Skin covers the most surface area of anything in your body, and forms a big part of people’s first impression of you. Therefore, you need to make certain you take special care of it so it stays looking healthy and young. Read on to find out suggestions and tips to help you boost and maintain your skin health now and in the years ahead.
The most delicate area of your skin is your lips. Make sure to treat it with lip balms and Chapstick regularly. These products coat your lips to seal in moisture, which prevents painful cracking and chapping. Many lip balms also offer sun protection.
Sometimes, the best thing to do for your skin is nothing at all. Many people, in an attempt to correct one blemish, go so far that their skin becomes quite stressed, and it shows. If your skin is angry, treat it kindly. Seek out the gentlest soaps you can find – or avoid soap altogether if you can (there are several gentle non-soap cleansers such as Cetaphil on the market). Use an oil-free moisturizer to avoid that tight feeling, and give your skin a break!
If you have severely dry skin on your hands, it can and should be treated with an antibiotic cream, like you would use on cuts and scrapes. In many cases, extremely dry skin crack open and bleeds. If these cuts are ignored they can become worse – leading to scarring or even an infection. Care for them early by applying an antibiotic cream before applying moisturizer.
You should never sleep with makeup on your face. This reduces the ability of your body to regenerate the skin during sleep. Keeping makeup on when you sleep does not allow the skin to properly breathe, meaning it cannot repair itself. Washing your face before bed won’t take long, and the end result is worth it.
Believe it or not, your makeup does have an expiration date. You will need to throw out your old cosmetics at least every six to eight months, probably sooner. Bacteria and other harmful elements can grow and thrive in your makeup and that is bad for your skin.
For glowing skin and a healthy body, eat lots of fresh fruits and vegetables, and drink lots of water! At least fifty percent of your food should be fresh fruits and veggies, and you should drink at least 64 ounces of pure water every day. The moisture and roughage in fresh fruits and vegetables work to detoxify your system and keep your insides running smoothly. Pure water washes away toxins for glowing skin.
Just because you stay out of the sun does not mean that you have to be pale. There are a variety of sunless tanning products that can help you keep a summer glow all year long. Whether they are in spray, wipe or lotion form, these products dye the outermost layer of the epidermis to give you a healthy, UV-free tan.
As you can see, there are many things you can do to take care of your skin. Take the steps mentioned in this article to keep your skin looking and feeling healthy. By following these tips, you will be able to put your best face (arms and legs) forward, for years to come.