Look radiant with these skincare tips.
Your skin is a vitally important part of who you are and deserves to be nurtured and cared for. In doing so, it will look after you, keep you healthy and looking healthy, and will last you the whole of your natural life.
But your skin, like anything else, will only serve its full natural potential if properly treated with due care and consideration. We’ve listed 5 tips, compiled after consultation with top skincare experts, on how to maintain and care for your skin, and to keep it in optimal condition so you can continue looking fabulous.
1. Clean, Moisten, Soften
The first and most important thing to remember about maintaining healthy skin is to keep it clean. Always wash your face, including your neck, at least twice each day to remove bacteria and oily accretions. Following which, it’s recommended you use toner or moisturizer to replace any lost hydration.
Use lukewarm water to wash your skin as hot water will strip away your skin’s natural oils, leading to potential dry and patchy areas.
Always dry your skin thoroughly after washing but also leave a slight touch of moisture, allowing your skin to absorb and retain hydration.
2. Exfoliate Regularly
Your skin is composed of literally trillions of individual cells that continually regenerate to keep your skin healthy and supple, so by exfoliating at least once a week to remove dead cells in the process, you can retain your skin’s overall vitality.
While exfoliating with a loofah, sponge, or scrub, always be gentle and never too rough, especially on the facial area. If you have particularly dry skin, it’s recommended you exfoliate gently at least once a day.
3. Apply Make-up Carefully
Wearing make-up in and of itself won’t damage your skin, but you need to be mindful of a few things in doing so.
Be aware of your individual skin characteristics and take it into consideration when applying make-up. If you have oily skin, for example, powder-based products are recommended, whereas if you have dry skin, liquid or cream-based products are advised.
Try to have at least one day per week where you wear no make-up, allow your skin some breathing space. And always – always – remove your make-up before going to sleep at night to prevent break-outs of your pores.
4. Eat Healthily
What you consume will directly affect your skin condition, for better and worse. It doesn’t necessarily mean you cannot eat nice things but do it in moderation.
The #1 factor to consider is to ensure you stay properly hydrated every day, drink 6-8 glasses of water to maintain your skin’s moisture and vitality, and it also helps keep your skin clear of blemishes.
Fruit, vegetables, and fish are highly recommended for good skin care. The first two contain needed vitamins and oxidants that keep your skin healthy and youthful, whilst fish contain natural oils and omega-3 fatty acids which helps against aging, sun damage, and improves skin elasticity.
Eating dark chocolate in moderation is also good, as it contains antioxidants which improves skin texture and overall appearance while also being a good defense against acne and aging.
5. Get A Good Night’s Sleep
An obvious but important one in maintaining efficient skin care.
Simply put, if you’re not getting sufficient rest on a regular basis, your skin has trouble regenerating, leading to puffy eyes and your skin developing a dull luster. It’s recommended you get 7-9 hours ideally of sleep per night, which not only should give your skin a healthy glow and complexion, but should also reduce wrinkles and keep you looking youthful.
We sincerely hope that you have found this article informative and illuminating. Remember, your skin comes with a lifetime guarantee, so look after it and it will look after you the whole of your natural life. Good health to you!