Taking care of the skin can sometimes be complicated, regarding all those information from the internet, television and magazines about the right way to preserving our skin. Taking care of the skin does not stop with the simple cleansing, moisturizing or exfoliating, especially when you suddenly suffer from skin problems.

If you are having skin care problems, here are some skin care tips to help you preserve your skin and make it younger looking.

When the skin pores become clogged, pimple starts. During puberty stage, pimple is very common because of sebum overproduction. Areas in the chin, forehead and nose, also known as the T-zone has many glands that produce too much oil so these areas are the most susceptible to pimples.

For the prevention of skin breakouts, here are some skin care tips for you:

Use warm water together with mild soap when cleansing your face. It is best to cleanse the face two times a day. Use gentle soap that is specifically for acne. Massage gently in a circular motion and remember not to scrub. Avoid scrubbing and washing too much for it may damage and irritate your skin. It is recommended to use a lotion that has benzoyl peroxide after cleansing to lessen bacteria and oil.

Never pop pimples. It may cause further infection in the skin, which may lead to redness, swelling and worse, scarring. Touching your face with fingers may cause your skin to gather sebum and increase bacteria so avoid it. Wash your hands first before putting makeup or treatment creams in your face to prevent the pores from inflammation and irritation.

Another skin care tip is to get rid of your makeup before going to bed. Also, avoid using old makeup that may cause irritation. Always remember to apply sun protection. Sun damage not only causes wrinkles but may also worsen acne problems.

Speaking of the sun, your skin is prone to sun damage and if you are the type of person who loves the outdoors, you must know these skin care tips for you:

Though the sun is a great source of vitamin D, too much sun exposure may cause skin troubles and even skin cancer. It is important to put sunscreen that has sun protection factor or SPF. If possible, avoid sun exposure between ten in the morning and four in the afternoon. But if you really need to go out, be sure that you apply sunscreen more frequently.

Cold sores are also one of the concerns of many people. These appear like small pimples near the lip area. Here are some proper skin care tips to avoid the appearance of cold sores:

Personal hygiene is the most important skin care tip. Do not share personal things such as toothbrush, lip balm, or even drinks. Cold sores happen because of a certain virus that is passed on through the mouth and the nose. Always remember to have a healthy lifestyle, exercise, eat well, and have enough rest. If you are suffering from painful cold sores, ibufrofen or acetaminophen can help. Avoid eating acidic foods such as tomatoes, oranges and lemonades, as well as spicy and salty food that may cause irritation.