We Should Be Protecting Our Skin More

Skincare tips for healthy skin:

Seek the shade and always avoid the sun between 11 – 3 when the sun is at its strongest 

Use sunscreen with an SPF of at least 15. 

Eat a healthy diet so you can look and feel your best 

Manage stress levels as stress can trigger acne outbreaks and other skin issues.

Treat your skin gently; daily cleansing and shaving can take its toll on your skin and hormones can cause havoc. Long showers and hot water can remove the oils from your skin. Limit your bath time and use warm water instead of hot.

What effect does pollution have on the skin?

Pollution hurts your skins barrier function by breaking down collagen and the lipids contained within it; it can also cause irritation and rashes. Dirt particles can accumulate on the surface of the skin, which can clog your pores up when they mix with your skin cells and oils.

Drinking plenty of water flushes a lot of toxins out so stay hydrated, best homemade remedy try some water with a slice of lemon.

If you use a face scrub for just a few seconds every day, it helps your skin recover and heals from the ill effects of pollution. There are so many face scrubs on the market, but to save pennies you can do a homemade mask at home, below is a list of some of the ingredients you will need:

Sugar

Honey

Lemon

Mix it all into a paste and leave in the fridge for an hour and there we have natural ingredients for a face scrub. You can cut up slices of cucumber for afterwards and gently put over your eyes to help minimise bags under your eyes…just leave for 15 minutes and then throw away.

It is easy to take our feet for granted and you are on them most of the day, here are some tips on looking after your feet.

Limit your time wearing high heels or shoes

Remove all dead skin with a pumice stone.

Use a foot scrub weekly this will help prevent dead skin.

Cut toenails carefully straight across and never at an angle, or you will give your self ingrowing toenails.

Change your socks often to avoid foot odour and wear socks that fit. 

To help keep your feet soft soak in moisturiser and put socks on and keep on overnight.

If you do have any ingrown toenails, book an appointment with a chiropodist in your area better to see a professional than try to fix it yourself. A chiropodist is a healthcare professional who can help prevent, diagnose and treat conditions of the feet, these include

Thickened toenails

Verrucas

Corns and calluses

Bunions

Heel problems, including pain or cracked heels

Gout

The NHS recommends contacting your GP to see if you qualify for treatment on the NHS.

Homemade scrub for you feet to leave them feeling refreshed, the list below of what you will need:

Three tablespoons of baking soda

One lemon

Two tables spoons of honey 

Mix into a good paste and cover both feet leave for 15 minutes and wash off with warm water and then moisturise

Looking after our hands as they are often in water for long periods and dry out and get cracked

Hands play an essential part in our lives, so we need to protect and look after them. Wear sunscreen as our hands are often exposed to the suns rays.

Moisturiser is crucial for hand care, daily activities and washing your hands regularly to prevent germs dries out the skin so moisturising them will give them some much-needed hydration.

Massage your own hands using cream or oils while the skin is damp as this will seal in moisture.

Homemade hand scrub ingredients below:

Two tablespoons of sugar in a bowl

Add a tablespoon of olive oil.

Squeeze a lemon in

Mix into a paste and rub all over hands, leave for ten minutes then wash off and moisturise.

Looking after your skin should be a daily routine, learning how to take care of it is simple and easy, and lotions and potions don’t need to be expensive when you can Make with homemade ingredients.

Miss.Positive

www.positive-lifestyle.co.uk