December 15, 2020

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BTT – You Don’t Need to Break the Bank with These Skin Care Tips

Why should you implement a comprehensive skin care routine? For one, a skin care routine personalized to your specific needs can help ward off blemishes, leaving you with glowing and healthy skin. Additionally, proper skin care can slow the aging process. This article will outline some tried and true skin care tips for you to try with your daily routine.

Know Your Skin

Knowing your skin type is essential for great skin care. If you have sensitive skin, you will want to avoid things such as harsh facial peels. If you have dry skin, you'll want to focus more on moisturizing.

Before using a new skincare product all over your body, it is advisable to apply a small amount of the product to a hidden part of your skin first. That way, if an allergic reaction does occur, only a small amount of skin will be damaged. Remember, products that contain natural organic ingredients can still be irritating. Tea tree oil, lavender oil, lemon juice and chamomile often provoke an allergic reaction on sensitive skin.

To avoid dry facial skin, you should not use bar soaps as a cleanser. While bar soaps are okay for the body, they tend to strip essential oils from the face leaving it tight and dry. Opt for gentle facial cleansers that are made specifically for this sensitive facial skin.

If you have dry skin, consider purchasing a humidifier. If the air in your house has a relatively low humidity due to indoor heating devices, a humidifier will increase moisture levels in the air and could help to prevent dry skin.

If conventional face care techniques do not work (washing, toning, moisturizing), try using an over the counter topical medication. Products such as salicylic acid and benzoyl peroxide are specially formulated to kill acne bacteria. They are somewhat strong, especially to those with sensitive skin, so you should apply them in small amounts.

Skin Care Tricks

Brighten your skin if you think you're looking dull in the mirror these days. First, use an exfoliating scrub to remove dead skin cells to reveal new skin. Second, after you apply your makeup, swipe a warm-toned highlighter across the top of your cheekbones. The extra sparkle will make your skin appear youthful and dewy.

When considering skin care products as you age, there may be no need to avoid products containing oils. Your skin produces less natural oils as you age. Moisturizers containing oil are unlikely to cause breakouts and can help keep your skin smooth and healthy by replenishing the oils that can protect skin.

Many cosmetic companies market extra-expensive "night creams" in beautiful tiny jars. If you want the benefits of moisturizing while you sleep, save yourself some money and use a bit of the regular day cream around the skin of your eye area that you would normally use. The moisturizing benefits are the same, but your wallet will notice the difference.

In order to avoid wrinkles, it is important to make sure you get enough sleep at night. Not getting enough sleep can result in wrinkling around the eyes and mouth. It can also lead to slackness in the skin, which can later cause even further wrinkling. Getting enough sleep also helps reduce stress levels, and reducing stress leads to better skin as well.

If you find that you have shaving-related skin problems such as redness or bumps, try to follow the direction in which your hair naturally grows. When you shave in the direction that the hair is growing towards, you irritate your skin less because you're not tugging on the hairs as violently.

Smoking is bad for your skin. If you are trying to have great skin, you should avoid smoking or quit. Smoking can damage the fibers that give your skin elasticity and strength. Smoking can deplete nutrients and oxygen in your skin, resulting in your skin not getting the things that it needs to stay healthy.

Skin Benefits of Fruits and Vegetables

One of the best ways to attain healthy skin is to become a vegetarian or minimize your meat intake daily. This decision will help to increase the amount of fruits and vegetables that are in your diet by default, illuminating your skin and liberating your body from the toxins that yield poor skin.

Protection and restoration are both vital to healthy, youthful looking skin and nothing does a better job than fruits and vegetables. They contain vitamins C and A, which are both antioxidants. Fruits and vegetables are not simply something your mother told you about along with keeping your elbows off the table; they are serious participants in maintaining beautiful skin for life.

Clarify, heal and soothe your skin with a nourishing mask made of honey and fresh apple. Core and peel a small apple. Chop it and pulverize it in your blender with one teaspoon of honey. Apply the resulting mask to clean skin, and leave it on for 15 minutes. Rinse the mask off thoroughly using warm water. Finish your beauty treatment with a warm water rinse, a cold water rinse, and a splash of toner.

 

As you can see, optimizing your skin care routine is simpler than it looks. A fine-tuned skin care routine can revive your skin and make you look younger. Furthermore, better skin care means you can ditch your foundation for a more natural look that won't clog your pores. Consider the tips contained above in your search for the perfect routine!

*Information in the blog is provided for entertainment purposes only. Consult a medical professional before attempting any tips shown here.