Practical Beauty & Skin Care

There are lots of skin care tips to be found on the internet and in magazines. The problem is that most of these tips are somewhat unachievable.

Let’s face it – how likely are you to go through a six step skin care regimen every day? While this would be optimal, most of us have busy lives that require lots of our time. Simply put, we just don’t have enough hours in the day to care for skin as some skin care experts would like us to. Still, there are some simple tips that you can do every day…and they won’t take up a lot of your energy.

The first practical skin care tip is: don’t smoke. Simple enough, right? Smoking reduces the amount of circulation within your skin. This is the main reason why smokers often give off a dull appearance. When you smoke, poison and oxidants are being pumped into your skin causing your skin to choke. If you smoke, make every possible effort to quite – no amount of skin care products will stop your skin from aging if you smoke.

Next, make sure to get lots of sleep. Try not to stay up too late at night. If you can, go to bed early and rest properly. Your body needs a lot of sleep to recuperate from a long day. Sleep deprivation can easily cause the skin to look tired, dark, and yellowed. There are some skin care products that can help skin to look rejuvenated after a sleepless night, but a lack of sleep can speed up the aging process.

This next tip is for all the women out there: ladies – make sure that you are applying clean makeup. Change those makeup sponges weekly; throw out old makeup; and don’t use any makeup that looks dirty or has been neglected. Makeup should only last from 6 to 12 months. After that time period has passed, it’s time to throw your makeup away, and start from scratch. Likewise, don’t fall prey to every item of makeup under the sun.

If you walk by a makeup counter, resist the urge to ask a sales girl what you need to purchase. Chances are, you will wind up with a bag full of makeup…and more than two thousand different chemicals that you will slather onto your skin. If you are going to use makeup, use a minimal amount – and make sure to purchase products that include lots of natural ingredients; sunblock; and moisturizer.

When it comes to aging, nothing ages skin quicker than: lack of sleep; smoking, and old makeup. Additionally, applying the right skin care products is crucial to the state of your healthy skin. Products that contain lots of chemicals should be avoided, while products that are made from natural resources should be sought. This might seem difficult, but it is the one sure way to prevent your skin from aging.

Stick to the practical advice listed above. All of these things will help to fight off the signs of aging effectively. Nothing ages your skin quicker than lack of proper care. While you might not have time to work on your skin for hours every day, you can certainly practice proper skin care habits.