Everyone insists on glowing skin. Have you thought why? Glowing skin is great to look at, yes, but it is great to look at because it signifies a healthy lifestyle. Whether we accept it nor not, healthy people, who smile often, look confident and use minimal makeup look much more attractive.
Some are blessed with great, glowing skin. However, a healthy skin can also be achieved by taking certain steps regularly and maintaining a sense of discipline. It sounds hard, but it is not and all the work you put in is worth it!
1. Regular Skin Care:
We all know the basics, cleansing, toning, moisturizing and most of us do it as well. However, skincare is a lifelong process and cleansing and moisturizing should be started as early as late teens. As we grow older, the skin loses elasticity, letting the first appearance of wrinkles, pores, and spots.
Therefore, it is imperative that added to the basic skin care regime, one should add a regular anti-aging product. Use a serum, which is more intensely targeted towards anti-aging twice or thrice a week added to the AHA laden anti-aging cream.
It is necessary to use face packs depending on your skin type. The homemade packs based mostly on honey, yogurt, aloe, pumpkin, egg and cucumber works very well by hydrating the tired skin. There is also the store bought ones which result effectively as well. If you can afford, do go in for facial treatments, once or twice a month. The packs along with the light face massage enhance blood circulation, benefiting the skin.
Also, use steam twice a week to thoroughly clean the pores to avoid black and white heads.
To get the glow on your skin, exfoliation is immensely important. A good face scrub, treats skin kindly, while softly removing the pile of dead cells and lessening blackheads. Exfoliating scrubs are available depending on skin types. Choose one best for you and apply twice a week.
You can, of course, choose to use a home made sugar, oatmeal and oil facial scrub for your face as well body. Just remember to use soft strokes to avoid damage on the skin.
3. Avoid Sun Damage:
Going for work, to the beach, or for a run regularly under the morning sun severely damages skin. Trouble is, we need the sun to build Vitamin D. Therefore, sun exposure is necessary but should be done after taking precautions. A sunscreen of SPF 15 should always be used, even if you are at home if it is winter or a cloudy day.
Understand that SPF 15 is the basic and depending on how easily you burn, choose a higher SPF. Understand that even if you do not burn or tan, the sun still causes damage by drying your skin, resulting in early onset of wrinkles.
If possible, carry your sunglasses and umbrella. Better yet, avoid the midday sun altogether.
4. Keep Hydrated:
We all know about drinking eight glasses of water, and yet we still forget about it. Glowing skin and hydrated body go hand in hand. Drink water the first thing in the morning to wash away all the toxins that had piled up from the night before. Carry a bottle and drink at least, two liters each day.
For each mug of coffee or tea you consume, try to consume double the amount of water. Same applies for alcohol.
If drinking water through the day seems boring, try to add some low sugar natural juice, like celery, green apple or cucumber that freshens you immediately. You can also try to add flavors like lemon or peach to plain water to make it interesting.
5. Eat Your Vegetables:
Boring as this may sound, a good skin is a representative of a healthy body. So all those cigarettes, burgers, chips and cola are going to show on your face. The glow that a face has when the body is healthy cannot be compensated with any amount of makeup.
Almost all the vegetables, unless you are allergic to any of them, contains nutrients that are necessary for the body. There is not much point is having supplements, when you can have the real thing! Add colorful vegetables and greens to your usual meals and you might be surprised at how great your skin looks.
Finally, get your 8 hours of sleep. Try to avoid stress and anxiety. Instead of checking your emails, or playing Candy Crush as the last thing you do while awake, read a book or just count sheep. Develop a sleeping ritual and follow that pattern, to let your brain prepare to relax.
A well-rested sleep makes you look fresh, glowing and great in the morning.
A glowing skin is desired by all and following a regulated lifestyle with ample exercise will keep your skin looking healthy and youthful for a much longer time.