4 Skincare Beauty Tips
Whether you’re 30 or 50, it’s never too early-or too late to keep your skin radiant and healthy. Beautiful skin can be affected by genetics, but most of the factors are things that are easily within your control. And it doesn’t take hours every morning and night or thousands of dollars a month to achieve glowing skin. These four tips will help you make the most out of skincare and make your skin look and feel fantastic.
1. Limit Sun Exposure
Being at the beach or just out in beautiful weather is something everyone enjoys. But that warm, golden sun is no friend to anyone’s skin. After only 10 minutes of exposure, your skin is at risk. And despite what some people say, there’s no such thing as “just a base tan.” If you’re going to be out in the sun, use a UVA/UVB sunscreen that’s rated at least SPF 30. Make sure you apply it on all exposed areas, including neck, ears, and hands. Reapply it every two hours even if you’re not in the water: sunscreen loses its effectiveness over time.
2. Have a Regular Skincare Routine
Do you wash your face twice a day and moisturize? Or are you usually a “scrub in the shower and go” kind of person? A regular skincare routine is vital to keep your skin healthy and looking younger. Wash your face morning and night, and always remove your makeup at night. Exfoliate once or twice a week depending on your skin type. You can read all about exfoliating here. Apply toner to refresh your skin if desired. Moisturize morning and night if you have dry skin. Apply a night cream as your final step.
3. Stop Smoking
There is a lot of information in the news about how bad smoking is for the lungs. But did you know that it’s also extremely bad for your skin? Smoking dries skin out, causes wrinkles, and makes you look sallow and gray. It can cause you to look 5 or 10 years older than you really are. It can also cause cancer and contribute to high blood pressure and other medical problems. If you smoke, looking younger and having healthier skin are more excellent reasons for you to quit.
4. Avoid Skincare Products That Dry out or Irritate Your Skin
Did you know that the FDA doesn’t regulate products in the skincare industry? That’s because they aren’t considered medication. That means that your products could easily contain ingredients that may cause your skin to become dry and scaly, or cause redness and irritation. Read the labels carefully and try to choose natural products, especially if you have sensitive skin or conditions such as dermatitis or rosacea. You can read more about using natural products here, including how to make your own skincare products.
Good skincare isn’t difficult. But it does require some time and commitment. The rewards far exceed the effort, though. When you wake up every morning and see fresh, glowing skin instead of irritated, tired looking skin, you’ll know that it’s worth it.