There are a lot of old wives’ tales, voodoo ideas and myths about taking good care of your skin. If you really want better skin, ignore the special treatments and myths and stick to the proven and practical approaches to improving your skin. This article will give you tips on caring for your skin, the right way.
Gently exfoliate your skin with a natural bristle brush before bathing for great looking skin. You will remove skin that is already dead and help to prevent the chance that skin debris will enter your skin and result in acne. An added benefit is that you will open up your skin, to allow it to release toxins that are released primarily through your skin.
Sometimes, the best thing to do for your skin is nothing at all. Many people, in an attempt to correct one blemish, go so far that their skin becomes quite stressed, and it shows. If your skin is angry, treat it kindly. Seek out the gentlest soaps you can find – or avoid soap altogether if you can (there are several gentle non-soap cleansers such as Cetaphil on the market). Use an oil-free moisturizer to avoid that tight feeling, and give your skin a break!
Try mixing your own natural skin care items! A teaspoon of sugar and a half teaspoon of olive oil make a delightful sugar scrub for your lips. You can even use this mixture to exfoliate and soften rough skin on your feet, knees and elbows. It’s inexpensive and entirely free of dangerous preservatives.
To avoid breakouts or discoloration of your skin, never go to bed with your makeup on. Even oil-free makeup can clog pores and affect the tone and clarity of your skin. If you just do not have the energy to give your face a thorough wash after a long day, then stock up on cleanser cloths. One quick swipe could make all the difference.
Avoid fragrances in your skin care products. Many products contain all sorts of chemicals that companies do not have to disclose due to loopholes in laws governing cosmetics. Fragrances are not required to declare their ingredients, and therefore can have any number of toxic chemical mixtures within their formula.
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.
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 better skin care routine is not about buying expensive products or trying the latest fad that is way out there. You should know that great skin care comes about from understanding how to treat and care for your skin. With the helpful hints from this article, you now have the ability to care for your skin’s health and beauty.