Taking care of your skin should come second nature to most. It is the largest organ humans possess and a good portion of it is completely visible at all times. This mainly relates to your hands and facial skin, but the same rules can be applied to most parts of the body that require the care.
To keep your skin looking beautiful and help with aging you need to keep it hydrated. Keeping your skin hydrated from the outside is important, and this can be achieved by a simple misting. Drinking enough water will also help keep your skin hydrated internally. Hydrated skin will age slower and look more beautiful.
If you have an excess amount of oil or sebum on your skin, try to use oil absorbing sheets periodically, during the day. These sheets can help to control the oil that your body produces and limit the effect that it has on your skin. Oil helps trap bacteria, so the less oil on your skin, the better.
Instead of washing your face with either very hot or very cold water, use only lukewarm water, as part of your daily regimen. Both hot and cold water shock the skin, which can leave it especially irritated and dry. Extreme temperatures may also dehydrate skin cells and cause unsightly capillaries to surface.
A frequently overlooked skin care tip is the recommendation that moisturizing products be changed with the seasons. In the summertime, water-based products will likely suffice, but in the colder months, oil-based product will provide enhanced protection of the skin’s surface. It is important for wintertime moisturizers to be made with oils such as mineral oil, almond oil or other types of oils that do not clog pores.
Use sunscreen everyday. Apply sunscreen to all exposed skin at least 30 minutes prior to going outside. In addition to cosmetic problems like age spots, freckles and wrinkles, prolonged sun exposure over the course of your life can also cause life-threatening skin cancer. Use sun protection even in winter and on overcast days.
Exfoliate your skin longer, not harder. Many people often exfoliate too much or not enough. To maintain a healthy balance between the two, just exfoliate your skin longer. Be sure not to scrub too hard. Scrubbing too hard can damage your skin. It can cause small abrasions and considerable redness.
If you are suffering from redness of the skin, avoid heat when you can, both internally and externally. Heading to the sauna will leave you with quite the red face. The heat will break capillaries in the skin which is what causes the appearance of redness. Spicy hot foods like peppers will also have the same affect.
By taking proper care of your skin you are keeping your body clean and your appearance improving. There is nothing wrong with getting a little dirty, but you need to be able to clean yourself off at the end of the day and feel confident about yourself as you turn off the lights.