Skincare Dos & Don'ts According To The Experts
Your skin is the largest organ in your body. The condition of your skin is indicative of your health, inside and out. Because it's one of the first things people notice about you, its condition may also determine your level of attractiveness to others.
Healthy, glowing skin gives us that youthful look no matter what our age, while dry, cracked, and blemished skin ages us prematurely. What do we do to have more of the former and not the latter? Read on to find out.
Have A Skin Care Or Facial Routine
This is the first step on the ladder to great skin. Whether your routine is all-natural or you complete your skincare with Dermaboss and products like it, a cleanser, moisturizer, and toner should form the basis of your skincare regimen.
There are several formulations for dry skin, oily skin, sensitive skin, and combination skin. This makes it easier to select something that will work best with your skin.
The cleanser will remove makeup, dirt, and oil on the surface of your skin that may end up in your pores and clog them, leading to acne. The toner will remove any further dirt as well as help keep pores small. The moisturizer will keep the skin soft and supple. With regular use of these, you'll be less prone to common skin problems and can maintain healthier, younger-looking skin over the long run.
The fact that we are repeating this one shows you how important it is. Even if your regular routine gets some moisture into your skin, the environment can be pretty tough on it. Air conditioning in the summer and at the office and then the heater in the winter can be drying. The effects of this can be compounded if your skin is already inclined to be dry.
Maintain your skin's moisture levels by using rich creams or lotions featuring cocoa or shea butter. Avocado and coconut oils are also great moisturizers as well. For best results, moisturize your skin while it is still damp from the shower. This way, your chosen moisturizer forms a barrier, locking the water into your skin for a smooth feel that lasts days.
People with oily skin may want to use moisturizers specially formulated for them.
Drink More Water/Eat Healthier
Speaking of water, consuming more water is one of the ways to ensure your skin stays moisturized. Beauty really is only skin deep, and much of your skin's health starts from the inside out. Not drinking enough water can result in chapped lips and skin, so make sure to get that recommended liter a day, more if you live in a tropical country.
Along with drinking more water, feed your skin what it needs to be healthy. Give it nutrients from a diet rich in fruit and vegetables. Fruits and vegetables are high in antioxidants which will stop the action of free radicals that damage and age skin.
Reduce Exposure To The Sun
We all love the sun, but over time, direct exposure to sunlight can age and damage the skin. This happens because of the sun's ultraviolet rays.UV rays can actually cause damage to the skin's DNA. If your exposure is consistent over a period of time, these UV rays can even cause skin cancer, particularly in people with lighter skin.
Protect yourself and your skin by wearing a hat and shades during the hottest part of the day. Covering as much of your body from the sun's rays will also be helpful. Get a good sunscreen as well.
Sleep With Makeup On
No matter how tired you are, always remove your makeup before you go to bed. Aside from being a really messy practice for your bed linens, it is bad for your skin.
For one thing, it encourages clogs in your pores. During sleep, your makeup is getting into your pores at a time when your skin is supposed to be rejuvenating itself and getting rid of impurities. The makeup forms a blanket layer along with all the dirt from the day's activities, combined with your skin's oils. Even if you wash it off first thing in the morning, this is a habit that will lead to acne formation.
Smoke And Drink Alcohol
Very few things age skin like smoking and excess alcohol consumption. Cigarette smokers are in the habit of squinting their eyes and pursing their lips. Over time, this leads to fine lines around their eyes and lips. Alcohol is a dehydrator. That means it sucks water away from your body. No water means dry, dull skin.
Now that you've read this, we hope that you will be doing different things with your skincare routine. Having good-looking, healthy skin requires you to.