5 Dos and Don’ts For Naturally Beautiful Skin

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Everyone wants to have beautiful skin. After all, the skin is the largest organ in the human body and it’s one of the first things people notice about you. There are a lot of factors that contribute to skin health, including genetics, diet, and lifestyle choices. However, there are also a few simple things you can do to help improve the appearance of your skin. For example, skin care is important for maintaining healthy skin. 

A regular skincare routine can help to remove dirt and oil, keep pores clear, and prevent premature aging. In addition, using sunscreen can help to protect your skin from damage caused by the sun’s ultraviolet rays. By taking these steps, you can help to ensure that your skin looks its best.

Do’s and Don’ts for Maintaining Beautiful Skin

1. The Golden Rule

Do:

Skin care is essential–especially at night. This is the time when your skin is supposed to be able to breathe–it’s when it cleanses, rejuvenates, and repairs itself. If you’re still sleeping with makeup on, you could be preventing this from happening. Although it may sound tempting to sleep with makeup on, especially if you have eye makeup involved, it can do as much harm as good in the long run. When you slather your face with mascara and lipstick before going to bed, all that grime keeps the pores of your skin clogged up for longer periods of time preventing it from properly detoxing at night.

Don’t:

Exfoliants are not just good for the scalp, but your skin too. Everyone wants radiant and brighter skin, but sometimes it takes more than just a healthy diet to achieve this. Exfoliating is one of the most important steps in achieving radiant skin. Exfoliating removes the dead layer of skin through scrubbing or rubbing leaving behind the fresh and new layer of skin. 

Dust and pollution are one of the prime reasons behind dull-looking skin, so scrubbing regularly will keep your face glowing from within. The outer layer of your skin contains sebum glands which help your face retain water and prevent dryness on the surface. But too much exposure to dust and pollution can affect sebum production causing your skin to dry up, hence you will need more moisturizers to retain moisture. Also, you should use exfoliating scrubs once or twice in a week instead of a daily routine as harsh rubbing could make your skin redder than usual.

2. Eat Wisely

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The skin is the largest organ of the body, and that means what you put on it matters. The best diet to care for your skin from a dermatologist’s perspective is one that doesn’t contribute to inflammation. That means you want to eat a diet rich in antioxidants and low in sugar and fats.

Don’t:

It was a long time before science discovered why spicy and fermented foods, with their strong naturopathic properties, induce profuse perspiration. In Ayurveda, the ancient Indian science of healing, it was known as Hetu or Hita, meaning “body heat” and is considered to be the cause of high fever in acute disease and also in malarial conditions.

3. Sweat it out

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Exercising regularly is your first line of defense against premature aging and chronic ailments. Exercising increases metabolic rate, endorphins, circulation, and the production of collagen which in turn ensures healthier, happier, and glowing skin.

Don’t:

Alright, remember this. You don’t need to exfoliate before or after a workout. If you haven’t been using skincare products at all, then you can consider it. But if you’ve been using skincare products prior to the workout, you won’t need the exfoliation. The toner would be good enough to “exfoliate” your face. Shea butter and olive oil are good moisturizers that help to reduce oil production on the face.

4. Take proper sleep

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As we age, our skin naturally becomes drier, thinner, and more fragile. Our sleep patterns also change (we all set the clock five minutes earlier when we’re getting older, right?!) as well as our dietary habits. While genetics certainly play a part in our skin’s appearance, there are many things you can do to help maintain healthy-looking skin as you age. Try to sleep for 8 hours every night. 

Don’t:

Most people think cleansing is enough. But failing to wash and moisturize your face before going to bed is making you age faster, experts warn. In fact, a recent study found that washing, rinsing, and moisturizing your face for just two minutes a day can help slow down the aging process by two years.

5. Regular skin care routine

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Always have a regular skin care regimen. Regular skin care protects the skin from aging and sun damage. What should your regular routine contain? First, always cleanse your face after waking up. Gently splash water on your face or use a soft cloth. Some people like to use a moisturizing soap. However, it is not recommended for daily use because it tends to clog the pores. Then, apply eye cream before applying makeup. 

For extra protection, use an SPF lotion or a moisturizer with SPF protection or invest in a sunscreen with zinc oxide or titanium dioxide because these will give you the protection you need against the burning rays of the sun UV rays that are released throughout the day. 

The highest sunburn risk time is between 12 pm to 4 pm so make sure to use your sunscreen at least two hours before going out in the sun. Wrinkle creams and anti-aging creams can be mixed into your favorite serums and moisturizers but remember that these are only good if they contain active ingredients like retinol, phytoceramides, vitamin C, natural growth factors, and peptides.

Don’t:

Dedicate 20 minutes to yourself and look at what you’ve got. Say, you lay down on the bed in your relaxed mode and watch TV for 20 minutes after a hectic day’s work. Whom do you thank? That’s absolutely correct — no one. However, if you indulge yourself in a facial massage with some essential oils, you can thank these oils later on as they’re going to work wonders to give your skin a healthy feel. There are numerous oil combinations that cater to different types of skin and in this blog post, I’ve provided some oil combinations which will nourish your skin, decrease the appearance of wrinkles, increase elasticity and improve the texture of the skin.

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