Like most people, you’re probably concerned about taking care of your skin. A good skincare routine promises to give you a noticeable glow. Here are three simple tips to remember.
Always Be Gentle
Unfortunately, many people are far too rough on their skin. When washing your face, always remember to use a gentle touch. This is especially true for the area around the eyes, which is very delicate. Instead of rubbing your face an abrasive washcloth, use your hands. This will help prevent damage to the outer layers of skin. It’s just as important to only apply lukewarm water to your face. Hot water can promote premature wrinkles. While exfoliating scrubs can help remove dead skin cells, these products shouldn’t be used more than once or twice a week. Excessive use of a scrub is bound to cause redness.
Protect Your Skin from the Sun
Sun exposure is the leading cause of skin cancer. However, this isn’t the only problem that can stem from you staying in the sun too long. Photoaging makes your skin look far less youthful. In fact, it can make you look 10 years older than your actual age. Furthermore, the brown spots that accompany photoaging are often permanent. Don’t forget about the fine lines and loose skin that are caused by the sun’s powerful UV rays. To prevent these issues, be sure to apply sunscreen before heading out. Even on cloudy days, a great deal of damage to your skin can occur. Consult a dermatology specialist to find an ideal sunscreen for your specific skin type. What works best for a person with oily skin may not be ideal for an individual who has dry skin.
Deal with Pimples the Right Way
No one enjoys seeing a pimple on their face. However, think twice before attempting to squeeze it. Doing so could leave a blemish that takes weeks to completely go away. Also, popping a zit may cause the inflammation to worsen. The best approach is to attack the pimple with an active ingredient such as salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide. Leaving the gel on your face overnight should lead to a noticeable reduction in the pimple’s size. Contrary to popular belief, alcohol is rarely a good remedy for zits.
It’s not hard to keep your skin looking great. All it takes is an effective daily regime. A few changes can make a big difference in your overall appearance.
About the Author:
Lizzie Weakley is a freelance writer from Columbus, Ohio. She went to college at The Ohio State University where she studied communications. In her free time, she enjoys the outdoors and long walks in the park with her 3-year-old husky Snowball.