Looking for perfectly healthy skin? These habits can help you achieve it
Today, many social media influencers showcase their flawless skin and the various skin routines one should follow. Let’s be honest, we all dream of having the perfect skin, whatever that may mean t each of us!
Healthy skin is achievable.
Often, scars, acne, pimples, etc., contribute to the body image and many times dents the confidence of women, striving hard to meet these “unrealistic” conventional beauty standards.
With just a little self-care and pampering, you can keep your face and body content. Although we are no experts, we have collated a list of common skincare routines to help you achieve healthy skin and flaunt that beautiful bare face.
Women spend a fortune on cosmetics to lighten, brighten, or just achieve spotless skin, sometimes missing out on the fact that “beauty comes from within.”
Your food usually reflects on your face, and certain foods can trigger a surge of hormones that increase the production of acne.
Start by cutting down on sugar and increasing your probiotic intake. Show some love to your guts. Eat food high in Vitamin C, Omega 3, and zinc. You can also incorporate leafy vegetables, low glycemic, and high fibre ingredients in your daily diet.
Water is your best friend
You’ve read it before, and we will say it again. Drink your water!
Besides hydrating us during the day, drinking plenty of water drains out toxins from the body. Sipping enough water daily helps curb hunger and keeps body weight in check.
As water is a boon for your skin, other liquids like alcohol and caffeine are a curse. You can get one step closer to having radiant skin by spilling your morning coffee and sipping healthy drinks instead.
Keep stress at bay
Always keep your body active. You need not run, swim, or do hardcore exercise. A simple 30-minute walk or meditation will do the trick.
The idea is to de-stress and take out some time from your busy everyday schedule. You can also choose to read a book, listen to a favourite artist, or write a journal. Stress increases acne, and no one wants that.
Cleanse your face every day
We cannot emphasize enough the importance of cleansing your face daily!
Ideally, you should cleanse with foam or gel-based cleanser twice a day, but it differs for every person, depending on their skin type.
Even if you are super busy, do not ignore the power of face cleansing before bed. You can start by removing all the make-up with micellar water and then double cleanse it with a good face wash.
You can also incorporate exfoliation once a week to remove any remaining dirt, clogged pores, or dead skin on your face. Remember to purchase products with ingredients that suit your skin, and never forget to do a patch test first.
Moisturizers can be of types and consistencies. You can work up your routine by adding sheet masks, serums, and essence that hydrates and moisturizes the skin.
However, never skip your sunscreen. Moisturizers and sunscreens prevent our faces from pollution, changing weather, extreme dryness, and wrinkles.
For best results, dampen your face and apply moisturizer twice a day. Without proper moisturization, our skin could quickly lose moisture, develop wrinkles, or have overly active oil glands. And don’t forget to moisturize your lips, too.
Get enough sleep
Now that you have hydrated your body and face inside out, it's time to get the beauty sleep.
Avoid watching any screen at least half an hour before you sleep. And always sleep on clean sheets and pillows. It's a no-brainer that bad sleeping habits can deteriorate your skin, leading to premature ageing and affecting your overall health.
Seven to eight hours of sleep helps the body regenerate cells and repair damaged cells.
Skin problems can lead to feelings of low self-esteem and under-confidence. It can negatively impact women’s mental health.
However, with willpower, anyone can set their skincare routine and achieve healthy skin. Following and building customised skincare habits will lead to increased productivity and self-satisfaction.
Happy pampering ladies!
Edited by Suman Singh