Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Tips For Good Skin

Believe me I'm not an expert on skin or anything, ok so I'm not selling this well already.... but I thought I'd share some tips on healthy skin, just in case anyone has any skin issues or wants some information. You may have heard or read these all before but.. well there's no but really, you probably have. 

Tip 1: KNOW YOUR SKIN TYPE - There are different skin types and the problem I used to have is not knowing what my skin type was so I'd use everything under the sun and wonder why there was no change. The five listed skin types are - oily
                                                                                                                     - normal 
                                                                                                                     - sensitive
                                                                                                                     - dry 
                                                                                                                     -  combination skin
Once you know your skin type, you'll know the products you should use and how to treat it better; this does make quite a bit of difference. 

Tip 2: GET ENOUGH SLEEP - I never really used to believe this tip, thought the people who were telling me just wanted me to be unconscious for longer, but they're not lying. Enough sleep is important for your body so it can repair itself, and your skin, from any damage caused during the day. The body produces more proteins whilst asleep which are "the cell's building blocks. Enhanced protein production ensures proper rejuvenation and revamping of the tissues and cells- which in turn provides vital regeneration and repair to the skin" (Wellbeing.com) 

Tip 3: CLEANSE SKIN DAILY- Here's another one I didn't take seriously, thought it was another way for shops to make money. I mean it is in the sense that me exchanging cleanser for money is profiting them, but it's good for me too. I've recently started cleansing (I use Tea Tree cleanser if anyone is wondering), and you can literally see the dirt come off your face when you do it for the first time. I have noticed my skin looks more fresh after cleansing, and I feel cleaner knowing what I've removed so it's worth a try, especially if you have oily skin. 


Tip 4: DRINK WATER- Just do it. It is good for you. It's good for your skin, it's good for your body, it's good when you want to lose weight. By drinking water you are flushing out the toxins in your body. So do it. Please 


Tip 5: EXERCISE- Yep, I went there....A good ol' workout does wonders, increased blood flow and circulation which is great for your skin. It also boosts your metabolism which again aids weight loss. By exercise, you don't necessarily have to run 10 marathons, or swim the English channel daily, it can just be walking a bit more, running up the stairs a few times a day, small things make a big difference 


Tip 6: REDUCE STRESS LEVELS- I laughed a bit when I heard this. Purely because it's easier said than done. Stress shows. It really does, so if there's any negativity in your life that can be removed, whether it be toxic people, jobs etc, try to eradicate it. Obviously if you're a student and have exams/coursework (like myself), that's a stress that will go once you've finished everything, so for now, imagine making a big pile of your coursework/books/handouts, getting out a match, and setting them all on fire. That should help. 


Tip 7: MOISTURISE- Pretty self explanatory, especially during winter where the skin is exposed to harsher weather conditions. Avoid it drying up by moisturising. 

Tip 8: REMOVE MAKE-UP BEFORE BED- Your skin needs time to breathe, and keeping make-up on during that time is going to have a negative affect on that process. "Our body temperature rises as we sleep, hence opening the pores, so when make-up is left on, it could seep down the pores making them clogged and then break out" (Dr Dennis Gross) 


Tip 9: MAINTAIN A HEALTHY DIET- EAT FRUIT AND VEGETABLES- What goes on inside, shows outside, enough said. 


Tip 10: PROTECT YOUR SKIN FROM THE SUN- Not going to lie, I don't use sunscreen unless I'm going abroad, but just because I don't do it, doesn't mean you shouldn't. 


Boy, if I spent as much effort on my dissertation as I did writing this post, I would be a very happy bunny! 

If you have any other tips, write them in the comment section, I would love to read them <3 

12 comments:

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  2. That's a really useful post, thank you for taking the time to put it together :)
    I especially agree with #10, sun can have disastrous effects on the skin if we don't use protection!

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    1. Awww thanks love... You're definitely right about number 10 being important, people don't realise the damage they may be doing to their skin because it's not visible straight away. I'm glad this was of use to you <3

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  4. wow good simple tips! thanks :)

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