BeingGirl Points - Major Bragging Rights

Close
Show everyone what a superstar you are by racking up BeingGirl points. The more active you are on the site—taking quizzes and polls, playing games, commenting on articles, and submitting questions to Ask the Experts—the more points you’ll earn.
My Beauty & Style

Skincare & Makeup

http://media.beinggirl.comSign in to ask the Experts

« Back to Articles

Added August 01, 2013

Skin Care Basics: What You Should Know

  • ViewsIcon 17901
  • CommentIcon. 40
RatingStarIcon

Washing your face every morning and night may be apart of your normal routine, but do you know there’s more to skin care than just removing makeup?

 

Skin does a lot for us and, in return, we want to spend a little time taking care of it. With consistent upkeep, you can keep fresh, clean and moisturized skin all year long. Invest in skin care now and watch it pay off in the future.

 

 

Moisturize!
Dry skin can be a nightmare. It gets itchy, it can crack and can even complicate applying makeup.

 

Even if you use a luscious body or face wash with all sorts of exotic sounding ingredients, you can’t count on it to keep you moisturized — your shower itself may be the problem.

 

If you’re taking your time in the shower and like them extra hot, it may be doing damage to your skin. Unless it’s for a good reason, keep your showers pretty short and keep them from getting too hot. While you may think of clean being tied to a long, hot shower, your skin may be losing a lot of its natural oils.

 

There is a way to offset that, though. When you get out of the shower, pat yourself dry with a towel and use a lotion or moisturizer as soon as you can. This will keep moisture in and stop your skin from drying out.

 

The Sun is Not Your (Skin’s) Friend
Sunscreen is not just for the beach. While adding it into your daily routine may seem somewhat strange, there’s an added benefit to protecting your skin every day.

 

There is no safe amount of time to be in the sun without sunscreen. It may seem like a buzzkill when you’re out trying to tan or have a good time, but the harmful rays can do a number on your skin. Think ahead and apply a moisturizer with sunscreen, that way you can keep soft, moisturized skin and protect it at the same time.

 

The Problem with Problematic Skin
If a pore gets blocked, bacteria can take over and release enzymes that promote inflammation. If the oil glands get infected with bacteria, this can result in redness (your basic zit) or in a yellow or whitish pus-filled pimple (your basic whitehead). Blackheads occur when the pore gets clogged, and then the top surface gets dark. Zits aren't only found on your face, either. It's not uncommon to have zits on your back and on your chest.

 

So what do we do to prevent them? First, realize not everyone is the same. Maintaining a consistent schedule of washing your face with an antibacterial soap is a great place to start. If you’re running into zits that just don’t stop and have tried everything under the sun, it might be a problem with something not even related to your skin. Hormones and makeup overload have been linked to the development of acne, so if you are especially concerned with your acne, consult with a trusted adult and a dermatologist to find out which products are best for your skin.

 

Now that you know the basics about properly taking care of your skin, start incorporating them into your daily routines. Your skin will thank you.

 

Close
 
 
Rate this:
40
comments so far
treehugger123
treehugger123
Posted July 31, 2013
@purple2477 I have the same problem.
treehugger123
treehugger123
Posted July 31, 2013
@purple2477 I have the same problem.
puberty105
puberty105
Posted April 01, 2013
the wave is a really good and fun facial exfoliation device u should try it!!!!!!!
purple2477
purple2477
Posted July 03, 2013
I have been using simple the face cleanser and I still can't get rid of my tiny bumps on my nose it's not black heads
nf4406
nf4406
Posted April 29, 2013
most of us already know most of what is on this site...i guess what everyone is looking for is something that you don't typically hear that we feel comfortable in trying
totaldirectioner
totaldirectioner
Posted March 18, 2013
I used to have pimples the size of south america on my nose and forehead, even more fun, they leave dark marks that pratically shout out to people. Thanks to the medication I'm on, I was pimple free in almost a month. If you have acne, don't wait 'till the scars get bad, go to a dermatologist. You'll save your skin.
onedirectioncodysimpson
onedirectioncodysimpson
Posted September 05, 2012
I get break outs really bad i am called crater face alot how can i make my acne small^o^
ChickaCheer101
ChickaCheer101
Posted December 15, 2012
@ lucyslemonade: My friends really do talk about my acne. one of them even said to me today, "You need to pop your zit! I'll do it for you!" How RUDE is that?
123pinks321
123pinks321
Posted December 30, 2012
I have bad back acne. My face isn't great either. :/ But it's okay. My boyfriend thinks I'm beautiful and I think it is just part of me and part of being a teenager.
katnissandpeeta4eva
katnissandpeeta4eva
Posted August 16, 2012
I get really bad breakouts on my forehead, a few pimples on my nose, and on my cheekbones under my eyes. I've had the same acne for 8 months plus some new stuff. my face is sooooo gross!
Unlock the BG Newsletter.
Unlock the BG Newsletter
Already a member?
SIGN IN
High performance protection that helps outlast your toughest workout
Protection you need. Security you love.
The period diaries
Watch Videos
Todays Hot Poll
What do you usually wear to school?
160096438
Leggings
Jeans
Skirt
Dress
Shorts
Uniform
find this quiz and more
GO
Are you a
daddy's girl?
bbblink

BeingGirl.com


In order to get the best possible experience using this website, we
recommend that you use Internet Explorer 7 or above. You may
download it here.