We’ve always considered our physical and mental health as our priorities. For attaining good health, we work out, eat clean, and keep our stress levels in check. In this all time, we neglect our skin. What do we do to maintain healthy skin?
We are aware of the basics – drink plenty of water, get enough sleep, minimize stress but what about everything in between? To achieve flawless skin, we tend to spend tons of cash buying expensive products. Does that even make any difference to our skin?
No. In fact, all the harsh chemicals in the expensive products do make our skin flawless but only for the short run.
We’ve got a few tips that will restrain you from overspending and will help achieve healthy and flawless skin in no time. Make sure you go through each step to get your simple yet healthy skincare regime.
#1. Don’t use too many products
Generally, people have the misconception that layering on products helps them keep their skin hydrated, but that’s not true. In fact, layering too many products all at once can be harsh on the skin resulting in clogged pores and breakouts.
#2. Use the correct cleanser
Try identifying your skin type whether you’ve got dry skin, oily skin, or combination skin. If you’ve got oily or acne-prone skin then get a cleanser that contains salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide as an active ingredient. If you have dry mature skin, then try including products that contain glycolic or use a milky cleanser to keep the skin nourished.
#3. Never skip the moisturizer
It’s usually believed that oily skin types should avoid using a moisturizer, but it’s not true. Whatever skin type you have, never skip applying a moisturizer. In fact, to keep the skin supple, and hydrated, moisturize your skin right after you get out of the shower and right before you hit the bed.
Depending on your skin type, always use a gentle moisturizer and avoid using heavy ones with strong fragrances as they may cause irritation. Use light and gentle moisturizer.
#4. Avoid touching your face
Don’t touch your face again and again, as it doesn’t just spread bacteria and cause breakouts but also causes premature aging and scars.
#5. Avoid Direct Sun Exposure
Direct UV exposure can wreak havoc on your skin and is often the cause of Melanoma, a type of skin cancer.
To minimize the risk of developing Melanoma, always wear a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or greater and try reapplying it every 2 hours for better protection. Always wear protective clothing before stepping out in the sun.
UV rays tend to destroy collagen and contribute to a lack of elasticity resulting in wrinkles. Try incorporating high-quality products to avoid skin damages.
Avoid exposing the skin to harsh chemical-based products. Try to incorporate some natural products into your daily skincare regime. Look out for products packed with ingredients like vitamins, minerals, and antioxidant-rich ingredients as they will improve the health of your skin over time.
What’s your favorite tip to keep your skin healthy and why? Tell us in the comments section below!
Aayushi is a content writer at F and B Recipes. When not writing, she can be found creating a List of Citrus Fruits or coming up with creative Food Blog Names.