As the summer season is approaching, you will need to take good care of your skin in order to keep it beautiful and glowing. You don’t need to spend a huge amount of money on beauty products or treatments; just keeping a few handful tips in mind will help you achieve beautiful and glowing skin. Here are 5 cost-effective tips to achieve beautiful and healthy skin.
Drink plenty of water every day
It is very important to drink plenty of water every day in order to keep your skin hydrated. Drinking plenty of water not only helps you keep your skin hydrated, but it also helps your body to flush out the toxins from the body through the excretory system. Not drinking enough water will cause the toxins to build up in the body and escape through the skin pores, which in turn can cause various skin problems. Drinking water is also very effective in eliminating sunken eyes and dark circles under the eyes.
Clean your face regularly
Remember to clean your face every morning and before going to bed. Before applying a facial cleanser, wash your hands with a good antibacterial soap. Soak a towel with warm water and wet your face with it, it will help open up the pores in your skin. Never use a bar of soap to clean your face as they can dry out your skin, use a good quality facial cleanser. Pour a small amount of facial cleanser in your hands and rub your hands together until you get a lather and then rub it on your face. Apply the cleanser and massage your face with it, pay particular attention to the areas such as the forehead, the nose and around the mouth and chin. Use clean and lukewarm water to rinse. Use a soft and clean towel to pat your face dry.
Maintain a healthy, nutritious and balanced diet
The food that we eat also greatly impacts the way our skin looks. Maintaining a healthy, nutritious and balanced diet is as equally important as taking the outward care of your skin. The healthier the food you consume, the better your skin will look. On the other hand, consuming a lot of unhealthy and junk food will leave your skin dry, pale, scaly or oily. Eat foods that contain a higher amount of antioxidants such as strawberries, blueberries, and plums; foods rich in antioxidants help maintain the strength and elasticity of the skin. Vitamin A also plays a major role in keeping the skin healthy; therefore it is also important to eat foods rich in Vitamin A such as low-fat dairy products. Low-fat dairy products such as yoghurt contain good amounts of Vitamin A as well beneficial bacteria that help maintain a healthy gut and ultimately a healthy skin.
Use a good quality skin toner
Besides washing your face every day, it is also important to use a good quality skin toner. Most Skin toners come in two varieties; moisturizers, and astringents. Based on your skin type choose the right type of skin toner. Traditional toners that contain moisturizers will soothe your skin while the astringents will help tighten the skin and the pores and remove oil. You can easily tell the difference between moisturizers and astringents, as astringents contain alcohol while moisturizers don’t.
Moisturize your skin regularly
Moisturizers help you hydrate your skin from the outside. They are not helpful in lifting your eyelids or reversing wrinkles, but moisturizing regularly will help slow down further skin damage. Moisturizing every day will prevent your skin from drying out, especially during winters when the humidity is low. Apply a good moisturizing cream or lotion two or three times a day. Look for an oil-free moisturizer if your skin is oily.
Always remember that it is not necessary to resort to expensive skin creams or skin treatments in order to achieve beautiful and glowing skin. The same results as that from expensive skin creams and skin treatments can also be easily obtained without spending a fortune by keeping a few basic skin care tips in mind. In addition to that, expensive skin creams and skin treatments don’t always produce desired results and may even have other side effects.