Dermatologists say that giving good care and attention to your skin involves only a few simple, easy steps. Washing the face two times a day with a gentle cleanser is the general recommendation, because cleansing too often might result to irritations and drying out. When your skin dries out, it means that the natural moisture content of your skin is washed away, and the skin may start to flake and itch. When this happens, the skin may produce more oil than the usual, and can cause acne breakouts and other skin problems. For a much cleaner and healthier skin, you may want to try the following steps and add them to your basic skin care routine.
Using lotions prevent the skin from dehydrating, but dermatologists advise to use them only if needed. Lotions that are water-based and oil-free are your best bets. If your skin is irritated, identify the cause. Sometimes, increased stress levels can cause skin irritation; when that happens, try to reduce stress by sleeping regularly and having a healthy diet.
Yes, we know, pimples extremely irritate you. They can be mortifying when facing people at work, or going out on a date, but leave them alone as much as possible. Popping, picking or squeezing them will only make matters worse in the long run. Wash your face thoroughly and use a pimple remover. For a quick fix for the zit-from-nowhere that appears in the worst time possible, you can cover it up with a concealer or foundation. If your pimples are troublesome or are causing more problems than ever, consult a dermatologist about it. Have only a skilled dermatologist extract or remove your pimples.
If you can’t keep your hands off your face, make sure that your hands are clean by washing them often. Germs that cause skin problems are usually spread all over your body through your hands, and your face is a vulnerable target. Also, when applying facial products such as makeup with applicators, make sure that your applicators are clean. If possible, wash them after every use, or once a week at the least.
You have heard of the significance of using a sunblock or sunscreen, but some people do not take it seriously. If you do not believe in using sunscreen, try to stay out of the sun between the hours of early noon and late afternoon. Harmful ultraviolet rays wreak havoc at these times, and may cause dry skin, wrinkles and even cancer of the skin. Dermatologists urge the use of sunscreen everyday when going out of the house, particularly during the summer. If there is one thing you have to shield your skin from, it is the sun and its damaging rays, so using sunscreen everyday is the most important tip in taking care of your body that dermatologists recommend. When choosing a sunscreen, it is a smart idea to use one with a sun protection factor (SPF) of 15 and above. Apply it fifteen to thirty minutes before sun exposure, and re-apply it throughout the day if you are spending a lot of time outdoors or if you are swimming, since sweat and water can wash away the sunscreen (unless the sunscreen is water-proof).
Source by Johnny David Lee