We love promoting a healthy lifestyle in and around the Cary area, and we often focus on the hair as the center of the beauty component. But today, we want to take some time and look into skin care as well, and more specifically, facials.
You can have terrific skin if you follow a skin care plan that treats your type of skin. As you read the article, you are sure to find a variety of tips to help you take care of your skin and make it glow with good health. You are worthy of good skin care.
Cleaning dishes and cooking equipment is something everyone does and the dish soap can very easily dry out your hands. Selecting a dish soap with a moisturizing solution or keeping a bottle of moisturizer near your kitchen sink can solve the problem completely. Using gloves while washing dishes also works.
To maintain proper skin care for yourself, be sure to keep your skin clean. This is important to prevent your pores from becoming clogged. Clogged pores will result in ugly blemishes due to infections. Be sure to not use harsh soaps so as to not dry out the skin, use mild temperature water, and be sure to not over clean.
If your skin is prone to acne breakouts and clogged pores, check your skin care products for oily ingredients. Unless your skin is extremely dry, you should be using an oil-free cleanser and toner, and a light moisturizer on your face. Most people do not need the heavy moisturizing effect of oily products. There are lots of Cary dermatologists that can provide professional assistance if needed.
Do not smoke if you want healthy skin. Smoking ages your skin, making you appear older than you really are. It causes the blood vessels in the top layers of skin to become thinner, decreasing blood flow, and causing the skin to be depleted of oxygen as well as other key nutrients. In addition, smoking causes the collagen fibers of your skin to weaken. These fibers are what give your skin strength as well as elasticity. There are many resources out there to help with stopping to smoke. Find one that works for you and don’t delay.
If you want to add nutrients to your skin, then use a facial serum over a moisturizer because a serum allows nutrients to get deeper into the layers of skin. If you use a moisturizer, it does not penetrate as deeply as serums can, but is designed to add moisture to hydrate your skin.
Dry skin sufferers whose condition has become painful should stop using all harsh astringents, facial masks or peels. Such products have the propensity to strip important oils from the skin’s surface, exacerbating existing problems. Rather, such individuals should choose mild, alcohol-free cleansers formulated to provide extra hydration.
A wonderful and inexpensive facial mask for your skin can be made with warmed honey and a small amount of lemon juice. Stir in enough juice so that the honey is still thick enough to spread. Spread on your face (avoiding the eye area). Wash off gently after it dries. Honey has fantastic skin-softening qualities and the lemon will brighten your skin.
If you have sensitive skin, avoid facial scrubs that feel gritty or grainy; they will only make your skin retreat in pain. Instead, wash with a gentle castile soap (Dr. Bronner’s is a quirky but reliable brand) and pat gently dry after rinsing. Your sensitive skin is very reactive to its environment and needs the gentlest of treatment. Using grainy scrubs, or especially any products containing AHAs (alpha hydroxy acids) will further aggravate your skin’s sensitivity, creating redness and irritation.
One of the best things you can do for your skin (and your soul) is to get a facial. Divine Aesthetics in Cary is one of my favorite places to get a facial. Not only is the staff professional, the atmosphere is relaxing and the rates are extremely reasonable.
One of the worst things to do to your skin is to wash it extremely frequently. If you wash your delicate facial skin with soap and water too frequently, it will dry out your skin, which will not only stimulate your body to produce more oil, but it will also cause your skin to dry out.
As you can see, having great skin care does not have to be a daunting task. There are many simple steps that you can take to keep your skin looking and feeling great. By choosing to treat your skin well, your skin will look fantastic now and in the years to come.