Whoever said that beauty is only skin deep didn’t understand the importance of good skin care.
Since your skin is with you for life, it’s a good idea to treat it like you would your best friend. Your skin deserves to be pampered, cared for, and treated kindly. After all, it helps keep your body protected from the outside world, as well as allowing you to feel the world around you.
Depending on how oily your skin is, you may be drying out the outer layer with over washing, and using the wrong products can irritate your skin or cause acne issues. That’s why it’s important to invest in good skin care products and routines, as well as skin treatments that can help keep your skin healthy and glowing no matter what time of year it is.
Some treatments – like spending time in your in home sauna or regularly soaking in your portable jacuzzi – can benefit the skin over all your body. Other products like creams, lotions, facial cleansing brushes, jade rollers, or a face steamer are meant to be used on specific parts of your body. You can also use an organic bath bomb on your next dip in the tub to treat your skin and senses, and diffused essential oils can help as well.
So whether you’re looking for a simple before bed mask or a deep pore cleansing treatment, here are some of the many types of skin care products and regimens that can help make sure you put your best face forward.
Facial Creams, Washes, and Moisturizers
Creams, soaps, and moisturizers are the basic treatments that you can do at home to make sure your skin looks its best. While face wash and facial soaps are meant to remove dirt and dead skin cells from your face to help prevent acne and other blemishes, creams and moisturizers are made to add vitamins and minerals back in your skin, and they help keep your skin elastic and moisturized.
When looking for a new face wash, you want to keep in mind how oily your face can get. For dry to normal faces, you’re going to want to invest in an exfoliating and moisturizing face wash that is gentle on the skin.
More oily faces require a deeper cleaning tool, but that doesn’t mean you can skimp out on the moisturizer. No matter how oily your face is, skipping moisturizer will just cause more grease to build up over the course of the day, leaving your face feeling more like a nonstick pan then you’d ever want it to.
Skin care creams like vitamin C creams and anti-wrinkle creams help make sure your face gets the TLC it needs. Vitamin C creams increase collagen production, meaning that your skin stays smoother, and can even help reduce scars and acne pits left behind. It can also help even out your facial toner over time. And when paired with a derma roller they can be even more effective.
Anti-wrinkle creams come in a wide variety of makes and intentions, but the general purpose is to help tighten up your skin and rejuvenate the elasticity of your face. There are many other unique creams that can help make sure your face stays at its best like vitamin E cream meant to soothe, and redness reducing creams meant to help even out your facial tone.
Whatever your skin care needs, there’s a cream, wash, and moisturizer to help your skin be its best.
Masks, Toners, and Serums
Like creams, washes and moisturizer, masks, toners, and serums can help even out your facial tone, and help remove days of built-up makeup. Facial masks are a great way to relax and forget about the stress of the day, and they’re also a great way to add vitamins and minerals back into your skin, especially after a deep cleaning treatment.
While some masks come pre-prepared in individual packages for easy use, the best facial masks are those that come premixed or those that you mix your own. When looking for the best facial mask, look for all-natural ingredients, as they will cause fewer breakouts and make your skin look absolutely radiant. Whether you’re looking to give your skin a second chance or relax after a long day of work, facial masks belong in any home spa or as a part of any spa getaway.
Toner is usually put on after moisturizer and before makeup. Most toners help tighten your pores to prevent dirt and debris from getting inside and causing nasty breakouts. They also help even out your skin tone and can give your skin a rejuvenated, springy feel. Because it helps even out skin tone, it can also help you save on makeup costs, as you’ll find yourself using less foundation since your natural skin is already nearly blemish-free.
Serums are similar to creams and toners, but they are usually used on a daily basis to help your skin recover after the dry season or to help deal with specific issues. Many serums are made to help reduce oiliness, remove breakouts, or to generally help with wrinkles and dark spots. As with masks, organic serums are the best way to naturally take care of your skin while still giving you a flawless complexion.
Acne Removal Tools and Exfoliants
Did you know that your body sheds millions of skin cells every day? These dead skin cells are one of the major reasons for facial and body acne, which can be quite the pain to deal with. While it’s always best to not pick at or forcibly pop acne, there are gentle tools you can use to help remove the blemishes and help your skin stay acne-free.
Acne removal tools come in many forms, from small metal tools meant to help relieve the pressure on blackheads, to specialized blackhead vacuum tools that will suck the debris out of your pores without stressing your skin out. If these are a little daunting to you, you can also stick to exfoliating creams, washes, and scrubbers to gently remove dirt and debris while in the shower. These come in many forms, from natural dry brushes to deep exfoliating tools meant to take care of hard to clean out grime that can cause habitual breakouts.
Just make sure you don’t go too hard on your skin. While it can be annoying to deal with blackheads, whiteheads, and zits, your skin does deserve to be treated gently, and scrubbing too hard can lead to further acne problems. The same goes for wax hair removal, microdermabrasion, and facial epilators – be careful when you do it to ensure you don’t irritate sensitive areas. Some tools – like the best microcurrent machines – can rejuvenate your skin without causing irritation.
Body Lotions, Scrubs, and Bath Bombs
Your face isn’t the only part of your body that deserves special treatment. Lotion is great for almost every inch of skin and can help remove stretch marks, reduce dark spots, and of course, feels fantastic after you’ve shaved your legs.
A good moisturizer can be used on legs, arms, and pretty much everywhere else on your skin to increase elasticity and make you feel incredible. If you’re looking for the ultimate body care treatment, invest in a sugar scrub. These both exfoliate and soften your skin, and can even remove hair if used frequently.
In some ways, they are the holy grail of body treatments, second only to the bath bomb of course. While sugar scrubs are great for targeted cleaning, bath bombs are a great way to reduce overall inflammation and help you relax after a long day. They can be infused with healthy, organic oils to help keep your skin moisturized and help keep you feeling great, no matter how hard the work week has been.
Whether you’re looking to take care of your face, or treat yourself to an intensive moisturizing session, taking care of your skin is a great way to increase your self-confidence, and to help you feel beautiful overall. So relax, take out your home beauty kit or make an appointment with your nearest spa, and treat yourself to the skin care routine you deserve.