Our face is the body part which is most exposed to the harsh elements. The effects of these elements, especially the sun’s harmful UV rays, is that it damages our skin and makes us look tired and older than we may be. Dust and sweat clog our pores causing acne outbreaks and a myriad of other unsightly spots. However, we all want to look youthful and energetic with smooth and blemish-free skin.
Naturally, it’s our face that people notice first when they meet us and is the way we make first impressions. Therefore, our skin needs to be tenderly taken care of well. You can practice the following healthy skin solutions for radiant and glowing skin.
Exfoliate and cleanse regularly
Cleansing unclogs the pores on skins to remove dust and sweat accumulation which result in acne and pimple flare-ups. There are natural cleansers and home-made remedies but should you opt for cosmetic cleansers, be sure to pick mild ones that are suitable for the type of skin you have. There are some cleansers with strong ingredients that strip your skin of its natural oils leaving it dry and damaged.
Exfoliating rids the face of dead skin which hinders the skin’s ability to absorb moisturizers. While exfoliating, use a soft scrubbing brush that does not cause trauma to the skin. Exfoliate and cleanse regularly for healthy glowing skin.
Stay healthy by eating well-balanced diets, drinking plenty of water and exercising regularly. Indulging in unhealthy diets affects your overall health and by extension your skin. Fruits and vegetables are rich in vitamins that are not only important to healthy skin but also to a healthy body. Eat healthy foods, and avoid those with excessive sugars and fats.
It is important to keep yourself properly hydrated. Drink the recommended eight glasses of water a day because water keeps your skin supple and acts as a natural detoxifier to keep the wrinkles away and maintain an even skin tone. Exercising regularly increases metabolism and boosts blood circulation. Sweating removes toxins from the body which would otherwise cause skins problems.
Get enough sleep
When you don’t get enough sleep, your energy levels drop, and you look tired; this shows up as dark circles, puffiness, and wrinkles under your eyes. Unfortunately, eye bags do not do any favor to your overall appearance!
Sufficient sleep translates to a healthy looking skin the following day. Remember however to wash off your make up before you jump into your bed regardless of how tired you are. Failure to do this might result in clogged pores, pimples, and blackheads. Developing a skin care routine inculcates a habit of always washing off your make up before going to bed.
Remember your sunscreen and moisturizer
You should apply sunscreen every day, regardless of whether it is sunny or not. Sunscreen protects your skin from getting ‘burned’ and damaged by the sun’s harmful UV rays which results in wrinkles.
To keep your skin radiant and glowing, you need to keep it soft and hydrated, and that is where a moisturizer comes in. Moisturizers keep our skins supple; preventing it from drying up and having lines and wrinkles.