There are days when we all have radiant glowing skin and then there are days when it looks like a tsunami of zits just took over while we slept. The basic essentials for good skin care can prevent the ageing of skin and many other skin problems including acne, eczema and dry skin. Here are some tips on how to take better care of your skin.
- Protection against sunny weather
It is important to protect your skin from harsh sunny weather especially during summer where the sun is at its peak. Over exposure from the sun can cause skin cancer, as well as wrinkles, and melisma. Use an effective sunscreen and use it lavishly! Children also require a similar dose; especially those who swim often and are exposed to the sunny outdoors.
- Eating a balanced diet
Munching on a balanced diet can always help you maintain good health and good looks. Stock up on vegetables, fruits, lean meats, whole grains and nuts. Researchers believe that food rich in fat cause acne while healthier food reduces the chance of breaking out and assists towards maintaining younger looking skin.
- Getting some sleep
The reason for tired skin is probably obvious: lack of sleep and rest. Researchers point out that those who sleep eight hours a day tend to have younger radiant skin than those who sleep less.
Fatigue produces puffy eyes, dark circles under the eyes and dull skin. Undisturbed sleep can offer noticeable results in just a week. Beauty sleep here we come!
- Get hydrated
Drinking eight glasses of water a day is important for your skin because it keeps your skin from turning flaky and dry. Dry skin in a major contributor to wrinkles and ageing skin. If water does not suit your taste, try flavoured water, or apple juice for a change.
- Treat your skin with care
Skin treatments need to be limited if you are unsure of the process, as it can cause skin damage and permanent scarring. Rough skin treatments like blemish and zit removals can actually harm your skin if it is done the wrong way. DIY facials can also go wrong if you exfoliate too roughly.
While shaving it is also recommended to use a shaving cream with moisturizer instead of strong soaps. Strong soaps and detergents also cause natural oils to seep away from your skin, it is best to use mild cleansers or moisturizing soap instead.
Moisturize your skin daily and always consider a moisturizer that contains SPF. If you have dry skin, use a moisturizer that suits your skin type.
People tend to associate healthy skin with beauty as it is a noticeable reflection on what goes on in our bodies. Healthy skin is more than just beauty and good looks, as it is essential for human survival. Radiant skin you’ve always dreamed of can be yours with these skin care basics!