Getting fresh, gorgeous skin that enhances your appearance doesn’t require difficult or time-consuming skin habits. Here are some simple things to do daily so that your skin is luminous and touchable.
If shaving is the only way you get rid of dead skin cells, you are leaving the upper part of your face prone to becoming accumulated with them. The result? Dry, flaking skin that is definitely not sexy. Gently scrub your skin with a cleanser that contains small exfoliating beads that is also gentle enough for daily use. For more intense exfoliation, use a face scrub once a week to remove dullness and discoloration. However, be sure that you shave on a different day otherwise you increase your risk of irritation.
Cleanse Out of the Shower
If you have the tendency to wash your face when you’re having a hot shower, resist the impulse. Washing your face with hot water can make it dry because it strips the skin of its natural hydrating oils. Stick to lukewarm water and don’t be rough when drying off. Just dab it dry with a facecloth and make sure you apply moisturizer when your skin is still damp so that it will absorb the product and lock in moisture.
Slap on the Moisturizer
You can’t ever skip moisturizing after you’ve cleansed as this will lead to your skin being desperate for hydration. Dry skin also makes your fine lines and wrinkles more pronounced, which you definitely don’t want. Choose a moisturizer without fragrance if this feels more manly to you, and if you have sensitive skin it will also prevent any irritation. If you have normal or dry skin, an oil-based moisturizer will work well to make your skin look its best. If you have oily skin or tend to get the odd breakout, you want a water-based product that won’t create more oil.
Update Your Shaving Ritual
Don’t use cheap razors on your face as these can irritate sensitive skin and leave it looking red. Avoid razors that contain more than one blade as these can lead to ingrown hairs or razor burn because they snip off hairs a little too deeply beneath the skin’s surface. Use a shaving gel to moisturize and protect your skin while shaving, giving you a soft appearance afterwards. You should also shave during or after your morning shower as the warm water helps to make your hair softer so that it’s removed easier without causing distress to your skin with unnecessary roughness.
Skip that Coffee in Favor of Water
If you guzzle lots of caffeine every day, bear in mind your skin needs moisture from the inside to look its best. That means you need to drink lots of water throughout your day. If you can’t resist your morning cup, make sure you consume it with water and food so that you balance out the caffeine and prevent dehydration.
Turn Down the Heat
Here’s a shocking study: men spend more time under the sun than women but they are less likely to use sunscreen. Although you might roll your eyes at all the sunscreen advice that’s out there, bear in mind that skin cancer is not the only damage your skin can suffer from UV light (although it’s the worst). Other problems can strike, such asdiscoloration, an uneven skin tone, and sagging skin. If you’re lazy about wearing sunscreen, choose a moisturizer that contains it – but make sure it’s at least 15 SPF. Opt for a higher factor if you’re spending more time in the sun. Your sunscreen should also be broad spectrum, capable of blocking both UVA and UVB rays, so that none sneak in and ruin your good looks.
Beat the Clock
Although you might not worry too much about wrinkles, you should start using an anti-aging cream from your 20s so that you prevent aging later on. A retinol cream is great for this but use it before bedtime as it makes your skin more sensitive to the sun. Retinols have other benefits that come in handy when trying to get a healthy glow on your complexion: they help to increase the growth of skin cells and boost the production of collagen. Both of these result in smoother, evenly toned skin.
Choose Double-Duty Skincare Items
Besides for moisturizer with in-built sunscreens, there are many products that perform more than one task so that you don’t have to do too much with your skin to see results. One of these products is skin lightening creams. Lightening your skin has become highly popular recently, but products are becoming healthier and smarter, enriching your skin in more ways than just getting rid of pigmentation. Natural skin lightening products contain herbal and botanical ingredients to gently decrease pigmentation so that your skin is evenly-toned and looks healthy. Expert tip: use brightening skin products that offer exfoliating and anti-aging benefits so that you can spend less time in front of the bathroom mirror without missing out on glowing skin that’s clear and smooth.
Getting glowing skin is easier than you think and doesn’t have to be time-consuming. Start following the above healthy skin habits daily and your skin will look and feel amazing.