Skin Care Tips For A Radiant You
Your face is what you show to the world, and your skin has to look good or you won't be at your best. It's important to care for your skin to ensure that it has a healthy glow. Here are some tips about skin care that will keep you looking amazing!
Tip #1: Always use a toner after washing your face. A toner will remove any dirt left on your face that you missed when washing and it will also remove any remaining face cleanser residue which could irritate your skin if left in contact with it for a long period of time.
Tip #2: Did you know that oily skin holds smells more effectively? This doesn't mean skipping that shower is a great idea. However, it does mean that adding a quick dab of petroleum jelly to wrists before applying fragrances will help them last all day. Keep a small roller-ball of your favorite scent in your bag for quick touch-ups.
Tip #3: If you wear a lot of cosmetics, cleansing your face twice, can leave your skin clean and fresh. First, use a gentle cleanser that is specifically manufactured for cosmetic removal. After you rinse, follow up with a more soothing and hydrating cleanser, to make sure all residue from the makeup and previous cleanser are removed.
Exfoliate at least three times a week to keep your face in top shape. Try a scrub that is made especially for the face. If your skin is sensitive, look for a moisturizing exfoliant. Exfoliating has a number of benefits, including unclogging pores and washing away dead skin. The more you exfoliate, the more radiant you will look.
Tip #4: Stay away from hot baths; they can damage your skin. Hot water destroys the lipid barriers in your skin, drying it out. Use warm water, and don't stay in the shower very long. Particularly in the winter months, this technique can help save your skin from cracking and itching.
If you are trying to keep your skin soft and supple during the winter months when skin tends to dry out take a warm shower instead of an overly hot one! Showers that are too hot can leach the moisture out of your skin and increase the dry feeling of your winter skin.
Tip #5: During the spring and summer, try to get out of the house to get fresh air and sun as often as possible. This will give your skin the ability to take in clean oxygen and vitamin D that the sun produces. These will both do wonders for your skin and reduce the irritation that you feel from acne.
Tip #6: When caring for your skin, do not forget about your lips. Although many people are careful to apply facial sunscreen in an effort to avoid wrinkles, many times people neglect to apply a sun protecting balm to their lips. When skin cancer originates on the lips, it is extremely aggressive. So next time you go out remember to protect your lips from the sun.
The skin on your whole body needs to be cared for, so many of these tips can and should be used all over. Keep yourself feeling smooth and soft, and looking younger, to help your self-esteem. If you look great, and feel great, then you can do absolutely anything in life!