Personal Hygiene and Care

Personal Hygiene and Care

Skin Care: An Overlooked Step In Combating Problem Skin

Whether you believe it or not, you are beautiful!! We all get dismayed to wake up to a giant pimple in the middle of our forehead, but there are so many ways to prevent this from happening. There are also preventative measures that can be taken to avoid these mishaps. This article will address these tips.

To combat dry skin problems, eat more foods containing omega-3 fatty acids. Dry, scaly skin is sometimes a symptom of fatty acid deficiency, as these essential nutrients keep your skin moist. They also reduce inflammation which keeps blemishes from getting out of hand. Foods containing omega-3 fatty acids include walnuts, flax seeds, and fish like tuna and salmon.

If you have problems with enlarged, empty pores, apply a small amount of milk of magnesia over the affected areas. This helps by absorbing excessive oil and creating a smooth surface over which you can apply your foundation. For an enhanced matte effect, apply an oil-absorbing toner after the milk of magnesia and before applying foundation.

Always test out skin care products before you apply them to your face. Oftentimes people apply them only to find out later that they are heavily allergic to something. Take a small sample and put some of the product on a small area of your face or the back of your wrist for testing. If you’re allergic to something, you will find out within minutes as your skin turns red or itches.

If you work out, try to limit the amount of jarring exercise that you do. Things like running and jumping can be bad for your skin. Jarring exercises can lead to weakening of the collagen, which will result in your skin sagging. While the occasional high-impact exercise is okay, you should also consider exercises, such as cycling, that can be less damaging to your skin.

If you are worried about the effects of the sun, pick up some pomegranate supplements. Pomegranate has been found to increase your skin’s natural ability to provide protection from the sun, by up to 25%. Make sure you do not skip your daily sunscreen. The more protection your face gets, the better.

If you are out in the sun too often, you will damage your skin and perhaps cause skin cancer. To avoid these problems, make sure you’re covered up. You should put on sunscreen if your skin is going to be exposed.

The sun can be a damaging force to skin. It produces ultraviolet rays that can cause damage to the skin. Wear a sunscreen lotion with an SPF of at least 15 and has the ability to block UVA and UVB rays. Apply to the skin before entering the sun (at least 20 minutes in advance).

We can’t prevent every blemish but we can all fight against them. Taking care of your skin is easy and takes up virtually no time. Having healthy skin is a key to feeling beautiful inside and out and it costs almost no money to achieve this. Relax and enjoy the skin you’re in!

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