The Dos and Don’ts of Skin Care

The internet is filled with millions of tips and suggestions when it comes to taking care of your body and skin. However, how many of them are genuine and expert advice? If you are always confused on what is right and wrong when it comes to taking care of your skin, below are dermatologist advised tips that you can follow to ensure you stay healthy and gorgeous looking for years together.

Say no to hot showers

While it may be very tempting to get take bath in really hot water, especially in winters, this practice of yours is harming the skin. Hot water easily dries out the skin, causing rashes, infections and skin breakouts. Always ensure that the water is mildly warm irrespective of whether you wash your face or your body.

Make water your best friend

H2O is the best friend of your body and skin. The more water you drink, the clearer and healthier your skin becomes. While experts suggest you drink at least 8 glasses of water a day, you can replace a few of these glasses with fresh fruit juices, tender coconut and juicy fruits like watermelon and cantaloupe. Keeping your body hydrated is also good for your internal health.

Never miss your sunscreen

Irrespective of whether you are going to be out in the sun the whole day or are just going to travel to and from office, sunscreens are compulsory. UV radiations can do worst damage to the skin causing premature aging, wrinkles, dryness, pigmentation, redness and even skin cancer. Make sure you cover all exposed parts of your skin with sunscreen before you step out.

Never sleep with your makeup

You must have heard a lot of people mention this and it is absolutely vital if you want a clear skin tone. Makeup particles clog up the pores of your skin and if you leave them overnight, the clogs can turn into infections leading to acne. Even if your makeup product is organic, you can have it on only for 6-8 hours a day and post that, the skin should be left to breathe.

Never overdo facials

If you thought that the more facials and cleansing you do, the brighter you will look, you are wrong. Constant facials and massages can cause skin breakout and might result in rashes and acne. It also leaves your skin behind very raw and delicate. Visit spas once a while and try looking for DIY skin care techniques that you can follow during other times. There are lots of healthy skin solutions you can try out at home.  

Healthy diet

Your diet plays a great role in keeping your skin healthy. When your dermatologists talk about low carb food and air fried snacks, they have a point to make. Choose healthier food options and this will reflect positively on your skin.

Follow all these tips, stay happy and stress free and your skin will look young and glow as a result!

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