9 Easy Skin Care Tips

Young and old, man or woman, having healthy skin is truly pleasing to our senses. More than the simple raves of having great skin it can also represent a sign of your overall health. Changes in your skin can mean something has changed and you should pay attention to these signs. These few simple tips will help you get the glowing skin you've longed for and help maintain it.

  • Drink plenty of water each day. Doctors and Nutritionists recommend 8 glasses of water per day. This keeps your skin and body hydrated and helps to flush toxins out of your body.

  • Fighting stress is very important not just to your skin but to your overall health. Stress can lead not only to blemishes and headaches but to very serious health problems. Find ways to distress each day. Walk away for a moment when things get heated to take a few deep breaths and close your eyes for a quick fix. Exercise, meditation, a full nights sleep, a warm shower or bath, aromatherapy, laughter are excellent ways to wash away the stress of the day.

  • Exercise to keep your muscles toned up. A toned body screams health. This also helps to keep flexibility in our bodies fighting effects of age.

  • Make sure you are getting 6-7 hours of sleep a night. Your body heals itself at night and you wake up refreshed. You'll be fighting the dark circles and wrinkles that form under your eyes by getting a good night's sleep instead of waking up looking like you've been in a boxing match.

  • Wash and cleanse your face once or twice a day to remove dirt, oil and irritants. This will keep your pores from clogging up and fight blemishes. Use mild cleansers and lukewarm water and be gentle to your skin. Don't use regular soap as this dries your skin.

  • Know what your skin type is and use skin care products made for that type. Using the wrong products can cause the opposite effect. When cleansing and exfoliating use portion control. Over applying is not effective on making your skin look better. In actuality, using too much of a product will damage your skins natural barriers causing drying or irritation. A quarter size of cleanser is sufficient for most skin types and a pea size dab for sensitive skin. If using a scrub a dime size will do.

  • Moisturize and protect no matter what your skin type is. Without properly hydrating your skin then it can't protect itself from wrinkles, damage or spots. Protection from the sun isn't just meant for the warm sunny days it's needed every day regardless if the sun is in full view or behind a sky full of clouds. Most moisturizers now come with SPF protection built in. Apply your moisturizer when you skin is still damp.

  • Don't forget your neck as part of your skin care routine.

  • Lastly don't ignore any signs of change or concern in your skin. Seek professional help to address those changes.

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9 Easy Skin Care Tips

I hope you found this short article helpful. When it comes to skin care one can easily be pulled in too many directions. I strive to keep things simple and wholly endorse the 1,2,3's when it comes to our skin. Please read my other articles or better yet visit my small site at http://www.skincarerx.info where you can sign up for a FREE guide on skin care for various kinds of skin, to combat acne and fight the wear and tear of time. Rachel Serrano...skin care advocate

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