By   January 20, 2015

I touched my daughter’s forehead last night and realized it was so soft and smooth. I remember having skin like that, but over time I’ve lost moisture and elasticity. If this is happening to you as well, use the below tips and tricks to help your skin regain it’s youthful resiliency.

Dry skin is a problem for many people, especially during the winter months. To keep skin moisturized, avoid hot water, as this will dry out your skin even further. When taking showers, or washing your face and hands, always use lukewarm water. And remember to apply moisturizer liberally, while the skin is still slightly damp.

If your skin is prone to acne breakouts and clogged pores, check your skin care products for oily ingredients. Unless your skin is extremely dry, you should be using an oil-free cleanser and toner, and a light moisturizer on your face. Most people do not need the heavy moisturizing effect of oily products.

A good way to prevent acne is by creating an aspirin mask. Take some uncoated aspirins and crush them while mixing just enough water to create a paste layer. Apply for ten minutes and rinse off. This paste contains salicylic acid from the aspirin which helps clear pores and get rid of acne scars.

If you have combination skin, then your skin-care regimen could be difficult to tailor to your skin type. Combination skin is best combatted with exfoliation, along with gentle oil control in the areas where the skin is oilier and with moisturizers on the drier patches to maintain an even, healthy skin tone.

It is important to wash oneself to ensure that the skin is cared for properly. By washing regularly one will clean off anything that they got on their skin as well as dead skin cells. The regular cleaning will result in much healthier and overall better looking skin.

Do not just mist your face. While misting your face can be a great way to replenish moisture on your skin, it is no replacement for actual moisturizer. Be sure to moisturize as well. If you are only misting your face, it can actually be completely counterproductive and simply dry out your skin.

A great tip for maintaining healthy skin is to make sure you aren’t eating too much sodium or processed foods. Eating these foods may cause your skin to breakout. Instead, try including more fresh vegetables and fruit in your diet. Eating fresh fruits and vegetables is key for having healthy skin.

Don’t pass up on using sunscreen just because it’s wintertime. Your skin can be just as damaged from a bright but cold December day, as it could on the beach in August. This is even more true if there is snow on the ground, as the glare can reflect even more UV radiation onto your face.

To take care of your skin–especially your face–take the time to wash your bedding. This tip may not seem obvious at first, but it has proven critical to many acne sufferers and people with blotchy skin. We often overlook our dirty pillows and sheets. By sleeping on this dirt and oil night after night, we subject our face to added contaminants. This, in turn, may lead to poor skin.

To make your skin care routine faster and easier, multitask. For example, you can use a facial cleanser and exfoliator during your shower instead of afterward in front of the sink. Also consider products that do more than one thing, such as exfoliating cleansers or moisturizers that also contain sunscreen.

Different people have different types of skin. To determine the best skin care method for yourself, you should determine what skin type you have. There are four skin types that people generally have. The types are normal skin, oily skin, dry skin, and combination skin. Knowing which skin types is yours will help you choose products and remedies that are best suited for enhancing your skin.

To keep skin from becoming dry in the fall and winter, moisturize every single day after your bath or shower. This is the best time to take care of this part of your daily skin care routine because it takes advantage of the moisture that has been absorbed by the skin during bathing.

Talk with a doctor before mixing over the counter and prescription products. Combining too many different ingredients can wreak havoc on your skin. It is important not to overly dry out the skin with loads of chemicals. Dermatologists usually recommend using both prescription and non-prescription products, but you should always confirm with your doctor that the products work together in harmony.

Combat the signs of aging skin by using a simple home spa treatment with lemon and lavender. Place a few drops of lemon oil and lavender oil into a large container of steaming water. Make a tent over the container with a clean towel and allow the moisture to give your skin a healthy glow.

Most aestheticians (not all) have only basic training in chemistry, physiology, and hygienic protocol. Many day spa aestheticians’ training consists of learning selling techniques and product features. Consider going to a medical spa for better quality treatment.

Ditch your bar soap for a fragrance-free body wash. 9 out of 10 times, a body wash or body cleanser is preferable to traditional bar soaps, especially for those with dry or sensitive skin. Soaps can leave the skin dehydrated and covered with filmy residue, which can then clog pores and lead to further irritation or body acne.

Your skin needs vitamins! A deficiency in certain vitamins, such as Vitamin B or K, can cause dry skin as well as cracks at the corners of your mouth. Take a multivitamin daily to ensure that you are giving your skin all the nutrients it needs to be healthy and youthful.

After using all of these methods my skin should return to being soft, beautiful, and taut. Hopefully, yours will too, so let’s set up our own skin care regimens and give it a go! The only way to keep aging at bay is to go the extra mile to take good care of your skin!