When it comes to skin care, it’s the little habits that go a long way. Habits that don’t consume a lot of time, but work well only because of your regularity. Whether you’re currently in your teenage years, in your 20s, 30s or 50s, or even blessed with the perfect skin already, these everyday skin care tips will ensure that your skin stays at its prime – always.
1.Hydrate – first thing in the morning.
Start every morning with a glass of lukewarm water, for it will flush out all impurities and give a great kick-start to your day. If you want, you can also add a pinch of honey and lemon to it to maximise the results. And, that’s not it – this magical concoction not just improves digestion and immunity too, but acts as a natural skin lightening agent as well, courtesy the lemon content in it.
So, drink up every morning, and give your skin the start it deserves!
2.Every once in a while, take a warm shower.
Nothing opens up your pores like a good warm shower, The result? A well-deserved cleansing session that clears out all the impurities and dead skin cells clogged up within your skin for long. Once you’ve run your face, neck and other areas with warm water, use a good-quality scrub to exfoliate, and bid adieu to all the impurities.
However, note that, after you’re done, run your body under cool water to tighten back all the open pores so that they don’t clog up again.
3.CTM routine – forever.
The importance of the tried and tested combination of ‘cleansing, toning, and moisturising’ daily could not be overstated. Every day, after a long day of battling the sun, the pollution and stress, your skin needs a well-deserved treatment.
However, this method is not as tedious as it sounds – instead of a face wash that you’d usually use, pick a good-quality cleanser and wash your face with it. The cleanser will rid your skin of all the dirt and grime accumulated through the day, and unclog pores. Next, use a toner to close the pores back, and follow it up with a water-based moisturiser. That’s all!
This routine will undo all the damage of the day, and keep your skin plump and glowing, regardless of how exposed your skin has been.
4.Keep your hands away from your face.
Got a breakout? Resist touching it. Applying a cream or putting on makeup? Wash your hands before. There’s a ton of bacteria and dirt on your fingers, which can transfer to your face, thereby, causing unnecessary breakouts. Therefore, in general, avoid touching your face as much as possible throughout the day, and even if you have to, make sure that you’ve properly washed your hands before.
5. Slap on sunscreen, even if you’re inside.
That sunscreen is one of the most essential skin care products is a known fact. But, did you know, you need to wear sunscreen even inside? Not just inside, but in case of a cloudy day, in a car, or anywhere you’re even slightly exposed to the daylight. The UV rays are sneaky like that – they can reach your skin through various ways, and alter its DNA, thereby, causing premature skin aging. Suntan or sunburn is just another common aftermath.
This is why you need to keep an SPF 30 sunscreen handy and reapply it every few hours.
If you can’t churn out extra time for skin care, the afore-mentioned tips work best and don’t take an additional effort on your part too. So, include these pointers in your daily skincare routine, and you’ll start experiencing an enhancement in its quality in a matter of weeks.