Having great skin comes from a lifetime of proper care and treatment. Even if you haven’t always been good to your skin, there is no reason not to start now. You can undo the damage and have the beautiful skin you’ve always wanted. This article will show you how.
Sunscreen is an important tool for great skin. If you are one of the many people who avoid this step in skin care because of the greasy look and feel of sunscreen, using a sponge to apply it might make it a little easier. When you apply sunscreen with a sponge, it absorbs into your skin faster instead of sitting on the surface.
When you are looking for skincare products, go for simple. The more simple the formula, the better results you will get. This is especially true for your wallet. Oftentimes, products will say they are two different things when, in fact, they are the same product with a minimal variation.
Prolonged use of oral steroids may cause capillaries under the skin’s surface to dilate, which leads to noticeable redness and flushing. Care for your skin during therapy, by adding oatmeal to a warm bath and applying nourishing lotions and creams to your skin that contain chamomile, vitamin K or extract of licorice or lavender.
Avoid taking long, very hot baths or showers. The intense heat from the hot water and the prolonged exposure to water breaks down the lipid barriers in your skin leading to moisture loss and dry, cracked skin. Lukewarm baths with added essential oils or short showers are much healthier options for your skin.
A simple tissue can tell you what type of skin you have. If you are unsure of your skin type, take a tissue, unfold it, and press it to your face. If you see oil on the tissue in the areas of the forehead, nose, and cheeks – you have oily skin. If it only shows oil on the forehead and nose, you have combination skin. No oil means you have normal or dry skin. If your skin feels taught, it is likely on the dry side.
If your lips look chapped, do not lick them or moisturize them. What look like dry lips could be an infection caused by fungus. Apply a cream containing antibiotics on your lips regularly to stop the infection. If you have chapped lips, licking them is only going to make them dryer. Use a chap stick instead.
A wonderful and inexpensive facial mask for your skin can be made with warmed honey and a small amount of lemon juice. Stir in enough juice so that the honey is still thick enough to spread. Spread on your face (avoiding the eye area). Wash off gently after it dries. Honey has fantastic skin-softening qualities and the lemon will brighten your skin.
People with rosacea struggle with the problem of how to leave for work in the morning without a bright red face. The heat of the shower, the heat of the hair dryer, the rushing around, the cold wind on your cheeks at the bus stop – all these things can trigger flushing. Here are some things you can do. End your shower with a cold blast of water (excruciating, but it works). Let your hair air-dry or shower the night before. Wear a scarf to cover everything but your eyes if it’s cold out. By identifying and minimizing your triggers, you can help keep your rosacea under control.
In the winter, it is vitally important that you apply lotion to your fingers and hands on a daily basis. If you do not take care of your hands and fingers during the winter, they will crack, causing unbearable, unpleasant pain. Take your health into your own hands this winter and moisturize your hands and fingers.
Wash your face twice at night if you wear a lot of makeup. To keep your skin clear and healthy, make sure you are getting everything off. Use a gentle makeup remover on your face first. Afterwards, wash your face again. If possible, use a skin rejuvenating facial cleansing product.
Wear clothes that offer SPF protection. The sun can do serious damage to your skin. While you might already apply sunscreen on a regular basis, consider adding some clothing with an SPF rating to your wardrobe as well. You can find shirts in stores and online, that offer extra protection against the sun.
Add an anti-aging product to your arsenal of skin care products. No matter how old you are, this product can have benefits for your appearance. It contains retinoids, which are able to prevent and fix damage from the sun and pre-mature aging. They also get rid of cells that clog your pores and help prevent wrinkles.
Did you know that food can be used to heal your skin? Raw potato slices carry a lot of potassium, making them ideal for easing dark under-eye circles. Just chill the slices a bit prior to using them, and you’ll have a soothing way to naturally combat your dark circles!
If you would like baby soft skin and shiny nails, you need to pamper your hands. First use a mixture of sugar and oil. Let this sit on your hands for a few minutes. The next step after rinsing off the sugar scrub with warm water is to slather your hands in thick, creamy hand lotion. Work this scrub in gently, pushing your cuticles back at the same time for filing.
An anti-aging regimen should begin in your twenties, and you should most definitely include Retinoids! These agents are available over the counter or by prescription if necessary and are your best defense against skin damage as they shed your old skin and increase collagen production. This combination of events will keep your skin rejuvenated, healthy looking, and better prepared to combat aging.
Going forward from here, you now have the tools to treat your skin the way it needs to be treated. If you are good to your skin, it will be good to you. You can start the process of undoing the damage and maintaining the gorgeous skin that you have been dreaming of.