Sub-optimal skin care can lead to all sorts of nasty outcomes like acne and dry skin. Proper skin care isn’t something that you typically learn in school, so you need to learn proper technique from somewhere. The tips in this article give practical advice for maintaining healthy, vibrant skin.
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.
Avoid tanning booths at all costs. While you may think tanned skin is healthy, it’s really not. Not only that, but the FDA has shown that if you use tanning beds before the age of thirty, you increase your risk for skin cancer by seventy five percent! You’re better off avoiding it and staying healthy.
Wash your face the correct way. Wash your face no more than twice a day to keep it healthy. Over washing and scrubbing can cause your skin to become irritated. The correct way to cleanse your skin is gently massage your face with circular motions, using warm water and a mild 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.
If you have recent superficial acne scars or other dermatological abrasions, your dermatologist may recommend needling them. As the name implies, very tiny needles are used to prick the skin at the dermal level. This causes the skin to react by producing collagen, reducing the appearance of scars.
Your feet deserve the special skin care that your face and body receive. So many people do not think that the bottoms and heels of their feet get rough treatment with every step they take. Moisturize those feet as often as you do the rest of your body.
Make sure you keep your hormones balanced. If you’re experiencing low estrogen levels or low thyroid levels, it can result in thin and dull looking skin. If you think one of these may be the problem with your skin, don’t hesitate to consult a healthcare professional and ask them to check your levels.
Don’t pass up on using sunscreen just because it’s wintertime. Your skin can be just as damaged from a bright but cold December day, as it could on the beach in August. This is even more true if there is snow on the ground, as the glare can reflect even more UV radiation onto your face.
Given the number of environmental hazards to which we subject our skin every day, it is amazing we have skin at all. Beating the environment and keeping skin healthy does require some effort, but it need not be a full time job. The tips you just read are a great starting point for a comprehensive skin care plan.