The skin is the entire body’s barrier against the outside world. Maintaining the skin’s health is important. Here are simple but highly effective tips for achieving brighter and healthier skin.
8 Tips For Better Skin
- Protect Your Skin From Photoaging
Exposure to the sun doesn’t just give you a nice tan, it can also take a toll on your skin. According to Yale Medicine, unprotected exposure to the sun leads to sun damage or photoaging and, in extreme cases, skin cancer. Sun damage affects deep into the skin, causing wrinkles, brown spots, broken capillaries, and uneven skin texture. With that said, it’s important to remember that not all sun exposure is bad—sun exposure in the morning is a good source of vitamin D.
To preserve your skin’s health and youthful glow, always protect your skin with broad-spectrum sunscreen, or one that protects you from both UVA and UVB rays, and has at least an SPF 30 or higher.
- Use The Right Skincare Products For Your Skin
There are so many skincare products around today. It is understandably tempting to try a lot of them and build an extensive skincare routine to achieve your skin’s best potential. However, you don’t really need too much to give your skin the best care—you simply need to give your skin what it needs. Focus on skincare products that target what your skin needs. Do you have acne prone skin? Focus on anti-acne skincare that works. Is your skin dry or are you nearing your late 40s? Try the moisturizing and restorative Immortelle Face Serum.
- Wash Your Face On These Three Crucial Times
How many times do you wash your face in a day? How many times should you wash your face? Well, there is no fixed number. Instead, wash your face only after waking up, before going to bed, and after sweating (such as after a workout). Washing your face in the morning removes bacteria and dirt that may have settled on your face overnight; meanwhile, you wash your face after sweating to remove dirt and sweat, and at night to remove make-up and grime from your commute.
However, do not overdo it because washing your face too much would strip away the skin’s natural oils and dry it out. On average, you should only wash your face twice—in the morning and at night. You should only add to that when you sweat. In addition, use a gentle facial wash that will clean your skin without stripping out the natural oily layer.
- Keep Your Skin Moisturized
Moisture is important for the skin’s health. Without moisture, skin becomes dehydrated, loses its elasticity, and cracks. This is why you cannot skip moisturizers in your skincare routine, regardless of your skin type. This is especially true during the winter months. However, as previously mentioned, you need to find a moisturizer and lotion that fits your skin’s needs. For instance, you should use a heavier moisturizer, such as Argan oil, and a body butter instead of a lotion during the winter to compensate for the dry air. In addition to using moisturizers, you should also practice habits that help keep the skin moisturized. These include using a humidifier, avoiding hot showers, and generally being gentle on your skin.
- Don’t Over-exfoliate
Exfoliation is a popular trend in skincare. Indeed, it helps remove dead skin, in addition to dirt and grime. Not to mention, skin always feels softer and smoother after. It also helps even out the skin tone and prevents acne, blackheads, and whiteheads. Exfoliating is good for your skin, but as with anything good, too much is also bad. There are two things to avoid when it comes to exfoliation: harsh or abrasive exfoliating agents and over-exfoliating.
Abrasive exfoliating agents are harsh on the skin, leaving micro-tears that lead to more damage, which is why you should use gentle exfoliating masks. Over-exfoliating is when you exfoliate too often. Like too much washing, over-exfoliating strips the skin’s natural oils making it dry. When it comes to exfoliating, use a gentle exfoliator, especially if you have sensitive or dry skin. Likewise, you should only exfoliate once a week or up to twice a week for oily skin.
- Maintain A Skincare Routine
Building a skincare routine with the best products for your skin is important in maintaining healthy skin. Because of the multitude of choices, some people are tempted to change up their skincare routine every so often. However, this is not a very good idea because you force the skin to adjust to the new products too much. If you don’t give your skin enough time to adjust to the new skincare product, you may not see its full results. Keep your skincare routine simple and stick to it.
- Reduce Stress
Stress is a major cause of various skin issues, such as acne or pimple breakouts and scaly skin. It could also worsen any skin issues. Not to mention, stress is not good for your overall health. So, try to maintain healthy stress levels. If you are experiencing high levels of stress, try stress reduction techniques like meditation, yoga, exercise, or a relaxing bath. Meditate or relax better in the bath with our all-natural incense sticks and candles.
- Take Care Of Your Health
The skin is the largest organ of the body, so it is affected by your health, too. While skincare is important, your health is just as important in maintaining healthy and glowing skin. Take care of your health by exercising, eating healthy, and staying hydrated. While these do not have direct effects on the skin, they do contribute to its health as well. Be as careful with what you put in your body as you are careful with what you put on your face.
Achieving brighter and healthier skin is not complicated, and neither is it expensive. Skincare is about taking care of your skin’s health. Follow these 8 simple things for healthier, more beautiful skin.