And to stray for just a moment from the nuts and bolts of being bald by choice, there is a psychological and emotional aspect that should not be ignored. Emotionally, that first shave and the knowledge that you really are bald is an intense rush, but it can also be accompanied by initial doubt or regret, as well as a significant amount of self-consciousness. You might feel just fine, but you might also feel like everybody is staring at you. For the most part, they're not, and that feeling will pass in time. If you do decide to shave your head, commit to keeping your head bald for at least a month. You'll be much more comfortable with your baldness by that time, your scalp will be used to shaving, and that pale, never-shaved skin tone will have evened out to match your face. And although you might be tempted, do not cover your head up with hats unless you need protection from the sun (and you will). Constantly wearing hats will just trap dirt and oil next to the most acne-prone parts of your scalp. And besides, what's the point of being bald if people can't see your bald head?
It's so important to protect your skin, even when you're wearing makeup, so make an effort to add sunscreen to the mix. Try to choose a foundation which has SPF protection built in. If your foundation doesn't have enough of this, using your own is what you should try. A few drops, mixed in well, should suffice.
Alpha-hydroxy treatments can result in a substantially improved appearance of your skin. Naturally occurring alpha-hydroxy is found in wines, milk and some fruits. The mild acids help to remove dead skin cells by breaking down protein bonds. Ex-foliate gently to remove dead skin.
* Bags on the eyes: for a mask whisk an equal mixture of beaten egg whites and liquid glycerin, employ and let dry. Remove with warm water and use your usual cream and your cover dark circles. The results are incredible.
Exfoliation scrapes off the dead skin cells from the surface and reveals the fresh new cells from underneath. It is important that you exfoliate your neck and décolleté areas on a regular basis in order to keep the skin healthy and radiant. Use a gently exfoliating skin care product that contains alpha hydroxy acids and enzymes that gently strip off the dead cells without removing the natural moisture of the skin. However, avoid using cleansers and scrubs that contain harsh particles. This is because the skin on these areas extremely thin and fragile and can be easily damaged by harsh ingredients. You can also use cleansers that contain glycolic acid or lactic acid.
To improve your skin, consider exfoliating by using a dry brush of natural bristles prior to bathing. It will slough off dead skin, boost circulation and reduce acne inflammation. Exfoliation helps get the toxins from your skin as well.
Tip # 2 – Do not squeeze your blackheads. Instead, use a blackhead remover which is a stick with a hole in one end of it. Clean it first before using them to prevent more irritations. Remember to exert just a little pressure to prevent scarring. After taking out the blackhead, apply antibacterial ointment over it.
Finding the perfect foundation at a drugstore can be a tricky proposition. If you want to be sure the shade you're choosing looks as close as possible to your skin, you need to do two things. First, put a dab of the tester on the back of your hand, where the skin will match your facial skin. Secondly, if possible, try to move to where you can examine your hand in natural light. Natural light will give you the best possible idea of how your foundation will look on your face out in the real world.