Summertimes can be grueling for your skin, especially if you live in humid hot weather. Flawless Skin is a dream come true for every woman. However, even if you are born with porcelain skin, neglecting your skin needs may make your clear skin dull and flaky in no time. According to some of the best dermatologists, the basic CTM technique (Cleanse-Tone-Moisturize) is not enough for the skin. Since it happens to be the most exposed and largest organ of the human body. Here are some of the dos and don’ts to get youthful, bright, and healthy-looking skin.
The Don’ts for healthy Skin
1. NEVER Go to Bed with Makeup On
Before hitting those sheets after a tiring day, make sure you have all of your makeup removed from your face. This is important as most of your skin rejuvenation happens at night. Your skin will not be able to breathe with unclogged pores leading to pimples, blackheads, and blemishes in no time. Not having a makeup remover should still not be an excuse. The easiest way is to soak some cotton pads in a 1:1 ratio of coconut oil and baby shampoo and place it near your bed. Simply take out a cotton pad while on your bed and wipe it all over your face until all of the makeup and dirt is off your face.
2. Skipping Sunscreen
One cannot stress enough about the importance of sunscreen. Sun rays are full of radicals that cause premature aging, brown spots, wrinkles, and dull complexion. Whenever you step out even if it is cloudy or rainy, never skip on your sunscreen. If you have never used a sunscreen previously, start with SPF 15 as the most basic sunscreen range. Make sure you read the labels carefully. Buy the one which says ‘noncomedogenic’ or ‘nonacnegenic’. You can look for light texture BB creams with some concentration of SPF in them.
3. Popping that zit
As tempting as it may feel to pop the annoying pimple, beware of the skin mark it will leave behind. Never ever pop out a pimple on your own. It increases the inflammation and causes the zit to leave its mark on your skin. The best way to treat acne is either applying a chemical based acne formula overnight for a few days. If you do not have one, try applying garlic on your zit and leave it overnight to heal.
4. Towel Cleansing
If you want to preserve your youthful skin, you better skip on drying your face with towel. The rough tugging of the soft towel pretzels may lead to premature skin aging, fine wrinkles around mouth and eyes. To dry your face, gently pat your skin with the softest towel you can find. You can also dry your face using a simple tissue.
5. Not Moisturizing
If you are not moisturizing your skin, you are deliberately making your skin age 5 years earlier. Keeping your skin plump and hydrated is the most important part of your skincare regime. Make sure to moisturize your skin well before use. There are many good formulas out there. Observe your skin and see which moisturizer will suit your skin type best. Natural oils can also substitute as natural moisturizers.
The Must Do’s for Healthy Skin
1. Stay Hydrated
Drinking plenty of water will keep your skin looking plump and healthy. Water is an important part of our daily routine. Not only is it best for our body cooling system, but it also protects the natural barriers of skin elasticity and freshness. For best results for a brighter and better looking skin, squeeze fresh lemon in your water and consume a few glasses of this magical potion every day.
2. Vitamin C
For a radiant glowing skin, incorporate Vitamin C in your daily routine. The best way to do that is to drink fresh juices for the right vitamin C balance, however it may not be possible for most of us all year long. Therefore you can also enhance your skin’s collagen by applying vitamin C serum directly on your skin. Vitamin C helps reverse sun damage, boosts skin barrier, and increases the overall skin’s elasticity.
It may seem like a necessity for your overall internal health, however it radiates the most on your skin. A good workout helps increase blood regulation which in return cleanse the body pores and gives you a healthy sheen and glow afterwards. However do not let the sweat settle in your pores. Make a DIY scrub and pamper your skin in the most natural of ways possible!
4. Beauty Sleep
Having adequate hours for your beauty sleep is very important for a healthy looking skin. Sleepless skin tends to look tired and dull regardless of daily skincare regime. The skin cell turnover usually happens during the night therefore it is important to have at least 6 to 8 hours of sleep.
A happy you will radiate a happy glowing skin. Mediation, and positive thought will always add more to your glow. Feed your mind with gratitude and positivity. Indulge in things which absolutely make you happy and content with yourself. Occasionally pamper your skin to feel radiant inside out.
6. Facial massage
Someone would have told us about this before, but it’s never too late to get started on facial massages. While saloon face massages feel like an occasional facial treat. Daily face massages should be an important part of your regime. 5 minutes of facial massage will help reduce puffiness and enhance the overall glow of your face by easing the lymphatic fluids. All you have to do is clean your face and take a facial balm, cream or oil for lubricating your face. Start with your jawline and push in the upper direction towards your years. Do the same for cheeks as well. Now form a fishball and massage your cheeks in anti-clockwise motion.
Lastly, the best beauty enhancer is smiling bright and shine. Not only will it relieve your facial muscle tension, but it will also make you instantly look prettier, fresh and younger.