We all want our skin to look good without having to spend a fortune on facial treatments, and there are ways you can do this yourself without spending too much cash.
I’m prone to acne, and although the below are not direct methods to treat it, they really do help keep it at bay a little bit. So here’s a quick mid week round-up of the key tips for that healthy, glowing complexion.
Hydrate Again And Again
Nothing will make your skin look more tires, lifeless and dull than nor being hydrated. You need to drink plenty of water and make sure diet contains lots of oily fishes, such as salmon, and green veg, If you do not want wrinkles forming too early keeping your skin hydrated is vital.
There are beauty products that can help with this too, and perhaps you should read AVON’s Ultimate Guide – Hyaluronic Acid. This explains how the acid can hols up to 1,000 times its own weight in water, which shows why it is being used in so many beauty creams.
This acid is found all over our body, but the highest concentrations of it are in our skin. If it is properly looked after, it will help protect your king from the damaging environmental factors and help your skin with any healing it needs to do.
Using one of these creams should be part of your daily routine of skin care to help delay any effects of ageing and to keep your skin looking good all the time.
Cleanse Morning And Night
You should cleanse your skin every morning and night. You do not need to use harsh products to do this and as you get older you should avoid using traditional soaps. They will encourage wrinkles, which is one of the things you want to avoid. Do not use astringents and cleansers with alcohol in them, as that will dry your skin too much. Although you might think they are useful if your skin is oily, they can be too strong and something gentler is better.
Protect Your Skin From The Nasties
The sun and pollution in the air can cause a lot of damage to your skin and you need to protect it from these. Using sun creams and barrier creams can help to protect your skin against these irritants and will help to keep it looking healthy and glowing.
Getting Enough Sleep Is Vital
If your eyes look tired and droopy because of a lack of beauty sleep your whole face will be affected. Sleep is a vital component of our lives and should never be skipped. Most adults need 7 to 8 hours of sleep every night, and if you manage to do that your face will look better for it.
You have to remember that for centuries, sleep deprivation was used as a form of torture. That is because has a bad effect on our brain. If you get anxious or depressed because you are not sleeping enough, you cannot expect your skin and eyes to be glowing.
Eat Healthily For Good Skin
Your diet can have a huge effect on the state of your skin and this will show particularly in your face. If you are lacking in the nutrients and vitamins you need, your skin will become dry and flaky in patches.
You should eat proteins, good fats and only a small amount of carbs. A varied and balanced diet will give your face a healthy glow as well as help stave off several nasty medical conditions.
The Importance Of Exercise Cannot Be Overstated
The importance of exercise cannot be overstated. It is vital for so many reasons, including good skin, as you will see if you read WebMD – Skin Benefits of Exercise. No one is suggesting you run off and spend money on gym memberships and have to go there a few times a week. A walk in your lunch hour or in the evening will do just as well. In fact, in some ways, a walk is better than a workout because you are out in the fresh air and that can be very good for your skin.
If you are not keen on walking you could take up a sport or dancing. Just make sure it is an exercise you enjoy or you will not stick to it.
It Will Not Happen On Its Own
Your skin will not stay looking good if you do not put any effort into keeping it that way. Left un-cared for, it will become dry and patchy and you will always look as though you have just got out of bed and not had a wash. It is not difficult, expensive or very time-consuming to add a couple of things into your daily routine that will give your face a healthy glow, and help to keep the wrinkles at bay.