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Your skin goes through a lot everyday. Here are the best practices to make you feel good in your skin and get you through the day!
Keep yourself hydrated and drink fluids
Your body is constantly losing water throughout the day from regular body functions like breathing and sweating! To ensure you stay hydrated, health experts commonly recommend eight 30ml glasses, which equals to about 2 liters daily.
Remember that fluids can also come from hydrating foods that are high in water like fresh or cooked fruits and vegetables. Ideally these should give you 20% of the water you require in a day.
As they say, comfy clothes are always the right style. To maintain skin health, opt for apparels such as activewear which is made of materials that do not trap moisture or oxygen. Such outfits allow skin to breathe freely, keeping your skin oxygen rich and you feeling good. Consequently, you may even see fewer signs of skin aging and dryness!
Limited length of your shower or bath to 10 to 15 minutes
While a long, hot shower might seem like a great way to pamper yourself and relax after a tiring day, over-showering may dehydrate the skin, strip away natural oils of the skins and open up pores, causing moisture to escape. The recommended maximum shower time is about 10 – 15 minutes, which is enough time to cleanse and hydrate the skin without the unpleasant side effects.
Use broad spectrum sunscreens
UV rays emitted by the sun, in excess, can be damaging to skin. Recent studies have also shown that blue light emitted from electronic devices such as your mobile devices and laptops can cause the same effect. Using a broad spectrum sunscreen with Sun Protection Factor (SPF) daily helps to protect skin against these harmful rays and fight against signs of premature ageing, wrinkles and hyperpigmentation.
Manage stress and establish a healthy sleep schedule
Beauty sleep does exist! Following a good sleep routine gives your body enough time to get rejuvenated, improving blood circulation and maintaining healthy skin. Managing your daily stress will also help to ensure you get a good night’s worth of rest and improve the quality of your sleep.