complexion make you feel confident? Show some love to the biggest organ in your body with these simple lifestyle tweaks that you can fit seamlessly into your skincare routine.
1. Eat colorful vege
Colors in vegetables originate from different vitamins and minerals, many of which have skin-boosting properties. For instance, beta-carotene (in carrots, red peppers, and leafy greens) protects skin against collagen loss and sun damage while lycopene (in tomatoes) improves skin color and fights age-inducing free radicals.
2. Don’t wait to moisturize
Well-hydrated skin is happy skin, and you’ll want to seal in as much moisture as possible to keep it that way. Good moisturizers help maximize this when they are applied on skin immediately after you wash and tone it, preventing moisture from escaping from your clean skin through evaporation.
P.S. This also applies if you have oily skin, so be sure to pick a good moisturizer for oily skin!
3. Stock up on spices
Many spices are high in antioxidants, which help fight aging and inflammation, giving you healthy, happy skin. What’s better, you don’t need to go far – some of the world’s best skincare spices are found on Malaysian soil. Tumeric, commonly anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties while black pepper is a good exfoliant for clearing pimples.
4. Shield up
Our mostly sunny climate means more exposure to UV rays and higher chances of sunburn, which result in dark spots and wrinkles – now, who wants that? Prevent premature skin aging by applying generous amounts of sunscreen before you leave home each day. As expensive as sunblock is, you’ll be better off investing in it than spending on expensive skin treatments later.