No one ever sits us down in life or in school and says “OK, here is what you need to know about treating your skin well and keeping it looking well over the course of your life.” If they did, we would all be better looking. So, here is the advice that you have been waiting for.
Avoid scratching dry skin. Though it might itch, scratching dry skin only exacerbates the problem. Apply lotion to moisturize the area. If necessary, you can even apply anti-itch creams that are specially formulated for dry skin. Applying products containing shea butter to dry patches of skin can also do wonders.
To keep your youthful glow exfoliate your skin daily with a wash cloth or other textured cloth. In addition you should exfoliate with a sea sponge or exfoliating cleanser once a week. Removing the old, dead skin cells from the top layer of your skin allows the new, softer skin cells underneath to be seen.
In the winter, you will notice that the air is very cold and dry, making moisturizing integral to your routine. Moisturizing your face reduces the formation of dry skin cells, which can clog your pores and cause cysts and lesions. Additionally, moisturizer improves flexibility of your face, so that you are comfortable during the day.
You can treat your skin to an indulgent treatment using your favorite sweet confection: chocolate. This has risen in popularity recently as a great new skin treatment. Chocolate contains cocoa butter that softens skin, contains antioxidants for healthier skin, and caffeine for revitalizing the skin. Chocolate is available in various scrubs, masks, creams, lotions, and much more.
In the cold months you should use a humidifier, especially if you have central heat. Central heating systems push out hot, dry air through out the building. This air can damage and dry out your skin. Using a humidifier can add moisture in the air, help you breathe better, and keep your skin from drying out.
Oftentimes, skin care problems are caused by the very same products we buy to deal with other skin care issues. Do you really need to slather that heavy facial cream on every day if it ends up clogging your pores and causing chronic oiliness? If you use a heavy foundation day after day, you set yourself up for breakouts. You should be thinking long-term about what you’re putting on your face and whether it’s actually setting you up for more problems down the road.
If you have serious skin problems like psoriasis or eczema then you should make sure that you carry your prescriptions with you at all times. These sorts of skin problems tend to flare up in the winter when the air is drier so it is important that you take you medicine around with you.
If you are worried about the effects of the sun, pick up some pomegranate supplements. Pomegranate has been found to increase your skin’s natural ability to provide protection from the sun, by up to 25%. Make sure you do not skip your daily sunscreen. The more protection your face gets, the better.
Be sure to use plenty of the right kind of sunscreen before going outside if you want to take proper care of your skin. Put it on a half hour before you go outside and reapply it every two hours. If you sweat heavily or get wet, you should reapply it more frequently.
Advice is just a suggestion. The tips and suggestions written here in this article are for you to take that knowledge and start implementing it into your own skin care regimen. This is the advice you were waiting for since you were younger. Keep your skin healthy and it will serve you well for the rest of your life.