So much time and money can be wasted trying to find the right skin care products that will give you the glowing, youthful skin that everyone wants to have. If you can skip the step of buying products that do not work, you will be able to get the glow a lot quicker. This article should help you do this by giving you some practical and inexpensive tips to follow.
One great way to refresh your skin, especially in the summer, is to use a cotton ball soaked in witch hazel. Witch hazel is a mild herbal-based toner, low in alcohol. It will deal with the oiliness that builds up on your face on a hot summer day, but not in a drying way, and will leave your face feeling cool and refreshed
Much is made of the petite jars of eye-related skin care products. Eye cream is a great example. However, next time you are at the department store cosmetic counter, feel free to walk right by the eye cream. Eye cream is nothing more than moisturizer with a slightly different consistency: ingredient comparisons show that they are basically the same. And unlike moisturizers, eye creams usually have no sun protection factor, which means the skin under your eyes is burning while everywhere else is protected.
Sunscreen, sunscreen, sunscreen. Sun exposure is the number one cause of aging of the skin, and it’s a shame because it’s so easy to prevent. Slather on the sunscreen as soon as you step out of the shower to help it really soak in, put some more on visible areas on your lunch break, and then again when you get home, in that little half-minute break before you get out of the car to go inside. Make sure to refresh throughout the day, because sunscreen wears off. (If you pick a sunscreen that’s also a moisturizer, that’s another bonus!)
Hair removal often comes with an unwanted result: ingrown hairs. After you wax or shave, exfoliate the area with a loofa or an over-the-counter scrub each time you take a shower. Make sure to scrub the skin for at least thirty seconds. Moisturize with aloe vera gel afterward. This will prevent ingrown hairs from forming.
There are many ingredients in most homes that can be used for skin care, such as baking soda. Combine with water to make a pasty substance you can put on pimples, or that you can rub onto dry areas such as knees and elbows. Use baking soda and warm water to cleanse the scalp of product buildup.
Before using a new skincare product all over your body, it is advisable to apply a small amount of the product to a hidden part of your skin first. That way, if an allergic reaction does occur, only a small amount of skin will be damaged. Remember, products that contain natural organic ingredients can still be irritating. Tea tree oil, lavender oil, lemon juice and chamomile often provoke an allergic reaction on sensitive skin.
Drink plenty of water every day to help your skin look its best. Everyone knows that drinking water is good for your health, but it is also good for your skin. If you drink plenty of water your skin will be softer and less prone to rough, scaly patches and other problems.
When it comes to fun in the sun with your baby, remember that less is more. Babies’ skin is thin and delicate, and cannot take either long exposure to the sun or harsh sunblocks. There are brands of baby-friendly sunscreen available, but the safest bet is put a very large hat on your baby and/or buy one of those “baby shelters” you can take to the beach or pool, so they will have place to keep cool and not get burned.
If you are considering plastic surgery, such as a facelift, to get rid of wrinkles or drooping skin, look into microdermabrasion instead. Microdermabrasion carries much less risk than a surgical facelift, but for many women the results are very similar. Microdermabrasion also does not require the long healing times of surgical facelifts.
Take care of your hands especially during the winter. The cold weather can dry out and crack the thin skin on your hands. Wear gloves when going outside and invest in a pair that will keep you nice and warm. To reverse dryness, use a heavy moisturizer and wear cotton gloves to bed to allow the healing to begin.
The skin on your baby’s bottom can be kept healthier if you use a cloth diaper. Cloth diapers offer the skin an opportunity to breathe, and they are free of harsh chemicals that are found in some disposables. Cloth diapers are also often made of natural products, and therefore they feel softer on your baby’s skin.
For taking care of your feet, try using a pumice stone. Pumice stones are made from volcanic rock and used as natural abrasives. Simply soak your feet for about 10 minutes or until the skin is moist and then, rub the stone against the underside of the foot. Dead skin should begin coming off.
To exfoliate your face, take a packet of sugar and rub the it all over your face and neck. The micro-crystals will help to break up the dry skin on your face and make room for new skin to appear. This process will also improve the glow and shimmer of your face when you go out.
The sun can be a damaging force to skin. It produces ultraviolet rays that can cause damage to the skin. Wear a sunscreen lotion with an SPF of at least 15 and has the ability to block UVA and UVB rays. Apply to the skin before entering the sun (at least 20 minutes in advance).
This article was written to help you get the glowing, youthful complexion that everyone wants without having to try a bunch of failed products. Take the information that you have read here and apply it to your daily beauty regiment, and you will love the look of your skin quickly.