Thursday, March 21, 2013

10 basic beauty tips for women

Because of too much stress and improper eating habits, many people tend to show signs of aging early on. So here are some basic beauty tips to keep yourself looking fresh and youthful!

Everyone wants to look their best. And your skin is the first thing that people notice about you, so it should be taken care of properly. There are different skin types -- dry, oily, normal and combination. Each type of skin requires special care. However, with the overload of information on beauty today, it's no wonder many of us are left in a state of confusion.

Some are born beautiful and others grow to become beautiful. Looking healthy and attractive is everyone's dream, regardless of age group. Since lifestyle and skincare contribute a lot to your looks, here's some advice to keep in mind.

1. Wash your face regularly

Wash your face at least twice a day (but no more than thrice) with a cleanser that suits your skin. Select your cleanser depending upon your skin type (dry, oily, normal or combination). You can also choose aloe-vera for cleansing. Be careful not to cleanse too often. Also, never wash your face with water that's hot or too cold, as both can cause broken capillaries.

2. Exfoliate regularly

Exfoliation helps replenish the required oils of the body and removes dry, dead skin cells and dirt from the face. Try to exfoliate at least once or twice a week. You can also opt to cleanse your face on a regular basis.

3. Moisturise 

A basic law of beauty is that everyone, no matter what skin type, should moisturise. As it is important to maintain the skin's moisture content, you should use a moisturiser daily. Even more special care should be taken in winters, as the skin tends to become dry fast because of the cold. So in winter, you should massage your body twice or thrice a day with moisturiser.

4. Don't forget sunscreen

Sunscreen is probably the most essential component of one's skincare regimen. Wrinkles, which are the number one sign of aging, are triggered by sun exposure. So it is essential to make use of sunscreen from your early years. Don't forget sunscreen even in winter and on cloudy days.

5. Protect your lips

 Chapped lips can be your worst nightmare. They hurt a lot and they don't look good. You should apply a lip balm or oil or gel on your lips so that they won't chap out.

6. Use a humidifier

A humidifier will help regain smoothness of the skin. In winters, the skin becomes drier, so a humidifier becomes necessary.

7. Get enough sleep

If you are sleep-deprived, your skin will look sallow, dull, tired and saggy. A well-disciplined routine and at least seven to eight hours of sleep every night are important for good skin.

8. Drink lots of water

Water is of prime importance to maintain good health and overall cleansing. It is recommended that you drink at least seven to eight glasses a day to keep your skin hydrated.

9. A healthy diet

Your diet also affects the skin, especially the vitamins that you consume. You should eat vitamin-rich food items such as oats, avocado, other fruits and vegetables. Concentrate on vitamins A and E in proper amounts. Stay away from oily, greasy food as it can lead to the onset of pimples.

10. Exercise regularly

Exercising makes you sweat a lot and in the process your skin cleans itself. It also helps you excrete waste and take in fresh oxygen.