While it is no secret – your skin is the single largest organ in your body – sometimes it can be extremely difficult to keep it looking and feeling its absolute best! Whether you are seeking skin care advice for skin disorders, protection, or cosmetic purposes, the following tips and tricks are an excellent starting point.
Be very gentle to the area around your eyes, especially when removing eye makeup. The skin of the area eye is extremely thin and fragile, and the first area to show signs of aging. A folded facial tissue soaked with a few drops of baby oil, unfolded, and pressed for several seconds on each closed eyelid, followed by slowly wiping outward from the inner corner of the eye, will remove eye makeup safely, gently, and cheaply.
One way to improve your skin is to drink plenty of water. Water is the largest part of what makes us up our body at the cellular level; drinking lots of water will not only keep you hydrated, it will keep your cell walls nice and plump. You can also freshen your complexion throughout the day with a micro-mist of water on your face.
In this day and age, there is no excuse for not wearing sunscreen every time you leave the house. Skin cancers have become so prevalent that every man, woman, and child should be protected, even if they’re only going out for a little while. Fortunately, this choice is made very easy for most women, since most facial moisturizers have SPF 15 sunscreen built in. Others, such as Clinique’s City Block, offer an even higher sun protection factor.
Start taking zinc supplements. Zinc has actually been proven effective in combating acne breakouts. Take 50 mg or 25 mg doses three times a day for optimal results. As is often the case with any supplements, consulting your regular physician before you begin taking them is always a smart idea.
Before you go falling for fancy serums in expensive glass ampoules, be sure you understand what serums are for. The word serum is a general term used for liquids intended to penetrate your skin in ways that moisturizers can’t. They are therefore very helpful for ultra-deep moisturizing, brightening, and the like. However, if you are satisfied with the results you are getting from your current moisturizer, there is no need to splurge on costly serums.
Razor bumps are the bane of many men’s workdays. To avoid razor bumps when shaving, you need to use the proper razor. Amazingly, more blades does not always mean a better shave; the recent introduction of 4 and 5 blade razors have actually caused more razor bumps than those that are only double or triple-bladed. Try a high-quality double-bladed razor, preferably one with a disposable head, and you will see that you will wind up with a smoother face.
Now that you are more familiar with some of the tips and tricks used to protect, maintain, and improve the texture, tone, and appearance of your skin, apply this information to your daily skin care regimen. Take good care of your skin! Someone has to look out for your largest organ! Your time and effort, doing so, will be well spent!