We all wish we were born with flawless skin but, unfortunately, the majority of us have pretty average skin at best. The truth is that there are lots of things that we can be doing to improve the health of our skin, and they lie beyond what soap we use and whether we invest in the latest must-have beauty serum. Like all women (and men) around the world rather than jumping straight into skin rejuvenation treatments and anti wrinkle injections, we bring you some natural skin care tips to help your skin stay as healthy as possible:
Keeping your skin hydrated is one of the most essential aspects in ensuring that it looks great. Drinking at least eight glasses of water a day is recommended to keep your body at the necessary hydration levels.
Drinking a lot of water doesn’t just keep you hydrated, but it also flushes out toxins and can help to speed up your metabolism, which will keep you happier and healthier all round.
Touching your face is an easy way to spread dirt, germs and aggravate sensitive spots. As hard as it is to keep your hands down (especially if you have a spot or blemish), it’s essential that you don’t touch your face too often.
Breakouts are often the result of dirty hands spreading bacteria between blemishes, so if you are going to touch your face, at least make sure you wash your hands first.
Summer is upon us, and the utter delight to get into the sun can often make people forget about putting on sunscreen first. The sun is one of the biggest causes of skin damage, blemishes and early ageing.
Make sure that you use a product that already has SPF in it, or buy face-friendly sunscreen for the days you plan to spend outside. Make sunscreen a part of your everyday beauty routine and your older self WILL thank you for it.
We know that there isn’t much that can beat a hot, relaxing shower but your skin will thank you if you just keep it a couple of degrees cooler. Hot water isn’t good for your skin at all.
Firstly, the heat dehydrates your skin and, secondly, it strips it of its natural oils and proteins. This can result in red, itchy and dry skin. Try and make your showers warm but not hot and don’t have more than two a day. You could even try using a sauna instead to if you enjoy warm showers
Gentle exfoliation is wonderful for your skin. It removes grease and dead skin cells, stimulating blood flow. You should exfoliate around once a week, but make sure that you are using something that doesn’t damage your skin by being too rough.
Sugar and greasy junk food are terrible for your skin, and while it is nice to indulge every now and then, don’t make a habit of it.
Eating fresh and healthy food is essential for young, healthy looking skin. Additionally, having lots of fruit and veg in your diet is imperative to have the skin and all-round good health that you desire.
On that note; by not skipping the fruit and veg aisle whilst grocery shopping you’ll be making a huge leap towards radiant, glowing and healthy looking skin. Isn’t that enough reason to stock up on your greens?