Good Healthcare Requires Treatment of Your Mind, Body, and Soul

Good Healthcare Requires Treatment of Your Mind, Body, and Soul

3 Skincare Beauty Tips Your Dermatologist Would Appreciate

by Hugh Larson

Although it usually doesn't get the credit that it deserves, your skin is an essential canvas for your makeup. Without a dewy complexion, your makeup will look cakey and contrived, which is a look that most people try to avoid. In order to make your dermatologist proud and to rock that new illuminating blush, pay attention to these three skincare beauty tips.

1: Use Moisturizer

When it comes to successful makeup application, no product is more important than a great moisturizer. In addition to keeping your face moist and comfortable, lotions also help your skin to regain key ingredients that it needs to remain healthy.

When you wash your face, you strip away natural oil. Although most people mistakenly think that oil is a bad thing that should be removed at all costs, the fact of the matter is that it serves an important purpose. Natural oil acts as a shield against pollutants, allergens, and bacteria. If these oils are completely removed, your skin is susceptible to problems. Unfortunately, too much oil can clog pores and lead to breakouts.

To strike the right moisture balance, the best course of action is to clean your face with a mild cleanser, and then apply a good moisturizer within 3 minutes. Using lotion when skin is still relatively moist will help to lock in your skin's natural emollients and make the moisturizer more effective.

Lotions are created for a huge variety of skin types, so you can customize your moisturizer for your needs. For example, if you have sensitive skin, there are lotions available that don't contain any irritating perfumes or dyes. If you have naturally oily skin, oil-free versions are available that moisturize your skin with other ingredients.

Clean, moisturized skin will accept foundation smoothly and evenly, which will make your skin look naturally beautiful.

2: Exfoliate Regularly

Did you know that your skin constantly regenerates itself? In fact, every day, you lose about 1 million skin cells, which are replaced with brand new versions. When the outer layer of your skin becomes old and flaky, it can cause serious problems for your makeup. Foundation can cling to rough spots, and soak into creases, which creates an aged, unattractive appearance.

To remove dead cells and revitalize your appearance, you should exfoliate your skin regularly. Experts generally recommend exfoliating up to twice a week if you are using mild abrasives, or up to twice a month for deeper treatments. In addition to removing loads of dead skin cells, exfoliation also prompts cell growth and increases circulation, which can make you look younger.

Exfoliation is also important for your general makeup application. Instead of liquid foundation gathering in cracks and powder accentuating dry patches, your foundation will glide over your fresh skin, making your complexion look picture perfect.  

3: Remove your Makeup Before Bed

At the end of a long day, the last thing that most women want to do is endure another beauty regimen. Instead of carefully removing their makeup, many people skip the scrubbing in order to grab an extra few minutes of sleep.

Unfortunately, failure to wash your face at night can have long-lasting consequences. Makeup can become impacted into your pores, making them larger and more obvious. When you are young, pores generally tend to return to their normal size after they are cleaned. However, as you pass your prime, pores can become permanently enlarged.

Allowing makeup to collect on your face can cause other problems as well. Residue can trap bacteria inside of your pores, where it can run rampant and lead to ugly, painful breakouts.

In order to keep your makeup from causing skin problems, wash your face every evening before bed. To make it easier, try to stay away from waterproof mascara and long-wear lipstick, which can be trickier to remove. Taking off your makeup will allow you the opportunity to start fresh the next day, without any long-term ramifications.

Being mindful of your skin will help you to look beautiful, so that you can remain comfortable and confident.  


About Me

Good Healthcare Requires Treatment of Your Mind, Body, and Soul

I have worked in a supportive role in the medical industry for over 20 years, and I have been amazed at the advances in medicine that have been made. While it is always great to hear about a new medication that helps cure a disease or a new surgical procedure that can help someone live a normal life again after an injury, I have been especially amazed at the research that has shown just how much our physical and mental health are connected. Since I keep on top of all of the amazing medical studies being performed and I know others are too busy to hunt them down themselves, I decided to start a blog to share my favorite health tips for keeping both your mind and body healthy.