Taking proper care of your skin is vitally important. You are going to be wearing it for the rest of your life. Plus if you don’t take care of your skin it will become wrinkled, dry, and leathery and make you look much older than you are. Taking care of your skin doesn’t have to be difficult or expensive. There are a number of things you can do on a daily basis to keep your skin smooth, supple, and young-looking. The following are a few simple actions that can help to keep your skin healthy.
Just because a product is touted as the greatest thing ever doesn’t mean it will work for you. Products made for dry skin won’t work for people with oily skin. Check the label to see if specific skincare products are designed for your skin type before using them.
The skin on your face is thinner and more sensitive than the skin elsewhere on your body. If you use the wrong kind of cream on your face it may not give you the protection and nutrients your skin needs.
Using the wrong type of skin cleanser, particularly on your face, can do serious damage. Whether you are removing make-up or dirt and grime, make sure that you use a gentle skin cleanser that is pH-neutral to help maintain your skin’s natural balance.
Exfoliating once or twice weekly is essential. It is also very important to use a pH-neutral exfoliation product which will clean and smoothen the skin while helping to maintain its natural balance. Using a Clarisonic cleansing brush can also help.
Moisturizing Is Essential
The dermis is 70% water while the water content of the epidermis is 15%. Moisturizing the skin daily, using a moisturizing mask, and a moisturizer which helps to maintain the balance between natural oils and water, can keep your skin supple and looking and feeling good.
Many people wear makeup every day. Wearing the wrong type of makeup can damage your skin and cause allergic reactions. Choose a hypoallergenic makeup that is specially formulated for the sensitive skin around the eyes and other delicate parts of the face.
The suns UV rays can do serious damage to the skin. It is important to protect you skin by using sunscreen with SPF 15 or higher and one or more of the following ingredients: oxybenzone, sulisobenzone, ecamsule, avobenzone, zinc oxide, and titanium dioxide. Together they help reduce the sun’s harmful effects and stops the skin from ageing prematurely.
What you put into your body also impacts your skin. Therefore if you want to keep your skin looking good and being supple, drink lots of water, eat 20 to 40 grams of fiber daily, be sure to eat your essential fatty acids, get plenty of exercise, and adequate rest. And be sure to exfoliate with a Clarisonic cleansing brush.