While it is no secret – your skin is the single largest organ in your body – sometimes it can be extremely difficult to keep it looking and feeling its absolute best! Whether you are seeking skin care advice for skin disorders, protection, or cosmetic purposes, the following tips and tricks are an excellent starting point.
One important part of skin care is to recognize your skin’s lifestage, and treat it accordingly. Do you have very young skin? It will be much oilier and more elastic, responding to oil-free treatments. If your skin is over 40, you need to take a gentler approach. If you recognize that you need to deal with both oiliness and dryness, use a combination of gentle soaps and moisturizer.
You should apply a moisturizer to the skin after washing and toning. Moisturizers are lotions that lessen wrinkles, soften skin, and reduce dryness. Different skin types require different moisturizers. A person with oily skin should use a gel based moisturizer. A person with drier skin should use a cream or lotion based moisturizer.
If your skin is looking unhealthy then consider taking zinc supplements or eating more foods high in zinc such as oysters. The mineral zinc helps to maintain elastic fibers and collagen which give skin its firmness and prevent wrinkles. Zinc also contributes to the healing of cuts and bruises on the skin’s surface.
If you have rosacea, you should figure out what are the triggers that cause you to have red, flushed skin. Every person’s triggers for rosacea are somewhat different, although there are some that almost everyone with rosacea will recognize: red wine, hot water, and exposure to wind and cold.
Always shower and wash your face before bed. Your bed and its linens are a surprisingly significant factor in good skin care. Oil, dirt and debris, rub off of your skin and onto your sheets and pillows, where they can transfer back onto your body while you sleep. Minimize this risk by always sleeping in fresh linens, after you have showered.
Dark spots from sun damage or acne scarring can make your skin appear older. Eliminate these by using a daily cream made especially for fading spots. Products that contain hydroquinone will make the biggest impact on clearing up your skin. Apply the product twice a day after washing your face, and you will start to see results in four weeks.
If you have chapped lips and use lip balm, make sure this is washed off at the end of the day when you go to bed. Lip balm usually contains mineral oil, which can lead to acne if it runs on your face overnight. Wash your full face, including your lips before bedtime.
Use the tissue test, if you have trouble determining what type of skin you have. The test consists of taking a thin tissue and laying it on your face immediately after you wake up. Let is sit for a few moments and evaluate the location of or lack of oil on the tissue.
Don’t let poor skin care take over your skin, use the information you have obtained from this article and do whatever is necessary to make sure that you have properly cared for you skin at the end of every day. Happy skin leads to a happy mind and a happy body.