When you are in your 20s, you may love trying to learn new skills and trends. But it is also the best time to start your beauty care regimen to avoid skin breakouts like acne. Teenage years help you discover skin suppleness and hair shine. But as you step into your early 30s, your original health and glow show aging signs.
Work and lifestyle stress impede your beauty goals. You need to educate yourself on the right beauty and health tips to prevent external harm to your face and tresses. Here are some solid skincare tips that will make a difference without costing you a fortune.
1. Wash Your Hands Frequently.
Your soft and feminine hands may love to sport that stylish gel nail varnish. But your hands may come in direct contact with invisible bacteria sitting on doorknobs and keyboards. The same hands touching your face may spread bacteria to your skin and cause a host of skin problems.
Do an alcohol hand-rub before touching your face, even if you have been sitting all day indoors. Avoid touching your face frequently after your morning face rituals to minimize infection.
2. Face Rinse With Cold Water.
Washing your face with ice water is an old trick of many celebrities. Rinsing your face with cold water rejuvenates and awakens your skin. It also depuffs and brightens your face, reduces puffiness, tightens your skin, and calms skin inflammation because of overbearing heat and humid weather.
When washing your face, avoid using boiling water as it may strip your face of moisture and cause dehydration, acne, and other skin ailments. In winters, use lukewarm water for face wash and pat your face with a skin-loving moisturizer to restore the shine.
3. Go for a Regular Face Massage.
Tiring work schedules most often lead to puffy eyes and dry skin. Stock up on eye cream for an under-eye massage; it stimulates blood circulation and works to minimize fine lines, and reduces irritation. Move from the inner corners of your eyes to the outer bend to massage your eye area.
Use your hands to get a complete and regular facial massage. It stimulates your skin collagen and activates skincare. It also strengthens your facial muscles and boosts blood circulation. Put fresh cucumber slices on your eyes to get freshness and hydration.
4. Make Mineral Sunscreen A Daily Habit.
Rope in a mineral-based SPF for your daily skincare. Ultraviolet radiation is carcinogenic, and the UV rays can speed up skin aging and changes in skin tone. That’s why a mineral-based sunscreen with active ingredients like zinc oxide or titanium oxide and SPF of 30 or higher is your morning skincare must. Reapply it every 2 to 3 hours, when you are outside. If you are a WFH employee, apply sunscreen after every 5-6 hours.
Apply a mineral sunscreen on your face before moisturization and makeup. Start with a pea-sized amount and rub it on your face well.
5. Meditate Every Day.
Meditation is mindfulness. It betters your health and your looks without gym activity. Daily meditation practice fights stress hormones in your body. Oxygen levels and a sense of calm increase in your body and help you fight depression, anxiety, and restlessness. It also makes you feel more rested and efficiently handles your day.
Meditation also makes you feel more beautiful by helping you experience a profound calm from within. Twenty minutes of meditation makes you find deep rest and rejuvenates you to every pore. Meditation is also a good way to get off your post-pandemic heebie-jeebies.
6. Change your Pillow Covers.
Keeping your pillows clean is a top health and beauty secret. Pillowcases are a breeding ground of dirt, oil, harmful bacteria from your hair. Put new pillow covers once a week to reduce skin breakouts and acne.
Invest in silk pillowcases to keep your hair from penetrating your skin and keep wrinkles at bay. It will also make your hair look shinier than before and create natural happiness from the surrounding environment.
7. Spend A Few Days Without Makeup.
Walking through the city with no makeup is a fear of most working women. The modern-day craze is hiding skin flaws and flaunting beautiful skin. However, if you are a WFH worker after the pandemic, put on your natural look to help you combat the post-makeup side effects on the skin.
Dab a sunscreen for your virtual meetings. Adopt promising home remedies like milk and aloe vera to get clearer and healthier skin.
It’s hard to look in the mirror and not aspire for the skin and hair of the great celebrities you admire. Set yourself attainable and comfortable beauty goals. Keep drinking plenty of water in a day and eat natural fruits and vegetables and dry fruits to make your skin blossoming fresh.
Think positive, smile more often, go for nature walks, and exercise regularly to maintain the right fitness and form. Aspire to make yourself look beautiful from within.