Women who can’t help it but walk in the sun and dust, almost everyday to perform several important tasks, always worry about her skin becoming dull by every passing day. Consistent exposure to sun and pollution results in various skin problems such as acne and discoloration to name a few. In an effort to keep skin problems at bay, many women leave no product unused that promises them to keep their skin healthy by keeping its natural glow intact. Ironically most of the products are of no use and stand false to their claims. Nonetheless, protecting skin is not a rocket science, here are seven simple tips to help you keep your skin healthy and radiant.
1. Remove Makeup before Sleeping
No matter whether you wear makeup on daily basis or occasionally, it is crucial to remove makeup before retiring to bed. Sleeping in makeup can clog your facial pores as makeup attracts dirt. This in turn prevents the skin to breathe naturally, thereby resulting in blackheads and blemishes. Though there are countless makeup removing creams and lotions available, you can use an olive oil or any baby oil to remove makeup before sleeping.
2. Make Sunscreen Your Best Friend
Direct exposure of the skin to sun’s UV rays can make your skin look dull in course of time. Prolonged exposure to these harmful radiations can result in wrinkles, age spots, and several other skin problems. So, before stepping out in sun, it is important to apply a sunscreen lotion with SPF 15 or more. sunscreens have specific ingredients that prevent both UVA and UVB rays from damaging the skin. Not only in summer, a good quality sunscreen is important in winter as well. When buying sunscreen check for label that reads ‘noncomedogenic’ or ‘nonacnegenic’ because these two ingredients can block your facial pores, therefore need to be avoided.
3. Keep a Check on What You Eat
What you eat is what shows on your face. Your diet plays a significant role in maintaining the natural glow of your skin. It is, therefore, important to keep a tab on what is served on your plate. Go for a low fat and sugar diet, which is rich in Vitamin C. Vitamin C protects the skin from free radical damage caused due to exposure to UV rays. For a fresh and glowing skin, add as much fresh fruits, green veggies, protein and vitamins as possible and avoid spicy, fermented, and fried food items.
4. Exercise Regularly
Exercise or any physical workout increases blood flow in the body and nourishes skin cells. Having a regular exercise regime in place can help maintain the blood circulation and cleanse the pores. Do yoga or go for a running, jogging, or a brisk walk, to ensure your skin is breathing. Sweating during workout unclogs the pores, thereby leading to a glowing and healthy skin.
5. Have a Definite Sleep Pattern
Missing and skipping sleep negatively impacts your skin. Lack of sleep can lead a way to a sagging skin, which definitely doesn’t make one look beautiful. Make sure you get at least 6 hours of sleep a day to maintain a healthy skin. Having enough sleep (i.e. 6-8 hours) means fewer wrinkles, as skin makes new collagen when you sleep, which prevent sagging.
6. Remain Hydrated Throughout the Day
Keeping your body hydrated automatically translates into a healthy skin. You need to consume at least 2 litres of water a day, to maintain an optimum hydration level in the body. Also, include water rich fruits and vegetables, such as cucumber, grapefruit, oranges, strawberry, and watermelon, all of which have high water content. If possible consume rose water too, as it helps in preventing and reducing morning puffiness in the eye and maintains the required pH level.
7. Avoid Taking Unnecessary Stress
Stress is one of the biggest culprit that takes the sheen away from your skin. Stress produces cortisol and other hormones in the body, which in turn make skin oily. Take out some time for yourself and follow some stress management methodologies, such as meditation, yoga, and breathing exercises. These techniques will help you remain calm, and the more you remain calm the more you radiate.
Following these beauty tips for women can help anyone maintain a healthy and radiant skin in an effortless way. Besides these tips, it is important to wash your face by using herbal or ayurvedic products instead of using harsh chemicals present in many face cosmetics these days. Read behind the label to understand what has gone into the making of a particular product. Detailed beauty tips can be followed by all women irrespective of their skin tone or age. So, what are you waiting for? Start taking care of your skin from today itself!