While it is no secret – your skin is the single largest organ in your body – sometimes it can be extremely difficult to keep it looking and feeling its absolute best! Whether you are seeking skin care advice for skin disorders, protection, or cosmetic purposes, the following tips and tricks are an excellent starting point.
A good tip for maintaining your skin is to quit smoking. Smoking causes lines to develop around the upper lip, eyes, forehead, and cheeks. Smokers develop more wrinkles and have much dryer skin than people that don’t smoke. Smoker’s lines are much deeper than normal wrinkles.
While regular bar soaps can work very well on your body, try to avoid using them when washing your face. Bar soaps can irritate and dry out the sensitive skin there. Instead use facial soaps that are meant for such use. This will leave your skin better moisturized and clearer.
It is extremely vital to practice proper hygiene during the course of the day. If you are dirty, take a shower when you get home and never go to sleep with dirt on your face. Also, if you are a girl, wash off your face and eye makeup every night when you get home from school or work.
If your skin is oily, sensitive, or prone to breakouts, do away with bar soaps and bar cleansers. Instead, look for cleansers that are dispensed in pump or spray bottles. The moist, exposed surface of bar soaps, combined with the humidity of an enclosed bathroom, encourages the growth of acne-causing bacteria.
Your skin needs to be protected from UVA and UVB rays to keep it in the best possible condition and protected from sun damage. You should always opt for a broad spectrum coverage formula for the best protection. One with at least an SPF of 15 is recommended and should be applied every two hours. Remember, sun screen should not be kept longer than a year.
A wonderful and inexpensive facial mask for your skin can be made with warmed honey and a small amount of lemon juice. Stir in enough juice so that the honey is still thick enough to spread. Spread on your face (avoiding the eye area). Wash off gently after it dries. Honey has fantastic skin-softening qualities and the lemon will brighten your skin.
Finding the right product for your skin type is a very important factor in making your skin look nice and healthy. If you have dry skin, you would not want to use products that were designed for oily skin. Make sure you research what the products you use are for, and your skin will thank you for it.
So many skin care products are available now, making outrageous claims to turn back time, prevent wrinkles, and restore the fountain of youth. The truth is that wrinkles are a part of getting older. You should expect them in your skin. Heck, you’ve earned them! Dermabrasion can minimize their appearance, or you can trowel on thick, cakey makeups that plaster over them, but sooner or later, wrinkles are going to be on your face from here on out. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t take steps when you’re younger to prevent them appearing prematurely. Staying out of the sun when you’re young, treating your skin gently when washing, and regular moisturizing are probably the three best ways for your wrinkles to be earned gracefully when they do finally appear.
Now that you are more familiar with some of the tips and tricks used to protect, maintain, and improve the texture, tone, and appearance of your skin, apply this information to your daily skin care regimen. Take good care of your skin! Someone has to look out for your largest organ! Your time and effort, doing so, will be well spent!