Looking and feeling beautiful is important at any stage of your life. No matter what you wear or what color your hair is, it is essential to look after your skin. Your skin is tough, stretchy like elastic, protective, and hardwearing, but it is also tender and needs love, care, and attention. Your skin says everything about you—from what your diet is like to your lifestyle; it can even show how many hours of sleep you get at night—so you have been warned! Poor-quality skin can be an indicator of dehydration or a lack of vitamins and minerals, and the effects of sun damage and environmental damage can also be revealed through our skin condition. Therefore, it is important to keep your skin looking and feeling as good as it can. So, what can you do to look after your skin?
Be Mindful Of What You Eat
Good skin starts with a good diet, so to ensure that your skin is bright and smooth you need to eat a healthy and balanced diet. You also need to ensure that you stay hydrated. Dehydrated skin can look grey and washed out, so drink plenty of fluids throughout the day, preferably water.
Have A Facial
Your face literally faces everything—make-up, pollutants from traffic, and sun damage to name but a few—so show it some love with a microcurrent facial. Investing in good skincare products and treatments is essential and a must in order to ensure that your skin looks and feels its best all year round, even on those cold and dark winter nights.
Stay Safe In The Sun
The sun damages your skin, so it is important to protect yourself whenever you can. Wear a hat and sunglasses even when it is a bit overcast but still sunny. Always use sunscreen, and remember to reapply regularly to ensure it stays effective. If you love sunbathing then wear plenty of sunscreens and avoid laying out for long periods. Avoid the midday sun where you can.
Dead and dry skin is horrible, there is no other way to put it. There is a solution though, and this is to exfoliate at least once a week. Ideally, exfoliate around three times a week using an exfoliating scrub or wash to revive and rejuvenate your skin and get rid of all that dead greyish skin that is not benefiting you.
Avoid Hot Water
Steam can be good for you on occasion, as can cold water, but be careful with hot water. A hot bath sounds like the perfect way to spend a relaxing evening at home, but in reality, you could be damaging and killing your skin cells by having a red-hot bath.
Just as exfoliating is important, so too is moisturizing. Throughout the day your skin loses its moisture, especially in warm weather and after a hot shower or bath, so it is important to moisturize your skin all over to ensure you replenish the goodness and nutrients your skin has been losing.