With so many skin-care products available today, what is the best way to take care of your skin? Here some basic tips to give your skin the attention it needs.
- Stop touching your pimples
Some people can’t resist the temptation to pinch a zit, ripened or not. But that actually makes it worse. Your fingers are covered with all kinds of bacteria and touching your face will spread those over your face, preventing your skin to heal faster.
- More isn’t always better
Like many people, you’re likely to have more than one skin-care product in your possession. But that doesn’t mean you have to use it all at once. In fact, some products shouldn’t be used together, like exfoliants and retinol can really dry out your skin.
- There is no need for top-dollar products
Many products from the drugstore are as good as the pricy lotions available.
- Sun protection
A must for protection against the sun’s uv light which causes your skin to age more rapidly and free radicals, that can cause skin cancer.
- Don’t forget your neck and décolleté area
Many dermatologists consider the neck area and face as one skin section because they react the same way to the various types of skin damage.
- Save the best for last
Do your intensive exfoliation, cleansing, face mask, toning or whatever your routine is, before you go to bed. Your skin will restore itself while you are sleeping.
- Apply with care
Your skin absorbs the nutrients you apply on your face, so start with the light, watery solutions and top it off with the more heavy, oily moisturizers. Since oil acts like a barrier, anything applied after will be blocked.
- Massage your face
A good gentle rub to your face gets the blood flowing, giving you a relaxed blush. A way to save some time is massaging while applying serum or moisturizer to your face and it reduces the friction too.
- Keep it cool
When the temperatures rise, put your skin-care product in the fridge. Nothing beats a cold mask or cool body lotion on a hot day.