Many people have a hard time making the time for proper skin care. Their lives are already busy. They would much prefer to just not think about such superficial things. These same people don’t see that neglecting your skin can not only cause a hit to your self-esteem, it can harm your overall health as well. It is important to be aware of all the things you can do to nurture your skin.
In order to keep your skin at its healthiest and best, always wash off your makeup at night. Wearing makeup overnight can clog your pores, leading to acne breakouts and other embarrassing skin problems. A simple scrub with a pre-moistened wipe can help avoid this issue without taking too much time.
Sometimes, the best thing to do for your skin is nothing at all. Many people, in an attempt to correct one blemish, go so far that their skin becomes quite stressed, and it shows. If your skin is angry, treat it kindly. Seek out the gentlest soaps you can find – or avoid soap altogether if you can (there are several gentle non-soap cleansers such as Cetaphil on the market). Use an oil-free moisturizer to avoid that tight feeling, and give your skin a break!
You always want to be careful if you wear sunglasses or glasses that they are always clean. Bacteria can form on your glasses from makeup or oils on your skin. Then the next time you put on that pair of glasses, that old bacteria will contaminate your clean skin.
In the morning and the night, make sure to wash your entire face and neck very carefully with soap and water. Never put too much pressure on your face as this can lead to excess irritation to your sensitive pores. Pat dry after you are finished and always apply moisturizer after using soap.
After spending the day out in the snow, it’s tempting to go inside for a nice hot bath, but you should avoid having the water too hot. Intense heat from a bath or shower, can break down the lipid barriers in your skin. If your skin has already become dry and itchy, try a lukewarm bath with baking soda or oatmeal, to help to relieve your skin.
Makeup makes you look beautiful during the day, but it could be causing your skin to break out if left on at night. If you are just too tired to wash your face, you could get moistened facial cleansing cloths that make it easy to accomplish that goal. If you do not want to wash your face at night, then it is best to not put makeup on in the morning.
If you suffer from enlarged pores and excessively oily skin, consider cutting down on the amount of alcohol you drink. Research by dermatologists has shown that alcohol consumption in excess of about one drink a day has been linked to increased oil production and larger pores. Excessive alcohol consumption has other health effects as well, so it’s better to be safe and limit your drinking.
For optimal sunscreen protection and good skin care, you need to apply far more sunscreen lotion with each application then you may think. Current estimates are that the average adult needs to apply a full ounce of sunscreen lotion (think standard shot glass!) in order to get the full spectrum of benefits from your sunscreen label. Look for a product with an SPF of 15 or higher and be sure to rub the lotion into your skin thoroughly. Don’t forget to re-apply every few hours if you are still outdoors.
Even though it might be a bit time consuming, try out any and all tips that apply to you. If they help your skin, stick with them. It is more than a little likely that you will have the same skin for the entirety of your lifetime. It is very important to nurture and take proper care of it.