Exfoliating plays a big role in keeping your skin healthy. By removing dead skin cells from your body, you help fresh skin surface giving you a youthful look. Doing so also unclogs dirt clogging your pores, preventing skin infection. This helps remove excess skin oil, which can cause acne and blemishes.
It is vital however, that you know how to exfoliate properly. This includes taking steps such as:
There are cosmetic products that can make your skin dry. This products can remove natural oil that protects and keeps your skin healthy. Soaps that contain alcohol are bad for the skin. While it does a good job of killing germs, it dehydrates your skin. Fortunately, there are products that can help remove germs and are not harsh on your skin. Find and use products that are mild and can moisturize your skin. This will keep your skin healthy and protected.
Taking a hot shower can help relax your tensed muscles but can strip away the essential oils that help keep your skin looking young. Instead, shower using warm water and not taking more than ten minutes. The shorter and cooler your shower is, the less dry your skin will be. After taking a bath, pat your skin dry. By doing so, you help remove natural oil loosened by the warm water and irritate sensitive skin.
- Avoid Using Harsh Abrasives
Stiff brushes and pumice stones are good in removing dead skin cells on your skin but using them too much can harm your skin. This can turn your skin raw and red, making it vulnerable to irritation and dryness. If you start noticing your skin becoming red or you feel pain after exfoliation, refrain from doing this for the meantime.
- Cover Up During Cold Weather
Prevention is better than cure. You have to learn how to keep your skin healthy. Cold weather can dry your skin fast that is why it is important to cover yourself with pants, long-sleeves and other form of clothing that will protect your whole body from cold weather. You should also wear gloves or scarves to cover your hands and neck especially if you will be going outside.
Apply a thin layer of olive oil on your skin when it is dry and rub it well. This will moisturize your skin, keeping it smooth and looking fresh.
Take a small amount of cocoa powder, then add a small amount of lime juice or rose water on it. Next, grind some oatmeal before adding it to the mixture. Afterwards, add honey and raw sugar in it. Mix them well until it looks somewhat solid. Gently rub it on your face, elbows, and knees , in a circular motion. You can also add olive oil to the paste to balance the strength of the paste on your skin.
By taking these steps, you ensure a healthy and glowing skin that many will admire.