Beauty and skincare are on a steady upward trend for many years. While both skincare and makeup are not in any way new concepts, new formulas seem to be appearing on the market every day.
There are many options for those who want to better take care of their skin. From lotions, oils, and serums that promise magical results to clinics such as NAGE.
The reality is, however, that most of us are almost hypnotized to follow an elaborate skincare regimen that in the end proves too complicated and borderline impossible.
That’s why the best way to go about your skincare routine is to determine your skin needs, focus on finding easy-to-follow sustainable solutions that will enable you to stay on the right course and stick to them as much as possible.
With that in mind, here’s a simple and sustainable guide to healthy skin any one of us can easily follow.
Compare different skincare and cosmetic products
When trying to figure out which makeup and skincare products will work for you, you’ll most likely come across numerous hits and misses. What’s more, you may find that a product that used to work wonders for your skin simply no longer seems to perform. The majority of commercial skin care and makeup products contain a variety of chemical compounds that your skin may become resistant to over time.
Also, your skincare and makeup routine in winter will be different from those you use in summer, because your skin’s needs will be different. Always choose natural, organic products whenever possible and avoid products that contain a high amount of chemicals.
Learn how to apply makeup again
Next, while you probably already know how to do your makeup – or you’ve at least checked out a tutorial or two – that doesn’t necessarily mean that your current makeup routine is suitable for your skin. Let’s be real, if you’ll only be wearing makeup for a few hours, there’s really no need for baking, setting sprays and other similar products and practices that are meant to “cement” your makeup.
Instead, go for a light mixture of moisturizer and foundation (if you don’t want to invest in a tinted moisturizer) and only apply a light coat of a setting powder. You will find that your skin is happier when you let it breathe. And, of course, don’t forget to apply sunscreen for that added layer of protection.
We simply can’t be talking about healthy and glowing skin and completely disregard the necessary dietary changes that will help you out along the way. Since each of us are unique, and not every inflammatory food will cause problems for everyone, we’ll just give you the list of foods to stay away from. But it’s generally best to avoid foods that contain too much “bad” fats (some fats are actually healthy in moderation).
Also, too much sugary food and drink can have a negative impact on your skin. Limiting these is important. Smoking, drinking alcohol and consuming coffee can all negatively impact your skin’s health.
Moderation is the key. Both coffee and alcohol, especially wine, can have positive effects on health. Grab a cup of coffee each morning and feel free to indulge in a glass of wine at the end of the day, but make sure you don’t go reaching for a refill if you wish to keep your skin healthy and happy.
Adopt new healthy habits
In the end, none of us can ever dream of having healthy and glowing skin – or being healthy in general – if our habits, routines and lifestyles are not oriented towards achieving the same goal. What this means is that in order to make your skin as healthy as possible, you’ll need to make a conscious effort to do so. That’s why it’s always recommended that you schedule yearly appointments with your dermatologist and go for regular checkups to ensure that the overall health of your skin is optimal. You should also limit sun exposure, even though it is unavoidable and necessary. Sun exposure can cause various skin issues and changes.
Moreover, make sure you don’t take baths that are too hot or too long to avoid stripping your skin off of its natural oils that are there to protect it and keep it healthy. Along the same lines, make sure you get plenty of good night’s rest and drink the recommended amount of water each day, to ensure that your skin is well rested, plump and elastic.