With the lockdown imposed, we all have a lot of time on our hands. And this is the best time to do all those things you often skip due to a busy schedule. This is possibly the best time to establish a skincare routine that will help you battle all those skin related problems. Similarly, this routine will be something that you can follow even after your healthy life resumes.
Why Skincare Is Important?
Your skin is one of the most essential and vital elements of your body. Our skin is our first line of defence against any infection (viral/bacterial). Therefore, keeping this defence strong and maintained should be our top priority. If the skin develops cracks, ultimately our defence is weakened, and infections can easily make their way up to you. Therefore, keeping our skin clean, healthy, maintained, moisturized, and well oiled should be an essential part of your daily life.
Therefore, here are 5 basic tips for a healthy skincare routine.
5 Basic Tips For A Healthy Skincare Routine
If you’re battling acne, oily skin, or any other skin related issues, then this article is for you. This won’t get you spending thousands on a doctor or expensive skincare products. To get that healthy skin, all you need to do is to follow the five essential tips for a healthy skincare routine.
- Increase Your Water Intake
Your first and foremost course of action to set up a skincare routine should be to increase your water intake. You should consume ideally 1 litre of water in the morning and an average of 3 litres per day. This will help you achieve the following:
- Smooth Bowel Movement
- Less Body Heat
- No Acne
- Glowing Face
The more body heat you have, the more issues you’ll face with acne, pimples, and dark spots. Therefore, increasing your water intake will subsequently reduce your body heat which will, in turn, help with your acne issues.
- Wash Your Face With Cold Water At Regular Intervals
We travel to many places during the day, which exposes your skin to more pollutants, germs, and other hazardous pathogens. Therefore, you must wash your face with cold water at regular intervals. Cold Water helps in closing down open pores. This means infections will have less chance of tampering with your skin, thus protecting you against acne. Ideally, it would help if you washed your face after you get home, before going to bed, after waking up, and after a workout. Make sure you clean your face using a clean towel afterwards.
- Facewash And Moisturizer
Another important aspect of skin care is the right kind of product. If you have acne-prone skin, a facewash always comes in handy. You should use a face wash to wash your face clean after being exposed to pollution and the outside environment. Apply a facewash thoroughly to your entire face, keep for 5 minutes, and then wash it off with cold water.
Apply a moisturizer after face wash. This will hydrate your skin and protect it against wrinkles and dryness. Follow this schedule every time you get home and before going to bed. Make sure you choose your moisturizer based on your skin type (oily/normal/dry).
As we mentioned earlier, your skin is your first line of defence against infections. Therefore, it is crucial to protect it all costs. Your skin is majorly damaged by the UV rays emitted by the Sun. Therefore, sunscreen is important 365 days a year. Even if the weather is cloudy or chilly, never leave your house without applying sunscreen. Sunscreen is mandatory for everyone, no matter your skin type is (oily/dry/normal).
A diet is the most important part to protect yourself against every disease/infection. Similarly, a diet should be followed in order to maintain healthy skin. You have to consume essential vitamins such as:
- Vitamin C (Green Chilies, Oranges, Eggs, Tomatoes, Strawberries etc.)
- Vitamin E (Almonds, Peanuts, Spinach, Broccoli)
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- Multivitamin: A to Z
Best Tricks To Apply While Shaving
Shaving can be tedious but it doesn’t always have to be. One important thing to remember is that your facial hair is extremely sensitive and should be handled accordingly. Therefore, you have to use extreme caution while shaving, especially if you’re using a razor blade or any other sharp object.
But there are some easy tricks which you can use to get a smooth shave and have a clean and hydrated feeling afterwards.
So, here are the best tricks to apply while shaving
- Hydrate With Warm Water
Even if you shave regularly or after certain intervals, this should be your first step. Before you get to shaving, always hydrate your face with warm water for up to three minutes. Washing away the dead skin cells will help you avoid nicks and cuts and get a smoother shave. This happens because the warm water cleans away the dirt, oil, and the dead skin cells present on your skin.
- Apply Non-Drying Shave Gel
This is another simple trick when you shave. Not many use a shaving gel as they have a quite busy schedule and they just want their shave to get over with. However, a shaving gel is necessary as it prevents razor burn, so don’t forget it. If you have a sensitive skin, let your shave gel soak in
- Use A Multi-Blade Razor
For optimum results, use a multi-blade razor. Don’t forget to chain the indicator strip. If its white, consider changing your blade. You can try using Gillette’s razor with tri-blade technology. This will ensure a smooth shave and will not leave a single facial hair untouched.
- Use Light, Gentle Strokes
When the razor is on your face, use light and gentle strokes and let the razor do the work. Pull your skin while shaving to avoid nicks and cuts
- Start Shaving By The Grain
No matter how your facial hair grows, always start shaving by the grain.