As you age, your skin requires different treatments and pampering to maintain a healthy glow. Depending on your age, you may need more or less than these eight skin care products.
No matter what you do, always choose all-natural skin care products. Leave behind the toxic chemical peels and harsh creams. They tend to irritate the skin more than they help fix issues.
It is important to clean your face and body on a daily basis. Even if you don’t live in a big city with a lot of pollutants, the atmosphere contains dust particles, chemical toxins, and dead skin cells from other humans and animals. All of this micro-materials lands on your skin as you are walking around. You may never feel or notice these minute particles, but they can do a lot of damage to your skin.
Always use the most gentle cleanser for your skin type. There are all-natural cleansers for sensitive skin, normal skin, oily and dry skin.
Use a body wash for your body and a specific facial wash for your face, both with the most natural materials.
This is an often-skipped part of facial care. Many people clean their face and go right to a moisturizer, skipping the toner. A facial toner is necessary after wearing sunscreen and/or makeup.
Toners act as a barrier and protection to the open pores after cleaning. This layer of protection keeps toxins and dirt from penetrating too deeply into the pores.
Another important job of facial toners is to restore the pH balance. A naturally acidic skin can be stripped of normal oils, leaving skin dry. A good quality toner will replace and balance the pH of your skin.
3. Day and Night Creams
Most people use only one type of moisturizer, either in the morning, in the evening or both. There is a difference between day and night creams and they should both be used to gain the most from their ingredients.
Using a day cream will help protect your skin from the sun, free radicals and other random toxins that clog pores. Additionally, most moisturizers formulated for day time use add a certain glow to your skin.
Night moisturizers are used to help the skin repair itself from the damage it took on during the day. And, a deep penetrating night lotion will protect your skin from dirt and oil collected on your pillow over time.
Although each cream has different properties and jobs, it is important to use them both for maximum protection and repair, helping to put your best face forward.
4. Blemish Corrector
Many adults are now suffering from acne, which they somehow avoided in their teens and early twenties. Adult acne can be caused by a number of things, including stress and a poor diet.
Clearing your face and body of blemishes is not as easy as it sounds. Most dermatologists suggest using a retinol-based cream that helps to dry out the blemish, without harming the delicate skin around it.
Avoid acne medications and lotions that contain harsh chemicals and peels. A small amount of the medication goes a long way to eliminating the bacteria and lessening the redness around the pimple.
Use a preventative medication to keep blemishes away. Learn to control stress and eat better can also be helpful in keeping your face fresh and spot-free.
5. Wrinkle Corrector
Many women, but some men, rely on an anti-wrinkle cream to help them look and feel young. Wrinkles appear from ultraviolet radiation speeds up the natural process of aging. This toxic light from the sun breaks down the connective tissue in the skin. This tissue includes elastin fibers, the deep layer of skin, and collagen, the upper layer of skin or that nearest to the surface.
Wrinkles can also form from weight loss, smoking and general stress.
It should be no surprise that skin is constantly shedding and renewing itself. Dead skin cells fall off your face and body without help from you. However, there are times when these dead skin cells get trapped in larger, open pores. This is when an Exfoliator is a good idea.
Using an Exfoliator helps to physically remove both dead and dull skin cells. It also helps to speed up the process of revealing younger skin.
To avoid stripping your skin, use an Exfoliator no more than twice a week. Use the mildest form you can purchase for your skin type. If you have dry skin, use less time per week, and if you have oily skin, use a little more each week.
Facial masks seem to be trending at the moment. They are made of many different materials including charcoal, clay, and mud. They also come in a variety of colors to spice things up as you wait for them to work. Designed to work by soothing, clarifying, and repairing skin.
The best mask for your skin is the one your skin needs. If you have oily skin, use a facial mask made of charcoal. This is a drying agent and can also close pores to help prevent acne from forming.
The best mask for dry skin is one made with hydrating essential oils that nourish your skin without taking it to an over oily state.
The best mask for combination skin, one that is both oily and dry, is made of a soothing clay. Always read the directions and don’t leave the masks on longer than the manufacturer recommendations for optimum benefits.
8. Weekly treatments
There are a number of procedures you can do on a weekly and monthly basis to prevent acne, redness, brown spots, and thickening of the skin. And remember, less is more. These products are designed to be used sparingly.
Unclog your pores. At least once a week, use a deep pore cleanser to open up and remove all the dirt from your pores. This helps to prevent acne and a buildup of blackheads. Use a toner after to shrink the pores to avoid getting more dirt inside them.
Use a serum to plump skin and help remove wrinkles. This is another practice to be done on a weekly basis. There are specially made serums for daily use, but it is best to stick to one that allows your skin to rest between uses.