Your skin showcases a lot about you, your lifestyle, and your beauty regime. It functions to protect you against outside influences that can cause harm – the sun’s harsh rays, inclement weather, and the ever-present pollution. As your skin protects you, the continuous stress of external influences wears away at your skin barrier, and because of that, it can start to look a little dull and dry, and feel like it needs more moisturisation.
It’s important, then, to establish a revitalising routine for yourself, just to give your skin that extra bit of protection, and to help it maintain the moisture, suppleness and firmness that keeps you looking great and feeling comfortable.
So, here are a few tips on how to establish an effective skin care regime. We’ll also explore 3 top skin care hacks, to ensure your skin stays moisturised and healthy.
How to Get Moisturised Skin
Sometimes over time, your skin’s moisture and suppleness might seem like it’s not where it needs to be. For these days, there are a few techniques you can use to help give your skin a moisture boost, try these skin care tips for moisturised skin.
1. Make Cleansing a Habit
Exfoliating is great for helping rid the skin of dead cells and other dirt and (it’s great for getting your circulation going, too). How much of this you do is down to your skin type: you might need a gentle daily exfoliation, or a full-on dry body brushing session once a week.
Using a moisturising cleanser like the Dove Beauty Bar ensures you are cleansing your skin without stripping it of all its moisture. When working it into your skin, circular motions work best. You can cleanse up to twice a day.
For noticeably healthier skin that looks and feels moisturised, don’t forget to exfoliate. This process does a great job at removing the surface impurities, such as old skin cells, that make the skin seem dull. What’s left is smoother, clearer skin which is visibly brighter and luminous.
Remember though, your skin is unique and may respond to exfoliation in its own way. To be safe, limit exfoliation to once a week.
3. Hydrate and Reach for the SPF
After cleansing and exfoliating your ‘canvas’, it’s time to restore that glow-giving moisture, lock it in, and then protect.
First, moisturise with a product that’s suitable for your skin-type.Our Dove Body Love Range has a variety of products for all skin types. After you moisturise, don’t forget to apply sunscreen for extra protection.
Top 3 Skincare Hacks to Know
Giving your skin that extra hand to help it stay looking and feeling its best, doesn’t have to stop at your skin care routine and the products you use.
There are many effective hacks you can try to reinforce your regime.
What you put into your body, often affects your .skin, so, eating right is vital to maintaining beautiful skin.
Try foods that are high in omega-3 fatty acids, like flax seeds and walnuts – they do wonders for your skin’s moisture-retaining ability.
And then, of course, try reducing your intake of foods that are high in sugar as too much of them can cause your skin to breakout.
Water and the importance of hydration is always on the skin care list. We’re sure you know the drill by now – try and get in at least 8 glasses in a day. It’ll do wonders for the skin.
Many underestimate the power a good night’s sleep has in restoring skin health. But it’s not just about getting in those 8 hours. There are a few extra hacks you can try to get the kind of rest that rejuvenates the skin. And one of the most effective is to change your sheets often to prevent any build-up of dirt and sweat gathering on your skin. Additionally, you can try cotton bedding – the material absorbs the heat from your body during the night and keeps you cool. This material is also breathable.
By combining a good skin care regime with these easy hacks, you can set your skin up to be better prepared against any influences in the day that could look to sap its moisture and glow. All it needs is a little extra help, and it’ll always be a canvas you’re proud to show off.