your skin needs water

Your skin needs moisture, too.

How Do I Exfoliate?

A general recommendation for exfoliating the skin would be twice a week, depending on the sensitivity of your skin and whether or not you have problems with acne. For people with skin that isn't too sensitive and that have mostly noninflamed acne, using a gentle, nonabrasive scrub is helpful (one with smooth round silica scrubbing beads ). If you have sensitive skin and/or have mainly inflamed acne, then scrubs should not be used as often as they can over-irritate the skin and cause inflamed acne to spread. There are other ways to exfoliate for those with sensitive skin or inflamed acne. Chemical exfoliation with AHA or BHA products can really help. Gentle exfoliation with a soft facial brush or a soft washcloth a few times a week can also work for some people.

Curly haired people understand the importance of moisture for their hair because it turns frizz into soft beautiful hair. But your skin needs moisture, too! Now this is the tricky part—Like hair types, not all skin types are created equal. Here are some healthy skin tips to help you care for your body, hair and skin.

Besides needing lots of water, your skin needs everything it takes to maintain a healthy body because your skin is the largest organ in your body. Your lifestyle affects your skin and the sun is the most damaging—even tanning beds will make you look old before your time.

The best way of keeping your skin beautiful is to keep it adequately hydrated. You need to feed your skin nutrients and drink lots of water to help maintain a youthful look.

Your skin needs to be cleansed, exfoliated and hydrated; moisture is essential and varies depending on skin type.

Your skin will change from season to season. If you live in a dry climate, you will need to moisturize often, and in humid climates you’ll find your skin oilier. Add with wind, dust and allergies, and you'll probably also have sensitive skin.

Moisturizers and hydrators will soothe and protect your skin. There are many different types of moisturizing products.

use a night cream for your skin

Choose a night cream rich in emollients for your skin.

Why Use a Separate Night Cream?

Night creams are specially designed to nourish and improve your skin while you sleep as these creams contain lots of nourishing, moisturizing active ingredients. Night creams or serums are especially beneficial for those past 30 as their skin begins to show the first signs of aging, the skin becomes drier and less elastic, skin begins to look dull and patchy.You skin repairs itself at night so it is extremely important to nourish it.

Does Moisturizer Burn Your Eyes?

If you have particularly sensitive skin, and moisturizers burn your eyes (even organic moisturizers), consider a hydration gel instead of lotion. Hydration gels can provide the same benefits without the negative effects of burning, breakouts and the spread of acne. If at first a hydration gel sounds unusual, rest easy—they are just as hydrating as a lotion or cream. Hydration gels come with a hefty price tag; however, the amount you use is sparing.

Healthy skin tips for smooth and soft skin:

Dry-Normal Skin: Choose creams instead of liquid moisturizers; make sure the product indicates it's for use for dry skin or you’ll end up disappointed because you will need to apply it several times during the day.

Use a night cream as this will give your skin the needed emollients it is missing when you have dry skin. Look for ingredients with natural oils, glycerin, hyaluronic acid, lipids and peptides. Use an eye cream day and night.

Normal–Oily Skin: Needs a lightweight cream or liquid. Look for oil-free and non-comedogenic to prevent pimples. If you have an oily T-zone, try to avoid moisturizing the oily areas. It’s okay not to moisturize oily areas if your skin isn’t dry or irritated. If oily areas are dry, use a hyaluronic acid serum to soothe without causing breakouts. Moisturize morning and night as needed, and also you might want to add in an eye cream into your morning and night routine.

Oily/Acne Skin: Yes, even though you are oily, you need hydration. Hyaluronic acid serums are perfect for your skin type. It is a hydrator, which increases the water content in your skin without adding ingredients that can cause breakouts. Apply it before acne medication to cushion the irritating effects of some acne products.

Remember to adjust moisturizers to your weather. Going on a ski trip? You’ll need a more soothing moisturizer. Check for ones with aloe and calming ingredients. Going to the beach? Get lighter-weight liquid, fluids, oil-free and non-comedogenic versions.