Skin Hygiene not only promotes healthy skin but also adds extra confidence. It is always good to take care of your skin and save yourself the problem of skin-aging and acne breakouts in the future. These skin tips will help you start making a difference in your skin care routine.
Always wash your face regularly
Washing your face makes sure that you remove all the dirt and bacteria that your skin accumulates as you go on your daily life. Every morning after waking up, washing your face removes the bacteria that settled on your face during your sleep. Every night, before going to sleep, washing the face removes the make-up, dirt and pollution that your face was exposed to. It is also important to wash your face after a good exercise or sport as these things are pretty sweaty physical activities.
Use a gentle cleanser
Knowing that washing the face keeps it away from bacteria and dirt, cleansing makes the face look at its best as it removes dirt that is deep seated dirt and oils on the face. However, not choosing the right cleanser can cause more harm than good. Always choose a non-abrasive cleanser that is alcohol free so you don’t dry out and damage your skin in the process.
Avoid scrubbing your skin clean.
Having the urge to scrub your skin as you sweat and have acne breakouts may seem a natural thing to do however, that results to skin irritation and makes the problem worse than before. While it is better to just keep your skin clean and well moisturized, some would still opt to exfoliate their skin. If you do choose to exfoliate your skin, it is better to do it once or twice a week depending on your skin type, since aggressive exfoliation actually leads to dryness and irritation not to mention redness.
Never forget your sunscreen
Some people find sunscreen application a hassle. However, sunscreen is probably one of important parts of skin care. Sunscreen helps prevent skin-aging and most importantly skin cancer. The sun produces harmful UV radiation and these kind of radiation is pretty bad for the skin. UV exposure is what causes skin aging and skin cancer. What sunscreen does is it protects the skin by absorbing these radiations instead of letting it get reach our skin. In choosing the right sunscreen, it is better to choose the one with the higher SPF protection, preferably SPF 30 or higher. And it also good to note to choose sunscreens that offer broad-spectrum protection as these kinds of sunscreen helps protect from the different kinds UV rays like UVA and UVB.
These four tips cover the most basic of skin hygiene. These skin care tips are enough to promote healthy looking and acne clear skin. Though it is to be noted that just knowing these things won’t be enough if you don’t do these things regularly. Making these tips a habit is sure to have you gain the confidence from having a healthy and beautiful looking skin.