Unfortunately, many people don’t show concern for their skin. Neglecting it causes it to be rough, dry and may lead to cracking of the organ. If your skin feels dry and seems dull it, could mean that you are not getting enough vitamins and water in your body. Fortunately, taking care of your skin is simple and easy and the result of a healthy, glowing complexion is worth the effort.
Wash your face in the morning and in the evening. Use the right facial cleanser for your skin type. If you have oily skin or acne, use a product containing benzoyl peroxide. If you have dry skin, use a gentle, moisturizing, fragrance-free face wash.
Avoid hot water while you bathe and limit your bathing time to 20 minutes. Extreme hot water can damage your skin tissues.it strips natural oil and drying it out. Use a mild soap while bathing. Soaps with a harsh fragrance causes the skin to be sensitive and dry. Pat your skin dry, don’t rub it. It’s also recommended that you leave your skin a little damp. The skin will soak in the moisture and remain soft.
Shaving using a shaving cream is quite important too. Shave in the direction your hair is growing in not against it. After shaving use a mild-free lotion to hydrate your skin.
Exfoliate your skin no more than twice in a week. This will scrub away the dead skin cells and reveal the soft, fresh skin underneath. Use a product that has a neutral PH level so as not to dry out your skin. If your lips are feeling dry, apply a lip scrub. Use equal parts of sugar and honey or coconut oil, and gently scrub your lips with it. Rinse with warm water.
Whatever you eat also plays a big role in how your skin behaves. Drink plenty of water. This will prevent acnes and breakouts. If you don’t drink enough water, your skin tends to look dry and dull. Aim to drink about 8 glasses of water each day. A little hack is to put your water bottle or water mug on top of your phone.by doing this your train your mind to drink water before accessing your phone.
Strawberries and bananas are fruits rich in vitamin C. eating foods that contain omega-3 fatty acid will help your skin to retain its moisture. Walnuts are also rich in omega-3 fatty acid.
Drink lots of green tea and use the tea bags to reduce puffiness on your eyes. Green tea is filled with antioxidants, which can reduce inflammation and puffiness in your skin. Chill the hot tea bags and place them over your eyes to reduce any puffiness. Drink 2-3 cups in a day.
Make a strawberry smoothie to heal your skin in and out. Blend a cup of strawberries, a cup of yoghurt, and a table spoon of honey. Drink the smoothie and use the rest on your face for a face mask.
Sometimes what the skin needs is a little more rest. Take time to stay away from stressful situations. Make time for your hobbies. Disconnect from the rest of the world. Shorten your to-do lists in case you tackle a lot of things in a day.
Get enough sleep. I cannot insist on this enough. Teenagers need at least 8-10 hours of sleep while adults need about 7-8 hours of sleep. Not getting enough sleep tends to make you feel tired throughout the day and will also give you bags under your eyes. Sleep on your back. Sleeping on your side may lead to creases and wrinkles especially on the side you sleep on.
Make sure you exercise at least 2-3 hours each week. Working out boosts oxygen and nutrients to the skin. When you sweat your body gets rid of toxins which help clarify your skin.
Avoid wearing makeup, be sure to wash it off completely before going to bed. Wearing too much makeup leads to breakouts and acnes. Never go to sleep while wearing makeup, always remove it using makeup remover and a gentle facial cleanser. If you wear makeup often keep your brushes and sponges clean. Wash them at least twice a month.
In conclusion adding a self-care routine in your schedule could be great way to start taking care of your skin. Avoid alcohol and smoking too. Smoking dries your skin out. After buying some new facial products, give them time to work. Don’t rush the process. Remember to void touching your face without cleaning your hands. We transfer a lot of germs to the face without realising it.