Can you believe it? In a few months, we will be bidding goodbye to 2020. And yes, the ongoing pandemic isn’t under our control, but our skin definitely is. While you are stuck working from home, with almost no work-life balance, the one thing you can make sure is you come out of it with fabulous skin. How can you do that? Well, we bring you habits for healthy skin that you can embrace right now for wondrous skin. And, they are oh-so-easy.
A Regime That Fits Your Skin
One of the most common mistakes we make when it comes to skincare is that we end up buying only the most popular products, while not really bothering to look if it is something that will suit us or not. So, make sure you spend your bucks wisely.
First and foremost, we tend to undermine the importance of a face cleanser. If what you use doesn’t aid good skin then using the most expensive serums also will not get the job done. Then, don’t overdo it with products. Always look at what your skin is trying to tell you. Cleanse, tone, serum, and moisturize, these are the four basic steps which you must follow. But, you can add or subtract according to what works for you and that’s important. This is one of the habits for healthy skin which you must follow.
Taking Care Of Skin Under Air Conditioner
If the air conditioner is your best friend at home and in the office, you need to read this. When under the air conditioner, it hampers the body’s temperature mechanism and the production of sweat goes on except at underarms, soles, and palms. Also, it can cause wrinkles, dry skin, chapped lips, and even allergies. So, what can you do?
One of the best skincare habits you can instill here is to moisturize your skin and lips well. Take breaks in between to dab some extra moisturizer. Also, if it is possible to switch off the AC for some time or step out of that environment for some fresh air.
Eating Habits For Healthy Skin
What you eat is important for your skin. Consume a healthy meal, which includes fruits, veggies, greens, and don’t forget water. Loads and loads of water. Of course, we aren’t asking you to consume only salads but avoid oily food as much as you can, as well as junk and processed food. Eat at least one fruit every day, and make sure you consume a bowl of salad too. Lentils, dairy, and food rich in antioxidants are perfect for you and some of them are;
- Dark chocolate
- Goji berries
- Red cabbage
Massage Your Skin Regularly
When you are applying your moisturize or your serum, give your skin a good massage with soothing creams first. It can also be a face oil or even aloe vera gel. Remember, push upwards when massaging or even applying your creams and serums and not downwards.
Sun Time Skincare
One of the things we end up neglecting is skincare under the sun. Okay, so this has been said umpteenth but sunscreen must be used every day. Whether it is sunny, winter, or rainy, it doesn’t matter, sunscreen is important. Use anywhere between SPF 30 to 50. This step also slows down the aging process.
Cleanliness Plays An Important Role
It goes without actually saying it out loud, but cleanliness plays an important role when it comes to skincare. Some of the tips include;
- Keep your skin clean and always wash your face after thoroughly washing your hands.
- Shower every day.
- Wash your washcloth after a single-use.
- Don’t poke your acne.
- Try to keep your hair away from the face as it can cause acne.
Stress And Sleep
Taking too much stress and not sleeping for at least 6 to 8 hours can have adverse effects when it comes to your skin. Therefore, understanding too much stress will neither solve the problem nor will it hamper your skin. So, when it gets too much, simply talk to someone who can help you. Share the load. Now, you are wondering what happens when you take too much stress? Well, you break out for starters, but it can even get worse. For instance, for someone with mild psoriasis and rosacea, the condition can aggravate when they are under stress. So, tread carefully!
According to a Los Angeles based esthetician, she says we must cleanse our face, neck, and chest for at least 60 seconds because it takes at least that much time for your cleanser to actually work its magic. But, that’s not all. With 60 seconds with you, you cleanse properly and reach places that you once ignored like behind the earlobes, edges of your nose, etc. Give it a try!
Retinol is great if you want to fight acne, pigmentation, or aging. You can either use retinol-based serums or start with retinol 0.25%. We have a whole guide on how you can incorporate retinol in your skincare routine. It is super easy and yields great results.
Use An Eye Cream
Okay, if you are someone like me, you feel that since you are already putting serums and moisturizers on, then maybe eye cream isn’t important. Well, my friend, that’s where we are wrong. Eye cream is excruciatingly important because the skin around our eyes is sensitive and eye creams help avoid any damage.
Vitamin C serums are one of the most important products you need. It helps slow down aging and keeps your skin radiant. Use a vitamin c either both during the day and night or just during the day.
So, these were some of the tips. Did it help? Let us know in the comment section below.