Of course you want to look smashing every single day, but subjecting your skin to cosmetics is not a good way to get a naturally glowing skin. Let's accept it. You cannot always depend on a proper makeup routine without a proper skin care routine.
One has to have a healthy skin to look beautiful. A lot of us desperately wish to have that perfect skin (just like celebs and models), but do not realise the small little disasters we put our skin through that kills its natural glow. Here are the most common things one must take care of.
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Blindly buying and using beauty products without understanding your skin can be one of the worst things you may be doing to your skin. Let's say, a Mac lipstick may suit and look good on your friend and when you end up buying the same, it may not suit your skin type. This does not mean the product is bad, it's just that, it doesn't suit you. Thus, one should not rely on what is being said in advertisements or what your friends are using. It is important to first understand your own skin type or consult a dermatologist before using any cosmetic brand.
We can't emphasise this enough! Never fiddle with the pimples on your face. Other than ugly black spots it leaves behind, it also exposes your skin to a trail of skin problems. If a pimple has been there for the longest time, it's important you bring it into the knowledge of your dermatologist and get it treated. It is also a good idea to use natural products on your skin to slow down the growth of pimples or acne, or to get rid of their after marks.
Everyone gets crazy serious when it comes to exposing their skin to sun. We all go to great lengths to protect our body against the harmful effects of sun. And so, we often forget that our body needs Vitamin D too. Nearly all other vitamins can be replenished through food, but Vitamin D can be best absorbed through skin by the rays of sun. In fact, daily sun exposure for at least 10 minutes is recommended. But, it should be done during early morning or late afternoon hours, when the sun is not that harsh. It helps in keeping the bones strong, which is needed, especially for women.
Every time you step out, be it in the sun or dust; make sure that you wash your face. Though, you can consult your dermatologist for an apt face wash or you can choose to use natural products like milk and other dairy products to clean your face. Natural products are the best way considering there are no side-effects unless you are allergic.
Skin is sensitive to various acidic or alkaline chemicals, so it recommended you consult a skin specialist before buying any random soap or cleanser. You can either choose from a wide range of natural face cleansers after consulting your dermatologist, or to be on the safe side, bid goodbye to all chemicals and use a natural skin cleanser like milk or curd.
If you feel that you need a moisturiser only during a particular season then you are wrong! Your skin needs moisture/oil to keep it soft and supple. Apart from this, do not use any antiperspirant on your skin that will stop perspiration. Sweating is a natural phenomenon of your body to cool itself off. Clean off the sweat beads, but do not obstruct the pores. Clogging gives rise to pimples and other skin disorders like heat rashes.
Mobile phone is a huge germ fest that you carry with yourself all the time. Apart from germs, talking on mobile phones can also lead to acne breakout. Mitchell Kline, MD, a known dermatologist in U.S. says, “Some people hold cell phones to their faces and talk for a long period of time, perspiring onto the phone and blocking the pores.” This blocking of pores leads to breakouts on your face. One of the simplest solutions is to avoid touching the phone to your face, and use a hands-free instead.
It's natural that most of the times, we women are just bothered about our hair and face, and we barely reach the neck or eyes. And to add to that, neck is where most visible signs of early ageing begin to appear. So next time, when you generously apply sunscreens and moisturiser on your face, do so on the neck as well. Apart from this, also focus on the skin around your eyes which is extremely sensitive and needs special care. So, use exclusive eye creams only.
These were a few things everyone of us should keep in mind that actually ruin our entire look. Just keep a check that you are not doing any of the above things and there you go!