We are entering into the coldest part of our year and that means chilly atmosphere, a bit of rain here and there, sweaters and dry skin. Skincare is primarily important year round but within the four months remaining to 2018, the brittle winds steals the moisture out of our skins like a thief in the night, but instead, it’s doing it 24/7; unless, we stop him, or her. I’m going be something of your fairy godmother, providing you with five easy steps you need to keep those lovely cheeks looking rejuvenated and healthy. Just call me the “Jenny Creg” of skin care.
Step One: Moisturize
It is said that this is the easiest of them; a common lie told. Many of the moisturizers that we purchase do very little for our skin, except coat us with a fragrance that lasts for a short while. In order to properly ensure our skin is being taken care of we need to affirm that we read the labels. Take time out your busy day and skim through and look for key ingredients like Vitamin E that serves to replenish and goes further than the surface. Now before I sound more like an ad, what you can also do is include additives. Coconut oil, the spokesperson for 2017; castor oil; and eucalyptus oil can be added in droplets to the cream for that “born yesterday” look we all so eagerly crave.
Step Two: keep Hydrated
Not carbonated beverages or those little cans of artificial dyes but with H2O. If your lip is dry, you need water, or lip balm, but most likely water. Why then is the rest of your skin any different? The best way to work is from the inside out in most cases, and this is just one of them. Carry a bottle of water from your home every morning and sip it throughout the day. Not only will this flush out your kidneys, but also keep hunger at bay, and your skin healthy.
Step Three: Protect Your Skin
Now we are working from the outside in. Even though the sun will be behind a mask of cloud, that doesn’t mean that it is nonexistent. As the ozone layer is now at a critical level, the rays aren’t being filtered as in previous years, therefore, sunscreen is an important aspect of the renovated skincare routine. The suggested minimum amount is SPF60 but that is not a hindrance if you wish to go higher. Neutrogena supplies a sunscreen that received quite a number of good reviews, which is available at Fontana. Protecting your skin also prevents wrinkles and has the probability of developing skin cancer.
Step Four: Detoxify
Just as the word suggests, you are removing impurities from your skin, in order to improve it. Removing waste and oils along with other substances that may clog the pores to revert it to something of a blank slate. A good way to do this is by applying a mask every other week to tighten the skin; it’s like botox but cheaper.
Step Five: Eat Healthily
I’m not just suggesting this for the autumn and winter periods, but that is where our focus lies, at the moment. Once again, it’s another inside-out situation. No matter the amount of water you drink, if you eat ‘horribly’ then it is inevitable that you and your skin will suffer; tremendously. Acne, zits, and the works will sooner than later appear, and you will question it, disregarding the hoards of stale grease and fat ingested a week earlier. In order to maintain visibly healthy skin, especially during this season, consistency within your diet is the key. Clear skin is the door you will unlock.
With everything I have said in mind, I implore you to keep your skin in the best condition possible. The various tips given, combined, will allow for your skin to keep its healthy glow while continually enhancing its durability. You only have one skin for the rest of your life so care it to the best of your ability.