By Simi A Mira

Your skin is beautiful and unique but you probably aren’t doing all you can to keep it that way. Here are a few things you can do to take care of it.

1. The Double cleanse

If you have a dry-combination skin, it may be helpful to do a double cleanse in the morning and night. Begin with a creamy cleanser to remove makeup and any other products that are on your face then move on to a more astringent product to get rid of any dead skin and dirt deep down in your pores. Your face will instantly feel fresher and clean.

2. Exfoliation

No matter your skin type, exfoliating at least once a week will be beneficial to soft, smooth, silky skin. Using an exfoliating cream or wash on your face will remove dead skin and leave only the fresh skin layers. If you are going to exfoliate everyday, use something that isn’t super abrasive, but if you are going to do it once or twice a week, use something stronger. No matter how often you exfoliate, avoid anything with Salicylic Acid because it will dry out your skin and leave it feeling crinkly and old.

3. Alcoholic Cleansers

You’re dry skin is not a big fan of alcohol much like your liver. When you use cleansers with alcohol, you are drying it out and making it unhappy. Make sure to use a gentle cleanser that is alcohol free and try to follow up with a mask at night to rehydrate your dry skin.

4. Sunscreen

You may remember to put sunscreen on your arms and body, but most people forget to protect their face from the sun. The sun can cause for early aging and sunspots. If you are not a fan of makeup, you can just put some sunscreen on. Thankfully for the makeup enthusiasts of the world, many makeups come with SPF protection.

5. Don’t Let a Drought Stop You

Your skin needs water. No, I don’t mean splash your face with water.Drinking water plumps up the skin cells that would otherwise dry out and become wrinkly. It also helps to clear up the complexion to give you back that rosy-cheeked happy face. Not drinking water makes you age quicker and nobody wants that. So drink up!

Water is not only good for your skin but it does wonders for your health. The best part? It’s free. You don’t need to spend $40 on a special water serum that will last you for a week. You will also see improvement almost immediately. Water helps you lose weight and even helps prevent cancer.

6. Gold

Using products with gold can help rejuvenate your skin. Gold reduces irritation and increases blood flow. But don’t fall for the products that say gold on the label though. Real gold products are more expensive and don’t just say gold but actually list gold in their ingredients.

7. Avoid that Fake Stuff

There are many products out on the market full of artificial ingredients like artificial colour and artificial fragrance. These ingredients are skin irritants that can make your complexion spotty and unsightly. Avoid them like the plague.

8. Don’t Suffocate

Your skin needs to breathe. Don’t be caking on the cosmetics. Make sure to dab the foundation on slightly and cover your face lightly. Putting makeup on too heavily clogs the pores and allows for blemishes and unsightly blackheads.