Your skin is the organ that protects all other organs so have you taken enough care of it? Probably not. Your skin is exposed to sunlight, dirt, dust and germs all the time and hence it is vital that you take extra of it. This doesn’t mean you have to hit the spa every week but rather, a few skin care practices and healthy lifestyle habits and make a big difference. If you protect your skin, you will delay natural aging, prevent skin disease and live a healthy life. So here are some things you need to do.
- Protect yourself from the sun
Sunlight brings in harmful rays and a prolonged sun exposure can give you dark sports and wrinkles very fast. You need to use sunscreen whenever you step out in the sun. a sunscreen of SPF 15 will suit you. Also remember that there may be different types of sunscreens for different skin types so choose wisely. You need to apply and reapply every 2 hours especially if you are out on the beach, gone swimming or spending an entire day under the sun playing sports. If possible, stay indoors from 10am to 4pm as that is when the sun is harshest. Wear protective clothing such as long sleeved shirts, large hats and scarfs to cover any exposed area. Wear sunglasses too as the skin around your eyes will be affected as you squint your eyes in the bright sunlight. Use washing liquid that will give a layer of UV protection for your clothes.
- Treat your skin gently
Daily cleansing is essential to remove excess oil and dirt from your face. However, this doesn’t mean you should use soap all the time as it will irritate and dry your skin. Limit your time in hot or cold showers. Go for warm showers but don’t stay too long in the water as it will wash off natural oils. Pat dry and don’t rub off makeup hastily. Use makeup remover liquid and gently wipe it off. Use moisturizers to avoid dry skin especially in winters. Use a face massage roller to make sure the blood flow is well so that all nutrients can be absorbed to skin better.
- Manage stress
Stress hormones are bad for your skin as it will start bringing out dark spots, excess acne, puffiness in eyes etc. You need to have a healthy state of mind to manage stress levels. Meditate or do yoga and always stay smiling and happy. Get enough sleep every night since adequate rest is vital for flawless skin.