Anti-Aging Skin Care without Breaking the Bank
Many of us are hard pressed to keep within our budget when shopping for skin care and beauty products as well as cosmetics. Whether it’s for preventing premature aging, treating a skin condition like acne or fighting wrinkles and blemishes, it always seems like our budget falls short.
However, your skin care regime shouldn’t drain your bank account. There are effective, economical alternatives to keep your skin young and healthy.
Let’s start with the basics of anti-aging skin care.
In order to take care of your skin, follow the basic universal recommendations of the American Academy of Dermatology. They seem simple, but they’re effective.
- Clean, treat, and prevent: The key to proper skin care starts with cleaning, hydrating and protecting. If you’re treating a condition like acne or blemishes, don’t let a period of 12 hours go by without using some type of treatment. Prevent sun damage by applying sunscreen daily and reapplying several times a day.
- Sunscreen is for 365 days a year: In spite of what many believe, sunscreen isn’t just for when you’re under direct sunlight on a hot day. In order to prevent sun damage (which can cause wrinkles, blemishes and even skin cancer) apply sunscreen under your makeup and other products and let it set for at least 15 minutes before going outside. Use sunscreen throughout the day, even on cloudy, rainy days and in cold climates.
- Get the most out of your moisturizing cream: Moisturizing creams are a big help and a total necessity, but they don’t do much if your skin is chronically dehydrated. That’s why it’s important to consume lots of liquids, especially water, throughout the day. For greater effectiveness, apply your moisturizing lotion as soon as you finish bathing, in order to seal in the moisture.
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