Coming Up With a Simple Beauty Routine
We all want to look our best. But at the same time, many of us don’t have a proper beauty routine in place in order to be able to achieve this. If you don’t have a beauty routine in your life yet, now is the time to start developing one. The key to success is taking care of your body. Here are a few steps that you might want to take to get the ball rolling in the right direction!
Take Care of Your Hair
Let’s start out with your hair. Everyone has different hair, so everyone’s going to need a different routine. Some people have straight hair, some people have kinky or coily hair. What’s important is that you get to know your hair type, do your research online and find the best products and techniques to take care of it. In general, you should wash and condition your hair. How often will depend on your lifestyle as well as your hair type. You may also want to look into hair steamer benefits. Where possible, avoid using heated equipment, such as straightening irons and curling tongs, on your hair. This can cause damage that is difficult to repair.
Get to Know Your Skin Type
The first step that anyone should take when it comes to creating a great skincare routine is to identify your skin type. All of us have completely different skin types and each will require different care and a slightly different routine. So, getting to know yours will allow you to cleanse, tone and moisturize your skin as best possible, keeping it healthy and helping it to look great. The four main categories of skin types are normal skin, dry skin, oily skin, and combination skin.
- Normal skin – this is generally considered the most desirable type of skin. It is balanced and you will find that it is neither too oily nor too dry.
- Dry skin – dry skin type produces lower levels of sebum than normal skin, making it often have a rough or dull texture. Your skin may feel tight at times if you have dry skin.
- Oily skin – this skin type is essentially the opposite of dry skin. If you have oily skin, your skin produces too much sebum. You may find that you have visible pores and your skin may often have a greasy appearance.
- Combination skin – combination skin is quite common. It is a bit of a mixture of all of the different skin types listed above. Different areas of your face will have different types – some may be normal, some areas may be dry, some may be oily.
Once you know your skin type, do some research and find the best face wash, toner and moisturizer for your skin.
This sounds straightforward, but all too many people don’t drink enough water on a daily basis. But this is essential for healthy skin! Believe it or not, roughly 60% of the adult human body is water. You really do need to keep these levels topped up – for the sake of your overall health and wellbeing and for your appearance too! Now, you may be wondering how exactly water can benefit your beauty routine. But put simply, dehydration can cause all sorts of problems with how your body functions. If you are dehydrated, your skin can be significantly impacted – particularly the skin on your face. Dehydration can cause your skin to become dry, tight and flaky. This could result in further problems for those with particularly sensitive skin, such as skin inflammation which may provoke other skin conditions like psoriasis, eczema and transepidermal water loss. The good news is that staying hydrated is easy. The following steps will help you to keep things on track:
- Drink water – you should drink eight glasses of water each and every day. Sure, this may seem basic, but so few people actually do this. You may need to make some lifestyle changes to make this possible. Carry a water bottle to sip from. Switch any cups of tea, coffee, fizzy drinks or juices for pure water.
- Eat hydrating foods – foods like tomatoes, melon, berries, celery and cucumber all have a high water content and can make all the difference when it comes to keeping you hydrated.
- Use a quality moisturizer – finding a quality moisturizer can also help to keep your skin hydrated. Find a sensitive one for your face and another for your entire body.
These are just a few suggestions, but each could make all the difference to your beauty routine. Why not give them a try? You have nothing to lose!