Health & Beauty: Healthy Skin, More Than Meets The Eye

(NC)—The visible signs of aging can be controlled, but the typical office life may not be your skin's best friend.

Dry, recycled air is one of the enemies you need to tackle, so are factors like air conditioning, long-term emission effects from computers, photo-copiers and fax machines, and even driving to work, or driving to achieve one's work, can have cumulative effects on the youthful condition of your face and skin.

"The use of a daily moisturizer, with ultraviolet light (UV) protection, has much more merit than first meets the eye," says Jacquie Hutchinson, national product trainer for Almay. "An attentive morning and evening regimen of cleansing and moisturizing brings immediate benefits, but the ingredients you rub into your skin, should be chosen with long-term rejuvenation, repair and protection in mind. If you do it just right, night and day, you are ready to tackle all environmental conditions.

Is Your Skin Healthy?

It is important, says Almay, a specialist in the development of hypo-allergenic products, that women understand the factors that affect the condition of facial skin. "Healthy looking skin is firm, clear, resilient, bright in colour, should not be dry or shiny, but have a surface like dew," Hutchinson said, "and the reason women use skin care products is to achieve or maintain this appearance. A regular moisturizing routine therefore, protects from dehydration - and the better moisturizers on the market, combine non-irritating sunscreens plus age-defying ingredients," she said.

An Almay Lip-Tip:

Be sure to treat your lips as attentively as you treat your skin. Almay Lip Vitality, for example, protects from the sun damage with an SPF 15 and is formulated with the anti-aging ingredient kinetin, which is clinically proven to reduce and delay the signs of aging. Lips are fuller, more defined, healthier and younger looking.

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