Skin Care

It’s Not All About Us Girls When It Comes To Cleanse, Tone and Moisturise! Think About Men Too!

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Majority of people might think that skin-care routines are just for us girls, well think again! Think in business terms, first impressions are always remembered longer in your clients head than you would expect. A good looking guy with nice clean facial skin may prove to be in your favour by striking your business deal. Here are some of the do’s and don’ts in getting the perfect skin. These apply to men and women.

Here’s the Do’s

Exercise! Physically fit people look good and more importantly feel good. We all know that if we feel good, we’re more confident in our appearance and even the way we come across to other people. Exercise improves blood circulation to bring oxygen and nutrients to the skin. This makes skin firmer, slows down the aging process and is better nourished. Regular exercise also helps improve your appearance, extends your life, builds your self-confidence and of course you’ll gain a better figure. Your improved blood circulation will help to calm the nerves and promote a more energising sleep. Move more, feel younger, and look better! I’m not saying go to the gym 7 days a week, even if you take up walking, this is exercising!

Use beauty products. Get in the routine of cleansing your face daily with cleanser, toner and moisturiser. There are lots of products to choose from, even if you don’t have the time to go into town to shop, the supermarkets sell beauty care. Make sure you buy the products that suit your skin type so if you have dry skin, ensure that the products you buy are for dry skin. The same applies with sensitive and oily skin.

Drink plenty of water. Winkles are mainly caused by loss of water from the skin. By drinking water, this hydrates your skin, keeping it moist, soft and supple. Try to drink at least 6 to 8 glasses of water daily.

Rest as much as possible. Lack of sleep makes your skin look lifeless, dry and dull. Your eyes will become puffy and you’ll get dark circles underneath your eyes. When we don’t get enough sleep, we become tired and restless. It’s said that we need an average of 8 hours of sleep every night. Many of us have only 5 to 6 hours.

Try to eat healthy. If you can, keep your vitamins up by eating fruit or vegetables daily. If you can eat both fruit and vegetable daily, great! If you are not getting enough vitamins from food, you can take multivitamin supplements. These are available in any high street or supermarket but read the package beforehand and if you need advice, ask. Stay away from junk fatty foods, as they will make your skin oily.

Here are the DON’T!

Don’t smoke. I know it’s easy for me to say being a non-smoker but have the will power! Smoking limits blood flow to and from the skin. It also deprives the skin of its energy and potential for being smooth and attractive.

Don’t drink too much alcohol. We all like to enjoy ourselves and have a drink or two now and again so try to limit your intake. Alcohol can dehydrate the skin and obstruct circulation. This reduces the skin’s moisture content and disturbs the flow of vitamins and minerals needed for a healthy complexion.

Don’t stress out. When you feel like you’re about to stress out, take a few deep breaths. Stress is really bad for your skin. You may not feel any different inside but it but it’s more internal than you think. It affects both inside and out. It can cause your face to suffer breakouts of pimples, swelling and make it look sensitive and dull. Remember deep breath!

Don’t purposely go out in the sun and bake. Use high factor sunblock SP15 or higher rating when the sun is strong. It’s best to avoid the sun’s rays if possible. A big no go is sun beds as they can also damage your skin, cause dryness and increase the risk of skin cancer. If you need a tan, go fake!

If you are female, always remove makeup before going to bed. I know this is sometimes a chore to do but if makeup is left on overnight is a major cause of blocked pores that lead to blackhead formation and pimple breakouts. Try to cleanse twice after removing makeup, this is to ensure you have all your makeup off and to cleanse your face to get rid of any dirt. It takes me so long to get ready for bed!

Warm water is best for cleansing, not too hot nor cold. Water that is too cold or too hot can cause dehydration, irritation and may increase breakouts. Apply a toner after cleansing to rehydrate your skin then don’t forget to add a moisturiser!


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