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I. WHY YOU SHOULD BE USING NATURAL HEALTH SKINCARE PRODUCTS

The human skin is the first line of defense against toxins and pathogenic microorganisms. It serves important purposes in keeping our internal organs safe while making sure we are protected from the harsh nature of UV radiation and pollution. The continued exposure to these processes may end up reducing the concentration of chemicals like hyaluronic acid in the skin, thus giving way to dry skin, inflammations and other skin-related diseases. When this happens, we turn over to skincare products for refuge.

It will interest you to note that women use an average of 168 chemicals on their body through skin care regimen daily. The application of these chemicals is expected to keep the skin healthy as they face their daily activities. Although some of these synthetic chemicals may prove effective in taking care of skin-related issues it is pertinent to note that they are toxic to the skin and may be carcinogenic hence the need to rely on natural ingredients for relief.

Some of the benefits of using natural health skincare products include but are not limited to the following:

a. Highly safe and reliable

Most of the natural skin care products are formulated from naturally occurring chemicals with little to no side effects. Most of the raw materials or ingredients are found naturally in the skin; thus they only supplement their natural supply rather than introducing a strange chemical with potential carcinogenic properties.


b. It keeps your mind at rest

With natural skin care products, no need to worry about the extra chemical or its effect on your body since it is naturally present in different concentration and applying the skin care product is only supplementing them.


c. Possess some health benefits

The use of natural health skincare products offers your skin with a vast array of health benefits including hydration, wound healing, reduce inflammation, pain relief and reduced wrinkle formation. Applying these products to your skin keeps it as healthy as possible without any adverse side effect.


d. They are gentler on the skin

Natural health skincare products are soft on the skin. They are not harsh, nor do they damage skin cells. Direct application of chemicals does not only damage your skin but may affect the immune system, nervous and reproductive system. Their harsh nature leaves the damages the skin while offering short term results.
e. Healthier environment
Synthetic skin care products can serve as potential pollutants. These chemicals are not biodegradable and may find their ways into rivers where they increase the concentration of pollutants.

Conclusion

At HempSmart Global™, we pride ourselves in the production of 100% plant-based skincare products with no parabens, animal products or synthetic chemicals. All our products are manufactured under the right laboratory and environmental condition to formulate the best natural skincare product that keeps your skin healthier with no sign of side effects or toxic reactions.
Contact our team of experts if you have any questions on Naturalrem skincare products or visit our product page for information on our products. We will love to hear from you.

II. MEN AND SKINCARE

It is quite unusual for men to talk about skincare or any other procedure relating to it. Although there are several myths aimed at explaining this phenomenon, information from dermatologists has shown that men possess a special type of skin which ages more slowly. Further information gathered from research reveals that men’s skin contains a higher concentration of elastin and collagen, thus making it thicker and firmer (usually about 25% thicker than women’s skin).

Why is skincare important to men?

Generally speaking, men’s skin was designed to endure more assault from conditions that will naturally deform the female skin. It is less prone to signs of aging and exhibits a less acidic pH hence the reason why most men neglect skincare. Here are a few factors why skin care is important to men.


a. Men possess larger pores that can clog easily

Skincare products like creams and lotions can help to keep the pores clear from items that can clog them. A healthy and functional pore translates into a better excretion, temperature control. These clogged pores can be prevented and controlled by using a cleanser and limit the use of greasy moisturizers and serums.


b. High levels of androgen

Androgen is known as the male hormone, and it plays a significant role in how our skin responds to a skincare product. The high levels of androgen possess in the body typically leaves the skin oilier.


c. Dry skins due to aging

Aging tends to affect the concentration of hormones and their activities. There is a general decline in the concentration of testosterone levels as men age; thus, predisposing the male’s skin to drier conditions.


d. High risk of developing skin related diseases

Men have a general tendency to develop skin-related conditions such as melanoma. This is a common skin-related condition common with men above 50 years. It is a type of cancer that develops from melanocytes (the pigment-containing cells). The disease condition is manifested in the skin.
Constant shaving can also irritate the skin hence the need for a good skincare product to provide support for the skin cells.

How can men take care of their skin?

Taking care of the male skin can be achieved by following the recommendations stated below
:

a. Wash the face at least twice daily: since men’s skin possesses larger pores, they are predisposed to cases of blocked pores than female skin hence the need to develop a regular face washing routine with a good mild face wash. This will take care of the excess oil, thus keeping the pores open.


b. Exfoliate: exfoliation tends to remove blackheads or whiteheads by shedding off that layer of the skin and replacing it with smoother and healthier skin.


c. Moisturize: this can lessen the appearance of wrinkles and leave your skin soft and oiled. Moisturizers also contribute to your general skin glow and loosen the skin cells.

Conclusion

Skincare is not gendered selective as men can also enjoy a good skin condition. You can contact our team of experts for further recommendations on how to take the perfect care of your skin. We will love to hear from you soon.

III. WHAT IS MY SKIN TYPE?

Your skin is the most visible part of your body. Therefore, skincare is as important as the care for the internal organs of the body. There are several products available for skincare today.

Without adequate knowledge of what works for your skin, you will end up doing more harm than good to your skin. Everyone has a unique skin type. However, there are specific characteristics common to most skin types by which we can group skin types.
 You want to start a proper skincare routine, and you are wondering, ‘what is my skin type?’ We will help you answer that question by examining the primary skin types.

The Basic Skin Types

There are three basic skin types, and each skin type has a unique characterization. Let’s look into these skin types and their characteristics.

1. Dry Skin

A person with dry skin feels like the face is tight sometimes with visible flaking. Genetics, lifestyle and diet, climate, and hormonal changes are the primary causes of dry skin. You could also have dry skin due to dehydration.

Dry skin could be a result of a lack of oil or water (as in the case of dehydration). You can easily maintain this skin type by using the appropriate skincare products. You can get natural moisturizers (which contain hyaluronic acid, marine actives, and glycerin) that will help your skin feel better.

2. Normal Skin

Normal skin is also called combination skin. This skin type experiences dryness on the cheeks, but not on the T-zone. The T-zone is the area across the forehead and the line down the nose. This skin type hardly has breakouts on their cheeks.

You should use moisturizers with a gel-like structure for this type of skin. This type of moisturizer gets absorbed quickly and won’t cause breakouts on your skin. You should also ensure you do not use too much moisturizer.

3. Oily Skin

Oily skin tends to have excess oil everywhere. The advantage of this excess oil is that your skin looks younger and soft. However, your skin pores will quickly get clogged or congested.
It would help if you used a natural gentle exfoliator that doesn’t contain abrasives. You still need to moisturize your skin but with oil-free moisturizers. Also, make sure you do not over wash your face as your pores would secrete more oil to compensate.

How Do I Know My Skin Type?

Now, you know the basic skin types, but are you still unable to figure out under which category your skin falls? You can take this simple test to find out.

Get a blotting paper. Pat the paper on all the parts of your face. Hold the blotting sheet against the light. The amount of oil picked up by the paper will help you know your skin type.
 If there is little to no oil on the paper, your skin is most likely dry. If the paper is full of oil, that indicates an oily skin. When you notice oil on only the forehead and nose area of the part, you have a normal skin type.

Knowing your skin type is very important as it helps you use the right products that will make your skin work for you. Natural products are best for any skin type. Call us now for advice on the best natural moisturizers, masks, and lotions for your skin type.

IV. 5 WAYS TO PROTECT YOUR SKIN FROM THE SUN

You have to go outside at some point in time either for sports, work, or fun. While all these activities are excellent, you need to protect your skin. It takes only about 15 minutes for the sun to damage your skin.

Therefore, it is essential to protect your skin.

Let’s look at five things you should do to keep your skin safe from the ultraviolent Ray’s of the sun.

1. Get An Umbrella

During the peak hours of the sun between 12 pm and 4 pm, you should avoid the sun. However, if you have to be outdoors, you should try to stay under an Umbrella.
 If you are on the beach, stay under your umbrella. You can also set up a shade under a tree or a shelter on the beach.

2. Wear The Right Clothing

Dark, long-sleeved clothing will help protect your skin from the sun. You can also get UV protection from tightly woven fabrics. There are also certain specialty clothes manufactured to provide UV protection.

If wearing long-sleeved clothes is not practical, you should try to wear a t-shirt or beach cover-up at least. A t-shirt will provide less than 15 SPF so, use it along with other protections.

Try to keep your clothes dry as wet clothing does not protect from the sun. If you are swimming, bring dry clothes to change into when done.

3. Cover Your Head

A hat or cap will protect your face and neck from the ultraviolet rays of the sun. Use a hat with a wide brim that will cover your face, neck, and ears.

It would be best if you also avoided hats with holes that sun rays penetrate. When you use a baseball cap, you need to layer on extra protection for your neck and ears as the cap won’t protect those parts.

4. Wear Sunglasses

Sunglasses help protect your eyes and prevent the development of cataracts. The tender skin around your eyes gets to stay out of the sun, and you also see better with sunglasses.
 Ensure you get sunglasses that block both UVA and UVB rays. These sunglasses are the best. You call also get wrap-around sunglasses as they will prevent sun rays from penetrating at the sides.

5. Put On Sunscreen 

While sunscreen is one of the best ways to protect your skin from the sun, only a few people use it. A recent study shows that only 14% of men and 30% of women in America regularly apply sunscreen.

Sunscreen has properties that help protect your skin from sun rays. It can be a lotion or a spray-on. You can gauge the effectiveness of your sunscreen by the SPF (Sun Protection Factor). If the SPF number is high, you get more protection.

Sunscreen is vital. So, we have provided you with some tips to note when using or buying sunscreen.

Some Important Information About Sunscreen

When you buy sunscreen, ensure it is broad-spectrum. Broad-spectrum sunscreen protects you from both UVA and UVB radiation.

Some of the things you need to note are:

  • It would help if you always used sunscreen with a rating of SPF 15 or more. Some moisturizers and lotion contain this amount. You can get them to stay protected.
  • Water-resistant sunscreen will keep you protected even when you are in the water.
    If your sunscreen does not have an expiration date, you should change it after three years.
  • Sunscreen wears off. Ensure you reapply after two hours, especially after swimming, bathing, or sweating.

Conclusion

Sunscreen is vital to keeping your skin protected from the sun. Try to find a natural sunscreen that is good for your skin and safe for the environment.

V. 5 PROVEN WAYS TO CARE FOR YOUR SKIN

Skincare is often on people’s minds and many tend to get confused with all the products on the market. It can be hard to know where to begin or what is needed for our skin.
 Times have changed. Both men and women are more conscious of how they look and what impression they give. Getting into a good skincare routine won’t happen overnight. It takes effort, and trial & error. Some products will work better than others for your skin.

With that said, here are a few basic skincare tips that will have your skin thanking you with a glow in no time:

Drink plenty of water

The body contains 60% water but sometimes we become dehydrated and it shows on our skin. Dehydration can make your skin itchy, dull and show more fine lines and surface wrinkles.

Water helps with:

  • Reducing wrinkles & puffiness
  • Faster healing
  • Improving complexion
  • Slowing down aging

All in all, increasing your water uptake will always have positive results for your body, especially your skin.

Do the pinch test!

Lightly pinch a small portion of your skin around your cheek, if your skin does not bounce back after you let it go, you might be dehydrated.

Check your diet.

What you consume is reflected on the outside. Eating certain foods will eventually lead to skin breakouts and conditions. Foods rich in sugar may lead to acne breakouts and premature ageing.

Reducing the intake of salt, sugar and dairy products will have your skin thanking you with evenness, fewer breakouts and a clearer complexion in time.

Get enough sleep.

Lack of sleep will not only reflect on your productivity but will also show on your skin. When you do not get enough sleep, inflammation levels are higher. Inflammation contributes to outbreaks of acne, eczema, psoriasis and skin allergies. Lack of sleep also contributes to puffy bags and dark circles under the eyes.

Develop a skincare routine.

It can be tempting to try out a few things at the same time to see which works best. However, it is in your skin’s best interests to stick to one product at a time. Research shows that it takes up to 21 days to see noticeable changes when you start using a new product. Develop a system that involves using the same products daily. Whatever you choose, give it time and be consistent.

Wash your face twice a day

Dermatologists advise using gentle cleansers, lukewarm water, and using your fingertips to apply the cleanser. Wash your face both when waking up and before going to bed. It is advised to never go to bed wearing makeup. Washing your face in the morning not only helps you wake up but gets rid of excess oils that your body released during the night. Additionally, washing your face in the evening helps to remove sweat and toxins you might have experienced during your daytime activities.

We at HempSmart Global™ recommend using skincare products that are natural and safe for your skin along with these other skincare tips. At HempSmart Global™ we provide the ultimate in luxurious all-natural skincare and health and wellness products. We have a team of leading researchers and formulators from around the world whose philosophy is to use only the highest quality nutraceutical, herbal and cannabinoid-based ingredients in all our products – and this attention to detail shows.

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