Monday, 3 December 2012

Make your skin glow! Simple at-home skincare tips for Radiant skin

The skin is our biggest organ, and it’s the one we expose to the outside world the most, so it’s important to take care of it. Sometimes it can be hard to develop and stick to a skin-care routine, so here are a few simple things to do to make sure your skin gets the care it needs to stay soft and healthy.

Water, Water Everywhere

This is a really simple one you could easily fit into your daily routine – just keep a bottle of water in your bag or on your desk, and drink from it regularly. In addition to water, you should also keep your skin hydrated on the outside, use a moisturiser morning and night to help your face keep a dewy glow. You can also keep moisturiser in your bag or on your desk, so it’s always available if you forget to put it on before you leave the house in the morning. And if you want extra protection, go for moisturisers that have SPF in them, preferably 30+, to protect your skin from the sun.

You are what you eat

If you hate break-outs, or just want a nice, glowing complexion, fruits and vegetables are you best friend. For health reasons, it’s always good to avoid fatty, over-processed foods in general, but they should be avoided in particular if you want good skin. Instead, it’s best to gravitate towards berries, dark leafy vegetables (or really, any kind of vegetable), and fish like salmon, tuna and sardines, as they are high in protein and contain lots of properties that contribute to the well-being of your skin.

Slip, Slop, Slap

The sun can get pretty harsh in the summer (and sometimes even the winter sun can do damage to your skin!), so it’s important to protect your skin from UV rays. There’s a good, alliterative way to make sure you’re covering all your bases when it comes to sun protection – slip, slop, slap:  slip on a long-sleeved shirt, slap on a wide-brimmed hat and slop on some sunscreen.

It’s always better safe than sorry

If you’re noticing your skin is breaking out more often, or getting a bad rash, take a look at what you’re feeding or putting on it. Sometimes its worth going to your doctor and taking an allergy test to see if you are allergic to anything that may be affecting your skin, or your health in general. You should also examine the products you’re using to clean your skin – soap, body wash, and sometimes even shampoo could be causing your skin discomfort. You may be allergic to certain ingredients in your body wash, or have a bad reaction to soap itself. All is not lost though; there are soap-less cleansers you can use while bathing, and body wash for sensitive skin.

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