By - Uduak Andrew-Bassey
Do you have pimples, aches, and skin blemishes? Have you been changing creams, soaps and skincare routine with the hope that you will achieve a perfect skin tone? If so, this write-up is for you.
We spend lots of time and money considering what cream or soap to use. The truth is, no matter how expensive cream or soap is; if you are not practicing the skincare tips highlighted in this article, it will be amount to total waste. You will just keep spending so much and be complaining about the “products” not being effective when the fact is; you are the one preventing those products from working.
Water therapy: The body is made up of over 50-65% of water thus, the need to pay attention to its consumption. No matter your skin type your skin needs water in order to remain fresh, supple and glowing. The water retention capacity of your skin decreases with age and hence, it is even more essential that you consume adequate amounts of water on a daily basis. Not only does water flush out toxins from your skin, but it also provides your skin with that natural glow and even keeps wrinkles away. It is highly recommended that you keep a bottle of water with you at all times and keep sipping on it at regular intervals. If plain old water isn’t good enough for your taste bud, you can always add cucumbers, some mint and a hint of lemon to it so as to make yourself a pitcher of flavorful skin detox water…lol.
Keep your hands off your face: Because your hands touch so many surfaces, they are a magnet for dirt and germs. Rub your eyes, stroke your chin, cup your cheek, and you’ve transferred everything on your hands to your face and that’s bad news if you want glowing skin. Use headphones or a headset when talking on the phone to keep hands and germs away from your face, too.
Know what you eat: A healthy skin glow reflects how healthy you are on the inside, as your skin needs a boost from within to look fresh and glowing. You need to eat the right balance of foods to feed your skin the vital nutrients it needs to help it stay soft, radiant and blemish-free. Yogurt is easily the best food for glowing skin. Most of the skin ailments that we have are caused on account of having an unhealthy stomach, bowels, and gut. Yogurt is known to contain probiotics that aid in the process of digestion, thereby ensuring that problems such as breakouts and skin dryness do not bother your radiant flawless complexion. Fruits and vegetables are rich in vitamins A, B, and C which is essential to skin care and helps rejuvenate the skin. Also, reduce junk feeding and fatty foods which increases acne and pimples for oily skin.
Exercise: Anything that gets you sweating is good news for your skin. Sweating is nature’s way of eliminating toxic chemicals that can build up under the skin. Plus, regular exercise maintains healthy circulation and blood flow throughout your body, including your skin. If you’re exercising outdoors, though, remember to wear a sunscreen on your face that protects against UVA and UVB rays or a moisturizer with sunscreen protection.
Sleep: If you’re getting fewer than 6 hours, it’s likely affecting your appearance, says Michael Breus, Ph.D., a board-certified sleep specialist. Your body repairs itself and recovers while you sleep, and that leads to a long list of benefits for your skin.
It turns out there’s quite a bit of research and science behind the concept of beauty sleep. Sleep is when some of the most important internal and epidermal layers of the skin recovery take place. It also helps reduce wrinkles, gives a glowing complexion and makes the eyes brighter and less puffy.
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