Healthy skin reflects your general health. Having a healthy and nourished skin starts with the development of a healthy skin care routine; your daily skin care routine means everything.
Here are 6 basic skin care tips:
Cleanse Twice a Day:
Start your skin care routine washing your face twice a day, in morning and at night before going to bed. During the day your exposed skin (face, neck and hands) get dirty with small dust particles that block your pores. During the night your skin produce oil that will also block your pores. Cleansing is very important to prepare your skin to receive the moisture and nourishment it needs.
Moisturize your skin:
There is no good skin care routine without a good toner and moisturizer. Toner helps to remove fine traces of oil, dirt, and make-up that you may have missed when cleansing. Moisturizing is necessary even for people with oily skin, because it will keep your skin hydrated and nourished. A good moisturizer can help your skin to produce collagen and elastin fibers, recover hyaluronic acid and turnover aging with different antioxidants. Go for a moisturizer that is best suited for your skin type (dry, normal, or oily). If you want a glowing skin don’t forget your toner and moisturizer.
Block the sun:
Sun is essential for life and for bone health. Exposure to ultraviolet rays from the sun causes many changes in the skin, including wrinkles, discoloration, freckles or age spots, flaccidity, benign (non-cancerous) growths such as seborrheic keratoses and pre-cancerous or cancerous growths. A very important part of your skin care routine is to limit your time in the sun, especially between the hours of 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Always use a broad spectrum sunscreen with the physical blocker zinc oxide and a SPF at least 15 but 30 or greater is recommended. Cover exposed areas with protective clothing, such as a long-sleeve shirt, pants, and a wide- brimmed hat.
If you are looking a skin rejuvenation and anti=aging routine, sleeping seven to eight hours a day should be a very important part of your skin care. A good sleep will help your to be skin relaxed. Your body repairs itself and recovers while you are asleep, promoting a long list of benefits for your skin, which includes a rebalance of your moisture levels. This means that your body naturally takes care of skin hydration, and gives you plumper, more nourished skin when you wake up. During the deeper phases of sleep, your body releases growth factors, which are your body’s most important tools for repairing and restoring your skin. Collagen is a very important element of healthy skin and your body makes it while you sleep. While you sleep, your body increases the blood flow to your skin (to assist the natural repair processes), this has the positive effect of breathing new life into your skin and giving you a glowing complexion. Getting enough sleep is like a natural anti-inflammatory, which is great for fighting acne sensitivity and immune-related skin responses/irritations.
Drink enough water:
Inside out hydration is the most important. There will be no good skin care, skin rejuvenation or anti-aging process if you do not drink at least 8 glasses of water a day. Water is essential to maintain the optimum skin moisture and to deliver essential nutrients to the skin cells. It replenishes the skin tissue and increases its elasticity. This helps delay the appearance aging signs like wrinkles, fine lines and flaccidity.
Our skin needs a lot of nutrients and antioxidants to keep healthy. Proteins are essentials to your body to produce collagen and elastin fibers that are fundamental components of your skin. Eating plenty of fruits and vegetables rich in antioxidants is good for your whole body, including your skin. Antioxidants such as beta-carotene and vitamins C, E, and A can curb the damage caused by unstable molecules known as free radicals. These molecules can harm skin cells and cause signs of aging. So, if you are looking for a glowing skin eat always a balance diet.