Every skin type needs something different or a little extra care than the other skin types. There are certain general skincare tips which can be easily followed by people of every skin type. A healthy skin is properly nourished, clean, and hydrated. It is therefore important to take care of the skin holistically. Dry skin is mainly caused by dehydration which might also lead to a crepey-looking and discolored skin. For maintaining a smooth skin, you must indulge in drinking plenty of water every day. This will keep skin cells hydrated.
Avoid extremely dry environments that might cause dry skin. For example, using heaters during winters might cause skin dryness. Dr. Harold Lancer advises use of a mist humidifier to keep the air moistened. This would help in maintaining a healthy, younger, and more radiant skin. Also, applying a nourishing moisturizer both during day and night helps in keeping the skin hydrated and nourished.
Healthy and happy skin also requires adequate nourishment, which can be met by consuming a well-balanced diet. Following a healthy lifestyle and consuming well-balanced diet at regular intervals help in preventing aging signs such as wrinkles, fine lines, various skin conditions such as acne, eczema, and extremely dry or oily skin. A balanced-diet includes all the vital nutrients and healthy fats that help in keeping the skin nourished. Omega-3, omega-6 and omega-9 fatty acids are the good fats that help in keeping the skin cell membranes strong. When the skin cell membranes are strong enough, they allow exchange of nutrients and water, while keeping waste out of these membranes. Healthy skin cell membranes help the skin to appear younger, firmer, and smoother.
You must ensure to include plenty of healthy omega fatty acids in your diet by consuming nuts, avocados, seeds, salmon, tuna, and healthy oils like safflower, olive, or canola oil. You can also consider adding fish oil supplement to your diet for its several anti-aging benefits and ensuring a healthy and firm skin.
Dr. Lancer advises indulging in exercises regularly for maintaining a healthy blood circulation, ensuring skin’s natural radiance, and removing toxins for a much clearer and beautiful skin. He prohibits working out while you have your makeup on, as it might aggravate acne and other skin conditions such as psoriasis and rosacea. You must thoroughly cleanse your skin with water before exercising to get rid of dirt, debris, and free radicals on skin surface as they might clog skin pores, leading to several skin problems. Use a soft towel to wipe sweat during workout sessions, rather than removing it with your hands. After workout, make it a point to wash your face again and apply a nourishing moisturizer. This will make you feel rejuvenated and the skin will look healthy and radiant.
Following a regular skincare routine, can make a significant difference in how your skin looks, but you must provide the required hydration and nourishment from the inside as well. Taking good care of body and skin, will show the results right on the face making it look more radiant, smoother, and beautiful. Dr. Lancer recommends using these simple but promising skincare tips for a flawless and youthful skin.