Our faces tell a story, and we want it be a good one. Face care isn’t something you should only star to take notice of when you see wrinkles and crow’s feet begin to emerge. By practicing good skin care and lifestyle habits, you can nurture your skin and make sure your face always shows the brightest, freshest version of you.
Take advantage of these five daily habits to start improving your skin today.
Every adult should drink at least six to eight 8-ounce glasses of water per day. Hydration is vital for healthy skin repair, slowing down aging and achieving that natural glow. The outer layer of your skin needs ample water to carry nutrients throughout your skin cells. Without it, skin can lose its elasticity faster, wrinkle sooner and appear dull and dry.
Wash with Cold Water in the Morning
You may know that washing your face in the morning is a good way to deliver some much-needed H20, but have you ever considered waking up with a few splashes of cold water? Cold water can reduce puffiness that arises overnight, shrinking pores and giving you a more refreshed, youthful appearance. However, you should only do this with a clean face as cold water can cause bacteria to get trapped. That’s why starting off with some cold water is ideal while a warm rinse is better at the end of the day.
Use a Face Serum
There are thousands of products on the market that swear to derail or minimize the signs of aging, but what makes a good serum really stand out? It’s all about what vitamins and nutrients they bring to the table. A Vitamin C face serum is best thanks to its ability to boost collagen production and improve overall skin texture and appearance. With a good Vitamin C serum, you can naturally reduce dark under-eye circles, improve uneven skin tones and achieve a much more balanced, healthy skin texture. In order for serums to work, you should apply them on a freshly washed face before moisturizer.
One of the easiest ways to prevent discoloration and premature wrinkling is by wearing sunscreen every day. Yes, even in the winter. Sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30, and it’s even better if you find one with approval from the Skin Cancer Foundation. People with lighter complexions require additional sun protection because less melanin makes it harder for their skin to disperse UV rays. Wearing sunscreen on your face and arms every day can prevent hyperpigmentation, darkened spots on the surface of the skin.
No matter how late it is, make sure you always remove makeup before going to bed. In addition to sweat and bacteria that’s accumulated throughout the day, your makeup can clog pores and lead to breakouts, blackheads and even fuel cystic acne.
If you need an easy-to-use makeup remover, add a little coconut oil on a wash cloth. You should follow up with a thorough cleanse to ensure every particle of residue has been removed before bed.