Bad skin is hard to hide, and it can make you feel uncomfortable or change the way you interact with those around you. There is a reason why there is an entire medical profession and beauty industry catering to proper skin care.
Skin is the largest organ of the body, and how well or poorly you take care of it shows. Not only in your appearance but also in your overall physical health and well-being.
Anti-Aging Creams and Serums
When it comes to taking great care of your skin, it’s important to take note of your priorities. For many, one priority is anti-aging.
The best anti aging skin care includes creams and serums. These creams and serums are typically filled with ingredients that moisturize and tighten the skin. However, they can also include ingredients that aren’t good for you.
For the best results, it’s recommended to use moisturizing creams and serums that are advertised as hypoallergenic and fragrance-free. These special creams and serums are typically free of the harsh chemicals, alcohols, allergens, and fragrances that can dry your skin or cause you to have a bad allergic reaction.
DIY Face Masks
Another way you can take great care of your skin is by using face masks. Face masks work by helping your skin absorb the nutrients in the mask better than it would if you were to just rub them in. In this way, face masks can often be a better option than a cream or serum. However, they can also often be a little more inconvenient due to both the cost and time required for the mask to sit on your face.
A budget-friendly way to add face masks into your skincare routine is to make your own. Many DIY face mask recipes can be found online, but common ingredients include aloe vera gel, various essential oils, green tea powder, plain yogurt, honey, turmeric powder, or even coffee.
You also want to avoid acidic ingredients like lemon juice or baking soda, which can dry out the skin.
Use High SPF Sunscreen
A very simple way to improve the health of your skin and avoid serious skin cancers and disorders is to use a water-resistant sunscreen with at least 30 SPF. The sun releases harmful UV rays that wreak havoc on the skin when it is exposed to direct sunlight for too long. Wearing the right sunscreen can not only minimize your chances of getting certain skin cancer but also it can help decrease your chances of getting dark spots or having uneven pigmentation.
Another simple way to improve the health of your skin is to just drink more water. Oftentimes when your skin very dry and flaky it’s just because you are dehydrated. A recent survey found that the overwhelming majority of Americans are chronically dehydrated.
According to research, once you’re thirsty, you’re already dehydrated. Drinking water consistently throughout the day rather than chugging water periodically when you’re thirsty can go a long way in improving the look, the feel, and the health of your skin.
The final thing you can do to take great care of your skin is to just get enough quality sleep. Your skin will take great care of itself if you let it, and this requires not only getting enough hours of sleep but enough quality hours. Skin heals itself most when you’re sleeping, and the results will show if you stick to a proper sleep routine.