Best skin care strategies for healthy, shiny & youthful skin at all ages

Radiant,shiny &younger-looking skina dream every woman have

At any age you need to follow some skin care strategies that will ensure you radiant, younger looking and healthy skin. These are the very basic needs for your skin to make you more beautiful from inside and outside. Here goes the brief description of these essential steps –

Step.1  Maintain proper nutrition

This is the core element to get youthful skin. No matter how much expensive skin care products you are putting on your skin if you don’t ensure proper nutrition to your body, no products will work properly on it.

So at first make sure you are having plenty of fruits and vegetables and all the essential nutrients in your daily meal. All elements namely protein, fat, carbohydrate have to be present in a good proportion in your diet. It will form the base of healthy skin on which beauty care products will act upon.

Essentials vitamins and minerals must have to be included to the diet for healthier skin. They include vitamin A,E, C , biotin, niacin, riboflavin, zinc, iodine etc.

Vitamin E is powerful antioxidant that has great anti-ageing property helpful against premature ageing and wrinkles. For this property it is an essential part of wide range of skincare products.

Sunflower seeds, white germs, soybean oil, almond, peanut, hazelnuts, spinach, broccoli are the source of Vitamin E.

Vitamin A is related to normal skin repair.

Oily fish, eggs and liver are the source of vitamin A. Also found in spinach, carrots and sweet potatoes.

Vitamin C forms normal collagen which support our skin. Oranges, lemons, strawberries, broccolis are the great source of this vitamin.

Induction of various skin disorders and skin diseases leading to nutritional deficiencies is well known. Your skin may get dry, rough, hyper pigmented or you can get diseases like dermatitis, vitiligo, and increase chances of secondary infection and so on. It is so important that even a single element deficiency can lead to many problem.

Therefore a well-balanced and nutritious diet is very very  important for your skin.

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Step.2.Hydration

Keep yourself hydrated to keep your skin hydrated. Drink plenty of water –at least 6-8 glasses of water per day to maintain proper hydration. Drinking at least 8 glasses a day will help rid the body and skin of toxins.

Benefits :-

Drinking adequate amount of water daily is important for overall good health which gives you a radiant, healthy, younger- looking complexion by following ways –

  • Removes toxins from the body
  • Fights acne and controls oil
  • Improves appearance of skin
  • It slows the ageing process.

  If your skin is not getting the sufficient amount of water,

  1. Your skin will turn dry, tight and flaky.
  2. Dry skin is less resilience and is more prone to wrinkling.

Anyway drinking water is not the only way to keep your skin hydrated. You must have to put it on your skin.

Fact is that drinking water will reach all the other organs before it reaches the skin. So, it’s important to apply water to our skin and keep it there – this will show a visible difference in hydration as well as prevent wrinkles.

Step.3.Keep your  bowel habit regular

Keep your bowel habit regular. This will help fight against acne this is kind of advice you will frequently get from your dermatologist whenever you seek medical help related to skin problem.

As the regular bowel movement is important to remove waste products from the body, so constipation is likely to retain unwanted products inside your body.

On the other hand, diarrhea leads to loss of nutrients that can also impact skin badly. For example it can cause zinc deficiency leading to atopic dermatitis. Vitamin C deficiency can break the skin. These are few examples of how bowel irregularities can affect your skin alon with affecting other systems of the body.

So keep your gut healthy to maintain normal health of your skin.

And how to do that? Nutrition and hydration, regular exercise all are important to keep your bowel clear.

If the normal measures are not working for you get consult with a specialist like gastroenterologist.

Step.4 Do regular exercise

As we all know exercise improves blood circulation, it causes the following benefits

a) Blood circulation, can help to deliver oxygen and nutrients to the skin which keeps the skin healthy.

b) It promotes collagen production, and

c) Exercise promotes new skin cells which keeps the skin glowing. This is very helpful for anti-aging.

Beauty benefits of regular exercise on your skin is something undeniable. It will not only tone up your muscle but also increases your skin tone.

Step.5. Know your skin types

Before putting anything on your skin –be it cleanser, toner, serum, moisturizer-you must have to know your skin type.

The most important step in caring for your skin comes in understanding your specific skin type.

Taking the time to learn your skin’s specific needs will help you to choose the right options that will balance skin resulting in a healthier and more radiant.

The three main skin types are commonly referred to as Oily, Normal/Combination and Dry.

You can recognize your skin types at home by one of the two simple methods

First method

Cleanse your face thoroughly with a mild cleanser and gently pat dry. Don’t put anything on it.

Look at your cheeks, chin, nose and forehead after 30 minutes for any shine.

Wait for another 30 minutes to decide your skin types.

Dry skin type – If your skin feels tight.

Normal/combination type – If you see noticeable shine on your nose and forehead.

Oily skin type – If there is shine cheeks, forehead and nose.

Second method

This method needs a blotting sheet.

Take a blotting paper and gently pat on different areas on your face.

Now see how much oil is visible in the sheet.

Dry skin – If the sheet picked up little to no oil.

Normal/combination If it reveals oil from the forehead and nose areas,.

Oily skin –if the blotting paper is saturated with oil.

So by following these easy method first know the skin types then select your skin care products appropriate for your skin.

Step.6.Clean your skin each and everyday

Clean your skin each and every day, especially after coming from outside. Not only from outside you can also get dirt on your skin from daily indoor activities like cooking, cleaning and of course after using make-up.

 Cleaning regularly in an appropriate way will remove dirt as well as dead cell from the skin. This simple step is essential to rejuvenate your skin.

Wide range of products are available for this purpose like soap, cleanser, facewash, face scrub homemade as well as chemical based-both are fine.

We will provide you details information related this topic on our site.

Step.7.Use natural ingredients

Nature has provided us with numerous powerful ingredients all around us which are much more powerful than the chemical products we are putting our skin each day.

The most expensive chemical products do also contain extract from these powerful natural ingredients.

So putting them directly on your skin is kind of blessing of nature to your skin.

Among the very useful natural ingredients wild turmeric, manisha, licorice to name a few and various types of clay like green clay, pink clay, bentonite clay as well as muds like Multani muds are worth mentioning. All these ingredients have enormous beneficial effects on your skin when applied regularly.

You can use them as face or bodypack at least 3-4 days per week. Just after few days of using you will amazed to see the result.

You will find a separate posts related to this on our site.

Step.8.Use skin care products free of harmful chemicals

Most beauty products contain toxic and potentially harmful ingredients in them.

These chemicals are mostly added to increase the shelf-life of the beauty care products or to make their smell attractive.

Skincare specialists are now researching and they have compiled a list of the harmful ingredients that are present in beauty and skincare products.

Parabens, Phthalates, Fragrance, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) and/or Sodium LaurethSulfate (SLES), Retinyl palmitate and Retinol, Lead, Triclosan, Oxybenzone, Formaldehyde are the examples of these substances that have been proved to be harmful for our skin.

Most skincare products have them as an almost mandatory part of their ingredients.

So try to use organic and natural alternatives which are available. We cannot avoid them totally as they have become the essential part of our daily lives. But we can limit their use and avoid their worst impacts. Try to use them as little as possible

Step.9. Use toner, serum, moisturizer-step by step

After proper cleaning, tone  your skin first with an appropriate toner.

It will maintain pH balance of your skin. This balance is essential for getting youthful skin.

30 minute later put a serum properly selected for your skin types.

15 to 30 minutes later put a moisturizer. This will complete your care.

Step.10. Use sunscreen

Please never skip sunscreen!

Why???

Because it protects your skin against UV radiation resulting from sun exposure.

This radiation can damage your skin in so many ways like it can produce dark spots, wrinkle and can enhance ageing process.

Also it can cause skin cancer.

So use sunscreen at least 30 minutes before going outside.

And reapply every 2 hourly.

Your sunscreen must have the following properties:-

1. At least 30 SPF (sun protective factor), 2. Water resistant and 3. Works across a broad UVA/UVB spectrum.

In Conclusion

Don’t get bored to read this post! Though it takes much of your time but I can assure you that following these basic steps will not cost much extra time in your daily very busy schedule.

Actually following these easy to follow steps will be very much rewarding for your overall skin health.

It will help you get the type of skin that every beauty loving people dreamt of.

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