Living in metropolitan Jakarta does take a toll on the skin. With the tropical heat and pollution in every corner, extra care is needed to maintain the health of the skin. But that’s not to say that achieving glowing skin is impossible. With just these simple lifestyle changes, you can have healthy, glowing skin.
Check out the simple tips to achieve glowing skin:
Use Moisturizer After Cleaning Your Face
This is one of the lifestyle changes that may seem trivial, but in fact is crucial. For those who routinely use skincare and undergo treatment, you are on the right path. But if you never get glowing skin despite all that you went through, then perhaps something is wrong.
One such instance is waiting too long to put moisturizer on the face after cleansing your face. After washing your face, it is recommended that you immediately put moisturizer or else the moisture will evaporate.
Not only on facial skin, bathing too long can also remove natural oils on the skin. Combat the dryness by using body lotion or body butter soon after you wipe your body with a towel.
Stress Level Control
Stress is something inescapable for many people in this modern world. Whether it’s school, work or home problems, everyone is prone to stress. Not only affecting your mental health, but stress can affect your skin. Research from Stanford University has found that during the exam time, students who felt stressed had more severe acne than those who were less stressed or stressed.
The reason is thought to be because stress increases the body’s production of hormones like cortisol, which can make skin oilier and decrease its ability to fight acne-causing bacteria.
Pay Attention to Indoor Sun Exposure
Despite some people’s penchant for tanned skin, it’s common knowledge that the sun’s rays are not good for the skin. Dermatologists would therefore suggest to put on sun protection creams and run for cover when the sun is out. But the sun’s rays penetrate the windows at home or office, causing wrinkles and spots on the skin. The same applies to car windows.
Sun damage is considered trivial, that many people don’t realize it can cause cancer when the skin is left alone without protection. A study has found that rates of skin cancer are higher on the left side of the face and upper body than on the right. This is because that side is more open when you drive.
In addition to skin cancer, many people also have more wrinkles and sun damage on the left side of their face. Therefore, never forget to use sunscreen!
Finally, you can get glowing skin if you regularly and diligently exfoliate the skin. As we age, skin cells change more slowly than in our 20s. So, without the help of scrubs or peels, dead skin cells can accumulate on the face, clogging pores. Whatever skincare you use won’t work properly, and skin becomes duller.
So, how often should you exfoliate your face? Depends on skin type. If you have dry and sensitive skin, it is recommended to exfoliate your face 1 to 2 times a week. If you have oily or combination skin, try to exfoliate 2 to 3 times a week.
Which tip are you interested in trying? Do you have other tips? Share your experience and opinion on the comments section below!