Using the skin care products available here on BeautyMNL is just one step towards healthy, flawless skin. Here are some things that you should also do to keep your skin in tip-top shape:
1. Follow a proper diet. Your skin’s condition only reflects what goes on inside your body. So make sure that you’re eating the right food and drinking enough water. After all, if you’re dehydrated, you’ll end up with dry skin. Meanwhile, not eating enough fruits and vegetables will result in vitamin deficiencies. Those vitamins are vital for repairing any damage that your skin may have accrued throughout the day.
- Shave the right way. While we’ve come a long way from using shaving blades to get unwanted hair off, that doesn’t mean you should throw caution to the wind when using a razor. Even with their ubiquitous lotion strips, razors for women can still cause bumps, cuts, or even ingrown hair.
Hence, if you’re planning to shave, make sure to wash up first to remove any dirt or dead skin that can get in your razor. Then apply shaving lotion or gel and run the razor in the direction of hair growth, not against it. Wash again afterwards and pat dry.
Minimize fragrances. Strong scents can trigger allergic reactions, especially for those with sensitive skin. These allergic reactions can manifest in redness and other forms of irritation. So when getting skin care products, opt for those with mild or no fragrance.
Apply sun protection. Yes, sunscreen is not just for trips to the beach—it’s a must for our tropical weather, especially if you’re going to be outdoors for extended periods of time. Make sure to wear sunblock not only to protect against sunburn, but also to prevent dry skin, wrinkles, and/or age spots.
Get enough sleep. Sleep is your body’s time to repair itself. So make sure you get enough shut-eye every night—seven to eight hours should suffice.