Your personality is the holistic representation of who you are in the eyes of other people. And, therefore, your skin plays a very important role in the way they perceive you. A beautiful and healthy skin, will add to your personality simply by saying that I care enough for myself to worry about everything around me, since I am part of my environment. That’s why we spend thousands of dollars on cosmetics and beauty salons for skin care treatments. No matter how hard you work for the last minute, there are many things you can do daily to keep your skin healthy.
How to get healthy skin:
Tip 1: Minimal makeup
Ladies, can you please minimize makeup usage? It is really not necessary to always use a blush, concealer, foundation, mousse or whatever it is. It may add a fine coating to your skin making it glowing skin, but what about your real skin? Is it really glowing? No matter how expensive the brand is, it damages your skin to a large extent. We are not asking you to throw them off your shelf; keep those away for special days. The rest of the days, tone and moisturize your skin, use sunscreen. Let your skin breathe.
Tip 2: Face cleansing
All beauty experts have said it countless times when asked how to maintain healthy skin. Even if you are too tired after a long party, clean all the dirt and makeup from your skin. Your face should be cleansed of all the chemicals in makeup. The makeup acts like a tight mask on the face, keeping the facial pores clogged. If you go to bed with all this makeup on, you will wake up the next morning with a huge and embarrassing pimple.
Tip 3: Slather on sunscreen
Sun protection is essential for your skin. The sun’s rays are harmful beyond thoughts. Skin cancer, premature aging and rashes are due to the skin being exposed too much to the sun without any protection.
Use a large amount of sunscreen with SPF on your face every time you leave to protect your skin from all the abnormalities caused to your skin by the harmful rays of the sun. I do not care about the season or if the sun rises today or if it’s cloudy. Use sunscreen always Beauty experts also advise you to use sunscreens even if you are at home or in a car or even if you are on a flight. Celebrities swear by SPF measured sunscreen to keep skin healthy and disease-free or ugly tan.
Tip 4: Exfoliating face
All the healthy skin tips for women say that you should exfoliate your face at least twice a week. Scrubbing your face will rid your facial skin of all the dead cells that might have clogged your pored leading to acne breakouts, blackheads and whiteheads. Scrubbing your face will also improve your complexion, adds a glow to your skin and also clears your skin of all toxins. Don’t keep your skin scrubbing daily, it will make your skin look even drier.
Tip 5: Moisturize
Yes, apart from keeping yourself hydrated internally, it also uses a good moisturizer to nourish your skin. Moisturizers do not add much moisture by themselves, but they block the moisture present and are therefore essential to keep your skin hydrated. After a bath, make it a routine to moisturize your face daily to keep it hydrated. Before going to bed, place a towel soaked in warm water on your face and keep it for a while. In this way, the pores of your face will open allowing the moisturizer to penetrate your skin.
Tip 6: Eat proper food to get healthy skin
Food provides life to your skin. Everything you eat in your everyday life contributes to a healthy skin. Only that you have to cut out on some and add some more.
a. Vitamin C rich foods:
Have fruits and vegetables rich in vitamin C. Vitamin C makes collagen that is responsible for the firmness of your skin. Therefore, understand very well that the lack of vitamin C in your diet will lead to the formation of wrinkles at an early age. Vitamin C is also an antioxidant that prevents collagen damage. With foods rich in vitamin C in your diet, your skin will not suffer from dryness, wrinkles and fine lines around the eyes or lips. Have all the citrus fruits, strawberries, broccoli and red peppers to tone the younger appearance of the skin.
b. Vitamin A:
Who does not want a soft complexion? We all do it, but for that we do not need to spend thousands of dollars when we have the solution in our refrigerator. All vegetables with red, orange and green leaves are rich sources of beta-carotene (a form of vitamin A). It is necessary for the formation of cells and, therefore, the surface of your skin remains smooth and tangible. Carotenoids also protect the skin from the sun. Turnips, sweet potatoes, carrots, spinach, pumpkin are all rich sources of Vit A.
c. Healthy fats:
Nuts are fatty and are not good for health; that is a misconception. Of course nuts are fatty, but they are filled with healthy omega-3 fatty acids. This falls under that healthy category of fats that is essential for us. Have a handful of almonds and walnuts daily for a supple looking clear skin. Flax seeds are another good option to consume omega-3 fats. If you are a non-vegetarian, have salmon atleast twice a week. This fish is also rich in omega-3 fats.
The oil you cook your food in should also be taken care of. Switch over to olive oil which is a rich source of mono-unsaturated fats. It will bring a radiant glow to your skin.
Tomatoes doesn’t need a very special mention when it comes to healthy facial skin. They contain a magical ingredient called lypocene which is an anti-oxidant that helps fight old age. It can keep your skin at bay from all old age signs like wrinkles, dark spots and patches or saggy skin.
Drink enough water throughout the day to keep your skin hydrated. Do not allow your skin to feel thirsty. For a soft, supple and dewy look, water is a must. Follow this diet regime for a healthy skin and cut down on all fried and unhealthy fatty foods.
Your skin will thank you!