5 Tips To Improved Skin Care: Things you can Implement Now
Your skin is the first thing that people notice about you and that is why a proper skincare regimen is so important. There are many products that claim to help improve skin tone and promote a flawless complexion, but the truth is that there is no such thing as instant results. An effective skincare regimen is one that is done consistently over a time before results will begin to develop.
Exfoliating 1-3 times per week will help to remove old skin cells, dirt, oil, and leftover products from your skin. This can be done using an enzyme mask or cleanser, products that contain BHA or AHA, and regional. Seek professional advice on specific routines and products for your skin type.
Avoid Constant Sun Exposure and Tanning Beds
In addition to being dangerous where health is concerned, these may also lead to early signs of aging. Everyone loves a suntan, but there is no reason to sacrfice your skin or your health in order to achieve it. If you are in a position where you need to be in the sun frequently, make sure to wear sunscreen of at least SPF 30. If you do want to look tan, (let’s be honest, who doesn’t?) find a self-tanning lotion. Before applying the lotion to your entire body, apply it to a small test area just to make sure there is no irritation.
If your lips have a tendency to become chapped, using a natural chapstick will help keep lips hydrated and happy. It also helps to use a lip scrub at least a couple times a week to gently exfoliate dead skin cells on the lips. This also helps the lip balm or chapstick to its job. Ingredients matter on this one so check the ingredient deck. Pro tip: purchase 2 to always have one handy!
Hydrated Skin=Happy Skin
Dry or cracked skin can be very unbearable. Keep a small container of hand lotion to moisturize on the go! And make sure to use oil or lotion after bathing, especially on parts where the skin is roughest: elbows, knees, and heels. Not only is dry skin uncomfortable it can cause a comprised skin barrier. Once this happens you are susceptible to a whole host of issues like eczema and acne to name a few.
Know Your Skin
When trying out a new item, make sure to apply a small portion to one area of the skin before, just to make sure you do not have a reaction. Also, always read the label! You never know what is hiding in certain products. Taking a few extra minutes to research is totally worth having the skin you love. You can also ask your esthetician or dermatologist for suggestion. Don't trust DIY's on the internet, TRUST me. Questions? I'm here to help.