We go hard on our skin with our diets, our routines, and even the environment we live in, and it can really start to bear the brunt of our bad decisions. The weather dries it out, the pollution covers it with grease and grime, and all the food and drink we put in our bodies fill it with impurities too – the poor thing. But we can help it to recover from everything we put it through, just follow these five simple rules.
Everything seems to dry our skin out – even those of us with oily skin will find that some weather and environments, and even hangovers, cause us to get dry and dull skin. Exfoliation is the way forward. It clears off the top layer of dirt that clings stubbornly to our skin, and takes off the top layer of dead or damaged skin too, leaving young, fresh, and healthy skin at the surface instead. This makes us appear more radiant, and our skin appear smoother. It can even help acne breakouts by removing dirt from pores which would get irritated and inflamed.
Occasionally it’s nice to treat your skin to a facial or something you can do at home, to say thank you for everything it’s done for you, and to give it a new lease of life. A bit of a detox, after all, it’s been through, such as Booster Detox helps refresh and revive skin, so it looks fresh and radiant. A mask once or twice a week is a great way to get much-needed minerals and nutrients into your skin to undo all the damage it gets from life. With so many types available, choose one which suits your skin type, and see the difference it can make to your complexion.
Water is the most important thing for keeping your skin looking and feeling healthy. Dehydration causes the skin to look dull and lifeless, and can even cause an increase in pimple breakouts. Lack of water, rather than lack of sleep, is even responsible for those perky heavy bags under our eyes. Keeping hydrated really is the key to healthy skin, so make sure you’re getting your eight glasses of water a day.
Moisturising every single day is one of the best ways to guarantee soft and supple skin, even after everything we put it through. Moisturisers exist for every single skin type, so make sure you get one that works for you. It’s worth buying a couple, actually, considering the changes our skin goes through with our monthly cycle, and even with the weather.
Avoid the bad habits
Nicotine, alcohol, caffeine, late nights – all of these things play havoc with your skin. Of course, everything should be enjoyed in moderation (except cigarettes, they’re really bad) – but when you go hard, make sure you give your skin some TLC to say sorry.
Our skin takes a lot from us, so sometimes it’s nice to show our appreciation with some special care, or just by tweaking our daily skincare routine to deal with problems are they arrive. After all, it’s the only skin we get!