Have you ever thought that your skin looked better when you were a baby?
Have you ever wished to retain the same skin?
We are making it true with our skin care tips that guarantee a glowing skin sans blemishes forever.
Of course, you can bring out the princess in you with our tips.
Skin care tips for summer
Sun kiss on your skin is extremely panicking to many as it can damage the external cells, skin pigmentation and also expose your skin to burns and blemishes. If you are someone who has decided not to step out of your house this summer, then here are a few tips for you to stay free.
1. Drink plenty of water
That sounds like a usual piece of advice but it is the thumb rule for healthy skin.
During summer, you need to keep your skin hydrated and the key is to drink at least 10 glasses of water a day. This can internally hydrate your body and boost your energy. On the other hand, it can moisturize your skin and prevent it from dryness.
It also tones your skin and that gives you the effect of a TV star who has an adorable skin tone.
2. Apply sunscreen
People commit this mistake of choosing a random sunscreen lotion that they can wear when they step out. This is absolutely wrong.
Firstly, check your skin tone. Next, find out the sun protection cream that works exclusively for your skin. There are lotions with mattifying formula, chemical-free formula, and oil free to suit all the skin types. Take help from your dermatologist. Eventually, begin using.
Again, it is inappropriate to use it before you leave and then come back with complaints.
Carry sunscreen lotion wherever you go. Apply a teaspoon of it to your face and to the sun-exposed areas once in two hours.
3. Exfoliate regularly
The idea behind exfoliation is to clear the dead cells that prevent skin health. When you choose your sunscreen lotion, you can also purchase an exfoliator.
Before you apply moisturizer/ toner, exfoliate your skin with a gentle massage.
Did you know exfoliation can allow your makeup to last longer?
Tip: The exfoliating cream you choose has to mention the SPF that is as per the recommendation of the FDA.
4. Eat = Apply
Didn’t get what we are saying? You can apply certain foods that you actually eat. For instance, summer reminds of cucumber application and this is a coolant that prevents your skin from inflammation and wrinkles.
Similarly, mash a tomato and mix to the gram flour and add yogurt to this mix. Apply it as a face pack regularly. You can see your skin getting brighter, shinier and richer.
There are a lot more things that you can apply like carrots, beets and aloe vera and these are extraordinary solutions for damaged skin this summer.
5. Treat sun damages immediately
How can the sun damage your skin? Well, it can be in the form of wrinkles or brown spots or tans and whenever your skin gets exposed to the sun, you can feel the itches and burns.
Let’s understand why this happens.
The ultraviolet (UV) rays emitted by the sun become unbearable by certain skin types that results in skin inflammation and destroys the healthy enzymes that have been promoting healthier skin so far.
Is there an instant solution? Apparently, yes!
- Choose a sunscreen with SPF that is equal to or higher than 15
- Use activated charcoal powder to clear up the burns and clean the skin. The carbon-rich materials present in this powder can remove bacteria, control pores and maintain the pH thereby preventing skin breakouts in the future. You can also use a face mask instead.
Is that all? These are common for everyone this summer. We also have sections dedicated for other season and varied skin types.
Skin care tips for winter
As soon as the winter nears, a lot of women complain about the dryness that the skin develops. Not to forget, the redness and chapping remind us of cold weather outside. Here are some awesome skin care tips to try.
6. Use only lukewarm water
It is a good idea to protect your skin from damages by avoiding cold water that can worsen the itching.
Instead, use lukewarm water for baths and this can actually moisturize your body sufficiently and prevents dampness. Limit your shower time, though!
You can use the same water for a face wash too.
7. Which moisturizer to choose?
No, the moisturizer you use for summer is not the same for winter. The one for summer is to hydrate your body but the one for winter is to nourish your skin and prevent dryness. Here is the trick to choose.
- Choose a moisturizer that has NO petroleum-based ingredients
- The oil-based solution works better as your skin moisture is retained
- Opt for natural moisturizing oils like lavender and jojoba.
8. How much water to drink?
Winter doesn’t mean you can limit your water consumption and switch to other options like tea.
You need to hydrate your skin both internally and externally for which you have to choose the ingredients appropriately.
Consume the same quantities of water but add healthy ingredients like lemon which can refresh your skin and prevent dead cells from spreading further.
9. Continue using a sunscreen
No, we are not kidding. According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, the snow during bright winter days has the ability to reflect sun rays up to 80% which means the vulnerability of skin is high.
So, if someone laughs at you for applying sunscreen, tell them that the harmful UV rays of the sun can still damage your skin and they are the ones who have been fooled so long!
Apply sunscreen with SPF above 15 during winter.
10. Eat these during winter
Did you know that certain foods you eat in winter can nourish your skin and turn it brighter?
There are winter foods like berries, carrots, beetroots, broccoli and green leafy vegetables that are good sources of vitamin C, iron and enable blood circulation.
For instance, the carrot has an antioxidant that permits your body to manifest collagen on its own to control the skin’s elasticity.
Skin care tips for oily skin
I agree it hates to see that oil flowing from your face when you are off to work. It is also embarrassing.
It happens because the sebum is produced excessively and it is an oily substance full of fats. The good thing about sebum is it moisturizes your skin but too much sebum can lead to acne and clogged pores. During pregnancy, the hormonal changes can multiply the sebum production rate.
A lot of us visit specialists to take medications to control the oily nature of the skin but sometimes, they don’t work in the long run, especially during and after pregnancy. You know what – we found out that there are extraordinary skin care tips that can control this problem and keep your makeup on with no hassles.
11. Skin wash routine
Avoid hard detergents and soaps to wash your dresses. Similarly, use a glycerin soap that can control the oily nature of your skin and prevent excessive clogging.
Wash your face and moisturize your skin as frequently as possible. Whenever you wash your face, you are actually removing the dirt that is accumulated on its surface. So, wash at least thrice a day.
12. Honey is acne savior
Did you know that honey is a natural skin toner and nutrition enhancer?
The antiseptic and antibacterial capacities of honey can control the sebum production and keeps your skin moist instead of oily. The method to use honey is not rocket science.
Dab a spoon of honey on the skin and allow it to dry for some time, let’s say 15 minutes. Wash your skin with warm water. Repeat it every day!
13. The lemon-egg white combo
It is misunderstood that lemon can increase the pH of your skin and lead to pores. However, the reality is the acid present in lemons has the tendency to absorb oil and also eliminates the surface bacteria.
Egg whites are great to tighten pores and have glowing skin!
- Add a teaspoon of lemon juice to an egg white and apply it to your face.
- Allow the mask to dry.
- Remove it with lukewarm water.
Note: If you have egg allergies, avoid this skin care tip.
14. Eat the skin-friendly nut
You can see women these days munching nuts in the name of diet. But, there is an added advantage too. Almonds, for example, exfoliate the skin and absorb the excess oils. When you are actually working on your diet, you improve your skin too.
It is a good idea to eat almonds raw or grind raw almonds and mix it with honey and apply as a mask. This face scrub has the potential to keep your skin away from impurities.
Cashew brightens your skin and walnuts nourishes your skin with essential nutrients.
Note: Do not use this tip if you are allergic to nuts.
15. The aloe-vera magic
Similar to almonds, aloe-vera is good for diet as well as skin. Whether it is oily or has burned, it is apt for most of the skin conditions.
Do you remember the times when your skin becomes flaky due to oil patches? You don’t have to worry anymore.
Aloe vera gel can be directly applied to your skin regularly. The best time is to apply before going to bed and allowing it to activate during the bedtime.
Caution: If you are using it for the first time, do an aloe vera test by applying it as a small patch on your forearm. Wait for 24-48 hours. If you find any itches or other reactions, your skin is sensitive. Better to avoid! Otherwise, go ahead.
Skin care tips for dry skin
If you are someone who is confused between skin that is dry only during winter and all the times, then this section is for you.
Basically, some people have dryness associated with their skin just like how the oily nature persists. During winter, the tone worsens and creates problems.
If your skin is basically dry, here are a few proven tips for you.
16. Apply milk to skin
It is well known that milk is loaded with essential vitamins, minerals, fats, and proteins and the good news is it can treat your skin too.
Remember to use whole milk for this process.
- Applying a spoon of whole milk to the problematic area can allow your skin to retain moisture.
- Rinse after an hour.
- Repeat this daily and you can notice a massive change.
17. Coconut oil for healthy skin
I cannot miss mentioning this amazing skin care tip – coconut oil. Being affordable and easily accessible, applying coconut oil to your skin can boost it with healthy fatty acids that can also enhance the beauty.
Coconut oil is a great skin reconditioner. Applying it directly to the skin and massaging it regularly can give you a great output.
18. Use a fragrance-free cleanser
Sometimes, the chappy nature of your skin is also an implication of dirt. Make sure to use a cleanser that is fragrance-free. Clean your skin twice a day.
You don’t need a cleanser that produces thick lather.
19. Heard of avocadoes?
We should be thankful for the amazing list of natural treatments that we have in hand to treat our skin problems.
Think of skin care, avocado always strikes my mind. It rejuvenates your skin and that is a well-known property. What is special about it is its high vitamin E levels and the emollient properties that are exclusively meant to soften the dry skin.
You can either apply the pureed avocado as a mask or use avocado oil available in the market to massage the affected area.
See the magic in a fortnight.
20. Avoid cozying up
In many cases, people assume that dry skin needs warmth and they pool up near a heat source. This is absolutely wrong.
Sitting near an open flame can increase the dryness. Instead, use a humidifier that can create the essential moisture in your room.
21. Lip Balms
This tip is exclusively for your lips.
People with dry skin usually feel irritation in lips and find it unhealthy. Keep a lip balm handy. Apply it regularly.
Instead of going for fancy lip balms available in the market, you can use olive oil or coconut oil. They cool down your body as well as prevent irritation, redness and dryness of your skin.