The basics of skin care

Your skin is the largest organ of your body. Sounds pretty impressive right? That is why taking care of your skin is very important. But how exactly should you do that? To help you out, we have made a list of the most important tips for a healthy skin!

1. You are what you eat
Maybe you heard it before. You are what you eat. And to a certain extent, this is certainly true for your skin. If you eat a lot of unhealthy things, it shows on your skin. It is better to skip food that contains a lot of unhealthy fats and sugars. Instead, eat berries, nuts, dark green vegetables, and healthy fats. Ginger and garlic will also make your skin happy!

2. Body care

Your skin is more than just your face. That is why it is very important that you also take care of the rest of your skin. A lot of people tend to forget to hydrate their bodies as well. You can do this by drinking enough water (and we are talking about a minimum of 1 liter per day!) And applying nourishing lotions and creams on your body. Another tip to save your skin from dryness is perhaps less fun, but very effective: shower with lukewarm water instead of hot water. Hot water basically draws moisture from your skin and can cause tight skin.

3. Protection

No matter how tempting it is to spend hours relaxing in the sun, this is quite a dangerous activity. Sunlight consists of 3 types of rays: UV-A, UV-B and UV-C. Fortunately, UV-C radiation is blocked by our atmosphere. Unfortunately, UV-A and UV-B rays are not blocked. These can cause serious damage to the skin. This is why it is very important to properly protect your skin against the harmful effects of the sun. It is best to use a good sunscreen that also offers UVA and UVB protection, and to reapply this regularly. Another tip is to use sunscreen for the face every day. This helps prevent early aging of your.

4. Cleaning

Especially when you wear makeup, cleaning your skin is one of the most important steps to keep your skin healthy. When cleaning your skin, it is important that you do not use products with soap or alcohol.

These two ingredients can dry out your skin immensely. Gentle cleaning products are always better for your skin. Products with nurturing oils, micellar water, etc. are preferred!

5. Beauty sleep

Sleeping is good for many things. Also for your skin! Just like you, your skin gets tired. And it shows. That is why it is important that you sleep well, to give your skin the opportunity to rest and recover well. Therefore, try to sleep 8 hours every night to make sure you wake up with a glowy skin!