Unless you want your skin to end up looking like an
old potato, it is essential to take care of it to avoid skin
disorders. Most childrenís skin is beautiful and needs nothing more
than the care of sunscreen when they go outside, but once they reach
their teens, all sorts of problems begin to manifest.
Acne is one of these, but even if you are fortunate enough to
escape acne, you still need to take care of your skin. Most people
know if their skin is oily or dry. Often skin that is a bit oily has
dry patches in a T-section that includes the nose.
If your skin seems dry and scaly here, you should apply
moisturizer to it, but astringents to the oily part. The skin around
the eyes is more tender and fine and should be treated with a
product especially designed for it.
There are many products on the market and it might be perplexing
to know which one is right for you. Seek the help of a natural
therapist if necessary. There are some fun and inexpensive products
you can make from the ingredients in your kitchen cupboard.
Mix 2 tbsp oatmeal, 4 tbsp plain yoghurt, 1
tbsp lemon juice, 1 tbsp chopped parsley, and 1 tsp olive oil
together. Massage into the skin, rinse off after about 4/5 minutes.
This is great for oily or irritated skin. You can put a handful of
oatmeal into the toe of your old pantyhose and use it to scrub your
whole body, too.
Mask to treat wrinkles.
Beat 1 egg into 2 tbsp of milk. Wash
your skin first then gently dab this concoction on. Rinse with warm
water after 4/5 minutes. Add moisturizer.
If brown spots trouble you, use a vitamin C lotion under your
make-up. This will help to neutralize free radicals that sabotage
your skin after exposure to sunlight. Revlon has a sunscreen that
contains vitamin C in it already.
Copper peptide is one of the newest patented ingredients that
works against sagging. It is an antioxidant thought to stimulate the
production of collagen and elastin in the skin.
Neutrogena has a range of non-soap, skin-care products available.
One of them is Neutrogena Healthy Skin Face Lotion that combines
vitamins A, C and E with alpha-hydroxy acids to create a light
lotion for delicate skin. Cetaphil is a good moisturizer for
delicate skins and can be used on all parts of the body, while
Lac-Hydrin 5 is excellent for scaly patches and dry, rough skin.
From about age 30 the skinís natural ability to get rid of dead
skin is impaired and this makes it look dull. Exfoliating your skin
regularly, will keep it in good condition and help to create that
translucent look. Look for products that contain alpha-, beta-, and
poly-hydroxy acids. They will help slough off the dead skin,
bringing fresh new cells to the surface.
Be sure to remove make-up every night and cleanse with a gentle
toner, but if you do nothing to your skin except wear sunscreen then
your skin will be able to rejuvenate itself to a great degree, and
give wrinkles and crinkle the flick.
When following these treatments to control and cure acne, be sure
to adhere strictly to the guidelines prescribed by your doctor for