The skin is the largest external organ of the body as well as the largest organ in general. It may usually seem tough as it continually protects you from too much heat or too much coldness. Without the skin, it would be an imaginable pain that we could have been experiencing right now. This is why we must take good care of it.
Specifically, the face is the most noticeable representation of what your skin is and how it looks like. Intentionally or not, people usually look at or see your face initially more than your arm or your elbow. The face is where “communication” between people mainly begins and happens, thus, it’s where people spend more time looking at.
That is one of the reasons why you care a lot about your face — because people see and look at it and most especially, because it affects how you live and how you become confident about yourself. To remind you of the basic skin care products that would be helpful for your face, here are 5 of them together with some beauty tips regarding them too:
1. FACIAL WASH
Dirt from the environment, unhealthy lifestyle and stress combined all together lead to growth of skin blemishes, usually pimples and acne. As dirt builds up quickly and enters the skin, pimples grow. You may think that not leaving the house won’t let bacteria grow, however, they do just wherever. Your face may not become as polluted as it is when you go outside the house, but still, because of the air, the foods you eat and the things you do, dirt can still accumulate.
To fight off those dirt and to prevent continuous increase of skin irritation, oiliness and skin issues, do not neglect the most basic skin care deed: wash your face. Apply facial wash most especially at night after a long day outside.
Water is not enough, so use the right facial cleanser or facial wash for your skin type. With a facial wash, you can eliminate dirt and reduce oil which both cause pore clogging and irritation.
There is a misconception about facial cleansing. A lot of people think that cleaning the face very thoroughly and for a long time ensures that your face is very healthy already. The truth, however, is that too much cleaning causes dryness because the water naturally present in your skin gets washed away too.
Using a facial moisturizer after you wash your face will help you retain hydration so your facial skin will be shielded from the heat of the sun and from unwanted irritations. Your skin becomes tougher while it also develops flexibility.
The skin on your face and the areas near it are sensitive and easily affected by environmental factors and changes, and they are prone to skin cancer. Cells are also quickly shrugged off so the skin needs moisturization for the birth of new skin cells.
As you age, you will see lines and wrinkles developing on your face. Sunscreen is one of the products that do help protect your skin from the damaging UV rays that result to those facial lines and also discoloration. Using sunscreen safeguards your skin from sunburn and its harmful effects to the health of your skin. Not only those issues, but most seriously, wearing sunscreen also keeps you away from the chances of having skin cancer.
4. EYE CREAM
The eye area is where obvious signs of aging also occur aside from the forehead. If you will touch the skin under your eyes, you will notice that you can easily grab a portion of it. It actually follows how you pull the skin up. This proves that the skin under the eyes, compared to other areas, is thinner. When you get exhausted, the eyes appear different and swollen or even dark than when you are relaxed and not sleep deprived.
Notice how painful the eye area immediately becomes when you apply some harsh chemicals on your skin? The eye area is sensitive and susceptible to damage or hurt. Sunlight and smoke can hurt the eyes and irritate the surrounding area. Also, the skin around your eyes are very noticeable, and sometimes unaware, you tend to touch it.
Using an eye cream will be of great help so the areas around your eyes will have a coating that prevents external factors causing darkening and displeasure. It also has smoothing, soothing and firming features for the under-eye skin.
5. HYDRATING MASK
A hydrating facial mask is one of the simplest ways to achieve healthy skin within a short period of application time. There are many options of treatments, and some even come in various designs and scents.
Using a hydrating facial mask can aid for clearer skin as it can deeply seep into the pores to eradicate those of dead skin cells, oils and wastes may cause blockage and eventually growth of pimples and acne. Your skin can even be more hydrated, thus, this is also an easy way to combat skin dryness. It won’t be dull and rough but elastic, youthful, smooth and unwrinkled!
Aside from those, you can also avoid and destroy hyper-pigmentation. Oxygen, which is necessary for healthy skin, is also added since sweat gland secretion is boosted. As you wear a face mask, you can rest and relax yourself while waiting for the time to be up for removing it. The process is easy and calming. You get to feel a smoother and have a healthy feeling skin right after.
FACIAL SKIN CARE
There are many ways to take care of your facial skin, and one of them is by using the above-mentioned products and other certain products that go with them in the right order. Remember to use high quality and safe skin care products. Follow proven and tested or medically approved beauty tips and skin care tips depending on your skin type. Remember that consistency is very important because without it, all your efforts and even the best quality of products might be put to waste. Be wise! Keep your face glowing and healthy!
Nicole Ann Pore is a daytime writer for Geniale Skin Cancer Clinic, a holistic Medical Aesthetics and Skin Cancer Centre in Australia that aims to provide brilliant experience, treatment and result to its guests. She cares a lot about her skin and her body and encourages others to care about theirs too through writing safe reminders and informative pieces about skin and health. | Nicole graduated Cum Laude from De La Salle University Manila, Philippines with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Arts.