Care For Your Skin With These Tips

Punky Brewster’s Beauty Guide (Barbie magazine, Fall 1985)
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Skin Care, Hand Care ("Soleil has the expressive hands of an actress, and she loves to take care of them.")

If you want skin that looks young and healthy, then you need to practice skin care. Being diligent about skin care now will make your skin healthier and more attractive in years to come. If you don’t practice proper skincare, you could put your skin at risk in a number of ways.

To keep your skin looking good, try to remove all makeup before bedtime. Removing makeup stops bacterial growth in your skin and takes away excess oils that can cause problems. Good sleep refreshes your skin and rejuvenates it.

Remember to give you lips protection too. The air gets very dry in the wintertime. If you do not apply lip balm or other moisturizes to your lips during this time, your lips can get very dry and crack, causing pain that is truly unbearable and unpleasant.

If your skin is sensitive, you should find skin care products that are made specially for sensitive skin. You should rely on hypoallergenic things that are free of perfume, dyes and other chemicals, as they will irritate skin and could make a rash show up or a breakout.

Be cautious when shaving your skin. The razor blades are really sharp and if it’s not used properly, irritation or damage could happen. Using a lubricant, like shaving gel or lotion, can help you keep from damaging your skin. Also, make sure your razor is clean as this will provide the ideal shave. To get the most out of your shaving sessions, go with the hair instead of against it.

Before you go to sleep at night, apply a small amount of moisturizer that contains humectants to your face. Body temperature rises while you sleep. The sweating that results can rob your skin of valuable moisture. Standing sweat can simultaneously clog your pores and dry out your skin, so an overnight moisturizer is a must.

Add a humidifier somewhere in your home to help prevent the inevitable dry winter skin. Heat from a furnace saps moisture from the environment and can lead to dry, brittle skin and an increase in static. Increase the air moisture by adding a humidifier to your home, and put it in the area where you spend most of your time.

Make sure your razor is sharp and new when shaving sensitive skin. Cheap or old razors may scrape against your skin and cause irritation. This can cause extreme discomfort including razor burn and rash. A good, sharp blade will go over the skin smoothly, with no discomfort or pain.

One way to keep your skin looking good is to avoid becoming overly stressed. Uncontrolled stress can lead to sensitive skin which ultimately results in skin problems. Try relaxation methods or find an activity that helps you forget about your problems.

It is possible to make your own therapeutic lip balm if you are plagued by irritated, dry lips. Applying a mixture of honey, sour cream and cucumber to your lips for about 15 minutes will do the trick. Then use warm water to rinse your lips and seal the moisture in by applying almond oil.

Your doctor may be able to prescribe a topical anti-aging cream to erase signs of aging. There are anti-aging creams approved by the FDA that have been proven to reduce wrinkles and fine lines on the skin. There are some people who shouldn’t take them though; those include women who are nursing or pregnant, as well as those people who are on certain types of medication.

This artcle gives you some information to improve your skin health and to avoid serious medical problems like skin cancer. Like the rest of your body, your skin will pay back the effort you invest in keeping it healthy.

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