Taking care of your skin is a must these days, most especially now that a trip to the dermatologist would cost you a hundred, maybe thousands of dollars if you include consultation, treatment and medicines. It is never too early for you to start taking care of your skin. If you are just a teenager, then the time is now. If you are in your 20s or 30s, remember that it is critical to slow down the ageing process by making sure you invest in proper skin care and allot time in your day to do all these skin care activities. Believe it or not, it is possible to achieve soft baby skin regardless of age. Here are some useful tips on making smooth, healthy skin.
Follow a Good Skin Ritual
If you are familiar with how the Koreans do their skin care, then you probably know that you would need to find the perfect combination of products that would suit your skin. What would work for your friend would not necessarily work for you. Same goes for pricey cosmetics; the more expensive ones would not necessarily be the better for your skin. You need to explore until you find your match. A good skin ritual would always be removing makeup at the end of the day, moisturize at least twice a day, and exfoliate at least 2-3 times a week. When you follow this religiously, you would be achieving brighter, soft skin in no time.
Never Go Out without SPF
Do not just invest in great outfits that you can easily buy in retail stores or online – go and save money for excellent skin care products too, most especially sunblock. Although having a good wardrobe is a must, wearing SPF is as equally important. The sun is so harsh for the skin and can exponentially speed up your skin ageing. You must remember that you are naked if you go out without proper sunscreen. Wear at least an SPF-50 every day to maintain a healthy looking, soft skin always.
Wearing Masks is Fun
Face masks are a must for a good, girl bonding activity at home or the salon. If your idea of a Friday night activity involves curling up with a favourite book in comfortable pyjamas and slippers, take this opportunity to relax your skin as well by wearing a facial mask while reading. With just 20 minutes, you will instantly feel your skin become softer and lighter. Facial masks are inexpensive so go ahead and wear one 3-4 time a week.
Keep your Body Hydrated
Drinking water has so many benefits, and one of the best ones is that it keeps your skin healthy and softer too. When your body is well hydrated, it can help keep your skin and face moisturized and healthy. Whenever possible, drink water many times throughout the day. Even if the recommended is just 8-10 glasses a day, it will not hurt to swallow even more than that.
Get Enough Rest and Sleep
It may be easier said than done but getting enough rest and sleep is crucial in achieving good, soft skin. As much as you can, invest in the ultimate luxury – sleep! You owe it to yourself. Learn to say no to long nights of partying when you know you know your body needs rest and sleep.