Looking Closely At Your Skin Care
In general, most women follow what they consider facial skincare routines that enhance their skin’s beauty and health consisting of skin care products such as cleansers, moisturizers, lotions, creams, toners, and much, much more.
This is a big order and is time-consuming. But we all are seeking to have beautiful skin – skin that is radiant, youthful, and glowing. And nothing is too much when we have set such a goal.
As we use skincare products such as cleansers, moisturizers, do we ever really think about the products we are using on our skin and what they contain? Are they really good for our skin? Are they safe to use? In many cases, they aren’t. We are using skincare products that are actually wrecking our chances of any scintilla of skincare success.
Too many of our daily skincare cosmetics contain harmful chemicals, preservatives, additives, and/or toxins — all of which can lead to skin allergies or much worse, serious skin and health problems.
Good Skin Care Habits Reflect Health
Real beauty is a reflection of true health. Your body must be at its best in order for your skin to have a healthy glow. Any products you use on your skin are absorbed into your body without the benefit of filters. So you can understand that toxic skincare products are not only detrimental to your skin, they can undermine your general health.
Other Factors Affecting Our Skin Care
Not only do we have to contend with chemicals and preservatives in our skincare products, but there are also environmental pollutants, the effects of solar radiation, and the constant drying effects of air, sun, and indoor central heating. How can we possibly maintain healthy-looking skin!
Skin Care Tips for Beauty and Health
Here are a few skincare tips that can help in our quest for beautiful, healthy skin:
Know what ingredients are in the skincare products you use. There are many books available in bookstores and libraries that deal with this subject. Also, there is a wealth of information online about cosmetic product ingredients and their impact upon us.
Seek out and use natural skincare products if you possibly can. Many smaller companies offer cosmetics with natural ingredients and natural preservatives. Granted, there are not many in comparison, but they can be found.
Do not use soap on your face. Special non-soap facial bars do not leave your skin dry and irritated. Know your skin type and select facial bars – and any other skincare product – based upon your particular skin needs. The primary skin types are balanced, combination, dry, and oily. See Natural Skin Care Products for more info.
Use only fragrance-free skincare products.
Make drinking plenty of water everyday part of your skincare regimen. Water is essential for supple, radiant skin. Water supplies hydration that our skin and hair crave. It is also needed to flush toxins from the body.
Notice how stress affects you and your skin. Find the stress relievers that work for you and consider them as a necessary component of your daily skincare routine.
In summary, study, read, and learn for yourself what is good skincare your skin type and what is not. Strive to use common sense and good, informed daily habits and safe products to get and maintain healthy beautiful skin.