In today’s digital era, many of us are bombarded with photos of celebrities and their perfectly-toned skin that is free from impurities.
While some of us can see past the editing and ignore the ‘no-filter’ and ‘all natural’ hashtags, some of us develop skin woes and wonder how we can get our skin looking healthier and happier.
If the latter sounds like you, then welcome aboard. You are not alone and you have come to the right place.
Fortunately, there are numerous options available when it comes to taking care of our skin. Ways that do not involve overpriced skincare products and $100 cleansers.
Below are some simple tips for looking after your skin, which may help you achieve a more flawless and healthier complexion.
Moisturiser contains antioxidants and omegas that protect our skin and make skin smooth. Check the Winter Skincare Guide for more.
Lather on the Sunscreen
Rain, hail, sun, wind or whatever the weather, apply sunscreen every day.
Not only can sun exposure be harmful, but sun exposure can cause wrinkles, age spots and other skin complexion problems.
Moisturise Day And Night
One of the key elements to healthy skin is hydration. It is important to keep the skin moisturised and hydrated, which means applying moisturiser day and night.
It is equally important to wash your skin both day and night. Washing your face before bed will help remove any makeup or dirt that may have accumulated throughout the day, which may help keep your pores clean and unclogged.
And, washing your face in the morning helps to remove any oils or sweat that may have accumulated while you were sleeping.
Drink Water and Then Drink More Water
When it comes to keeping your skin hydrated, water is vital.
While the moisturiser can hydrate your skin from the outside, you need water to keep your skin hydrated from the inside. Experts say women need to drink eight cups of water per day and men need to drink at least 10 cups of water per day.
It is also recommended to avoid alcohol, caffeine and cigarettes as these will dehydrate your skin
Collagen, Collagen and Collagen
Understanding the importance of collagen may help you improve or change your skincare routine.
Collagen is a marvellous protein that our bodies naturally produce and it helps to keep our skin looking young and healthy. Despite its key benefits, our collagen production starts to decrease from as early as 25.
Fortunately, there are numerous products and treatments available that may help you boost your collagen production.
Some non-surgical treatments that may help boost your collagen production include:
- SkinPen Microneedling
- Mono threat treatment
- PDO thread lift
- Dermal fillers
- Chemical peel
- Red light therapy
- Fractional resurfacing treatments
- IPL Photofacial Rejuvenation (intense pulsed light)
Keep The Hands Off
Regardless if you have the cleanest hands in the world, avoid touching your face.
Touching your face, especially popping pimples, can spread bacteria, lead to breakouts and cause your skin to scar.
Food For Your Face
When it comes to good skin health, it is not just about what you put on your body, but it’s also about how you take care of yourself and what you put into your body.
Aim to eat a variety of fresh fruits, vegetables, whole grains and fatty fish that is rich in Omega-3.
Other food that may help keep your skin healthy include:
- Sweet potatoes
- Sunflower seeds
- Green tea
- Different nuts, particularly walnuts
These foods may help to keep your skin hydrated, provide antioxidants and other beneficial vitamins and nutrients that help promote healthy skin.
Above are just a few tips that may help you wake up with healthy, happy and flawless skin.