Your Best Skin Care Regime For 2019
Like fashion, skin care trends are now getting a lot of attention from the beauty and lifestyle industry.
Your skin deserves a routine as unique as you are and this is an excellent time to assess your skin health.
Below are tips on how to care for your skin this year.
Avoid complex skin care routines
You can do without complicated, multi-step methods. Just pamper your skin by cleansing, toning and moisturising above anything else. This simplified skin care allows the pores to breathe.
Take a beauty supplement
Take beauty supplements with decrease sugars and dairy, with fish oil and vitamin B3, biotin and zinc. The supplements will promote the idea of feeling gorgeous from the inside out
Opt for professional skin care
As more people are looking and acquiring knowledge as professionals, skin care products are also going more scientific and medical-grade. Seek an expert’s know-how. An expert, who will ensure better delivery methods that will provide you with better results
Natural skin care is in
Say goodbye to petroleum-based skin care of old and hello to richly-hydrating botanicals and organic ingredients. Be careful though; natural is not all you need to know.
Local skin care products
Take a peep into your kitchen, and you will find plenty of inflammation fighters, toners, cleansers and exfoliators right in your fridge and cupboard.
Tea: The compounds in the brew help eliminate free radicals and reactivate dying cells on the upper layer of the skin. It also works for those with rosacea, psoriasis and wrinkles.
Honey: Mix green tea leaves with honey and equal parts baking soda to create a soothing, moisturising mask. Honey can bring dry skin back to life—research has shown the ingredient has potential in the treatment of wounds and burns.
Brown Sugar: Sugar is a natural source of glycolic acid, an alpha hydroxyl acid that encourages cell turnover, you’ll find the ingredient in skincare and on spa menus.
Soy: Topical application of soy has been shown to reduce hyperpigmentation, enhance elasticity, control oil production, moisturise skin and even delay hair growth.
Milk: To get the benefits from head to toe, take a milk bath. Or, combine soybean oil, shea butter and corn-starch on the stove to create a creamy body butter you can slather on every morning.
Oil: Castor, avocado, jojoba will help those prone to acne; and almond oil is great for those with oily skin.
Edit what you eat
Eat fruits and vegetables every day, vitamin C.
Don’t crash diet
Repeatedly losing and regaining weight can take its toll on the skin, causing sagging, wrinkles and stretch marks. Crash diets are often short in essential vitamins and minerals too.
Over long periods this type of dieting will reflect on your skin. It is always best to eat a healthy, balanced diet.
Drink six to eight glasses of water a day
A glass of water with a slice of lemon and ice. Skin needs moisture to stay flexible. Even mild dehydration will cause your skin to look dry, tired and slightly grey. Drink six to eight glasses of water a day. All fluids count towards your daily allowance, but water is the best.
Eat some healthy fat
Monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, the types found in avocados, oily fish, nuts and seeds, provide essential fatty acids which act as a natural moisturiser for your skin, keeping it supple and improving elasticity.
Wash off your makeup
Washing your face before you the hit the bed is a must. Makeup left on the skin overnight cannot only clog pores and breed bacteria, but it doesn’t ever give your skin a moment to recharge. Sleep is time for the skin to repair and renew itself.
Wash your makeup brushes
Many often overlook washing their makeup brushes/applicators regularly, but this is a big no-no. Makeup, brushes collect oil, dust, dead skin cells, the residue of other products that may be on your face or hair, and other debris. Just imagine transferring all this onto your face! Dirty brushes can contribute to acne, skin infections and skin irritation. Additionally, your makeup may not go on as smoothly, and the colour may not look perfect.
By Temitope Ojo