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Everything You Need to Know About Fair Skin

by Angela Irish 06 Aug 2016
Everything You Need to Know About Fair Skin - OZNaturals

Having fair skin can be a blessing and a curse. Those who have a fair skin tone are less likely to develop wrinkles and tend to have a beautiful porcelain complexion. However, fair skin is more susceptible to sunburn, redness, bruises, discoloration and aging. In addition, skin cancer is much more common among those with lighter skin. A history of sunburns can increase that risk. Although the risk can be high, exposure to the sun does have benefits including the increase of vitamin D and an improvement in mood. Don’t fret, even people with a fair complexion can reap the advantages of the sun by using OZNaturals products. Fair skin is also known to be far more sensitive. Using natural products ensures that the products will be safe and gentle on your skin. Protecting fair skin, and using the right products can make a fair complexion manageable and beautiful.   

Protecting fair skin is crucial to preventing sunburn, aging, and the risk of skin cancer. Simple accessories like hats and sunglasses can protect your skin from UV rays and prevent wrinkles, dark circles under your eyes, and discoloration. Though those with a fair skin tone may have heard it all their lives, using sunscreen is key when it comes to protecting a fair complexion and making sure porcelain skin stays healthy and glowing. Even if you are not directly exposed to the sun, you are still susceptible to a sun damage and taking these preventable measures is necessary. Often times, many people shun sunscreen for its scent or chalk-like look it leaves on skin, but now there are much better products on the market. Tinted sunscreens work to your advantage in so many ways. Not only do they act as an SPF but can also work just like your normal makeup foundation. Simply apply a product, such as OZNatural’s Age Defying Tinted 30 SPF Sunscreen, to your freshly washed face, neck, chest, and shoulders before applying the rest of your makeup. With a product like tinted sunscreen you are preventing sunburn, aging, and replacing your foundation with a health-conscience alternative.

Protecting fair skin begins with using the right products, which is why natural sunscreen products are so important. In addition to tinted sunscreen, applying a mineral makeup powder with SPF can also prevent the suns harmful damage and lessen the chance of sweating off the sunscreen throughout a busy day. Finding a powder that matches your skin and can blend with your tinted sunscreen can be difficult. The best way to test if a powdered foundation matches is to sample it on your hand, the inside of your wrist or on a patch of your chin and use your fingers to blend it in. If your powder is too dark it can increase the look of wrinkles and dark circles. On the other hand, if your powder is too light you can look ghostly or sick. Blending a tinted sunscreen with a make-up powder will minimize your chances of sun damage and leave your skin looking flawless. Just remember that it’s important to choose the right shade to match your fair complexion and not camouflage your natural beauty. You don’t have to hide your skin with layers of make-up to best protect it.

Fair skin types also can be prone to dark circles under the eyes. Dark circles can leave you looking tired, fatigued, and much older than you actually are. Sometimes even a good night’s rest doesn’t get rid of the unattractive shadows. Luckily, OZNaturals has three types of eye creams and gels to fade, correct, and prevent dark circles and wrinkles under the eyes. Each product stimulates collagen to help create even skin and reduce the appearance of wrinkles. Advanced ingredients, such as peptides, are vital in treating signs of aging around the eyes and other areas susceptible to wrinkles. Moisturizer is also essential in maintaining healthy skin and helping to battle the signs of aging. OZNaturals Sea Infused Herbal Moisturizer reduces aging in the skin due to exposure to sunlight. This comprehensive nutrient moisturizer can help fight the signs of photo-aging and the onset of more severe skin conditions. Topical Vitamin C is an active ingredient that can help prevent the signs of aging and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while promoting positive skin health. When used in conjunction with a sunscreen you can have full protection from UV rays.

Fair skin can also be prone to redness, and not just from sunburns. Being overheated from a workout or high temperatures can leave you looking flushed. Even a simple activity can cause you to flush more than normal. Cucumber slices, aloe vera gel, and coconut oil are all natural products that are found to help cool the skin down and reduce redness. Redness can also be more permanent in the form of rosacea, which is found more commonly in those with light and sensitive skin. The main causes are stress, sun exposure, alcohol, and diet. By identifying the cause of your redness, you can begin to treat the problem. Eliminating alcohol, changing your diet, wearing sunscreen, and reducing your stress level are important steps you can take to lessen the redness found in your skin. Topically applying turmeric, ginger, aloe Vera gel, raw honey and essential oils such as tea tree, lavender, eucalyptus, geranium, chamomile, rose, rosemary and thyme can also be useful to help reduce redness. These essential oils have all been found to fight skin inflammation in fair skin and help treat sensitive fair complexions. To treat the area, simply rub three drops of any of the above essential oils mixed with 1/2 teaspoon of coconut oil or jojoba oil three times daily.

Since fair skin is typically more sensitive than any other skin types, it is important to stay away from products that could aggravate your skin. When washing your face, try to avoid harsh exfoliants because the scrubbing particles and acids may be too aggressive. Instead, opt for a gentle cleanser to get rid of the dirt and bacteria that hides in your pores. OZNaturals’ Vitamin C Facial Cleanser is not only gentle on your skin, it contains vitamin C helps to reduce and fade sun spots and discoloration in fair skin. Additionally, toners, which are often alcohol based, can irritate fair skin. However, toners like OZNaturals’ Ocean Mineral Tonic are refreshing and non-abrasive. OZNaturals products are made with all natural ingredients that are beneficial to those with sensitive or fair skin.

There are many vitamins you can take to improve the health of your skin. Lysine is a vitamin that helps produce elastin and collagen in your skin, if taken daily it can eventually improve your skin tissue and appearance. It also works as an anti-viral protecting your skin from breakouts. Fair skin is thinner and more susceptible to bruising, sunburn, and damage from age and sun exposure than an olive skin tone. Vitamins can help maintain a glowing, supple complexion for those with a lighter complexion. Skin can become sensitive to sunlight if you do not get enough of certain nutrients, which is particularly more dangerous when you already have a lighter skin tone. People with fair skin are also the most at risk for developing Photodermatitis. an abnormal skin reaction to sunlight, or more specifically to UV rays. You may develop a rash, blisters, or scaly patches. A deficiency in niacin, which is one of the B Vitamins, can lead to this sensitivity. A daily B-complex supplement will guard against niacin deficiency and contribute to skin health. Antioxidants, especially beta-carotene, help fight free radicals that contribute to skin damage, and can lessen the symptoms of Photodermatitis. Beta-carotene is a precursor to Vitamin A, and is primarily obtained through a diet rich in orange and leafy green vegetables.

Fair skin may bruise more easily, and certainly shows bruises more dramatically than on darker skin simply because of the color contrast. Aging and sun damage also increase skin's tendency to bruise because it decreases skin's elasticity and the sensitivity of small blood vessels to breakage. Deficiency in Vitamin C also enhances the likelihood of fair skin bruising. Vitamin C can be taken in supplements or naturally by adding fresh fruits and vegetables to your diet. In addition to supplements or fruits, you can also apply OZNaturals’ Vitamin C Facial Serum directly on your skin to provide a wide array of benefits. If you are insufficient in Vitamin K, you are also more susceptible to bruises. Vitamin K deficiencies are rare but can be brought on by taking a long course of antibiotics. Bolstering your consumption of dark leafy green vegetables like kale and spinach will make up for Vitamin K deficiencies and help protect fair skin from bruising.

Vitamins A and E are powerful antioxidants that help fight the damage caused to fair skin by aging and weather exposure. Vitamin E reduces wrinkles and improves skin texture, both essential components of maintaining a smooth complexion. Vitamin E also strengthens the ability of other vitamins to work efficiently. You can purchase Vitamin E in the form of liquid soft gels and break them open and apply the liquid directly to your skin. Vitamin E can also be bought in the form of oil or found in foods like almonds, avocado, kale, Swiss chard, spinach, and mustard greens.

When all else fails, the all-important H20 always prevails. Being hydrated and drinking the recommended 2 liters of water a day will keep your skin healthy and clear. The effect water has on your skin is exponential. Dehydration makes your skin look dry and wrinkled, but drinking enough water will help minimize pores and erase wrinkles and fine lines. Celebrities swear by it and credit it to their glowing complexions. Fair skin is more likely to show discoloration, mainly due to color contrast and sensitivity, but water intake can reduce the appearance of any imperfections drastically.

Fair skin is a beautiful and sensitive complexion and should be protected the right way, and that’s why OZNaturals has created products using natural ingredients. Protecting your skin is an important part of living a healthy lifestyle. Putting in a little extra time and effort into your skin care regimen can greatly improve your overall health. With the right protection through products, makeup, diet, vitamins, and water, you can maintain healthy looking and glowing skin far beyond your youth.

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