What To Do If You Have Fine Lines And Blackheads
Fine lines and blackheads are both noticeable on your face and it’s even worse if you have both skin issues at the same time. However even though you may be bothered by having these skin problems, they can both be managed and minimized with the right skin care and products. We’re providing you with an overview of why blackheads and fine lines form and how you can make them appear less prominent. Read our skin care routine for fine lines and blackheads and mix and match the two recommendations to match your skin’s needs. With our tips you will be able to spot treat your fine lines and blackheads and refresh your skin.
The Perfect Skin Care Routine For Fine Lines
1. Cleanse and Moisturize With Antioxidants
Your cleanser is crucial when it comes to your anti-aging efforts because it cleans pollution and dirt off skin’s surface, and primes your skin for the rest of your routine. Use a cleanser formulated with antioxidants to help wash off daily dirt and grime, as well as lessen the effects of oxidation on the skin.
After cleansing your skin, the type of moisturizer that you use is extremely important. Look for a moisturizer formulated with antioxidants to help your skin maintain a youthful appearance. Look for Vitamin A (retinol), Vitamin C and Vitamin E, which can help lessen the appearance of skin aging and fine lines. Vitamin C is particularly effective when it comes to brightening and tightening skin.
If fine lines around your eyes are bothering you, eye cream or eye gel may help plump up the appearance of this area so that the early onset of wrinkles is not as visible. Use a product with a balmy, moisturizing texture to make your skin look younger and fresher.
Another helpful thing to include in your beauty arsenal is a super-hydrating sleeping cream which works overnight to refresh your skin and can help diminish the look of fine lines. Garnier SkinActive’s Miracle Anti-Fatigue Sleeping Cream is formulated with lavender essential oil, hyaluronic and hydroxy acids and can help restore and firm the appearance of your skin.
2. Protect Yourself From Sun Exposure
Ninety percent of skin aging is caused by the sun. For your daytime moisturizer, use a product formulated with broad spectrum SPF or apply SPF separately after moisturizing. SPF is the number one ingredient to protect your skin from premature skin aging.
To prevent fine lines you should wear sunglasses and a hat. If you are outside for an extended period of time make sure to use a shot-glass size amount of broad spectrum SPF on your entire body. Pay special attention to your hands and chest area when you apply SPF. Dark spots and wrinkles can easily form in these delicate areas.
3. Watch What You Eat
Anti-aging isn’t just about what you put onto your skin but also what you put in your body. The food you eat is an important factor in how your skin looks. Your diet should be full of leafy greens, citrus fruits, berries and lean protein with Omega-3s to optimize your health and your body’s ability to regenerate. Your skin will look supple and younger longer with the right diet.
It’s extremely important to consume water on a regular basis to maintain ideal moisture levels. This in turn will help your skin look hydrated and can reduce the appearance of fine lines.
Studies show that people who exercise consistently have younger-looking skin. This is because exercise increases blood circulation, aids in surface skin cell turnover and releases toxins which can age your skin. Try to exercise daily to reap its full skin beautifying benefits.
Blackhead-Busting Skin Care
1. Use The Right Cleanser
Cleansers formulated with salicylic acid can deeply cleanse skin and lift excess oil off your complexion. Garnier SkinActive’s Clean+ Shine Cleansing Gel is formulated with this ingredient and helps remove excess sebum and oil from your pores, leaving your skin looking fresh and clean.
Dead skin cells that pile up on skin’s surface can contribute to the formation of blackheads. It’s important to regularly remove them to ensure skin stays clear of blackhead-causing dirt and bacteria.
Garnier SkinActive’s Clean+ Blackhead Eliminating Scrub is a gel exfoliator that deeply cleanses, tightens pores and smoothes skin. Formulated with charcoal, this scrub can help draw out blackhead-causing dirt, oil and impurities like a magnet. Try to exfoliate at least once a week if not more to refresh your surface cell skin layer and remove excess oil and dead skin cells.
3. Clay Masks
Masks formulated with mud or clay can help draw out impurities from your skin and regulate oil production while minimizing the look of pores. Garnier SkinActive’s Pore Purifying 2-in-1 Clay Cleanser and Mask is a clay-based formula that doubles as a daily cleanser or detox mask. The charcoal acts like a magnet for impurities and the cleanser purifies pores and leaves skin glowing.
4. Use The Right Moisturizer
It’s a common misconception that oily or blackhead prone-skin doesn’t need to be moisturized. Moisturizing your skin is a crucial to keep your skin healthy looking and balanced. Use a hydrating but non-greasy moisturizer such as Garnier SkinActive’s Clearly Brighter Brightening & Smoothing Daily Moisturizer SPF 15. Formulated with an antioxidant complex of Vitamin C and E, pine bark essence, and gentle exfoliating Lipo-Hydroxy Acid (LHA),it’s fast-absorbing and non-greasy texture turns dull, rough skin into smooth, polished-looking skin with a more radiant, even tone. Bonus: It can help protect your skin from free radicals and the sun.
Retinol or pro-retinol is a derivative of Vitamin A which is an antioxidant with skin-beautifying qualities. Retinols have exfoliating qualities and can help unclog pores and deeply cleanse your skin. It also helps the appearance of your skin and makes it look even and brighter. You can find retinols in the form of a serum or moisturizer. It’s best to use products formulated with retinol at the end of your nighttime skin routine to reap its pore-purifying effects. Be sure to wear broad spectrum SPF since your skin may become more sensitive to the sun.
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