How To Take Care of Your Skin

When we think “skin care” we often think of expensive products like serums, toners moisturisers. But sometimes the best way to take care of your skin starts with the basics, the things most people don’t discuss. You don’t need to break your bank balance to get healthy and beautiful skin;

Identify your skin type and the type of products to use

Understanding your skin type will help you learn how to take care of your skin and select skin care products that are right for you. Here’s how to identify and understand your skin type:

  • Sensitive skin: May sting or burn after product use
  • Normal skin: Clear and not sensitive
  • Dry skin: Flaky, itchy, or rough
  • Combination skin: Dry in some areas and oily in others
  • Oily: Shiny and greasy

Now that you know and understand your skin type you can start taking the approach of using the right products for you.

Finding a suitable product to wash and moisturise your face

Find yourself a cleanser/facewash that suits your skin type. If you have dry and sensitive skin, a fragrance-free and gentle cleanser is ideal to keep skin hydrated and will not cause irritation. If you have oily skin, a mattifying cleanser would be your best match. It helps to remove the build-up of oil, dirt, and bacteria from your skin.

Another key to glowing skin is not forgetting to moisturise, and not just our delicate faces and necks. The rest of our body, especially our arms and legs, need as much attention.

Wear sunscreen every day to protect your skin

Sun damage is the primary cause of aging skin. Find a suitable SPF and include it as a key step in your skincare routine. Apply it generously to your face and body for protection from the sun’s harmful UV rays.

Adopt a healthy lifestyle

Aside from skin products, improving your overall lifestyle plays a big role in caring for your skin. When you have good skin, you feel beautiful and confident. A healthy lifestyle includes exercising and eating a well-balanced diet – avoiding too much junk food like processed meals and reducing your intake of alcohol. Instead drink more water and add more fruit and vegetables into your diet like spinach, sweet potatoes, apricots, and apples to name a few.

Stress plays a big part too. Make sure you make some time for yourself to unwind and destress.

With consistency and determination, it’s possible to achieve healthy and beautiful skin.

Remember, if you or a friend need advice or help, you can contact me here on Ask Choma, send a Facebook message, a Twitter DM, or a WhatsApp Message (071 172 3657).