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Taking care of your skin is a must. How would you like radiant and smooth skin? Some people who think they don’t have enough time to follow skin care routines, treatments, or facials often excuse not to look after their skin properly. But these are just excuses: there are plenty of home remedies and natural ingredients that could make your face healthier without spending much time or money on them. We’ll get into some detailed tips later in this article, so let me first give you the essential information about caring appropriately for your skin to become radiant and smooth. A good diet is necessary. Your body needs vitamins, minerals, essential fatty acids, amino acids, and antioxidants. If your diet is low in vitamins or minerals, you will need some supplements – both for your skin and overall good health. It’s also important to drink plenty of water every day! Let’s see how can we keep our skin healthy:
Love the sunlight:
Although it’s not always possible to go out in the sun a few times per week, make sure you get some sunshine every day by walking around in the open air (when the weather allows that). Sunlight can work wonders on how we look and feel. Vitamin D helps our bodies usually develop and maintain good bone health. It also supports immune function. The primary source of vitamin D is sunlight – so when there’s no sunyou need to take supplements!
Our bodies are made up of 60 – 65% water, so it’s essential to keep your skin healthy and hydrated. Water helps your body eliminate toxins and gives you more energy for daily activities. When you’re dehydrated, the surface of your skin becomes dull; but if you drink enough water (8 glasses a day), you will have soft and hydrated skin with no wrinkles or marks.
This is probably the most important tip on this list! While you may think sunscreen is just for the summer, they’re also great all year round. The sun can cause premature aging of your skin and cancers (and a lousy tan isn’t even worth it). Make sure you apply sunscreen every morning before getting ready for work or school – and always reapply after being in the sun for an extended period or when going swimming.
Skip the sugar:
Eliminating refined sugars, sweeteners, and processed foods can significantly impact the health of your skin. It is because sugar compromises the integrity of our blood vessel walls, which could lead to more acne breakouts and premature aging. Refined sugars also prevent the body from absorbing beneficial nutrients that it needs for healthy skin. Foods to avoid are cakes, don’t forget about doughnuts!
Don’t forget fiber:
Fiber has tremendous benefits for our digestive system as well as our heart and circulation. It’s also very important for reducing inflammation in the body. Make sure you get plenty of fiber by eating lots of fruits and vegetables (and nuts), so your skin will be radiant and smooth from the inside out!
Eat Balanced Diet:
Having a balanced diet is a must. The recommended intake is half grains, vegetables, and fruits; 2-3 portions of fish per week; 1 portion of red meat and poultry each week; nuts, seeds, legumes, and beans are recommended in small quantities (about 1-2 ounces daily). Not only will your skin be radiant due to this diet, but your overall health will also be good.
We all need a bit of extra pampering when we feel stressed or tired. Get yourself a bubble bath and put on some relaxing music, make a face mask (which we’ll discuss in more detail later on), or get yourself a scrub that will increase blood flow and leave your skin looking great!
We all know that stress is really bad for your health – but did you also know it’s a bad thing for your skin? When we are stressed, our bodies produce more cortisol, leading to acne problems and premature aging. So, if possible, try to reduce the amount of stress in your life!
Exercising makes you healthier in general and helps you feel better. So, if you’re a person with a busy schedule and not much time to go to the gym, find some free time during your day and do 10 minutes of exercise every day. Try walking or taking the stairs instead of using the elevator – it all adds up! It also increases blood circulation, which improves the appearance of your skin. Exercising can enhance overall self-esteem as well.
Do not eat junk:
Junk food, fast food, and processed foods aren’t suitable for your body. In addition to containing harmful preservatives and additives, highly processed foods lack vitamins and minerals. These foods can leave you feeling sluggish and low on energy. So next time you feel like eating a burger or fries – think about what it’s doing to your skin!
Try Cosmetic Procedures:
Do not be afraid to explore different cosmetic procedures that can help with improving the look of your skin. These days, there are treatments available that will make drastic improvements in the appearance of your skin without any pain or recovery time involved.
Be Gentle on your skin:
Try not to scrub your skin too hard in the shower, and never squeeze pimples or any other blemishes. Scrubbing can cause irritation that can lead to more breakouts. You should also keep your hands off of your face as much as possible!
It doesn’t take a genius to figure out smoking isn’t good for you. It’s addictive, and even if you do manage to quit – those years of smoking have already damaged your body beyond repair. Not only does smoking reduce blood flow (which causes premature aging), but it also reduces oxygen circulation—making your skin look dull and lifeless.
Avoid Alcohol: While we don’t need to be total abstinence, excess alcohol consumption can increase the number of free radicals in your body – leading to premature aging. Enjoy a glass of wine or beer regularly, but never abuse it!
Use Natural Products:
While spending a fortune on skincare products is tempting, try to find natural ingredients that you have in your pantry at home. Olive oil, fresh eggs, and lemon juice are just a few examples of natural ingredients you can use daily for a more beautiful complexion.
Use The Right Tools: While cleansing brushes may sound expensive and unnecessary, they’re great for gently exfoliating the skin and removing dead skin cells – giving your overall appearance an instant boost! Face massagers also help improve blood flow which prevents wrinkles from forming or getting worse and helps get rid of cellulite. Using the right tools will help you maintain smooth, healthy-looking skin—and don’t cost too much either!
Do not skip Shower:
It may seem like a simple thing, but taking showers regularly makes a big difference in the appearance of your skin. It helps remove excess dirt and oil, which can clog pores and lead to breakouts and dry out your skin.
Get plenty of sleep:
Getting enough sleep is essential for healthy body function – from the immune system to metabolism! Try to get at least 7-8 hours every night, even if it means setting the alarm later. But even with this many hours of rest, you might still suffer from dark circles under your eyes or have bags under them. These are both caused by not getting enough oxygen while sleeping (you need it to pump blood around your body correctly), and so you should try using an eye mask.
There is no “best” routine for everyone. The best way to decide what works best for you is to try various routines and see how your skin reacts to them.
(1) Cleanse: Wash your face with warm water and mild cleanser. Please don’t use too much pressure while washing as it can irritate the skin. Gently massage the cleanser in circular motions all over your face. This is to help the cleanser penetrate deep into the pores. Pat your face dry with a soft towel.
(2) Tone: After cleansing, you can follow up by using toner, which helps remove leftover dirt and oil from your skin, as well as prepare your skin for the next skincare routine step. Spray or drop some toner onto a cotton ball/balloon and gently pat it all over your face – avoiding getting it in your eye, of course! It may sting slightly if applied after cleansing, but it should go away when you pat dry.
(3)Moisturize: After toning, use a moisturizer. It certainly helps seal in the moisture and provides some nutrients, as well as help fight premature aging or blemishes. Some people are okay with just using a toner before going to bed, but I prefer using an additional moisturizer at night! You can try a gel-based moisturizer or lightweight lotion that helps prevent excess oil on the surface of your skin. Opt for something with a heavier texture, such as a cream-based one that can replenish and lock in moisture more effectively if you have dry skin. Gels also tend to be less rich and oily, so they’re better suited for people who do not like applying creams on their face because it leaves them feeling sticky or heavy. You will find that gels usually sink into the skin quicker than other textures and give a matte finish.
As I mentioned earlier, there are endless options for facial masks out there. They come in various textures – from thick and creamy to lightweight gel ones that easily rinse off with water. Masks can be very convenient to use because they’re usually one-time use, or you can keep the remaining product for later. Just remember to wash your face thoroughly after using any mask so that you don’t get breakouts!
An essential step in keeping skin clear is exfoliating away dead skin cells and bacteria found on the surface of your skin. Make sure you choose an exfoliant that works well with your skin type and doesn’t contain irritating chemicals like sulphates or parabens (you’ll see this ingredient in most other products out there). I prefer using a chemical exfoliant called AHA or hyaluronic acid and use them at least once every week. There are also physical exfoliating methods like scrubbing, but make sure you don’t overdo it – no one wants to look like they have mange!
Depending on the time of year or if you have any skin issues/imperfections, opt for a treatment. You can visit a dermatologist near you for a professional set of procedures. Skincare doctors can also prescribe a variety of topical skincare products that can be used at home. Dermatologists can help you formulate your skincare routine by identifying any underlying cause for your issues, such as excess oil production or sensitivity.
Try Homeopathy for skin:
If you’re looking for a natural way to improve skin issues like acne, bad scars, or eczema, might I suggest homeopathy? It’s a gentle and safe alternative treatment that is great for sensitive skin types. Homeopathic remedies are used to treat the condition’s symptoms rather than the cause, and studies show they can help relieve mild to moderate skin conditions. The remedies have been used for more than 200 years to treat various diseases and symptoms.
Keeping your skin healthy is an active process that takes time to see results. It requires effort, discipline, and consistency, especially in the routine, but it gets easier with time! Keeping your skin healthy will help improve your overall look/appearance. I hope the steps above help you with maintaining healthy and beautiful skin! For more information, you can book an appointment with a skincare doctor at OHO Homeopathy today!