In this age of perceived perfection, what will we not do for perfect skin? Practically anything. From dishing out huge chunks of our savings for miracle beauty creams and procedures to avoiding certain foods or taking a bath with water of a specific temperature, we are doing these and more to get flawless skin. Some of us even go to the extent of getting hired into companies that manufacture skincare products through online job portals such as these Ghana job posting portals.
But unfortunately, skincare troubles still find ways to plague us no matter all the beauty regimes we diligently follow. The mystery surrounding this is that at every stage of our lives, the beauty routines needed differs because of the changes our skins have undergone as we are aging. Thus, we need to switch up our beauty routines as we go.
Like clothes, the beauty routines we swore by in our teens will not suit our skin in our 20s, 30s or 40s. And neither will it do any wonders for us in our 50s. But unlike clothes, trying to find the specific beauty regime to combat the skin issues at those particular stages of our lives can be quite stressful and time- consuming.
Many people who do not have the will to put in a lot of effort into the search could even end up being depressed because experts have found out that skin issues tend to take root into the psyche of individuals and cause many negative effects including depression. Hence, leading to them shying away from their social lives due to insecurities about their looks.
This is the reason why skin care professionals swear by these skincare routines capable of keeping the skin supple, blemish free and youthful looking at any stage of our lives.
5 Skincare Regimes to Adopt Now and Forever
Start by taking Healthy and Balanced Diets
A healthy and balanced diet does not only do wonders for your immune system, it does wonders for your skin as well. When it comes to the right kind of nutrition good of your skin as well as your whole being, think of eating according to the food groups you were taught to eat from as a kid in school.
Eat the recommended five a day veggies and fruits as well as drink at least 2 liters of water daily. Some fruits and veggies you should be taking are kale, spinach, avocados, carrots, and pumpkins. You can also take in nuts and seeds including walnuts, pumpkin seeds, pecans and sunflower seeds for great skin. These contain healthy fats that can keep your skin looking young and supple.
You can also take the following supplements if your diet simply can’t contain foods from the major food groups.
- Vitamins A, C / E
- Fish Oils
- Hyaluronic- acid supplements
Live a Healthy Lifestyle
In today’s fast-paced world, everyone, including children, stressed due to the responsibilities they are loaded with. From studying for an upcoming exam, searching for your dream job (on online job boards like these Ghana online job posting sites to taking care of a home, we all face some amount stress one way or another.
However, stress is not good for the skin at all. It can cause the skin to look dry and dull as well as throw the body’s hormones off balance leading to breakouts on the face or body.
Therefore, everyone needs to find ways of managing stress if they are bent on having good and clear skin.
Furthermore, some lifestyle choices such as smoking, excessive intake of alcohol and caffeine are not tolerable by the skin. For instance, smoking breaks down collagen and elastin of the skin; essential elements for a fresh-looking skin. The faces people continually make while smoking also contributes to wrinkle formation thereby smoking is best to be avoided.
Studies have also revealed that dairy is not good for the skin since it contributes to clogged pores and inflammation.
In addition, exercising can also be magical for the skin. You don’t have to follow the exercising regimen for bodybuilders. Simple ones such as brisk walking, jogging/ running can help your body detox, help you get a restful night’s sleep and keep your stature. Exercising can also provide your skin with oxygenated blood which are all key elements for a nice looking skin.
Treat Already Existing Skin Problems
None of us ever want to be at the stage where we want to spend time and money chasing after treatments for skin problems. But when we find ourselves there due to factors such as our genetic makeup, all we have to do is to find treatment plans for them. Before we start losing confidence in our looks and then ourselves.
That said, if you experience bouts of rashes, the onset of acne, eczema, rosacea, psoriasis, contact dermatitis and more, see the dermatologist now. Treatments may be expensive but it’s worth it because some of these skin issues such as acne; particularly the cystic kind can leave scars and you clearly don’t want that.
Step up on the Personal Hygiene
Wash your hands with soap and water regularly. Bath twice a day. Use disinfectants and antiseptic, etc.
These are not cautions against illnesses. They are great warning signals for your skin too. Take washing hands regularly for example. Do you know that we touch our face and parts of our bodies’ unconsciously uncountable times of the day? Did you also know that experts have found out that our hands hold a million to billion invisible bacteria?
Why then won’t you wash your hands regularly when these bacteria can mess up your skin and face with rashes, breakout and with all sort of other skin issues.
That said, keeping your personal hygiene practice on point won’t only keep you healthy, it will keep your skin clear too.
Follow basic skincare routines for your particular skin type consistently
Here is the fifth and last point saved for the last because it is one of the important points to note when trying to achieve the perfect looking skin.
Majority of people tend to fall under these five main skin types;
- Normal skin
- Oily skin
- Dry skin
- Combination skin
- Sensitive Skin
But skin types can change as a person ages. Therefore, it is necessary to know the basic skin routines appropriate for each skin type. There are a lot more skin types and you can find your exact skin type on sites like Reneerouleau.com
Taking care of these Skin Types
The good thing is face masks and fragrance-free facial cleansers work well for all skin types so that box is checked. But sensitive skin types have to be careful of the type they select
Taking Care of Normal skin
- Use a gentle cleanser for your face daily
- Make sunscreen your friend
- Use non-irritating exfoliators for your face
Taking Care of Dry Skin
- Take short baths with mild soaps
- Do not scrub the body too hard whilst bathing
- Slather on rich moisturizers right after bathing
- Stay out of indoor temperatures that are too hot if you have dry skin
- Do not use harsh chemicals including disinfectant directly on your skin
Taking Care of Oily Skin
- Use products that have the word “noncomedogenic” written on it
- Do not touch your face too much
- Resist the urge to scrub your oily face too much when washing it
- Make exfoliating products your besties
Taking Care of Combination Skin
- Use water-based facial cleansers
- Use non-abrasive exfoliates
- Apply sunscreen regularly
- Apply moisturizers with gel, liquid or serum texture
Taking Care of Sensitive Skin
- Use sunscreen all year round
- Cleanse the face with milk
- Use cosmetic products sparingly and select them carefully
- Moisturize with coconut oil
- Do well to drink lemon water daily
Here are Some General Basic Tips for Taking Care of Your Skin
- Moisturize the skin
- Keep your body Hydrated
- Protect the skin from direct sunlight
- Wash skin thoroughly twice a day
- Do not sleep with makeup on
Follow these routines and you’re on your way to beautiful, supple and young- looking skin forever.
Dela is a warm Christian lady who likes to teach and share her thoughts through writing. You can read more of her works on WealthBankers Job Arena; one of the top Ghana employer job posting sites where she writes on effective techniques employers can adapt when looking for employees.