It’s no secret that our skin can be affected as we grow older. In order to maintain youthful and beautiful skin, we cost much money and try a hundred products but unfortunately, not all products show the results as expected. The most important things we forget may be some basics – Skin-friendly habits, a balanced diet, etc.
Keep reading! Here are 10 simple tips for you to maintain the healthy, youthful looking skin.
#1 A good sleep
A good sleep, which means you not only sleep early and get about 7-8 hours of sleep and then wake up early but make sure that it is quality sleep. I know, stay up late to watch a movie sounds exciting and fun but seriously it does harm to your skin.
Our skin needs sleep to fix itself after day time, if we don’t get enough good sleep, our skin will look tired and dull. Try to put your phone away 1 hour before your sleep and in order to achieve a better sleep quality, you can drink a glass of warm milk before bed.
#2 Drink more water
Not everyone agrees that drinking more water will improve the condition of your body and skin. The fact is there are many factors that can affect the appearance of the skin– sleep, environment, mood and more. Someone may drink 8 glasses a day, but if you are working in a stressful environment or don’t get enough sleep, these negative factors will affect your skin no matter how much water you drink.
So at least we know that drinking water is not hurting, actually there are many people often report that they get better skin after a period of time by drinking enough water every day. 7-8 glasses of water a day is quite enough. And I also drink a glass of warm water right after I wake up.
For me, I think exercise may be one of the best skin tips that everyone deserves to know. I have a roommate who tries to exercise to lose weight recently. Maybe she has lost one pound or two I don’t really know.
But I do know is that she has a clear, glowing and apple red face every time after running or exercising and I’m almost jealous~ Exercise helps dispel all the dirt and oil residing in your pores and makes your skin look more healthy and beautiful.
Yes, exercise is good, but you don’t have to push yourself to do it every day when you are already exhausted after work, you can go to the gym 2-3 times a week and enjoy your sweat on.
#4 Wash your skin properly
I can’t stress this enough, we should wash our skin properly if we want to get healthy and glowing skin. First, we should use a more natural cleanser to take care of the skin, because skin care products with alcohol or harsh chemicals are drying and damaging to the skin.
Then we should apply cleanser and gently rub in circles, remember to pay attention to the “T-zone” like your nose and chin and rinse your face with lukewarm water after about 40 seconds. It’s not over yet. Our skin is like a sponge. If we want to clean a sponge, we can’t just rub the surface of it. We need to give it a squeeze to remove the dirt inside it.
We all know that we can’t “squeeze” our face, so when we wash our face with a cleanser for the second time, we can press our skin gently and remove the excess oil and dirt. Rinse off your face with lukewarm water. Oh, don’t forget to clean your ears and the area behind your ears. Finally, instead of using a towel, you can use a paper towel or tissue paper to dry your face.
#5 Moisturize your skin
Moisturizer can make your skin look better. If your skin becomes dry, it has a risk to develop more wrinkles. I often use moisturizer right after my shower or before my makeup.
#6 Sunscreen is a must have
If you love to have younger looking and healthy skin, you need to apply sunscreen every single day before your makeup. Sunscreen can block harmful UV rays of the sun and protect your skin from damage. It’s also the most efficient way to fight the signs of skin ageing and keep your skin young and beautiful.
My recently favourite sunscreen is Shiseido ANESSA, a Japanese brand sunscreen. It consists of 50% skincare ingredients to nurture beautiful skin and you can use ANESSA promo codes to get a lower price.
#7 Don’t use a face mask every day
Too much anything is bad. For most people, 1-2 times a week is enough, because we need to give a chance for our skin to rejuvenate. If you wear face mask too often, the skin is more likely to be sensitive and break out easily.
#8 Don’t hesitate to ask a Dermatologist
I often see in social media like YouTube some people may comment below in a famous YouTuber’s video say things like this: Any good tips for bad acne? Or like this: What products should I use when I’m breaking out? These are very serious skin problems.
Sure, YouTubers can give you suggestions but everyone’s skin is different, which means everyone’s needs are different, and the best way to tackle your skin problems is to ask a dermatologist for some professional ski guide.
#9 Choose the right products
“If you use the wrong products for your skin, it might not only fail to get better but it could get worse,” says Amy Wechsler MD, an adjunct assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medical College and dermatologist in New York City.
It’s very easy to tell if you’re using the wrong products because it can cause burning, stinging, itching, redness or acne on the skin. But how to choose the right products for your skin? You can ask your dermatologist for help or do research about your skin type and suitable products.
#10 Stay in a good mood
If we feel good, we look great! In order to keep our body healthy and have smooth skin, we all know that we should exercise regularly, eat a healthy diet, drink more water to remove the toxic and waste inside the body. But we know less about is that we also need to clear our negative thought and bad moods regularly to help us look good, from inside out.
Researchers said that our emotions have positive and negative consequences on our bodies, and affect the appearance of our skin. Stress, anger, depression, and fear, these negative moods can age us and give us dull skin and wrinkles. We need to refresh our mood and cheer ourselves up by doing something else like camping, running, crafting, etc.