Your journey to getting your desired skin might have been a tiring one so far, probably not even yielding the desired results yet. No doubt, we all want that glowing and baby fresh-like skin. A hundred new products are getting onto cosmetics shelves every day doesn’t make it any better. It is no simple task to figure out the best skincare, especially if you keep applying every cosmetic product that comes your way. This trial-and-error method of skincare will only expose your skin to different allergic reactions due to the compatibility issues of these products with your skin type.
This article lists some of the best tips for keeping healthy skin recommended by dermatologists and beauty experts. It’s even more wonderful as these tips are specific to your skin type and not just a one-goes-for-all approach. Enjoy a few of these tips below
Know your skin type
The essence of knowing your skin category cannot be over-emphasized, as this helps to determine the range of products that are best suited for your skin. Your skin type could be normal, dry skin, sensitive skin, or oily skin type. It is also possible that you do not know or aren’t sure about which of the skin types. You may have a combination of skin types where your skin exhibits both oily and dry skin characteristics.
Please refrain from using internet hacks and Do It Yourself procedures
Many individuals have been caught in a web of DIY hacks, most especially on the internet, as there are several YouTube and know it all sites that put these hacks out there. A vivid example of such a DIY hack is the claim that applying a mixture of lime or lemon juice with toothpaste is a sure-fire way to get rid of stubborn skin issues such as dark spots and acne conditions. Some of these DIY hacks might not be best suited for your skin type if you ignorantly try them out, leaving your skin worse off in the long term.
Here are a few internet DIY hacks to not try at all
Refrain from using toothpaste on your skin as its active ingredients may absorb oil and get rid of germ cells, at the expense of giving you skin irritations and drying out your skin.
Do not use sugar as an exfoliant; the chemical properties of sugar are way too severe in reactions to the skin around your face.
Do not apply Vit E serums on your face as it has no proven effect on blemishing scars and might cause skin irritations.
The pH of baking soda is slightly off the acidic measurement; thus, it can reduce your skin’s moisture content, leaving you with dry and stressed skin. Lemon juice might contain citric acid, but its high acidity can cause dark spots and trigger dry skin with irritations. Applying garlic in its raw form can cause you to have a host of skin issues ranging from inflammations, eczema, and blisters.
Although some of these hacks seem to have natural ingredients and lower costs, they have the best formulations to suit your skin. There is a guaranteed side effect of these hacks, and it might probably be long-term damage. Hence, it is advisable to speak to your dermatologist or doctor earlier if you intend to try these DIY hacks on your skin.
Do the basics
There certain activities and habits that help keep your skin healthy over time. These habits don’t cost too much, asides from discipline and intentional efforts. Some of these habits are:
Drinking enough water to stay hydrated will help your body get enough moisture content to your skin glands and keep your body’s metabolism functioning at optimal levels.
Ensure to change your pillowcases every seven days at least: the accumulation of dead skin cells on your pillowcases is enough reason never to make your skin healthy. The prolonged contact between these dead cells and your face will lead to skin inflammations, acne, and eczema over time.
Wrap and cover your head before you go to bed: there are hundreds of microorganisms and active bacteria present in your hair, and these bacteria could lead to skin conditions when in prolonged contact with the face.
The best way to keep healthy skin involves real work. It’s not a quick result scheme, but it’s a habit that becomes a routine to be sustained over time. Refrain from using untested products on your skin and avoid internet hacks as these could make your skin even worse. Keep healthy hair-face hygiene and do not use too many products all at the same time.