Health and beauty are interconnected – there is no beauty without health and vice versa. In other words, beautiful skin is a sign of a healthy body.
A woman who takes care of her health will also take care of her skin. Healthy habits that she sticks to in her everyday life include some skin care tricks which will ensure that her greatest organ protects her from damaging environmental influences but is also a mirror of her inner health. You should implement these daily skin care habits into your routine, too.
Even Showering Has its Limits
Showering on a daily basis, whether it’s in the morning or in the evening, has a crucial meaning to our health. Showering (or taking a bath) removes the dirt and bacteria from our skin. However, it’s very important not to go overboard with frequent showering – too much of it will also remove the good bacteria from our skin and remove the natural protective layer of our skin, leading to infections and dry skin. You also shouldn’t use hot water when showering or lying in a hot bath for too long. A quick shower with warm water is best.
Don’t Pick a Cleanser with Your Eyes Closed
It’s not just about cleansing your skin every night – find the one that’s right for your type of skin. If you have oily or acne-prone skin, go for benzoyl peroxide or a salicylic gel. Dry, mature skin needs a milky cleanser or the glycolic one that hydrates the skin. In case you have melasma or skin with brown spots, then the best choice for you is an alpha hydroxy acid cleanser.
Feed Your Skin – Through Your Mouth, Too
Eating healthy is more than avoiding sweets. To preserve the natural barrier of your skin, you have to eat more of omega-3 fatty acid. Add flax seeds on your salad and eat more walnuts – it will help your skin stay hydrated. Avoid simple and complex carbohydrates and you will definitely notice that your skin is plumper.
Sunscreen is An All-year Product
Summer is not the only period of the year when you are supposed to wear sunscreen. There’s sun every day, right? It automatically means your skin is constantly exposed to UV rays. Consequently, your skin will age prematurely. So, find appropriate sunscreen and apply it on your face and exposed body parts every time you want to leave home. Stick to broad-spectrum sunscreen with a 30SPF or even greater and reapply it every two hours.
When You Feel Thirsty – It’s Already Too Late
Drinking an adequate amount of water every day is more important than you think. People believe that they should drink water only when they are thirsty but that’s already a sign of dehydration. You should prevent your body from dehydrating by having a sip every half an hour. A hydrated body has a great immune system, which reflects on your skin – it’s radiant and elastic.
Go Gentle With Your Feminine Parts
Feminine hygiene is a science in its own right. It’s the most sensitive part of our bodies and we have to pay special care to it. First of all, you mustn’t use skin care products that are aggressive and full of chemicals. Contrary to what you may think, water is the best cleanser for your intimate parts – you don’t need anything else. During those days of the month, you should shower more often to remove the bad bacteria from your sensitive skin. Consider using a bidet, as it the best solution for this region – no need to use aggressive, rough toilet paper but using nothing but warm water and feel clean in a matter of seconds.
Makeup Brushes – Pools of Bacteria
If you want to avoid infections and clogged pores, then you have to realize that makeup brushes you’re using every day are heaven for bad bacteria. Brushes that you use around your eyes should be cleaned twice a month, while others can be cleaned once a month. Use a mild shampoo for this (just one drop into the palm of your hand), wet the bristles with warm water and massage them into your palm.
Do You Really Want Dead Cells on Your Face?
Every single day, we lose around 50 million cells. If you don’t do something to remove them, they will stay on your skin for too long, making it look sullen. Choose a PH neutral exfoliator and apply it on your face, as well as on your body – do it a couple of times a week.
Sleep Like a Princess
Sleep is something we take for granted – big mistake. Regular 8hours of sleep protects us from excessive stress, makes us more productive and helps our body heal and boost its immune system. Not to mention the effect a lack of sleep has on your skin – it looks dull and lifeless. So, do your best to get your beauty sleep every day. While at it – make sure you have silk pillowcases – they prevent creasing of the skin and wrinkles.
The Bottom Line
Your skin is your first level of protection from environmental influences. The dirt, the smog, the bacteria in the air, the UV radiation – all of that is constantly bombing your skin. So, be gentle with it and don’t be lazy when it comes to regular skin care. The more you give to your skin, the more you will get in return. You will look healthy and be healthy – it is the one thing that matters.