Amy is a beauty & skincare blogger. She has a vast knowledge about beauty & skincare remedies. She loves to guide people to look their best.
We all dream of a good, glowing, and flawless skin and we spend a lot of time and money to our skin look beautiful and young. There are certain things that you might think good for your face, but they are just not. You might be surprised to know that the things you have been using for years, without even knowing that they are actually really bad for your skin. So here is a list of things you should never put on your face,
Now if you are a guy you must have cleanse your face skin countless time with a bar soap, even many girls must have used bar soaps on their facial skin many times, but actually bar soaps are not good to wash your face with.
Bar soaps can be very drying to your skin and often contain sodium laureth sulfate, a substance which causes the soap to leather very well, because we like leathering, dont we? And unfortunately this leathering substance can really really dry your skin. So, you can use bar soap on your body if you want, but keep it away from your face.
The other thing you get to keep away from your face is patroleam jelly. You must have seen your elders puting patroleam jelly on their faces and lips as a natural moisturizer. Think about it how can we apply patroleam on our face, it was actually is a substance discovered at the bottam of patroleam barrels, and this is really where it comes from, and this is really not good for your skin.
It can clog your pores , and if you have any history of acne, just never ever put it on your face and stay away from patroleam jelly. There are some natural products made of bees wax, which is a better option alternative to patroleam jelly.
The body moisturizer is great for your body, but not so great for your face. Like patroleam jelly , body moisturizers can also clog your pores and can cause skin problems. These big body moisturizing bottles also contain other harmful ingredient which are not so good for the sensitive skin of your face. When ever buying a moisturizer for your face, make sure that its a good quality facial moisturizer, as facial skin is the most sensitive skin of all.
Now you must have heard of astringents and toners, and must have used them oftenly, but you may not know that they have alcohol in them, and they give same feeling as rubbing alcohol on your skin.
When you put them on your skin they give you a clean and cold feeling on your skin which you may like, but what they really do? They actually remove all the oils of your skin, and people who have really oily skin, or excessive sebum and oil on their skin, use antringents to get rid of these oils, but when they do this they get rid of oil temporarily, but then their skin starts producing even more oils in response. So using alcohol based astringents and toners make your skin even more oily in long run.
On the other hand these antringents and toner kill the microbiome of your skin. They kill the good bacteria of your skin which maintain a good health and condition of your skin, giving a chance to bad bacteria to replace them, causing many other skin related problems. So avoid rubbing these alcohol based toners and astringents on your skin.
Two must have skin care products
We spend hundreds or even thousands of dollers in buying most expensive and quality products for our skin. But do you know that you only need two products to keep your skin healthy, glowing and beautiful? Well skin care companies will not make much money if you will buy only two of their products, so they keep on coming with different new products, to bombard you with, to make you buy them. They keep you confused, what to buy and what to not. Unfortunately, internet keep you overwhelmed by different recommendations, and most people also work for paid promotions, and don't tell the truth. So let me help you to save your money and time, and improve your skin,
1-Vitamin C serum
Vitamin C serum is one of the two products, that you must have.
Every morning you must apply vitamin C serum on your face as it is a powerful antioxidant and fights free radical damage. All day long your skin is attacked by free radicals, from the food you eat, from the pollution in the air, and from your body's daily processing, and an antioxidant fights off these effects.
Apply an antioxidant to your skin, it protects your skin from this oxidation damage, and it is very important to keep your skin young and healthy. You can pick any good quality brand Vitamin C serum, and if it contain Vitamin E along with Vitamin C its even better, because both vitamins together boost each others effects.
The other must have product is retinoid, which you should apply before going to bed. Retinoid comes in two strengths,
- prescription strength retinoid
- non prescription strength retinoid
We will talk about non prescription strength retinoid, because most people don't go to a doctor to buy a prescription strength retinoid, and you can easily buy them.
Retinol is a over-the-counter version of retinoid, and is usually well tolerated on skin. The great thing about retinol is that it does pretty much everything antiaging for your skin,
- it exfoliates your skin,
- it potentially helps to thicken the dermis of your skin.
If you got an issue of thinning skin then you must try retinol and you may get an improved skin.
On the other hand the prescription strength retinoids like Retin-A can even reverse some early skin cancers, so there is a ton of things that retinoids can do.
How to use a Retinol?
To use any retinol, test it first, check it how your skin is reacting on it, if you are getting some dryness or redness after using it, and you are not liking it, then use it less often and gradually increase its use as your skin get use to it.
Retinol moisturizers are really a corner stone for any anti aging skin care regimen. You can choose any good quality brand retinol for your skin, as per your choice, and you will notice reversing of the clock, as its the best scientifically proven anti aging product you can ever get.
Apart from cleasing and exfoliating your skin using a sun screen, these are the two best product, you must have. Instead of wasting your money on piling up useless different skin care products, you need only these two products, which are enough to get a glowing, improved and youthful skin.
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