Get Better Looking Skin With These Tips
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First and foremost, your skin is a very delicate organ which requires special attention if you want to maintain its radiance and youthfulness. Identifying what type of skin you have is the first step, since oily skin does not require the same type of products and care that dry skin does. Many people have combination skin so finding products which are appropriate, or even changing routines/ products with seasons may be necessary. Take some time to really examine your skin type so you can properly determine what products are useful, and which are not.
Exfoliation is Paramount
We all know how important exfoliation is for your skin. It removes excess dirt while cleansing deep into your pores, allowing cell regeneration to occur. There are different exfoliating products used for your body versus your face. The skin on your face is very delicate and requires a gentle product to prevent damage and abrasions from occurring. Beauty 360 Illuminating Facial Cleanser is a fantastic daily exfoliator because it is formulated to be gentle on your skin while evening out your skin tone. It can be purchased on CVS.com for $4.89 and will last quite a while. You really don’t need to use a lot if it is being worked over with a specific facial exfoliating brush.
Opt for Hypoallergenic Products
To avoid the risk of allergies from products not suitable for your skin, look for hypoallergenic alternatives. They are generally dermatologist tested and prevent further skin damage for those who are unsure about certain ingredients. If you are worried your skin may react to a new product, look for one that is hypoallergenic to reduce your risk. The product will indicate whether it is hypoallergenic on the label and should not be difficult to find.
Take Care Around Delicate Areas
To avoid wrinkles, loss of elasticity or further damage to your skin, take care when working around your eyes, lips, etc. There are many area-specific products available which are usually more suited to those sensitive parts of your face. Eye cream should be applied rather than general face cream as it will contain ingredients which are suitable for the skin as well as the possibility of getting some into your eyes. Spend the extra money on these particular products as it makes a huge difference. Always be mindful when you are washing your face, as well as working within those areas to be extra careful you are not stretching, rubbing or irritating the area. Using something like Equate Beauty Strikingly Unique Moisturizing Lotion for your eye areas is great because keeps the delicate skin moisturized, minimizing wrinkles and dryness while being safe for all skin types. This product is also hypoallergenic. You can pick up the lotion from Walmart.com for $3.98, or add it to your wish list.
Most of us have a specific facial cleansing routine we perform every day to keep our skin refreshed and clean. The routine has likely changed from year to year as more effective products are discovered or our skin type requires product rotation. Many times we apply various products which may require extra cleansing steps, such as makeup application. If you wear makeup, you likely have a specific makeup remover cream/balm. These are usually gentle on the eyes, yet effective at removing dirt, oil and makeup from your face before washing. I can’t stress the importance of removing your makeup every single night. Your skin needs time to breathe and regenerate without being suffocated with layers of cosmetics. If you’ve fallen asleep with makeup before you know the feeling of dry eyes, oily/dry skin and needing access to a sink immediately. Forgetting every once in a while is not a big deal but do not make this a habit. Studio 35 Witch Hazel Toner/Cleanser can easily be incorporated into your routine, helping to remind you that it’s time to remove any makeup before bed. It’s available on Walgreens.com and comes in a 16 fl.oz container. A little goes a long way.
Moisturizing is Essential
The dermis is made up of 70% water and the epidermis is about 15%. In order to keep the skin well moisturized, it is important to choose daily moisturizing skin care products that balance the level of water within the skin. It is also important to choose a moisturizer which is specific to your skin type as well as being hypoallergenic. Moisturizer is the last line of defense against the environment and cosmetics so make sure to find one that works best for you. This may take some experimenting but it is well worth it.
Minimize External Damaging Impacts
There are certain things which are out of our control (I won’t mention here) that can negatively impact your health AND skin. Have the power to change what you can. Avoid smoke, extreme temperature variations, heavy pollution, stress, etc. if you can. It really only has negative effects on you and promotes premature aging as well as poor skin conditions. Try to find skincare products which can protect you from these elements, and make sure you apply them before you leave the house. Do whatever you can to take care of yourself now, you’ll be happy you did later down the road.
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