Beautiful, flawless, and always picture-perfect skin is sadly something that only the few genetically blessed are able to experience. The rest of us, on the other hand, will have to learn to know ourselves and what our skin prefers – as well as what it absolutely does not prefer.
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Luckily, there are a few rules of thumbs when it comes to good skin health that might help you a bit along the way. It won’t guarantee you that dewy look you’ve been looking for, of course, but it’s going to make it a bit easier to prevent disastrous skin when you see it coming.
Here is a handful of things you should know about good skin care so that you can start to feel a bit more comfortable in the skin you’re in.
Change your products according to the seasons
The products you use on your skin during spring and summer won’t necessarily be as good for you when the temperatures drop. Just like you tend to crave warm blankets and bottomless cups of tea during the cold season, your skin is going to crave moisture.
Take a look at the skincare products you have in your cabinet at the moment and consider if a few of them should be allowed to rest until summer is back for good.
Light creams, for example, and cleansing facial cleaners may not be as nourishing as richer products. Try to find some all good face exfoliators if you struggle with oily as well as dry skin, by the way, so that you can clear away dead skin cells without drying out your skin even more.
The most important thing you can do for your skin, after all, is to make sure that the creams you apply are suitable. Remember to use a rich hand and body lotion as well, by the way, and apply it as soon as you’re dry after a shower.
Psoriasis? Eat anti-inflammatory foods
Psoriasis is a common skin condition but this doesn’t make it any less painful. The flare-ups do vary, though, and some people only have it on certain spots on their bodies – while others see their entire body covered in it from time to time.
Luckily, there are a few ways to make sure that the flare-ups are a bit fewer and less intense. Try to steer clear of alcohol the best you can, for example, as well as members of the nightshade family. Have a look at this article on psoriasis symptoms as well, by the way, in case you think you’re about to develop the condition.
Keep the air hydrated
Finally, it’s a good idea to think about the air you’re in now that it’s still rather cold and dry outside. This tends to affect your skin, after all, and it’s typically dry skin that suffers the most. If you struggle a lot with this during the winter months, you should consider investing in an air humidifier at home. That way, your skin and hair will be just a bit happier when you’re resting out after a long day.
Remember to cover your skin up when you’re outside as well, though, and particularly in very sunny or cold weather. That way, you won’t see any premature signs of ageing anytime soon and can focus on making your skin happy and healthy.