Whether you are lucky to have great skin or you have problem skin that needs constant attention, there are many things that you can do to improve the appearance of your skin. Here are some expert tips.
Pay Special Attention to Skin Care
The surface of your skin is constantly exposed to the elements as well as to the particles that float around in the air indoors, it is constantly affected by the amount of moisture in the air around as well as by the sun’s rays and by the make-up that you are wearing. All these cause the accumulation of dead cells and impurities on the surface of the skin – if they are left there, they prevent the skin from breathing and they lead to the appearance of skin problems. Fortunately, these problems can be prevented with the right skin cleaning routine:
- make sure to pick a gentle and effective cleanser and use it twice a day, in the morning and in the evening, paying special attention to remove even the last, tiniest residue of make-up before you go to bed;
- to step up the intensity of the cleaning process, you can also start using a gentle exfoliant – whether you prefer to use a scrub or a mask, exfoliant product will remove even the last of dead cells from the skin and will help restore your skin’s healthy glow. Use the exfoliant not only on your face, but on your entire body – your skin will instantly feel softer, smoother and healthier.
- make sure after you clean your skin, your skin is hydrated by choosing moisturizers and serums that work best for your skin type. Look for the best hyaluronic acid serum you can find for alleviating dry skin and reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Choose All Your Cosmetics Carefully
You surely know that the cosmetics that you choose for your skin should be selected with your skin type and your goal in mind, but very few people consider the effects of their haircare products on their skin. If you have sensitive or acne-prone skin, the oil and other chemicals in your shampoo and your other haircare products can affect it in a negative way, clogging your pores and causing irritations. Use water-based formulas on your hair and products that have high mineral contents, but contain no oil.
Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate
The amount and the quality of the liquids that you consume have a direct effect on the quality and the appearance of your skin. Replace sugary, caffeinated and alcoholic beverages with water, herbal tea and juices freshly squeezed from fruits and vegetables. If your skin is sensitive or prone to redness and irritation, drink a cup or two of green tea every day – the beverage has great anti-inflammatory properties, it prevents the destruction of collagen, one of the most important protein responsible for the elasticity of your skin and it is a refreshing drink that is a delicious substitute for your morning coffee.
Your diet also influences the quality of your skin. Try to remove oil-fried and semi-prepared meals – if consumed excessively, they can cause breakouts and irritation even if your skin is not sensitive and they can worsen acne. Replace unhealthy foods with fruits, vegetables, ingredients rich in fibers and vitamins – your skin will be grateful, it will clear up and it will start glowing with health soon after you implement the changes.