- Skin Care Tips - Beauty
With new creams and ingredients being
launched seemingly every day, it's easy to get confused by all the
options. And unless you're willing to spend hours on your skin care
routine every day by incorporating all of these different lotions,
you'll need to pick and choose which basics are right for you. Here,
the bare minimum that you need:
It's a must, essential for preventing sun
damage and lowering your risk of developing skin cancer. Many skin
care lines have facial moisturizers with SPF already included;
they offer a more luxurious, makeup-friendly texture than
traditional sunscreens. If you use only one product, sunscreen
should be it. A lotion like Neutrogena's Healthy Skin Lotion with
SPF 15 moisturizes, protects with SPF, and smoothes skin with
alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs) and vitamin C -- practically the
perfect all-purpose face lotion.
- Eye cream:
The skin under your eyes is more delicate
and dry than the skin on the rest of your face. It's wise to
invest in an eye cream, which treats the eye area with more
emollient moisturizers. Some eye creams even claim to minimize
dark circles and temporarily tighten fine lines.
If you're concerned with wrinkles and
pigmentation spots, a face cream with retinol (a derivative of
vitamin A) can help. Use it in place of your daytime, SPF
moisturizer after you wash your face at night.
- Body lotion with
alpha-hydroxy acids: A lotion with
skin-sloughing AHAs smoothes your whole body, including hands,
feet, arms, and legs. For tough dry spots, apply extra lotion
before bed and let it soak in while you sleep.