Beauty & Skincare

Top Tips for Beauty & Skincare

The first tip is to wear sunscreen every day. It’s tiresome to hear about the importance of sunscreen, but if there is one beauty rule to learn, it’s to wear sunscreen every day. You can’t start too early, because sun damage is the number one cause of brown spots, wrinkles, and skin cancer. The first thing you put on your face and chest in the morning, rain or shine, should be sunscreen of at least 15 SPF. Remember to apply it throughout the day if you are outdoors all day.

The second tip is to find products for oily skin. If you have oily skin, consider yourself lucky. Studies show that oily skin develops fewer wrinkles. If you have sensitive skin, you should test all of your products on your neck or arms before you use them. That product you loved a few years ago may now cause redness. The older you get, the drier and less oily your skin becomes. As we age, our skin suffers a slowdown in oil production and cell turnover, especially after menopause.

To keep dry skin in the best condition possible, it’s important to cleanse with proper cleansers that won’t zap skin of moisture, and to exfoliate on a weekly basis. Most importantly, you’ll need to keep skin moisturized throughout the day.

In order to keep your face from drying out, apply these tips:

Don’t use hot water when washing your face. This only strips your skin of oils. Instead, use lukewarm water, or skip the water and cleanse skin with a creamy cleanser formulated for dry skin. No need to spend tons of cash on cleansers that only stay on your face for a few minutes.
Thick, moisturizing moisturizers and oils will help lock moisture in. Apply them at night, and in the morning under your makeup.

Exfoliate on a weekly basis. If you have dry skin, you likely have flakey skin, so you should exfoliate on a weekly basis. To keep your body moisturized, stay away from drying soaps in the shower and opt for creamy body washes instead.

Again, exfoliation is a must as we age. Exfoliate both your body and your face weekly. Use a dry brush to exfoliate your body before you take a bath or shower; you’ll find your moisturizer goes on much more smoothly if your skin is exfoliated. For the face, use a good facial scrub. Facial masks aren’t a must in your weekly skin care regimen, but they can leave skin feeling amazing an amazing feels great.