When it comes to skin care and beauty routine, we sometimes tend to forget or ignore some choices that might prove to be vital for the health of our skin. Still, remember that, if improperly taken care of, your skin can lose its glow and wrinkles might appear sooner than you expect. Therefore, it is essential to find the best products, appropriate for your skin type and make sure you follow and respect some simple rules for a healthy, fresh-looking skin.
Lately, we have seen all kind of tips. In fact, there are tips and tricks for everything. And even though they look rather simple and common, they might be, in fact, extremely useful. There are a few easy tips for a radiant, fresh face that in time can make a difference. Everything stands in our daily choices, whether we are talking about our lifestyle, diet, or the products we use. Sometimes, it is about the respect we have for our body.
Cleansing Yes, we know that it is already repetitive, yet some of us just don’t get the importance of this step in all the skin care process. But, keep in mind that repetition is the mother of all learning! Therefore, never skip the cleansing ritual, both in the morning and evening. With so many products available on the market, it is impossible not to find one to suit your skin type. Usually, cleansing lotions should contain natural plant extracts that clean and nourish in the same time. Pay extra attention to the eye area which is more sensitive and it needs a special cleansing lotion.
Toning Step 1, cleansing. Step 2, toning. Nevertheless, what does toning do for my skin? Applied immediately after cleansing, a toning lotion removes all residues that soaps or foams might leave on your skin. Besides, toning keeps pores clean and the skin can better absorb the moisturizer.
Exfoliation It is known that at every three weeks the skin has a new layer of young cells eager to show off. This is why, a regular exfoliation is required. Scrubbing, you’ll remove the top layer of dead skin cells and give a special glow to your face. Exfoliating products have a detoxifying role too, therefore make sure you opt for the proper one for your skin type. Choose a gentle scrub with small grains. Clay and salicylic acid scrubs work best for oily skin, while gels and abrasive creams for sensitive skin. You’ll see that after exfoliating, your skin will look more fresh, healthier and younger.
Moisturize Don’t ignore this step! Why? Because if what you want is a fresh, smooth, attractive skin, this is a key step applied to everyone, regardless their skin type, even the oily one. The only exception would be the acne prone skin. In this case too, you should choose a moisturizer that suits your skin or, even better, you can see a dermatologist who can measure the level of elasticity and sebum in order to recommend the best moisturizer. Be careful when applying moisturizer as too much can damage by clogging pores.
Massage When a fresh-looking skin is desired, massage is a smart choice. In the evening, after applying the moisturizer you normally use, stimulate the muscles of your face by gentle moves starting from the lower part of the face and going up and from the center of the face towards the exterior. Simple as saying ‘skin’!
Sunscreen The ideal thing to do is to avoid sun exposure as much as possible. However, since this is impossible, you should protect your skin from the harmful sun rays. It is already known the fact that excessive sun exposure can cause wrinkles, freckles, dry skin, spots, and even skin cancer. Therefore, use sunscreen, avoid staying in the sun between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., and wear protective hats.
No smoking and healthy diet Smoking is not only damaging your health, but also your skin, and decreases your levels of collagen and elastin. By narrowing the blood vessels in the top layers of the skin, blood flow is reduced, while the skin lacks oxygen and nutrients, such as vitamin A. Besides, a healthy diet, rich in fruits, vegetables and whole grains helps you keep a young, fresh-looking skin.
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