Everybody these days is very concerned about their skin. Not just girls but even boys want glowing skin and hence the importance of skincare emerges. The face is said to be the mirror of the body and if you suffer from a body issue it will be visible on the skin. Even your disturbed mental health can be reflected on the face, due to excess stress acne pops out. People maintain their diet, stay fit, and practice skincare almost on a regular base. But many still suffer from acne, dull skin, open pores, and various other skin issues.
NOTE: If you suffer from serious skin issues then consult a dermatologist as soon as possible and undergo the required treatment.
Here are 25 Skincare tips at home
1. AVOID DRY SKIN
If you wake up to dry skin, then some amendment is to be made in your routine.
Moisturize your skin at night to prevent dry skin in the morning.
Usually following this routine at night is more effective than following it in the morning.
You can apply moisturizer on your hands and legs too.
Make this as your routine and then wait for the results.
2. USE SERUMS
A serum that contains Vitamin C or growth factors or peptides if used in the morning under sunscreen can show effective results.
Retinol or prescription retinoid works best during the night.
They have more effect at night as compared to in the morning.
Makeup Artist’s Choice has an effective Vitamin C and E serum and retinol.
3. CLEANSE YOUR SKIN
Pick a cleanser that doesn’t leave your skin tight after washing.
Have dry skin? Then wash your face twice or once a day but not more than that.
Avoid makeup as much as possible.
Avoid washing for that squeaky-clean feeling because that means your skin’s natural oils are gone.
Before you buy the cleanser check the skin type.
4. USE SUNSCREEN BEFORE GOING OUT
Apply your sunscreen with at least 15 SPF.
Do it 15 minutes before you are ready to go out because it takes time to come into action.
Darker skin tones require more sun protection because hyperpigmentation is harder to correct.
Try EltaMD’s sunscreen, which offers broad-spectrum UVA/UVB protection and is recommended by the Skin Cancer Foundation.
Make it a routine and then wait for the results.
5. TAKE YOUR TIME TO APPLY PRODUCTS
While applying creams, serums massage it well into your skin.
Let it absorb to layers, only after that it will be in action.
Take your time; pamper your skin while applying creams.
6. USE OF GLYCOLIC ACID
Use glycolic acid for normal skin, salicylic acid for oily or combination skin.
Use gentle lactic acid for dry or sensitive skin
This can be very effective on your skin.
7. MAKE A PACK OF GRAM FLOUR AND TURMERIC
Take some gram flour in a bowl, add turmeric(1 spoon) in the bowl.
Now add some curd(approximately 2 spoons).
Add some lemon juice to the mixture.
Mix the mixture well till it turns into a thick paste, apply it on your face, even hands, legs, and neck till it is dry.
Rinse after it dries.
You will feel your skin glowing.
8. USE FACE MASKS IF NEEDED
The use of skin masks occasionally can glow your skin.
They push hydrating ingredients into your skin and make your skin feel fresh.
Choose your face mask according to your skin type, don’t just pick any.
Face masks shouldn’t be used regularly as it can harm your skin.
Use face masks occasionally, to make your skin glow otherwise keep it natural as much as possible.
9. WASH YOU FACE WHEN YOU COME BACK HOME.
After a long day of work, don’t forget to wash your face before you sleep.
It allows your skin to breathe, in case there are any products on the face.
Remove your makeup before you sleep.
Make it a habit; otherwise, you can suffer from serious skin conditions.
10. DO NOT USE MORE THAN ONE PRODUCT
Using more than one product on the skin can be very harmful.
The use of more than one product can be harsh on the skin.
It can result in breakout and clogged pores.
11. DRINKING LOTS OF WATER
Drinking the right amount of water is very important for your skin.
You should use face masks, serums that have hydrating formulas.
So drinking water can be a natural source of hydration for your skin.
Drink at least 8-10 glasses of water a day to avoid skin problems like acne.
It is a natural source of hydration for your skin.
12. HAVE A BALANCED DIET
It is said that your skin has a natural barrier to retain moisture, and essential to that is an omega-3 fatty acid.
Adding Flax seeds on your salad or even walnuts will be an instant boost to your omega-3 intake, thus increasing your skin’s ability to hold onto moisture.
Be sure to eat a diet low in foods with a high glycemic index (simple and complex carbohydrates).
13. DON’T TOWEL OFF
If you have ashy skin then make one easy change, don’t dry your skin completely before moisturizing.
Creams seal in hydration and work best with a little water.
Don’t harshly use the towel on your skin; use it as gently as possible.
Before you apply the cream, let your skin have a little water for the cream to work efficiently.
14. EXERCISE ON DAILY BASES
Burning out the food you ate is very important for the body.
Start your day with a work out session to digest your food and have a great day forward.
Exercise keeps you fit and healthy, it also has a positive impact on your body as you stay happy and fresh.
This will automatically glow up your skin.
15. SLEEP WELL
Completing your sleep pattern is very necessary to avoid health and skin problems.
Not getting enough sleep can cause headaches, anxiety, and many other body problems and it can be seen on the face in the form of dullness and dark circles.
Taking 8-10 hours of sleep is the key factor for the proper functioning of the body and mind and it ultimately brings a glow on your skin.
16. CLEAN YOUR MAKEUP BRUSHES
Washing your concealer and foundation brushes once a week can help fight infections and clogged pores.
The brushes that you use around your eyes should be cleaned twice a month and for any other brushes, once a month is fine.
Put a drop of a mild shampoo into the palm of your hand.
Now wet the bristles with lukewarm water.
Then, massage the bristles into your palm to distribute the shampoo into the brush.
17. DO NOT USE RARE PRODUCTS
Use the products which you can afford later and are easy to find too.
Once you have adapted a routine and your skin is used to some particular products then switching products can be risky for the skin.
Use easy to find and consistent products on your skin.
18. PAMPER YOURSELF
Have a regular skin care regimen.
For dry skin, use a fresh cherry mask; apply the pulp of fresh cherries on your face before going to bed.
Leave for 15 minutes and wash with lukewarm water.
A gentle facial massage with oils could work wonders.
Depending on your skin type, choose oils from mustard, coconut, almond as they are excellent nourishing agents that help to get glowing skin.
19. STAY CALM
Try to stay calm most of the times and avoid stress as much as possible.
Stress causes your body to release cortisol and other hormones which results in the skin becoming oilier.
Practice stress management techniques like breathing exercises, yoga, and meditation.
The more you meditate, the more you radiate.
20. AVOID DIRECT CONTACT WITH SUN
One of the best skincare techniques is to protect your skin from the direct contact of the sun.
Sun exposure can cause wrinkles, age spots, and other skin problems.
It can increase the risk of skin cancer.
Use sunscreen to avoid direct exposure to the sun.
21. AVOID SMOKING
Smoking results in making your skin look older and contributes to wrinkles.
Smoking narrows the tiny blood vessels in the outermost layers of skin, which reduces the blood flow and makes skin paler.
This also affects the nutrients that are important to skin health.
Smoking can damage collagen and elastin
It can also have harmful effects on your health.
22. USING CURD ON SKIN
Use of Curd can naturally moisturize your skin.
It releases lactic acid in your skin.
Your skin will feel moisturized instantly.
Curd is the best way to moisturize your skin.
23. USE MORE OF VITAMIN C
Use brighteners (we like Vitamin C) within six months of seeing a dark spot.
Melanin goes deeper into the skin over time, so it’s harder to reach.
24. KEEP YOUR SKIN NATURAL
Using a lot of products on your skin can cause acne, dullness, and many more skin problems.
Keep your skin naturally as much as possible to let your skin breathe.
Avoid using products when you are at home.
Do not use makeup regularly, even if you do, don’t sleep without washing it.
25. CUT SUGAR FROM YOUR DIET
Sugar is a dehydrating agent, so it increases oil production.
It also affects water binding so your skin looks less perky and bouncy, and doesn’t appear as oxygenated.
The skin becomes sallow, lackluster and you get those unwanted dark circles.
The face is said to be the mirror of the body and if you suffer from a body issue it will be seen on the skin.
Disturbed mental health can also cause acne on your skin.
Visit a dermatologist if your skin condition is serious.
Keep your skin naturally as much as possible.
Practice homemade skincare.
Practice self-care very often.