BEAUTY

HOW TO GET AND MAINTAIN A HEALTHY SKIN

What person doesn’t want a beautiful glowing, healthy skin? Almost anyone can have beautiful skin by sticking to a good skincare routine. Apart from applying popular and expensive creams and lotions, nurturing your body with healthy habits will have a positive impact on the health of your skin. Using natural products which have no harsh chemicals, can also enhance your skin’s appearance.

13 Best Natural Ingredients For Your Skincare Ritual 

Having a hard time picking a skincare care routine/regimen? No problem, I’ve got you covered. Below is a complete skincare regimen which includes daily, weekly, monthly, seasonal and yearly treatments just for you my special curious cat, LMAO. 

Without wasting time, let’s begin:

DAILY SKINCARE ROUTINE

  • Cleanse

Use a gentle, natural cleanser to remove makeup, dirt, and oils before sleeping and after you wake up in the morning. Face washing seems like a simple task, yeah I get it, but with the right methods which is listed below, you can prevent premature sagging and wrinkles.

  1. Use your fingertips to massage the cleanser in gentle circular motions because the cleanser needs to be worked properly into your skin to break down dirt and makeup.
  2. Don’t wait for your face to dry before you apply moisturizer. Moisture is locked in when lotions and creams are applied to damp skin.
  3. Use a microfiber facial cloth or facial brush to exfoliate without damaging your skin. Over exfoliation can dry out skin, so use a facial brush three times a week, maximum. 
  4.  Always use lukewarm water when cleansing instead of cold or hot water. Your pores are not “opened” by hot water nor are they “closed” by cold water.
  5. Spend a little more time correctly rinsing away cleanser. This will prevent product buildup and clogged pores.
  6. Gently pat your face dry rather than rubbing it. The towel may feel fluffy but it can actually irritate your skin, so resist the urge to rub your face dry.
  7. Wash your hands before you wash your face! 
  8. After a long, tiring day, wipes seem like an easy way to cleanse your face. In reality, the wipes are smearing oil, makeup and dirt around your face and into your pores. Use them in a pinch or a wipe down after the gym, but not as your go-to for cleansing.
  • Exfoliate 

You should exfoliate your skin gently two or three times per day. Dead skin cells stick to follicles, causing clogs and a dull appearance. Use a facial brush to remove impurities from your skin and stimulate skin renewal. 

  • Apply Toner

A gentle toner is an optional step to clear makeup remover residue, heavy sunscreen, and any traces of a cleanser that may have been left behind. The right toner can also help the rest of your skin care products work more efficiently.

  • Use Moisturizer

Apply a natural moisturizer that is right for your skin type to slightly damp skin. The moisturizer will lock the water into your skin, keeping it hydrated and soft.

  • Spot Treat Blemishes

Having this annoying pimple popping up? or A stupid looking spot? Get a spot treatment or remover fit for your skin. 

  • Meditate

My dear friends, meditation should be a part of you. It calms the mind and reduces possibility of stress. When the body is under stress it releases cortisol which increases the production of skin’s oil which gives us those horrible pimples. Take a few minutes each morning to sit quietly.

  • Take a Warm Shower

Extreme water temperatures such as hot and cold water can irritate your skin. Lukewarm water is the optimal temperature for your skin.

  • Drink Water

It is recommended to drink 8 glasses of water per day. Water keeps you hydrated and flushes toxins from your body. Make water your best friend. love it. Detox water helps detoxify your cells and gives water a pleasant taste.

  • Get plenty of sleep

It is very common among us, especially the teenagers to sleep really late. I won’t deny it, I’m also guilty of it but I’m trying to change that. Your body and skin needs you to sleep at least 8 hours. Lack of sleep can cause skin to look dull. Skin produces collagen while you are sleeping, which cuts down on wrinkles. A good night’s sleep also reduces puffiness under the eye area. As a loving and caring friend that I am, I researched ways to help you sleep faster. Don’t thank me, what are friends for #wink. 

  • Eat to help your Skin

There are certain foods that help repair your skin, allow it to regenerate, and keep that healthy glow. Lean proteins and vitamin C help your body produce collagen. Dark leafy greens, brightly colored vegetables, and fruits are full of vitamins and anti-oxidants that help keep your skin vibrant and able to fight off damage from free radicals. Add in healthy fats, such as Omega 3s and olive oil, to keep skin hydrated and appear younger.

WEEKLY SKICARE ROUTINE

  • DIY Facial

Once a week, treat yourself to a face mask or scrub. You could buy one but it’s easy to make your own from ingredients that you probably have in your kitchen. Save yourself a little money with one of these DIY recipes.

  • Facial Massage

Before or after your facial mask, however you want it, give your face a well-deserved massage like the king or queen you are.  A facial massage can increase circulation, reduce puffiness, and help you relax.

  • Scalp Massage

Destroy that mean stress and keep your scalp healthy with a scalp massage. You can use a scalp oil for this or use dry fingers. Pay extra attention to your temples, the back of your scalp, and neck.

  • Exercise

Exercising most days of the week (6 days of the week) at moderate intensity can benefit your skin, as well as your heart and overall well-being. Increased circulation keeps your skin vibrant. It also reduces stress which can show up as lines on your face and exacerbate any existing skin conditions.

  • Change Linens

I’m sure we all do this because (our blood, sweat and tears- BTS, lol why am I not serious?) the  sweat, dead skin cells, oils, and residue from hair products and body lotions transfer to your sheets and pillowcases which causes pimples. Keep your skin healthy by changing your sheets and pillowcases once a week. Understood? 

  • Clean Makeup Brushes

Girls, Boys, do I even need to explain why you need to keep those brushes clean? No right? I thought as much. Next! 

MONTHLY SKINCARE ROUTINE

  • DIY Manicure

Every two weeks, treat your hands to a DIY manicure. Soothe dry skin with an exfoliating hand scrub and extra moisture. It will keep your hands and nails looking young and feeling great.

  • DIY Pedicure

Twice a month, soothe those cracked heels and soften hard skin with a DIY pedicure.

DIY Manicure and Pedicure 

  • Conditioning Hair Treatments

Keep hair shiny and healthy with monthly conditioning treatments. Hydrating thirsty strands will restore luster and add body. Try out Moon Fiber hair products. You can make your own hair mask with one of these DIY Hair Mask Recipe.

  • Groom Eyebrows

Eyebrows frame your face, so keep yours looking neat and groomed.

 

SEASONAL SKINCARE ROUTINE

  • Switch up your Skin Care Products

Warmer weather calls for lighter products, like lotions and serums. In colder weather, skin needs to be protected with richer creams and emollient products.

  • Give yourself a Spa Day

Give yourself a little TLC and relaxation with a DIY Spa Day. Get the pampering you have been craving without breaking the bank. Choose a day to ‘spa’ up yourself because you deserve it. 

  • Trim your Hair

Hair should be trimmed every 3 – 4 months to keep it healthy. To maintain your style, shorter hairstyles will naturally need to be trimmed more often.

  • Treat yourself to a Massage

Sometimes, you just need to treat yourself to a professional massage. The relaxing benefits can’t be beat and the massage increases blood circulation to help your body remove debris from your cells.

ANNUAL SKINCARE ROUTINE

  • Get a Checkup

Even if you’re healthy, make sure to schedule your annual physical to review your overall health with a primary care doctor. To secure the long-term health of your skin, don’t forget to see a dermatologist who can map your moles and watch for any suspicious changes.

 

Healthy Skincare Routine is sure to give you that dream skin. 
I hoped I helped you all. 

Ps: Most of them were researched. 

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