6 Ways to Support Beautiful Skin

November 30, 2022

Gorgeous skin is something most people hope to maintain, but it takes more than luck to make it happen. Prevention really is one of the best approaches when it comes to keeping your skin looking its best. You can support a beautiful complexion by making smart choices and building healthy habits. These tips can help you start off on the right foot.

1. Use Sunscreen Everyday

One of the fastest and easiest ways to dehydrate and damage your skin is to expose it to too much sunlight. Sunshine is great for your body because it can help balance your mood and assist your body with vitamin D production. However, it isn’t great for your skin in large doses. It’s important that you use sunscreen on a daily basis, not just when you’re headed to the beach.

Harmful UVA and UVB rays can still affect your skin on sunny days, even while you’re indoors. Riding in a car or sitting near a window will expose your skin to sunlight. Too much of it can lead to dryness, wrinkles, dark spots, and loss of elasticity. To limit exposure, lather up your face, neck, chest, and hands every day with a minimum SPF of 30.

2. Maintain a Good Skincare Routine

There are things you should do every single day to care for your skin. If you don’t know how to start a skincare routine today, don’t worry. You can begin simply and work your way towards building a regimen that suits your unique skin type and needs. The two main essentials are cleansing and moisturizing. Wash your face twice a day and follow up with a moisturizer every time you cleanse. From here, you can add a variety of techniques and products based on your goals.

3. Remove Your Makeup at Night

This step is simple but plenty of people skip it, putting their skin at risk for all sorts of problems. Even non-comedogenic makeup can clog your pores and lead to acne and breakouts if it’s left on for too long. It can also lead to irritation, signs of aging, and inflammation, and can even cause your skin to develop sensitivities to certain products over time.

To avoid this, always remove your makeup before you go to bed at night. Routine facewashes should do the trick, but you may need to use makeup removers to deal with waterproof products or anything around your eyes. Not only will it keep your skin clean, but it will also keep your bed linens fresh as well.

4. Take a Hands-Off Approach

If you repeatedly touch your face, you could be causing all sorts of unnecessary issues. Your hands come into contact with numerous germy surfaces throughout the day. Even if you wash your hands often, touching your face spreads bacteria to both the surfaces and openings. This means you’re more likely to develop pimples and blackheads.

It’s also beneficial to keep your hands away from your face when breakouts strike. Popping pimples tends to make matters worse, as it leads to more inflammation and the spread of bacteria to other pores. It can also lead to scarring. Use topical treatments instead.

5. See a Dermatologist Routinely

Most people can benefit from seeing a dermatologist at least once every few years. They can perform important screenings to help you detect potential issues with your skin. They can also help you choose the right products and methods for your skin type, and can teach you how to deal with chronic skin issues, including sensitivity, acne, and dry patches. People with a history of serious skin problems or fair skin should see a dermatologist once a year.

6. Drink Plenty of Water

Water is considered an essential nutrient because your body cannot produce what it needs; it has to consume it instead. Not only should you drink enough water to support a healthy body, but you should drink it to support beautiful skin as well. Dehydration is one of the main causes of an unsightly complexion. It can make your skin look dull and drab.

Ironically, not drinking enough water can also be the underlying cause of excessive pimples and breakouts. When your skin is dry, your body tries to compensate by producing more oil to keep it hydrated. This often results in more clogged pores, leading to zits. Make sure you’re consuming enough water based on your needs to minimize dry, dull, or acne-ridden skin.

Beautiful skin is possible with the right approach. Be consistent with good skincare and make choices that support a gorgeous complexion so you can better enjoy the skin you’re in.

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Andi Perullo de Ledesma

I am Andi Perullo de Ledesma, a Chinese Medicine Doctor and Travel Photojournalist in Charlotte, NC. I am also wife to Lucas and mother to Joaquín. Follow us as we explore life and the world one beautiful adventure at a time.

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