Let the suffering stop and show off your beautiful skin. Below are tips to help you on your journey to good skin care. You can get the radiant, glowing and healthy skin you always wanted.
Over-the-counter skin treatment products containing alpha-hydroxy acids (glycolic, lactic, tartaric, and citric acids) have become increasingly popular in recent years.
Creams and lotions with alpha-hydroxy acids may help with fine lines, irregular pigmentation and age spots, and may help shrink enlarged pores.
Side effects of alpha-hydroxy acids include mild irritation and sun sensitivity. To avoid burning, sunscreen should be applied in the morning.
To help avoid skin irritation, start with a product with a maximum concentration of 10-15% AHA. To allow your skin to get used to alpha-hydroxy acids, you should only initially apply the skin care product every other day, gradually working up to daily application.
While regular bar soaps can work very well on your body, try to avoid using them when washing your face.
To avoid acne, wash your hands before you touch your face. The oil and bacteria that you often have on your hands at any given moment during the day, can quickly clog the pores on your face. Washing your hands is a free and simple solution to stopping bothersome acne.
Razor bumps are the bane of many men's workdays. To avoid razor bumps when shaving, you need to use the proper razor.
Amazingly, more blades do not always mean a better shave; the recent introduction of 4 and 5 blade razors have caused more razor bumps than those that are only double or triple-bladed.
Try a high-quality double-bladed razor, preferably one with a disposable head, and you will see that you will wind up with a smoother face.
When using a salt or sugar scrub to exfoliate your skin, use the product for a more extended amount of time, but do not increase the pressure.
Applying too much pressure while you exfoliate may cause damage to sensitive skin. By exfoliating longer, not harder, you will remove impurities and dead skin without stripping away the skin's protective oils.
If you have an exceptionally light complexion, avoid tanning too much. When you reduce your skin's exposure to the sun, you will reduce years to your appearance.
Even if you are a man, you still want to have healthy, moisturized skin. Men are prone to wrinkles and fine lines caused by skin dehydration as quickly as women, but this can be kept at bay if you choose to use a moisturizer. These moisturizers should include SPF protection as well to help prevent sun damage.
You should exfoliate at least twice a week. Look for exfoliating lotion and scrub your skin gently for a few minutes. Exfoliating longer to clean up inside your pores and get a smoother skin.
A frequently overlooked skin care tip is the recommendation that moisturizing products be changed with the seasons.
In the summertime, water-based products will likely suffice, but in the colder months, oil-based product will provide enhanced protection of the skin's surface.
It is important for wintertime moisturizers to be made with oils such as mineral oil, almond oil or other types of oils that do not clog pores.
Nobody should have to go through life being embarrassed by his or her skin. Using the tips above will help you get rid of blemishes, scars and dry, peeling skin.