1) Dance and dance till you get that glow
Dancing is a good form of exercise and even a better form of making your skin glow! Any form of exercise makes you sweat and that in turn makes you glow. Also exercising improves blood circulation and detoxifies your skin cells.
2) Skin sheds and renews itself naturally
We shed 30,000 to 40,000 skin cells every minute of a day. That's a lot of shedding. Our skin renews itself after every 28 days by replacing the dead skin cells with the new ones. Taking good care of the skin is important to keep this process going.
3) Exfoliating Leaves Skin Smooth
If your skin is feeling rough, try exfoliating. When you exfoliate your skin, you work to even out the surface of the skin by welcoming new cells underneath. Exfoliate regularly — say once a week or so — to combat the dead, complexion-dulling skin cells that give your skin a tired look.
4) Excessive caffeine should be avoided
Excessive caffeine can lead to premature wrinkles. Plus, caffeine increases stress hormones that raise the amount of oil secreted by your sebaceous glands which leads to acne. Therefore, you must cut back on caffeine to prevent long-term skin damage.
5) Sleep position can affect your skin
We know how getting less sleep can affect our skin but did you know that sleeping position can also affect our skin? When you sleep on your stomach, pushing your face into the pillow, it doesn’t allow the skin follicles to breathe, causing clogged pores, acne, and lines. Therefore, the ideal position to sleep would be on your back or maintaining a 20 to 30-degree angle with the pillow.
6) Wear sunscreen even when you are indoors
Sun rays are of 2 types- UVA and UVB. UVB rays do not pass through the window but UVA does which causes wrinkles. So it is recommended to use sunscreen even indoors.
7) External factors play a major role in skin ageing
Many people attribute their skin ageing to genetics. It may or may not be the reason. Sun exposure can account for almost 90 percent of premature aging and other factors such as pollution and smoking can factor into how quickly your skin ages.
8) Second-Hand Smoke does no good to your skin
We already know that smoking wreaks havoc on our skin. But did you know that second-hand smoke is also terrible for your skin? Though you may not be lighting up, if you’re around second-hand smoke, it can speed up the aging process and can result in sagging skin.
9) Your skin type can change
If you have had oily skin and noticing a change in combination skin, don’t worry it is normal. Hormonal imbalance, climate change, and age can make your skin go from one type to another.
10) Your skin has different levels of thickness
Your eyelids have the thinnest skin while the palms and soles of your feet are the thickest. Therefore, taking extra care of the areas around your eyes is vital. Even if you are in your 20’s, taking preventative measures is advisable for a healthy and beautiful looking skin.
11) Ageing starts in your 20’s
Generally, when we talk about ageing, we associate it with the age group 40 to 50 but when it comes to skin, it’s a different case. Once you hit 25 your collagen levels can start to slowly deplete which might result in the appearance of sagging skin and the onset of fine lines. Antioxidants such as Vitamin C can help maintain young, healthy-looking skin.
12) Your Skin is Naturally (A Little) Acidic
Your skin has a 5.5 pH level; this acid is essential for your skin to remain healthy and glowing. But using too many acidic products can lead to skin irritation, while using too many alkaline products can cause redness. Hence it is important to study your skin and use pH-balanced products.
13) Touching your skin leads to breakout
We know that touching skin with dirty hands is not advisable (especially near eyes) but picking and popping that pimple and breakouts on the skin pushes more dirt, filth, and bacteria deep into the skin. Bacteria underneath the skin leads to more unwanted breakouts.