For most people, their skin will never look better than when they are in their 20s. For others, it will never look worse. How your skin looks at the age you’re in really depends on your genetics and many other factors, but it can also be affected by using the wrong products or using the right products wrongly. The top 8 skin care tips for healthy skin are listed below.
1. Protect Yourself from the Sun
Sunglasses, sunscreen, and hats are all important tools to help you protect your skin from
the sun. While a little sun exposure each day, up to 30 minutes each day, is healthy, overexposure is not. You’ll want to ensure that you use sunscreen, hats, and sunglasses to help protect your skin from the sun and keep it healthy.
Practicing sun protection by wearing sunscreen with a sun protection factor (SPF) of 30 and above can prevent sun damage. Sun damage can cause the skin to develop uneven dark patches (melasma) if you are dark-skinned. It can also cause aging and skin cancer.
2. Treat Acne Properly
If you have acne, the best treatment is to seek medical advice. Some people have acne due to
to hormonal imbalances, others have it due to genetics, and others still due to an allergic reaction to things like dairy. The main thing to know is that if you have acne, you don’t want to touch it and cause further infection and scarring by picking at your skin. Find a professional who uses the most natural methods and stick to that.
3. Avoid Using Too Many Products
Many people get a little crazy with the products, piling them on and ending up with skin issues. All you really need is gentle soap for washing, a microfiber washcloth or towel for wiping and drying, and a skin-type-appropriate moisturizer with sunscreen. For makeup, less is more too, but you can use a lot if you make sure it doesn’t have a lot of additives.
4. Remove Makeup before Bed
No matter how natural your makeup is, washing your face before bed is an essential beauty
regime that will make a huge difference. Wash off not just the day’s makeup but also the germs and oils that can cause acne and dullness. Add a night-time moisturizer, and your skin will work hard to repair itself while you sleep.
5. Get an Annual Skin Cancer Check
Everyone is at risk of skin cancer, no matter what shade of skin you have. Getting an
annual skin cancer check is one of the ways that you can reduce your risk of dying from highly treatable skin cancers. Most of the time, a simple procedure that takes less than 10 minutes can remove problem spots before they get serious.
6. Stay Hydrated and Eat Right
Eating right and drinking enough water help to maintain and improve your health. Eating a
diet that is high in plant nutrition is essential for healthy skin and eyes. Drinking enough water is also essential.
Did you know that most people are dehydrated right now and don’t know it? Try focusing on drinking a minimum of 64 ounces to one gallon (depending on your height and weight) of water a day for 30 days. You will see a difference in your skin.
7. Clean Your Makeup Applicators and Brushes
You may be surprised at how damaging your makeup applicators and brushes can be to your
skin. Dirty makeup brushes can cause an infection that looks like acne. Clean your brushes regularly with a good cleaner recommended for your type of applicators and brushes, and let them dry.
8. Get Your Beauty Sleep
Sleeping enough each night gives your body time to perform repairs that only happen while you’re asleep. Getting 7 to 9 hours of sleep each night helps cut down on sagging skin, dark circles, and
dullness. Imagine that—you can look many years younger just from sleeping.
You really don’t have to do much to keep your skin looking amazing and feeling amazing.
Remember, less is more. Wash your skin gently, moisturize, eat right, and watch the sun exposure, and your skin will look its best all the time now and later.