Everyone wants to achieve a youthful looking glow without wearing too much makeup. Here are the best face care tips which we can give to blooming teens and career women in Singapore. You might want to get your pen and paper and jot down these beauty essentials:
It is a sin sleep with your makeup on! If you let it stay overnight on your face, it will clog your pores and cause a breakout. The makeup deposit on your pores will be a hub of bacteria that give you a nasty acne. (eww)
Let’s avoid that situation. Get yourself a makeup remover that matches your skin type and use it after you wash your face with a mild soap.
Cleanse and moisturize
Cleansing your face ensures that there are no dirt and makeup residues on your skin. Make sure that you cleanse all areas of your face, neck, and ears. Then, use a mild toner. Avoid using alcohol-based toners because it dries the face and removes the skin’s natural oils. Moisturise your skin afterwards. It will restore the moisture that you lost when you cleansed your face.
Dead skin cells can make your skin look dull, rough and dry. Exfoliating leaves your skin soft and glowing. It also allows better absorption of skin care products. But keep in mind that you are not required to exfoliate every day.
Choose the skincare products that compliment you
Don’t just buy any products in the market—you also need to consider your skin type. Buying a product that doesn’t fit to your skin type may lead to skin problems such as acne breakouts and allergic reactions. If you have sensitive skin, it is advisable to visit your dermatologist first and ask for recommended products for your skin.
Shield your skin from the Sun
Always keep a sunscreen handy. It will protect your skin from the harmful rays of the sun. This is the best way to prevent skin cancer and sunburns. Some sunscreens have formulas which also prevent premature aging and skin discolourations.
Eat a Berry Delicious Snack
You might want to indulge in a snack full of berries—redcurrants, kiwis, grapes, cucumbers, and tomatoes. The strawberry is not really a berry, but you can eat it too. Berries are rich in antioxidants and essential fatty acids that help fight signs of aging, prevent and cure acne, and provide fiber that gives you healthier skin.
Eat Green and leafy veggies
Dark leafy veggies are naturally rich in Vitamin E which provides protection from free radicals and toxins. The Vitamin C found in green peppers, broccoli, tomatoes, and leafy greens also help produce collagen, the protein that helps keep your skin supple.
Get into antioxidants
Antioxidants protect skin by limiting production of free radicals, which can damage skin cells, and reduce signs of skin aging. Aside from fruits and vegetables, there are also skincare products and serums that can be a good source of antioxidants.
Doze off in a complete beauty rest
Your body works overtime to repair itself when you sleep. It is essential for you to get at least seven to nine hours of sleep a day. In less than two to three weeks, you’ll see the big difference of getting enough beauty rest. You will have fewer wrinkles, more glowing complexion, brighter eyes, and happier, healthier appearance.
Sweat it out
Regular exercise helps nourish skin cells and burn excess body fats. It hastens the process of carrying oxygen and nutrients throughout the body. Yes, exercise is one of the secrets to a healthy and youthful glow. Aside from physical benefits, exercise is also a good stress reliever. Always use a clean hand towel in wiping your sweat. Do not rub your skin with the fibres!
Keep the dirty hands off the Face
Hands can be a major source of different kinds of bacteria and viruses that may harm your skin. When touching your face, make sure your hands are clean or you’ll use a clean tissue or towel. Don’t touch your face if you don’t have to. Don’t prick pimples; aside from infection that it can get from your hands, it can also transmit bacteria to other areas of your face leading to bigger skin problems.
Hydrate your body
Drink plenty of water. Water flushes impurities and toxins out of your body, thus serves as an aid in reducing breakouts and acne. It also hydrates your skin cells making it look less wrinkled and smoother.
Moisturise your lips
Your lips are still part of your skin, so make sure to moisturize and keep it healthy as well. Keeping a lip balm is a must! Avoid letting your lips dry; make sure to apply lip balms or other lip care products on your lips when not wearing lipstick or when you feel your lips are starting to dry.
And finally, control your stress!
Too much stress out can also affect your skin. It triggers your pesky acne breakout! When you are stressed, your body releases Cortisol, a hormone which triggers your glands to produce oil. As we all know, oily skin is more prone to acne. Stress also causes dark eye bags and makes your skin dry and flaky.
If you are stressed, you definitely need some time out. Relax—take a dip in a tub or get a quick power nap to recharge.