Hello lovelies, welcome back to my page, if you are anything like me…like any normal Human being out there you’ll at some point in your life have had or do have problematic facial skin, whether it be dry, oily, flaky, sun burnt or anything else that is completely normal in life to happen to our wonderful faces. well I’ve searched all other the web, books, articles to find some remedies to try and help you and myself out. I suffer from combination skin which means some days it can be really dry and flaky where other days its completely oily and breaking out in spots so much fun I know….sigh!!
Here are ten tips that can help you out with these problems on that gorgeous face of yours!!
For areas that are darkened by sun damage or hormonal conditions (such as melasma), Dr. Rebecca Baxt, a dermatologist with CosMedical in New Jersey and New York City, urges against doing spot treatments on just the areas themselves. “They can create a halo effect where there are areas of lightness on a dark background,” she says. Instead, use a full-coverage face brightener with Vitamin C or a product with retinol, which also targets hyperpigmentation. Also, be diligent about applying sunscreen daily unless you want those spots to return.
We all have those “fun in the sun” days that probably didn’t include as much shade as they should have, well heres how to cool that red hot skin down, start with a cool bath or shower for 10 to 20 minutes and avoid all soap and bath oils. Then gently apply aloe vera to the sunburned areas of the face, taking care not to rub it in thoroughly. “Leave it a bit goopy on top of the burn, which helps prevent the skin from drying out and becoming more irritated,” Repeat this as much as you need to. Also, drink lots and I mean LOTS of water to rehydrate your skin (at least 8 glasses daily) and generously apply an unscented moisturizer to the sunburn over the next few days or even weeks to minimize peeling hopefully this will ease the pain and redness quickly for you.
For instant results, You can easily buy antiviral cold sore creams over the counter from high street pharmacies. Popular brands include Zovirax and Cymex. Antiviral cold sore creams must be applied when symptoms first begin. If you start to apply antiviral cream after the cold sore has fully developed, you are unlikely to see any improvement.
The early symptoms of a cold sore include a tingling or burning sensation around the mouth. If you start to experience these symptoms, you should apply your cold sore cream as soon as possible. You will typically have to apply the cream 5 times a day for 5 days.
A fitful night of sleep may not be easily disguised when it comes to your energy level. But the good news is that it can be hidden on your face. To counteract any puffiness around the eyes, cool down the area. ” A cool compress or cooled cucumber slices applied for 5 to 10 minutes can constrict blood and lymph vessels, You can also use cool tea bags, which contain tannins that will help reduce swelling. And since puffy eyes can be caused by a high-salt diet or alcohol, try to cut out both before an important occasion.
FINE LINES AND WRINKLES
Wrinkles may be inevitable, but that doesn’t mean you can’t delay their onset or diminish their appearance. Olive oil is a great massage oil for your skin. It is a good source of antioxidants, like vitamins A and E, which fight skin-damaging free radicals.
- Regularly massaging olive oil onto the affected skin area will moisturize, repair and even regenerate skin cells. As the oil penetrates deep into the skin, it provides long-lasting protection and keeps it moisturized.
- Another option is to mix a few drops of honey with a few drops of olive oil and glycerin. Massage the mixture into your skin twice daily. This will eliminate dead cells and help tighten sagged skin.
You can also massage your skin with coconut oil, emu oil, almond oil or vitamin E oil to prevent and reduce wrinkles.
As anyone with rosacea can attest, being red in the face isn’t reserved for blushing and workouts. Depending on the severity, you may just have to consult your dermatologist for a prescribed medication or for intense pulsed light treatments. Another option is to see if a change in diet or lifestyle might do the trick such as eliminating alcohol, spicy foods, caffeine, strenuous exercise, extreme heat, stress, excessive sun exposure or medications containing steroid hormones. An anti-inflammatory diet can also help as well as ingesting anti-inflammatory tea and herbs such as Rooibos (red tea), turmeric and ginger,
DRY FLAKY SKIN
Moisturiser is about to become your best friend if dry skin is plaguing you find your favourite moisturiser and use it well. Another option is honey yes HONEY!!
Honey is considered one of the best natural moisturisers loaded with antioxidant, antimicrobial, and humectant properties.
Thus, it helps lock in moisture to make your skin extra soft and smooth. Plus, honey has many essential vitamins and minerals that help improve your skin’s health.
- Before taking a bath or shower, rub honey all over your body and leave it on for five to 10 minutes. Repeat daily to enjoy well-moisturized skin.
- Measure out equal parts of unprocessed honey, beeswax, and olive oil. Melt the beeswax in a small pan over low heat. Remove it from the heat and mix in the honey and then the olive oil. Apply this mixture all over your body and leave it on for 10 minutes. Then take a shower. Repeat daily or every other day.
No one wants daily reminders of their adolescent skin woes. To fix acne scars, your quickest option is to visit a dermatologist. There are various lasers such as Clear + Brilliant, which is more like a baby fraxel that requires several treatments. Or the Harmony Laser which is more intense and can help diminish the scars. microdermabrasion treatments can be effective as well, such as using a sugar scrub or any other facial scrubs of your choosing can help reduce the look of acne scars over time.
Before trying the latest product claiming to clear up your acne once and for all, take a close look at your lifestyle, Stress shows on the face in more ways than just adult acne. Exercising and sweating can help as it gets circulation and blood flow going, wash your face with cool water (warm water causes blood vessels to open which triggers more inflammation), and avoid products with silicone and mineral oils, which can clog pores.
The best trick for diffusing any oily skin issues is to take preventative measures. This involves using an oil-free face wash, especially one that contains enzymes or glycolic acid, which keeps oil under control, witch hazel as a toner and astringent as well as an oil-free hydrator and hyaluronic acid, which adds hydration without heavy oils which is fantastic for oily skin.
I really hope these tips help you as much as they have helped me over the past few years if you would like to know anything else please leave a comment below I love hearing from you.