Everyone has an opinion on how to take care of your skin. Do this! Do that! The lists are endless. There’s a traditional potion for getting rid of blisters, folklore for keeping your complexion, your mom’s weird beauty regime that she swears works and perhaps you’ve also discovered what to do in times of a breakout. What is often neglected is what not to do to keep your skin radiant. Without knowing this, you could be working against yourself. So let’s get right into it.
Don’t pop those zits (or those of others)
You can probably relate to the torment of looking in the mirror and seeing that protruding bright milky-yellow zit on your face. At times, it brings along friends and the yucky torment watches you, daring you to pop it. Don’t – we repeat – don’t pop that zit as it may cause unsightly blemishes.
Don’t sleep with makeup on your face
It’s like brushing your teeth; at times you think, what harm can come from one night without brushing my teeth? Then before you know it, cavities. Likewise, sleeping with makeup after a night out seems harmless, but the reality is that it blocks your pores and can lead to skin breakouts.
Don’t forget to apply sunscreen
Sunscreen lowers the risk of skin cancer. It also helps with anti-ageing. Spending a lot of time in the sun without adequate sun protection can lead to your skin ageing so much faster. Wrinkles may also seem more prominent on such skin. So just apply sunscreen, daily.
Don’t forget to drink enough water
Look at a dried up prune compared to a fresh, plump prune. It’s clear that being dehydrated lowers the moisture levels. Just by drinking sufficient water, your skin may be less flaky, radiant and revived. This one tip is great for health and fitness as well as to enhance your mental fitness.
Student life has a lot of requirements and having great skin can do its bit to boost your confidence. The next time you’re looking at tips for staying healthy this summer, don’t forget to include some budgeting for skin loving regiments. Take care of your skin peeps.