A popular approach way to glowing skin is through skincare products. But you need to stick with the basics that promise you a natural radiance. The three most well-known habits are eating well, keeping yourself hydrated, and getting enough sleep, but what about the others?
So we’ve come up with a list of ten healthy skin habits, that don’t include eating and sleeping well, cause you’re probably already doing that, right? You could look at each one and see which ones to incorporate into your daily routine to nourish and brighten your skin. Don’t try to tackle all ten at once; start with just one or maybe two!
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10 Good Habits For Healthy and Glowing Skin
1. Just Water Wash
We all understand the importance of cleansing, but is it really necessary in the morning? No, it’s not! The primary purpose of cleansing is to remove dirt and pollutants from the skin, but because we rarely come into contact with dust or pollution while sleeping, there is little reason to use a cleanser. Simply rinsing with lukewarm water is enough. And cleanse only as necessary, such as after a workout or if you have very oily skin in the morning.
2. Air Dry After Morning Rinse
Let your skin air dry after the first-morning rinse. Just doing that will increase the hydration and plumpness of your skin. Although you could let your skin air dry after every wash, but it’s best to do this first thing in the morning since we don’t always have that much time.
3. Get Some Pitera
Rice water is the secret of Japanese and Korean skincare (not anymore!). Pitera, a substance found in fermented rice water, is magical. It makes skin glow and slows down skin aging, speeding up skin healing. It makes skin the softest and brightest it has ever been and lessens blemishes quickly.
On top of that, it excels at multitasking. You could use it to wash your face, spritz it, dilute your powder masks, or even freeze it into ice cubes and it would work miracles.
4. Drink Ginger-Lemon Tea
A happy stomach guarantees mental well-being and gorgeous skin. You should preferably consume this detox drink on an empty stomach, though you may also take half a glass of it after meals to help with digestion. In addition to removing toxins from the body, it also decreases inflammation. And if gastrointestinal problems are the root of your acne, this would be really helpful.
5. Icing The Acne
No one wants to step out with brand-new acne. So for a quick fix, wrap an ice cube in a face towel and press it against the acne for a minute. This will reduce the size of the acne, reduce inflammation and also fade away the redness.
6. Wipe Your Phone
You’ve probably heard people say that our phones are dirtier than public restrooms. So, every time you touch your phone and then put your fingertips on your face—you can probably imagine further.
Wipe your phone down with antibacterial wipes throughout the day (You might need to buy the wipes, but it will be worth it). Also, avoid frequently touching your face with your hands, and make sure to wash your hands before you do.
7. Steam You Face
Your skin goes through a lot with skincare, grime, makeup, and strong sunscreens, and while you may exfoliate, nothing beats steaming your face. Steaming releases any trapped toxins cleanses your skin, and improves blood circulation. More than anything, steaming allows you to relax by soothing your skin.
8. Hair Products Are Bad For Skin
Your hair products are likely to blame if you repeatedly find that your upper forehead and temples are extremely textured, have comedones, or in the worst-case scenario, have severe acne. Hair products are harsher and certainly not meant for your delicate facial skin.
So, it’s best to do your hair before applying makeup or skincare, and then, afterward, to remove any hair product residue from your face that may have gotten on your forehead, scalp, or anywhere else on your face.
9. Icing Towel
This is a perfect solution if you frequently wake up with a puffy face or notice that your skin has swollen after a nap. And if you do it every day, your acne might reduce and your pores will look smaller.
First, soak a towel or a napkin, wring off the excess water, fold it, and put it in the fridge. Take it out after 10 minutes, and then gently put it on your face. You could either leave it that way or slowly apply pressure. After you remove the napkin, all the puffiness will be gone, and your skin will feel fresh and rejuvenated.
10. Blame The Hormones
Your skin can suffer from PCOS, high testosterone levels, and hormonal imbalances while you continue to blame products or a poor diet. So it’s worthwhile to speak with your doctor, get checked out, and find the best treatment for you. This will prevent you from going through a lot of stress, that aggravates already skin issues.
Bonus Tips: Keep It Clean And Dry
All products come with instructions to store them in a secure and dry place. How many of us pay attention to that? Usually, they’re in the bath, occasionally in the fridge, and at times they’re laying on our open shelves, surrounded by grime and who-knows-what contaminants. So let this be a reminder to keep those products in a clean, dry, and enclosed space to avoid contamination and transfer of unwanted bacteria. Do this to keep the contaminants from aggravating your skin condition. Also, Never leave serum or cream tubs Open! Keep them closed when not using and an occasional water rinse for product contains is recommended.
Let us know which of these worked for you!