It is proven that healthy and beautiful skin is one of the main factors for our confidence. We all admire the flawless faces of stars and models on social media and television and secretly dream of looking like them. Of course, you may be lucky for having a beautiful skin, but even then, you have to start taking care of it at a certain age, because, unfortunately, years go by and the negative effects on your skin will be more and more visible.
But what’s better than being able to keep your youthful look for longer and look beautiful at any age? I think nowadays with so much information, products and procedures, you can’t find an excuse not to take care of your skin. Do you agree?
I will give you now the 5 rules to follow to preserve your youth and self-confidence. If you follow them, I guarantee that your skin will thank you and you will see a result.
RULE # 1: CLEAN YOUR FACE EVERY NIGHT
Cleaning before bedtime is a must, as it will remove make-up, dust accumulations and dirt that can damage the skin. In addition, your serum and cream will penetrate deeper into your skin and have a better effect!
Choose your cleansing product carefully, it should be appropriate for your skin type and gentle for it. For example, ordinary soaps have a high pH and are very aggressive to the skin, can dehydrate it and cause irritation.
It is advisable to use a toner afterwards, which will further balance the moisture in your skin and leave it clean and ready for the next steps.
RULE # 2: EXFOLIATE YOUR SKIN
Exfoliation is one of the best skin treatments you can do by yourself at home. It helps to remove dead cells and renew skin, enhances blood flow and helps your skin look healthy and radiant. It’s good to exfoliate your face and body 1-2 times a week, but no more. There is a huge selection of exfoliating products on the market, and you can make one at home as well. A very good option is the following: 4 tbsp. raw oatmeal, 2 tbsp. honey and 2 tbsp. olive oil – suitable for dry and mature skin. Try it!
RULE # 3: USE QUALITY SERUM
Serums are an excellent ally for achieving healthy and young skin. They have a much higher concentration of active ingredients and act on the skin in depth. When choosing a serum, it is important that it does not contain allergens, parabens, silicones. It should be skin-friendly and with the best possible ingredients such as: Vitamin C, Hyaluronic acid, Aloe, etc. They act as antioxidants and increase the production of collagen in the skin, making it more supple and healthy. If you do not have a serum yet, it is time to get a quality one and feel the difference yourself.
RULE # 4: HYDRATE YOUR SKIN
With age, skin becomes drier and loses its elasticity, which is the reason for wrinkles formation. One of the best things to do for your skin, starting in your 20s, is hydration. Choose a product that is free from harmful ingredients, that is gentle and suitable for your skin. And here I want to break the myth that oily skin does not need hydration, on the contrary, it is oily, just because of the lack of moisturizing. Moisturizing cream is a must for your morning and evening care.
RULE # 5: PROTECT YOUR FACE FROM TRAUMAS
Studies have found that sleeping on the abdomen and pressing the face into the pillow reduce the elasticity of the skin and make it more sagging. Over the years, those folds of the pillow on your face can become permanent wrinkles. A great favour you can do to your skin is to use delicate linen and avoid sleeping on your belly. Silk pillowcases, in addition to being very beautiful, protect the skin from the appearance of these folds and do not take away its moisture. For sure, this is another way to slow down aging. ☺
And last but not least: the way you feel is directly reflected in your look. So laugh a lot, love, keep stress to a minimum, take care of the harmony within yourself and bring yourself daily doses of joy!☺