Aging Woes: How Can I Get Glowing Skin?

The fastest and easiest way to achieve glowing skin is by using Photoshop. The right filter and a couple of brush strokes will erase the imperfections. It will bring out any hidden glow. Unfortunately, you cannot Photoshop real life. You have to face your zits, pigmentation, blackheads and dry skin. These things are natural to everyone, but they contribute to a lifeless and lackluster skin.

Besides these issues, you have to face the truth – you are not getting younger. The signs will show in your skin. Glowing skin is a sign of youth. Thus women aspire to retain their youthful glow using a Belo product. If you are feeling down because of your less-than-flawless skin, it’s never too late to make some changes.

Here are foolproof things you can do to improve your skin’s condition:

Cleanse, Tone, Moisturize

You MUST wash your face daily. The step is crucial because impurities and dirt cling to your face every day. Skipping to wash your face before going to bed allows the gunk to settle on the skin’s surface. When mixed with dead skin and natural oils, the dirt will build up and cause acne.

Washing the face twice a day using a facial wash or cleansing oil prevents buildup and acne. However, too much washing will strip the natural oils on the face. Follow up with an alcohol-free toner like the Skin Hydrating and Pore Minimizing from Belo to bring the skin’s pH balance to normal levels. Most importantly, moisturize. A lightweight moisturizer with SPF works best in the morning. At night, you can use water or gel-based moisturizing treatment to hydrate the skin. Women with dry skin will do well with cream-based moisturizers.

Make Time for a Scrub

Youthful skin is a comes easy in your teens. Skin cells regenerate every 28 days for people under twenty. Once you pass your 20s, it’s another story. It gets worse once you reach your 30s and 40s when skin turnover is every forty days.

A slower skin regeneration allows the dead cells to pile up which contributes to the skin’s dull appearance. To slough away dullness, include exfoliation in your regimen. There are different ways to exfoliate. You can use a scrub or a facial sponge with your daily cleanser. You can also try natural exfoliators such as oatmeal, brown sugar and coffee grounds. The coarse texture will help reveal the healthy skin underneath.

Watch Your Intake

The condition of the skin reflects the internal organs’ condition. If something is wrong, your skin will bring out what’s inside. The same goes with everything that comes in the body. If you intake excessive amount of fatty, salty and unpleasant food, your skin is likely to act up. Too much oil and fat can lead to acne. Too much salt will cause bloating and retain water. Other food causes allergies. Hence, a great skin is a sign of good health.

Switching your focus from tedious skin care to improving the quality of health is the real secret to glowing skin. Focus on what you consume. Prioritize your intake of nutritious food. Eating natural and unprocessed food will surely clear the impurities in your skin.

Other than food, make sure you are getting enough fluids. Moisturizers can mask and retain the skin’s moisture. However, water intake is more powerful and effective in improving the skin’s condition.

Sleep!

The skin repairs itself at night when we’re asleep. If you always lose sleep don’t expect a glowing skin. Try to complete the sleep cycle each night. Sleep for six to eight hours daily and expect gradual results.

If you want glowing skin, you need to make lifestyle changes. There are thousands of products in the market that guarantees flawless and perfect skin. But instilling lasting habits will go a long way than any product would. Choose to make your skin glow not just for a day, but until your later years.

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Skin Care Products that Should be Paraben-Free

A growing trend of paraben-free products is sprawling the market. Following the trend, the leading dermatology and skin care expert in the Philippines launched paraben-free products as parabens were found to be linked to cancer. Belo product from the Belo Essentials has removed paraben from its list of ingredients to make it safe for its consumers. Parabens are used as a preservative in various cosmetic products. However, it is listed as a category 1 substance by the European Commission on Endocrine Disruption. Parabens are often listed as methylparaben, butylparaben, propylparaben, isobutyl paraben, ethylparaben and poly paraben.

Look out for these substances when using these skin care products:

  1. Facial moisturizers

Parabens are added to the mix of ingredients to preserve the shelf life of moisturizers. Facial moisturizers are used to minimize the loss of moisture from the skin by creating a barrier on the face that gives a plump and healthy appearance. All ages use moisturizers, so it is alarming to find dozens of brands containing paraben.

  1. Anti- aging creams

Signs of aging ranks number one in the list of concerns women have with their skin. The birth od anti-aging creams lessened the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines of the busy and fast-paced women. Including paraben in anti-aging creams may have prolonged its expiration, but it increases the risk of breast cancer development as the skin quickly absorbs it. Anti-aging creams used more than once per day may cause rashes, redness and skin irritation.

  1. Foundation

Foundations come in different types: liquid and powder. Liquid and powder foundations are applied on the face and neck to even out skin tone and cover unwarranted blemishes. Some foundations contain SPF, making it a necessity and part of the daily skin care regimen. Regardless of the formulation, foundations include some parabens as to allow the products to last a long time. Liquid foundations have a shelf life of six months while loose and compact powder foundations can be stashed for a year.

Being aware of what makes up these skin care products is a step to becoming a responsible and conscious consumer. Going paraben free is not only for the improvement of the well-being but also changes the beauty and cosmetic industry one product at a time.

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What are Parabens?

In 2017, the makeup culture has become more prominent than ever. With contouring sticks, highlighting powders, magic concealers to a myriad of foundations, women who have a penchant for makeup are in no shortage when it comes to a variety of cosmetic products. But as with most beauty products, most cosmetics have a shelf-life and are likely to breed to bacteria due to prolonged use. To address this, many cosmetic companies have started incorporating parabens into their beauty products to preserve them and prevent bacteria growth.

Parabens have been widely used since its advent in the 1950’s. In fact, most cosmetic products contain them. However, it is not until recently that the cosmetic ingredient has garnered so much criticism and vilification. While they have a long history of safe use, new preservatives are not yet proven to have the same track record—especially when more than one form of the ingredient is used in a product. Some of the most common paraben products are propylparaben, methylparaben, and butylparaben. In the nineties, it has been found that parabens have agents that mimic estrogen in the body and 2004, it was associated with malignant breast tumors which gave the cosmetic ingredient a bad reputation.

However, while parabens have been linked to a strain of cancer, it has also been shown that the presence of parabens in tumors does not prove that it was the primary cause of the cancer which renders the study moot. Considering that there is no concrete scientific evidence to support the link between parabens and any form of cancer, it would be unfair to dismiss products with this cosmetic agent as unsafe. However, it would bode you well to be cautious and mindful. If you want to play safe, you can opt for cosmetic products that are paraben free or those that use oil-based products that do not contain water (as the usage of water necessitates a preservative). Alternatively, you can also use products that use parabens in limited quality.

SarahG’s in Legazpi City Albay!

Hello Legazpi City, Albay.

Good news to all SarahG’s fans! Belo Essentials is giving away a 3 tickets worth P1k each to Sarah’s concert there on May 19. 😊

Just tweet @Belo_Essentials a photo of you w/ your fave Belo Kojic product and use the hashtag . The first 3 valid entries win one ticket each!

The contest is open to all Albayenyo in Legazpi City. Tickets to be claimed at the Belo booth on May 19, 5pm onwards. See u there!

Belo Thermage

Thumbs up if you want a beauty treatment which has instant result that keeps on getting better over time and can last for a year or more! 🙌😍

That’s the case with Belo Thermage, our premium non surgical and no downtime treatment that makes skin smoother and firmer, makes face smaller and v-shaped, and softens wrinkles and fine lines… all those results in a single session!

Wow! 👍 no wonder it’s a popular choice among Belo patients, including Miss Universe 1993 @dayanarapr 😍