If you have been trying to find ways of looking younger, you may have realized that this means proper skin care. Our skin shows so much about our age and to really beat the signs of aging we need to find ways of making our skin look more radiant, firm and toned. This article will give you ways of doing that.
A good tip for maintaining your skin is to quit smoking. Smoking causes lines to develop around the upper lip, eyes, forehead, and cheeks. Smokers develop more wrinkles and have much dryer skin than people that don’t smoke. Smoker’s lines are much deeper than normal wrinkles.
Chamomile tea bags make excellent astringents for skin. The next time you enjoy a hot mug of chamomile tea, set the tea bags aside. Placing them on the skin for a few seconds to a minute, can do wonders for skin health and can even clear up an acne breakout.
Purchase products containing green tea extract to help maintain good skin. Green tea extract helps reduce unnecessary oils in your pores in addition to encouraging proper skin cell regeneration. A final benefit of green tea extract is that it is a natural product and may be best for those with extra sensitive skin.
If you are prone to very dry or flaky skin, consider purchasing and using a humidifier in your bedroom, home or office. This is an especially good idea during the cold, dry winter months. A humidifier creates a more skin-friendly environment by infusing the air with much-needed moisture, which is then absorbed by thirsty skin.
If you prefer all-natural skincare, combine a grated apple with two teaspoons of honey in a small bowl. Apply the mixture to a red, inflamed facial breakout and allow it to remain for fifteen minutes. Rinse the masque off with warm water, then finish with a rinse of cool (not cold) water. The natural sugars and enzymes will reduce redness.
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.
If you have chapped lips, make a lip balm that will soothe them. Sour cream, honey and cucumber can be mixed together and then patted on your lips to sit for about fifteen minutes. After this, rinse it out with water and finish with some almond oil for moist lips.
If you have rosacea, you should figure out what are the triggers that cause you to have red, flushed skin. Every person’s triggers for rosacea are somewhat different, although there are some that almost everyone with rosacea will recognize: red wine, hot water, and exposure to wind and cold.
Always test out skin care products before you apply them to your face. Oftentimes people apply them only to find out later that they are heavily allergic to something. Take a small sample and put some of the product on a small area of your face or the back of your wrist for testing. If you’re allergic to something, you will find out within minutes as your skin turns red or itches.
As you can see, taking good care of your skin is something that you have to build in to your life. Doing it once or twice, every so often doesn’t cut it. Take the time to put these tips into your daily skin care regime and reap the benefits in no time.