Skin Care Tips



Protect yourself from the sun


Use sunscreen. Use a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of at least 15. When you're outdoors, reapply sunscreen every two hours — or more often if you're swimming or perspiring.


Don't smoke -


Smoking makes your skin look older and contributes to wrinkles. Smoking narrows the tiny blood vessels in the outermost layers of skin, which decreases blood flow. This depletes the skin of oxygen and nutrients that are important to skin health.


Treat your skin gently -


Limit bath time. Hot water and long showers or baths remove oils from your skin.
Avoid strong soaps. Strong soaps and detergents can strip oil from your skin. Instead, choose mild cleansers.
Shave carefully. To protect and lubricate your skin, apply shaving cream, lotion or gel before shaving. For the closest shave, use a clean, sharp razor. Shave in the direction the hair grows, not against it
Moisturize dry skin. If your skin is dry, use a moisturizer that fits your skin type. For daily use, consider a moisturizer that contains SPF.


Eat a healthy diet -


A healthy diet can help you look and feel your best. Eat plenty of fruits, vegetables, whole grains and lean proteins.


Manage stress -


Uncontrolled stress can make your skin more sensitive and trigger acne breakouts and other skin problems. To encourage healthy skin — and a healthy state of mind — take steps to manage your stress.


Best foods for healthy skin :


»   Carrots, apricots, and other yellow and orange fruits and vegetables
»   Spinach and other green leafy vegetables
»   Tomatoes
»   Blueberries
»   Beans, peas and lentils
»   Salmon, mackerel and other fatty fish
»   Nuts


Tired of breakouts? Here are a few easy remedies that will help you get rid of acne :


»   Dip a clean cotton swab in fresh lemon juice and apply it to the pimples before going to bed.
»   Dip a clean cotton swab in honey, put it directly on the affected area and leave it on for half an hour. Wash the skin well with lukewarm water.