Choose Your Skin Care Products Carefully
All skin care products do the same thing, right? You can pick anyone off the shelves and get the same results when you apply them right? Actually, no, this isn’t the case. Some skin care products are of high quality and live up to their promises and others are of low quality and either does nothing for your skin or irritate it and give you more skin problems than you have already.
So how can you tell the difference and what should you look for when it comes to skin care products that actually do what they promise? It’s really not that hard if you know what to look for.
Your skin is going to react adversely to chemicals and other elements that it’s not meant to absorb, so you may want to stick with skin care products that are free of dyes, perfumes, and other additives that can irritate your skin. Look for those that are branded as hypoallergenic, meaning they don’t contain products that people are typically allergic to.
These ingredients, if formulated properly, can make a difference in your skin.
Vitamin A helps your skin gain healthier tone by evening out redness for a more even tone. It also helps rebuild collagen in the skin. Collagen is a protein found all over the body and begins to reduces about the age of 27-30. Sun damage, poor eating habits and smoking speed up this loss.
Vitamin C helps to increase collagen production by your skin, which keeps it younger and more supple. Used the morning with your sunscreen helps to protect from free radicals. It also can lighten and brighten the skin.
Vitamin E is a natural moisturizer. There are a lot of modern skin care products which contain these ingredients so have a good look for them. Using it alongside your other skin care products means your skin will be supple and soft and look and feel healthy.
There are many other things you can do to help your skin care products do their job. Use a humidifier or warm mist vaporizer especially in the winter months. This helps to keep the entire atmosphere around you warm and moist, and your skin will absorb this moisture as well. You also want to drink plenty of water for the same reason. This helps your skin to be nourished from the inside out and will help it to stay healthy and moist.
Another factor which can keep your skin looking and feeling healthy is diet. Eat lots of fruits and vegetables, these contain the vitamins and minerals that nourish your skin and keep it youthful in appearance. A healthy diet will help your skin care products do their job better. You can’t expect miracles from these products if you don’t do your part after all.
The most important thing is to really look at the products you are using on your skin and make sure you have chosen the best skin care products for you. Also, drink plenty of water and watch what you eat. If you do all this, your skin should be radiant, healthy and wrinkle-free for years to come.
As a medical esthetician, I carry some of the best and most effective skin care products available. They are always acne safe too. That is a win-win.