Keeping your skin young and healthy requires care. Here are some useful tips
12/11/2017 3:35:15 PM
|written By : Jamuna Pai|
Q: I have just moved from the tropical climate of Singapore to the UK for a course. Unlike Singapore, I will experience four seasons there. But do I really have to change all of my skincare products when the seasons change?
A: No matter what the climate is, you should set aside 10 minutes for taking care of your skin. A sunscreen, moisturiser and a night repair cream have to be an integral part of the skincare regime on a daily basis.
Besides this, you need to exfoliate your skin once a week or at least in 10 days. Exfolation helps remove the unwanted dead skin cells, which make the skin look dull and tired. A regular clean-up/facial once a month, can help hydrate and rejuvenate your skin.
As you will experience changes in the weather, you can buy products, which are for ‘all season’ use. Only you could use more of the moisturiser when the weather turns dry and slather on more sunscreen when it is very sunny.
Q: I have a fairly even skin tone, but the pores on my face show. What can I do to minimise them or at least cover them up?
A: Pores are present all over our body. They are tiny opening on the skin, that contain hair follicles and act as outlets for sebum. The size of pores can vary- when the sebaceous glands are active, the pores appear larger. Pores also appear larger as one gets older and when the skin starts to sag. Pores being a vital part of the skin, getting rid of them completely is impossible. But you can most definitely reduce the appearance of the pores and prevent them from getting worse if you keep a couple of points in mind.
You can reduce the pore size by reducing the activity of the sebaceous glands or improving the skin firmness that tighten the skin. Vitamin A or zinc supplements prove beneficial for this. But always seek your physician’s advice before any medication.