How important is to keep your skin healthy? Do you want to look beautiful and always attractive the whole day? Do you want to get rid of those pesky lines and wrinkles? You don’t have to buy the most expensive skin care products or even take a drastic step of going under the knife to improve your look.
Steps for keeping your skin healthy and beautiful
A lot of dermatologists say that managing a healthy, beautiful, and youthful skin starts from the simplest and smallest things. So, what are they?
The Protection Matters
Sure, you probably know that you need to have the skin care products with SPF. But do you really know the level of SPF or what areas to cover? According to the president of Dermatologic Society in Texas, Lisa Garner MD, you need to have at least a half of the teaspoon of the product and then apply it on your neck, face, and even ears. Mind you that the products should have at least SPF 30 – the higher, the better. She even has two coating layers to protect herself and make sure she is fully covered.
Seems like a lot of products? Doesn’t it make your face oily and greasy? Not if you choose the right product for your skin type. You see, if you have an oily skin, you will need to choose the water-based products so you won’t add the oil content. But if you have a dry skin, you will need to choose the oil-based products to make your skin covered and hydrated. As long as you choose the right products for your skin type, you won’t end up with excessive oil. You can stay covered and look great with only the right product.
The Right Nutrition
You skin needs to be protected and enhanced from both the inside and the outside. If you only focus on the exterior side (by choosing different kinds of products) without taking a deeper look into your inner consumption, then you are doing a useless attempt.
Your skin is a part of you – a part of your body’s system. It is only logical that you need the right support from the outside and also the inside. Sure, you need to choose only the right products to improve your skin health but such attempt won’t matter if you never pay attention to your inner element. Make sure that you eat a lot of veggies and fruits, rich in minerals and vitamins. They can fix on your internal system and help to get rid of the dangerous free radicals from within. Don’t forget that you can consider the healthy breakfast which includes fruits and nuts. Almonds are claimed to contain the healthy fatty acids that can prevent inflammation responsible for the skin sagging, blotchiness, blemishes, and wrinkles. In case you don’t like nuts, you can consider consuming halibut, tuna, or salmon.
It would also help if you can choose skincare products with the natural and healthy ingredients. If you don’t trust the commercial products, why not using your own remedy recipes? My grandmother likes to use a tea bag to compress her skin. My aunt likes to use white eggs mask once a week to keep her skin glowing. You can apply honey or mix it with another ingredient to make it a paste and use it as a scrub. Or if you really don’t have the time to do it all, use the organic coconut oil as your moisturizer. Remember, don’t apply too much – keep it moderate.
Keep It Hydrated
A well-hydrated skin will look supple, firm, and youthful. You don’t need to use super expensive products to keep yourself (and your skin) hydrated. You can keep a facial spray handy in your purse. In case you are stuck in the traffic or you are feeling a bit nervous about the upcoming presentation, you can always spritz it on your face and get an instant refreshment. What’s cool is that today’s facial spray comes with the healthy minerals, vitamins, and nutrients – which won’t only freshen up your skin but make it healthy too.
Don’t forget to always use a moisturizer to keep yourself hydrated. If you have a dry skin, moisturize yourself several times a day. The lack of liquid on your skin can lead to chapped and even scruffy skin condition. Not only it will affect your appearance, it can be quite painful too.
If you have to be under the sun for quite a while, you need to re-apply the SPF products. Nowadays, you can choose the powdery form or the lotion. They share the similar benefits; they only come in a different form.
Give Yourself (and Your Skin) a Time
A personal me-time isn’t only good for your mental health but also for your skin. When you are stressed out, it will take its toll on the skin. That’s why you should do yourself a favor and start paying attention to your well-being. You can take a half an hour a day to pamper your skin – apply a mask, do a weekly scrubbing, or do whatever you want to do to make yourself relax and confident. Some people prefer lying down have the natural mask applied while they are taking a short nap. Some people prefer meditating or doing yoga. Whatever method works for you, they are all fine. As long as you are happy doing the activity and you can give your skin a little pampering, that’s fine. You will have a natural glow because you are happy and content from the inside.
A dermatologist from LA, Annie Chiu MD, says that it also works to be disconnected from the world at night. Once you are relaxed and you are ready for a good night’s rest, turn your cell phone off and make sure that you place it in a place far from your bedside table. The cell phone will prevent you from having a high-quality rest. After all, it’s always okay to be disconnected from the world and retreat to your shelter. You don’t need to stress yourself over unimportant things. Work can wait until tomorrow and so are other things.