No one wakes up in the morning and says, “I really hope my skin doesn’t look great today.” We want our skin to look healthy on a daily basis for as long as possible, but with everything, it has to deal with including what we put it through, how are we supposed to go about doing that? The following are some tips that could help and require minimal time, money, and effort.
Stop Picking At and Scratching Your Skin
We get that it can be tempting to pick at pimples, scratch at dry skin or insect bites, or peel off skin from a sunburn, but that’s not going to do your skin any favors. It could result in a slew of problems such as an infection, bleeding, or pain. If you want healthy skin, avoid scratching and picking at it.
If you’re not already exfoliating, it’s a good idea to start the routine. Think it won’t do much good? You’d be surprised. It helps to remove dead skin cells, revitalize your complexion, and can even help your products to work better amongst other benefits. Don’t worry, it’s not something you have to add to your everyday skincare routine; once or twice a week is still beneficial.
Stay Safe in the Sun
Sun protection, although surprisingly easy, isn’t always at the forefront of our minds, but it is important for helping your skin to look and be healthy. The easiest place to start is with sunscreen that’s SPF 30+, but it’s not ideal to only put it on at the beginning of the day; you have to reapply it throughout the day as well. You can also use sunglasses, a wide-brimmed hat, and sun protective clothing, all of which can be helpful to use on a day-to-day basis.
Don’t Skip Sleep
Sleep can do incredible things for your skin, but it’s not enough to just sleep for 7 to 9-hours per night, you also have to make sure the sleep you are getting is high-quality which isn’t always easy. When it comes to getting enough sleep, the best thing you can do is adjust your schedule so you’re in bed early enough and have plenty of time to fall asleep in order to get the required hours before you have to get up in the morning. As far as the sleep quality, put together a sleep environment that works for you which can include blackout shades, a sleep mask, excellent pillows and sheets, and a comfortable room temperature.
Decrease the Stress Level
We know that saying to decrease the stress levels isn’t as easy as just flipping a switch (if only!), but
it’s best to do what you can if you want to help your skin (and body overall) look healthy for longer. The first step is identifying the major sources of stress, such as a job you don’t like or a relationship that tends to drag you down more than lift you up. Once you start making the appropriate adjustments to help make those situations less stressful, you can move onto coping strategies such as yoga, meditation, going for a walk, and drinking tea.
Now that you have some ideas for how to help your skin look healthier for longer, all you have to do is get started on implementing the positive changes into your daily routine. Should you have any specific questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to contact your dermatologist.