Waking up in the morning, one of the first things that must come to mind is how better it would be to just lie in bed all day. But no, duties call. There are a lot of things waiting for you. And one of them is your much-needed skin care. With a messy bed hair and puffy eyes, no one looks their best during the morning. It can only be a far-fetched dream to forego washing the face and makeup to start your day.
Shave off some of the time you’re consuming to apply makeup with these simple steps that will leave you looking radiant and young. Free the skin from the curse of drying and uneven skin tone with these hassle-free methods.
Cleansing the Skin from Dirt and Oil
Dirt and other kinds of impurities easily cling to the skin. But you also need to be wary of the excess oil and dead skin cells that build up on its surface. Washing the face does not only remove these impurities but also helps it with skin cell renewal.
- Face wash on morning and night.
Whether it is during the day or night, washing the face is essential as it prevents impurities from clogging the pores and causing skin conditions. If you’re too tired to move at the end of the day, you can always opt for cleansing pads. Remember not to wash the face too much or you’ll risk the drying of skin.
- Proper face cleansing.
There are actually right and wrong ways to wash your face. For one, you might be one of those people who rushes cleansing and just rubs all over. Instead of doing good, this does more harm. Here’s the proper way to wash the face.
- First, create a rich lather using both hands before applying the cleanser.
- Gently smooth all over the face focusing on areas prone to oiliness. Do this for the suggested period of 30 to 45 seconds before rinsing.
- Make sure to use warm water. Water that is too hot strips off the natural moisture on the skin which leaves it dry while cold water does not help the pores open up.
- Follow up with some toner.
Toner is probably one of the most overlooked product in skin care. But all skin types need it. It ensures that there’s no residue left on the skin and even helps in balancing its pH levels.
- Exfoliate the skin once in a while.
Of course, there are dirt and oil that are too stubborn for you to get rid of. These impurities can clog the pores and trigger a breakout. Exfoliating helps dig them out and even rejuvenate the skin for cell renewal.
Natural Treatment for Skin Conditions
If you’re suffering from some type of skin condition, then what follows your cleansing must be the application of treatment medicines or serums. In cases of acne or pimples, here are some of the steps you can include in your routine.
- Applying essential oils on affected areas.
Since you’re looking for natural and affordable ways to treat skin conditions, essential oils are your best choice. You need to look for oils that have antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties. It will not only soothe any swelling but it will also prevent further damage to the skin by killing the germs that cause acne and breakouts.
- Let your face breathe.
One of the things that trigger acne is that the face and skin can’t breathe properly. This means that your hair must be covering some parts of your face or it is prone to sweating and high humidity. Notice how pimples tend to grow on the forehead? This is because aside from the hair covering the skin, the dirt, toxins, and oil from the strands get transferred into the face. This also works during the night where you smother your face with a pillow.
- Only use clean tools on your face.
Be mindful of how often you’re cleaning or washing your tools. For example, your makeup brushes, when was the last time you’ve cleaned them? The germs, dirt, makeup, and oil accumulate over time and damage the face.
Hydrating the Skin Deeply
While moisture works to keep the skin soft and prevent drying, hydration is effective in keeping it supple and bright. It prevents dulling which leaves your face looking younger and brighter. You might want to learn the benefits of these hassle-free skin care steps.
- Drinking lots of water.
Keeping the body hydrated means replenishing the water content that the skin needs. This is important as it also helps prevent some processes of the body, which are vital for skin health, from slowing down. Just remember to avoid dehydrating liquids like coffee and alcohol.
- Eating a lot of fruits and foods rich in water.
If you’re not a fan of the bland water, then you’ll definitely enjoy keeping your skin healthy by eating fruits and foods that are rich in water and vitamins. It also helps to curb your hunger and avoid food high in sugar.
- Moisturize the face regularly with the right product.
First, you need to know which type of moisturizer works best for you. Then you need to remember to moisturize regularly to prevent your skin from drying and the water content from escaping.
When you’re committing to a natural skin care that will leave your face clear and young-looking, then you must apply this resolve to every part of your life from diet, lifestyle, and even your choice of products. These efforts will pay up and will not only leave you looking radiant but also healthier and feeling beautiful from the inside out.