A Clear Complexion Can Be Yours

 

 

It always seems that as soon as you get dressed up, hair done and ready to go out on the town, you take one last look in the mirror and notice it: A ZIT. Fear not, zit hater, for we have some excellent skin care tips for you, to make sure your skin stays buttery smooth all the time!

Some lotions and moisturizers can actually be responsible for making your skin condition worse! The key is to be aware of your individual skin type and only use lotions or oils that are specifically tailored towards your needs. Know how oily or dry your skin can get and make your choices based on that information.

For beautiful, magazine-model skin, skip those extra alcoholic drinks. Research shows that drinking more than one beer, glass of wine, or cocktail per day can increase your skin’s oiliness and make your pores look larger. Plus, drinking too much alcohol can dehydrate you, causing skin flakiness. Additionally, alcohol’s ability to dilate blood vessels will increase redness.

Steer clear of skin care products that contain Triethanolamine (TEA). This chemical is sometimes added to cosmetic products to alter the pH of the product. TEA is known to cause allergic reactions on sensitive skin, such as that found around the eyes. TEA can be absorbed by the skin. Continued use of products containing TEA will result in a buildup in the blood stream negatively impacting your health and your skin.

If you have sensitive skin, be careful when trying out new products. No matter what skin type you do have, sensitivity can also be a factor. Pay attention when buying skin care products, and check labels to make sure there’s no ingredients that you know aggravate your skin. If you’re not sure, buy products specifically designed for sensitive skin.

Always use a sunscreen, especially when using anti-aging products. Most anti-aging creams don’t have a SPF in them, and as we all know, unprotected skin exposure creates wrinkles, and also puts you at risk for many UV related diseases, such as skin cancer. The lighter your skin tone, the higher a SPF you want to use.

In the cold months you should use a humidifier, especially if you have central heat. Central heating systems push out hot, dry air through out the building. This air can damage and dry out your skin. Using a humidifier can add moisture in the air, help you breathe better, and keep your skin from drying out.

A simple tissue can tell you what type of skin you have. If you are unsure of your skin type, take a tissue, unfold it, and press it to your face. If you see oil on the tissue in the areas of the forehead, nose, and cheeks – you have oily skin. If it only shows oil on the forehead and nose, you have combination skin. No oil means you have normal or dry skin. If your skin feels taught, it is likely on the dry side.

Getting rid of acne and attaining that glowing skin you’ve always wanted, comes down to proper skin care and techniques that will work for your individual skin type. Now that you’ve been properly educated on some different skin care techniques that can bust those problem zits, you can go ahead and enjoy your night out!