Within the beauty industry and on social media, there’s so much emphasis on purchasing products. In fact, so much so there’s a name for it — beauty hauls — which basically means showing off one’s shopping spree of recently purchased products. Actually, you don’t always need expensive skin products, Taking care of the skin is one of the daily routines for women. So, we give you tips to take care of your skin without any products involved!
Limit Your Time In The Sun
An estimated 90 percent of skin aging is caused by the sun, specifically for folks with lighter skin, and not to mention the even scarier risk of skin cancer. Considering that’s a pretty huge number, it’s best to limit your sun exposure or seek shade when hanging out. Don’t forget to protect your eyes where you can’t apply sunscreen too!
Sleep On A Silk Or Satin Pillowcase
While you can’t rub a wrinkle into your skin, you can cause them while sleeping! If you’re a side sleeper, you can be smooshing your face into your pillow, putting friction between the skin and fabric. This creates creases which can result in wrinkles since we sleep for a prolonged period of time. But if you sleep on a silk pillowcase, the fabric allows your skin to “slip,” minimizing the chance of creating wrinkles. It’s also great for preventing frizzy hair!
Drink Water Regularly
While drinking water doesn’t directly hydrate the skin it does help all of the body systems function better. It aids the liver in eliminating toxins from the body, reduces puffiness, helps with kidney function (which in turn helps dark circles appear lighter), and may even help skin conditions like psoriasis and eczema.
Opting Out Of Sugar
Sometimes the skin takes a while to catch up to how we felt or what we ate last week. If your energy source is primarily added sugar and refined carbohydrates, you might start seeing the effects of that on your skin. After all, too much of one thing strains the body and skin. Too much exfoliating acids may strip your skin’s protective barrier, just like too much sugar may cause a surge in insulin, and inflammation.
Shower and Wash Your Face With Lukewarm Water (Not Hot!)
Sebum (oil) in our skin has a wax-like consistency and using hot water to wash our face or shower with essentially “melts” the oil stripping the skin of much-needed moisture. Lukewarm is best because it allows our oils to warm up a bit allowing a proper cleanse without completely stripping it. Keep at massaging your skin for a full minute to make the most out of your cleanser!
Last but not least, we produce a large amount of human growth hormone while we sleep which helps to repair the damage we encounter on a daily basis. So, sleep well every night. Sleep also increases the sleep hormone melatonin which acts as an antioxidant to fight fine lines, wrinkles, and skin cancer.