Try out these 6 simple tips to take care of your skin.
Skincare can be so overwhelming. With so many products, regimens, and opinions out there, it can be hard to know where to start!
If you want to take better care of your skin, start with these 6 simple tips.
Know your skin type
It is so important to tailor your skincare routine to your specific skin type. Some products and practices might not work for your skin type! There’s not a one-size-fits-all skincare regimen—you should find something that works for you.
If you’re not sure what skin type you have, read this article!
Limit shower/bath time
A nice, steamy shower can be a perfect way to wind down for the day. What you might not know is that it’s not good for your skin! Hot water can dry out your skin and strip it of its natural oils. Try to limit your time in the shower… and try to turn down the heat. Opt to soak in warm water instead.
We know it’s hard, but you’ll see improvements in your skin if you do!
Cleanse twice a day
Dirt and sweat build up on your face throughout the day. If you don’t cleanse your face twice a day, all that dirt will clog your pores and trigger breakouts.
To properly cleanse your face, use a gentle cleanser and scrub with your fingertips. Don’t use a washcloth or brush. Pat dry with a clean towel. Apply any topicals or serums and then moisturize with an oil-free moisturizer.
The sun is one of the biggest proponents of photoaging. Excessive sun exposure leads to dark spots, wrinkles, and even melanoma! Use SPF 30+ every day to protect your skin from the sun’s rays.
Add sunscreen to your normal skincare routine. Check out this article to find a sunscreen that is great for your skin type!
Uncontrolled stress can be detrimental to your skin. Stress causes a chemical response in your whole body. Stress aggravates certain skin conditions like psoriasis, rosacea, eczema, and acne. Prolonged stress can also lead to deep wrinkle lines.
Chronic stress affects your sleep, and sleep is the time that your skin repairs itself from the damage it faced throughout the day.
Try to manage your stress in a healthy way. Try out any of these strategies to deal with stress!
Eat a healthy diet
What you eat reflects in your skin. Your diet has a big affect on the health of your skin! Healthy fats, fruits, veggies, and antioxidants are great for clearing your skin. Try eating more of these foods to help improve your skin:
- Fatty fish
- Extra virgin olive oil
- Dark chocolate
Some foods can trigger acne flareups, irritation, redness, and other skin conditions. Try to avoid refined and processed foods to have the best skin that you can!