Skincare is not only for the rich and famous. Your skin is paraded out in the harsh sunlight and pollution every single day. The damage that is done to it in the process very often leads to skin irritation, dryness, dead skin, and blemishes in the short term. The long term effects of not caring for your skin are a lot more complex and hard to cure. These include cancer, melanoma, and permanent pigmentation.

We did the research so you don’t have to and found some incredible solutions to add to your skincare routine.

Solutions to a healthier skin

The very first step to implement would be to visit a dermatologist. He will be able to analyze your skin and tell you what minerals you are lacking so as to nourish you from the inside out. Now you can choose your essential products by checking what they contain.

Here are some essentials to include in your skincare routine for healthy skin!

1.      Exfoliate

Exfoliating your facial skin is very important. This skin is sensitive and can become blotchy if over-exfoliated. Use a small facial scrub or an electronic application brush with bristles to spread your cleanser and remove any dirt or dead skin from your face. Scrub for no more than five minutes and then wash off for a healthier look. Repeat this thrice a week for the best results.

2.      Cleanse

Finding a cleanser or a face wash can be difficult. Although oil cleaning can easily substitute for a cleanser, using a specific product can be beneficial to your skin. For those who suffer from the occasional zits, a product with salicylic acid to help close up pores. Products that contain cooling agents such as the Garnier Micellar Water helps in removing dirt from the skin and should be used on oily skin.

3.      Hydrate

Hydrating is probably the most helpful advice for a skincare enthusiast. It means to drink a lot of water to flush out any toxins that may be building in your body. Your skin is a reflection of what is going on hormonally in your body, and 8 glasses of water are recommended for a daily cleanse.

4.      Moisturise

Find a moisturizer that suits your skin type and use it generously. Moisturiser locks in the suppleness of your skin and can be the difference between sad and tired skin, and a happy one! If you have doubts about which moisturizer to purchase, start with a baby moisturizer. Baby products are made to suit the most sensitive skin and will not cause any reactions.

5.      Sunblock

As Jennifer Garner correctly quoted at the Denison College Commencement this year, the one thinks you will thank your 20’s self in your 30’s for is wearing sunblock. Pick a product that matches your skin type and has at least an SPF 30. In today’s harsh sunlight and industrial dust, you need some strength to get your skin through!

6.      Oil Cleaning

Oil cleansing is a great way to include a natural remedy to skin blemishes and dryness. If you feel dead skin growing around your nose or the lines around your mouth, use a natural oil like coconut oil or olive oil to rub around your face. Once you have applied the oil everywhere, massage it in with your fingertips until it is significantly absorbed. Then, simply grab a cotton pad and wipe it off! This will give you a glow that you wouldn’t expect from just facewash.

 

A basic skincare routine would include only cleansing the face and applying Sunblock and moisturizing lotion. The extensive skincare routine would take some more time. The routine would begin with an oil cleaning, a cleanser or face wash, and exfoliation, and finally rinsing, moisturizing and applying Sunblock.

Either way, these essential activities should be a part of your everyday schedule to show your skin that you care. These small steps can save you from suffering from age spots, blemishes, uneven skin tone, and even skin cancer because of UVA and UVB rays from the sun!