It’s easy for your skin, especially the more delicate and often dry skin on your face, to become tired-looking. The skin is your body’s largest but most exposed organ, so it’s important to take care of it. Refresh, strengthen, and soften with these simple tips, from remembering sun protection to trying a homemade facial.
1. Don’t skimp on strawberries
Along with other fruits and vegetables like broccoli, sweet potatoes and oranges, strawberries are a great source of vitamin C. This helps produce collagen, plumping the skin and ensuring that blemishes heal smoothly. They’re also high in folic acid, which is vital for cell regeneration, helping keep your skin smooth and soft.
2. Keep hydrated
Drinking 8 to 10 glasses of water a day will help hydrate your body from the inside out and ensure you maintain a healthy glow. It can also be beneficial to have a good amount of humidity in the air around you, so if you really suffer from itchy, dry skin on the face, it may be worth investing in a humidifier.
A good moisturizer will provide a protective barrier between you and the elements, sealing in moisture. It will also replenish your skin’s natural oils and moisture, helping to smooth and soften your skin. If you have naturally dry skin on the face, apply moisturizer twice a day after cleansing. If you suffer from problem dry patches, learn more on how to treat them here.
4. Protect against sun damage
Too much sun can lead to dry, rough skin, as it breaks down the collagen and elasticity of your skin. Protect against UV rays by investing in a moisturizer that contains SPF, and remember to apply sunscreen with a high SPF in the summer. The skin on your lips is especially delicate, so use a lip balm with SPF to protect them. Even on cloudy days the sun can still get through, so be sure to re-apply every morning.
5. Make your own facial
Made from ingredients you’ll find easily in your kitchen, this recipe will moisturize your skin and help reduce dryness. Just mix one tbsp of honey with one egg yolk. Apply to your face, leave for ten minutes and rinse. The honey will help your skin to retain moisture and the egg whites will help tighten your pores, giving your skin a smoother appearance.