Implementing good skin and beauty habits at a young age is known to contribute to younger looking skin in later years. Beauty and skin care go hand in hand, especially for those who want to show off their best with confidence – never mind the years. Beautiful skin does not take much to get back, but just a few good products and good habits of commitment. So just in time for the warmer weather, it does not take long to start treating your skin with kindness. A little effort will go a long way and the glow will show!
To stay gorgeous through your 30s and afterwards as well, follow these 10 simple tips.
1. Lather With Care
Cleanse your skin each morning and make sure to remove all makeup and cleanse again before bedtime. This allows the skin to perform its essential protective and renewal functions well. Always use products suggested by your dermatologist as there are many products available in the market and picking the right can be confusing.
Exfoliate at night rather than in the day. Skin is in renewal mode at night and removing dead skin prior to bedtime enhances the skin's function. If your skin is oily or you've got acne then exfoliating twice a week should be sufficient.
3. Zen Your Skin
Rub in rich intense moisturizing body lotion or apricot oil daily after bathing on slightly damp body for healthy, hydrated skin.
4. Stay Stress Free
Of course that's easier said than done. High levels of tension can spike hormone production that leads to breakouts or aggravates conditions like psoriasis.
5. Spray Away Dryness
Make sure that the skin is not dehydrated. Here's a golden nugget of advice for working professionals: Add 4-5 drops of essential body oils or almond oil / vitamin E oil /sesame oil in 2 mugs of water and splash it on the body to form a moisturizing coat.
Protect your skin during the day by combining an antioxidant serum or vitamin C serum with sun screen as they complement each other. Be sure to apply the sunscreen first.
Wear a sunscreen with broad spectrum UVA/UVB sun protection every single day of the year, including rainy days and overcast winter days. UVA rays are ‘slow agers’ which remain constant throughout the year.
8. Drink Lots of Water
Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated internally. Add lemon or lime juice for an extra boost. Eat a healthy and high-fiber diet and workout for at least 15-20 minutes daily.
9. Go Nuts
The first meal of the day for New York City dermatologist Doris Day, MD, includes almonds. They contain essential fatty acids, which help put the brakes on inflammation that accelerates fine lines, sagging, and blotchiness.
10. Yoga is Irreplaceable
Most dermatologists will bend over backward for great skin - literally. The boost of oxygen is what gives skin that lovely yoga glow. Another reason to take to the mat: New research finds that regular yoga practice may reduce the inflammation and stress that speed skin ageing.
Ruby Biswas is an aesthetician and makeup expert. Trained by makeup gurus like Cory Walia and Bharat and Dorris Godambe, she is the founder of Saajo Health & Beauty Clinic. Read more from her on her Fashion101.in blog.