Good skin care practices are very important. It doesn’t have to be a huge chore, but you do need to have a consistent routine. Use the tips in this article to learn how and why to increase the health of your skin. The time you put into reading this, will not be wasted.
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.
Try to avoid roughly drying your face with a towel. Your facial skin is very delicate and this can also strip away any mositure that it obtained through bathing. You need to dry your face gently. Do this by taking your towel and dabbing it gently on your face to help it retain some post-bath moisture.
Use a humidifier in winter to avoid dry skin. When homes and offices have the furnaces going in the cold winter months, the air inside becomes very dry and can suck the moisture right out of your skin. To combat this, use a humidifier in your home when the heater is on to replace lost moisture in the air.
If you are a man and tired of the burning and stinging of aftershaves, maybe you should try a balm instead. Aftershaves contain alcohol, which really sting if you happen to have nicks or cuts caused by shaving. You should opt for a balm that does not contain alcohol so that it soothes and heals your skin.
Before going to sleep, clean up your face from any trace of make-up. Apply a moisturizer a few hours before going to bed so that it has time to penetrate your skin and will not clog your pores while you rest on your pillow. Apply lip balm and hand cream before going to bed.
Use a natural facial mask every other week. A facial mask can help in eliminating dead, flaky skin from your face. It deep cleans your face of impurities that can clog your pores and cause acne. It can also improve the texture of your skin while giving a boost to the circulation.
Apply your products to damp skin in order to maximize absorbency and effectiveness. When you just step out of the shower (or steam room), your skin is more absorbent and sponge-like than it is when it is dry. However, there is one exception. Do not apply sunscreen with a mineral-base to damp skin. You will get uneven coverage.
To ensure the healthiest skin all over your body, limit the amount of time you spend in the shower or bath. Hot water is a drying agent, removing healing oils from your skin. Instead, bathe in warm water, use a moisturizing soap, and get out of the water as soon as you are clean.
If you are a man that suffers from rosacea, consider making the switch to an electric razor. If you must use a manual razor, be sure the blades are fresh and sharp. Dull razor blades will cause irritation of the skin and can therefore exacerbate the symptoms of rosacea.
As stated above, a good skin care routine is essential. A consistent routine of good skin care habits is easy to learn with the tips in this article. A skin care routine will increase the health of your skin. Spend some time on it and you will glow with health!