Personal Hygiene and Care

Personal Hygiene and Care

Mirror, Mirror: Tips For Totally Enviable Skin

If you’re one of those people that’s starting to recognize that taking care of your skin is hard to do properly, then you’re in the right place. What you have to remember about proper skin care is that is about how much you know, so always be on the lookout for more information and you should be fine.

A good tip for skin care is to limit your exposure to sunlight. By limiting your exposure to the sun, you lower your chances of getting skin cancer, and your skin won’t age as fast. Overexposure to sunlight causes free radical damage to the skin cells which results in premature aging of the skin.

In the last few months of pregnancy and immediately after, many women suffer from unsightly broken capillaries on the face. Dab on a small amount of rose oil once or twice daily to affected areas. Rose oil reduces the redness by constricting small blood vessels just beneath the surface of the skin.

If your skin is not in the best condition, consider using vitamin E. When applied topically vitamin E can soothe dry, rough skin. When taken orally the vitamin is a powerful antioxidant that can neutralize the harmful effects of free radicals, molecules which damage collagen causing dry skin and wrinkles.

A simple tissue can tell you what type of skin you have. If you are unsure of your skin type, take a tissue, unfold it, and press it to your face. If you see oil on the tissue in the areas of the forehead, nose, and cheeks – you have oily skin. If it only shows oil on the forehead and nose, you have combination skin. No oil means you have normal or dry skin. If your skin feels taught, it is likely on the dry side.

If you really want to have healthy skin, you have to stop smoking all together. If you continue to smoke, the smoke from your cigarette will dry out your lips and eventually your skin. Research also shows that smoking will eventually make your skin look older and age.

To protect your skin from sun damage you should always wear sunscreen of SPF 15 or higher when spending time outside, especially between the hours of 10AM and 4PM. Wearing sunscreen protects your skin from harmful UVA and UVB rays that can lead to wrinkles, age spots, rough skin, or even skin cancer.

If you are tailoring your skin care techniques for maximum anti-aging results, do not underestimate the power of a healthy diet. This aspect is more important than any amount of creams or lotions. Eat a well balanced diet laden with fruits and vegetables. Renew your skin from the inside out.

With all of the knowledge you have just gained about proper skin care, you should have a better idea of how you want to take care of your skin. Remember that you should be applying this information as much as you can. It’s the only way you’re going to notice any change.

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