Having beautiful skin gives you a healthier, more youthful appearance. Following some basic rules can keep your skin looking better every day.
Many factors contribute to dry skin. Your environment, including cold weather, dry air and heat can dry your skin. An accumulation of dead skin cells on the surface layer can make your skin appear dry. An inadequate intake of water, failure to keep skin moisturized and using hot water can all add to the appearance of dry, flaky skin
You should wash your face every morning. Apply a moisturizer prior to putting on your make-up. Always wash your face again before bed and apply moisturizer again. To keep the rest of your skin from getting dry, apply a good lotion after bathing and at least once a day.
The moisturizer you use in the morning should contain an SPF. Even if you are not planning to spend any time in the sun, a moisturizer with SPF is important to protect your skin from any exposure to the sun’s damaging ultraviolet rays. Your nighttime moisturizer does not need an SPF, and it can be a thicker cream than the moisturizer you use in the morning. You may need to try several types of moisturizers to find one that keeps your skin hydrated without causing breakouts.
Exfoliating your skin on a regular basis helps wash away dead skin cells and allows new, healthy skin cells to rise to the surface. One product we recommend from SkinPro is called Elite Serum RX. To avoid damaging your skin or making it dry, do not exfoliate more than once a week. Make sure to use a gentle exfoliant and a mild cleanser for the delicate skin on your face. Avoid cleansers, lotions and make-up that contain harsh chemicals that will make your skin dry.
When you are planning to spend an extended amount of time in the sun, be sure to use a lotion with a strong sun protection factor. The sunscreen you use on your face should be designed specifically for use on the face to help against dry facial skin. It should be used in addition to your regular moisturizer. Wear a hat in the sun to help screen your face from the damaging UV rays. Use a strong sunscreen lotion on the rest of your exposed skin, as well. Cover as much of your skin as you can without feeling uncomfortable. Most of the visible signs of aging can be traced to the negative affects of sun exposure.
For the health of your skin, and to avoid lip wrinkles, you need to stay properly hydrated and eat a healthy diet. Drinking a proper amount of water keeps your body and skin moisturized from the inside out. Consume a large quantity of healthy fruits and vegetables, which are high in nutrients and antioxidants. A diet high in antioxidants will help your tissues repair damage and fight the effects of free radicals.
Keeping your skin healthy and hydrated only takes a few minutes each day. It is important to protect your skin from the sun to avoid developing skin cancer. Use this advice everyday to have more beautiful, healthier skin.