Although you can create a complicated skin care program, it doesn’t have to be that way. It is imperative that you educate yourself on skin care before looking for easy skin care fixes. If you read this article you will find out how to take care of your skin the right way.

Homemade masks can give you great results for your skin. Grind some raw almonds and mix it with olive oil and milk until it has the consistency of semi-smooth paste. Also put a touch of ground orange peel in the mix. Apply this to your face, and leave it there for around 15 minutes. Then wash your face (gently) and rub it down with an ice cube.

Scent moisturizers contain ingredients that may cause skin damage, so try to avoid them. Alcohol should never be used in the treatment of your skin. Make sure you read the label and find out what it is in the moisturizer. If it has any alcohol or any fragrance in the ingredients, you should not use it.

Remember to give you lips protection too. Especially in the winter months, the air will be very dry. If you do not apply lip balm or other moisturizes to your lips during this time, your lips can get very dry and crack, causing pain that is truly unbearable and unpleasant.

Sufficient sleep is key for having great skin. If you do not get enough sleep, wrinkles will appear under your eyes. Eight hours is optimal, but seven should be okay.

If you are going to expose your skin to the sun, you need to protect it. Spread sunscreen on 30 minutes prior to sun exposure and select a sunscreen with broad spectrum UVB sunray defense. Depending on where you live, choose the highest SPF you possibly can for the most protection. This will stop your skin from burning and protect your face from lines, wrinkles, and skin cancer.

Use your skin care products regularly for best results. Most products are not effective with infrequent use. If you’re someone that has trouble remembering to do certain things, you may find it beneficial to keep your products where you’re able to notice them. Keep your skincare products by your bed so you can remember to apply them before you go to sleep.

Consume plenty of nourishing drinks and foods that are rich in antioxidants to give your skin protection from free-radicals. Your diet should include green tea, veggies, fruits and even some dark chocolate. The antioxidants from these foods and drinks protect skin from stress, UV rays, smoking, etc.

You can appear more youthful if you practice the right exfoliation techniques. When using a scrub on your face make sure to rub it in small circles. For the best results, exfoliate once per week.

Smoking ruins your skin and makes you look old. Smoking constricts the blood vessels that are in your face, which can cause your blood flow to decrease. The repetitive motions made while smoking are also a contributor to wrinkles.

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Having great skin is not difficult. By reading this article, you have started to educate yourself on skin care which means you have taken the first important step in caring for your skin. The above article is meant to be a stepping stone to reaching your skin care goals.

*Consult with a physician before attempting any tips in this blog post.