Even if you’re an octogenarian, you need to look after your skin. When you are young, taking care of your skin will make it more resilient as you age. Don’t worry if your skin has already aged a little; taking care of it can reverse the effects of aging. The following tips can help anyone achieve skin health.
Exfoliating is important if there is dead skin on your face that won’t come off with normal washing. You can use an exfoliation glove, a scrub or even white sugar to get the job done. Reduce skin irritation and damage by limiting this procedure to one or two times weekly.
If you have combination skin, you need to address two challenges at once. First you will want to get a handle on the oil production, usually in the “T-zone” extending across your forehead and then vertically down your nose and chin. The second, is to provide enough moisture to the dry areas of your skin, usually your cheeks. You can achieve both goals by assiduously washing with gentle cleansers that will remove excess oil, without stripping your skin completely and then making sure the dry areas of your face are adequately moisturized.
Exfoliating your face is a very important, often missed step, in skin care. Exfoliating scrubs work by removing the dead, top layer of skin, which make your complexion dull. Exfoliate your skin by using a gentle scrub that has tiny grains, big grains will hurt your skin. Exfoliating your skin once a week will keep your skin glowing.
To prevent breakouts of acne, try using facial care products that come in a spray-on applicator. This will keep you from transferring bacteria, oils and potentially irritating substances from your hands to your face while applying things like sunscreen or moisturizer. Having a more bacteria-free face can in turn reduce your chances of developing pimples.
Be sure to use natural products on your skin. Don’t use products that have a long list of ingredients that read like a chemistry book. These are bad for your body and your skin. Some specific chemicals to watch out for are triethanolamine (TEA), diethanolamine (DEA), and monoethanolamine (MEA). All three of these chemicals can be found in many US skin care products, but you should know that they are not allowed in European countries because they have been found to cause cancer!
Use an anti wrinkle cream nightly regardless of your age. The antioxidants found in most anti wrinkle creams will help your skin cells to reproduce and heal overnight while you sleep. Starting this regimen early can offset the beginning of fine lines and wrinkles until later in life.
Don’t compare yourself to people on television that have perfect skin. Everyday we see people with perfect skin using miracle products that are supposed to give you perfect skin. Instead of believing these celebrities, ask your friends or family what products have worked for them and what the results were.
To protect yourself from the sun, you should use sun screen. However, applying sun screen can actually be tricky. If you do not do it properly, you will clog your pores. Use a soft sponge to gently apply the sun screen, and allow it to penetrate your skin instead of staying at the surface.
Using facial cleansers twice a day can be helpful in removing dirt and oils from your skin. There are two types of facial cleansers: lathering and non- lathering. Non- lathering cleansers are lotion based and aid in removing dirt from your face and giving you a healthy complexion. Lathering cleansers should be used carefully as they contain different Ph levels and purchasing a cleanser with a higher Ph level than your skin can actually damage your skin.
Everyone can benefit from taking care of their skin. Taking care of your skin may take time and effort, but every minute you spend pampering your skin is worthwhile. Apply this advice when coming up with your own daily skin care routine.