No one ever sits us down in life or in school and says “OK, here is what you need to know about treating your skin well and keeping it looking well over the course of your life.” If they did, we would all be better looking. So, here is the advice that you have been waiting for.
One of the obvious points of skin care is the daily cleansing of your face and pores. If you resist this regular routine, your pores can build up and you will notice annoying blackheads beginning to appear. Simply rinsing them out nightly with warm soap and water is just enough to get the job done.
A lemon juice wash has real benefits against acne, and it can help with enlarged pores or oily skin, too. Use it once or twice every week to close pores and get rid of excess oil.
If you want your skin to be consistently healthier, develop a skin care routine and stick with it regularly. Most people follow a three-step routine: wash, tone, and moisturize. Some people skip using toner while others feel it freshens their skin. Whatever your routine, make sure it appears to suit your skin type based on how your own skin looks and feels in response to what you are doing.
If you are experiencing acne, try daubing on some apple cider vinegar. This treatment helps relieve dryness and restores moisture. Make daytime your time for application, as the smell is strong and you will not enjoy getting residue on your bed sheets and pillow.
To prevent breakouts of acne, try using facial care products that come in a spray-on applicator. This will keep you from transferring bacteria, oils and potentially irritating substances from your hands to your face while applying things like sunscreen or moisturizer. Having a more bacteria-free face can in turn reduce your chances of developing pimples.
Get enough sleep. Your body uses the time you sleep as an opportunity to repair itself. Even everyday activities cause minor damage to your skin. If you do not get enough sleep, your skin will suffer for it. It is recommended you get a minimum of seven hours of sleep at night, though eight to ten is even better.
Even winter skin care regimens should include liberal use of sunscreen. Broad-spectrum products are ideal for use on the hands and face and should be applied a half an hour prior to anticipated exposure. Using sunscreen in the winter protects vulnerable skin from damage caused by bright winter sunlight and snow’s reflected glare.
If your are bothered by chapped lips, you can easily create your own lip balm at home. A mixture of honey, cucumber and sour cream will do the trick. Keep the mixture cooled and pat it on your lips as often as necessary. Rinse after 15 to 20 minutes. Then rinse, and seal the moisture in with almond oil.
If you have sensitive skin, avoid facial scrubs that feel gritty or grainy; they will only make your skin retreat in pain. Instead, wash with a gentle castile soap (Dr. Bronner’s is a quirky but reliable brand) and pat gently dry after rinsing. Your sensitive skin is very reactive to its environment and needs the gentlest of treatment. Using grainy scrubs, or especially any products containing AHAs (alpha hydroxy acids) will further aggravate your skin’s sensitivity, creating redness and irritation.
When it comes to baby’s skin care, keep things simple. Use natural products with as few ingredients as possible, or just wash with plain water. Your baby’s skin is delicate, and multiple ingredients or harsh chemicals can cause reactions. Products used for diapering and moisturizing should also be limited to keep your baby’s skin healthy.
Are you experiencing dry skin so badly that you are considering making an appointment with the dermatologist? Before you cough up the co-pay, try these simple tips to help relieve dry skin. Instead of using soap to wash your body, use a moisturizing body wash instead, and afterward, apply a moisturizing lotion. In addition, use a humidifier in your home. It will help to relieve itchy, dry skin. If these recommendations do not remedy your dry skin, then make an appointment with your doctor.
If your skin and scalp are prone to being oily, try witch hazel to prevent slick and greasy hair. Simply take a cotton ball or pad and dampen with witch hazel. You can use this along your hairline and part to eliminate grease. You can also use diluted witch hazel to calm oily skin.
Give yourself an at-home spa treatment to supplement the care of your skin. Once a week, simmer 2 to 4 tablespoons of chamomile tea in about 2 quarts of water. Place the steaming mixture on a potholder at your kitchen or dining room table and sit with your face tilted towards the mixture making sure you are sitting at a comfortable distance from the steam. Enjoy the steam for about 15 minutes.
Be careful not to over do it with skin care products. If you are constantly trying new products, you may irritate your skin and cause a rash or an acne breakout. Sometimes it is best to give your skin a rest for a few days and just wear basic makeup and use mild cleansers.
Always wash off any makeup as soon as you get home from work. The oil in foundation and concealer can clog the pores on your skin and cause acne outbreaks. The chemicals in the products can also irritate the skin making it more susceptible to the bacteria that causes acne.
A very important way to care for your skin is to protect it from the sun. Exposing yourself to sunlight often can cause aging signs like wrinkles, freckles, and age spots. It can also cause more serious problems like skin cancer. Try to avoid the sun from 10:00am to 4:00pm, when the sun’s rays are strongest.
Advice is just a suggestion. The tips and suggestions written here in this article are for you to take that knowledge and start implementing it into your own skin care regimen. This is the advice you were waiting for since you were younger. Keep your skin healthy and it will serve you well for the rest of your life.