- Protect your skin from the sun
Protecting your skin from the harsh rays of the sun is the most important thing in skin care. It is the best natural skin care that you can do. Too much exposure of sun can cause your skin with problems such as wrinkles, age spots and others. You are also in great risk of skin cancer.
Here are ways in which you could protect yourself from the sun:
Use Sunscreen. Apply sunscreen every 2 hours and use the one with an SPF of at least 15.
Seek Shade. The sun’s rays are strongest between 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Do avoid going outside in these times.
Wear Protective Clothing. When going outside and will be long exposed to sun, you should be wearing long-sleeved shirts, long pants and wear hats.
- Don’t smoke
Smoking is dangerous to your health as well as dangerous to your skin. Smoking depletes the skin of oxygen and nutrients that are important to skin health. It can make your skin look older and contributes to wrinkles.
- Treat your skin gently
By treating your skin gently, there are things that you should avoid and limit doing.
Limit Bath Time. Long and hot showers remove oils from your skin.
Avoid Strong Soaps. Strong soaps and cleansers can strip oil from your skin. Choose only the mild ones.
Shave Carefully. Shave in the direction the hair grows, not against it. Apply shaving cream, lotion or gel before shaving to protect and lubricate your skin.
Pat Dry. After washing or bathing, gently pat or blot your skin dry with a towel so that some moisture remains on your skin.
Moisturize Dry Skin. Moisturize your skin with the use of moisturizer that is fit for your skin type preferably the one that contains SPF.
- Eat a healthy diet
Eat plenty of fruits, vegetables, whole grain and lean proteins. With this healthy diet, it is a sure way that can help your skin look healthier.
- Manage Stress
Stress is a common skin problem trigger. It can cause acne breakouts and other skin problems. It is encouraged that you should have a healthy state of mind, manage your stress.
BONUS Skin Care Tips:
- Use cucumbers for skin moisture
- 4-2-4 cleansing rule
For four minutes, cleans your face using an oil cleanser, while massaging. After rinsing, apply and massage with regular facial soap for two minutes. Lastly, rinse your face for four minutes using water, letting it air dry. Don’t use a towel.
For a natural skin care, water is the most important element in skin hydration. It keeps your skin healthy, moisturized and hydrated.
- Use the four key skincare components: a facial mist, moisturizer, mask, and sunscreen.
- Drink cabbage juice (yes, like, liquid lettuce) to keep skin glowing.