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5 Beauty Routines For Better Skin
Updated: Feb 23, 2021
Keeping up with all the beauty trends to achieve great skin can be hard work with all the new products and tools that keep appearing. Keeping up with the latest beauty trends becomes that much harder when you have to make big changes to your daily routines in order to incorporate them into your life. So here’s a list of 5 beauty routines that can be incorporated into your life without too much disruption that will not only make your skin better, but improve your health.
Wash Your Face
When it comes to washing your face it is important to have a good understanding of what type of skin you have. Depending on your skin and the season you’re in, you may want to consider washing your face twice a day. If you have oily skin the general rule of thumb is to wash your face twice a day. In the morning it removes the dirt and sweat that may have built up while you were asleep, and then in the evening it removes all of the bacteria collected during the day.
If your face is more on the dryer side simply stick to once in the evening. While washing your face make sure that you are using the right product for your skin type. The right product will ensure that you are not taking away any nutrients that your face naturally produces and may need.
Deep Breathing and Meditation
This may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you’re thinking about improving
your skin but it is a real game changer. Deep breathing and meditation are a great way
to reduce stress. Not only will this help improve your mental health, but it will affect you
physically as well. While experiencing stress, our bodies increase the production of
hormones which can trigger a larger production of oil, and lower acne defenses - allowing bacteria to build up. To simplify: stress is directly correlated to acne breakouts, so the more you take care of your stress levels, the less likely you are to get acne breakouts. If meditation isn’t your thing, try other stress relieving practices like yoga.
If you’ve been keeping up with our blogs, you would have come to learn that hydration is extremely important when it comes to skin care. We’re gonna take that tip one step further now and infuse water. By infusing your water with ingredients like lemons and cucumbers you’ll be doubling up on the benefits of drinking water. To start small and strategically here are the benefits of including lemon and cucumber.
Lemons are acidic in nature but once diffused in water they are great alkalizers.
When you drink lemon water the water alkalizes your body. This process helps
balance and restore your body’s pH levels and as a result the levels in your skin as
well. Lemon water also boosts metabolism, helps flush your gut, and aids digestion
which will overall make a difference in your health.
Cucumber water serves as a natural energy drink. It gives your body a natural
source of electrolytes without sodium unlike sugary energy drinks. This also means
that you can get energized without having to increase your caffeine levels. In terms
of skin care, cucumbers have high levels of antioxidants, vitamin C, and vitamin b-5.
Antioxidants provide your skin a layer of protection that helps reduce pigmentation,
fine lines, and wrinkles. Vitamin C aids with protection against UV rays from the sun.
Vitamin b-5 have anti-inflammatory properties, absorbs moisture from the air, and
helps keep your skin soft.
Drink Green tea
Drinking tea in a sense is another version of infused water. However, green tea is a super source of its own. If you have red or blotchy skin the inflammatory properties in tea can soothe your skin while reducing swelling and redness. Green tea also has a chemical property that works towards repairing UV damaged DNA which helps combat skin cancer and aging. In addition to its DNA repairing properties it also has a great source of vitamin B2 and vitamin E. Two vitamins that help keep your skin soft and youthful! Finally, the small levels of caffeine found in green tea help shrink blood vessels around your eyes which help treat puffy eyes and dark circles.
Wash your pillow covers and bed sheets
This last one is not just a matter of cleanliness but also of beauty. What most people do not realize that ideally we should be washing our sheets and pillow covers once a week. Throughout the night the temperature in our bodies tends to fluctuate. The change in temperature often causes our bodies to sweat and release different bacteria from the day into our sheets and covers. Throughout the night our bodies also shed dead skin cells which fall into our beds. By washing your sheets and covers once a week, you’re preventing the bacteria and dead skin cells from attaching themselves back to you in different places like your hair. If you don’t have time to wash your sheets and covers once a week, flip your pillow at the end of the week to get a fresh side and drag out your washing schedule for up to one more week.
By following these tips you’ll be well on your way to getting better skin and living a healthier lifestyle. If 5 tips seems to much to take on at once, try incorporating them into your schedule one by one until you’re fully up and running.