Simple Skin Care Tips.

Once you have spent some time improving the health of your skin and giving it the tools it needs to rebuild itself, you can work on establishing the best possible maintenance routine with these skin care tips. Remember that habits are made in three to four weeks.

Start with what you know you can follow for those three weeks. If that means just working on establishing your skin maintenance routine for a month, then your hair routine, that’s fine. Just don’t forget your foundation routine improving your nutrition, hydration and rest!

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FACIAL SKIN MAINTENANCE

Cleansing

All makeup should be removed before bed each evening. There are a countless number of products for cleaning your skin, with different formulas for each skin type. Unless you use heavy makeup, it’s easiest to pick a cleanser that also removes makeup. Another option is to just use makeup remover or oil on eye makeup, as foundations and blushers usually come off easily with most regular cleansers. Either way, clean your facial skin every evening before bed, and again in the morning. If you’ve cleaned your face properly in the evening, morning skin will just require a light washing to remove sebum and sweat and prepare your face for your makeup.

If using a water-based cleanser, wet your face with lukewarm water. If using an oil-based cleanser, apply directly to dry skin.

Using your fingers or a soft cloth, gently apply cleanser in small circles over your face, working from your nose to your hairline. Don’t forget to apply cleanser to your neck, using soft swipes upward towards the jaw line. Be careful not to pull or stretch the skin when cleansing.

Rinse thoroughly with lukewarm water. If you are planning to take a shower or bath, apply your cleanser before getting into the shower/tub to give it a few minutes to work on your skin.


Toning

Toning restores the skin’s natural pH and provides a protective acid mantle that makes the skin stronger. It helps remove any cleanser residue and reduces the size of pores. Depending on your skin type, toners will range from gentle acidic formulations to highly antiseptic formulas.

Soak a cosmetic pad liberally with your toner and gently wipe your face from your nose outward and over the forehead. Don’t forget your neck. You can use cotton balls, but cotton cosmetic pads are easier. You should avoid the delicate skin around your eyes unless using a very gentle toning formula that contains absolutely no alcohol or peroxide and only then to remove oil and dirt from the eyebrows.


Protecting

Your skin should be protected from harmful UV rays daily. “Protecting” is a two-step process. The first part of the process is providing your skin with antioxidants and ingredients that will help it protects itself by maintaining natural protective enzymes. The second part is providing it with sunscreen protection.

If you are going to use a vitamin/nutrient antioxidant solution or serum, you can soak a cotton ball with your solution and apply to face, patting your “problem areas” first, then gently wiping over the rest of your face. Apply to neck in upward motion. If using a commercial antioxidant serum, follow manufacturer’s directions.

 


MoisturizingSimple Skin Care Tips.

As women get older, their natural sebum production slows. Skin needs inner and outer hydration to maintain is strength, flexibility and integrity. Moisturizers also reduce the risk of mechanical damage to the skin, by reducing friction and reducing the chance the skin will be stretched or torn by contact.

You can protect and moisturize in one step, but use an all-inclusive skin lotion that provides vitamins C, E, and A, and oils to moisturize and a sun block. You can also provide your own antioxidant protection by applying solutions of nutrient vitamins/herbs to your skin, then using a moisturizing sunscreen. We’ll show you more about which ones to chose and how to apply them in later chapters.

Apply moisturizer lightly to face in outward motions. Apply to neck in upward motions. Be careful not to pull or stretch your skin. For daytime, if your moisturizer does not already contain sun protection, apply a grease-free sunscreen to your face, throat, as well as all body skin exposed to the sun.

Exfoliate

As your skin grows and repairs itself, the outer layer of dead cells slough off. To expedite this process and get to the fresher, newer cells below, it’s recommended that you exfoliate your skin at least once a week. There are basically two ways of doing this, mechanically and chemically. For mechanical exfoliation, you can use a good skin scrub, a microdermabrasion cream or a loufah pad. Chemically, you can use one of the common acidic exfoliating preparations, glycolic acid peels, lactic acid peels, alpha-hydroxy, etc. Some skin cleansers come with this step built right inside the formula.

Your skin type will determine how often you should exfoliate and which method you should use. Irritated skin, like that with acne, eczema or rosacea will not appreciate the heavy scrubbing of mechanical exfoliants, and even a chemical formula maybe too irritating for more than occasional use. Older skin that is highly sun-damaged may require either or both methods, perhaps more often, to remove the layers of damaged skin and help stimulate the production of healthy collagen structures in the deeper layers of the skin. Again, we’ll show you how to determine how often and which method of exfoliation will work best for you.

Whatever formula you plan to use, exfoliants should be applied similar to cleansers. If you are using a chemical peel, avoid “scrubbing” your skin, let the chemicals do the work. If using a scrub, apply VERY light pressure, and work in tiny circles. Again, be careful not to pull or stretch the skin.

Most exfoliants will require some time to “work”. Applying exfoliants right before showering is a good idea, because you can rinse them off under the shower, which helps in removing any residue.


MasksSimple Skin Care Tips.

Facial masks serve several purposes, the most important one being the deep cleaning of pores. Masks are also made for super-hydration, the increase of circulation and for sheer enjoyment. Which kind you use and how will often be determined by your skin type and your results using the P-Method. Generally, it is a good idea to use a deep cleansing clay-based mask at least once a week.

Various cosmetic clays are used in these masks because they “pull” and absorb impurities, dirt and dried sebum out of your pores, allowing sebum to flow naturally and smoothly, brightening the appearance of the skin, helping to prevent acne infections, and improving the texture of your skin. Several types of clay masks are available for every skin moisture type.

Apply the mask gently and allow it to dry. Most clay masks will require 10-15 minutes to absorb all the impurities and wastes from your pores. Rinse the mask off gently with fingertips – don’t pull. Again, it’s a good idea to apply these before getting into the shower.

After exfoliating or using a mask, tone, protect and moisturize your skin.


Example Routines

MORNING:

Cleanse: Use a gentle cleanser to remove any sweat or sebum from your skin.

Tone: Use the proper toner for your skin type. Using toner will help your makeup go on smoother.

Moisturize: Use a non-oily moisturizer if wearing makeup. The combination of an oily moisturizer and foundation can make a made up face look cakey and greasy within a few hours – even on dry aged skin. If you don’t wear makeup, you can use an oilier moisturizer.

Protect: Absolutely necessary – use a sunblock of at least 15 SPF daily (unless you work the graveyard shift). Even the darkest skin should be protected from the harmful rays of the sun. Sun protection can also be found in some commercial foundation formulas. If you use a moisturizer or foundation with a built-in sunblock of at least 15 SPF, you do not need to add a separate sunblock, though you should reapply these throughout the day.

EVENING:Simple Skin Care Tips.

Cleanse: Cleanse your skin thoroughly before bed at night. Remove all makeup and use a cleanser that is right for your skin type.

Tone: Use a toner to remove cleanser reside and restore pH balance.

Protect: Add any anti-oxidant serum to your skin and allow to soak in (maybe combined with your moisturizer.

Moisturizer: Add any special eye cream plus skin moisturizers gently to your skin.


In-Closing

In closing I must mention that most men do not take good care of their skin and it is well-known that women do much of skin care, after doing research for this article I sure realize that men really need to do the same for their skin, after reading this article you will surely know that skin care is not just for women but for all, both women and men are expose to the same environment and are vulnerable to the same damages.

I know we all like to look younger, ain’t it? well taking good care of your skin more than helps to look that way. Should you follow all you read in this article you will surely look younger while taking good care of your skin.

Any questions you may have on this article, feel free to place your questions in the chat box below, I will certainly join in the discussion or answer any questions you may have.

Earl

20 thoughts on “Simple Skin Care Tips.”

  1. These are some very helpful tips. I think it’s a shame that as much attention people give to working out and eating the right foods for bodily health, they rarely pay much attention to the health of their skin. Since the skin is the largest organ, it doesn’t make sense to overlook it. After all, many of the ailments we become afflicted throughout our lives make contact with our skin before ever getting any further into the body. Thanks so much for sharing this. There’s lots of very valuable information in here that more people need to be exposed to.

    Mark

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  2. Good article. It is really important to stay healthy including maintaining a healthy skin. I know my wife will like your article as it provides a very good information about skin care and ways to maintain your skin healthy.

    I think this is becoming even more important as we age and I understand how important this issue is for most women.

    Thanks for sharing and great work!

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  3. Thank for your post. These are excellent advice on skin care. I particularly like your description on how man should take good care of their own skin. I never do other things, except routine cleanse in the morning after getting up and in the evening before going to bed. 

    You are absolutely right that man need to do more to protect their skin. I am busy during the week days. I should perform the routine as you described in the weekend at least. 

    I bookmarked your webpage and start to plan my weekly skin care procedures.

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  4. Hey Earl,

    This is a great article and a very informative  one on skin care. 

    The skin cover almost every part of the body and much attention need to be giving to it for a healthy HAPPIER life. 

    My kid sister a type that’s is very much into skin care I believe she is going to love these tip from you so I will share your blog with her.

    Once again thank you for these great tip.

    Albright. 

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  5. A terrific article, i believe the contents and sequences you explained for the day is one women and men, should apply, let’s be honest skin need attention, Regardless of age, It is super important nowadays with long work hours and shorter weekends, that we have a little bit of personal space and give our bodies the number one treatment.

    Health is inside and outside this post gives good information how to get on with it, 

    thanks for your offer and insights

    chris

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  6. One of the things that is most often neglected is our skin, are skin goes through so much like being exposed to the sun and the enviroment. We should do all that we can to protect our skin even though some may not see this as being important. We should be good to our skin and in turn our skin will be good to us. Thanks so much for this information on skin care.

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  7. These are really simple skincare tips that I can take to help me get a good and clear skin too. I have never thought that I would be needing to learn about them before but now that I see it, I think I know the little things that I need to do to help my skin become better and clearer too. It’s very good stuff here.

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  8. Staying between two location where I work and my family reside. i tend to have skin problems because of the different climate and being exposed to tap water. It really irritates me to the extent that even if I use a face cleanser I still get pimples. I did not know about the other methods like masking and how to accurately apply such. Now I know the right routine for treating my skin. I hope it helps with the pimples.

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  9. It is very good to always care for your body in a way that makes it very reserved and can adapt to different conditions. Skin care is really important and these tips are really helpful, they are simple to abide to, it’s very good to get your skin moisturized as not to have pat he’s later.

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