Skin care isn’t just about products! 8 lifestyle habits you MUST adopt

The weather is changing and you need to be more careful with your skin. Follow these skin care tips suggested by a dermatologist.

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With these tips, keep your skin healthy. Image courtesy: Shutterstock
Aayushi Gupta Published on: 14 March 2022, 19:10 pm IST
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When it comes to skincare, we often give in to the misconception that adding different or more skin care products will help our skin to stay healthy. Turns out, it can be a bit risky for your skin health.

Dr Kiran Lohia, a Dermatologist, General Physician and Cosmetologist, addressed this via an Instagram post. “Skin care isn’t all about which products to buy and how to use them. A major part of our skin care ‘routine’ is our lifestyle habits!”

The expert also suggests a few tips for a daily skincare routine. Also because Holi is also around the corner, these tips can help you prepare your skin for the celebration, keeping skin issues at bay this Holi.

Try these everyday skin care tips and see the difference yourself:

1. Moisturize your skin

For healthy and acne-free skin, apply oil-free moisturizing cream on your face. Moisturizer creates a protective barrier on your skin and prevents the skin from the harsh effect of the environment which can make your skin dry and dull.

2. Limit sugar intake

A high sugar diet can make your skin prone to acne and other skin complications. So, limiting the sugar you may be able to decrease the amount of insulin and as a result oil and acne production will also decrease. What’s more? Eating less sugar also reduces the inflammation of the skin.

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Sugar can negatively impact your health. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

3. Limit bath time

Spending a long time in the shower can result in acne, dry and itchy skin. Due to the dryness, your skin will allow bacteria to enter through cracked skin, leading to skin infections. So, limit your shower time to 10-15 minutes and bathe with lukewarm water to prevent dryness.

4. Shave carefully

Shaving more and often is bad for your skin. So shave less frequently and carefully. Before shaving, always wet your skin and apply cream or gel. Then shave in the direction of hair growth. Rinse the razor after each swipe of the razor. Apply moisturizer once you’re done.

5. Consult a dermatologist regularly

Whenever you have a skin problem that is not getting better, always consult your dermatologist. Moreover, consult a dermatologist regularly for better skin health.

6. Manage stress levels

Even if you’re following a healthy skin care regime and maintaining proper hydration, stress can ruin all your efforts. Stress increases the chemical production, making your skin more sensitive and reactive. So try to bring down your stress levels.

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Get rid of stress for better health. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

7. Exfoliate regularly

Exfoliating should be a part of your skin care routine. Exfoliation helps remove dead skin cells, germs and bacteria. Plus, it is a good way to keep skin soft and hydrated. But do not over exfoliate otherwise it can damage the barrier layer of the skin.

8. Less is more, use products as indicated

When it comes to skin, more isn’t always better. In fact, use few ingredients and use as they indicated.

So ladies, follow these tips and will experience changes in your skin!

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