How to Properly Taking Care of Your Face
The skin is very important Aside from being the largest organ of the body, it is also one of the first things people notice. A good skin can give you a certain glow and make you look more radiant and beautiful. The skin is always exposed to damaging elements such as pollutants in the air, sunlight, and other negative environmental conditions. Therefore, it is important to be active in taking care of the skin and establish a regular and healthy skin care regiment. Especially when we grow older, mechanisms in the skin that repairs damages may function less efficiently as before thus the need for us to be serious in our skin care to avoid negative and ugly skin conditions such as age spots, wrinkles, large pores, rough textured skin and irregular and leathery appearance.
Establish a good cleansing ritual
The first thing you can do is to keep yourself clean. By removing dirt from your skin, you are able to shelter your skin from damage, which it may cause. It can help unclog and minimize the size of your pores. Clean your skin every day. Use cleansing products that are as chemical-free as possible. Skin on different parts of the body requires different level of mildness. Use milder soap for your face.
Use skin scrub
Cleaning is just the first step but it is not enough. Also scrub your skin. Scrubbing can help to remove dead skin cells on the surface of the skin to make it look softer. It can add glow to your skin. Use mild formula and avoid scrubbing vigorously to avoid scratching the skin.
Do not go to sleep wearing make-up
Makeup when left on overnight can seep into your pores that can clog them and as a result congest your skin. Wash your face to remove the make-up then wash it again to clean the skin. You may use mild make-up removers to get rid of make-up that are harder to remove.
Moisturizing is also important. Soap removes moisture from your skin thus requiring you to do something to put back this moisture. Moisturizing can help your skin look younger and healthier. Use skin care products that contain high amounts of moisturizer such as shea butter, vitamin E, aloe vera, and squalene. Use moisturizers after a bath and after washing your hands. Use lip balm for your lips.
Keep the skin toned
Toning is essential for keeping the skin clear and firm despite the existence of too many pollutants. Use astringents and toners with glycolic or alpha hydroxy acids to help reduce the pore size, and help avoid ingrown hairs.
Protect yourself against the sun
Ever heard of the harmful UV rays of the sun? If yes, then you know why you have to protect yourself against the sun. It can cause faster skin aging and cause wrinkles, blotching, pigmentation, dryness and others. Avoid sunny places, go to shady areas instead. Use hats and umbrellas or long sleeve shirts. Use sunscreens and other sun protection lotions.
More than aesthetic purposes, you need to take care of your face to maintain its healthy function and prevent conditions, such as acne, burns, and eye strains among others.