The battle in keeping our skin, hair, and nails healthy is never ending. Having a sagging and rough skin, spots on your face and a dry face itself, nails that are brittle, we’re so sure that these things affect your self-esteem and these may also be your greatest insecurities. Of course, everyone loves to be confident on how he or she looks.
But, before you head to the nearest supermarket to buy the new product advertised on the television and before you rub that moisturizer that you bought yesterday into your face, stop right there. Kindly take a look at this easy yet efficient list for you to change your usual routine (which apparently are wrong beliefs) to enhance your natural beauty.
Put on your moisturizer right away after drying your face
It is important for you to know that moisturizers don’t bring back moisture to your skin, we’re sorry, but that’s a hoax. What it does is it entraps water in your face and skin by stopping it from evaporating. As what the American Academy of Dermatology says, you should apply the moisturizer within three minutes after you wash your face.
Here’s another thing that you need to know: Drinking a lot of water is not enough to moisturize your skin and face. We cannot deny the fact that the water you take will be distributed to several organs first before it reaches your skin.
Sleep on your back
What creates dark circles and makes our eyes puffy is when we bury our faces in our pillows especially when we sleep on our stomach and when we sleep on our side.
If you think the problem is within your beds or sofa beds at home, it would be best for you to replace them into mattresses that are firmer than what you currently have. What you have to do is to get yourself used to sleep with your back laid on the bed and raise your head using your pillows.
Have at least seven hours of sleep
There are people whose skin becomes yellowish, and their eyes become puffy when they don’t get enough sleep.
A study conducted by the University Hospitals Case Medical Center says that those who don’t acquire enough hours of sleep are proven to be prone to some skin issues and their skin age faster than normal (up to fifty percent quicker than those who get an adequate amount of sleep).
Those who don’t get enough amount of sleep are also more likely prone to fine lines, uneven skin pigmentation, an increase of moisture loss and slower sunburn recovery.
Your daily activities affect the health of your skin, nails and your hair. That is why it is pretty important that we should be mindful of our day-to-day tasks. You, getting enough sleep is one of the essentials. By getting an adequate amount of sleep, all of your organs revitalize and energize. Beauty rest is indeed real.
Do you have any other suggestions that you would like us to hear? We would be glad to hear from you. Share it in our comment box!
Rachel Minahan is an interior designer, blogger, and editor by profession. She is also an active advocate of sleep and holistic health and wellness. If she’s not on her desk, she’s out in the sun playing with her pet ferret, Goliath.
Leigh Harwood says
Take you’re face moisturizer into the bathroom with you and once you’ve showered, pat you’re face dry and immediately apply the lotion while the skin is still warm. You’re skin will drink up the moisture right away. Apply the lotion within a minute of getting out the shower. The sooner the better because you’re skin dries very quickly and will return to its normal temperature. Get the sucker while it’s vulnerable!
Also, AVOID anything with fragrance on you’re skin. You’re face and neck are very delicate areas and fragrance is generally considered to be the number 1 cause of skin irritation. Look for fragrance-free or unscented products. This will greatly help in itself.
Thanks for the suggestion.
Bettina Furler says
Surprising skin care tips indeed! Personally, I was not aware that sleeping on our stomach and side position can create dark circles and cause puffy eyes as sleeping on my stomach is my favorite. I think I should practice sleeping on my back to prevent myself from having more dark circles & puffy eyes as well. Anyways, the bottom line here is that in order to have a healthy skin, we should practice living a healthy lifestyle – a good balanced diet, exercise, and adequate sleep.
Sanaa Waleed says
Some great tips indeed! Skin reflects your inner body health and in order to have a healthy skin one should take a healthy diet with full nutrition. Taking a proper sleep it is of utmost importance. Choosing the right moisturizer according the weather and skin condition should be on priority. Drinking upto 7-8 glasses of water daily is good for hydrating your skin. You can also opt for some fruit juices. One should never sleep on stomach, it’s always better to sleep like folding your legs like babies in womb.