Winning formula for beautiful skin

When you suffer from skin problems the instinctive thing to do is to take care of your skin more throughly. The trouble is it’s possible to hinder skincare more than you help it. Even when girls use mum’s cosmetics it can spell problems because they won’t necessarily have the same skin type.

If you suffer from spots and acne you might start washing your face twice daily or more to get rid of the bacteria. But the best thing you can do is speak to your doctor, washing your face in the morning (but not at night) can actually destroy your skin’s defences. It’s far better to wash your face before you go to bed and let your skin build up it’s natural protective barrier.

The skin’s natural protection is called the acid mantle, it helps to hold in your skin’s moisture and keep it free from infection. However it is neutralised by using alkaline soaps. Using a cleanser which is mildly acidic itself will strengthen the skin’s acidic shield and form the basis for daily skin care and a lifetime of beautiful skin.

This year, Yin Yang’s Skin Cleanser was winner in the Natural Health Beauty Awards as a “great morning cleanser, which gives the skin a dose of refreshment thanks to the witch hazel and uplifting orange essential oils.” Witch hazel, coconut oil and the essential orange oil are all naturally mildly acidic ingredients but, notably, there is no soap or detergent.

Yin Yang’s first priority has always been to use natural products to make the skin healthy. They base their products on plants which will deliver the proteins you need straight to your skin and their green credentials are very strong: no chemical additives and no animal testing.

Would you like to experience the Yin Yang philosophy “healthy skin is beautiful skin” for yourself? Then I’ve got a competition for you. The winner gets a box of Yin Yang’s essential skin care items. There are some runner up prizes too. All you need to do is send us an email with your address in it and the winners’ names will be drawn out of a hat on 4th December 2009.

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