One concern a lot of ladies have is how to get that clear, radiant and glowing skin the girls on the magazine cover have. I have compiled a list of things to do to ensure you have radiant skin in no time.
You have to start taking care of your skin early in your twenties to your thirties and forties skin would bless you for it. As defined by the experts; “Glowing skin is skin that is moist and soft—not dull, dry or flaky,” says Dr. Tina Funt. “Glowing skin is characterized by small pores, even complexion and clear skin without blemishes.”
- KNOW YOUR SKIN:
You have to find out if you have dry, oily or normal skin. So you can purchase products that are right for your skin.
- STAY HYDRATED:
Yea, you heard right, drink lots of water, between 8- 10 glasses of water a day. Increasing your intake of water would help you get rid of toxins. This would help you improve your skin complexion and you would lose weight in the process; killing 2 birds with one stone. If you find it tough drinking that much water, you could infuse it with lemon or fruits to give it a better taste. So drink lots of water so you can glow from the inside out.
- MAINTAIN A GOOD DIET:
Eat lots of fruits and vegetables, which is rich in antioxidant vitamins, will help you fight free radicals, which helps eliminate
brown spots and dull, flaky skin, improve sagging skin and delay wrinkles. Avoid junk, processed and deep-fried foods.
- DETOX YOUR BODY
The outward appearance of your body depicts what is going on inside it. Skin conditions happen when the skin can’t eliminate toxins effectively. Talk to a professional to find a detox program that works for you or you could do these easy things that would be great for your skin.
- Drink warm lemon water each day to help flush toxins from the body.
- Cut out sugar and alcohol for a few days to give your body and skin a break.
- Up your intake of fresh fruits and vegetables to boost the amount of skin-saving nutrients you’re getting.
- Reduce your intake of salt, which can cause swelling and water retention.
- PROTECT YOUR SKIN FROM THE SUN:
Always use a good sunscreen with SPF (sun protection factor) whenever you step outdoors. Not only in summers, it’s important that you use a sunscreen in winters too. A good sunscreen protects your skin from the harmful UVA and UVB rays. Sunscreen is the easiest way to radiant, glowing skin and looking much younger for life.
- SANITISE YOUR SMARTPHONE
According to a Stanford University study, that iPhone you can’t keep your hands off of can get more germ-infested than a toilet in a public toilet. In fact, the glass touchscreens on mobile devices are so good at spreading viruses that sharing them may be almost as bad as sneezing in someone’s face. Here’s a scary thought: All those germs land right on your cheek and jawline every time you chat away, causing spots and irritation. To keep your phone (and face) bacteria-free, wipe it down with an antibacterial wipe a few times a day for healthy skin.
- MAKEUP REMOVAL
Do not forget to remove any traces of makeup from your face before going to bed. Sleeping with makeup will clog your pores, leading to pimples and breakouts. It will also make your skin look dull and lifeless. Try a gentle, oil-free cleanser that quickly melts away everything from the waterproof liner to mascara, leaving you with healthy skin.
- SLEEPING BEAUTY
While we sleep, our body repairs the damaged cells and replenishes the old ones. Hence, our body requires at least eight hours of sleep daily. This will give a healthy and glowing skin and refresh your mind as well.
A proper cleansing routine helps to get rid of the dirt that gets settled on your skin during the day. Always use a cleanser/face wash suitable for your skin type instead of soap. Soap contains harsh chemicals, which makes your skin dry by stripping off the moisture from your skin.
You should exfoliate after cleansing. Use a mild scrubbing product for your face depending on your skin type. Use a mild one if you have pimple-prone skin; scrubbing on a rash or a sensitive area can cause more breakouts. Exfoliate at least twice a week. Do not forget to follow it up with toning and moisturizing.
Skin that is not exfoliated gathers up to 10 times more weight with clogged pores and dead skin cells. A good scrub will remove the top layer of dead skin cells, encouraging the production of new, healthy cells. It also improves blood circulation and lightens the skin, making it soft, smooth, and youthful.