Simple Tips To Take Care Of Your Skin Without Spending A Fortune

Simple Tips To Take Care Of Your Skin Without Spending A Fortune
Simple Tips To Take Care Of Your Skin Without Spending A Fortune
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At 31 years of age I have come to accept something that I did not believe as a young man: skin changes … and not always for the better. Yes, I already understood that skin care is important but it turns out that, in addition to taking care of my face, I also have to take care of my pocket, since the price of creams, serums and oils varies so much that one can be bankrupt.

For my good luck, watching my mother wash her face every night created a habit of never sleeping with makeup on me. Never. And I must confess that as a child I loved to browse among its creams of a thousand brands that were used for things that I did not understand at my young age.

However, with the inevitable passing of the years I began to understand what each of these creams were for. What if for wrinkles, blemishes, lack of elasticity … an endless list of problems that young people "must" reduce. And to be honest, when I saw the first wrinkles appear and I noticed that my skin looked dull, I wanted to buy all the existing products that would help me improve my appearance. But it doesn't work like that.

According to the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), an effective skin care routine must follow three steps: cleaning, hydration, and prevention. And the key to getting products that will really work for you is knowing your skin type. Simple.

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And so, will more expensive products work better on my skin? To say of the AAD, no.

“Expensive treatments are not necessarily better; the important thing is to buy products that are specifically formulated for your skin type,”reports the academy in a statement.

Therefore, the first thing is to know what type of skin you have, whether it is normal, dry, oily or mixed. In addition, you must identify if your skin is sensitive; this you can know if when trying any product you have felt that your skin itches or burns after each application.

Once you know what skin type you have, you should proceed to obtain the ideal products for you, and the ADD recommends the following:

If you are acne prone, turn to products with benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid

  • If you are concerned about wrinkles, choose products with retinol
  • If you have sensitive skin, look for fragrance-free products
  • If you have oily skin, use oil-free products
  • Never forget sunscreen with at least SPF 30 or higher
  • Opt for non-greasy or non-comedogenic moisturizers
  • Limit the number of products you use as using too many can irritate your skin

If you do not know exactly what your skin type is, go to a specialist to guide you.

As you can see everything is in the ingredients and composition of the product, beyond the brand. Ah! And don't forget that the cheapest and most effective method to replace and prevent future damage is to wash your face!

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