Have you ever felt ashamed due to your withered skin complexion while meeting up with your best ones? Your skin’s appearance pretty much sums up what’s going on inside your body. Being the largest organ, your skin deserves proper treatment and care.
The kind of treatment you apply to your skin– despite being an issue overlooked by most people– genuinely plays a vital role in your physical and mental well-being.
Wandering around a congested and polluted ambience, definitely speeds up your skin’s deterioration rate. Air pollution for example, allows for harmful chemicals to sit and get absorbed through even the smallest of pores.
By following some simple routines, you can maintain a radiant and clear skin texture.
1. Drink water again and again
What else can be the easiest way to maintain your skin condition than drinking enough water? Without plenty of water quenching your thirst, you would get hydrated. If you seldom drink water, then the condition could be worse regarding what is happening to your skin tone.
When you don’t drink enough water, the moisture from your skin is often sucked into your body, in order to fulfil other functional duties. As a result, your skin dries out, and is left with small spots and tiny contorts.
2. Exfoliate your skin
You wouldn’t bother to throw out the dead cells layering on the surface of your skin. They act like a barrier that prevents vital products like vitamins and lotions from moving past the surface. This ultimately slows down the road to skin enhancement. So, exfoliate!
There are various methods that can be carried out to wipe out dark spots, like using an enzyme or other acid based cleanser. Before applying any lotion, make sure to exfoliating your skin.
3. Eat a healthy diet
The selection of food items you eat definitely makes an impact on your skin’s appearance. Consuming fruits and vegetables on a regular basis can bring change to your usual semblance. Avoid tobacco. They have got some detrimental effects on the body as well as skin. Many ask about the benefits of increasing your fruit and vegetable intake in order to see skin improvement, and the answer lies in the fact that aside from being full of nutrients and antioxidants, these items are full of water! Which is, as mentioned, very vital.
Also, searching for some vitamin C enriched foods can be beneficial for you. Fruits such as strawberries, bananas as well as other common fruits that contain high amounts of vitamin C, D or E, are necessary for proper skincare.
4. Proper sleep
Adequate sleep not only enhances your mental and physical condition, but also impacts your usual appearance. Tiny wrinkles will start arising under your eyes with your erratic sleeping practices. Normally, adults need 8 hours of sleep while a recent study among a group of teens revealed the need of around 8-10 hours of proper sleep. Try to get some good sleep if you haven’t. Surely, you would find certain changes in your normal appearance.
5. Poor selection of skin lotions and products
Apply lotion to your skin based on its condition and complexion. Bad makeup and lotions can hamper your skin, giving a number of dark spots and bumps. You should choose the lotion while considering what sort of ingredients it possesses.
You must avoid some of the brands which embed harmful chemicals such as Paraben, Phthalates, Propylene glycol, and Sodium lauryl sulfate. These harmful chemicals usually enter your bloodstream through your skin, causing serious problems which eventually lead to cancer. Choosing lotions based on the ingredients listed would resolve this problem.
6. Refrain from dairy products
Researchers have shown that some of the milk components associated with testosterone hormones would stimulate oil glands; a catalyst leading to a detrimental effect on your skin. The effect can range from some small invisible dots to some visible acne like cysts.
If you have a voracious appetite when it comes to dairy products, it would be a difficult job for you to completely abstain from it. Try cutting out your dairy intake for a period of time—a month or two—to notice some change in your skin.
Some research have also shown that replacing cow products with goat and sheep would be a better choice.
7. Apply products in order
A popular dermatologist of Harvard University said that whatever you apply to your skin first, penetrates first. Hence, if you are dealing with two problems in your skin, like sun spots and wrinkles, applying lotion for only one problem would be a bad decision. The solution is to apply one lotion that protects skin from the sun in the morning, and the other one at night. Unfortunately, applying both at the same time doesn’t leave much of an impact.
8. Make your own skin pastes
By properly gathering your kitchen ingredients, you can come up with your own beauty products that are more natural with negligible side effects. It can save you a lot of money.
The kitchen ingredients—olive oil, coconut oil, lemon, sugar, cucumber—can be used with ease by anyone. Coconut oil acts as a moisturizer when you apply to your skin. Cucumber, can be used to clean your skin before applying a specific paste to your complexion.
9. Wash your face
Wash your face, at least once, in the morning and before you go to sleep. You can use a facial cleanser of your choice to clean your skin surface. Cleansers helps you to remove some dark spots that could have arisen from sun burn or exposure to polluted surroundings. Although most people feel lazy about cleansing their skin before going to bed, it has significant effects on your skin tone.
10. Avoid over drying your skin
Applying super drying products to your skin will eventually hamper it. Avoid alcohol-based astringents and moisturizers immediately after washing, it is a better choice.
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