Present busy life style doesn’t allow anyone to have time for intensive skin care. Good skin care and healthy lifestyle can help you avoid various skin problems and gives a young looking skin. Here are 5 practical tips for skin care without spending time and money.
1 – Skin Protection from Sunlight
Excessive exposure to sun light leads to a wide array of skin problems like wrinkles, age spots, dark complexion and sometimes skin cancer even. It is better to seek shades especially when the sun’s rays are strongest. Try avoiding the sun between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Wear protective clothes like long sleeved shirts, long pants, wide brimmed hats and veil in cases of women. Don’t wear dark color clothes to avoid radiations. Also consider laundry additives that give clothing an additional layer of ultraviolet protection.
2 – Avoid Smoking
If you are a smoker and skin conscious at the same time the best skin care is to quit. Ask your doctor for tips to quit smoking instead of tips for skin care.
Smoking is injurious to health, and so is true for skin problems like aging and wrinkles. It narrows tiny blood vessels in outermost skin layer, which decreases blood flow and reduces the oxygen and nutrients important for skin health. Smoking also damages elastin and collagen, the fibers that gives strength and elasticity.
3 – Be humble to your skin
The hidden cost of daily cleansing and shaving is aging. Don’t pay it; be gentle to have gentle skin.
Avoid long hot showers
Bath with hot water and strong soaps removes necessary oils from your skin. Limit the time of shower and use lukewarm water instead of hot. Avoid strong soaps and detergent
Shave with care
Protect and lubricate your skin by shaving cream, gel or lotion before shaving. Use a clean and sharp razor and avoid shaving in the opposite direction of the hair grow.
Keep your skin moisturized.
Use moisturizer with SPF and that suits to your skin.
4 – Diet for Skin
Eat plenty of fruits, vegetables, whole grains and lean proteins. Diet rich in vitamin C, low in unhealthy fats and low in processed or refined carbohydrates keep your skin looks younger.
5 – Stress
Stress makes your skin more sensitive and trigger acne breakouts and other skin problems. Set reasonable objectives and to do list and spend time doing things you enjoy if possible.