The skin is the single largest organ of the human body. Caring for it is not a matter to be taken lightly. Healthy, well-treated skin is attractive and a source of self-esteem. Taking care of this great big organ is really a matter of simple little tasks – here are just a few of them.
Taking care of your skin means starting early and keeping it clean at an early age. Begin watching and washing your pores in your young teens and it will be more beneficial on down the line of life. You can end up with beautiful skin that requires little work, if you take the effort to get the work done while you are young.
When removing makeup from the face and eye area, take care to avoid excessive rubbing or pulling of the skin. Over time, aggressive makeup removal can damage the skin’s elastin, which is a stretchy, resilient fiber that creates a firm, healthy, and youthful appearance. Instead, use water soluble cosmetics, which can be easily removed without distressing the skin.
If you use bath oils, it is best to apply them only after you have rinsed your skin and gently towel-dried it. Using oils in the bath water may trap cleansing ingredients on the surface of your skin, causing dehydration and irritation. By waiting until you are clean and dry, you can ensure that your skin is better prepared to absorb the nourishing properties of the oil.
Skin care regimes differ for each skin type. Find a cleanser that works for your type, and stick with it. If you have oily or combination skin types, try gel or foaming cleansers. Normal and dry skin types should stick with cream based cleansers. Toners are optional, but do wonders for your skin. Try them out, and go from there.
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.
To help keep the skin around your eyes looking young you should use a gentle hand when applying creams or makeup. Pulling and rubbing the fragile skin around your eyes can lead to premature wrinkles. You should use a patting motion with the pads of your fingers instead of rubbing.
So many skin care products are available now, making outrageous claims to turn back time, prevent wrinkles, and restore the fountain of youth. The truth is that wrinkles are a part of getting older. You should expect them in your skin. Heck, you’ve earned them! Dermabrasion can minimize their appearance, or you can trowel on thick, cakey makeups that plaster over them, but sooner or later, wrinkles are going to be on your face from here on out. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t take steps when you’re younger to prevent them appearing prematurely. Staying out of the sun when you’re young, treating your skin gently when washing, and regular moisturizing are probably the three best ways for your wrinkles to be earned gracefully when they do finally appear.
Skin care is like any big job – really it is just a bunch of little jobs. The preceding tips are only some of the little jobs you can integrate into an effective skin care routine. Take advantage of the ones that feel right to you, and always be on the lookout for more little skin jobs.