No time for Intensive Skincare? Ace the Basics

It is completely understandable that you simply don’t have time for intensive skin care given today’s hectic schedule. But that doesn’t mean that you can do nothing to help your skin. By sticking to the very basics, you can ensure that your skin remains happy, healthy and gleaming.

Include these basics in your daily routine and you might achieve just that.

  • Quit Smoking Right Now!

Ever heard ‘smoking causes wrinkles’? Well it’s truer than you might think.

Smoking contributes to wrinkles which, in turn, make your skin look a lot older. This happens because smoking narrows the tiny blood vessels in the outermost layer of the skin, which results in decreased flow of blood and the resultant depletion of oxygen and nutrients that are important to skin health.

See what we mean is that it’s probably best if you say good bye to the ‘wrinkle stick’.

  • Don’t Let the Sun Harm Your Skin!

The sun itself is actually very good, but its effect on your skin – not so much. Prolonged exposure to the sun leads to wrinkles, age spots and other skin problems. You can avoid all this by simply:

  • Using effective sunscreen when going out, especially out in broad day light, with SPF 15 at least.
  • Preventing direct sunlight and seeking shade, especially in the middle of the day.
  • Wearing protective clothing like long sleeves, loose shirts and wide brimmed hats.
  • Manage Stress the Right Way

Stress makes your skin more sensitive. What is worse is that it can even trigger acne breakouts. If you want to avoid this then take steps to manage your stress and adopt a healthy state of mind. This is easier said than done, but try to enjoy things around you and don’t let the to-do list stress you out.

  • Follow a Healthy Diet

Unhealthy options are all around you and usually easier to devour, but a healthy diet can help you look and feel your best.

Fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins, diet rich in vitamin C and low in unhealthy fats and can actually make your skin look younger looking skin.

  • Treat Your Skin Gently

Treating your skin gently means adopting the right habits while taking care of your skin and using the right products.

While taking a bath:

  • Avoid hot water, no matter how tempting the idea gets, and stick to lukewarm temperature.
  • Avoid soaps as they tend to dry the skin.
  • Shave very carefully and make sure to use ample shaving cream.
  • Pat your skin dry after the shower and avoid rubbing the water away.

The skin products you use must be:

  • Completely natural
  • Tried and tested
  • Suitable for your skin type
  • Give your skin a healthy glow

 Try these basics and you will spot the difference almost immediately. To get the best 100% natural skin care products, or to buy fitness products and other alternative medicine, visit our main page.