We, as students, rarely have the time to take care of our countenance, our skin. But we all had that experience of passing by a mirror and spotting a huge, reddish pimple right on our foreheads. Usually, we would freak out, try to pop the pimple, or girls would cover it up with even more makeup. But there’s no more need to freak out. Here are some easy, surprising tips that will treat your skin in no time!
Water prevents premature aging by cleaning out toxins and transporting nutrients and oxygen to the skin cells. According to a Women’s Health report, “It can even make skin appear fuller since the hyaluronic acid that naturally exists in skin will pull in and hold the water for a wrinkle-plumping effect.” Eight glasses of water are recommended, but the more the better. So how about a nice bottle of water by your side every day?
Even slightly picking at your pimples can permanently damage your skin. Every time your unwashed fingers press your face, bacteria only pushes deeper into your pores. Then your oil glands burst, causing visible scars and discoloration all over your face. Let’s leave the popping to the pros, and instead, drink your water and clean your face twice a day.
Our skin constantly cools itself as water evaporates from it. Applying creams and lotions will protect the surface of your skin and allow it to absorb the moisture. So after you wash your face, remember to apply some lotion to your dry skin.
Did you know the smart phone you touch everyday is more germ-infested than a toilet in a subway bathroom? Phone touchscreens are the best mechanism for spreading viruses! Imagine millions of germs landing on your cheek every time you make a phone call. To keep your phone a bit more bacteria-free, frequently cleanse it with wet tissues or Clorox Disinfecting Wipes. Or you can even use the speaker on the phone to talk, and avoid direct contact with the surface.
Girls! Do you wash those makeup brushes you use on your face everyday? Jessica Wu, an LA-based dermatologist says, “you should wash loose powder brushes every two to three weeks, and those used to apply foundation once a week.” Just mix a few drops of facial cleanser or shampoo with water, and rinse those brushes.
Foods that are rich in vitamin-C not only prevent wrinkles and sagging, but also remove all kinds of DNA damage. Half a cup of raw broccoli contains 65% of your needed vitamin C.
Here were some super easy tips that cost no money, and of course, no chemicals. However because effort is the most important thing, lets be consistent. Eat all your vegetables, have a cup of water near your desk. And most importantly, clean after yourself!
– Sammie Kim (’18)
Header: Yunji Lee (’16)
Captions: Faith Choi (’16)