Skin care is one of the most important aspects to healthy looking and feeling skin. Just as taking care of a car is important to prevent breakdowns, follow great skin care steps in your daily routine to prevent too many wrinkles from forming.
Improper skin care is one of the leading causes of premature aging. Unfortunately, many people start using poor skin care habits in their twenties — or even earlier. But you can control your skin’s health as long as you take care of it today!
Taking care of your skin as an adult is just as important as when you were younger. If you’re worried about your dry, unprotected skin then read on to learn why you need skin care products and what kind are best for you.
The following are the best tips that can help you to get clear skin:
Changing your sleeping routine for good skin
Sleep is important for the average person, and it’s even more important if you have bad skin. You can have the best skin possible if you start improving your sleeping habits. We all know how important it is to have a good skin care routine. The problem is most people don’t have time to spend on it and stick to the bare minimum. I’ve researched a lot of routines and eventually came up with my own — one that’s easy to control, doesn’t take a long time to do, and has been working wonderfully for me so far.
Cleanse your skin correctly and regularly
Regular skin cleansing is important for all skin types, but it’s vital to those with oily or combination skin. This skin type needs to be cleansed regularly in order to keep shine, grease and acne at bay, while preventing future breakouts. We all know that you should cleanse your skin correctly before applying skincare. But I’m here to tell you that it’s not just about washing your face with water or even a cleanser. It will depend on many different factors such as the time of the day, your pH and lifestyle. Brushes, sponges and gauze are commonly used to apply the skincare products and they can be harmful.
Exfoliate as needed
Skin exfoliation is an excellent way of improving the overall condition of your skin. Regular exfoliating can help to improve your complexion, reduce fine lines and wrinkles and also improve skin tone. There are a number of different ways of carrying out exfoliating but all will help to rejuvenate your skin.
Exfoliating contributes to a number of great results: smoother, softer, clearer and healthier-looking skin. One somewhat common myth around exfoliation is that it can cause skin damage or increased aging to the skin. While this happens to be a myth, there can actually be some minor side effects that occur. This is known as the Peeling Phase where it can slightly increase some of the above mentioned side effects.
Dry off after washing your face
After washing your face, it is always important to dry off. Drying off is part of a healthy skin care routine and can help you to prevent oil build-up caused by a buildup of excess dirt, grime and dead skin cells.
People tend to use their hands when they wash their face, but your face towel should be the first thing you reach out to after rinsing your face. Washing your face is a necessary evil and sometimes, after soaping away dirt and germs, all you want to do is wipe and go. But, you can’t. The facial-washing ritual demands that you give yourself a pat-dry or else.
Avoid harsh skin care products
Skin care is an important aspect of our daily lives, but for many of us it can be hard to take the first step and begin to take care of our skin. Cleaning your skin with harsh chemicals and products that leave you red and burning is just not in most people’s minds. However, if you are tired of the way your skin looks, feels and want to rid yourself of those fine lines that seem to be coming earlier each year, it might be time to seek out natural or organic products that will help you achieve soft, smooth and beautiful looking skin.
Harsh soap, abrasive exfoliants, and alcohol-laden toners pummel your delicate facial skin daily – and not in a good way. Instead of preventing breakouts, they cause them. Worse yet, harsh products damage sebaceous glands, reduce oil discharge from the scalp, dry out body skin, alter skin pH balance, cause premature aging of most tissues, stimulate the production of destructive enzymes in the dermis layer (deepest layer of skin), plus induce acne.
Wear sunscreen daily
Did you know that if you spend just 15 minutes a day in the sun without wearing sunscreen, your risk of skin cancer and early skin aging doubles? Even if the sun isn’t shining brightly, I can bet that your shadow is. With a little planning, you can make sure your daily activities keep you safe from harmful UV exposure.
According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, 1 in 5 Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime. Between 1950 and 2010, the incidence of melanoma increased by 75%. Even more disturbing are the forecast statistics: In 2010, 68,110 new cases of melanoma will be diagnosed and 9,480 people will die from this disease. That’s a significant amount of skin cancers today and even more tomorrow.
Use ice cubes to tighten pores after cleansing
Use ice cubes to tighten skin pores after cleansing.Ice cubes not only provide refreshment for the lungs but also are a useful tool for skin tightening and anti-aging. Ice cube can help to tighten up pores after cleansing the face. When placed on the face, the ice cube will suck out the impurities from your pores, making the face clearer and brighter.
Skin pores can look noticeable on the face when they are clogged. In order to treat and tighten pores on the face, you can use ice cubes for a DIY home treatment. This way of pore tightening is more safe than skin needling or having chemicals injected into your skin. There are two ways to get this done: one is after cleansing and the other is with lukewarm water.
Minimize touching and picking your skin
Have you ever looked at someone’s skin and wondered what the heck happened to it? Most likely, it is because they touch or pick their pimples. This practice is known as acne excoriée and has been shown to cause a lot of damage to the skin. Luckily, there are some uncomplicated ways to stop touching and picking your pimples.
Skin-picking disorder is often referred to as dermatillomania, but whatever you call it, it can mean a serious disruption in your life. Just like many people indulge in the occasional chocolate-cake-and-ice-cream binge or skip workouts because they feel too tired, skin pickers tend to get carried away with their thoughts and actions.
Use topical acne treatments with care
Acne is a common skin condition that can become severe if left untreated. Acne medications with ingredients to clear your skin must be used effectively to ensure that the bacteria causing acne are killed. If not, it will only worsen the appearance of acne and cause more damage to your skin.
Acne is a common condition that we all experience, in one form or another. Acne affects people of all ages, but it tends to strike during the teenage years and is often seen as a rite of passage into adulthood. It can be embarrassing and emotionally damaging when you are experiencing a face full of acne.