If you are looking to improve the overall appearance of your skin, look no further. Follow these simple steps, and enjoy a richer, smoother look to your skin. With all the various environmental factors that wreck havoc on your largest organ, you need to stay ahead of the game, and protect the skin religiously.
One great way to refresh your skin, especially in the summer, is to use a cotton ball soaked in witch hazel. Witch hazel is a mild herbal-based toner, low in alcohol. It will deal with the oiliness that builds up on your face on a hot summer day, but not in a drying way, and will leave your face feeling cool and refreshed
Apple cider vinegar can be a natural, and effective, treatment for acne. Use half apple cider vinegar and half water as your toner daily to help your skin maintain the proper pH balance. A proper pH is essential in keeping skin healthy and preventing acne break outs.
Avoid excessive eating of chocolate to ensure optimal skin. Most chocolate can cause acne when eaten in too large of quantities, causing the body (primarily the face) to overproduce oil. Some chocolate is fine to eat, but only eat the suggested serving size of the chocolate product you are consuming.
If you are taking a bath instead of a shower, do not stay in the tub too long. The longer your body is submerged in water, the faster it will dry out, which will strip your body of the oils that it needs for optimal health. 10-15 minutes is the optimal time for a bath.
You should take special care to avoid wrinkles around your eyes, because the skin in that area is different than elsewhere on your face or body. There are special products that are made specifically for the more delicate skin around the eye area. You should apply it delicately too, to avoid stretching or pulling the skin.
Although it may seem counter-intuitive, immersing dry skin in water for extended periods of time may actually have a dehydrating effect. This is especially true of prolonged exposure to hot or warm water, like that found in a bath or shower. Instead, use a water soluble moisturizer and wash your face with tepid, not hot, water.
If you are a person that thinks you need a special under-eye cream in your skin-care program, then you need to re-evaluate your ideas. If you check out the ingredients in these products, you will see they are virtually the same as facial moisturizers. So save yourself some money, and stick solely to moisturizers.
If you suffer from oily skin, you want to avoid products that add additional oil, and you want to keep your face from making additional oil. Read the ingredients on makeup and face creams to make sure they’re appropriate for your skin type. Also, avoid drying lotions like alcohol-based products, which can stimulate your skin to create excess oil.
Skin care should be a long term commitment, as aging can increase the amount of stress to the skin. In conclusion, adopting a skin care regime is not only easy, but satisfying. With patience you will begin to notice the result of your efforts. Your skin’s texture will improve and glow.
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