by Holly Sanders
(Atlanta, Georgia, USA)
You have heard many other people give their input regarding skin care, but it is time that you learn about it and become an expert on your own.
While this may require an extra commitment, you will get back what you put into it. This series of easy practical anecdotes will provide many helpful tips for you:
* If you feel you must absolutely maintain a tan, seriously consider synthetic alternatives. Using bronzers are much better for your skin in the long run. Don’t be ashamed to get your tan out of the bottle. Avoiding sunlight will prevent signs of aging and protect you from skin cancer.
* If you are experiencing a troublesome allergic reaction or sensitivity issue with your skincare routine, avoid any activities which place you at the mercy of heat and humidity. This includes spas, saunas, steam rooms, prolonged hot showers, or even rubbing the affected area during exercise. This can potentially re-incite the problem or even have a weakening effect on the skin’s ability to act as a barrier.
* To keep your skin younger looking and more healthy, opt for using self-tanners and lotions instead of sitting out in the sun, or going to an indoor tanning salon. Whether it is natural or artificial sunlight, the UVA and UVB rays are still damaging to your skin. You can get that same look in the safety of a self-tanning cream or lotion without the damaging side effects.
* One of the best fruits that you can consume for healthy skin is plums. Plums taste great and contain a lot of antioxidants, which destroy the free radicals and bacteria that is stuck in your body. Have a plum in the morning before work to kick start your skin clearing regimen each day.
* If you have combination skin, then your skin-care regimen could be difficult to tailor to your skin type. Combination skin is best combated with exfoliation, along with gentle oil control in the areas where the skin is oilier and with moisturizers on the drier patches to maintain an even, healthy skin tone.
* Lysine is an amazing product if you suffer from cold sores or fever blisters. You can take lysine as a daily supplement, add more foods with lysine to your diet or buy lip balms that contain lysine. Use the lip balm daily as a preventative and if you feel the slightest tingle of a cold sore or fever blister coming, apply more frequently and notice how you may be able to advert cold sores altogether.
* To keep your skin healthy, try not to take baths or long showers. Spending too much time under water can dry skin out and deplete it of its essential oils. Instead of using cold or hot water while in the shower, try using warm water. It is the best for skin.
* Your skin is porous, both absorbing things in, like sunlight and daily moisturizers, but also letting things out, like sweat. If you suffer from acne, it could be that your body has radicals and contaminants in it, that normal detoxification processes like sweat, feces, and urine aren’t able to remove.
Purify your diet of preservatives, chemicals, and dirty foods. Stay hydrated and eat whole, preferably organic, foods, and you might see your skin clearing up within days.
* In order to keep your baby’s skin healthy it is important to know that most rashes that a baby can develop are actually harmless. This is important to know so that you do not panic when your baby does develop a rash. Most rashes will also go away on their own.
In conclusion, you now have been provided with many helpful tips regarding skin care. While you may have already known some of this information, we hope that you have either reinforced your current knowledge, or learned something new. Use this information and be proud to have great, healthy looking skin.
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