For individuals concerned with their outward look, clear and healthy skin is of high importance. This article discusses on how to achieve that clear skin which will make it stand out from the rest. By following the guidelines mentioned below, your chances of having a clear skin should definitely be high, particularly when you implement them with sincere efforts.
The most important symptoms of dry/winter skin can be easily found out. Such a skin will feel much drier and very tight. Other symptoms may be something like roughness, redness and even scaling. The pores are not so clearly visible and the skin may appear stale or tired. In certain cases, the skin may crack and eventually bleed.
Exposure to the sun or dry air leads to dehydration of the skin. This is more common in the winter as the air is less humid. Sometimes genetic or hereditary factors are also responsible for such a skin. Lotions like Eucerin and Curel may alleviate the dryness and roughness of the skin. You can use a body lotion that has plenty of oil. This helps to seal in the moisture. Choose products that have minimum fragrance and contain alpha hydroxyl acids. Do not use antibacterial soaps as they can be harsh and can lead to further drying of the skin. Avoid hot baths or remaining in the tub for a longer span of time as this will break down the natural oil of the skin. During the winter months, make use of a humidifier as central heating tends to dry the skin.
Pick the appropriate moisturizer:
These days one can find dozens of moisturizers to choose from which leaves you perhaps a little overwhelmed. The choice starts from the normal $1.5 a bottle of petroleum jelly to a $600 tube of designer moisturizer. The options in between can leave you a bit puzzled. Picking the appropriate moisturizer for your skin is an easy task if you cater to certain guidelines.
Moisturizers are essential skin products used for softening skin. The important ingredients that help to relieve dryness are petrolatum, oil and dimethicone. While finding a moisturizer, try to look for some common ingredients like glycerin or lanolin. Choose the one manufactured by a reputable firm. Another important thing to remember is to protect your skin from the harsh effects of the sun. Hence purchase a moisturizer with a SPF or 30 or above. These days more and more companies are offering moisturizers with some amount of sun screen.
The skin of your face is much thinner than that of your body. Hence avoid using body lotion on your face. Purchase a product that is marked as “non-comedogenic” as this won’t block the pores of your skin. In case you have a sensitive skin, look for products labeled “hypoallergenic”. For an oily skin, use an oil-free moisturizer. If you have a combination of both dry and oily skin, use a light moisturizer for your face and a heavier cream on the drier regions. Use a moisturizer containing Retinol before you retire to bed. Retinol enhances the rate of development of your skin cells and is considered as vitamin A for the skin.
This guest post written by Mark and behalf of gmf private health cover