We all want to have the healthiest most radiant skin possible. In the skin care industry, billions of dollars are spent each year to stop aging, and wrinkles and help individuals have the best looking skin possible. Here are a few simple tips that can help you achieve this goal.
1) You should wash your twice per day and avoid drying out your skin. You should shower or bathe once a day. When you shower or bathe, don’t take a long, hot bath or shower because you’ll simply end up removing natural oils and drying out your skin.
2) Use soap-less cleansers or lotions when possible if you have sensitive skin. Most soaps actually strip the oils and lubricants from the skin increasing the need for moisturizers. Soap free cleansers have a combination of water and oils or lubricants, so they actually remove the dirt and debris plus actually replenish the moisture at the same time without drying the skin out.
3) After one washes an area, the skin is much more susceptible to drying out, so the use of moisturizers can be appropriate. For individuals who are prone to acne, oil free non-comedogenic facial moisturizers are best since they have been tested and proven to be less likely to cause acne.
4) For the body areas, moisturizing after bathing or showering is best. When the water evaporates, the skin will dry so applying a product before the skin dries completely will help to keep moisture in place. Newer moisturizers contain ingredients such ceramides, and filagrins which are depleted in excessively dry and inflamed skin. These products try to restore the natural chemical balance in smooth, supple skin.
5) While it sometimes feels good to briskly scrub the skin and exfoliate, it is best to be gentle and avoid overdoing it. Scrub brushes and loofah pads can be stimulating, but avoid using them to the point of irritating the skin. The skin is a resilient organ and the cells turn themselves over and over. Mild exfoliation is fine; It can leave your skin feeling good after it, but just make sure you don’t scrub too hard.
6) If you have acne or skin breakouts, it’s so tempting to mess with them. What happens when you do? Picking can cause scarring. The desire to pick is second only to the desire to scratch in the human experience.
It is important to get the acne under control, but never pick at a blemish. Picking at the breakouts will always lead to poor results such as scarring, infection, or permanent enlargement of the pore. You are also more likely to get another breakout in the same place over time.
7) One more factor that is fairly important for healthy skin is to avoid smoking. This habit not only cuts down on the blood supply to the skin reducing the amount of nutrients that are absorbed, but also causes wrinkles and makes the skin look old. Smoking causes wrinkles by two different methods. One is the decreased blood flow and the other is that the tar in the cigarettes is actually is toxic to the skin cells. So if you avoid smoking and second hand smoke as well, you will be doing yourself a big favor when it comes to healthy skin and a healthy body.
These are some simple tips that can help you have healthy radiant skin. Put them to work on a daily basis and you should notice a difference.