Who doesn’t want to have beautiful skin? When you have a glowing complexion, you don’t even need to wear a lot of makeup, as your imperfections and blemishes are non-existent. Truth be told, we’re not all blessed with flawless skin, but that doesn’t mean that we can’t get it. There are plenty of tips and tricks on skin care which will help you get complexion you’ve always dreamed of.
Don’t keep your makeup on
Golden rule number 1: always (and we do really mean always) remove your makeup before going to bed. Even when you’re too tired to think, go to the bathroom and remove your makeup before falling asleep. Your skin needs to breathe during the night and to recover after being covered with a layer of makeup all day. When you keep your makeup on it prevents your skin from ‘breathing’ and clogs your pores which usually results in breakouts. You don’t even have to have a makeup remover, just put some coconut oil on a cotton pad and gently massage it into your skin.
Drink more water
Hydration is important for your overall health, but your skin will be most grateful. By drinking at least eight glasses of water a day you will ensure that your internal organs work properly and that toxins are removed from your system. As a result, your skin will be clear and you will notice that you have fewer problems with acne breakouts, blemishes, and blackheads. Fruits and vegetables that have a lot of water in them such as watermelon, cucumbers, and apples are also great for your skin.
Don’t forget to exfoliate
Exfoliation is a bit harsher treatment than cleansing, so you shouldn’t do it every day. Instead, opt for exfoliating your skin once a week, as it will give your skin time to recover. By exfoliation, you are removing all the harmful particles of dust, dirt, oils, and dead skin thus leaving you with a healthier glow and brighter complexion. You can even make your own exfoliating mask by using ground coffee, brown sugar, and coconut oil. This way you will be sure that the ingredients in your mask are natural and safe. After this, your skin will absorb moisturizer and vitamins from serums and creams more easily.
Leaving your home without sunscreen is foolish and also dangerous. Harmful UV rays are drying out and damaging your skin, leaving you with a dull complexion and can lead to sunburns. Before you leave your home, apply a layer of sunscreen with SPF of at least 15 which will protect your face from both UVA and UVB rays. When your sun is exposed to the sun and unprotected, it ages much faster, and you might notice age spots and wrinkles sooner than you’d expect. If you don’t have time to apply sunscreen and wait for your skin to soak it in before you put on makeup, you can use makeup with SPF and save time.
Don’t pick at your face
What do you do when you notice a pimple on your face? It’s virtually impossible to stop yourself from popping it. Sadly, as satisfying it may be to pop a pimple, the action is bad for you, as it can lead to redness, more swelling, and in severe cases even scarring. When you pick at your skin, you’re disrupting the barrier of your skin, which allows the dirt and bacteria from outside to get to the deeper level and cause breakouts.
Get vitamins and nutrients
It’s important to ‘feed’ your skin the good things: nutrients and vitamins which will keep it healthy, glowing, and firm for a long time. Diet rich in vitamin C makes skin radiant, natural collagen keeps it firm and smooth, and antioxidants from fruit make sure that you stay healthy. Consider cutting artificial sugar and fats from your diet too, as it can keep your insulin levels down which will help your skin cells maintain a healthy balance. Also, face masks made from fresh fruit and vegetables can do wonders for your skin, so don’t be afraid to up that cucumber and put the slices on your face.
Try different things and products until you find the one that’s best for you, even if that means experimenting with different ingredients. Keep in mind that not everyone’s the same, and just because a certain product or routine does wonder for your friend’s skin, it doesn’t mean that it will work for you.
About The Author:
Stacey Smith is the freelance health writer. She is passionate to write about women’s health, dental health, diabetes, endocrinology and nutrition and provide in-depth features on the latest in health news for medical clinics and health magazines.