By: Guest Author
Published: August 21, 2019
Written by Daniela McVicker -Guest Contributor
It’s never too early to start taking care of your skin, whether it’s for prevention or taking care of an actual skin problem. Your skin needs constant care and adopting healthy habits can help you keep it fresh and young.
If you’re not quite sure how to take care of your skin and what changes can you make to improve it, we’ve got you covered.
Here are 5 great advice on how to take care of your skin and keep it young for as long as possible.
The number one rule of skin care is always hydration.
Since your skin is an organ, it’s made out of organ cells. And those skin cells are made up of water.
This means that your skin will crave water every time you forget to hydrate, and as a result, it might become:
Your skin needs you to drink enough water so as to help it stay radiant, fresh-looking, and elastic.
So, how much water should you drink?
Experts recommend drinking 8 glasses of water on a daily basis, so try it out and see the impact it will leave on your skin.
During the day, your skin, especially your face, goes through a lot of different environments and collects the dirt from the air, bacteria, dust, and other particles.
This is why you need to give special attention to cleaning your face before you go to bed.
Simply washing it with water probably won’t do the trick, and your face may remain dirty overnight.
To ensure your face is super-clean you should:
- remove all your makeup
- use a gentle cleanser
- avoid face products with fragrances or parabens
- use lukewarm water to avoid redness, dryness, or dehydration
Make sure your skin is perfectly clean and that you’ve gotten rid of any remains of your daily activities.
Regardless of the way your skin looks right now, you need to keep it moisturized every day, to prevent it from becoming dry and old-looking.
This includes both the younger and the older generations, so there’s no exception.
So, how and when should you apply a moisturizer? Take a look:
- choose a moisturizer according to your skin type
- if you’re not sure what your skin type is, ask for advice from a dermatologist
- apply moisturizer on clean skin, right after you finish taking a bath or cleaning your face
- do it at least twice a day, in the morning and before going to bed
It’s important that you choose the right type of a moisturizer and apply it on a regular basis.
At first, this may sound like a crazy idea to some of you. However, once you learn a bit about the benefits of a facial massage, you’ll be thrilled to start practicing it on a weekly basis.
A facial massage is a technique that women around the world use to keep their facial skin radiant and healthy.
There are different techniques, but the basic principle is:
- applying pressure with the palm of your hand
- creating a circular motion
- using a gentle skin product to make it easier
A facial massage will increase blood circulation in your face, and help you tighten your facial muscles.
The results are amazing:
- your skin is tighter
- it glows
- it’s radiant
Try out different techniques and see which one fits you best. Then start practicing it at least once a week to help your skin stay young.
Beauty comes from the inside and there’s no way your skin can look young and healthy if you’re not giving your body the food it needs.
Here are the best foods for keeping your skin radiant and young:
- healthy fat
- carrots and kale
Filled with vitamin A, which is great for your skin.
- oranges, grapes, and strawberries
Provide enough vitamin C for fewer wrinkles.
Choose the right food and stick to a healthy diet. Your skin will thank you.
Taking care of your skin is not that hard, after all. All you have to do is eat properly, drink enough water and follow your skin-care routine.
It takes a little effort to see some great results, so start using the advice given above today.
Author’s bio: Daniela McVicker is a psychologist and family counselor. She is also a freelance writer and a contributor to TopWritersReview. Her passion is writing about leading a healthy family life and helping people enjoy their lives to the fullest.
The views expressed herein this article, written by a guest contributor, do not necessarily represent those of the Red Hot Mamas organization. The content is for informational purposes and should not substitute the advice of your doctor.