You can take care of your skin as long as you know how to do it. If you properly care for your skin now, you are going to keep a healthy and youthful complexion for much longer as you grow older. These tips can help you take better care of your complexion.
It is best to under-do, rather than over-do, make-up. Pores can get clogged by powders, foundations as well as other makeup you might use. This may make irritate your skin, and make your existing condition worse. Occasionally, applying makeup over acne can cause an infection in the affected area. Limit your exposure to makeup until you have a clearer complexion. Do not try to hide your acne with heavy face makeup either.
A homemade mask is the key to glowing skin. Simply combine milk, olive oil, and ground almonds until you get a paste. Add a little ground orange peel. Apply the mask to your facial area and then let it remain for a quarter of an hour. Wash your mask away gently, then rub a piece of ice on your face.
Scented moisturizers usually contain artificial ingredients that are bad for skin, so choose unscented and hypoallergenic lotions. Alcohol is commonly found in commercial skin products, and it actually works to dry the skin. That is why it is so important that you are aware of the ingredients in any skin care products you use. Do not purchase a product that contains alcohol or a fragrance.
Apply sunscreen using a makeup sponge. This spreads it more evenly across your skin and you won’t have to deal with greasy hands. Applying your sunscreen with a sponge encourages deeper penetration into your skin while limiting mess.
If you go outside a lot during the summer months, try putting the sunscreen on your face with an applicator. The sponge helps your skin to absorb the sunscreen better. The sunscreen will be applied evenly and your face won’t feel greasy.
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. Use warm water to rinse, then use almond oil to seal in moisture.
This advice is priceless. You’ll be glad you took care of yourself and your skin all your life if you add these techniques to your daily routine of skin care.