Do’s and Don’ts for Skin Care: The Right Way to Scrub

Our skin is one of the largest and most important organs of our bodies. The skin has many functions that include protecting us from heat and cold, letting us feel through the sense of touch, and of course keeping us good looking. That is why we always have to nurture and take very good care of it.

Normal skin is definitely the easiest skin type to take care of, but just because it’s normal doesn’t mean that it doesn’t require basic care routine. Just like any other skin type, normal skin still should be washed and moisturized daily in order to prevent dry skin or acne. Here are a few do’s and don’ts for normal skin.

Skin Care Dos and Don’ts

Skin Care Do’s

Water: The best known defence against our poor skin complexion is water and is naturally available. Taking 8 standard glasses of water a day enables your body flush out unwanted toxins from the blood and other body organs thus creating a healthy glowing skin.

Exfoliating: When you exfoliate your skin dead skin cells are removed leaving your skin fresh and smooth. How often you scrub your skin is fully depended on your skin type. For oily skin, exfoliation can be done up to four sessions a week unlike normal or dry skin which require exfoliation once a week. Adding a little of lemon juice in your body scrub helps in lightening up your skin giving it a shinny and fresh glow.

Do always Take off your Makeup before you Go to Bed, no matter how late it is or how tired you are. Makeup will clog the pores if left on for too long, which can cause acne to develop.

Do – Wear makeup with the most natural ingredients possible. Mineral makeup provides flawless coverage while allowing your skin to breathe. Fewer ingredients often means the makeup’s better for your skin.

Coffee: The caffeine contained in coffee is used to soothe skin redness as well as making the skin tight. Adding ground coffee to your body scrub helps in skin firming. It also eliminates under eye sags when applied under the eyes; allow the ground coffee beans to set for about 10 minutes and the gently rinse it away.

Do use Sun Screen to Protect your Face when you go Out in the Sun. Our faces are the most exposed parts of our bodies and it sees the most sun damage. Use a moisturizer that has an SPF of at least 15 or use a sun screen in conjunction with your moisturizer. No matter what’s the season, use skin moisturizers in winter and change your skin care routine in winter season as well.

Skin Care Don’ts

Don’t Smoke: Have you ever noticed the skin of someone that is a lifelong smoker? It looks tissue paper thin and is likely covered in wrinkles. Even if you do smoke, stop, in order to prevent this from happening to you. Check some negative effects of smoking on your skin, maybe they will help to quit smoking.

Don’t – While drinking water is definitely a do, applying water topically too often is a don’t. Showering is a good way to get clean, but showering too often leads to drying out the skin. Washing the skin excessively dries it out and leads to irritability and imbalances in your skin’s moisture. To prevent over-drying of your skin, limit showers to twice a day max so that your skin has enough moisture to rejuvenate itself. If your skin gets dry, it leaves it vulnerable to damage and cracking, so always moisturize post-shower.

Coffee: Coffee tends to dehydrate your system thus affecting your skin texture. Your skin is dryness-prone and reducing your coffee intake levels to one standard cup a day and avoiding the extras like the sugary whipped cream saves your skin. If you can replace your coffee with water the better for your skin health and glow.

Sunbathing: Do not risk your beautiful skin by hanging out in the sun without sunscreen. Direct sun exposure will make your skin age prematurely giving your 30-year old look like that of 40-year old skin. Being the largest organ of the body, the skin is very sensitive and a slight tan damages it.

Approximately ten minutes exposure to sun on a daily basis is enough to give you the vitamin D that your skin requires. If you usually exfoliate, baking through spray tanning or self tanners will do the tan trick. A fake tan will always look like you have exposed yourself to the sun for over ten hours.

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