If you have finally realized the importance of proper skin care and are ready to proceed with a regimen that provides results, you will need to carefully consider which path to take. Reading this piece is what needs to be done next.
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 combat dry skin problems, eat more foods containing omega-3 fatty acids. Dry, scaly skin is sometimes a symptom of fatty acid deficiency, as these essential nutrients keep your skin moist. They also reduce inflammation which keeps blemishes from getting out of hand. Foods containing omega-3 fatty acids include walnuts, flax seeds, and fish like tuna and salmon.
You need to be able to identify what kind of skin you have in order to treat it well. For example, if you have dry skin, you will notice your skin is tight and perhaps even flaky after washing. You need to avoid astringents and soaps, use cream-based cleansers whenever you can, and non-clogging moisturizers to soothe and protect.
Years ago, men didn’t think about skin care. Nowadays, if you’re a man, there are two things you should be doing to your skin: cleansing and moisturizing. Fortunately, there are products available at any drugstore tailored to men’s needs. A number of facial cleansers have become available just for men – some of them are for hair/face/body for maximum convenience. And many after-shave lotions now come in a scented moisturizing form, so that a man can moisturize and smell good at the same time.
If you have skin that is flaky and dry you should exfoliate your skin regularly to keep your pores unclogged and open so you do not get blemishes. It helps to slough away the top layer of dead skin cells using exfoliation. This allows the beautiful new skin underneath to show, giving your skin a more hydrated and healthy appearance.
There are items commonly found in the home, like baking soda, that can really help your skin. A paste can be formed to use as an overnight pimple treatment. Baking soda can soften skin when applied topically to rough, dry patches. A mixture of baking soda and warm water will even remove buildup on the scalp left from shampoos, conditioners and styling products.
Protect your skin from the sun. Too much sun exposure is one of the prime causes of premature wrinkles, freckles as well as age spots and even dry skin. In addition to these cosmetic problems, the sun can also seriously increase your risk of developing skin cancer. Always wear sun screen, especially between the hours of 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. as this is when the sun’s rays are the strongest.
Your skin care routine should be just that — routine. Unless you are committed to following through with each step, you will not see the desired results. As you have seen, many options are available to achieve healthy skin that looks great. All you need to do now is make a commitment to your skin care practices.