8 Skincare Habits to Start Right Away
I get it-you’re busy. So you want a skincare routine which is not only easy to follow but, also effective. It is possible to get radiant skin without having to live at the spa. However, there are a few habits which you have to inculcate into your daily routine to make a positive impact on your appearance. If you follow them now, your skin will thank you in the years to come.
Washing your face
Even though this is a necessary step, washing your skin every day is essential. But, you have to do it right. Sure washing your face with hot water after a long day at work will feel relaxing. But, it will dry out and irritate your skin. So it is best to wash with lukewarm water. Pat your skin rather than rubbing because it will damage the top layer of your skin.
To get rid of the oil, dirt, and debris built up on the skin, you have to cleanse daily. If your skin is oily and acne prone buy cleansers that have salicylic gel or benzoyl peroxide. For dry skin use a milky cleanser and for skin with pigmentation get an alpha hydroxy acid cleanser. While using massage it with your fingertips and rinse your face thoroughly once you’re done.
To maintain glowing skin you have to remove the old and dead skin cells. Exfoliating removes dead skin cells and speeds up the growth of new skin cells. It is particularly useful for those with oily skin as it improves skin tone and keeps skin clear.
You can’t go a single day without drinking water, right? So you shouldn’t go a single day without hydrating your skin too. There are many factors such as pollution, poor health, and weather conditions that dehydrate our skin. So the only way to replenish the lost moisture is by applying a moisturizer daily. Apart from these benefits, you’ll feel more refreshed after moisturizing.
Over time, sun exposure can increase your risk of premature aging or even cancer. No matter your skin tone and the climate, your skin is subject to skin damage. You’re always exposed to sun rays and sometimes you don’t realize it. So wear an SPF of 30 every day not only to protect your skin from cancer but also to prevent wrinkles, fine lines, large pores and uneven skin tone. Slathering on an SPF of 50 won’t last until the sun is down. So reapply it every couple of hours if you’re out. Just by using sunscreen your skin is not protected. Use sunglasses and brimmed hats as well.
Don’t use products without testing
Every day there are a variety of products introduced in the beauty market and most of us are keen to get our hands on it. In the excitement of using a new product, we forget to test it. When you use products without testing, they may cause severe reactions, and it will be hard to fix your skin. So dab a small amount of the product on your arms or hands to check for allergic reactions which will save your skin from damage.
Clean your phone
Your phone is exposed to all kinds of pollution and dirt. It may even contain more germs than your toilet seat! These will come in contact with your face while you’re on the phone which could lead to zits and rashes. To clean your phone, you can use antibacterial wipes which are specially designed to clean electronic items or hand sanitizers.
If you want fresh, glowing skin you have to sweat. Regular exercising is not only good for a toned physique and improved health. It is beneficial for your skin as well. Strength training and cardio improves blood circulation and enhances your muscle tone. Plus, it’s an excellent stress buster which is one of the main reasons for skin problems and premature aging.
Finally, to have glowing skin, you must be healthy from the inside out. So include vegetables and fruits on a daily basis and don’t forget to drink lots of water.
The above steps might seem like a lot especially for beginners. But once you make these a habit, they will become part of your routine. Also, there are many products out there that are not effective or safe for your skin. Get your skin analyzed by a professional so that you can use safe products in your regimen.
So keep calm and stay beautiful!