Lots of people can spend hours applying their favourite make up (hands up if you’re guilty), testing out different shades of eyeshadow or making that eyeliner perfect. Although you spend so much time focusing on your face, how often do you think about the rest of your skin? Do you take your make up off at the end of the night – and not just with a baby wipe? Do you moisturise your arms and legs or do you just focus on the parts people see the most? It can be easy to forget about protecting your skin when you have a busy schedule. This is why I’ve put together a list of our four important tips for looking after your skin; because let’s face it your skin is the thing people see first when meeting.
Use Sun Cream
The first tip seems obvious and it’s probably something that you’ve been told over and over. Do you listen though? I know I am sometimes guilty of forgetting the SPF in the morning. It is important to apply sun cream often, especially when you are going to be out in direct sunlight. Skin damage can happen when you least expect it and getting into a habit of applying sun cream is a great way to start in getting your skin looking fresh. This tip is not just for anyone who is wanting to make their skin look better, using sun cream is important when it comes to protecting your skin from getting serious illnesses like skin cancer.
Have Ointments Handy
Despite how careful you may think you are, it is very easy to cut or burn yourself when cooking or doing a certain task – for me, it’s always my left hand that bears the brunt. These marks do not look great on your skin and although they go away in time, they may have you feeling self-conscious. When it comes to cuts and burns, you definitely want to make sure that they don’t scar your skin. A top tip for avoiding this is to always have cream or ointment handy to apply. A great way of doing this is to order bulk ointments to ensure that you always have some in your home or with you when you go out.
Make Sure That You Keep Hydrated
The next tip is to stay hydrated all the time to ensure that your skin stays healthy. No, this doesn’t mean having a gin or three with the girls – you need to drink water. It is recommended that you drink 2 litres of water a day to ensure that you stay healthy and hydrated. Your body is about 60% water so make sure that you stay on top of hydrating yourself to keep your skin fresh. The latest trend to make sure you’re drinking enough is the water bottles with markers on for how much you should have drunk by a certain point in the day, they’re a great way to keep you on track.
Be Gentle with Products
The final tip when it comes to keeping your skin healthy is to be gentle when you are applying products. Yes, you should definitely make sure to apply moisturiser to keep your skin healthy but be careful not to use products that are harmful. It can be tempting to scrub really hard when cleansing but it is important that you don’t damage your skin. This goes for the skin all over your body, not just your face!
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