How to improve your complexion

Easy to follow skin care routines

Washing your face two times a day will get rid of dirt and oil that clogs the skin during the day. Depending on the skin type some cleansers will strip the moisture and natural oils from your skin. When the cleanser is too harsh on your skin it will produce more oil to compensate the dryness. Always wash your face to remove your makeup before going to bed. Leaving makeup on the skin will clog your pores causing breakouts.

Use warm water to was your face and cool water to rinse the cleanser and tighten the pores.

Using a facial cleanser for your skin type. A gentle  exfoliating cleanser will help remove the dead skin cells making the skin brighter.

Don’t pop your pimples because it can irritate and scar the skin. The proper way to pop a pimple is to soften the skin with steam to reduce irritation. Using a sterilized pimple extractor to avoid exposure to bacteria that resides in the finger nails. When the extraction is done clean the area with rubbing alcohol to kill the bacteria and avoid skin infections.

Use a facial toner and moisturizer. Toners help re-balance your skin’s pH and tighten pores. While moisturizers help hydrate your skin. Eye cream will help reduce dark circles.

Sunblock Sunlight delivers a daily dose of beneficial Vitamin D but extreme exposure to sunlight can harm your skin if you don’t wear sunblock. Limit the exposure sun rays to  can be harmful after 1hr of exposure and lead to wrinkles and cancer in the long run. Wear sunscreen with at least 15 SPF plus and reapply every hour depending on the activities. The sun in mid afternoon is the strongest and is best to avoid direct exposure. Wear hats, sunglasses and protective UPF clothing, when you have to be outdoors for a while.

Quick fix for special occasions

Applying ice to the skin can help reduce inflammation, minimize the appearance of pores, reduce signs of wrinkles, and reduce puffiness. Wrap ice in a soft cloth and roll on skin for up to 15 minutes, “Apply directly to acne lesions as well.”

Apply cold spoons or ice onto your eyes and face to improve your complexion and tightening the skin reducing puffiness. Leave your eye serum and moisturizer in the refrigerator.

Facial acupressure technique of applying finger pressure to certain areas of the face. It will increases blood circulation and flaunt a healthy natural blush.

 

Daily habits that will make your skin shine from the inside out

Drink several cups of water a day help flush toxins and hydrate your skin to keep it firm and youthful.

Morning cup of green tea can get you a head start with glowing skin. The tea antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties can help soothe redness and prevent wrinkles.

You are what you eat

Super skin care foods that contains vitamins and antioxidants are good for your body and skin.

Healthy fats and Vitamin E rich foods such as avocado, nuts and fish hydrates the skin.

Vitamin C is an antioxidant that brighten and minimizes blemishes. The food containing the highest concentration of vitamin C are kakadu plum, acerola cherries and guavas.

Selenium protects the skin from the sun damage and is found in broccoli, eggs, crab, and tomatoes.

Zinc is an essential mineral with anti-inflammatory properties to reduce acne and also helps the body maintain a healthy skin. You can find it in lean red meat, seed, and oyster.

Food that ruin your skin are dairy, carbohydrates, white flour, and sugar. These may lead to acne, sagging, and premature aging

Quit smoking.  Because it can lead to premature aging and wrinkles.

Drink less alcohol. Alcohol dehydrates you, contributing to dry skin, fine lines, and wrinkles. It can also keep your body from absorbing enough vitamin A, which is crucial for skin regeneration. Alcohol dilates the blood vessels in your face, leading to redness, puffiness, and permanent spider veins.

Physical and mental health for glowing skin

Exercise everyday. Exercising will help increase blood flow to your skin and keep it healthy. Stress can cause your skin to produce excessive amount of oil that can lead to acne. Yoga can help reduce stress and increase flexibility.

 

 

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