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skin care fundamentals
Discover healthy skin tips tailored for different skin types.
Most of us strive to keep our skin looking great. However, with so much advice out there it can sometimes be difficult to know what skin care routine will give the best results. There’s no ‘one size fits all’ when it comes to learning how to get perfect, glowing skin – it’s all about working with your individual skin type to repair, protect, and rejuvenate. Here are some top tips for healthy skin, covering a range of different skin complaints from dry, flaky lips to oily T-zones.
General Tips for Healthy Skin
Different skin types need to be treated with different techniques and products. However, there are some basic skin care rules that apply to all skin types, which can help you to maintain healthy, glowing skin:
Wear a broad-spectrum sunscreen of SPF 30 each day to protect from harmful UVA and UVB rays.
Gently exfoliate once a week to remove dead skin cells from the surface of the skin.
Wash with a mild cleanser each day to rid the skin of dirt and impurities, and moisturize daily to replenish moisture, hydrate the skin, and prevent dry patches. Make sure you get around 7 - 9 hours of sleep each night – a lack of sleep can make your skin appear dull and tired.
Eat a balanced, healthy diet.
Read on for more tips on how to treat individual skin types so you can cater your skin care regime to your skin’s specific needs.
- Perfect Skin Tips for Dry Skin
Wondering how to get perfect skin when you have naturally dry skin? If you have very dry skin that flakes and cracks easily, you’ll want a nourishing treatment that locks in moisture to help relieve and restore dry skin. Look for moisturizers that contain glycerin and petroleum jelly, which hydrate the skin. For example, Vaseline® Intensive Care™ Advanced Repair Lightly Unscented Lotion is great for tackling moisture loss and healing dry skin right at the source. The glycerin pulls moisture to the area of dryness while the micro-droplets of Vaseline® Jelly lock in moisture allowing your skin’s natural moisturizing factors to fight the dryness at the source.
The combination of these two moisturizing ingredients work hand-in-hand to rejuvenate dry, itchy skin. Just remember, with these tips we can’t promise an instant fix for perfect skin, but they will help to improve the appearance of your dry skin and promote a more radiant look when used on a regular basis.
Some areas are more prone to dryness and flakiness. For example, any area that’s shaved, like the legs for women and the chin for men, is prone to dryness because the razor can strip the skin of its natural moisture and oils. Other vulnerable areas include the lips and the face, which can dry out in harsh weather conditions. Be proactive and treat these areas with moisturizing lotions and lip balms that work to hydrate dry skin. Vaseline® Jelly is also perfect for treating these delicate areas, like dry patches under the eyes, helping to seal in moisture and speed up the healing process. It’s hypoallergenic, 100 percent pure, and has been tested as appropriate for sensitive skin.
- Beautiful Skin Tips for Oily Skin
If you suffer with oily, greasy patches and are wondering how to get beautiful skin, you might think that the best tip is to skip your moisturizing routine and try to keep your skin quite dry, but this can actually make things worse! Oily skin is caused when you have overactive sebaceous glands, which produce excess oils. This can make your skin look shiny and greasy. However, although your skin might appear oily, it still needs hydration. Gently wash your face to remove oils and then moisturize. Be sure to moisturize regularly to provide your skin with the essential moisture it needs.
- Simple Skin Care Tips for Combination Skin
Understanding how to get healthy skin when some areas are dry and flaky and others are greasy and oily can be really confusing. The secret is to treat each area separately, remembering that some areas, such as the T-zone on the face, are naturally more oily than others, such as the lips and legs. If you can’t find a combination skin product that suits you, there’s nothing wrong with using different moisturizers for different parts of your face and body.
When it comes to skin care, it’s important to tailor your routine to match your skin type. Remember: no two people have the exact same skin, so why should we all treat our skin in the same way?
The advice in this article does not constitute medical advice, it is solely available for information purposes.
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