If your skin is glowing and blemish-free, it takes years off your age. Skincare should start at an early age because it is very difficult to turn back the clock once you get wrinkles and your skin shows signs of aging. You really don’t have to spend a fortune on expensive skincare products or go to beauty salons and spas, you can easily adopt regular skincare tips at home.
Cleaning and cleansing – always keep your skin clean. Wash your face often, using soap, face wash, a scrub or even plain water. If you regularly use make-up, use a cleansing product before you go to sleep, whether it is a deep pore cleansing milk, a make-up remover or make-up removing wipes.
Moisturize – even if you have oily skin, you need a moisturizer. If your skin is dry you may need a heavy moisturizer or use a light one. A supple skin wards off wrinkles.
Sunscreen – even if you are largely indoors, it is important to protect your skin against the UV rays of the sun. Use the appropriate SPF product for your skin and climate. If you are on a beach or swimming, don’t forget to reuse the product. And when the sun is really beating down, use a cap or hat or sit under the shade.
Lip care – use a good moisturizing lipstick or lip balm. A high-quality product should not leave a stain on your lips. Don’t forget to remove lipstick or lip products when you get home. If your make-up remover does not do the trick, use some toothpaste to clean your lips and rinse well afterward.
Facial – you can spend the money and get it done occasionally at a salon, but you can easily do it yourself at home. Clean your skin and use a vaporizer for some time to soften the blackheads. Use a special blackhead remover to remove the blackheads, or use an exfoliating scrub (even coarse sea-salt will do). Massage your skin with upwards and outwards movements, using a moisturizer. Wipe off and use a face pack to finish off.
Face pack – a face pack can help keep your skin smooth. Use a kitchen face pack with fruit, eggs, honey, olive oil, yogurt, mayonnaise or any kitchen products that are easily available and depending on your skin texture. A once a week skin pack will go a long way in keeping your skin healthy.
Hydrate – drink enough water. In summer you may need it more, but don’t forget do keep yourself hydrated in the cold weather as well. Water flushes out toxins and wastes and helps with good skin. Avoid alcohol and smoking, both of which promote skin damage and aging.
Diet – eating the right foods has a positive effect on overall health and skin health as well. Get your quota of healthy antioxidants and omega-3 fatty acids by eating lots of deeply colored fruits and vegetables and include some fish in your diet.
Be aware of your facial expressions – if you are constantly frowning, squinting, furrowing your brows or making faces, you will develop lines faster. Keep a check on your facial expressions that are also a sign of your emotions. Make sure stress levels are low to help you maintain a youthful look.
Your skin is the largest organ in your body. Use simple skin care tips at all times to keep your skin radiant and glowing.