- Cleanse: The general prescribed routine is to was your face twice daily; in the mornings and evenings. The exception is when you have dry skin, washing your face more than once will strip away the skin's natural oils and moisture. The harshness of the cleanser also has an effect in terms of the skin's moisture being stripped off, so a milder cleanser would be the way to go.
- Apply sunscreen: Quite often we take for granted the benefits of applying sunscreen during winter. Both UVA and CUB rays have similar effects on the skin such as causing ageing, pigmentation, sunburn and skin reddening. Opt for a sunscreen with a minimum of SPF 30 to ensure maximum protection.
- Exercise: You have probably heard this many times before, but the added blood circulation and an increase in heart rate will give your skin that overall natural glow you are aiming for.
- Omega 3 Fatty Acids: Stocking up on Omega 4 fatty acids would be ideal as they have been proven to provide skin elasticity which prevents the premature build up of wrinkles.
- Sleep: Sleep, as a student, often seems like a faraway reality with all the studying and due dates of assignments. Squeeze in atleast 6-8 hours of sleep into your busy schedule and your skin will thank you for it. An adequate amount Of sleep reduces the rate of ageing and an outbreak of acne.
- Keep Hydrated: Drinking plenty of water helps cleanse your system and flush out toxins. If you are not a fan of drinking water why not substitute that with water based foods such as fruits and vegetables. Alternatively, add some flavour to your water by adding ginger(fresh) and freshly squeezed lemon juice.
- Lastly, use the right moisturizer for your skin type. There's a wide range of moisturizers that cater for all skin types; from dry, normal to combination, as well as oily skin. Choose wisely.
Guide to Beautiful Skin
There are certain daily routines that women with gorgeous, healthy, glowing skin follow. Here's a guide to combat dry, flaky, or somehow over excessive oily skin.