Society has cultured us into believing that life is a race and we (going about the same old beaten path) have been participating in this race from day one, first as students drilling way to high grade and then as adults sailing towards a 6-figure salary. Completely occupied with the mundane highs and lows of our life, we now just aim at rushing to home from office and vice versa.
And yes, we drag ourselves to parlor on the weekends or try home remedies as a consolation prize for surviving another week. But! Is it all our beloved skin deserve? Definitely not! The right skin care routine goes above and beyond the bottle and demands some lifestyle changes too. To help you stay young, stress-free and fresh, we have discussed here some of the golden ideas that you must read, follow, and also share with other people you care about. Let’s read along!
#1. Get Sufficient Sleep
What a good sleep does to our body is no secret. It recharges your body from head to toe. Our body (while sleeping) produces collagen that fixes the daily skin damage caused by pollution and sun exposure. Aim for 7 to 9 hours a night; it gives your body enough time to replace damaged cells with the new ones. To further enhance the healing process, you can also use a reparative night cream before going to bed.
#2. Morning exercise is a must
Having a sweaty start can make your body feel active and rejuvenated. Reserve at least 20 minutes of your day for the workout. Jog, dance, swim, bike, or do anything you like to keep your body physically active. These activities uplift blood circulation, make our skin healthy and expel oil, dirt and other pollutants accumulated through the day.
#3. Keep your teeth bright and clean
The quality of our smile is greatly dependent on our teeth. Brush your teeth twice a day, floss whenever possible, cut down on the sugary snacking, and visit a reputable dental clinic regularly. Brightening teeth not just leads to a presentable and confident personality, but also sustains oral hygiene.
#4. Stay hydrated
Among all beauty, health-care or skincare tips you’ll ever find on the internet, this is the most important one. 65 percent of a human body comprises of water and thus being water deprived can affect your skin badly. Add drinking 8-10 glasses of water into your routine tasks. Hydrating drinks like coconut water can do wonders to your skin. Skip fizzy drinks and carry a water bottle wherever you go.
#5. Follow a healthy skin care routine
Just like our teeth needs daily brushing, the skin needs daily cleansing too. Cleanse, tone and moisturize your skin on a regular basis. It will remove the impurities on the skin surface, minimize large pores, and improve the skin texture. Don’t forget to exfoliate your skin at home regularly with yogurt, oatmeal and rosewater. If your skin is too oily or acne-prone, you should use astringents. They help in removing the excess of oil and tighten the pores. If the acne problem is severe, it is better to opt for a proper acne treatment at a skincare clinic.
#6. Stay sun safe
Getting exposed to harmful sunrays can lead to wrinkles and skin cancer. Limit your time in the sun and use sunscreens labeled with a high SPF. Apply a sunscreen daily. Since these creams take time to get absorbed, it’s better to apply them at least 15 minutes earlier than stepping out. Reapply the sunblock after every two hours.
#7. Dry skin brush
Before you get a shower, gently stroke your skin using a non-synthetic bristle brush. It improves the blood circulation, unclogs pores, removes toxins and rubs off the dead skin cells, making your skin all glowing and smooth. Do this when your skin is dry. Remember to sanitize your brush using water or soap and then dry it under the sun to avoid mold and mildew.
#8. Consume Green
Follow a healthy and clean diet plan. Use cucumber as much as you can; it hydrates the skin and body. Green veggies and lush fruits, furthermore, alkalize the body and helps in detoxification. Whereas, broccoli defends your skin against oxidative damage causing your skin to be wrinkled and dry. Eat green, stay healthy!
Regular meditation brings energy to our body and helps it repair the damaged tissues and cells. Meditation also involves mindful breathing that adds oxygen, decreases blood pressure, decelerates the aging process and lightens our skin tone.
#10. Quit smoking
If you love your skin and obviously your life, then stop bingeing on that tea-cigarette combo. Besides causing intangible havocs, smoking can also result into baggy eyes, premature wrinkles, pigmentation, dull skin, and various other skin problems.
To wrap up
Espousing the above simple-yet-effective guidelines can make a huge difference to your skin. If you find it hard to follow all the above tips, aim for the easiest ones at the outset and then gradually add the remaining ones into your lifestyle. All these tips will work together and make your skin look fresh and glowing. So just try them out, you will be amazed—for sure.