Winters can be really harsh on your skin. It strips off your natural moisture and often leaves you feeling parched and itchy. Ah…and who likes that feeling. The skincare industry can be a bit overwhelming but that is why I am here to help you. Every day, there are literally thousands of products flooding in the market. That is where the dilemma sets in. It can be hard to determine which product or technique you really need.
Skincare doesn’t involve any hard or fast rule. Everyone has different skin types, genes, lifestyles, and skin tones. There is no unique formula or size that fits it all. But there are certain things you can do to make sure that your skin remains healthy.
Start by getting to know your skin type. You must be aware of your skin’s natural balance and if misinformed, you might end up with inflammation, breakouts, and even premature aging. That is the most common mistake that we do. We use products without understanding our skin and compromise its natural balance. Also, make sure that you don’t apply too much. Yes, moisturizer is good for your skin’s health but if you apply too much, you may end up blocking the pores of your skin. Also, it’ll be a waste of your money and product as your skin can only absorb so much.
Yes, the puffs that you take during your lunch breaks contribute to wrinkles and can make you look older. We all know smoking is hazardous for health but it actually depletes the oxygen and nutrients in the skin also which are quite important for the skin’s health. Even the expressions or facial movement that happens when smoking like pursuing lips when inhaling and squinting eyes to keep the smoke out can contribute to wrinkles.
One of the most important things that are essential for your overall health is a balanced diet. Start having good quality food and by that, I mean fresh green vegetables, whole grains, fruits, and lean proteins. But alas! Those fast food joints won’t let you. You can’t keep your hands off the hamburgers and expect your skin to glow like a streetlight on a moonless night. Many studies have shown that a rich diet with all the essential nutrients and proteins can promote younger-looking skin. So, if you really are conscious to have good skin, you should start controlling what goes into your stomach. Also, don’t forget to keep yourself hydrated. Water can be the best medicine. Drink as much as you can.
Who all likes to binge-watch Netflix till the Sun comes out? I will stress this as much as I can that sleep is one of the most essential things that you need to make sure your skin remains healthy. Where is that time, when sleeping was a luxury? Today, we stay up late and wake up early in the morning without giving your body proper sleep and rest. To encourage healthy skin, you must make a proper schedule and give your body a 7 to 8-hour sleep. Yes, that acne that you have can bid adieu if your body gets the necessary rest.
One of the most common skin problems during winters is dryness. That damning thing. Yes, hydrating your skin is key. Even if you have oily skin, keeping it hydrated is everything. Make sure that you are moisturizing at least a couple of times in the day. Pair that up with some facial mist and nighttime serum. Also, check out ingredients that will help you hydrate like glycerin, peptides, ceramides, and hyaluronic acid.
Do you know what that “C” stands for? It’s for the glow that it gives. This rich antioxidant will protect your skin against environmental stressors that causes aging. So, get yourself vitamin C products to keep your skin nourished these winters. It also promotes the syntheses of elastin and collagen (the fibers that give elasticity and strength to the skin). So, it not just keeps the dull skin at bay but also works as an added protection to your skin.
Medical Marijuana Skin Products
Medical marijuana is now legal in more than 33 states in the country. So if you live in a state that has legalized medical marijuana, approach medical marijuana doctors and get yourself a recommendation to access these products. They are actually very beneficial. First, let’s clear some things up. The marijuana skincare products that I am talking about are not like the joints you smoke. They are not psychoactive and won’t give you any euphoria but just the medicinal benefits that come with the herb. It is completely legal and legit. Hempseed oil is one of the most common ingredients you’ll find in these products. Try them, they are very good for your skin.
We live in a world where we don’t even have time for ourselves. And some that we manage to get, we must spend it pampering ourselves. If the breakouts seem out of hands, it is best to approach a dermatologist and get a professional opinion. You can avoid that situation with these simple things to manage your skin health more effectively.