Your complexion can be a fickle thing. One day your skin may be clear and smooth, and the next it may not. Worse still, after a lifetime of ideal skin, you could find yourself in the middle of an uphill battle trying to get back what you have lost! Don’t lose heart! Here are some tips to improve and keep your skin looking its best!
If you have severely dry skin on your hands, it can and should be treated with an antibiotic cream, like you would use on cuts and scrapes. In many cases, extremely dry skin crack open and bleeds. If these cuts are ignored they can become worse – leading to scarring or even an infection. Care for them early by applying an antibiotic cream before applying moisturizer.
Try mixing your own natural skin care items! A teaspoon of sugar and a half teaspoon of olive oil make a delightful sugar scrub for your lips. You can even use this mixture to exfoliate and soften rough skin on your feet, knees and elbows. It’s inexpensive and entirely free of dangerous preservatives.
To keep your skin healthy, don’t smoke. Smoking causes your skin to age and it can cause wrinkles on your face. When smoking it makes the blood vessels in the outer layers of skin more narrow. This decreases the blood flowing in your face and depletes the skin of oxygen and important nutrients, needed for healthy skin.
Hair removal often comes with an unwanted result: ingrown hairs. After you wax or shave, exfoliate the area with a loofa or an over-the-counter scrub each time you take a shower. Make sure to scrub the skin for at least thirty seconds. Moisturize with aloe vera gel afterward. This will prevent ingrown hairs from forming.
To help relieve itchy skin that can happen in winter, keep your skin moisturized. Indoor heat can dry your skin, making the itch worse. Use the lightest moisturizer that gives relief, so that you aren’t feeling greasy and clogging your skin, which can make skin problems worse. Avoid hot baths and showers until the condition improves.
If your skin is not in the best condition, consider using vitamin E. When applied topically vitamin E can soothe dry, rough skin. When taken orally the vitamin is a powerful antioxidant that can neutralize the harmful effects of free radicals, molecules which damage collagen causing dry skin and wrinkles.
Try using apricot oil or almond oil as a make up remover for natural skin care. It will not clog your pores and is an effective and cost efficient product. It also acts as a moisturizer. It is not a harsh chemical and works just as well as any over-the-counter make up remover.
Visit your doctor or see a dermatologist if you notice drastic changes in your skin. If you are already being treated for a skin condition and it has gotten worse or not improved, you should also schedule an appointment. A lot of folks do not take their skin health seriously, and actually end up hurting themselves out of ignorance and apathy.
One of the best things you can do to care for your skin, is to check the label on the products that you buy. The less ingredients they contain, the better they will be for your skin. Try using aloe vera juice, combined with a splash of jojoba oil for a healthy glow.
Now that you have the intel on how to fight the battle for ideal skin, apply what you know. Skin care all comes down to proper maintenance and good daily habits. Keep that up, and not only will your skin’s condition improve, it will stay that way!