Your skin is the first part of you that meets the rest of the world and the first thing that people see, so be sure to make a great impression by taking care of it. By using all these easy tips in the article, you should be able to keep your skin healthy.
Make sure to eliminate all the stress from your life that you can. Excess stress can sometimes show up in the form of skin problems. Getting complexion problems under control may simply be a matter of reducing emotional or environmental stress. As an added benefit, it will improve other aspects of your life too.
If you have severely dry skin on your hands, it can and should be treated with an antibiotic cream, like you would use on cuts and scrapes. In many cases, extremely dry skin crack open and bleeds. If these cuts are ignored they can become worse – leading to scarring or even an infection. Care for them early by applying an antibiotic cream before applying moisturizer.
For the guys out there, always use an aftershave with witch hazel when you are finished shaving. Witch hazel is amazing for preventing blemishes caused by razors or shaving-associated acne. Aftershave with witch hazel as an ingredient will ensure that the pores that are wide open from shaving do not become clogged!
For extra soft and moisturized skin, spritz your body and face with a water bottle before moisturizing your skin with alcohol-free lotion. Make sure you don’t use hard water. Along with its normal moisturizing abilities, the lotion also works to lock the water in to keep your skin exceptionally soft and youthful looking.
While it’s necessary to wash your hands quite a few times a day, unfortunately it dries the skin on your hands out. To prevent your skin from getting too dry, keep applying lotion often throughout the day. This will help keep your hands soft and smooth. Purchase a travel sized hand cream and carry with you if you have the need to use restrooms in public.
Pay attention to the age and expiration dates on any old skin care products you may have. Sunscreen, for example, expires about three years after it is manufactured. This means that the product no longer has the same effectiveness as it did when it was new. The product is probably not dangerous, but it’s not going to work, either.
To prevent the skin on your hands from drying out in the cold winter months, you should always wear gloves when you go outdoors. Gloves will protect your hands from wind and moisture. If the material of the gloves is scratchy, like wool, wear a thin cotton glove under them.
The secret to great skin is great skin care. This means that not only should your skin be cleaned and moisturized correctly for your skin type, you should also protect your skin with sun screen. This prevents serious damage and aging that the sun can cause over time. A good sun screen or make up with SPF in it can be very beneficial.
By now you should realize the importance of taking care of your skin. Having healthy skin will make you feel good about yourself. Apply your new knowledge towards your skin care regimen and enjoy the results.