TIPS FOR GREAT LOOKING SKIN, ESPECIALLY FACE FOR MEN/WOMEN (check out the age comparison)
Hey there, this is Charlotte with your tip for the day.
By now I’m sure you understanding that the tips I offer are things that have worked exceptionally well for me and things I have picked up or learned through my life of being an international runway model, instructor, college instructor, counselor, writer, speaker, and fellow journeyer who has had her share of physical problems, struggles and situations. Through those things I desire to share whatever I can, not because I’m anyone special. I’m sharing tips simply because in these times of financial issues and struggles, if I can help somebody to save money, gain some knowledge or simply feel better in the process, we all win.
This is a tip, I have heard through the grapevine, some of you have been waiting for with anticipation. Today’s tip is for help with great looking skin (especially the face and neck areas). Boy have I got some great tips to share with you!
First, let me give you a comparison (mainly this is tribute to great my mom looked at her age) The picture below is me, currently at 55 years old and my mom, a few months before she died at the age of 71. Of course, we both had a great gift of genes which neither of us can take credit for. However, my mom and I were extremes regarding skin care products. She always bought the highest priced skin care products while I would look at the ingredients in her products, go to Walmart or the dollar store and get pretty much the same thing. Yes, I am the first one to admit that “cheap” is my middle name.
The main thing is exactly what I would tell my modeling students, “Regardless of what the celebrities tell you to buy on tv, if you find a product that really works for you and nobody is using it but you, stay with it. If putting dirt on your face then doing a cheer for the Cleveland Browns helps you to get great looking skin? Knock yourself out and keep doing it.”
While not that extreme, I have some tips to get smooth, clear skin for real cheap. NOTE: If you are under a doctor’s care or are using prescribed products for your skin, please consult your doctor before trying something new. Try these products at your own risk using common sense and your doctor’s advise.
Here is a grocery list for you. Depending upon your skin type, you can alter some of the products.
- Jar of Vaseline Petroleum Jelly
- Bottle of hydrogen peroxide (remember you can use this as a mouth rinse as well for white teeth)
- Listerine (generic works just as well)
- Ponds beauty creme or a generic pond’s type of beauty liquid
- Palmer’s cocoa butter formula w/ vitamin E (get the kind in the jar not bottle)
- Vitamin E oil form (get it at dollar store or hair supply store)
If you have problems with blemishes & breakouts:
- generic tar shampoo (yes, I said shampoo)
- Cetaphil soap
- small jar of noxema (generic is fine)
- a scrub (NOT A PEEL OFF but scrub) I use equate refreshing apricot scrub
- generic antibiotic ointment (works well on scalp as well if you have problem with itching)
- generic athlete’s foot cream (clotrimazonle cream 1%)
Okay, here are some tips for you:
Tip #1: Know your skin type. Usually people with dry skin, know it as well as those with oily skin. If you are not sure, don’t have tight dry feeling skin after you wash your face or produce extra oil on your face, most likely you have normal skin. However everyone also has a t-zone (the area across your nose from ear to ear plus the area from your forehead to about your nose). For some, their t-zone might have a different skin type than the rest of your face. I have very dry skin on my face with a slightly normal t-zone.
Why is this important to know? Because based on your skin type and t-zone, you might need to treat your face differently. For example if you have normal skin but an oily t-zone, you will probably have more blemishes in your t-zone area as well as more oily so you will need to treat that area of your skin differently.
Often but not always, the type of sky you have on your face is the same that you have all over your body including your scalp and hair.
Dry skin types: After washing, tight, sometimes hurts due to tightness, can look ashy or pale due to dryness. Must use some type of moisture to relieve dryness. A positives is that dry skin usually does not have the skin problems and blemishes that those with oily skin have on their faces. A negative is that dry skin becomes drier as we age therefore, it can wrinkle faster than other skin types if that moisture is not replaced.
Oily skin types: After washing face can still feel a little oily. In many cases, moisturizers are not necessary to relieve dryness. A positives is that oily skin looks younger and does not wrinkle as quickly as dry skin. A negative is that oily skin comes with blemishes and other issues due to the amount of oil that is produces through the pores of skin.
Normal skin types: After washing face will usually need some type of moisture but is not as extreme as those with dry skin. Normal skin needs are based on the individual needs, they vary. Normal skin will do better if moisture is added as the person ages.
Tip #2: Washing your face/Steaming
Tip #3: Moisturizing & keeping skin smooth
Tip #4: Blemishes and skin problems
Have a great day until next time.
As always, if you have questions, comments or suggestions feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
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