Protect your skin from harmful ultra violet (UV) rays.(ultraviolet radiation) We love being in it and we love having a beautiful tan. The truth is you can poison yourself with too much sunshine. UV rays cause skin cancer and if that isn’t bad enough it causes your skin to age faster than it should contributing to unsightly wrinkles. If you must play in the sun, make certain you are using an adequate sun screen. Don’t leave home without it!
When you purchase sun screen make certain you are buying the right tool for the job. There are different types of UV rays and they don’t all affect our skin in the same ways. The time of year also has a bearing on how much damage the sun can do to your skin. Altitude is another important factor. UV rays are more intense at high altitudes.
Sunshine alone is not the culprit. You can do just as much damage to your skin (or in some cases even more) on a cloudy day!
Don’t forget sun screen for your lips. They want to be healthy too
Create your own facial masks. Here are a couple of excellent masks that you can create with ingredients right from your kitchen: Oatmeal mask: Mix oatmeal with skim milk and apply. Eggs: A raw egg yolk makes an excellent face mask. Try adding a little honey to the egg yolk for a change of pace. Mayonnaise makes another terrific face mask and will leave your skin feeling very soft.
Try a milk of magnesia facial. Apply directly from the bottle and leave on for 5 to 10 minutes then rinse with warm water.
Moisturize dry skin with essential oils. A combination of juniper, cypress, mandarin and grapefruit will work as an astringent that will leave your skin feeling tighter. If your skin is extra dry, premix the essential oils with a teaspoon of carrier oil (mineral oil) and ad ¼ cup of milk or a tablespoon of honey to give you added moisturizing.
Use an antioxidant cream. You are bombarded every day with environmental toxins that attack the surface of your skin. In fact most damage to the skin can be attributed to free radicals. When you expose yourself to toxins like air pollution free radical production increases. Apply an antioxidant cream to your skin before applying your sun screen.
The best cure for wrinkles is to never have them in the first place! If you are like most of us, you didn’t listen to your Mom when she tried to tell you to stay in the shade, stand up straight and stop squinting!
Maybe you would prefer something a bit less abrasive,pardon the pun. If so, you might consider a deep peel. This process is accomplished using an acid and are for moderately deep wrinkles. There are some risks associated with the acid procedure. It isn’t as stable as the laser resurfacing because there is less control of the acid solution.
Have a glycolic or beta peel. This process won’t do much for your wrinkles, but if you are only looking to improve general skin tone,this is the one for you.
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