We all dream of getting better, healthier, and clearer skin. Regardless of whether you’re blessed with a relatively clear skin or you are suffering from skin problems (such as eczema and acne), you will still seek ways to make it better.
The good news is: improving the condition of your skin doesn’t have to be difficult! Various skincare products already help us in making our skin as smooth and supple as it could be. It is also encouraged to pick up healthy habits to maintain our youthful glow and hydrated skin – such as drinking enough water and getting a good night’s rest.
In improving your skin care for 2018, here are some other things to keep in mind:
1. Avoid using excessively foamy facial washes
By avoiding the use of excessively foamy facial washes, you are giving your skin the effective yet gentle cleansing it deserves. Check the labels of these products and look for its sodium laureth sulfate content, and if it is considerably one of the top-ranked ingredients, you are better off not using that particular facial wash.
2. Practice proper make-up removal
Soap and water aren’t enough in getting rid of all the excess product build up in your face. Keep in mind that proper make-up removal is one part of skin cleansing, and it is encouraged to properly cleanse your face at the end of a long day to avoid irritation and possible breakouts. To do this, use a micellar water cleanser before you wash your face – double cleansing as easy as ABC!
3. Use a sunscreen and day moisturizer
With Singapore’s humid weather and scorching heat, our skin is prone to dehydration and damage during prolonged exposure under the sun. To give your skin the protection it needs, look for dermatologist-approved sunscreens and day moisturizers. You can browse online for reviews and possible suggestions. Consider this as the bare minimum when it comes to improving your skin.
4. Get a good night’s sleep
Staying up all night watching movies or spending time on a hobby is considerably damaging on your skin’s condition. It is important to get a full 8 hours sleep at the end of a long day because your body’s repair mechanisms rejuvenate your skin while you’re dozing off. If you are sleep-deprived, however, you are putting your body under more stress – which may cause acne breakouts and other related skin problems.
5. Visit a dermatologist
If possible, pamper your skin by booking a session with a dermatologist for a laser treatment or chemical peel. These services effectively rejuvenate your skin, making it look more radiant and youthful. Consult your dermatologist about the assessment of your skin’s condition, too! This will greatly help you in improving your skincare routine.