5000625-190500January 2010 Volume 1, Issue 1The New You<br />Nafrini Skin Care, PO Box 270192, Houston, Tx 77277-0192<br />INSIDE THIS ISSUEBasic Skin CareWhat is Dry Skin?Facial Skin CareAlleviating Dry Skin Tips to Beautiful & Soft Skinwww.nafrini.com firstname.lastname@example.org <br />At Nafrini Skin Care we believe God created a plant and/or natural <br />remedy for every need that we have on earth. Our mission is to find <br />those natural remedies and share our findings with the world. Our <br />vision is to teach and educate people on how to obtain lasting beauty<br /> by creating natural skin care products. We know that true lasting <br />beauty is having healthy glowing skin. We strive to offer you different tips, lessons and ideas on how to get and keep that beautiful healthy glowing soft skin.<br />“Treat your body like a temple so it can radiate beauty”<br />Basic Skin Care <br />Skin Care is an essential part of most people’s daily routine. It involves washing the skin to remove dirt and oils and keeping it properly moisturized, as well as avoiding harsh soaps and cosmetics that may irritate the skin.<br />Certain lifestyle changes can also benefit the skin. For example eating a healthy diet, exercising, getting plenty of sleep and protecting the skin from the sun’s ultraviolet radiation can improve the health and appearance of the skin.<br />The skin is the largest organ of the body, and it has many functions. For instance it protects infectious agents from entering the body, shields internal structures from the sun’s ultraviolet rays, protects the body from injury and regulates the body temperature. It is also a major component of a person’s appearance. To remain healthy and looking its best, the skin requires regular care.<br />What is Dry Skin?<br />Dry skin is a common condition that results from a loss of moisture in the skin; it may be accompanied by itching, flaking or the appearance of fine lines. <br />The skin can lose moisture as a result of<br /><ul><li>Environmental Factors (e.g., weather)
Chronic illness (e.g., diabetes)</li></ul>Dry skin can affect people of all ages, even infants. The medical term for dry skin is xerosis. Dry skin has a parched look, resulting from its inability to retain moisture and usually feels “tight” and uncomfortable especially after cleansing. <br />Other factors leading to dry skin can include:<br /><ul><li>Over cleansing. Frequent showering or bathing, especially using hot water. This tends to break down the lipid barriers in the skin, resulting in dryness. Also, frequent swimming, especially in heavily chlorinated pools, can lead to dry skin.
Harsh soaps and detergents (e.g., deodorant and anti-bacterial soaps). Products containing fragrances and lauryl sulfates are harsher and more irritating to the skin. Therefore, excessive use of these products can lead to a loss of moisture.
Alcohol, caffeine and drugs. Excessive alcohol and caffeine intake can deplete the body of water and lead to dry skin. Certain prescription drugs (e.g., diuretics to increase urine production) also have a drying effect.
Smoking cigarettes. Tobacco does not cause the skin to dry, but it does deprive oxygen, thereby leading to the formulation of premature fine lines and wrinkles, which can give the skin a coarse, dry appearance.
Page 2The New YouFacial Skin Care</li></ul>Washing the face is a way to remove dirt, sweat and oil from the facial skin. It also helps remove makeup, dead skin cells and bacteria. In general the face should be washed once in the morning and once at night before bed. <br />People who have dry skin, or sensitive skin that is easily irritated, may benefit from washing the face only once a day. Wash face at night to remove the impurities and rinse face with cool water in the morning. Cleansing products that contain moisturizing ingredients are usually best for those with dry skin. Individuals with sensitive skin may benefit from using a non-soap cleanser.<br />People with oily skin or acne - prone skin may benefit from washing their face three times daily. This will enable them to remove extra oil (sebum) on the skin. Those using soaps ort other cleansing products designed specifically for those with oily skin may only need to wash the face two times daily. This is because these specialized products can strip more oil away from the skin. They are also less likely to contain oil.<br />Regardless of a person’s skin type 9e.g., oily, dry, sensitive), it is important to cleanse the face gently.<br />Alleviating Dry Skin <br />Generally, dry skin can be remedied by returning moisture to the skin. This can be achieved by applying plenty of moisturizer, avoiding extreme sun exposure and drinking lots of water (at least half your body weight in ounces).<br />People can help keep their skin hydrated and prevent dry skin by:<br /><ul><li>Use warm water instead of hot water.
Avoid harsh, drying soaps and powders. Non-deodorant soaps and nonsoap cleansers are best.</li></ul>Tips for properly washing the face include:<br /><ul><li>Remove eye makeup. Use moisturizing cream and a soft sponge, cotton cloth or cotton ball to remove makeup from the eyes. This will prevent damaging the gentle tissue around the eyes.
Avoid using strong soaps. Strong soaps strip oil from the skin and often lack certain ingredients such as moisturizers or moisture retainers. As a result they can cause the skin to dry out. Avoid using products with lauryl sulfates. Products labeled “mild” or “sensitive” may be a better choice.
Avoid irritating additives. Additives such as perfumes and dyes can irritate sensitive skin. They may also trigger an allergic response.</li></ul>After rinsing the face thoroughly, allow the face to air dry. If you are rushed use a soft cotton towel to pat or blot dry. DO NOT RUB THE FACE DRY!<br />Dry Skin from pg 1<br /><ul><li>Not drinking enough water. Not drinking enough liquids can lead to dehydration, which can cause the body to lose more fluid than what is being consumed. Dry skin is one of the first signs of dehydration.
Nutritional deficiencies. Deficiencies in certain fatty acids (e.g., omega -3), zinc and vitamin A can affect the moisture levels of the skin.
Do not scrub, rub or scratch the skin excessively. This can lead to inflammation and in some cases infection. Skin should be gently patted dry with a towel after shower or bath.
Moisturizing the home if the air is dry. This can be done by using a humidifier, which can help maintain moisture in the air. Humidifiers are particularly useful during the winter months. They can be placed throughout your home, or at least in the bedroom.
Using skin care products that do not contain dyes and other artificial ingredients.</li></ul>The New YouPage 3Tips to Beautiful & Soft Skin<br /><ul><li>Remove all makeup before bed.
Develop a skin care regimen and be consistent.
Wash face with cool water it can shrink pores. If you don’t like cool water keep it lukewarm. Never use hot water. Water that is too hot can dry the skin out.
Do not use a wash cloth to wash face. The cloth can be too rough fro the skin. Instead use our fingertips gently.
Once done washing the face, use a soft cloth to pat or blot the face dry. Do not rub!
Any substance applied to the skin is absorbed into the skin. Choose your cosmetic and skin care products with this simple rule. Would you consume it?
The skin on the lips need extra care, because your lips have no oil producing glands. This leaves them prone to chapping and fine lines. Use a soft toothbrush or the rough side of a wash cloth to gently exfoliate the lips daily in the shower. Apply a thick balm after you get out of the shower to keep lips hydrated.
The skin care regimen you had at 20 may not be the same kind that you need today. Your body changes so your skin care needs change. Also keep in mind your skin care regimen may simply change with the seasons.</li></ul>Shaving Tips<br /><ul><li>Thoroughly wet the hair before shaving. When shaving the face, place a hot, wet washcloth on the area for five minutes to soften the hair. Or you may shave during a shower or immediately afterwards.
Avoid using hot water. Hot water removes additional body oils during bathing. Bath in warm water instead.
Use bath oils. Bath oils can be very moisturizing. Adding them to the bath may prevent dryness.
When your body is still wet rub on an body oil. Then pat dry. Allow the oil to remain on skin while only removing excessive water.
When drying off pat the body. Do not rub. This allows some moisture to remain on the skin.
Use a moisturizer immediately following the bath.</li></ul>Page 4The New You Interesting In Writing<br />If you have an idea for an article let us know. We are always looking for new material. And our customers love to know about all things natural and about helping the environment. <br />If you have a business and would like to have your business featured in our newsletter please let us know as well. <br />We’re on the Web!Check us out on:Facebook and Twitter!<br />We also welcome you if are interesting in writing an article for our quarterly newsletter. To contact us, send us an email with Quarterly Newsletter as the subject. We request that you be very detailed in your email and include your name, age and your city. If you send us an idea for an article and we use it we want to include brief information about you.<br />We look forward to hearing from you.<br />