Good skincare is essential to having good skin. One of the most important rules of good skin care is sunscreen. Sunscreen is not my favorite thing to put on because I don't really like the smell but I have learned the hard way that it is one of the most important things you can do to stay younger looking. I personally use Coppertone Sport 50 SPF or 70 if I can find it. I also like the Water Babies Sunscreens The higher the SPF number the better off you will be. I also like to use the new sunscreen mists that are out for the top of my head & to renew the sunscreen on the rest of my body. (The mist is lighter to carry in my purse.) Don't forget to protect your lips & ears also. I am also a big advocate of hats (much to my family's chagrin). My family does not like my big gardening hat, but it keeps the sun off my head, ears, face, & the back of my neck. I wear sunscreen in addition to the hat.
The next important step to good skin is cleanser & moisturizer. I have studied much on this subject & all the beauty editors agree that this is one place that you do not have to spend tons of money. Cleanser is cleanser. You simply need to find one that you like. Right now I am using one from Oil of Olay that is really for removing eye makeup but I just love how it makes my face feel after cleansing. I found out once how good it was when I had forgotten my ,regular cleanser. It Makes my skin feel soft & moist & that is important to me. For moisturizer, it depends on what time of year it is for me. I get more oily in the warm months so much of the time in summer I do not need as much or as rich a moisturizer. I have to use an oil free moisturizer. There are so many good formulas out there. Some are oil free & some are not. It really depends on your skin whether oil is OK or not. Do make sure it is non comediogenic which means it will not clog your pores. You know that the moisturizer is too rich if it causes me to break out with zits. It does not mean the moisturizer is not good, it only means that it is too rich for my face. If so, I don't waste it, I use it on
my hands, feet, elbows, & knees. One way that I useto test to see if I am sensitive to a new skin product is to apply a small amount to the inside of my
forearm & cover it with a band aid (write the name of the product on the band aid). If after 24 to 48 hours I am red, scaly, itchy, bumpy, or have any other problems then I do not use it. I have learned from experience, not to go down that road. I am presently using Garnier Nutritioniste Skin Renew Anti-Sun Damage Daily Moisture Lotion. Again, each person must use what is best for their skin personally. Some factors that can influence skin are sun, age, hormones, diet, medicine, medical conditions, pollution levels, & even the place where you live. Remember that one of the biggest giveaways to your age is your hands. If you do it for your face, then by all means do it for your hands also.
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