Do’s and Don’ts for Proper Skin Care
Having luxurious skin is considered the essence of youthfulness for many people. However, the natural effects of aging or improper skin care can cause us to develop facial imperfections such as wrinkles, acne, and irritation. It takes a lot of extensive care to maintain a healthy and smooth appearance, though this care is necessary to achieve your desired skin aesthetic.
Maintaining a daily skin care routine can help minimize these issues, and it is the first step to providing your skin with the proper treatment it needs. Here are some helpful tips to help you keep your skin looking healthy and rejuvenated.
Do: Clean and Moisturize Your Face
Sweating and wearing makeup can cause oil, dirt, and toxins to collect under your skin throughout the day. This can also clog your pores and make your skin break out. It is important that you clean your face properly to remove any makeup you have applied and moisturize your skin to rid yourself of harmful bacteria and prevent future unpleasant facial issues. Make sure you also clean and moisturize your neck and chest. Talk with your specialist to help you determine the best type of moisturizer based on the following concerns:
- Oily skin
- Dry skin
- Flaky skin
- Moderate to severe acne
Exfoliating your skin can be beneficial and help minimize facial impurities. However, you should be careful when it comes to overly cleansing your face. Over-exfoliation can cause the following issues:
- Peeling or flaky skin
- Skin sensitivity and irritation
Just like your muscles need to recover after an extensive workout, your facial skin needs time to rest in between your skin care routines. It is recommended that you exfoliate your skin at least one to two times per week. Also, make sure you drink plenty of water to keep your skin hydrated.
Do: Use Plenty of Sunscreen
If you plan on being outside most of the day, then you better pack the sunscreen. While many of us desire that brown, golden tan, overexposure to the sun can come with consequences and cause your face to age quickly. Applying sunscreen to your face not only prevents you from getting a bad sunburn, but it offers protection from the sun’s harmful UV rays that can cause wrinkles, sun spots, and other facial imperfections from developing.
Don’t: Neglect Sleep
While many of us find it easy to pull an all-nighter or stay up late watching one more episode of our favorite TV show, not getting the proper amount of sleep harms both our physical health and our facial appearance. Not giving your body seven to eight hours of rest can cause your face to develop under-eye bags, inflammation, breakouts, wrinkles, and more.
To learn more about proper skin care, please contact our office by calling (714) 312-3549.