Skin care is often overlooked, and as we age the lack of skin care we showed during our youth presents itself. Don’t be amongst those who have to regret not caring for your skin when you get older. Read this article and it will give you some good ideas on how to take care of your skin.
In this day and age, there is no excuse for not wearing sunscreen every time you leave the house. Skin cancers have become so prevalent that every man, woman, and child should be protected, even if they’re only going out for a little while. Fortunately, this choice is made very easy for most women, since most facial moisturizers have SPF 15 sunscreen built in. Others, such as Clinique’s City Block, offer an even higher sun protection factor.
If you wear makeup, you can improve and protect your skin by cleansing your face in two stages. Use a makeup-removing cleanser first, then follow up with a cleanser containing ingredients that will refresh, calm and moisturize your skin. Just make sure that both cleansers are non-comedogenic, non-acnegenic and gentle, since washing twice gives you twice the opportunity to dry out or irritate your skin.
Prolonged use of oral steroids may cause capillaries under the skin’s surface to dilate, which leads to noticeable redness and flushing. Care for your skin during therapy, by adding oatmeal to a warm bath and applying nourishing lotions and creams to your skin that contain chamomile, vitamin K or extract of licorice or lavender.
Taking care of your skin is easy if you follow three simple steps. Cleansing is the first step, and you should choose a cleanser made for your skin type. Next is to use a toner, which tends to shrink pores and removes any cleanser remaining on your face. The third step is to moisturize, but be sure to seal in the moisture, apply it before the toner is completely dry.
If you want to ensure that you look youthful for as long as possible, you should consider quitting smoking or never smoking at all. Smoking causes your skin to look older and contributes to the formation of wrinkles. Smoking narrows blood vessels, depleting vital nutrients from entering your skin.
Although you should normally pick skin care products for your skin type, you may have been buying the wrong products for so long that your skin has become denatured. So, in order to truly know what your skin type is, sometimes you have to go back to square one. Start with a simple routine, a gentle, non-drying cleanser morning and night, toner if your skin is truly oily, and a moisturizer (again, unless you have very oily skin). After a couple of weeks of this normalizing routine, you should be in a much better position to evaluate your true skin type and can buy products that meet your skin’s true needs.
Skin care is actually really simple, and none of the aforementioned tips really take that long at all. In fact it takes longer to destroy your skin by things like sitting in tanning beds! If you are worried about looking good when you get older then follow this advice, and you will be well on your way.