Skin treatment when you are younger is different when you get older. So if you are experiencing all those skin complaints from back in the days, you cannot just simply do your remedies before as your skin has probably changed over time and will also require a new remedial approach. Here are some of the most common remedies you might have done before, and what you should do now.
Back then, you might have scoured your face every chance you get. Now, you must not cleanse more than twice a day. Over washing dries your skin and it washes away natural oils that your face needs. The best thing to do is to look for a cleanser with salicylic acid to break up pore clogging caused by sebum, and glycerin which acts as skin softener. If you have a sensitive or extra dry skin, try searching for a milder product.
Back then, you might have used to apply degreaser to mask up or soak oil. Now, you must exfoliate your skin, not to degrease. Skin cell turnover slows down when you grow older. Chances are your pores will get clogged with dead cells. Instead of degreasing, use facial scrub once or twice a month to exfoliate your skin. Also, if the oiliness has cause regular break out, use a product with 10% glycolic acid. If it is just an occasional pimple appearance, use lactic acid for a gentler choice.
Back then, you might have slathered 10% Benzoyl Peroxide. Now, you must opt to use those which contain 2.5% Benzoyl Peroxide only as higher concentration might irritate and leave your skin dry. If your breakout is seasonal, start your pimple treatment two weeks prior the start of your pimple appearances.
Back then, you might have sworn off all moisturizers. Now, you must use oil-free lotions to smooth out your skin. During morning, use sunscreen over your Benzoyl Peroxide and at night, use retinol treatment.
Skin remedies that you used to do when you are younger might have different effects if you use it now, especially if your skin has aged well. Use only the best products for your skin by following our personal beauty blog for application tips and ideas. If your treatment for skin complaints did not work effectively, make it a habit to consult your doctor.