Today there seems to be a million products but few solutions for skin care issues. Aisle upon aisle of expensive and attractively packaged items that may or may not do anything at all, much less meet the promises they make. This article will help you navigate through the confusing world of skin care and endless stream of unnecessary purchases.
Taking care of your skin means starting early and keeping it clean at an early age. Begin watching and washing your pores in your young teens and it will be more beneficial on down the line of life. You can end up with beautiful skin that requires little work, if you take the effort to get the work done while you are young.
Apple cider vinegar can be a natural, and effective, treatment for acne. Use half apple cider vinegar and half water as your toner daily to help your skin maintain the proper pH balance. A proper pH is essential in keeping skin healthy and preventing acne break outs.
Plain nonfat or low-fat yogurt is calcium-rich, which makes it an ideal and affordable skincare treatment. When applied to tight, dry skin, yogurt will impart a soft and silky feeling. It can also be applied to oily skin as a masque; after five minutes, rinsing off the yogurt will also remove excessive oils without stripping the skin.
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.
The sun can cause you to age much quicker. If you avoid the sun during bright hours of the day, you can keep your skin looking healthier longer. By simply avoiding the sun from 10 AM to 4 PM you can prevent your skin from getting excess damage from the sun.
If you are looking to keep your skin looking healthy all the time, then you should limit your bath or shower time. Taking longer baths and showers depletes healthy oils from your skin. Additionally, if you make sure to take warm, instead of hot showers, your skin will retain a fuller brilliance.
After you take a shower or a bath or just wash your face, pat dry with a soft towel. Vigorous rubbing will damage the skin. In addition, leaving a little bit of water on your skin will help keep it from drying out and make it easier to apply an after-shower moisturizer.
Shaving can be very hard on your skin, so if you do so on a regular basis, be sure to minimize the damage you cause. Use shaving cream before you shave, and always use a sharp, clean razor. Shave with the hair rather than against it for the gentlest shave.
People with dry skin should not wash with regular soap. Ditch drying soap and choose a body wash with moisturizer which is stated to be mild to ensure your skin doesn’t end up dry and cracked. When you take a bath, stay away from bubble baths, because the ingredient in the soap can damage your skin. A good alternative is using bath oil or oatmeal body wash that will sooth any dry itchy skin. Apply moisturizer before showering to avoid the drying effects of water.
As you have read, there are real solutions to skin care problems and real answers to your questions about it. Take what you have learned to heart and to practice. Spare yourself the agony of endless spending and trial and error. Be smart about your skin care by staying informed and knowing what works best for you, which you have hopefully learned today!