Here are 5 basic easy skin care tips that I wanted to share with all of you. We all know that there are a loooooooooot of skin care tips and different alternatives that we can use/do to take good care of our skin. Here are the 5 easiest and most important tips that you should do and follow for a healthier and happier skin! :))
1. DRINK LOTS OF WATER!
Water flushes out the toxins out of our body and carries in nutrients. Our system is made up of about 60 % water and everyday, in everything we do, we lose water from our body. So, it's really important to drink water to avoid dehydration and to help keep our body systems healthy. Our skin also gets dehydrated so, to have a healthier and more flawless complexion, never let a day go by without drinking water!
We all know the most popular rule when it comes to drinking water --- DRINK 8 GLASSES OF WATER A DAY! Well, I'm sure most of you (including me) are guilty of not really following this rule. Actually, we should even drink more than 8 glasses of water a day. Anyway, if you, for some reason, usually forgets to take in 8 glasses of water per day, just follow this :
Drink at least 1 glass of water when you wake up in the morning, another glass before every meal, another glass after every meal, and another glass before going to bed.
Don't you notice it that whenever you wake up from a short time of sleeping, your face looks sooooo tired and your skin looks dull and dry? Well, that's because of lack of sleep but it's no doubt that most people are deprived of a good ol' sleep because of their jobs, school, and some other stuff. An average adult needs at least 6-8 hours of sleep. If you can't sleep for that long and just don't have the time for a good long sleep, then I suggest take your power nap during your vacant time! Lack of sleep will affect your brain and your neurons might not function properly!
Just be sure not to oversleep like Sleeping Beauty because I'm sure you will miss out on a lot of things! LOL
3. PROTECT YOURSELF FROM THE SUN!
|Yep, that is me! Hahaha!|
I know how a lot of women (and even men) go gaga during Summer, getting addicted to the beach, tanning, skinny dipping and God-knows-what else (OMG!) but you should all limit your time under the sun. It absolutely brings harm on your skin and body and it is also the main reason for premature aging!
So, if you can't control yourself and you just love to go beach-hopping and if you just simply love being under the sun, at least use a sunblock with no less than SPF 15. Below SPF 15 will just give you low protection from the sun while 15 gives medium protection. Of course, the higher the SPF, the greater the sun protection. Refer to the chart below:
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I, personally, am not a Sun and Summer/beach lover because I just can't stand the heat! It's Summer right now here in the Philippines and I HATE IT! Yesterday (04252012), the temperature in Manila went up to 36.2 degrees Celsius which is the highest temperature reading so far this year! It's really annoying and I was literally irritated by everything yesterday because of the weather. The weather definitely affects my mood! I went to New Era University yesterday to get the result of my admission test and it was really hot but of course, I did not neglect my SPF. ;-)
4. EAT HEALTHY FOODS!
Remember the saying, "You are what you eat."? Well, that's actually true! What you take inside your body actually shows on your outside appearance and even in your personality. When you eat right, you will feel right. When you feel right, you will feel good. When you feel good, you will look good! No! You will look AWESOME! Start eating healthier foods. Remember the Go, Grow, and Glow foods that we all learned during grade school? You might want to consider it! ;-)
5. PAMPER YOUR SKIN!
Give your skin the treatment that it deserves! Always keep in mind the 3 basic steps: 1) Cleanse 2) Tone and 3) Moisturize! There are thousands of beauty/skin care regimen and products around the world that you can use to treat your skin but be sure to consider your skin type to know what is the best way and what are the products that best suit your skin.
Keep in mind that you don't actually need super expensive and famous beauty products. Expensive doesn't mean they're any better. In fact, some of them are actually not good and doesn't match everyone's skin. Some might just result to irritation and allergies so, like what I've said, consider your skin type.
If you don't want to spend money on beauty products that you can buy at different beauty stores and drugstores, there's always your kitchen! Trust me, you'll find different products from your kitchen that are very useful and good for your skin like lemons, eggs, carrots, honey, sugar, milk, etc.
Also, don't forget to give your skin the break that it deserves! Break from what? From makeup application, you silly! :) I am a makeup lover, a makeup junkie, a beauty blogger, and a makeup artist but that doesn't mean that I wear makeup every single day! Let your skin breathe every once in a while. It will make a big difference! :)
That's it! I hope you find these tips helpful! :) Have a healthy and happy skin!
Stay awesome and accomplish your missions! :)