From fighting the first signs of wrinkles to trying to get rid of those decade-long acne scars, winning a good skin game always seems hard. But before you blame your genes; are you doing enough to take care of your skin?
And by skin care, we don’t mean clocking hours in front of the mirror or stealing your girlfriend’s fancy products. Your skincare can be as simple as washing and moisturizing every day along with some maintenance basics. There is no need for expensive serums or 5-step routines to follow and, in fact, layering too many products can actually irritate your skin.
Check out these 5 dos and don’ts for a fresher looking face.
1. Do: Wash your face:
When you wake up in the morning, the first thing you do is splash your face with some water. Tag along a face wash for this routine to give your skin a good cleanse. This will not only wake you up but also swamp away the dead skin cells that make your face look dull. Make this a ritual to follow every morning and before you go to bed. For a deep clean you can use an exfoliating scrub once or twice a week.
2. Don’t: Forget to moisturise:
Applying a moisturiser or a lotion should be your right next step after cleansing your face. As washing your face rips off the natural oils, applying a lotion can help you soothe your skin. Also, make sure you apply your moisturiser when the skin is slightly damp to help seal in the moisture.
3. Do: Drink lots and lots of water:
Water is basically the solution to all your problems. Your skin needs to be moisturised from within and drinking at least 6 to 8 glasses of water can benefit your skin’s health. Also keep your alcohol and caffeine intake to the minimum, as both can dehydrate the skin.
4. Don’t: Consume too much of sugar:
Cookies, cakes, doughnuts, lattes, etc. are all mouth-watering savouries, but don’t forget to check on the grams of sugar before indulging in these delicacies. Every once in a while is a fine thing, but a high consumption of sugar can cause inflammation and even lead to breakouts. Also beware of these so-called healthy foods like flavoured yoghurts, cereals, and protein bars as they can deliver huge a dose of sweet stuff without being termed as desserts.
5. Do: Get your sleep:
It is recommended to sleep for at least 7 to 8 hours every day, which will give your cells ample time to fix for the next day’s wear and tear. Even for your skin’s health, sleep is an important factor. A good sleep means heading off wrinkles, fine lines, and breakouts, so don’t try and get all your week’s worth of missed sleep in a Sunday’s morning. Your body and your skin need consistent sleep to look and feel good.
Apart from following these basic dos and don’ts, it is also important to look after what you put in your body. Remember flawless skin comes from within so consume more fruits and veggies on a regular basis. Recharge and rejuvenated yourself from time to time to feel relaxed and to help your skin’s health.