Beneath The Surface: Looking After Your Skin The Right Ways

Your skin is the barrier between you and the world. These days, there are so many concerns about our skin, as well as things like allergies, that we worry about the right products to use. But in actual fact, when you want to look after your skin the right way it’s a combination of the right products but also, going beneath the surface. What are the right ways for you to look after your skin, inside and out?

The Power Of Exfoliation

Exfoliating is indispensable. It is important to use the right treatment at least once a week. You can pick a pH-neutral exfoliation product which can help to purify the skin, as well as maintaining the natural balance but also, exfoliating after practices like waxing is crucial. Exfoliating is a great thing, especially if you wax or spend a lot of time removing hairs, because exfoliation can minimise ingrown hairs. While there are plenty of ingrown hair treatment products out there, it is all about the regular practice. Exfoliating gives your skin the opportunity to breathe without all of the unnecessary dry skin on top of it!

Protect Your Skin From The Sun

Exposing yourself to the sun over the course of a lifetime can cause numerous wrinkles, age spots, and could increase the risk of skin cancer. To look after your skin, you have to use sunscreen. Picking the right sun blocker with an SPF of 15 or more will help over the course of your life. It’s important to remember that even if you go somewhere that’s cold, if the sun is out, it’s still important to put some sunblock on. Also, think about covering your skin with the right materials. If you use specific laundry detergent, you could use additional laundry additives which can help protect your clothes against the sunlight for a certain number of washes. And, if you must stay out in the sun all day, do your best to avoid it around midday when it’s at its strongest.

Be Careful Of Stress

We all know how much stress can affect us, but when it comes to stress there are two key components, internal stress and external stress. External stress factors include things like pollution. And we know that pollution affects skin in such a major way, but a lot of us feel we don’t need to to deal with this because it’s partly to do with where we live. But what we can do is use specific skincare products to protect ourselves against all these daily stresses before we even leave our home. Cleansing our skin when we come home in the evening also helps, but ideally, we should work to minimise stress. Stress is all about coping methods, not just in terms of the external stress, but the internal ones as well. We can avoid bad habits like smoking, but when we live in an area prone to pollution, we have to think twice as to if it’s worth it. Stress is a terrible thing and when we think about the impact of internal and external stress as a whole entity, it can be just terrible for us. When you think about minimising stress, consider it as an internal practice. Think about how you can learn to calm down. We can do various things to help, but when it comes to looking after our skin, we don’t think about how internal stresses can affect us on the outside. It’s worth making a significant change to realise how stress affects us all over.

Working On Your Diet 

A healthy diet helps, not just to look your best, but to feel your best. There is a lot of research to suggest that if you have a diet full of fish oil supplements, your skin can look younger. But this is even more difficult if you’ve gone vegan, however, there are numerous supplements that can help you have a healthy intake of omega-3. Your diet is crucial in terms of maintaining your skin’s elasticity, and by having an abundance of healthy fats from nuts, seeds, olive oils, and the right supplements, you can make a big difference. You also need to keep your skin hydrated. Drinking plenty of water will help, but also, think about the right diet that doesn’t just benefit you on the outside, but the inside as well.

How To Be Gentle With Your Skin

We live in an age where we have to constantly apply things to our skin, and this can reduce its pliability. There are little things we can do to keep our skin looking gentle. We have to minimise using strong soaps because this can remove essential oils from our skin. Using mild cleansers instead will maintain a more gentle feeling skin. When you go for a long hot shower after a busy day, it may feel good but this is another thing that can remove all the oils from your skin. As bad as it might sound, cool or cold showers aren’t just a great way to save money on your heating bill it can work wonders for your skin by getting the blood to flow. To keep moisture onto your skin, after bathing or washing, pat your skin dry with a towel, instead of vigorously drying yourself, this helps the moisture to stay. And if you shave your legs a lot, you’ve got to be very careful. Use the right gel or lotion, but also ensure that the razor is clean and sharp. And you need to shave in the direction of the hair grows, you shouldn’t go against it!

We’ve all got an idea of how we should look after our skin, but sometimes we need to to have a few different practices. The things that we might be doing aren’t so good for our skin. But at the same time, we have to remember that we’ve got to look inward as well. If we start to do more exercise, and get into the habit of detoxifying our body in natural ways, this will help our skin.

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