Taking measures to prevent skin problems before they occur is always the best course of action you can take. Even so, sometimes things can get a little out of hand. In that case, it is best to be armed with a few additional tips. Don’t just know how to keep your skin looking healthy, know what to do when something goes wrong.
This will sound obvious, but if you are looking to have better skin, you need to watch your consumption of fatty foods, particularly foods such as pork, duck and fatty red meat. Though delicious, these foods contain so much fat that you can sometimes feel it coming right out of your skin the day after you eat it. So the best way to control your skin’s oil output is to get a handle on your own fat input.
To avoid acne, wash your hands before you touch your face. The oil and bacteria that you often have on your hands at any given moment during the day, can easily clog the pores on your face. Washing your hands is a free and simple solution to stopping bothersome acne!
If your skin is prone to acne breakouts and clogged pores, check your skin care products for oily ingredients. Unless your skin is extremely dry, you should be using an oil-free cleanser and toner, and a light moisturizer on your face. Most people do not need the heavy moisturizing effect of oily products.
To keep your skin looking youthful and avoid sun damage, add SPF to your daytime moisturizer. There’s no need to throw out your old moisturizer, though. You can take a moisturizer you have already and put it together with a touch of a lighter lotion that does have sunscreen in it. You can use the same trick with liquid makeup.
Even if you are a man, you still want to have healthy, moisturized skin. Men are prone to wrinkles and fine lines caused by skin dehydration as easily as women, but this can be kept at bay if you choose to use a moisturizer. These moisturizers should include SPF protection as well to help prevent sun damage.
Many people grow up thinking having a nice dark tan is healthy and beautiful. Well, it’s not. Tanned skin is the first part of skin damage. Tanned skin also doesn’t help protect you from sunburn all that much. Tanning your skin gives you roughly an SPF protection of 2-4, much less than the minimum recommended SPF 15. It’s not worth damaging your skin when it doesn’t do all that much to protect you.
When shopping for sunblocks, look for products that contain titanium dioxide or zinc oxide, as these two ingredients form a physical barrier and not just a chemical one. Also, be aware of the differences in coverage implied by the different SPF ratings. Even an SPF 50 product blocks only 98% of UV rays; in other words, no product blocks absolutely everything.
Those were just some of the many methods out there for keeping your skin looking great. When your skin is not looking ideal, try not to just shrug it off. You can always do something about it. Remember that for nearly every skin problem, there is almost always a solution.