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How to Build the Best Skincare Routine ?

There are many different factors that determine the health of your skin, such as the weather, the amount of stress you experience, and even what you eat. There is also a plethora of skincare products out there to help. But how do you know what to use? Read on for skincare tips and answers to commonly asked questions.

What foods are good for my skin?

What you eat can directly have an effect on your skin, and you want it to be a good one. Skincare through your diet does not have to be complicated or restricting. Below are key ingredients and nutrients you can add to your diet to improve your skincare:

  • Fish helps nourish your skin because of the oils it contains.
  • Ground flaxseeds (also known as linseeds) have omega-3 fatty acids, which are excellent promoters of healthy skincare.
  • Vitamin A is an essential nutrient in your skincare diet and can be found in dark orange (carrots, sweet potatoes) and dark green (broccoli, spinach, kale) vegetables.
  • Vitamin E helps in the appearance of your skin, and is in hazelnuts and almonds.

How do I prevent facial blemishes?

We have all had that pimple right before prom, a major breakout out on picture day or blackheads seeming to erupt on our face for no reason at all. While there is no real cure against zits and other “imperfections,” you can at least decrease the amount of them through proper skincare. The number one point to follow with skincare is cleansing every day. There is a wide variety of skincare products available for any skin type and preference. Makeup is also a wonderful invention and can protect your dignity, even if you do have the occasional blemish. A good concealer can be your best friend in a time of need. And if you continue to have significant problems, there are always the skincare experts, dermatologists, who can give you oral or topical medications to help with your specific condition.

What is the right skincare process for moisturizing?

When it comes to skincare, moisturizing can be key; and moisturizing the right way can be the difference between healthy, beautiful skin and skin that is the complete opposite. The first thing to remember is to use the right amount. About a nickel-sized dab is enough, any more and you are just wasting money. Next, begin this skincare process by applying the moisturizer in a light, circular massage. Do not rub too hard, especially with oily skin, because it will only stimulate oil glands to produce more. Be particularly gentle around the eyes, using your fourth fingers (the ones next to your pinkies) because they are the weakest; part the cream back and forth, starting at the outer corners and moving inward. The best method of skincare concerning moisturizing is to moisturize twice a day, once in the morning before applying makeup, and again after you wash your face at night.

Why should I cleanse?

Cleansing your face is an essential part of proper skincare because it determines the long-term health of your skin. Cleansing clears away bacteria and dirt to open up pores and exfoliate surface skin cells. But over-cleansing can be detrimental to your skincare as well. Cleansing changes your skin’s balance with the environment by washing away the protective oils that act as barriers to the elements. Excessive or repeated use of skincare products can produce sensitive skin or even increase your chance of breakouts. Using a gentle cleanser twice a day will prevent this.