Eid’s come and gone, and things are finally beginning to settle down. While transitioning back into your old routine can certainly be tasking all on its own, this change of pace can also take a toll on your skin. Not to mention, the days of fasting during Ramadan and partying during Eid may have made it difficult for you to give your skin the nourishment and care it needs.
It’s time to devote yourself to healing your skin, and getting back on track with your skincare routine.
Hydrate to your heart’s content
We’ve had it ingrained into our brains that staying hydrated is the key to better skin, and it’s true because when your skin doesn’t get enough water, it becomes dry, tight and flaky. This dryness makes it more prone to wrinkling and reduces resilience.
However all the water you drink doesn’t directly go to rejuvenating your skin cells, and while we’ve always heard that you should have eight glasses of water a day, there is no fixed amount. The best way to ensure you stay hydrated is by listening to what your body has to say, drink when you are thirsty and make sure you’re drinking enough. Have a glass of water, or two, first thing in the morning, before anything else. Meet your hydration quota by eating your water and no, that’s not grammatical error. Eat fruits and vegetables high in water content such as apples, oranges, tomatoes and cucumbers and it’ll leave your skin more nourished.
Cleanse away your worries
This is the foundation for healthy, clear skin. The best way to start a day is to start it fresh, and the same applies for your skin. Clear up your canvass before laying on the artwork in your morning prep routine and avoid the buildup of gunk and clogging of pores after an exhausting day by incorporating this into your nightly routine.
Treat yourself with to skin massage
Stress is horrible for your skin, and massaging it not only reduces your stress levels but also improves your circulation, which helps even out skin tone for better complexion.
Moisturiser makes everything better
Since all the water you drink doesn’t end up helping your skin directly, moisturising it is a surefire way to get the soft and supple skin you’ve been longing for. Moisturiser is a skincare essential and one part of your routine you should never skip. Key ingredients you need to look out for when choosing your skin’s new best friend are stearic acid, emollient acids and cholesterol.
This is also the fastest way to cure serious skin dehydration, and it goes a long way in improving the overall feel and look of dry skin.
Tone it up
Investing in a skin toner can be your best idea yet, while being consistent with its use is a close second. In addition to the toning product of your choice, carry a simple rose water spray in your purse for an instant refresher throughout the day. It makes your skin smell clean and fresh, giving you a perfect midday boost.
Portion control isn’t only for food
Your skincare routine can be as elaborate as you want it to be. As you incorporate exfoliation and facemasks into the mix, you’re definitely on the right track. However, in addition to applying all the right products, you have to make sure you’re using them in the right amounts. Using too much or not enough would just mean that you’re putting in all the effort and still not getting the best results.