Indulge in At-Home Treatments
You don’t need to visit an expensive spa or salon to reap the benefits of masks or peels. Plenty are available to use at home, resulting in an increase in cell turnover speed and the reduction of dead skin. New, healthier cells ensure a smooth, refreshed texture with fewer lines and wrinkles. The most effective masks contain AHA – alpha hydroxyl acid.
Avoid Alcohol Content in your Products
Many skincare products on the market today contain SD-40, also known as isopropyl alcohol. Although common, it can cause irritation on oily, acne-prone or sensitive skin, resulting in dryness, red patches or even premature ageing. By quickly scanning the ingredients, you’ll be able to determine whether a product contains SD-40 and if so, select an alternative product with less negative risks attached.
While a healthy level of exfoliation can be essential to great skin, overdoing so can cause damage or inflammation. Many products contain alpha hydroxyl acids, which are useful for reducing fine lines, however when combined with exfoliating products on a regular basis, negative effects can make an appearance.
In contrast, when exfoliating an appropriate amount, you can reduce large pores and ensure a fresher, cleaner appearance, especially if the product contains salicylic acid, which is known for its cleansing properties.
Try Natural Aids
There are plenty of natural remedies for most skin conditions. Tea tree oil is renowned for its ability to combat acne, while calming white and green tea extracts can significantly improve the effects of inflammations, ageing or rosacea.