1. Keep it NaturalOften the products that make skin irritated are the ones filled with too many additives and artificial ingredients. Natural products such as soaps, oils and creams from an eco-friendly retailer such as Biome could be just what you need if your skin needs more earthy influence rather than highly manufactured goods. Honey, coconut and rose-hip oils are common natural choices all aimed at repairing and revitalising your skin.
2. Wash and ScrubEach day your skin will build up countless surface germs, none of which are particularly healthy for it. The longer you leave things like sweat and dirt on the skin, the more likely it is to cause irritation. For shower time, avoid wash products with too many additives, and use a natural fibre loofa brush to scrub away.
3. You Are What You EatYou may have heard this countless times, but what you put into your body affects your overall health, including what your skin looks like. Foods high in vitamin A, C and E are a must for healthy skin. These power houses are responsible for things like collagen production, protecting your skin cell membranes, and even repairing skin tissue. Look for foods like almonds, oranges, broccoli and carrots to get you started. Vitamin supplements won’t go astray either, and make sure to drink plenty of water every day.
4. Protect ItUV radiation is one of the worst things you can expose your skin to, and it’s made even worse by the fact that a lot of the damage doesn’t show itself until years later. It’s not uncool to wear sunscreen anymore, so make sure you put on plenty when you’re outdoors, and reapply it regularly. It only takes a few minutes of direct sunlight during peak hours in summer to start causing damage.
5. MoisturiseIf you ever want to have subtle, glowing skin, you have to moisturise, from head to toe, every day. Don’t just use any moisturiser though, as everyone has different skin types and sensitivities. Try a couple of different products on small sections of your skin first to see which feels the best. It’s also important to note what the season is, as thicker moisturisers are usually needed in winter to cope with drier skin.
Lifestyle habits and genetics do play a significant role in whether or not you have good skin, but it doesn’t automatically mean all is lost if you happen to be sitting in the negative category. By following some of the above tips you will find your skin more in balance and your overall confidence boosted because of it.
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