It may seem like it is you against the world sometimes when it comes to trying to be an expert on skin care. With the vast amount of information available online, it can be nearly overwhelming at first. This article will provide much helpful information for you to get started on the right path.
Dry skin is a problem for many people, especially during the winter months. To keep skin moisturized, avoid hot water, as this will dry out your skin even further. When taking showers, or washing your face and hands, always use lukewarm water. And remember to apply moisturizer liberally, while the skin is still slightly damp.
One important part of skin care is to recognize your skin’s lifestage, and treat it accordingly. Do you have very young skin? It will be much oilier and more elastic, responding to oil-free treatments. If your skin is over 40, you need to take a gentler approach. If you recognize that you need to deal with both oiliness and dryness, use a combination of gentle soaps and moisturizer.
If you have oily skin, you should exfoliate regularly. Don’t do this though, if you have any breakouts as it could irritate them. Depending on your skin’s needs and the amount of oil it produces, you can do this anywhere from one to three times a week. Check with your dermatologist to see what will work best for you.
Whether your skin tone is light or dark, always use sunscreen on sunny days. Not only does over-exposure to sunlight cause skin cancer, it also ages your skin much faster. If you have an especially light complexion, avoid tanning too much. When you reduce your skin’s exposure to the sun, you will reduce years to your appearance.
Most salon and spa supply stores carry affordable alum blocks, which are small bricks of alum and potassium phosphate that retail for less than five dollars. Use this handy substance as an all-natural underarm deodorant, remedy for small cuts and nicks, or even as an overnight treatment for minor acne blemishes.
Makeup makes you look beautiful during the day, but it could be causing your skin to break out if left on at night. If you are just too tired to wash your face, you could get moistened facial cleansing cloths that make it easy to accomplish that goal. If you do not want to wash your face at night, then it is best to not put makeup on in the morning.
We want to avoid sunburns as much as possible, but we all know that they happen. If you get a sunburn, take an ice-cold shower for thirty seconds to reduce inflammation. Take two Advil to help with the pain and knock down inflammation. Moisturize with aloe vera gel: the cooling sensation will feel great on your tender skin. Finally, avoid sun exposure until the redness goes away to prevent further skin damage. These steps will decrease the longevity of a burn.
If you have very sensitive skin or if you suffer from a skin disease, such as rosacea or eczema, choose a tinted moisturizer instead of a foundation. A tinted moisturizer will do a decent job of covering up any redness or irritation on your skin, without adding to the problem.
In summary, you want to do all that you can to learn about skin care. There is a lot of information available, but we have provided some of the most important tips. Hopefully we have provided you with enough information to not only give you a solid background, but also further spark your interest for becoming an expert in it.