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Five reasons for why do we need to keep our skin moisturized everyday?

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Our skin is composed of different layers; the outermost is the epidermis. It is important to know, that the surface of this epidermis (stratum corneum) consists of a layer of dead cells interconnected by a hydrolipidic film made of water and fat. And it is this thin layer which protects us from external aggression (bacteria, wind, cold, pollution etc.) and keeps the moisture level of our skin balanced, by preventing excess evaporation of water. 

If the cornea layer is weakened, the skin barrier is broken and the skin becomes more vulnerable to external aggression. In fact, the skin is mainly composed of water. But it is very fragile and dehydrates easily. Therefore, it loses water, becomes dry, rough, and feels tight. Also, the skin that becomes dry reflects light poorly and loses its luster. Moisturizing the skin is therefore intended to strengthen this external layer and all of the skin.

There are several reasons why your skin can become dehydrated:

- you used an unsuitable product: your skin dries out then transiently.

- you are among the people who have dry skin by nature.

- dry skin is due to the natural skin aging.

- due to adverse external reasons like heat waves, during winter, etc.


Five reasons for why do we need to keep our skin moisturized every day?

1. A moisturizer keeps your skin hydrated

Hydrated skin is more colorful, plumper, softer, and softer. That is to say, it has all the characteristics of a young skin! Indeed all dermatologists, including those who practice true rejuvenation operations, soft or heavier, confirm that moisturizing daily is the foundation on which the skin care can be built.

A moisturizer is used to leave a greasy film similar to the hydrolipidic film on the skin and prevent the water in the skin evaporate. Avoid using products that attack the skin and speeds up dehydration: hot water, use of aggressive soaps, etc.


2. Replenishing the rough areas in the skin

Even if you have a normal skin, some parts of your body, like the knees and elbows might still suffer from skin roughness. Moreover, the day to day household chores might also cause skin roughness. So, applying a skin care body lotion after bathing or before bedtime aids in keeping these parts moisturized. Regularly using a moisturizing lotion makes the skin look silky and smooth and prevents dryness. 


3. Provides a glowing skin

Nowadays, most of the moisturizers come bundled with glitters and shimmers to enhance the brightening effect on your skin tone. These lotions help in restoring the underlying tissues of the skin by removing the dull and dead flakes. When applied in the morning, the moisturizer acts as a base for your makeup and helps it hold up throughout the day. Moisturizing your skin at night will help your skin to regenerate and delay the onset of wrinkles. It is an essential step for glowing skin in the long term. 

Hydration also helps to avoid dullness. For without hydration, the epidermal cells lack water and bleach, leading to a grayish skin appearance. Redness and pimples are also likely to appear due to lack of skin moisture.


4. Relaxes your calluses

Callus is a large area of skin that has been thickened, and they are formed mainly on the heel portion of the feet. Calluses are formed when skin is subjected to pressure and friction for a prolonged period. The epidermis, outer layer of the skin, reacts to form calluses which accumulate in layers. 

Calluses are unsightly, but can also become very painful when the dry skin on heels begin to crack. A constant and regular maintenance as well as a relaxation of the affected areas, with products containing effective ingredients such as urea you will help keep the calluses under control and get rid of this condition over time. Moisturizing the skin helps in preventing the formation of calluses. 


5. Moistening the skin gives a good and relaxed feel

Gently massaging the skin by using a perfumed skin care lotion aids in reducing stress and relaxing the nerves. You can pick from the different varieties of lotions available, based on your requirements. 

Thus, to protect the skin from dryness, you must provide it with sufficient elements which contribute to the moisturizing of the skin. Choose creams rich in antioxidants and high-fat agents to deeply nourish your skin. Do not forget to moisturize your skin from within: drink plenty of water every day!

 Alpessence Moisturizing Refining Mask

Alpessence moisturizing refining mask helps to maintain the skin’s ideal moisture level as it soothes and minimizes fine line. Use it overnight can keep our facial skin from dryness and give our face a glowing morning.

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Understand your skin type

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For the beginner of skin care, the first you should do it know your skin first. Once your know your skin type, you will be able to treat your skin correctly.


Step 1

Wash your face: Wash your face with warm water and a mild cleanser and pat dry with a clean towel. Remove make-up. This cleans away oils and dirt that may have accumulated during the day. It will give your skin a fresh start. But, please be aware not to over wash though your skin.

Step 2. 

Wait an hour: During this time, your skin will return to its natural state, the characteristics of which will determine your skin type. Act normally and do not touch your face or put any products on. 


Step 3. 

Dab your face with tissue or oil blotting paper: Dab on different area of your face, especially to ‘T-zone’ - the area of your forehead and nose. 


Step 4. 

Determine your skin type: There are 4 different kinds of skin type - normal, oil, dry, and combination. 

  • Normal skin: The best skin type. It shows neither oil nor flaking skin. It should feel supple and smooth. 
  • Oily skin: If you find your tissue or oil blotting paper greases, you have an oily skin. You may also find a person with oily skin have large pores and shines.
  • Dry skin: After all the process, your skin may feel taut or show flakes of dead skin. It is associated with small pores. In this care, you will need more moisturizing skin care product. 
  • Combination: This is the most common skin type. It exhibits traits of all three of the above skin types. Usually, the skin is oily in the T-zone and normal to dry elsewhere. 


No matter what type of skin you are, you can choose any of Alpessence anti-aging products. They all can be used on those 4 different products. 

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Top 10 threats of aging (Part II)

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6) Exfoliate:

According to scientific study, our skin can shed 30,000 to 40,000 dead cells per minute naturally. Sometimes, the dead cells will fall off from or skin or it will stay in our skin. Once they stayed in longer time, it will cause dull skin and will decrease the our skin absorption to the skin care nutrients. With regular exfoliation helps unclog pores and reveal fresh rejuvenated skin. 

7) Malnutrition:

Our body need all kinds of nutrients. (Ex: Vitamin A, E..etc) It requires us to have a balance diet with all kinds of food. Thus, fuel your body with the nutrients it needs by eating fruits, vegetables, and fish. A healthy diet promotes radiant, firm skin and can help prevent age spots and wrinkles.

Alpessence Caviar Serum

8) Dryness:

Depending on where you live and the weather. If you lives in inner land or close to desert or in the winter time, your skin may dry out very quickly all the time. Apply balanced moisturizer morning and night. Moisturizers help fight dryness, balance skin tone, and improve skin texture for younger looking skin.

9) Air pollution:

Air is essential to our life too. If you lived in the city with all the hazes or with smokers, they both can lead to premature aging and cause skin wrinkles, decreased radiance, and diminished elasticity. Thus, it is suggested to do exercise in park regularly, to breathe more clean air. Because every time when we do exercise, our body can breath more air into our body then normal.

10) Sedentary life:

Sedentary life is a common problem to most of the people. Many people are staying longer time in front of PC, Pad, or cell phone either for work or entertainment. Thus, we need exercise to stay active and get our blood flowing. The increase blood flow helps nourish skin cells, release toxins, and promote natural oil production for a supple, healthy glow. 

Alpessence silky dew


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Top 10 threats of skin aging (Part I)

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1) Sun damage:

Sun is one of the biggest threats to skin aging. Everyday when our skin exposed under sun, it will speed-up the process of aging. Over time, the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) light damages the fibers in the skin called elastin. When these fibers break down, our skin begins to sag, stretch, and lose its ability to go back into place after stretching. Thus, it is important for every women to use sunscreen everyday to prevent premature aging, wrinkles, and age spots. 


2) Dehydration:

Water is the life essence. According to scientific research, 60% of our body is made of water. It sustains our life as well as our skin appearance. Thus, it is strongly recommended to drink enough water everyday (2 litters) and not just when you are thirsty. Dehydration can lead to dry skin and make your skin looks prematurely old. 

3) Pollutants & Daily chemicals:

Nowadays, the issue of air pollution, and daily chemical products are threatening our skin life. If you have oily skin, it is much easier to stick some pollutants on your skin. Thus, it is important to wash your face morning and night to avoid pollutants and bacteria build-up and excessive oiliness to promote a more youthful appearance. However, please avoid over cleansing, it may cause negative result. 


4) Tiredness:

Tiredness is definitely a big threat to aging. As most doctors’ suggestion, at least 7 hours of beauty rest a night to let skin restore, renew, and re-balance is crucial. It can eliminate all the possible dark circles, puffy eyes. Tired skin can make you look older. 


5) Stress:

Pressure is a double-edge sword, it not only can boost your work efficiency, but also can boost your skin aging. Thus, it is important to learn to manage stress and take time to relax. Stress and decrease moisture and firmness and promote skin aging. 

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Things women should know before 30’s

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People said time is fair because its the same to everyone, however, not for aging. For some people, aging has no connection with time. You might curious why does not time leave any trace on their face? For instance: our nightmare of wrinkles, fine lines, crows’ finger..etc. Although time and aging both are not something we cannot avoid, with some tips, we can postpone the aging from time. Below are some tips for women turning 30’s:

1. Cleanse

A good skin care is half way to anti-aging. Obviously, it is important to clean off your makeup and the day's dirt every day. If you need more reason to wash your face each night, you should know that your sebum (which is produced even if you don't look shiny and greasy) will trap environmental pollutants like cigarette smoke and car exhaust as well.

When looking for a cleanser you want a gentle cleanser that does a good job of removing everything without irritating your skin or over-drying you. Remember that you may need to adjust your cleansing routine with changes in season. A product that is great in the summer may be too much in the winter. You don't need an anti-bacterial face wash. Washing thoroughly with warm water has been shown to be as effective. Wash with warm (not hot) water to avoid drying out your skin, pat dry and apply moisturizer and treatment products immediately.

Alpessence gel cleanser

2. Moisturize

Each time we wash your face, we remove some of its natural moisture—and if we don't apply something to replace what's missing, skin becomes dehydrated. "Maintaining a moisture balance in our skin reduces the appearance of fine lines, prevents sensitivity and controls oil production," says Jennifer Linder, MD, a Scottsdale, Arizona–based dermatologist. Apply a dime-size amount of the formula for your skin type to each cheek and massage it into your face, neck and chest.

Alpessence high protection day cream 

3. Stay hydrated

Lotion is only half of the hydration equation—skin needs moisture from the inside out. Drink 8 1 oz glasses of water everyday is very important for keeping your skin hydrated and looking clear to prevent skin from getting dull and dry. Also keep tabs on how much alcohol and caffeine you’re gulping down. Both can make you dehydrated, but drinking coffee or booze along with food and water can help counter the dehydrating effects.

4. Sleep tight

From the scientific study, 7- 8 hours sleep/day is important for everyone. It allows our skin cells renew overnight. When we do not get enough rest, it can take a toll on your skin, causing it to be dull and dry, leading to premature aging. A lack of sleep also causes you to have dark circles around your eyes, making you look older.

5. Protect

Ask any dermatologist what you can do to help with aging, and I bet 100% of them will immediately, without even thinking about it, answer you with "wear sunscreen." Sunscreen is by far and away the single most effective therapy for anti-aging. Nor do you get all of your important sun exposure before the age of 18. You can still do a lot of good by wearing sunscreen of at least SPF 15 every day with broad spectrum UV coverage and avoiding the sun in peak periods such as between 10 am and 2 pm.

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