There have been days when you have felt that your skin is simply unmanageable. The good news is that good skin care doesn’t have to use much of your time or be difficult and frustrating. If you follow these basic tips, you will help avoid many skin problems, and delay the natural effects of aging.
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.
One way to reduce acne breakouts is to take burdock root. Burdock can be taken in supplement form or as tea, both of which should be done about three times a day. Burdock root will help purify the blood by removing toxins, which will result in fewer acne breakouts.
One of the most damaging things to human skin is the sun. The sun emits ultraviolet rays that can cause further damage to skin that is already experiencing acne trouble, increasing redness and inflammation. Be sure to wear a sunscreen lotion with an SPF of at least 15 and has the ability to block UVA and UVB rays. Apply to the skin before entering the sun (at least 20 minutes in advance). Before applying, make sure the screen isn’t acne sensitive.
Use a shaving cream or other lubricant when you shave. This goes for both men and women. Shaving is harsh on your skin, with thin metal scraping across it. Failure to use a lather will result in razor burn or possibly ingrown hairs which can be difficult to treat.
One of the best things you can do to slow down your skin’s aging process is to avoid or quit smoking. Smoking decreases the amount of oxygen that can get to your skin cells. It also increases the production of free radicals, which will damage the collagen in your skin.
Reduce your stress to clear up your skin. When you are overstressed, your body releases more stress hormones, such as adrenaline and cortisol. These make your skin more sensitive and prone to breakouts and cold sores. Take steps to reduce your stress, and keep your skin healthier and more radiant.
To help prevent sagging of the delicate skin under the eyes, always pat your face dry instead of rubbing with your towel. Because the skin under your eyes is thinner, vigorous rubbing more easily damages it. A gentle pat should also be used to apply eye cream after cleansing and patting dry.
Cucumbers are great for under eye bags, but they can also be great for your acne. To apply cucumber to your face, you should grate the cucumber. Once the cucumber is grated, apply it to your face. You should allow the cucumber to stay on your face for about 15 minutes. Once the time is up, rinse the cucumber off of your face.
Seek advice from a qualified dermatologist. There are so many at-home treatments out there that it can be a little overwhelming to find what works for you. To get the best results, contact a dermatologist who can work with you to develop a treatment plan that is specialized for your skin.
As you have found, good skin care is not mysterious and will not take over your life. Investing a few minutes a day and making smart choices will go a long way to results that you’ll see and feel. For skin that you will be more proud of, simply follow these easy tips.