Posted March 29th, 2013 @ 2:55pm
Dermatologists say the secret to glowing skin isn’t facials or fancy products – it’s good skincare habits! And a lot of us don’t realize we have bad habits, which actually damage and age our skin. So, are a few skin secrets to keep in mind:
- Washing your face in the morning sounds like a good move. But it strips your skin of essential oils, leaving it much more fragile and at risk of damage from the elements as you go about your day. So, when should you wash your face? Dermatologists say wash up at night, so you get all the grime and dirt off your face. That’ll help your skin regenerate and produce collagen as you sleep. Then when you wake up, simply rinse your face with water and apply a moisturizer and sunblock.
- Easy with the loofah! Sloughing off dead cells helps keep your skin healthy and bright. But too much exfoliation can cause irritation and dryness. So, the American Board of Dermatology suggests exfoliating twice a week – max.
- When it comes to products, less is more! A lot of people think that piling on moisturizers, lotions, and serums will make their skin glow. But it could actually give you a nasty case of hives because ingredients in different products can cause allergic reactions or cancel out each other’s properties. So, experts suggest keeping it simple with a moisturizer and sunblock.
- Don’t forget to give your neck some T-L-C! The skin on your neck is even more delicate than your face, because it doesn’t have as many oil glands – so much more vulnerable to sun damage. So, dermatologists suggest applying sunscreen to your neck every day. And always in an upward motion. That’s an anti-aging trick that’ll prevent sagging and keep your neck looking firm.