With so many environmental pollutants and unhealthy habits, it’s no wonder that millions of people of all ages and backgrounds find themselves constantly battling skin disorders and irritation. Fortunately, the information found in these skin care tips and tricks is sure to offer useful advice on keeping your skin looking and feeling its best.
Don’t be afraid to shop around for the right skin care products. All skin is different, and there are hundreds of products out there to choose from. There is no need to immediately shop for the pricier products. Start with something cheap from your local drug store. If it works, great! If not, keep experimenting.
Many people grow up thinking having a nice dark tan is healthy and beautiful. Well, it’s not. Tanned skin is the first part of skin damage. Tanned skin also doesn’t help protect you from sunburn all that much. Tanning your skin gives you roughly an SPF protection of 2-4, much less than the minimum recommended SPF 15. It’s not worth damaging your skin when it doesn’t do all that much to protect you.
When looking for skin-care products, don’t fall for the age-based skin care marketing. Your skin is your skin, regardless of age. You may be 50 with the oily skin of a 25-year-old or vice versa. If so, you may find yourself buying products far too oily for your skin type, since the makers assume you must be drying out by now, when the last thing your oily 50-year-old face needs is MORE oil. Instead, always know your skin type and monitor that too, because it does change over time. Buy your skin products by skin rather than by age group.
If you have oily skin, don’t use moisturizer. This is the equivalent of using butter and mayonnaise on a sandwich: one is oily enough. On the other hand, you may be oily all over with a few dry areas, generally near the eyes or on the cheeks back near your ears. In that case, apply moisturizer only to the dry areas of your face.
Nutrition and physical health are two of the most important factors in skin care. The wrong foods can have a tremendously negative effect on your skin, as will a lack of proper hydration. You will also find that an exercise regiment will keep your skin vital, flexible and in good health. Remember, skin is one of the most important organs on your body.
If you want proper skin care then you have to make sure you don’t smoke. Smoking contributes to wrinkles and reduces the amount of nutrients in your body that are helpful towards healthy skin, such as vitamin A. If you do happen to smoke and can’t cut the habit then try your best to reduce the amount of smoke you consume, it would be better to quit altogether but any bit helps.
Now that you are more familiar with some effective ways to treat, care for, and protect your skin, you are one step closer to a more healthy and youthful appearance. The advice in this article will undoubtedly leave you with skin that is improved in its appearance, texture, tone, and vitality.