Who doesn’t want a radiant complexion? I do and I am sure you would too. In order to achieve that radiance, we often end up buying numerous products from the cosmetics shop, some of which don’t even suit our skin. And, if you have oily skin like mine, you might end up having those ugly looking unwanted things called pimples over your face. Thus, in order to have healthy and glowing skin, we should not just depend on numerous skincare products available in the market. Instead, we should focus on the basics of skincare like the ones listed below.
Do’s of Skin Care
- Drink Plenty of Water – Drink at least 2 liters of water each day. It will not only drench your thirst but will hydrate your skin too and maintain a healthy complexion. Moreover, it will also flush out unwanted toxins from your body. So, before going out in the market to buy that skincare cream, have a check on your water intake. After all, water is way cheaper than any beauty cream and is a solution to multiple problems.
- Eat Healthy Food – No matter how delicious those pizzas, burgers, and fries look, you have to look away from it. Eat healthy to stay healthy and keep your skin healthy too. It is often said great skincare routine starts with what food you eat. So, include foods rich in antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals that nourish your skin and not dehydrate it like alcohol, caffeine, junk food, etc.
- Have a Beauty Sleep of 8 Hours - It is called beauty sleep for a reason. Just like you, your skin needs a good amount of sleep to repair any damage accumulated over the day and to stay healthy. If you do not sleep enough, your skin will not have enough time to repair the damage. As a result, you might develop certain skin problems. Hence, never mess with your sleep time.
- Exfoliate Regularly - Like exercise is to good health, exfoliation is to healthy skin. Hence, you must exfoliate regularly as it will remove the dead cells from your skin and also clear black and whiteheads from your skin pores. However, do not use a tough exfoliator as that would leave your skin dry, irritated and damaged.
Don’ts of Skin Care
- Don’t Touch Your Face Every Now & Then – Consciously or unconsciously, we have a habit of touching our face every now then. This happens more frequently, when we have a blemish on our face, isn’t it? Well blemish or no blemish, we shouldn’t touch our face very often as this might lead to breakouts. Yes, you read it right. Breakouts usually happen when you touch your face with your unclean hands. So, try to keep your hands away from your face as much as you can.
- Avoid Hot Showers - Hot showers might feel comforting but if you love your skin, try to stay away from it. Hot showers not only disrupt the natural balance of your skin but also strips your skin of natural oils and proteins. This, in turn, leads to inflammation, dryness, redness, and itching. Thus, to protect your skin from such problems, prefer lukewarm showers over hot showers.
- Never Leave without Sunscreen - Be it winter or summer, sunscreen is very important. Do not step out in the sun without wearing sunscreen as it helps you fight against the damaging effects of the sun. Wondering what damaging effects? Well, the UVA and UVB rays from the sun cause premature skin aging and wrinkling. These rays can also cause skin cancer. So, always apply a sunscreen with a sufficient amount of SPF to protect your skin from such damaging effects.
- Don’t Always Trust Social Media – Social media is, of course, a great place to connect with your friends and relatives, gain some amazing information including skincare too. However, you should not always believe whatever is out there and trust everything blindly. Because social media is a free platform, people post anything. You should really have to be smart about what to trust and follow and what to ignore completely.
Your skin is one of the largest organs of your body. It is very important to take care of it and that too correctly if you do not want to look old before your age. In other words, take care of your skin to avoid premature aging, wrinkles, dryness, itching and other skin problems.