Having great skin means more than just washing your face twice a day. What products you use and how you clean your skin will also make an effect. This article will give you a few tips on what you can do to have great-looking skin.
Wash your face twice a day. However, don’t over-wash your face, This will dry out your skin, which can cause it to produce extra oils to over compensate. Instead, wash your face in the morning when you wake up, and in the evening before you go to bed. Use a gentle face wash designed for your skin type. Don’t use ordinary hand or body soaps; they are too harsh for the sensitive skin on your face and could lead to dryness or breakouts.
Exfoliating is good, but over-exfoliating is not. Ideally, you should exfoliate once or twice a week and more often if the days are hot and humid. Exfoliating is good, because it helps scrub away dead skin cells to reveal the fresh skin underneath. It will make your skin appear less dull and brighter. Nevertheless, exfoliating too often can make your skin extra-sensitive and appear red.
Use toner to restore your skin’s natural pH and tighten pores. Soak a cotton ball with some toner and sweep it across your face. Focus on your forehead, nose, and cheeks. Avoid the eyes and mouth.
Apply some moisturizer after the toner to hydrate your skin. This is recommended for all skin types—including oily. If you are going out for the day, consider using a moisturizer that has at least 15SPF. If you are trying to combat wrinkles, try using an anti-aging moisturizer before going to bed. If you have oily skin or acne, try finding one that is lightweight or labeled for oily skin.
Skip the long hot showers and take shorter ones using warm or lukewarm water instead. Hot water can be very damaging to your skin. It can cause your skin to lose its natural oils and become dry.
Pat your face and body dry with a towel after bathing. Don’t rub your skin, as this can irritate it. Instead, pat your skin dry with a soft towel. Doing this will leave some moisture on your skin. Your skin will soak up this excess moisture and stay hydrated.
Use sharp, fresh razors and a shaving cream or gel when shaving. Don’t use a body wash or soap. Shaving creams and gels are designed to soften and condition your skin and hair, making it easier to shave. Also, try to shave in the direction your hair is growing in, not against it. This will help prevent razor bumps and burns.
Protect yourself from the sun. This means wearing sunscreen that has at least 15SPF, and avoiding the sun when its rays are the strongest, which is between 10am and 2pm. If you don’t like wearing sunscreen, try getting some moisturizer or foundation that has sunscreen in it. You might also want to consider wearing a wide-brimmed hat, long-sleeved shirts, and long pants when going outside.