Skin care in the beach: moisturizers, toners and sunscreens. Do you use any of these? If you don’t then you are behind the times. The skin care industry is one big mess and it doesn’t look like it’s going to get better anytime soon. But there are some things you can start doing today that will help you lock in some of that moisture into your skin.
One of the first things you need to do is stop using those petrolatum and mineral oil based products that you have been using. They trap the moisture in your skin and make it seem lifeless. And let’s face it, even if you wear a lot of sunscreen on the beach, you still want to show a little. Even if you go tanning, you still want to look as protected as possible. So, skip those products that aren’t really all that effective.
When you buy your next moisturizing or toning product, think about the SPF. Not everyone needs that much protection from the sun. If you normally spend time outside, you may want to consider a lower SPF formula that will be less effective, but still give you a great looking complexion. In the long run, though, your money is worth it because those products will end up going bad sooner than those with higher SPF.
Speaking of sunscreens, you should always check the label and make sure it offers you protection against both UVA and UVB. Both are damaging to your skin and should not be combined in any skin care product. There are plenty of great all-natural options on the market that you can find in a department store or pharmacy that will protect your skin without causing it to get worse. Look for Sunscreen goes on last and that will protect against both – sunscreens with both UVA and UVB.
Toner is something many people skip when they go tanning. It can actually dry out your skin, so look for a toner that won’t strip away too much of your natural oils. If you choose one that has a pore-clogging ingredient such as benzoyl peroxide, you’ll want to stay away from that brand. If you use products with alcohol or petroleum based ingredients such as moisturizers, you’ll want to look at those that have water-based ingredients.
The best skin care products for your skin are ones that work together. Even the most expensive and best looking of all-natural options may not be worth it if they don’t moisturize your skin right. Make sure you’re not just getting your money’s worth when buying skin care products in the beach. Look for products that provide multiple benefits for your skin. That way you can rest easy knowing you’ve taken the first step toward better-looking skin.