Simple Tips For Daily Skin Care

Simple Tips For Daily Skin Care



Simple Tips for​ Daily Skin Care
Once you​ have spent some time improving the​ health of​ your skin and​ giving it​ the​ tools it​ needs to​ rebuild itself,​ you​ can work on​ establishing the​ best possible maintenance routine . ​
Remember that habits are made in​ three to​ four weeks . ​
Start with what you​ know you​ can follow for​ those three weeks . ​
if​ that means just working on​ establishing your skin maintenance routine for​ a​ month,​ then your hair routine,​ that’s fine . ​
Just don’t forget your foundational routine improving your nutrition,​ hydration and​ rest!
FACIAL SKIN MAINTENANCE
Cleansing
All makeup should be removed before bed each evening . ​
There are a​ countless number of​ products for​ cleaning your skin,​ with different formulas for​ each skin type . ​
Unless you​ use heavy makeup,​ it’s easiest to​ pick a​ cleanser that also removes makeup . ​
Another option is​ to​ just use makeup remover or​ oil on​ eye makeup,​ as​ foundations and​ blushers usually come off easily with most regular cleansers . ​
Either way,​ clean your facial skin every evening before bed,​ and​ again in​ the​ morning . ​
if​ you’ve cleaned your face properly in​ the​ evening,​ morning skin will just require a​ light washing to​ remove sebum and​ sweat and​ prepare your face for​ your makeup . ​

If using a​ waterbased cleanser,​ wet your face with lukewarm water . ​
if​ using an​ oilbased cleanser,​ apply directly to​ dry skin . ​

Using your fingers or​ a​ soft cloth,​ gently apply cleanser in​ small circles over your face,​ working from your nose to​ your hairline . ​
Don’t forget to​ apply cleanser to​ your neck,​ using soft swipes upward towards the​ jaw line . ​
Be careful not to​ pull or​ stretch the​ skin when cleansing . ​

Rinse thoroughly with lukewarm water . ​
if​ you​ are planning to​ take a​ shower or​ bath,​ apply your cleanser before getting into the​ shower/tub to​ give it​ a​ few minutes to​ work on​ your skin . ​

Toning
Toning restores the​ skin’s natural pH and​ provides a​ protective acid mantle that makes the​ skin stronger . ​
it​ helps remove any cleanser residue and​ reduces the​ size of​ pores . ​
Depending on​ your skin type,​ toners will range from gentle acidic formulations to​ highly antiseptic formulas . ​

Soak a​ cosmetic pad liberally with your toner and​ gently wipe your face from your nose outward and​ over the​ forehead . ​
Don’t forget your neck . ​
you​ can use cotton balls,​ but cotton cosmetic pads are easier . ​
you​ should avoid the​ delicate skin around your eyes unless using a​ very gentle toning formula that contains absolutely no ​alcohol​ or​ peroxide and​ only then to​ remove oil and​ dirt from the​ eyebrows . ​

Protecting
Your skin should be protected from harmful UV rays daily . ​
Protecting is​ a​ twostep process . ​
the​ first part of​ the​ process is​ providing your skin with antioxidants and​ ingredients that will help it​ protect itself by maintaining natural protective enzymes . ​
the​ second part is​ providing it​ with sunscreen protection . ​

If you​ are going to​ use a​ vitamin/nutrient antioxidant solution or​ serum,​ you​ can soak a​ cotton ball with your solution and​ apply to​ face,​ patting your problem areas first,​ then gently wiping over the​ rest of​ your face . ​
Apply to​ neck in​ upward motion . ​
if​ using a​ commercial antioxidant serum,​ follow manufacturer’s directions . ​

Moisturizing
As women get older,​ their natural sebum production slows . ​
Skin needs inner and​ outer hydration to​ maintain is​ strength,​ flexibility and​ integrity . ​
Moisturizers also reduce the​ risk of​ mechanical damage to​ the​ skin,​ by reducing friction and​ reducing the​ chance the​ skin will be stretched or​ torn by contact . ​

You can protect and​ moisturize in​ one step,​ but use an​ allinclusive skin lotion that provides vitamins C,​ E,​ and​ A,​ and​ oils to​ moisturize and​ a​ sun block . ​
you​ can also provide your own antioxidant protection by applying solutions of​ nutrient vitamins/herbs to​ your skin,​ then using a​ moisturizing sunscreen . ​
We’ll show you​ more about which ones to​ chose and​ how to​ apply them in​ later chapters . ​

Apply moisturizer lightly to​ face in​ outward motions . ​
Apply to​ neck in​ upward motions . ​
Be careful not to​ pull or​ stretch your skin . ​
for​ daytime,​ if​ your moisturizer does not already contain sun protection,​ apply a​ greasefree sunscreen to​ your face,​ throat,​ as​ well as​ all body skin exposed to​ the​ sun . ​

Exfoliate
As your skin grows and​ repairs itself,​ the​ outer layer of​ dead cells slough off . ​
to​ expedite this process and​ get to​ the​ fresher,​ newer cells below,​ it’s recommended that you​ exfoliate your skin at​ least once a​ week . ​
There are basically two ways of​ doing this,​ mechanically and​ chemically . ​
for​ mechanical exfoliation,​ you​ can use a​ good skin scrub,​ a​ microdermabrasion cream or​ a​ loufah pad . ​
Chemically,​ you​ can use one of​ the​ common acidic exfoliating preparations,​ glycolic acid peels,​ lactic acid peels,​ alphahydroxy,​ etc . ​
Some skin cleansers come with this step built right inside the​ formula . ​
Your skin type will determine how often you​ should exfoliate and​ which method you​ should use . ​
Irritated skin,​ like that with acne,​ eczema or​ rosacea will not appreciate the​ heavy scrubbing of​ mechanical exfoliants,​ and​ even a​ chemical formula may be too irritating for​ more than occasional use . ​
Older skin that is​ highly sundamaged may require either or​ both methods,​ perhaps more often,​ to​ remove the​ layers of​ damaged skin and​ help stimulate the​ production of​ healthy collagen structures in​ the​ deeper layers of​ the​ skin . ​
Again,​ we’ll show you​ how to​ determine how often and​ which method of​ exfoliation will work best for​ you . ​

Whatever formula you​ plan to​ use,​ exfoliants should be applied similar to​ cleansers . ​
if​ you​ are using a​ chemical peel,​ avoid scrubbing your skin,​ let the​ chemicals do the​ work . ​
if​ using a​ scrub,​ apply VERY light pressure,​ and​ work in​ tiny circles . ​
Again,​ be careful not to​ pull or​ stretch the​ skin . ​

Most exfoliants will require some time to​ work . ​
Applying exfoliants right before showering is​ a​ good idea,​ because you​ can rinse them off under the​ shower,​ which helps in​ removing any residue . ​

Masks
Facial masks serve several purposes,​ the​ most important one being the​ deep cleaning of​ pores . ​
Masks are also made for​ superhydration,​ the​ increase of​ circulation and​ for​ sheer enjoyment . ​
Which kind you​ use and​ how often will be determined by your skin type and​ your results using the​ PMethod . ​
Generally,​ it​ is​ a​ good idea to​ use a​ deep cleansing claybased mask at​ least once a​ week . ​
Various cosmetic clays are used in​ these masks because they pull and​ absorb impurities,​ dirt and​ dried sebum out of​ your pores,​ allowing sebum to​ flow naturally and​ smoothly,​ brightening the​ appearance of​ the​ skin,​ helping to​ prevent acne infections,​ and​ improving the​ texture of​ your skin . ​
Several types of​ clay masks are available for​ every skin moisture type . ​

Apply the​ mask gently and​ allow it​ to​ dry . ​
Most clay masks will require 1015 minutes to​ absorb all the​ impurities and​ wastes from your pores . ​
Rinse the​ mask off gently with fingertips don’t pull . ​
Again,​ it’s a​ good idea to​ apply these before getting into the​ shower . ​

After exfoliating or​ using a​ mask,​ tone,​ protect and​ moisturize your skin . ​

Example Routines
MORNING
Cleanse Use a​ gentle cleanser to​ remove any sweat or​ sebum from your skin . ​

Tone Use the​ proper toner for​ your skin type . ​
Using toner will help your makeup go on​ smoother . ​

Moisturize Use a​ nonoily moisturizer if​ wearing makeup . ​
the​ combination of​ an​ oily moisturizer and​ foundation can make a​ made up face look cakey and​ greasy within a​ few hours even on​ dry aged skin . ​
if​ you​ don’t wear makeup,​ you​ can use an​ oilier moisturizer . ​

Protect Absolutely necessary use a​ sunblock of​ at​ least 15 SPF daily unless you​ work the​ graveyard shift . ​
Even the​ darkest skin should be protected from the​ harmful rays of​ the​ sun . ​
Sun protection can also be found in​ some commercial foundation formulas . ​
if​ you​ use a​ moisturizer or​ foundation with a​ builtin sunblock of​ at​ least 15 SPF,​ you​ do not need to​ add a​ separate sunblock,​ though you​ should reapply these throughout the​ day . ​

EVENING
Cleanse Cleanse your skin thoroughly before bed at​ night . ​
Remove all makeup and​ use a​ cleanser that is​ right for​ your skin type . ​

Tone Use a​ toner to​ remove cleanser reside and​ restore pH balance . ​

Protect Add any antioxidant serum to​ your skin and​ allow to​ soak in​ may be combined with your moisturizer . ​

Moisturizer Add any special eye cream plus skin moisturizers gently to​ your skin . ​




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