Skin is the largest organ in the human body and one that is often neglected. Sun exposure, improper diet, unhealthy lifestyle, and following a wrong or no skin care routine are the leading causes of skin damage. Your health is reflected in your skin; therefore, when you start taking care of your skin seriously you will also be taking care of your health.
First of all you should make skin care a part of your daily routine, one that is followed religiously. Remember that it is never too late to start a skin care routine. Though you will not see the results in a day or two, over a period of time you will see a healthy and clear skin.
A daily skin care routine will consist of four basic steps. The first step is obviously the cleansing step. You should use a cleanser that is suitable for your skin type. First splash your face with water and then apply a cleanser. Massage it in your skin for at least 30 seconds to boost the blood circulation in your skin. Next rinse your face with clean water.
Next step in your daily skin care routine is applying a toner. Toning helps refresh the skin. It is best to keep cotton wool pads soaked in a bowl of toner in refrigeration. After you have cleansed your face you can pad the skin briskly with the toner. Toning helps stimulate blood circulation.
After toning, the next step would involve applying the right moisturizer. Use a moisturizer that is suitable for your skin type. The correct way of applying a moisturizer involves applying small dots of moisturizer onto your face. Applying upward and outward strokes, gently massage the moisturizer on your face.
Nourishing your skin is the final step in your daily skin care routine. Vitamin A creams and Vitamin E creams are very nourishing for skin as they help relieve dryness and maintain the elasticity of your skin.
For that perfect beauty you need to follow your skin care routine daily. Besides following your skin care you also need to make sure that you eat healthy. You should eat lots of fresh fruits and vegetables as they are great antioxidants. Antioxidants help remove free radicals from your body. Free radicals damage the cells and thereby causing all sorts of problems, including skin damage. Strawberries, blueberries, cranberries, etc. are all high in antioxidants.
For a healthy skin you should avoid smoking and drinking. Both smoking and drinking are the main cause of premature aging. Instead drink lot of water and exercise to stay fit. In a month or so your skin care routine will show positive results thus motivating you further to keep following the routine.