You need to take care of your skin, no matter how old you are. There are many tell-tale signs that indicate if you have healthy skin. Adequate skin care is important for your overall health. Here are some tips to help you with taking care of your skin.
To keep your skin healthy it is very important to drink plenty of water. Doing so can help your body flush out the toxins that can clog up your pores and cause skin imperfections and acne. Drinking the recommended amount of water (approximately 8 glasses a day) is sufficient for skin care.
If conventional face care techniques do not work (washing, toning, moisturizing), try using an over the counter topical medication. Products such as salicylic acid and benzoyl peroxide are specially formulated to kill acne bacteria. They are somewhat strong, especially to those with sensitive skin, so you should apply them in small amounts.
It is extremely vital to practice proper hygiene during the course of the day. If you are dirty, take a shower when you get home and never go to sleep with dirt on your face. Also, if you are a girl, wash off your face and eye makeup every night when you get home from school or work.
Protect your skin from the sun. Too much sun exposure is one of the prime causes of premature wrinkles, freckles as well as age spots and even dry skin. In addition to these cosmetic problems, the sun can also seriously increase your risk of developing skin cancer. Always wear sun screen, especially between the hours of 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. as this is when the sun’s rays are the strongest.
Do not smoke if you want healthy skin. Smoking ages your skin, making you appear older than you really are. It causes the blood vessels in the top layers of skin to become thinner, decreasing blood flow, and causing the skin to be depleted of oxygen as well as other key nutrients. In addition, smoking causes the collagen fibers of your skin to weaken. These fibers are what give your skin strength as well as elasticity.
Before using a new skincare product all over your body, it is advisable to apply a small amount of the product to a hidden part of your skin first. That way, if an allergic reaction does occur, only a small amount of skin will be damaged. Remember, products that contain natural organic ingredients can still be irritating. Tea tree oil, lavender oil, lemon juice and chamomile often provoke an allergic reaction on sensitive skin.
Oatmeal is not just for breakfast. It helps itchy skin, too. Colloidal oatmeal can help with itchy skin caused by eczema, psoriasis, insect bites and poison ivy. Adding a cup or two of colloidal oatmeal to a warm bath helps treat itchy skin. Rinse with cool water after, and then pat dry with a towel. This can be done up to three times per day for relief.
In conclusion, your skin care is extremely important to your overall well being. There are lots of obvious things that you can do as well as things that you may never have thought of. As long as you follow the tips and tricks in this article you should find much success.