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Top Tips on the Best Skin Moisturizer

Published at 03/14/2012 18:23:40


When it comes to your skin, you're always going to want to make sure you're using the absolute best products and taking the best preventive measures against aging and damage to your skin. If you want the best skin, there are a couple steps you could take to ensure you have very vibrant, rejuvenated and the most beautiful skin.

Step 1

For your best skin, you may want to try changing some of your bathing habits. Very hot water is bad for your skin so try cleansing your face and washing your body under mild or warm water. Also, taking 30 minute showers or baths is not suggested either. Actually, the less time you spend in the water, the better for your skin.

Step 2

Another suggestion for you to get your absolute best skin is to avoid any harsh soaps. It is suggested that you use mild emollients, such as body washes. Bar soaps actually dry out the skin a bit more so they're doing more damage than good. If you must use bar soaps, only use them two to three times a week at the very most.

Step 3

After you're done showering, it is always suggested that you use a body moisturizer or lotion as well as a face moisturizer. These products hydrate the skin and keep the skin feeling refreshed throughout the day and evening. When you apple moisturizer, apply it directly after you're done drying off from your shower. The reason for this, is because when your skin is still damp, it will help seal in the water.

Step 4

For your absolute best skin, also keep yourself hydrated at all times. It is not only beneficial to our looks but also to our health to drink at least eight glasses of water per day. Another great tip for your best skin is to keep a humidifier on. This is especially a good tip for those who live in small spaces, such as an apartment. The cool mist from a humidifier will keep your skin hydrated and healthy.

Step 5

For your absolute best skin, you also should try to avoid moisturizers that can be damaging or harsh on your face or skin. When shopping for moisturizers, there are a couple things you'll need to look out for. Certain ingredients can be extremely harmful to your skin and will not allow the skin to breathe.

What to Look For In a Moisturizer

For your best skin, look for moisturizers that contain ingredients that are all natural and products that are hypoallergenic. Ingredients such as oatmeal, aloe, soy and essential fatty acids are always great ingredients that you want. For the best skin, try to stick with the following:

  • Shea butter
  • Olive oil
  • Almond oil
  • Avocado oil
  • Coconut oil
  • Borage seed oil

Stay Away From

For best skin, stay away from ingredients such as:

  • Ethyl alcohol
  • Cetyl
  • Stearyl
  • Cetearyl
  • Lanolin alcohol

When it comes to having the absolute best skin you can have, it is also imperative you stick with a moisturizer that has SPF. This is especially important if you're involved with a lot of outdoor activities and/or outdoor sports. Frequent sunburns can lead to wrinkles, peeling and in some cases, skin cancer.