It seems like every day we’re reading new advice on what we should be incorporating into our skincare routine, but how can we know what actually works? Here are five simple steps you should take to make your skin look and feel fantastic.
Everyone agrees that sunscreen is extremely important for your skin’s health. You should be applying a sunscreen product every day, no matter who you are or what the weather looks like. Even your lip balm should have SPF in it to protect you from skin cancer.
Most people don’t have a problem with a body sunscreen, but what about a facial one? More sensitive or dry skin might start to break out if you apply the wrong sunscreen. Thankfully, there’s LUMASOL, a lightweight sunscreen mist. It won’t clog your pores, and you can easily reapply, even if you’re wearing makeup. The FDA-approved formula will help protect for while keeping your skin looking amazing.
Use a Moisturizer
Moisturizing is huge for your skin. Using a great moisturizer will help your skin stay young and healthy, and applying one regularly will help your skin stay balanced, which means no more extreme dryness or oiliness. Find a face moisturizer that’s lightweight and designed for your skin type.
After washing your face, pat it dry (instead of rubbing) and then apply your moisturizer. For the rest of your body, use mild soaps and keep it hydrated as well. If you’ve got the right face and body lotion, you’ll notice an immediate difference in how you look and your skin feels.
Of course, the experts agree that smoking is not good for your health, but how does it affect your skin? When you’re a smoker, you can develop bags under your eyes, psoriasis, wrinkles, and even gray skin. The carbon dioxide in cigarettes affects the oxygen in your skin, while the nicotine reduces blood flow.
This means your skin will start to look dry and lifeless, and until you quit smoking, it’ll continue to look that way. If you’re hoping for an effortless glow, ditch the cigarette or JUUL and start to take care of your health.
You’ve probably heard this one before, and maybe you even heard that it’s probably not true. Experts aren’t sure that drinking water will actually affect your skin, but that doesn’t mean it’s not great advice to follow. When you drink enough water every day, you feel more energized. Your body’s fluids are restored and you might even feel less hungry than usual. Plus, while we’re not entirely sure that drinking water will improve skin, we do know that dehydration will negatively impact your skin. Avoid letting your body become dehydrated and make sure you’re drinking enough water every day.
Don’t Pick at Your Face
What’s one of the biggest ways you’re sabotaging your face? Picking at it. People do it for a variety of reasons. Maybe you’re stressed at work or you find popping a pimple satisfying. It’s time to start looking for other stress relievers because picking at your face can cause infection, scarring, and even more blemishes.
Let a dermatologist take care of your skin for you, and start seeing a therapist for any anxiety or OCD symptoms you’re experiencing. You could try finding something else to do with your hands when you’re in situations where you usually find yourself picking. When you’re tempted to put your fingers to your face, remind yourself that you want to take care of your skin and that this isn’t how you do so.
If you follow these five simple tips, you’ll notice a huge difference in your skin and overall health.