We all want radiant and healthy skin that’s free from any and every spot and blemish.
However, achieving such skin is a dream nowadays. Our skin is constantly exposed to sunlight, and environmental pollutants that are severely toxic to it.
To prevent any damage to the skin, one must follow the following skin care tips to attain picture-perfect skin.
Know Your Skin Type
First and foremost, learn about your skin type, whether it’s oily, dry, sensitive, or combination. It is very important to understand what products your skin needs so that you don’t compromise its health and appearance. You need to be aware of the products that you apply on your skin lest they harm it and trigger inflammation, acne, or breakouts. It is also not uncommon that your skin’s requirements change over seasons and while you age. So you need to take care of your skin’s natural balance by putting on what it needs.
Sunlight is another one of the biggest factors that affect our skin. Vitamin D provided by the sun is good for our body but the formation of sunspots, tanning, wrinkles, and aging are not welcomed in any way. Apply sunscreen generously on your ‘exposed to the sun’ skin. Reapply it simultaneously after a few hours if you work outdoors. A Sunscreen with SPF 30 or more will do the deed. If you have dry skin, you can purchase an SPF that has Hydrating effect on the skin and if you have oily skin, you can choose a mattifying one.
You’ll see a huge difference in your skin once you begin double cleansing it. Double cleansing will ensure that all the dirt, bacteria, oil, and pollution that’s built up on your skin during the day has been removed and leave you a clean and bright skin.
Read the Label Followed By a Patch Test.
Before buying any skin care products like facial toner, moisturizer, or serums, it’s highly advisable to read the ingredients label. You should know what you’re applying to your skin and how it will affect it. And after buying the product, make sure to do a patch test to double-check if the product is safe for your skin or not. You can do a patch test on your palm, side of the neck, or forearms. If you suffer any allergic reaction or itchiness, immediately stop using the formula and consult the professionals.
It is one of the vital steps in a skincare routine that will help in Unclogging pores and cleaning all the grime and dirt from the surface of the skin. You can use physical exfoliators like scrubs or chemical peels like AHAs and BHAs. They’ll effectively clean your pores and dissolve dead skin cells while promoting skin regeneration and leaving clean and radiant skin. You should exfoliate your skin once or twice within a week.
Hydration is very essential for healthy and glowing skin. Dehydrated skin feels dull, dry, and itchy. Drink enough water and use products that provide hydration to the skin and keep it thoroughly moisturized and nourished for the day.
Buying toner for skin care will cleanse your skin and balance your complexion. They also restore nutrients the skin cleansers might remove. Toner is best suited for both oily and dry skin.
Not only is smoking injurious to health, but it badly affects our skin, making it look older and also contributing to the formation of fine lines and wrinkles. Smoking narrows the tiny blood vessels in the outermost layers of skin, which decreases blood flow and makes skin paler. This also depletes the skin of oxygen and nutrients that are important to skin health.
It also harms collagen and elastin – the fibers that give your skin elasticity and strength.
Smoking also increases the risk of skin cancer. The best way to protect your skin and prevent any damage to it is by quitting smoking.
Treat Your Skin Gently
A few harsh treatments can take a toll on your skin. You can prevent it by –
- Minimizing hot water showers and baths for long durations as they strip your skin of its natural oils. Limit your shower time and prefer warm water over hot water.
- Strong soaps can once again strip off natural oils from your skin. Instead, use mild soaps or cleansers.
- Moisturize your skin by using the formula that suits your skin the best. Switch to a moisturizer that also contains SPF for daily use.
- For smooth sailing of your razor and protection of skin, use shaving cream, lotion, or gel to avoid getting bumps. Use a clean, sharp razor in the direction in which your hair grows and not against it.
Don’t Poke Your Pimples.
No matter how much it is tempting and disgustingly satisfying, also painful, never poke your pimples. Popping or squeezing pimples may not even get rid of the problem. In fact, squeezing can push the bacteria and pus deeper into the skin, which causes more swelling and redness. It can also lead to scabs which might leave permanent scars or pits on your skin.
A healthy diet will make you feel good and look even better. Eating plenty of fruits, Vegetables, legumes, and whole grains will promote healthy, clear, and younger-looking skin. Drink plenty of water to keep the skin hydrated.
Stress, if uncontrolled, can trigger more acne breakouts and make your skin more sensitive followed by other skin problems. To encourage a healthy state of mind and to de-stress, get enough sleep, set reasonable limits, scale back your to-do list and make time to do the things you enjoy. The results may be better than your expectations.
This is just the tip of the iceberg. You’ll find more tips and remedies that will improve your skin and its appearance. Following these tips religiously and patiently will help you achieve the best skin of your life. Flawless, glowing, and healthy skin.