Did you know that the skincare market is bigger than ever? The global skincare industry topped $120 billion this year.
On the bright side, millennials are becoming more and more aware of the importance of skincare. Here are five things you should start doing for your skin to prevent damage – don’t wait!
1. Maintain a moderate routine
Never go overboard with your skincare routine because there can be too much of a good thing. According to experts, steam facials and over-exfoliation are really unhealthy for the skin.
Albeit well-meant, these treatments can cause capillaries to bust and skin to become overly sensitive. Over-exfoliating strips the skin of indispensable oils.
2. Don’t Spend Too Much Time In The Sun
This seems pretty obvious, but it isn’t to many people. Any form of prolonged UV exposure is harmful.
Celebrity facialists say tanning can be just as harmful as smoking.
Overexposure to UV rays can make skin wrinkle and age faster (and cause skin cancer). If you have no choice, make sure you wear LOTS of sunscreen.
3. Take Short, Cool Showers
Long, hot showers are terrible for the skin. They’re one of the best things in winter, but the hot water washes off the skin’s natural oils, making it dry and flaky.
Extreme temperatures can destroy the delicate balance in your skin, stressing it out and making it sensitive. This means broken capillaries, cellular damage, and irritated skin.
Excess heat strips away the outer layer of skin tissue, causing itchiness and inflammation. Cool showers are always better.
4. Take Your Makeup Off Before Bed
Forgetting to take your makeup off before you go to bed is very bad for the skin according to experts. It causes both premature aging and pore clogging.
Makeup is nothing but a skin mask, so if you neglect to take it off, you’re preventing the skin from breathing and recovering from the huge volumes of debris you are literally faced with on a daily basis, like bacteria, pollution, and ordinary dirt that makes its way onto your face.
Take your makeup off, cleanse and moisturize the skin before hitting the sack.
5. Ignore Pimples
Your grandma always told you not to touch your zits. And she was right.
Picking pimples causes hefty scars that could have been avoided. Experts say people should start to think of pimples and zits as big, ugly sacks of dirt, oil, and bacteria – exactly what they are.
This way they’ll come to realize that by popping them, they run the risk of that dirt and oil spurting out and causing ten more pimples to form nearby.
6. Remember – Skin Is Not Just Dealing With The Outside
Don’t forget clear skin is as much within as it is without. Take care of your nutrition – eat a lot of fruit and veggies, drink a lot of water, and go for lean meat like chicken and turkey instead of beef and pork.
Fish is a great source of vitamins that go directly to the skin.