Skin care is a tricky area. Some basic care is necessary for good hygiene and basic health. More advanced skin care falls into beauty treatment. And no matter how much money is spent on skin care, there always seem to be even more expensive treatments and products out there. Review these tips to pick up some basic, effective skin care knowledge.
You can treat your skin to an indulgent treatment using your favorite sweet confection: chocolate. This has risen in popularity recently as a great new skin treatment. Chocolate contains cocoa butter that softens skin, contains antioxidants for healthier skin, and caffeine for revitalizing the skin. Chocolate is available in various scrubs, masks, creams, lotions, and much more.
Avoid skin care products containing isopropyl alcohol, benzyl alcohol, methanol, ethyl alcohol, or ethanol. These are all names for alcohol, which is not a good thing to use on your skin. Alcohol is very drying and can cause age spots. Additionally, it compromises the integrity of the skin by stripping away natural oils. This can open the door to infection and disease.
You can exfoliate regularly to battle dry skin, keep pores clean, and to prevent the formation of pimples. Exfoliating expedites the process in which dead skin cells slough off. This enhances the appearance of the skin by enabling plump, hydrated cells to rise to the surface and create a fresh, glowing effect.
Exfoliate longer, not harder. You should never scrub when using an exfoliant, as these cleansers are made to work without pressure. Doing so can actually damage your skin. Instead, use very gentle pressure, and if you feel the need for extra exfoliation, cleanse for a longer period of time with constant, gentle pressure.
Skin care regimes differ for each skin type. Find a cleanser that works for your type, and stick with it. If you have oily or combination skin types, try gel or foaming cleansers. Normal and dry skin types should stick with cream based cleansers. Toners are optional, but do wonders for your skin. Try them out, and go from there.
If your skin is not in the best condition, consider using vitamin E. When applied topically vitamin E can soothe dry, rough skin. When taken orally the vitamin is a powerful antioxidant that can neutralize the harmful effects of free radicals, molecules which damage collagen causing dry skin and wrinkles.
Expensive cleansers are often a waste of money. Cleansers are only on your face for a few seconds to a minute, which is not long enough for any additives to work effectively. In addition, many have harsh chemicals that can dry out or harm your skin. Instead, opt for a simple, all natural cleanser, without harsh chemicals or additives.
You get as much out of skin care as you put into it. That applies not just to money – it applies less to money than any other factor, maybe – but to time and research. There are plenty more tips and tricks like these out there, just waiting for you to learn.