The Skin Care Playbook — 9 Tips To Help You Score Healthy Skin
Aside from choosing the right makeup products, a proper skincare routine is also vital when it comes to achieving healthy glowing skin. There are many factors, internal and external, that affect our skin. From pollution to climate to our dietary choices, every one of these elements has a significant impact on the quality of your skin. While we can't control certain circumstances, we can, however, incorporate small habits into our daily routine like drinking water and moisturizing to get healthier skin.
Confused about what to do? Well, these 9 steps will give you the jumpstart you need to achieve glowing skin without makeup.
These 9 steps are Legen....Wait-For-It... DARY when it comes to helping you get gorgeous skin. While Barney Stinson had his playbook to get girls, our playbook will help you get the skin of your dreams.
Skincare Rule #1 The H2O-holic
Drink plenty of liquids (not alcohol or sodas) all day long. Your water intake should be at least 3 litres a day.
Why it would work: Drinking plenty of water helps keep your skin hydrated. It’s the building blocks to getting healthy skin. If you can down 9 pints of beer in one night, 3 liters of water during the day shouldn’t be a problem.
Skincare Rule #2 The Detachment
It doesn't matter if you love wearing makeup, when it’s time for bed, you need to say goodbye to your makeup by washing it all off!
Why it would work: This one is a no brainer. No matter how tired you are, no matter how tempting your bed looks, you need to gather up the strength to drag yourself to the washroom and remove all that makeup if you want to avoid acne or any other skin problems.
Skincare Rule #3 The UV Eliminators
No sunscreen, no going out! While checking to see if you got your keys, check if you’ve applied sunscreen as well before stepping out of your house.
Why it would work: No matter the season, stepping out into the sun without sunscreen is a big no-no. A little bit of SPV creates a protective layer between your skin and the sun rays which in turn helps reduce the aging process and protect your skin from sun damage.
Skincare Rule #4 The Holy Trinity of Skincare
Before applying makeup always cleanse, tone and moisturize your skin.
Why it would work: Cleansing, exfoliating and moisturizing helps keep your skin healthy by removing any impurities, in turn, leaving you with bright, glowing skin.
Skincare Rule #5 The Dead Skin Shredder
Always exfoliate twice a week. But be sure to exfoliate longer rather than harder to avoid any skin damage.
Why it would work: Exfoliating removes dead skin. Overdoing it can cause your skin to become drier and even start to peel. Exfoliating twice a week is enough to get rid of dead skin and impurities.
Skincare Rule #6 The No Junk Food Challenge
The next time you think of junk food, walk on over to your fridge and get something healthier to eat. Do you think you’re up for this challenge?
Why it would work: What we eat shows on our skin and hair. In order to get healthy skin, you should decrease or eliminate your intake of junk food.
Skincare Rule #7 The No Pimple Poppers
This rule was applicable when your mother scolded you back when you were in school and it’s applicable even now- leave those zits ALONE!
Why it would work: It doesn’t matter if you have some weird pimple-popping fetish, picking them can lead to scarring.
Skincare Rule #8 The Quality Inspector
If there’s anything you shouldn’t cheap out on, it is your skincare products. Avoid using things that are imitations of original products.
Why it would work: Choosing copy products just to save up on a few bucks can cause a lot of damage to your skin. When it comes to anything going on your skin, it is important to invest in good quality products that match your skin type.
Skincare Rule #9 The No Hand-to-Face Contact
As weird as this may sound to you, it’s important that you try and reduce the interaction between your hands and your face.
Why it would work: No matter how many times you wash your hands, they still carry a lot of grime and dirt and if it comes in contact with your face, it could clog up your pores and lead to many skin issues.
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