Working on your skin goals can turn into an overwhelming task, especially when you are planning on accomplishing them by the next lap around the sun. But before moving into how you can achieve your skin goals this 2021, it is necessary to acknowledge what skin goals signify for you. We understand that it becomes challenging to set a skin goal after coming across such eye-catching pictures of celeb/influencers or skin gurus. But you know what’s even more difficult? It’s aiming to meet those mountains of unrealistic and unattainable skin goals. Besides, a study presented by the Journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons found that the daily skincare routines can have a significant long-term impact on the overall quality of a person’s complexion. So, let’s strive for realistic skin goals and a healthy mindset.
TIPS AND TRICKS
- Determine your skin type
- Consistent skin care regimen
- Avoid unnecessary stress
- Avoid heavy makeup
- Don’t crash diet
- Remove makeup before sleeping
- Include workout sessions
- Improve sleeping pattern
- Keep yourself hydrated
1. Determine your skin type
Simply pouncing onto skincare products that the celebrities endorse or your friends use, without knowing if it suits your skin is a huge blunder. There’s a high possibility that what works great for them, may cause havoc on your skin. Besides, a study conducted in 2008 explains that picking up the right skin care products would become a piece of cake, once you are well-aware of your skin type.
2. Consistent skin care regimen
A consistent skincare regimen will pace up the journey to achieve your skin goals. However, let’s be honest that you can’t witness results overnight. Hence, develop and customize a skincare regimen for your needs and make sure to follow it religiously.
3. Avoid unnecessary stress
Stress has a tendency to make your face lines appear more prominent. A recent study has shown that an increase in stress levels leads to an increase in the cortisol in the body which is known to cause skin dryness and fine lines. Long story short, it makes you appear older than you are. Apart from this, an increase in stress may also result in the development of acne, redness and inflammation. As a consequence, we would advise you to regulate your stress levels in order to obtain healthy and radiant skin.
4. Avoid heavy makeup
While makeup can make you look gorgeous, it can also damage your delicate skin. A recent article has found that the preservatives, fragrances, allergens etc present in makeup products are likely the main reason behind the sudden appearance of breakouts and blotchiness. Aside from this, makeup tends to cover the pores of your skin. The more you apply, the harder it becomes for your skin to breathe. Hence, it is necessary to allow your skin to breathe by avoiding regular heavy makeup application.
5. Don’t crash diet
The old saying “you are what you eat” not only applies to your body’s health but also your skin’s health. Your skin is one of the largest organs of the body that performs a lot of functions like regulating your body temperature, eliminating toxins and much more. So if you are fixated on following an extreme diet plan, chances are that your skin is suffering the most. According to studies, a crash diet tends to make your skin appear loose and sagging. Hence, understand the importance of healthy food and inculcate meals that are enriched with proteins, vitamins, anti-oxidants to upgrade your skin health.
6. Remove makeup before sleeping
Have you ever committed the sin of crashing into your bed at night with makeup still on your face? If so, we hope you will stop committing this blunder after learning its harmful effects on your skin. When you sleep with a face full of foundation or primer, it tends to get mixed with any dirt or oil that has built up on your skin throughout the day. This leads to clogged pores; which makes your skin break out. However, not just that, the makeup settles into your creases and fine lines overnight, making your skin appear dull. It defeats the entire purpose of wearing makeup, doesn’t it? So, don’t let laziness and ignorance hinder you from removing your makeup before sleeping.
7. Sweat more, glow more
Did you know that working up a good sweat is equivalent to getting a mini-facial? Rewards of exercising your body and breaking out a sweat extend beyond slimming or muscle building. Research suggests that exercise makes your skin produce more natural oils, helping it look healthy and nourished. Furthermore, a good workout helps your body to stimulate the production of collagen, thereby providing you with a firm and supple skin. So, what are you waiting for? Lace-up your sneakers and break some sweat!
8. Eight hours of beauty sleep
Taking proper sleep is one of the best things you can do for your skin. Your skin makes new collagen while healing itself from any damage due to pollution or harmful UV rays. Not taking proper sleep can lead your skin to develop fine lines, dark circles, puffiness around your eyes etc. So, try to regulate your sleeping cycle and push your sleeping time to a minimum of 8 hours daily.
9. Hydration is the key
Keeping yourself hydrated is a must if the quest is to achieve your skin goals. Water is known to be the magic fluid that prolongs the youthful appearance of your skin. It maintains the optimal temperature of the body that helps to keep your skin moist and nourished. It also hydrates the tissues of your skin which delays any signs of ageing like wrinkles, fine lines etc. Moreover, water flushes out any toxins produced while also carrying nutrients to the cells. Hence, make sure to consume at least 7 to 8 glasses of water each day.
Overwhelming your skin and yourself with numerous skin care products and tips will only do damage. Which is why taking baby steps while following these skin care tips is advised. But, let’s be honest, at the end of the day, it’s all about consistency, correct & complete knowledge, feeling happy and being confident in your skin. So, let’s thrive to be confident-selves this year – from your skin to your self-esteem.
Believe it when the dermatologists say, “Sunscreen is crucial to protect your skin”. The UVA and UVB rays in sunlight obstruct how your skin grows, repairs and eventually appears. It destroys the connective tissues of your skin, which causes it to lose elasticity, thus leading to fine lines, wrinkles and sagging. Apart from that, protecting your skin from UV rays is the best way to prevent your skin from sun damage. Top experts recommend inculcating the habit of slathering a broad-spectrum sunscreen to protect your skin against harsh UVA and UVB rays of the sun.