The month of September is Skin Care Awareness Month, and we wanted to share some tips and ways of looking after your skin! Let’s get straight into it.
Rise and shine and wash your face
What is the first thing you do when you are getting ready to start your day? You wash your face, then you brush your teeth, or is it the other way round? Whichever way, washing your face is the first step to good skincare. Doing this twice a day in the morning and evening removes the dirt, oils and bacteria you have accumulated throughout the day. Doing this keeps your pores clearer, and your pores appear smaller.
*Tips – use a different towel for your face and body*
Sleep is life
I know it is hard to get a good night’s sleep nowadays; the recommended amount of 7 – 9 hours a night sounds like a dream (not trying to be clever). A good night’s sleep rejuvenates, restores, repairs the body and, more specifically, the skin. Our skin produces new collagen when we sleep; who knew! Building a consistent sleep pattern and finding techniques that suit you to help you wind down before going to sleep are components that can help with your skincare.
It is essential to eat foods that have Antioxidants, such as blueberries, raspberries, strawberries and dark chocolate – to name a few. The benefits of Antioxidants are they can reverse signs of ageing, protect against the sun, help to brighten and even skin tone.
The skin radiates when you exfoliate
Exfoliating is great for the face and body. Not only does exfoliating make your skin feel silky smooth. It also scrubs away a layer of dead skin which leaves the skin visibly clearer and radiant. It is generally safe to exfoliate your skin two to three times a week. However, if you have sensitive and dry skin, it is recommended you should exfoliate your skin once every 7- 10 days. Talk to a dermatologist if you have a skin condition or are unsure how often you should exfoliate.
*Tip – look for exfoliating products that are gentle on the skin and have natural ingredients*
Work it out
There are many benefits to exercise. It helps to decrease stress and improve sleep quality – remember, sleep is life! Exercise helps increase blood flow which helps to nourish cells. Improved blood flow also removes toxins from the skin.
*Tip – Make sure you wash your face after a sweaty workout*
Moisture and moisture
Moisturising every day is vital for every skin type. Adoring yourself with a good moisturiser prevents the skin from getting dry and flaky and keeps skin cells performing at their best, preventing fine lines and wrinkles from forming.
*Tip – read the ingredients to see if it suitable for your skin*
Your skin is the biggest organ in your body, and it’s mostly made up of water. Without water, your skin can’t function at its best. It is suggested that you should drink up to 2 litres of water a day. What comes from that pleasure aside from using the lavatory every five minutes. Water improves your skin complexion, reduces puffiness, faster skin healing, smaller pores and tightens skin – to name a few.
A combination of exercise, eating fruit, vegetables and drinking water. Will overall give your skin a healthy glow.
Sunscreen is your friend
How do you envision a good day? I bet it involves the sun. As beautiful as the sun is, it is one of the leading causes of ageing for the skin. Too much sun can cause severe skin damage, contributing to dehydration. Sunscreen provides essential protection from the sun’s harmful rays, and it is recommended to be worn when you are in the light for long periods.
*Same tip as before – read the ingredients to see if it suitable for your skin*