Easy Ways To Keep Your Skin Radiant and Wrinkle-Free
Why it is we cannot we keep the skin we were born with? Having said that, if we did, it would have to stretch a bit, especially in my case. When we start to get older the most obvious thing to happen to skin is the wrinkle.
What can you do about it? Well a proper skin care program can help you to work with the changes in your skin which not only affects how you look but also affects how you feel. The skin is the largest organ in the body so a proper skin care program is a good thing to adopt.
A good way to combat drying of the skin is to apply a moisturizer immediately after a shower. If your skin is still damp, not wet, when you apply a moisturizer, this will help to seal the moisture in. It doesn't add moisture but it does help to retain it.
You can also help by drinking water which helps to keep your skin healthy and moist. If your skin is constantly dry though, especially if it is a little flaky as well have it checked by your physician. If you notice a major change such as a new growth, changes in dark patches or to moles visit your physician for a check up, just to be safe.
A major factor in skin care is the effects of the sun so try not to have too much exposure especially during the midday period when the sun is at its fiercest. Use a good sunscreen. Exposure to sunlight also causes a substance called elastin to break down and this can cause the skin to sag. This is a pity, as most of us feel much better when we are out in the sun.
There are many products you can buy which can help you to develop your own skin care program and most of these are reputed to work but there is a lot you can do to develop your own natural skin care program.
A healthy diet will help to keep your skin healthy. Eating a balanced diet especially one which contains fresh fruits and vegetables is good for you and these have now been found to contain high levels of antioxidants. These can help to protect your skin from damage by environmental causes such as day-to-day living which causes a build up of free radicals in the skin. These can be particularly damaging and fruit and veg help in a skin care program. Eating them fresh or only very lightly cooked though is thought to be best though.
Skin hydration and drinking water are two phrases which go together, so think and drink but not too much. We have seen suggestions of between 4 and 8 cups a day. Don't be tempted to think that 8 cups of coffee contain plenty of water, they do, but they also contain plenty of caffeine as well, which helps the body to get rid of water.
Water, is water. Spring water, tap water, bottled water, filtered water; it does not matter as long as it is clean and pure. Don't drink too much before going to bed though as you can retain this water which can cause the skin to stretch and this is not something you want to happen.
Counting the Calories
Stretching the skin can, and does, happen though if you take in too many calories. When we get a little overweight our skin stretches to accommodate this and then we diet to loose weight. This is very bad for skin care as your skin can and does sag.
If you are younger this is not as much as a problem than if you are older, as younger skin is much more flexible. The easy answer is to watch what you eat and try not to get to the stage where you skin stretches in the first place. In other words try to avoid weight gain as should not be on your list for a good skin care program.
Whatever you choose to do in your skin care program, do your research. Find out what works and what doesn't, talk to specialists such as store advisors and see if your friends have any special tips.
The very first question most people have when exploring the realm of anti-aging skin care is, "What skin rejuvenation products have been proven to be effective?"
Accurate information regarding the multitude of anti-aging treatments flooding the marketplace is the best way to make informed decisions for developing your own skin rejuvenation regime which incorporates the anti-aging skin care techniques, strategies and treatments that best address your personal aging skin issues.
The basics of effective skin rejuvenation begin with the facts on anti-aging skin care treatments. There are several active ingredients that have been clinically proven to be effective skin rejuvenators. One of the most effective treatments is vitamin A derivatives such a retinol or retinyl palmitate.
The Retin A or vitamin A treatments are the strongest although the most irritating treatments of the vitamin A options and are only available by prescription. If your skin needs major rejuvenation attention, ask your doctor if you are a candidate for the prescription vitamin A treatment of Retin A. COUI's Retinol Night Cream is a great way to get your skin the love it needs.
If not, including one of the other retinol alternatives in your skin care routine is an excellent strategy. The concentration of over-the-counter retinol products can range up to 1%. The basic rule of thumb is, the higher the concentration, the stronger the treatment.
Be forewarned though, read the directions carefully because the stronger retinol products can be quite irritating to the skin. Starting slow and gradually working your way up to higher concentrations will allow you skin to adjust to the treatments better. The vitamin A derivative, Retinyl Palmitate, is the less irritating of the Vitamin A options and is considered to have quite effective rejuvenating qualities.
The next most beneficial anti-aging skin rejuvenation treatment is a chemical exfoliant such as an alpha hydroxyl acid (AHA) or beta hydroxyl acid (BHA) product. The most popular of these acids is an AHA glycolic acid. Glycolic acid should be use in concentrations of 8% to 15% depending on your skin's sensitivity. Start out with a lower concentration and gradually move up to a 10% then 15% concentration depending on your skin's tolerance in order to avoid irritation.
The last consideration is including an antioxidant to contain the skin damaging free radicals as well as to encourage overall skin repair. Products containing Vitamin C, Spin Trap, or CoQ10 are all good options to explore. Then, of course, there are other viable anti-aging treatments which can be incorporated into your regime depending on your particular skin rejuvenation needs which include DMAE, Kinerase or Kinetin, and GHK Copper Peptides.
The most critical and essential aspect to any successful skin rejuvenation regime is sunscreen, at least once a day, each and every day!
Your face is the first thing that people notice when they meet you. So, it is no wonder that skin care is big business! Millions are spent each year to treat acne, under eye circles, wrinkles, discolorations, and a variety of other ailments. If you are in the market for a skin care line, there are a few things that you should consider before settling on a product. First you need to look at the type of ingredients the product contains, and then find out what works best for your particular skin type.
A good skin care product is only as good as its ingredients. Make sure to read the label before you buy. If you are unable to pronounce anything on the bottle, move on to something else. The best skin care products are made with natural ingredients. Look for a formula with Aloe Vera and vitamin E for a great complexion.
You want a skin care line that keeps you looking your best, while feeling great on your skin. Cleansers and creams shouldn't burn or sting. Depending on your skin type, you may find that formulas that contain alcohol can actually aggravate your problem. So do your homework beforehand.
If you have a specific problem like acne or sun damage, you will want to find a skin care line that focuses on your problem areas. Benzyl peroxide has been known to work wonders on acne, while alpha-hydroxy helps improve the appearance of wrinkles or sun damage.
If you have dry skin, you will want to find a formula that helps replenish the moisture in your face. Products made with Aloe Vera and Vitamin E are particularly good at this. Look for skin care lines that come in a cream or a lotion form. A good humidifier used at night may also help improve your complexion. Always remember that excess washing can actually dry your face out further, so limit your washings to once or twice a day.
If you are plagued by oily skin, you may find that acne is a major problem for you. Here again excess washing can aggravate the problem, so limit washings to once or twice a day. Follow up your skin care routine with a quality toner like COUI's Ocean Facial Toner. This will help control the amount of oil on your face, and reduce the number of breakouts.
Combination skin can be a tricky situation. You have patches of dry skin as well as oilier regions. Look for a formula that is specifically designed for your type of skin. Oil absorbing masks applied to the T-zone (your forehead, nose, and chin) once a week will help control oil and breakouts.
No matter what type of skin you have, you should have no trouble finding a skin care line to suite your needs. The key is to understand what different ingredients do. Research anything that you don't understand and don't be fooled into thinking that a product has to be expensive to work. All of COUI's products have the freshest ingredients at an affordable price.