Our skin is a natural indicator of how healthy we are, and it’s also our protection layer from the pollutants in the outside world. Good skincare and an overall healthy lifestyle can help delay signs of aging and prevent various skin problems. If your complexion needs a little boost or maybe even a whole new regimen, try these tips and tricks!
One Of The Most Important Tips Ever
From Redditor /u/amberb
Whatever treatment you put on your face (lotion, scrub, whatever), also do to your chest. It is just as sensitive and exposed. It is no good to have a soft smooth face and a dry wrinkly chest!205Good tip?
A Lady And Her Best Tips
From Redditor /u/TheGirlSurvivalGuide
Here are a few of my personal favorite tips:
- Cold, cool, or lukewarm showers are the best; they don't dry out your skin and actually can leave it refreshed. Also, this is great for your hair to make it shiny and silky.
- Don't shower every day. If you must, then don't use soap on anything but the important stuff; it'll dry your skin out and will hinder the build-up of natural skin oils essential for healthy skin.
- If you wear makeup, WASH IT OFF EVERY NIGHT. No exceptions to this one.
- Instead of lotion, I use liquid coconut oil to moisturize after a shower. It has helped my KP more than any dermatologist, keeps it silky smooth, and touchable, moisturizes like mad, and leaves a light sweet scent. If you can't find coconut oil, look for tubs of Eucerin. It is sent from the skin gods, though expensive.
- For a face scrub, since I have dry skin, I mix raw sugar with coconut oil and a bit of honey. Rinse and pat dry with a clean towel. I don't know if I'd suggest this for someone with oily skin, though.
- I use hypo-allergenic everything- from laundry detergent to body wash. I like to think this helps keep my skin clear, though probably not.
- Something a lot of people don't do because of the extra time it takes is PAT DRY with a dry towel after you step out of the shower. Rubbing can scrape your skin in ways it shouldn't be.
- Within 3 minutes of patting dry, apply moisturizer all over. The moisturizer locks in the water on the outer layers of your skin; it doesn't normally put more in. After about three minutes, all that good ol' H2O evaporates.
- Don't load up on fatty foods; even my dry skin hated it when I tried the lo-carb diet. I've never had so many zits before. Thus, I stay away from these kinds of food for the sake of my skin.
- Drink lots of water. And wear light sunscreen at all times. I cover my skin as best I can when possible. When I can't or don't want to, there is always a good sunscreen nearby.
- That's about all I can think of at the moment. Sorry, these aren't 'tricks' per se, but timing and good habits.
Drink And Tone
From Redditor /u/earthworms
1. Drink ALL the water! The 6-8 glasses rule is kind of silly in my opinion because everyone's needs are different, but occasionally I'll hit 12 bottles' worth in a day. Since I've been drinking water more regularly my skin has cleared up and heals much faster.
2. Use a toner! It doesn't matter if you buy a high-end toner or just use witch hazel on a cotton pad; try and use it in the morning and right before bed. After about three days the difference should be vastly apparent--smaller pores, less redness, generally more fantastic.1810Good tip?
Pillows And T-Shirts?
From Redditor /u/presidentscruffy
The pillowcase cleaning was huge for me! Instead of washing it all the time, I put old t-shirts over my pillow and switch them every night. It made such a huge difference.178Good tip?