If you are too busy to take care of your skin, you need not worry, as you can still pamper yourself by following the basics. If you follow good skincare and a healthy lifestyle, you can prevent various skin disorders. And if you handle your skin with little care, you can even delay the natural ageing and sagging of your skin.
Here are some handy tips you can add to your daily routine:
1. Sun Protection
Protecting yourself from the harsh UV rays of the sun is very vital for your skin health. It is essential not to expose your skin to the sun to preserve the glow of your skin. Excessive sun exposure can cause wrinkles, dark spots, patches, ageing lines, other skin problems, and increase skin cancer risk too.
The most common solution available today is sunscreen ointments and lotions to protect your skin from the sun. You can use a broad-spectrum sunscreen with at least SPF 15. However, sunscreen should be applied generously for effectiveness and reapplied every two hours if you are outside exposed to the sun, even when swimming or engaged in some outdoor work.
When you are outside, look for sunshades or any shade. Make sure you avoid the sun between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. when the sun rays are harshest. Also, wear clothing that covers your skin correctly. Choose tightly woven long-sleeved shirts, full pants and hats with wide brims.
2. Eat Healthy to Look Healthy
No beauty product can make your look good unless you are healthy from the inside, and for a healthy body, a healthy diet is essential. Make sure you add plenty of fruits, vegetables, whole grains and lean proteins to your daily diet. In addition, some research recommends that a diet rich in fish oil or fish oil supplements and low in unhealthy fats and processed/refined carbohydrates might be a source of youthful skin. Also, drinking enough water keeps your skin hydrated.
3. Pamper Your Skin
Too much washing and cleaning may not be suitable for your skin. Instead, pamper your skin and treat it gently.
Limit your shower time. Water and baths can remove the oils on your skin. Do not use hot water for the shower. Use warm water for bathing. Do not use harsh soaps as they can remove oil from your skin. Alternatively, go for mild soaps, detergents and cleansers. Men should shave carefully, and after the shave, do not forget to apply moisturising cream or lotion. Use gels or lotions for shaving so that it does not hurt your skin.
After a bath, just pat dry your skin with a towel. If you rub the towel on your skin, the moisture on it may go, making you feel dry and itchy. Next, apply moisturiser on your skin based on your skin type. Consider a moisturiser with SPF for daily use.
4. Quit Smoking
Smoking is injurious to your health, and it can make you look older at an early age. Excessive smoking can be the cause of wrinkles and lines on your face. Smoking can cause the tiny blood vessels in the outermost layers of your skin to shrink, leading to a decrease in blood flow and making your skin look pale and ill. It can also deprive your skin of oxygen and other nutrients that are essential for the health of your skin.
Smoking also damages the elasticity and strength of your skin. In addition, the various regular facial expressions that you make while smoking contributes to lines and wrinkles. Smoking can cause many more severe health conditions. Therefore, if you smoke, it is best to quit smoking to protect your skin from damage. You can consult a doctor for advice and treatments to help you quit smoking.
5. Avoid Stressful Situations
Not just diet and other lifestyle habits, but even a stressful situation can make your skin look dull and sick. In addition, stress can make your skin more sensitive and even cause acne breakouts and various other skin disorders. For a healthy body, mind, and skin, try to avoid stressful situations. Give yourself adequate sleep, follow healthy habits, do your work on time, follow a fitness routine, eat healthily, surround yourself with positive-minded people, read good books, and make time to do things you enjoy. The results will be surprising.
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