Choosing the right skin care product is as simple as learning about ingredients, or getting unbiased information from a trusted source. Sometimes all it takes to develop a foolproof skin care routine is some patience and the willingness to try a few products before making a commitment to just one. Don’t sweat running into something that irritates your skin. Stick to these methods and you will find what works and what does not.
Why is chlorine such a problem? Chlorine is a very harsh and toxic chemical. We started using it in our water systems to combat cholera and typhoid over 100 years ago. Although we’re no longer fighting such diseases, and have much better solutions than chlorine if they did become a problem again, our use of chlorine has now become an excellent example of too much of a good thing: We use more and more of it, and in higher concentrations.
If it happens to you, first off, stay out of the sun from now on. Burned skin is damaged skin, so it just needs time to recover. Keep it soaked in aloe gel and gently exfoliate the dead peeling skin. There is no cure for tanlines, but you can use a gentle gradual self-tanner to blend the lines until they fade.
I will briefly focus on some of the ingredients that you should avoid in your facial skin care treatment. One of the worst ingredients found in beauty face clean today is parabens. These preservatives prolong the shelf life of the products. Studies indicate that they may cause cancer.
To be sure you choose the overall best skin care product just keep a journal of your use of each product and use it to later determine which one best fulfills your needs. All you need is a pad and something to write with. You can quickly narrow your choices down by scratching out the poor performing contenders. Knowing what you have tried and how good it works is probably your best ally. More importantly you might see trends emerging. Certain classes of products share similar ingredients; if you are allergic to that ingredient then you will have to look at other product types. Now lets say you that all of the cleansers you’ve tried severely irritated your skin, then you would look for a line that caters to sensitive skin.
The skin cream had to include substances that can moisturize and hydrate my skin. It needed to have emollients, anti-oxidants, humectants, vitamins and minerals.
Another nasty ingredient is mineral oil. It will clog your pores and that could cause acne breakouts. Fragrances should not be added to a facial skin care treatment. They are made from chemicals that can be harmful to your skin as well.