During the pre wedding days, you are so preoccupied with so many things, that you neglect your food and sleep, which not only harms your health but also affects your skin. If you find your skin looking dull and stressed, it means either you are not having proper diet or sleep. So in order to look fresh and vibrant it is important you take proper care of your skin.
Here are some dos and don`ts to have a healthy skin.
Here are the four basic steps to skin care that are mandatory and cannot be skipped on any account, if you want a naturally glowing skin. It is important that you use the products according to your skin type.
- Cleansing The Skin
Cleansing is quite essential to avoid acnes and other skin problems. Wash your skin often using a mild face wash and wipe off with a clean washcloth. It is quite important to get rid of any impurities such as dirt particles and makeup before going to sleep so that your skin can breathe properly at night. Use mild cleanser at least twice a day but make sure that it rinses away easily, does not cause skin irritation and do not wash away natural oils too.
Soaps make your skin look dry and dull. Before going to bed, use a good cream-based cleanser to remove the make-up. Then wash with a face wash then apply a light cream or a moisturizer. During summer avoid oily cosmetics, as these will make you sweat more. Wash your face frequently with a face wash or clean it with a cleanser. This will avoid blocking of the skin pores and hence prevent acne and other related problems. Use of eau de cologne in the bath water, deodorants and perfumes help to a great extent to keep fresh all the time. Use a nice talcum powder with a good fragrance for the more sweaty areas.
- Toning The Skin
Toners not only cleanse the skin further and help in removing any remnants of particles that you may have left behind but also cools, nourishes, hydrates and freshens up your skin. It tightens up skin and close up any skin pores that may have opened up while deep cleansing the face. Toners must be alcohol-free as alcohol dries off skin.
- Exfoliating The Skin
Exfoliates remove dead cells from the skin, rejuvenate the skin and eliminate fine lines and wrinkles from the face. The younger skin that surface after exfoliation naturally looks more beautiful and glowing. These products usually have alpha or beta hydroxyl acids to quicken up the process but do avoid the ones that are granular as they tend to damage the new skin too that is much more sensitive than the mature layer that it digests.
- Moisturizing The Skin
Like our body, our skin also needs hydration and proper nutrients to keep it healthy. So, treat it with a good moisturizer and a broad-spectrum sunscreen with more than SPF 15 daily and night cream daily that helps the skin to balance and restores any damage that might have occurred to it overnight.
To keep your skin fresh and moisturized use a good oil or water based moisturizer to your skin at least 3 to 4 times daily depending on your skin type. During summer you can use a sunscreen lotion to protect your skin from the harmful ultra violet rays and during winter, use winter care lotion or moisturizer. And instead of washing your face with soap you can use face washes, which are moisturizer based and does not contain strong chemicals.
When your skin feels dry and dull, hydrate your skin well, especially if you already have a dry skin. Avoid taking a bath with very hot water as it extracts the essential moisturizing ingredients from your skin and leaves it dull and dry. Instead of hot water use lukewarm water especially when you are washing your face.
Healthy and supple skin is not so much of a dream if you take proper precautions and pay attention to your diet and exercise. Balanced diet, hydration and protecting from sun and wind should be a part of your daily regimen.