Written By Stephanie Caroline Snyder / Reviewed By Ray Spotts
People put off a skincare routine for years because they think it is too expensive or time-consuming. However, this does not have to be the case. Changing a person’s skincare regimen could make all the difference in wrinkles and dark spots. Below are seven simple things you should consider changing today.
Most soaps contain harsh chemicals, such as Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS), which has been shown to strip away lipids on your outermost layer of skin. Also, it can dry out patches of skin, cause dermatitis flare-ups and create acne breakouts when used regularly. Bar soap may be what is causing your skin to break out.
In contrast, body wash is much gentler on the skin and can help moisturize your outermost layer without stripping away vital lipids. After all, who wants dry patches or acne?
To make this switch easier for you, try using a fragrance-free soap bar along with a lighter lotion that contains ingredients such as aloe vera and shea butter. This will still get your skin clean but also hydrated at the same time.
Exfoliation removes dead cells from the surface of your skin, which helps improve its texture by getting rid of rough patches and preventing wrinkles. You should use an exfoliator made for sensitive skin that contains ingredients such as glycolic acid, lactic acid, or retinol.
Humidifiers can be great for those with allergies and respiratory issues. Why? Because increasing the air’s moisture content helps clear out mucous and other irritants from the environment. It can also help alleviate dry skin patches through moisturizing while relieving coughs by coating irritated nasal passages. If you have questions about purchasing one, talk to an employee at your local hardware store.
While experiments show people might not need to change their hair products every time they wash them, some experts recommend doing so monthly if there’s something in your shampoo or conditioner that may cause you to break out.
Night creams are formulated with heavier and richer ingredients than daytime lotions. Thus, giving the skin what it needs after a long day of exposure to environmental stressors such as harsh sunlight or chemicals from our environment. It also helps create an anti-aging barrier by plumping up lines and wrinkles.
Hydration is key to plumped and radiant skin. When we don’t get enough water, our bodies use moisture from tissues like the epidermis - the outer layer of our skin - to function. The result? Dry, cracked skin.
Get moving. Exercise releases endorphins, making you happier and boosting circulation throughout your body, including your face - which helps prevent wrinkles. Working up a sweat is not only good for your physical well-being but also contributes to a healthy, glowing complexion.
Suppose these changes seem too much work. Visit a dermatology medical building where professionals do all the above steps plus extractions (removing blackheads) and provide deep moisturizing treatments. Therefore, you won’t have to worry about it again after each visit.
It is essential to take care of your skin because it is the only one you have. Whether you are an adult or a child, taking good care of your skin will help prevent problems that may arise in the future. Also, it will keep wrinkles at bay by moisturizing with products specifically for this purpose. Keeping fresh, unblemished skin not only makes us feel more confident but can make us look younger, too.
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Stephanie Caroline Snyder graduated from The University of Florida in 2018; she majored in Communications with a minor in mass media. Currently, she is an author, freelance internet writer, and blogger. She was born and raised in Panama City, Florida, where her family still lives. The oldest of four children moved out to Utah to pursue her professional interests in early 2019 and worked on content creation, blogging, and internet articles since then. She enjoys storytelling, painting, dancing, and swimming with her fiancé Marcus and their beloved dog Pluto.
Founder Ray Spotts has a passion for all things natural and has made a life study of nature as it relates to health and well-being. Ray became a forerunner bringing products to market that are extraordinarily effective and free from potentially harmful chemicals and additives. For this reason Ray formed Trusted Health Products, a company you can trust for clean, effective, and healthy products. Ray is an organic gardener, likes fishing, hiking, and teaching and mentoring people to start new businesses. You can get his book for free, “How To Succeed In Business Based On God’s Word,” at www.rayspotts.com.