Using a moisturizing body wash and putting on lotion all over your body will help prevent wrinkles and stay looking young. Sometimes attention is focused primarily on the face when discussing skin care, but there is much more to be concerned about. Use an all over body moisturizer when getting out of the shower to rehydrate.
Sometimes, the best thing to do for your skin is nothing at all. Many people, in an attempt to correct one blemish, go so far that their skin becomes quite stressed, and it shows. If your skin is angry, treat it kindly. Seek out the gentlest soaps you can find – or avoid soap altogether if you can (there are several gentle non-soap cleansers such as Cetaphil on the market). Use an oil-free moisturizer to avoid that tight feeling, and give your skin a break!
When you want to optimize the look of your skin, don’t ignore scars from past injuries or blemishes. These can be treated with either a dedicated scar treatment product or with something more natural and simple, such as vitamin E cream or tea tree oil. Reducing the appearance of scars can help make your skin look years younger.
If you suffer from dry skin, there are things you should watch out for. Make sure the temperature of your bath water is not too hot because it will strip the moisture from your body. Avoid bubble baths as these can strip your skin of the oils required for hydration. When done in the bath, pat dry instead of rubbing and never skip the moisturizer.
When you are putting on hand cream, don’t forget to put a bit of lotion on your elbows. This easy step can help your elbows to look better and feel softer. A little bit of lotion goes a long way on the elbows. Do not overlook this part of your body, because elbows need love, too.
To protect your skin from sun damage you should always wear sunscreen of SPF 15 or higher when spending time outside, especially between the hours of 10AM and 4PM. Wearing sunscreen protects your skin from harmful UVA and UVB rays that can lead to wrinkles, age spots, rough skin, or even skin cancer.
Don’t make your skin care purchase decisions based on status. The beauty industry goes out of its way to confer status on expensive creams, lotions, and the like. But you need to find products that work for YOUR skin and don’t break the bank. If that $25.00 bar of soap works as well for you as your $1.50 bar of soap, and no one knows what’s in your bathroom vanity at home, why spend the money?
A good tip for maintaining great skin, is to reduce your level of stress. It’s common knowledge that high levels of stress are associated with breakouts. By keeping your stress down, you won’t have to worry about a surprise breakout and your skin will continue to look healthy.
To give your skin a healthy glow, get at least 30 minutes of moderate exercise a day. Exercise improves your circulation, and helps oxygen to flow to your face. If your circulation is poor, you may look washed out and tired. Regular exercise will keep your face looking as healthy as the rest of you.
Remember that when you first get out of the shower and your skin is still damp is the best time to moisturize. Our bodies are made of over seventy percent water, so re-hydration is important to maintaining young, healthy skin. Don’t focus solely on your face and forget your body. Be kind to your skin and it will serve you well for years to come.