium dioxide is present in mineral sunscreens along with zinc oxide. Sun protection factor (SPF) is an often skipped but crucial step in any beauty routine. You should use sunscreen, or products containing sunscreen such as your facial moisturizer, 365 days of the year. Ideally, you would apply products containing titanium dioxide on your body as well. It goes without saying that titanium dioxide is one of the best skin care ingredients as it protects your skin from UV damage, which can result in sun spots, premature aging and skin cancer.

Hand drawing the chemical formula of hyaluronic acid.

Hyaluronic Acid
We’ve already discussed this essential skin care ingredient but it bears repeating. Applied topically, hyaluronic acid smooths and softens your skin by creating a moisture barrier. Because hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance in your body, it is less likely to be rejected as a foreign substance. Hyaluronic acid is an excellent ingredient in beauty products such as moisturizers and eye creams. This ingredient is also the top choice among dermatologists and plastic surgeons as a wrinkle filler. Hyaluronic acid is injected into the skin and plumps fine lines and wrinkles.

Woman enjoying a milk bath.

AHA/BHA
Alpha hydroxy and beta hydroxy acids are organic acids that work to exfoliate your skin. AHAs differ as skin ingredients. The most popular AHAs are glycolic acid, lactic acid and malic acids. BHA for beauty purposes refers exclusively to salicylic acid. Both of these organic acids work as gentle exfoliants on your skin. AHAs are water soluble, making it great for individuals with normal to dry skin while BHA is oil soluble which can help with oil production and acne.

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Retinol
Retinol is an active form of vitamin A. Retinol helps skin increase the production of both collagen and hyaluronic acid, both of which leave the skin supple and smooth feeling. Additionally, retinol encourages new, young skin cells to turnover and replace dead, unhealthy skin cells. Retinol also contains exfoliating properties. In addition to all of this, retinol also improves the firmness of your skin, treats acne, reverses damage from the sun and environment and decreases hyperpigmentation, dark under eye circles, fine lines and wrinkles.

The best thing about these skin care ingredients is that they are often combined in products. This means that with one face cream you will get all of the benefits of each ingredient, without having to slather on a ton of product or taking a long time to get ready in the morning.

The Science Behind Hyaluronic Acid – Vine Vera Reviews

If you are a connoisseur of skin care and cosmetics, it is likely that you have heard about the new miracle that is hyaluronic acid. Saying that hyaluronic acid is new is not true, it is a naturally occurring element in your body. However, the benefits of hyaluronic acid are becoming apparent in terms of healthier, smoother and more hydrated skin. These claims have quite a large amount research and study that prove them to be true. In order to fully understand how hyaluronic acid can benefit you and your skin, Vine Vera examines the science behind hyaluronic acid below.

The chemical formula of hyaluronic acid on a tablet.

What is Hyaluronic Acid?
Hyaluronic acid, at a molecular level, is a glucosaminoglycan, also known as a polysaccharide. Essentially, this means that hyaluronic acid is a long chain of linked sugar molecules. Hyaluronic acid is naturally occurring in the body and at a cellular level, it contributes to processes such as tissue repair, hydrodynamics and cell surface interactions. This polysaccharide is important to numerous areas of the body such as the skin, cartilage and neural tissue. Hyaluronic acid supplies synovial, a necessity to proper and healthy joint lubrication. Other essential functions that require hyaluronic acid include delivering nutrients to cells while taking away harmful toxins.

Hyaluronic Acid in Skin Care/Cosmetics
No matter what beauty product you need, chances are you will find one that contains hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is found in everything from moisturizers to foundations. It is also used as a dermal filler to smooth out wrinkles and plump up the skin. Hyaluronic acid injections are like any other injectable cosmetic procedure. Our skin needs to replenish it’s stores of hyaluronic acid, so one injection is not the end. You will need ongoing treatments to maintain results.

In cosmetics, such as foundation and skin care, such as face creams, hyaluronic acid is mainly described as an agent that provides hydration that your skin needs. With it’s moisturizing properties, hyaluronic acid gives the appearance of smoother skin and more even texture. Additionally, because it is such a great hydration agent, it increases your skin’s natural radiance so your skin has a perfect “lit from within” glow.

The chemical formula of hyaluronic acid on a blackboard.

Other Benefits
Vine Vera Cosmetics came across new research which suggests that the benefits of hyaluronic acid are more than simply helping skin look, and feel, better. There is research that shows hyaluronic acid is actually able to heal wounds more quickly. Additionally, while hyaluronic is healing new wounds, it also improves the appearance of old scars.

There is also research that claims hyaluronic acid is an effective treatment for painful conditions such as osteoporosis and rheumatoid arthritis. In one study, 80% of participants had significant relief from symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis for an entire year after the initial hyaluronic acid injection.

If you want to provide maximum impact, you can use a hyaluronic acid serum to smooth and hydrate your skin. If you don’t want to bother with an additional skin care step in the morning or before bed, look for moisturizers that list hyaluronic acid as an ingredient. Hyaluronic acid is especially beneficial in eye creams, as it does help reduce the appearance of wrinkles, giving you a younger, more awake look.

Beauty Ingredients That Make you Look More Awake – Vine Vera Reviews

Whether you are a new mom or just a night owl, you do not want to hear “are you feeling okay today” constantly because you didn’t have time for your beauty routine in the morning. For long nights and mornings that come way too quickly, VineVera highlights a few beauty ingredients will help you look more awake and refreshed.

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Caffeine
Coffee is not your only friend in the morning containing caffeine, there are tons of beauty products that contain caffeine to help wake up your skin. Caffeine in skin care ingredients gives you several beauty benefits. First, caffeine restricts blood vessels which reduces redness in your skin, a perfect solution for someone with irritated skin or rosacea. Secondly, caffeine reduces puffiness making it an ideal ingredient in your eye cream. Lastly, caffeine helps skin appear firmer and can reduce the appearance of cellulite. Choose skin care or beauty products with ingredients such as green or black tea and coffee to help wake up tired skin.

The word "Hyaluronic Acid" written on a tablet.

Hyaluronic Acid
Beauty bloggers, magazines and experts have been raving for some time about hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is a carbohydrate that your body normally produces. Unfortunately, the older you get the less hyaluronic acid your body produces. The reason that hyaluronic acid is great for when you’re looking extra tired is that it hydrates the skin while acting as a skin plumper, filler and firming agent. When you are tired and your skin is looking less than bright, a skin care product with hyaluronic acid can provide the dewiness and suppleness you want.

Woman enjoying a milk bath at a spa.

Exfoliants
There are tons of exfoliants in the world of beauty from gels to scrubs. One of the easy ways to add life to your tired looking skin is to use an exfoliator. A mask with a scrub is great, but when you don’t have the time to pamper your skin, look for gentle chemical exfoliants. Two effective and easy exfoliants are Beta Hydroxy Acids (BHAs) such as salicylic acid and Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs) such as lactic acid. As a general rule, AHAs are for you if your skin is on the dry side while BHAs are perfect for you if your skin tends to be a bit oilier.

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Antioxidants
Antioxidants are not only great for your helping your body function at it’s best, they also are super beneficial in skin care as well. Antioxidants occur both synthetically and naturally and they protect your skin against damage from free radicals and your environment. These skin care ingredients not only help you look more refreshed and awake, they also provide protection against things such as further sun damage. The reason that antioxidants are great for when you’re looking (and feeling) less than energized is they help reduce inflammation in the skin. So if you’re pulled an all-nighter, antioxidants in your skin or beauty products help take down inflammation and the puffy look that tired skin often has. The also can reduce redness, soften your skin and add much needed moisture.

Just because you look less than your best when you wake up doesn’t mean you need to spend time you don’t have to carefully make your entire face look perfect with cosmetics. Having a few well chosen skin and beauty products that contain the above ingredients (bonus if the products include more than one ingredient in the list) to help wake up your skin is all it takes for a perfectly refreshed complexion.

Fight Adult Acne with These Ingredients – Vine Vera Reviews

Acne concept For most 30-something women, the cold winter weather simply compounds their skin issues. We often look forward to the winter weather as some much needed relief from the sun, but we often end up hating the winters because of all the ugly skin problems that they bring along with them. Contrary to popular belief, acne and zits are common throughout the year and things like acne breakouts almost seem to be a part of your regular skin cycle. Once you’re in your thirties, you’re certainly not a teenager anymore, yet, you’re more worried about acne than most teens ever are. In this article, Vine Vera helps you understand how to fight your adult acne. Vine Vera talks about some of the best treatments that really make a difference when it comes to fighting acne and give you a moment’s peace so that you can actually forget about the skin and enjoy the winter season for the beauty that it usually brings.

According to a study conducted by researchers working for the University of Pennsylvania, more than 50% of the women in their twenties suffer from acne issues. This study found that acne is very common for women in their twenties and thirties, even when they need to be more concerned about fighting wrinkles. There are two types of adult acne. About 20% of the women who get acne in their adolescent years, continue to suffer from acne after the age of 25 and finally manage to get rid of it by the age of 40. However, 10% may continue to suffer from acne even after they cross the age of 40. This usually occurs due to bacteria release. The second type of acne is when the first outbreak usually occurs post the age of 25. Moreover, acne is a disease that persists throughout the year and is hardly ever seriously affected by seasonal variations. Adult acne can also be extremely troublesome and scarring is quite common with adult acne.

Most experts blame things like stress and hormonal changes as the main reasons behind acne breakouts. Hormonal changes like the PCOS, stress, cosmetic products and hormonal medications rank among the top factors that cause acne breakouts and most women usually experience one or more of these factors. The ideal way to deal with your adult acne is to visit a skin specialist or your dermatologist to get the right recommendations on how to deal with your acne. However, a combination of exercise, the right diet and a simple skin care routine can also work wonders in helping you to control your acne breakouts. The key to the right skin care routine is to choose the right ingredients when shopping for skin care products. Ingredients like benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid work wonders for people suffering from acne. A cleanser that contains lactic acid or glycolic acid can also prove to be equally beneficial. However, if you’re suffering from an acute acne breakout, you need to consult a dermatologist before treating yourself with these products.

Although these chemicals can be drying for people with certain types of skin, experts always advise that one should use an oil-free moisturizer to combat acne. Non-comodogenic products are a blessing in disguise for people with acne because they don’t clog the pores and allow the skin to breathe easily.

A regular cleansing, toning and moisturizing routine is also known to be effective for people with acne issues. Irrespective of whether or not you suffer from acne, moisturizing your skin is the most important step in your skin care routine. You should always use an effective oil-free moisturizer that has the right ingredients. Ignoring your cleansing and toning routine can also aggravate your acne issues.

Finally, adding ingredients like zinc and vitamin A can also help you to get clear looking skin. A diet that is rich in green vegetables, fiber and fresh fruits has also shown to help you enjoy blemish-free and radiant looking skin.

Vine Vera Brings You the Most Fashionable Anti-Aging Ingredients Right Now

Hand holding pill labeled anti-aging It is almost impossible to sit in front of your anti-aging skin care products and not think about those gorgeous celebrities with beautiful skin. How we long for skin that looks beautiful. And no matter how much we try, it seems to be something that’s simply out of our reach. We also end up trying all sorts of skin care products, but to no avail. And finally we get frustrated and give up. But, what we don’t realize is that the secret is not in the product that we choose, but the ingredients that it uses. There are several skin care ingredients that are famous for being extremely effective in terms of anti-aging and actually delivering on their promise of beautiful looking skin. The secret lies in understanding what product suits your skin. Vine Vera brings you a list of some of the most fashionable anti-aging ingredients right now. Using products with one of these champions is sure to turn your seemingly hopeless dreams into reality.

Retinol

Retinol, a derivative of Vitamin A, is considered to be one of the best and most effective ingredients when it comes to anti-aging. It helps to treat sun spots, fine lines, sagging skin and dullness. What retinol essentially does is that it speeds up your cell turnover, boosts your collagen and elastin levels, stimulates cellular repair at the innermost levels of your skin and helps your skin to shed off its dull looking dead skin cells. Moreover, retinols also help in increasing blood circulation. As a result, you should be able to boast of younger, firmer, brighter and healthier looking skin.

Resveratrol

Resveratrol is an extremely powerful antioxidant that is found in the skin of grapes. Resveratrol is considered to be one of the magic ingredients of skin care. What makes this ingredient so beneficial is that it doesn’t just have skin benefits, it helps in improving other aspects of the body as well. First and foremost, Resveratrol protects the skin from sun damage and helps to reduce the cellular damage caused to the skin. It is also considered to be an extremely stable and potent skin care product. Using Resveratrol is one of the fastest ways of getting rid of fine lines and wrinkles and firming up your skin because it works to directly improve your collagen and elastin levels.

Vitamin C

Vitamin C is highly useful in preventing skin cancer, saving your skin from the damage caused by free radicals, preventing fine lines and wrinkles and making age spots disappear. Vitamin C is another antioxidant which penetrates your skin and protects your skin from the UV rays of the sun and the harmful free radicals in the environment. It works by turning these free radicals molecules into harmless compounds, thereby preventing them from damaging your collagen, DNA and elastin cells. Furthermore, Vitamin C based products also reduce the appearance of skin discolorations and helps to strengthen the protective barrier of the skin.

Peptides

Peptides are active proteins that can communicate with your skin cells and make them act in a particular way. Therefore, peptides can easily instruct your skin to increase its elastin production or make your skin heal its wounds or imperfections. By doing so, it can make your skin cells alleviate redness as well as instruct your muscles to relax themselves by minimizing your wrinkles. Palmitoyl Pentapeptide is believed to be one of the most powerful peptides. There are some other peptides such as copper peptides that cannot stimulate the skin directly, but can penetrate into the deeper layers of your skin and act as delivery mechanisms for other ingredients.

Hyaluronic Acid

Skin care products that contain Hyaluronic Acid are known for their anti-aging properties. The substance occurs naturally in humans and animals and is a major component of the connective tissues in the body. As a result, it helps to cushion and lubricate the body. Unfortunately, the amount of hyaluronic acid in the reduces over time, which leads to problems like accelerated aging. Therefore, introducing the ingredient with the help of skin care products helps to replenish the ingredient and prevent your skin from aging.