When you think about it, your skin is one of the most important organs you have, but at the same time, it can be one of the ones that we pay the least attention to! We all know we have to look after our hearts, our brains, our liver, our lungs etc., but what about your skin? What can you do to make sure that it is staying in as healthy a condition as it possibly can? Here are a few tips for how to treat your skin with respect. You know you're worth it.
Never skip the cleansing part of your daily routine. This should be the foundation of your skincare regime, especially if you have oily skin. Cleansing is the only thing that is going to be able to regularly rid your face of all of the dirt and debris that it accumulates over the course of a normal day, not to mention days when you are doing things like playing sports.
2. Wash Makeup off
It can be tempting to go straight to bed after a hard day or night out, but you really need to get in the habit of removing your makeup to give your face a break overnight. It takes mere seconds to do with a good face wipe, and it can save you weeks worth of breakouts and irritation.
3. Control Oil
Something important is to try to keep the shine down on your skin without being super harsh to it. All it takes is a simple threes step process; one, choose a salicylic acid cleanser, two, use an oil-free primer and three, get into the habit of blotting your skin during the say using specialised tissues or cloths.
Make sure that you exfoliate at least once or twice per week. Use a relatively gentle product; you don’t need to really scrub away, just enough to gently stimulate the skin and remove some of the dirt and debris from your pores.
5. Don’t Share
It can be tempting and fun, but try not to share makeup products with your friends. You all have different chemical sensitivities and skin bacteria, and the more these things combine with each other, the more at rick everyone is of developing irritation and even infection in some cases.
6. Clean Hands
You don’t want to be touching your face all the time with hands that are not clean. Get into the habit of washing them more regularly, and especially washing them when you are about to apply your makeup in the morning or before a night out.