I guess we have all been deluged with advice on keeping our complexion smooth and soft. But here are a couple of ideas, in fact reminders, to increase softness while reducing premature aging and wrinkles.
- Keep it Clean – Pores enlarge and become clogged when dirt and oil become trapped. Microscopic bacteria and
fungus can grow enlarging the pore’s size and compounding the problem. Wash your face daily with an herbal-based cleanser that is not harsh on the skin. Avoid makeup and cosmetics periodically. My wife generally takes a day or two every few weeks not wearing makeup and she says it works great.
- Moisturize – While this seems pretty obvious, moisturizers, especially at night, reclaim lost hydration. Some creams can irritate and are fairly ineffective at reducing dry skin. I’ll review several products in later posts.
- Treatment – If you have chronically dry skin or have had excessive sun exposure, products with Hyaluronic Acid work very well at providing “instant” moisture – fighting skin rashes, dryness, and problems like rosacea and acne.
- Exercise – While exercise in general is a given, toning specific parts of you body can help greatly with overall skin tone and care. Consider and exercise for the neck that builds muscle and improves your flexibility. A diligent regimen will make you feel better, reduce injury and pain and will help guard against wrinkled or sagging skin on the neck.
Pretty basic, uh? The trick is consistency and adjusting your regimen to your skin type and any specific problems you might have. I’ll make a few recommendations for enlarged pores and wrinkles later.