The market today offers huge amounts of facial products for your use.  How do you know what is the best product to keep your skin healthy.  The most expensive products may not be the best option, check your ingredient labels and you will find some of the same ingredients in the lessor expensive brands.  After making your choice it is very important to not misuse those products which could in turn abuse your skin.

Things to avoid that may damage your skin…

Not Staying Hydrated
Your body is made up of approximately 65% water depending on age, weight, health and gender.  Water works from the inside out so it is important to drink 8 glasses of water a day.  A good measure that your body needs water is dry hands, cracked lips or your eyes look sunken.

Not Moisturizing
No matter what you think your skin type may be, we all need moisturizer.  Moisturizer should always be applied directly after bathing for the best penetration.  Cleansing will not only remove the dirt and grime from the day but your natural acid mantle that protects your skin as well. By using a moisturizer it will replenish the oils washed away and help your skin to not overcompensate and go into a yo yo effect causing a dry to oily circle.

Avoiding Oil
This relates to the above.  The general public thinks that oil is not good for the skin and causes pimples.  Agreed, some oils do clog the pores however many other oils such as:  Sunflower Seed Oil, Jojoba Oil, Avocado Oil, Sweet Almond Oil and Grape Seed Oil are very good oils to keep your skin healthy.  Apply the oil right after bathing while your skin is still damp for best results.

Exfoliating too often
Exfoliating can be very healthy for your skin, It will slough off dead skin cells and gently remove deeper dirt and grime.  Do not however over exfoliate and always be gentle.

Worshiping The Sun
A beautiful tan is very tempting however the sun’s radiation can do more harm than good.  As your skin matures you may regret those hours in the sun when you start getting premature wrinkles, leathery skin and age spots.  Make sure you use a sunscreen with an SPF 30 and re-apply a minimum of every two hours.

Just a few tips to keep you on track.  We are now coming into the Holiday  Season, have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Warmest Regards,