If you suffer from constant breakouts, excess oil or dryness, it could be that your skin is trying to tell you something. You could be allergic to your face wash, or maybe you’re wearing too much make-up. There are a number of reasons why your skin could be reacting this way. But getting your skin in great condition doesn’t have to be difficult. This blog post features several different techniques that we all can use to better the appearance of our complexion.
Always wash your face before bed
Properly cleansing your skin every night will keep your pores clean and clear. Throughout the day makeup, dirt and pollution from the air get embedded into your skin. If not washed properly over time this will lead to spots, blackheads and dullness. If you want your skin to look continually fresh and healthy looking, this is a must. Buy a cleanser, toner and moisturiser that is suitable to your skin type. Try to avoid products that use lots of harsh chemicals or smell too strong. These are likely to make your skin red and sensitive after you use them. Also, look for a face wash that has gentle exfoliating beads included. This will get rid of dead skin cells and make your skin feel smoother. Remember to exfoliate the rest of your body too, especially areas that get dry like elbows and heels.
Hair removal is something that majority of women do to their bodies. However, some removal techniques are harsher than others. Constant shaving and waxing can dry out your skin and can cause rashes and even allergic reactions. These can become worse as your skin rubs against your clothing and in some cases can cause scars. Make sure your skin is moisturised beforehand and always use a shaving foam and warm water to open your pores. Also, leave sufficient time between your shaving to allow your skin to heal. Top tip - I always apply aloe vera to my legs after I have shaved them. It soothes them and provides a quick moisture boost.
For facial hair it’s unwise to use a razor but also beware of hair removal products too. These can burn the delicate skin on your face if left on for too long. Look for a sensitive removal cream or enquire at Courthouse Clinics for suitable laser hair removal services you could try.
Protect your skin from the weather
No matter what the weather's like outside, you need to protect your skin. Sun tan lotion is not an exclusive product for the summer months and should ideally be worn every day. This way you are protecting your skin from sun damage and prevent ageing more effectively. An alternative to sunscreen is a foundation with an SPF factor included. Starting this early will give your more youthful skin for longer.
Don’t wear heavy makeup everyday
It’s better for your skin if you avoid wearing any makeup that is overly oily and thick. This will clog up your pores and make your skin look dull and tired. Lighter makeup products will allow your skin to breathe and are easier to remove. Look for products with very few ingredients that also suits your skin tone.
With this new knowledge, you should now know exactly what you need to do to get your skin in tip-top condition. Remember also to drink lots of water, revamp your skincare and enjoy how amazing your skin looks and feels.
What are your top tips for amazing skin?