Monday, June 23, 2014

Tips for Skin Care on a Budget

You don’t need to use the most expensive products to have fresh, youthful skin. You can keep your skin healthy without breaking the bank by keeping these helpful skin care tips in mind.

1.     Cleanse Regularly
Don’t let a 12-hour period go by without using some sort of cleansing treatment or product on your skin. Stick to gentle, non-abrasive cleansers that do not contain alcohol. Cleansing regularly will help keep your pores from clogging, resulting in pimples and blemishes.

2.     Use Sunscreen Every Day
Sunscreen doesn’t just help protect your skin during the hotter months. Applying sunscreen to your skin every day will help protect your skin from sun damage year-round. Apply sunscreen every day to prevent wrinkles and age spots from developing.

3.     Compare Ingredients in Products
Just because a product is more expensive does not necessarily mean it is more effective. Next time you’re shopping for skin care products compare the ingredients listed on the back. Oftentimes you can receive the same benefits from a different product for a lot less money. Focus on the active rather than added fragrances, which can actually irritate skin.

4.     Use Petroleum Jelly
This wonder product can help your skin in a variety of ways. Petroleum jelly is great for moisturizing your skin and lips, preventing chafing, protecting minor scrapes and bumps, and can even be used as diaper ointment. Plus, it is inexpensive and available in bulk.

5.     Consider Dual-Function Products
Not only will this help your wallet, but it will help you save storage space, too. Look for products like moisturizers or lip balms that contain sunscreen for extra protection. Dual-function products are great if you’re always on-the-go and don’t have a lot of time to get ready in the mornings.

In addition to paying attention to these helpful tips, it is important to schedule a skin consultation before you begin using new products. By talking with an expert, you’ll discover what types of skin care products and regime will yield the best results for your skin. To schedule a consultation with one of Greenville Dermatology’s skin care experts, call (864) 282-5872 today. 

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