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Beauty Tips for Clear, Glowing Skin
Clear, Glowing Skin is Possible
Very few people are blessed with perfect, clear skin. The rest of us have to work at it. However, with some effort and experimentation, it is possible for anyone to have beautiful skin. Regardless of if you are battling acne, dry skin, or wrinkles, a proper skin care regimen will help your skin glow. Knowing a few basic skin care principles will help, but you really need to follow your skin care plan religiously to get clear, glowing skin.
Our epidermis is the largest organ of our body, and it protects us from the outside world. It deserves to look and feel beautiful! Here are some simple tips for how to have clear, glowing skin.
Know Your Skin Type
Your skin type will influence what products you use and how to use them. The type of skin you have will change as you age. It can also change due to diet, stress, and sun exposure. What works now may not work forever.
Dry--Skin feels tight and appears chalky or dehydrated.
Normal--You lucky duck! Neither dry nor oily.
Oily--Your skin is shiny or greasy, especially on you forehead, nose, and chin.
Combination--Parts of your face are dry (often your cheeks), while others are oily (usually forehead, nose, and/or chin). The worst of both worlds, and the most common skin type.
Wash, Tone, and Moisturize Daily
The most important step to beautiful, glowing skin is finding the right daily routine for you and then stick with it religiously! Skipping just one day can get your skin off-balance, and you might end up with problem spots for days afterward. Most experts recommend washing, toning, and moisturizing twice a day.
Three Steps to a Daily Skin Care Routine
- Wash--This removes dirt, makeup, and excess oil. It will keep your skin clear and clog-free. Creamy cleansers are usually better for dry skin, while clear ones are better for oily skin. Always use lukewarm water.
- Tone--Toner soothes the skin, tightens it, and reduces the appearance of pores. The also can remove oils. If you have dry skin you may want to skip this step.
- Moisturize--This replenishes moisture in your skin. Be careful not to over-moisturize or you risk clogging your pores.
Sunscreen will protect your skin from harmful UV Rays and prevent premature aging. You should always wear sunscreen when you are outside, even if it’s only to run errands. One year of regular sun exposure is as bad as one sunburn. It’s a good idea to use a daily moisturizer with SPF. Also keep some higher SPF sunscreen and a hat around for when you're outside all day.
Exfoliating scrubs will remove dead skin cells and reveal a new layer of healthy skin. This will give your skin an instant glow, and it will help it stay beautiful over time. There are a lot of homemade recipes online or you can buy ready-made scrubs at the store. Be careful not to exfoliate too often. About once a week is the right frequency.
Masks and Peels
These are a great way to relax and pamper yourself. Different types of masks do different things. They can hydrate dry skin, reduce the appearance of scars or pores, soothe acne, and brighten skin. You can buy these products at the drug store or try an at-home recipe. If you really want to indulge, head to the spa for a professional facial.
The area around our eyes is more susceptible to wrinkles because it lacks fatty tissue. Moisturizing this delicate area can help combat wrinkles. Some people swear by fancy eye creams, while others claim your regular moisturizer will do the trick.
Smoking will accelerate the aging process, creating wrinkles and yellowing your teeth, not to mention it will cause all sorts of health complications. If you’re a smoker, as soon as you quit your skin (and other organs) will start the healing process.
A number of foods will help your skin stay beautiful and healthy. Drinking water will help clear out toxins, while green tea is an anti-inflammatory. Eating foods high in omega-3 fatty acids and antioxidants will also help. Healthy habits will bring you all sorts of benefits, including more beautiful skin!
Exercise to Make Your Skin Glow
In addition to its gazillion health benefits, regular exercise will also give you beautiful skin. Exercise reduces stress and helps regulate hormones. Increased circulation also keeps skin perky.
Get Your Beauty Rest
Getting enough sleep allows your skin to regenerate and hormones to balance. It also will help you manage stress, which in turn will prevent breakouts. Being rested and relaxed with reduce under-eye circles and will help you on your way to clear, glowing, and beautiful skin.
More Skin Care Help
- What is Acne? How Do You Get Rid of It?
Knowing what acne is will help you find the best treatment plan for your skin. Here is an explanation of the causes, types, and treatments for acne vulgaris.
- The Cause of Acne
What causes acne? Knowing what acne is will help you figure out the best way to treat it. Understanding acne is the first step to clear, beautiful skin!