Monthly Archives: October 2014

7 Tips to Silky, Well-Moisturized Skin

We all think we know how to moisturize, but we each have our own way of doing things. Some are habit, some are learned from unreliable sources. The wonderful fact is, there are ways to moisturize that are more effective at delivering the moisture to your skin. So let’s look at some of the things we can do to get the best skin ever.

  1. Use the mildest cleanser. Whether you are washing your face, your body, your toes, harsh soaps just don’t cut it. Use a mild cleanser and make sure it does not contain SLS.
  2. Short is better than long. Don’t spend a long time in the shower or bath. You don’t have to zip through it, but waiting until your finger-tips wrinkle is a no-no.
  3. Warm is better than hot. The pores of your skin open in warm water, but the hotter the water is the more natural oils are stripped off of your body.
  4. Use a soft cloth, never scrub your skin. If you are washing your face wash gently and only exfoliate once a week or even once every two weeks. If you scrub or overclean your face or body you risk irritating your skin.
  5. Moisturize within 2-3 minutes of washing your face or taking a shower. You want to provide a source of moisture while the pores are still open and your skin is freshly clean.
  6. Only use a paraben-free moisturizing cream or lotion. Parabens can age your skin and are associated with possible serious health risks. They are found in many skin care products but should be avoided at all costs.
  7. Dab on a little extra moisturizer in areas that get particularly dry or are exposed to the sun and environment more.

It’s that simple. You don’t have to buy a lot of different expensive products. The must have products are a cleanser and a moisturizer. Everything else is icing on the cake!

We have a wonderful assortment of cleansers and moisturizers, all paraben-free, at silky-smooth-skin



Do You Have Dry Skin Problems?

Dry skin can be a challenge to care for. And, because moisture is key in keeping skin young, sometimes dry skin looks older than skin with a better supply of natural oils.

Dry skin can look flaky, wrinkle more easily, and look red or blotchy. The heat of the sun, or the drying effects of central heat in the winter, can just make your skin feel like a desert. And that can be even more frustrating because makeup does not go on as evenly. It’s hard to feel pretty sometimes.

But there are things you can do to minimize and manage dry skin.

The first thing to do is remember that dry skin tends to be more sensitive so do not use harsh soaps or cleansers on it. A gentle cleansing formula like our Rose Hip Seed Oil cleanser will get your skin clean without causing it to become irritated or break out.

After you cleanse your skin, apply Peptide 6® moisturizing anti-aging cream gently and distribute it well with your finger tips. Use it each morning and each night. The peptides will promote healing and renewal, while the hyaluronic acid will deliver rich and lasting moisturization. Because your skin will be hydrated, your makeup will go on more smoothly and your skin will not be as vulnerable to drying factors in your environment.

Twice a month, give yourself a deeper treatment with our Nocturne night repair cream. This wonderful cream will penetrate deep into your pores and help deliver the best hydration your skin has ever had. You’ll awaken in the morning feeling like your skin has been transformed.

Please consider Mango Madness Skin Care your dry skin resource. We have a whole section devoted to the needs of women with dry skin, and many of our products are formulated specifically for you! If you have a question that you do not see answered please use our Ask the Aesthetician service. We are happy to help!