Women's Health

Basics for Glowing Skin

Basics for Glowing Skin

Key Takeaways

  • There are quick and simple ways to get healthy, glowing skin.
  • Skin should be washed and moisturized daily. 
  • Protecting skin from the sun is important.

Many of us dread thinking about the long list of activities needed for a healthy and glowing skin including exfoliation, hydration, moisturization, and cleansing. But there are some simple steps by which you can pamper your skin within minutes.

Wash your skin everyday

Cleaning the skin does not require any fancy products, a mild emmollient and moisturizing soap without scents is all that is needed. Cleaning with water and soap is enough to remove the dirt, grime, sweat, pollution, and dead cells that accumulate throughout the day. Daily scrubbing is enough to keep it clean and shining. Washing often may lead to loss of the natural oils in the skin. Deodorant and antibacterial soaps may be very harsh on the skin.

Moisturize your skin

Although our skin already has a protective lubrication, daily hot showers, exposure to sun and cold weather makes it essential to moisturize it every day. One can lock in the moisturizer by just patting the product onto the skin immediately after a shower. The moisturizer also does not need not be fancy one. Simple white petroleum jelly or even hair conditioner can do the job. If the skin is naturally oily, opt for non-comedogenic products which prevent the clogging of the pores in the skin. Remember to have plenty of water to hydrate from inside.

Use sunscreen to protect the skin

Sunscreen is essential for healthy skin whether the weather is cold, sunny, or windy. Snow and water reflects the sun’s rays and on cloudy days we still get exposure to ultraviolet rays. Exposure to UV rays can lead to wrinkles, discoloration, moles, and skin cancer over a period of time. Cover up the exposed skin and apply a layer of sunscreen with SPF greater than 15 with protection against both UVA and UV B.

If you are really struggling to find the time for a detailed skin care regimen, the three steps can be reduced into a skimpy two-step schedule. This includes:

  • Combine washing and moisturization by using a moisturizing soap
  • Combine sunscreen and moisturizer. Opt for a moisturizer with SPF 15 or more.