We all wish to have clean and clear skin but such kind of skin depends on a lot of activities. From waking up till you fall asleep.,your daily routine plays an important role in your skin health.
Majority of the advertisement of any cosmetic product promises you to give healthy and glowing skin but nothing will work if you don’t take care of your skin on a daily basis.
There are a few basic tips that you need to follow on a regular basis. It is a simple three main steps that everyone should follow on a personal level.
1. Cleansing your face
It is the first and most essential step of any skincare routine. In today’s world, our skin gets in touch with so many harmful particles, environmental pollutants, dirt, etc, therefore getting rid of those particles is important. Ideally, you should be washing your face twice a day, once in the morning and once at night before going to bed. This helps to get rid of clogged pores, dead skin that gets accumulated throughout the day. We all have got a different kind of skin so always pick up the face cleanser that has the right formula. Essentially it shouldn’t wash away healthy oils from the skin. Therefore choosing any harsh and extra foam based cleaner might take away nutrients from your skin as well.
2. Toning of the skin
Tonning the second step of maintaining daily skin care. It adds essential supplements to your skin that might get washed off while cleaning the skin. Toner gives an extra shot of nutrients which then help the other products to get absorbed better by opening skin pores.
3. Moisturizing for soft skin
Moisturizing your skin from time to time is a crucial step especially if your skin is dry. The reason for using moisturizer is that it hydrate and soften the skin. It also prevents water loss through the outer layers of skin by forming a shield on the uppermost layer of your skin. They also keep the naturally occurring protective oils and other building blocks within the skin. For people above 25+, it becomes further important to keep skin hydrated because naturally, skin starts losing the ability to retain moisture Finding the right moisturizer depends on finding your skin type — oily, dry, normal, combination, or sensitive. Use the product that is designed especially for your skin type.
After following the three easy step of cleaning toning and moisturizing start following some specific regime too.
4. Protection from harmful sun rays
Sun tanning a major problem. With an increase in global warming, the amount of harmful rays damaging our skin has increased to a bigger extent. Therefore the application of Sunscreen is one of the most important skin care regimens that everyone should follow. Daily and consistent sunscreen application before heading outside helps to prevent the early occurrence of fine lines and wrinkles, and appearance of pores over time. Apart from this one major benefit of sunscreen is that it prevents the formation of certain skin cancers. Always look for a moisturizer with a built-in broad SPF of minimum30. There are numbers of products like compact power, foundations, moisturizers, and serums are available in the market that has built-in SPF. In case you haven’t started using sunscreen till now then let me tell you that continue sun exposure can cause wrinkles, age spots, and other skin problems. Therefore if you want to slow down your skin aging, then right sunscreen application is a must.
Options are many, you can try matt finish, gel-based, power sunscreen, etc based on your skin type. The only thing you need to look in sunscreen is its broad-spectrum protection, SPF 30 (or higher). For summers and monsoon, ideally, water resistance sunscreen is good because it saves your effort for regular reapplication.
Take out a generous amount of sunscreen on your palm and spread it all over your sun-exposed area. Buy sunscreen that gives at least 8-12 hours of protection and keeps reapplying it after the equal interval.
Further to protect your eyes from the harmful sun rays, always wear shade, especially between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., when the sun’s rays at its peak.
Wear skin friendly clothes during summers like cotton. By covering your skin with long-sleeved shirts, long pants, and wide-brimmed hats, you are protecting your body against direct harmful UV rays. There are also special sun-protective clothing available in the markets nowadays which is specifically designed to block ultraviolet rays.
5. Use of natural remedies
Use of natural remedies to treat skin related problems and to give it a natural glow throughout the day. For instance, applying rose water on your skin every day after waking up might help your skin to give a sudden morning boost. Always use a clean cotton pad for any application. Also drinking green tea helps to calm irritation and reduce redness of your skin.
Including Vitamin E capsules in your hair oil and few drops in your daily moisturizers helps to fight with free radicals that are responsible for rapid aging.
6. Eating for healthy skin
What you apply on the surface of your skin is secondary but what you are putting into your body is more important for the health of your skin. It nourishes your skin from deep within and thus causes a long-lasting impact on your skin. Choosing the right thing to eat therefore promote overall health. At the same time understanding, what food items should be avoided is also important. Especially smoking, drinking and eating fried food a lot can cause flare-ups and dullness.
7. Use the already existing kitchen items for everyday nourishment
Honestly, there are so many items in your kitchen like ice cubes, used green tea packs to reduce the dark under-eye circles or puffiness. Using milk as the natural toner is one of the most useful skin-caring items from your kitchen. Also keeping your makeup products, eye cream, and hydrating masks, etc in the fridge can boost their power and long life.
Hope the above basic skin care tips have given you a clear idea of their importance and the way of doing it correctly. Drink a lot of water for your skin to remove toxins and make your skin glow in a gorgeous way.