You don’t need luxurious facials or expensive facial products to achieve dewy and glowing skin. Sometimes, all it takes is just going back to basics and practicing what your mother has taught you!
Incorporate these skincare habits and your skin will be the better for it!
Keeps your hands off your faceAs reported by the US National Institutes of Health, we touch our faces an average 3.6 times an hour. This means millions of germs that our fingertips encounter by touching everyday objects are transferred to our skin. This is made worse if we pick at our skin as it can get infected and inflamed, leading to breakouts and maybe even scarring. You don’t want to spend an eternity trying to heal those scars now, do you?>
Less is moreOne of the biggest trends in skin care is the 10-step Korean skin care routine, but are all those products really necessary to achieve youthful and glowing skin? Not necessarily. Applying multiple products on the skin may increase the chances of irritation and clogged pores. For an everyday routine, many dermatologists recommend sticking to only 3 skin care items; a low-foaming cleanser, a hydrating serum and a moisturizer to seal it all in!
Shield your skin from sunlightWhile you need your daily dose of vitamin D from the sun, that does not mean putting your health at risk! The most common cause of skin cancer is exposure to the sun. This is because ultraviolet light from the sun damages the skin. Applying sunscreen would prevent premature ageing, as essential skin proteins such as collagen, keratin and elastin would be protected. You should also avoid staying out in the sun for too long.
Moisturise regularlyMoisturising your skin will benefit you in the long run as it promotes younger-looking, softer and hydrated skin. Use a moisturiser that is compatible with your skin type. In order to get into the habit of moisturising, make a routine of it – do it at the same time every day. Your skin repairs itself at night so going to bed with clean moisturised skin will do it a world of good.
Sweat it outGet moving for that fresh-faced glow! By increasing blood flow, working out helps to nourish skin cells and keep them healthy. Sweating is necessary for your body to release toxins so helping it out by having a good workout session will be helping it along. Your skin will be brighter and healthier from that detox! Aim for a minimum of 30 minutes of activity at least five days a week.
Wash your face every nightMama always says to cleanse and remove your makeup before bed. And you should practice it wholeheartedly! Washing your face removes not only makeup, but also the grime that has accumulated on your face throughout the day. Not washing your face will cause clogged pores, which will eventually lead to enlarged pores, acne and irritated skin. And just splashing it with water won’t do – make sure you cleanse, tone and moisturise.
Eat your fruits and veggies“You are what you eat”. The saying is also true when it comes to skin health. Fruits and vegetables are rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants which help to nourish the skin from within. These nutrients help to minimise signs of ageing and keep the skin looking supple and hydrated. Smoothies and salads are some of the most delicious ways to incorporate fruits and vegetables into your daily diet.