Skincare For All Skin Types

Skincare For All Skin Types

We know that some people have oily skin and some people have dry skin, and most of us have a combination of oily and dry skin. Proper skincare is crucial if we want to look our best, but it can be confusing trying to decide what products to use.

With proper skincare regimens you can look many years younger than you really are. This will include protecting your skin from the damaging rays of the sun, and maintaining a healthy diet that feeds the skin properly.

Sunscreen is the number one factor to proper skincare. You want to use a sunscreen with an SPF of no less than 15. You need to apply this lotion every time you leave the house. Some of the worst sunburns happen on days that are overcast, so make the application of sunscreen a daily routine. If you are out in the sun, or you are swimming, make sure you reapply your sunscreen every hour to ninety minutes.

When at all possible sit in the shade instead of in the direct sunlight. This will help to keep you cool and keep you protected from the suns damaging rays.

Wear long sleeves, wide brimmed hats, and long pants when you are going to be out in the sun for long periods of time. Covering your skin with proper clothing can reduce wrinkles by more than fifty percent.

Do not smoke cigarettes if you do not want to have a lot of wrinkles. When you smoke the tiny blood vessels in the outer layers of your skin are narrowed. That means those areas of the skin will receive a reduced amount of blood. When the skin gets less blood it also gets less oxygen and nutrients.

The pursing of your lips when you place a cigarette into your mouth adds to the wrinkles on your face. These repetitive movements cause your skin to wrinkle. You also are causing damage to the collagen and elastin in your skin by smoking. Collagen and elastin are what keep your skin looking plump and filled out. When those items are gone you skin looks dried up and wrinkled.

Use warm water when you bathe instead of hot water. Hot water dries the skin out, so when you do use really hot water make the shower as quick as possible.

Only use mild cleansers on your face. Strong soaps can quickly dry out your skin. Any soap that says it is a disinfecting soap is harsh.

Do not rub the drying cloth over your skin. Pat your skin dry instead. When you rub you cause more skin damage, and you irritate the skin.

You need moisturizer no matter what type of skin you have. People think that they do not need moisturizer because they have naturally oily skin, but everyone needs to apply a daily moisturizer to their skin.