A fresh start

The Star Malaysia - Star2 - - Your Health -

HAVE you ever met a woman who is al­ways look­ing fresh and ready to take on the day? Have you al­ways won­dered how she re­mains cheer­ful, en­er­getic and al­ways look­ing her best?

You would be sur­prised that your moods and en­ergy lev­els all de­pends on how you start the day. You too can be equally lively, chirpy and ac­tive just by tweak­ing your morn­ing rou­tine.

Cleanse, tone and mois­turise

This three-step beauty regime can help pre­vent break­outs and keep pre­ma­ture age­ing at bay but it is first im­por­tant to find skin­care prod­ucts that suit your skin.

De­pend­ing on your skin needs, take the time to find the right cleansers, ton­ers and mois­turis­ers that are for­mu­lated to treat sen­si­tive skin, non­al­ler­genic, pro­vide ad­e­quate mois­tur­i­sa­tion or even sun pro­tec­tion.

Treat­ing hands and feet right

Ma­jor prob­lems as­so­ci­ated with hands and feet are dry­ness and rough­ness, of­ten due to them be­ing over­worked and over­ex­posed to harm­ful UV rays from the sun. Lo­tions and mois­turis­ers are im­por­tant to avoid dis­col­oration, peel­ing skin and dark spots.

Malaysia’s heat and hu­mid­ity can also cause fur­ther prob­lems such as fun­gal in­fec­tions, blis­ters, pso­ri­a­sis and smelly feet. Be sure to also put scented pow­der on your feet to ab­sorb ex­cess mois­ture and man­age odour.

Wear the right clothes Syn­thetic fab­rics have the ten­dency to cause itch­ing and dis­com­fort on the skin as it re­stricts fresh air from cir­cu­lat­ing near your skin and thus mak­ing your skin sweat and feel­ing sticky.

Al­ways choose fab­rics such as cot­ton to al­low your skin to breathe. If you work in an air­con­di­tioned of­fice and con­stantly feel cold, an­other way to stay fresh is to layer your clothes.

You can wear a thin­ner blouse when you head out for lunch and have a cardi­gan or blazer in the of­fice to keep you warm while at work.

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