For instance, you might hear people suggesting to make rubs using salt, baking soda, or to apply rubbing alcohol, all of which are horrible for your skin (nevermind your more delicate facial skin!). The problem stems from most people misunderstanding their skin—to be honest, there’s not much you can do to fight genetics. Genetics dictate things like pore size—while they might grow from an infection, there’s a limit to how much you can “shrink” them.
One thing people are constantly fighting against—nose “blackheads”. Despite magazine covers, those can’t be helped. They’re actually a natural, necessary part of your skin, called sebaceous filaments. You can minimize them a little, but they’re not worth obsessing over, they can’t be removed (even by extreme treatments). Just forget all the commercials you saw in the 90s—following those ideas would destroy your skin!
Instead, focus on skin health. There’s a lot you can do to keep your skin healthy, and make it look younger, more glowing, and vibrant. You just have to take the right approach, rather than abrasively attack what expensive creams are telling your are problems.
For instance, you probably need to focus on hydrating your skin rather than drying it. Most people assume they’re an “oily” type, then perpetuate a cycle that causes skin problems. You can see a dermatologist for a tailored skin regime, and/or you can start by taking a more gentle approach.
One popular point of entry to better skin care is an oil cleanse. Use an oil low in oleic acids (like sunflower, sesame oil, etc., but not coconut or olive oil) to massage your face. Gently wash your face with warm water, pat dry, then use the oil to remove oil soluble face gunk (including sunscreen), wipe off, then wash using your regular cleanser.
If you have skin problems that go beyond basic cleansing, try adding a daily support spray. One all-in-one spray you can use is our Anti-Aging Skin Regenerator. It has a lot going on to support healthy skin—including witch hazel, green tea, and Fulvic Minerals.
Anti-Aging Skin Regenerator is great because it offers cellular support rather than just surface support. It’s about good skin health, which leads to a better appearance (smoother skin).
Another skin care point most people miss: good looking skin is very much tied to good health. And what is the foundation of good health made of? Yep, diet and exercise. Most people don’t realize how big an impact it can have on things like how your skin looks, but if you really want young, healthy skin, it’s really got to start there. And while a little sun is good, constant damage (tanning) will eventually catch up with you, and make your skin look older.
What’s your best skin trick or tip?