Skip the coffee and spare your skin. Caffeine has been known to exacerbate stress, which, in turn, exacerbates acne. If you’ve decided to cut caffeine out of your life, it is best to do so slowly. Reduce your intake in half, then in half again, before you quit cold turkey. Don’t forget to watch your consumption of pop and chocolate, too!
If you have sensitive or oily skin, use only one capful of bubble bath. Whenever possible, look for bubble bath that does not contain fragrances or dyes, which are both well-known irritants. While a long soak in a mountain of bubbles might seem relaxing, too much bubble bath can sit on the surface of your skin, trapping dead skin cells and clogging pores and hair follicles.
A great way to rejuvenate your skin is to get a cucumber facial. Cucumber facials use the natural properties of cucumber to moisten the skin and remove unnecessary oil from the pores. Cucumber facials can most likely be done at your local beauty salon or, if you’re feeling bold, can be done at home.
Want healthier skin? A key step is to stop smoking. Smoking constricts tiny blood vessels near the skin’s surface. It also causes decreased blood flow. Thus, smoking ages the skin and causes wrinkles. Talk to your doctor to get advice on how to stop smoking.
Tea tree oil is a necessity when it comes to skin care. Tea tree oil has healing properties inherent and can be used and applied directly to the skin without a carrier oil, unlike many other essential oils. Choose bath products containing tea tree oil as well and you will see a difference in whatever skin complaint you may have.
To prevent breakouts of acne, try using facial care products that come in a spray-on applicator. This will keep you from transferring bacteria, oils and potentially irritating substances from your hands to your face while applying things like sunscreen or moisturizer. Having a more bacteria-free face can in turn reduce your chances of developing pimples.
Chemical peels are great for brightening and freshening up your face. They work by “peeling” away the upper layers of skin which are dead. A dermatologist or trained cosmetologist will paint it onto the face and let it sit for awhile. These peels are done in a series of three or six.
Try to get at least 7 hours of sleep each night. If you regularly don’t get enough sleep, your skin is usually the first organ to show signs of damage. Sleep deficiency can cause skin to look pale with an uneven tone and dark circles can appear under your eyes.
Fragrance-saturated and colored shaving creams or lotions are a waste of your money, and have no discernible benefit for your skin’s health. Save your cash (and your skin) by opting for dye-and fragrance-free preparations, which are far more friendly to dry and sensitive skin. Botanical extracts can be soothing, but only if they are unscented.
Skin care is actually really simple, and none of the aforementioned tips really take that long at all. In fact it takes longer to destroy your skin by things like sitting in tanning beds! If you are worried about looking good when you get older then follow this advice, and you will be well on your way.