Skin care is not just about beautification and cosmetic enhancement. Taking care of your skin can improve your overall health and make you feel a lot better about yourself, no matter who you are. The skin is the body’s largest organ, and neglecting it can be downright dangerous. Here are a few quick tips to help you treat your skin better:
Many cosmetic companies market extra-expensive “night creams” in beautiful tiny jars. If you want the benefits of moisturizing while you sleep, save yourself some money and use a bit of the regular day cream around the skin of your eye area that you would normally use. The moisturizing benefits are the same, but your wallet will notice the difference.
If you have oily skin, you should exfoliate regularly. Don’t do this though, if you have any breakouts as it could irritate them. Depending on your skin’s needs and the amount of oil it produces, you can do this anywhere from one to three times a week. Check with your dermatologist to see what will work best for you.
It is important to purge the dead skin cells and excess debris that may form on your face while you are outside. Relaxing in a sauna, steam room or hot tub for twenty minutes can open your pores and let in oxygen, improving the way that you feel and look.
If you have combination skin, then your skin-care regimen could be difficult to tailor to your skin type. Combination skin is best combatted with exfoliation, along with gentle oil control in the areas where the skin is oilier and with moisturizers on the drier patches to maintain an even, healthy skin tone.
You may be one of the millions of women who experience facial redness, either from weather or due to conditions, such as, rosacea. Control redness in your skin by first, lightly applying one of the color-correcting, under-foundation products. Usually available in a very pale green color, these color correctors visually balance the redness in your face, so that by the time your foundation goes on, your skin tone looks more normalized.
If you smoke, quit. Aside from all the other major risks associated with smoking, it can also cause wrinkles and make you look older. Blood flow to the outer layers of skin is reduced in smokers, which cuts off the supply of vital nutrients, like oxygen and vitamin A. Moreover, smoking reduces the skin’s elasticity and makes it more prone to stretching and sagging from the repeated expressions, made while smoking.
Apply your sunscreen with a sponge. Wearing sunscreen is very important when it comes to taking proper care of your skin. Some people neglect to put it on as often as they should because they do not like the feel of it. If you find sunscreen to be greasy and uncomfortable, try applying it with a sponge instead.
Shaving your legs and bikini line can leave unsightly bumps on your skin. After shaving, quickly run cold water over your legs to close the pores and liberally moisturize after. Without proper care, your legs will appear red and bumpy with infected hair follicles. Another great way to take preventative care is to use body oil instead of moisturizer after you’re done shaving.
You can experience the full benefits of the antioxidant, Vitamin C, with a simple home remedy. Take an orange, and squeeze some juice into a container. Dip a cotton ball into the juice, and dab it on your face. Leave the juice on your face, and it will quickly evaporate, leaving you with a healthy glow.
Even a little bit of skin care can go a long way. When you pay a little bit of attention to your skin’s health, it will reward you many times over. Besides improving your overall health, taking care of your skin will keep you looking younger and healthier for years to come.