Some of you might think that skin-care routines are for women. If you are into business like me, fetching million dollar deals are worth the time spend than doing your own facial cleansing and routine checkup. But don’t ever forget that your first impression always lasts longer in your customers’ head than you would expect. Good looking, nice, clean facial skin may prove to be your ultimate prerequisite in striking your negotiation deal. Here are some of the do’s and don’ts in getting the perfect skin.
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Physically fit people look good and feel good. Exercise improves internal circulation to bring oxygen and nutrients to the skin. This makes the skin firmer and better nourished, as well as slows down aging. Regular exercise also helps improve your appearance, prolongs your life, builds self-confidence, and reshapes your figure. Your improved circulation will help to calm the nerves and promote a more revitalizing sleep. Move more, feel younger, and look better!
2. Clean Your Face
Clean your face every day with a cleanser, toner and moisturizer. There are literally hundreds of different brands and makes to choose from, but always use products suitable for your skin type, whether it is oily or dry. Have a good consultation from the skincare expert to determine the best suitable type of product for your skin.
3. Drink Water
A major cause of skin winkles is water loss from the skin. Water hydrates the skin, keeping it moist, soft and supple. Drink at least 6 to 8 glasses of water a day. If you are like me, bring a small bottle of water in your briefcase so you can always have water to drink whenever you go.
4. Get Adequate Rest
Lack of sleep makes your skin look dry and dull, and your eyes puffy. When we don’t get enough sleep or rest, we feel tired and listless. We need an average of 8 hours of sleep every night, but many of us clock in only 5 to 6 hours. The effects of inadequate sleep will start to show as you age.
5. Eat Healthy
Keep your vitamin up by eating at least 5 portions of fruits or vegetables daily. If you are not getting enough vitamins from food, take multivitamin supplements. Stay away from fatty foods, as they will make your skin greasy.
Smoking restricts blood flow to and from the skin, and adds to toxin levels. It also robs the skin of its vitality and potential for being smooth and attractive. People who smoke tend to have pallid complexion and skin that wrinkles prematurely.
Don’t drink too much alcohol. Alcohol can dehydrate the skin and impede circulation. This depletes the skin’s moisture content and interrupts the flow of vitamins and minerals needed for a healthy complexion.
3. Stress Out
Stress is bad for your physical and mental health, and also bad for your skin. It can cause your face to suffer breakouts of pimples, inflammation and make it look sensitive and dull. Relax!
4. Stay In The Sun Too Long
Use a high factor sunscreen with SP15 or higher rating when the sun’s rays are strongest. It’s best to avoid the sun’s rays whenever possible. Don’t overdo sun beds as they can also damage your skin, cause dryness and increase the risk of skin cancer. The safest sun tan is to get a fake one.
5. Sleep With Makeup On
Those who wear make up, remember to always, remove makeup before going to bed because makeup left overnight is a major cause of clogged pores that lead to blackhead formation and pimple breakouts. Clean your face twice after removing makeup – once to remove surface impurities and another time for deep pore cleansing.
6. Use Soap
Never use soap because its harshness upsets the PH balance and removes the natural moisture barrier of your skin. Use a soap-free, acid-balanced cleanser instead. If you like the lathering effect of soap, search for a foaming, lathering cleanser. Lukewarm water is best for cleansing. Water that is too cold or too hot can cause dehydration, irritation and may increase breakouts. Apply a non-astringent toner after cleansing to re-hydrate your skin and to reestablish the PH balance.