7 Tips to Keep Skin Soft and Healthy
Use of natural masks
• Lemon juice. Lemon juice contains enzymes that remove dead skin cells and the citric acid acts as a mild astringent to clean skin and remove excess oil, making it a great cleanser for those with oily skin.
You can apply fresh squeezed lemon juice to your skin and let it sit for ten minutes to help lighten marks and scars left by acne. You can also mix lemon juice with egg whites and leave the mixture on skin for ten minutes for soft, smooth skin.
• Tea tree oil. Tea tree oil has been used for hundreds of years to treat acne and remove scars and stretch marks from skin. You should test the oil on the inside of your wrist or elbow first to see if you are allergic to it.
You can apply a small amount of tea tree oil directly to acne blemishes or scars with a cotton swab every few hours. About an hour before bed, apply some vitamin E oil and tea tree oil together and leave on overnight.
• Papaya. The papaya contains a natural enzyme that helps remove dead skin cells. It is also known for its wound healing and antibacterial properties.
You can mash a few pieces of papaya and apply it to your skin for about ten minutes before rinsing.
• Cucumber. The use of a regular cucumber mask can also help prevent pimples, wrinkles, blackheads and dry skin.
You can mix cucumber with some milk and oats and leave the mixture on the skin for twenty minutes. You can also mix cucumber with milk as a gentle cleanser instead of harsh soaps to keep skin clean and smooth.
Start a daily face-washing routine
• Wash your face with a gentle cleanser every morning and night
• Use moisturizer every morning and night
• Remove your makeup every night
Don’t pick (or pop) your pimples
It’s usually not a good idea to pick your pimples. Picking your pimples can have adverse effects, include:
• Picked zits cause blemishes
• Picked pimples could leave a scar behind (Pimples are temporary, but scars are forever)
Drink plenty of water
Aim to put down 6 to 8 full glasses of water a day, and you’ll notice a difference in your skin. The extra fluid makes it easier for you to flush out toxins and waste.
You might be getting dirt and oil on your face while you’re sleeping without even realizing it. Try these tricks to minimize your risk:
• Change out your pillowcase at least once a week.
• Pillows can’t usually be washed. If you’ve been using the same pillow for a long time, it might be time to get a new one.
• Braid back long hair, and keep bangs or fly-away out of your face with a headband. This way your hair won’t irritate your face while you sleep.
• Make sure you’re getting 7 to 8 hours of quality rest every night.
Don’t wash your face with shampoo or hand soap
Each of those can seriously damage your remarkably thin skin on your face.
Protect Your Skin from the Sunrays
The sun’s ultraviolet rays cause the most damage to our skin, including wrinkles, rough, dry skin and skin cancer. You shouldn’t stay out of the sun from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, when the sun is at its strongest. If you must go out, remember to wear sunscreen. You should also wear clothing that covers your skin.