Skincare tips are essential for beautiful, radiant skin. If there’s one thing that we can all be sure about, it’s that beauty is power. No matter how the society’s perception of beauty changes, the fact that it is wanted and sometimes ‘needed’ by both men and women in modern-day society can never be ignored. From voluptuous to athletic to skinny, everyone has parameters on what’s beautiful and what’s not. Nonetheless, if there is one thing that would never ever change, it’s that healthy and glowing skin is always sexy.
14 Skin Care Tips You Need to Know
No wonder there are so many people out there who undergo extreme measures just to fit in. Now, if you want to push yourself forward and make sure that your skin gets all the care it deserves, below are some beauty tips that you don’t want to miss:
1. The Sun is Your Skin’s Arch Enemy. Use Sunblock!
If you think it is shady outside and you’d get away from all the extreme sunrays without applying sunblock, think again. Sun exposure can lead to skin problems like age spots and wrinkles. I know… I know… You’re allergic to those! Who wouldn’t be? Therefore, it’s best that you use a sunblock that can protect your skin against harsh UVA and UVB rays. Of course, don’t forget to pick one that has a high SPF. How high? About 30 or more would do. And yes, that means you have to apply it even during cloudy days.
2. Use an Umbrella
Or if you’re not into the colorful umbrellas, always make sure that you are staying on shaded areas and that you are wearing protective clothes. Again, let’s hide away from the harsh sun rays, shall we?
3. Ditch Smoking
Think all the nicotine is worth the wrinkles? Try saying that once you see those fine lines when you’re facing the mirror! Since the chemicals in cigarettes cause your blood vessels to constrict, the oxygen supplied to your skin drops, making your skin deficient of all the nutrients it needs to rejuvenate. Therefore, quitting smoking is never just an option, it’s a necessity.
4. Don’t Use Strong Soaps
The soap you use for your body should never be the same soap you’re using for your face. After all, they have different needs. Strong soaps are highly alkaline, making it easier to strip off the natural barrier your face needs. Instead of turning to these soaps, make sure that you pick a gentle cleanser.
5. A Healthy Diet is the Key to Beauty
If you want to feel and look younger, start eating lean proteins, vegetables, fruits and whole grain. They are foods rich in fiber, helping you maintain a healthy metabolism. You may not live without pork, but consuming too much fatty foods can leave you looking older than you really are.
6. Stress is a Real Beauty Killer
Ever wondered why your acne breakouts most often occur during your most stressful moments? It’s because stress is highly related to the vitality of your skin. After all, inner beauty always radiates from within. So make sure that you are setting limits and that you allow yourself to escape to beautiful hideaways every once in a while.
7. Always Keep a Bottle of Moisturizer on hand
Rule no. 1: Never ditch your moisturizer. It helps in hydrating your skin, preventing skin problems like dryness and tightness.
8. Never Overdo Skincare
Not because you are applying so much beauty products on your skin, it already means that you are on your way to achieving that youthful glow. In fact, different beauty products may contain harsh chemicals that can do more harm on your skin. Therefore, always make sure that your night and day regimen is as simple as it can get. A cleanser, a moisturizer and an SPF can do the trick!
9. Wait for Results
Patience is a virtue, and this is also true whenever you’re waiting for your beauty products to work. After all, they don’t work like magic! Nothing does! Hence, don’t switch products right away unless if you’re skin gets irritated by it.
10. Force Yourself into Drinking More Water!
If you’re not drinking 8 glasses of water a day, now is the perfect time to start! This is especially true if you are living in a humid area where the fluids on your skin evaporates faster than normal.
11. Retinol Can Do Wonders on Your Skin
Retinol has so many benefits to the skin, making it a necessity for both men and women. It is effective in boosting collagen production, making it a vital component in making your skin appear younger and healthier.
12. Treat Your Face with a Fruity Acid Mask
A blemish-free skin is not impossible to achieve, especially with the help of a fruity acid facial mask. It strips away dead skin cells, making it easier for you to get rid of unwanted impurities.
13. Sleep like a Beauty Queen
Yes, this might already be a cliché. But not hitting the sack early can lead to poor circulation, making it harder for your skin to rejuvenate.
14. Soy Milk is for the Sleep-Deprived
If you can’t find a way to get your much-needed 8 hours of sleep, soy milk can do the magic trick for you. It can reduce the swelling of your skin and it can hydrate your skin in a snap of a finger. So whether or not you are sleep-deprived, make sure that you are keeping a bottle or two of soy milk on your fridge.
The tips you can get about achieving a healthy and glowing skin are countless. Nonetheless, if you would sum it all up, there is no replacement for being disciplined. Never neglect the importance of loving yourself because at the end of the day, it’s you who will benefit from it. Just like what they say, love always begets love. If you love your skin, it will absolutely love you back!
We hope you enjoyed these essential skincare tips, if you have any of your own please share them with us in the comment section.
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Originally posted on May 26, 2018 @ 12:50 PM