Much like many other aspects of personal care, skincare changes with the times. As doctors and researchers find more information and learn new things, the way you approach skincare will naturally change. By staying on top of the latest and greatest, you’ll always be able to take the best care of your skin possible. Here are some tips that should you get you there in no time at all. Of course, it’s always a great idea to talk these things over with your dermatologist to be sure they’re the right thing for you.
1. Pay Attention to Your Face All Day Long
It’s not enough to only pay attention to your face when you’re washing and applying lotion. You should be making certain you’re taking good care of your skin all day long. That means sleeping on your back to prevent creases on your face, forgoing the straw because it can cause wrinkles around your mouth and wearing a primer under your makeup every day. And of course, you should quit the cigarettes right now.
2. Eat More Water Rich Fruits and Veggies
You probably know that what you eat can affect your skin, right? Then you already know that getting enough water is an important aspect of skincare that can prevent dryness and a dull complexion. If you have a hard time remembering to refill your water bottle, you can eat foods that contain plenty of water instead. Leafy greens, radishes, watermelon and cucumbers are prime choices.
3. Be Gentle with Your Skin
Your skin was never designed to take anything you hand it. You should be very gentle when you handle your skin. This is especially important on your face where the skin is thinner and more delicate and is more prone to wrinkling. You don’t have to rub your skin until it’s raw when you wash and you should apply your lotions and potions in soft circular motions.
4. Quit Your Sweets Habit Today
More and more research is finding that a diet high in sugar can really wreak havoc on your skin. Too many desserts can leave you with acne, dryness and other issues. Why? Because sweet treats might fill you up, but they generally contain very little nutrition. You skin needs vitamins A, C and E as well as many others to look its best. Skip the brownie and have a piece of fruit instead. Your skin will thank you for it.
5. Try a Weekly Sulfur Mask
You’ve probably heard that you should be using glycolic acid and benxoyl peroxide to keep your skin free of breakouts. Now experts are recommending that you also add a sulfur mask once a week. It works by battling inflammation and bacteria so you can combat oil production and keep your skin looking fresh and flawless.
6. Add a Few Products to Your Routine
If you’re the kind of girl who usually sticks with cleanser and moisturizer, you might need to add a few things to get the skin you crave. Experts suggest using an antioxidant serum and wearing SPF 30 every day. As you get older, you can also probably benefit from using an eye cream to combat wrinkles. Finally, a weekly revitalizing mask is never a bad option.
7. Go to Bed Early Tonight
The experts all agree that you should be getting at least 7 to 9 hours of sleep every single night. The occasional all-nighter probably won’t hurt you, but consistently logging fewer hours of sleep can show up on your face. When you get enough shut-eye, you stop inflammation, which helps prevent redness, acne, dullness and aging.
Are any of these things new to you? What else would you add to the list?