Why Be Embarrassed By Your Skin?
Many people say that having beautiful skin is almost impossible, but this is only true if you don’t know the proper steps to get great skin. Like anything, you need to know the correct process and have the right information in order to get the skin you have dreamed of. This article contains tips and tricks to help you on your way to beautiful skin.
Protection from the sun can be accomplished in several ways. The sun’s rays are strongest between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Avoid your time outside during these hours. Always use at least an SPF 15 sunscreen and apply it at least 30 minutes before exposure. A hat is always a bonus.
Do not buy a skin care product just because it contains “natural” ingredients. More and more products claim to be natural these days. This does not mean that they are more effective. According to regulations, “natural” only means that pesticides were not used in the production of the product’s ingredients. This means very little when applied to skin care products.
For beautiful, magazine-model skin, skip those extra alcoholic drinks. Research shows that drinking more than one beer, glass of wine, or cocktail per day can increase your skin’s oiliness and make your pores look larger. Plus, drinking too much alcohol can dehydrate you, causing skin flakiness. Additionally, alcohol’s ability to dilate blood vessels will increase redness.
When you shave, be very careful. Always use a moisturizing gel, lotion or cream to lubricate your skin. Be sure your razor is sharp and clean. Avoid shaving against the direction in which the hair grows because this can cause ingrown hairs. After shaving, rinse with cool water and lubricate your skin with a natural oil and/or aloe gel.
The main way to keep your skin healthy is by staying out of the sun. If you do go out in the sun wear a sun block cream with a high SPF. Sun damage can make you age faster and by avoiding it you can keep a youthful appearance longer.
Knowing the type of skin you have will help you to tailor a skin-care regiment that works best for you. An easy way to determine the type of skin you have is by taking rice paper and blotting your skin. If your rice paper picks up oil from your face, you have an oily skin type; if not, your skin is dry. If the rice paper picks up oil from your t-zone (that is, the bridge of your nose and forehead) but not from the rest of your face, your skin is the combination type. Once you know your skin type, you can pick out more effective products.
As It was discussed at the beginning of this article, having beautiful skin is really a matter of knowing the right steps and being informed. If you know the process to get beautiful skin, it is much easier to achieve than you might think. Apply this article’s advice and be on your way to beautiful skin.