It is every woman’s dream to have clear and flawless skin. This is rare as women temporarily suffer from acne, blemishes, tanning, roughness and pigmentation. This happens due to stress, aging, weather changes and exposure to environmental pollutants. Despite this, the damage can be considerably minimised with a thorough and proper skin care regime. By following some of these tips mentioned below you can have smooth, clear and flawless skin with a luminescent glow and minimal skin damage.
Ways To Get Clear Skin
Our hectic and fast-paced lifestyles do not allow us the luxury to sleep for 8-10 hours every night. However, sleep is an essential component of clear and glowing skin. The skin gets to breathe while we sleep at night. Sleep allows the skin to restore, repair and rejuvenate itself. Have you ever noticed the morning glow on your skin as soon as you get up? This generally happens when you have had a good night’s sleep and wake up feeling fresh and relaxed.
Drink Enough Water
I cannot over emphasize the importance of water in keeping the skin glowing and healthy. Ask any skin specialist or cosmetician and he/she will tell you that drinking 8-10 glasses of water is critical for glowing and beautiful skin. This is because water helps to flush out built up toxins from the blood, which can otherwise cause irreversible damage to your skin. Water will actually negate the ill effects of a bad diet on your skin. So make sure you take in enough water during the day.
Nothing brings a more beautiful glow on your face than exercise. Exercise increases blood flow to the skin and opens the pores of the skin, thus making your skin look flushed, rosy and healthy. An early morning walk in fresh, cool air is just what your skin needs to look its best. Early morning and late evening is the best time to exercise when the sun is at its lowest and there are minimal chances of sun damage and tanning.
Cleanse, Tone and Moisturize
This is a tried and tested formula for youthful and supple skin recommended by skin specialists the world over. During the day, the skin accumulates dirt, grime and oil, which close the pores and make the skin dull, rough, patchy and oily. In order to keep the skin healthy, it is important to adopt a regimented cleansing routine. Purchase a skin friendly cleanser, toner and moisturizer from the market. Use the cleanser or face wash to wipe off dirt and grime. Follow it up with a toner to tighten the pores and moisturize the skin to keep it smooth and soft. A daily skin care routine will keep your skin clear and healthy for years to come.
Wash With Water
Just washing your face with cold water can do it a world of good. It can get rid of puffiness, baggy eyes and tiredness that reflect on your skin after a long and hard day of work. Do not overdo the washing. Washing your face twice a day is sufficient to give you a healthy and radiant glow.
Use Simple Home Remedies
Simple home remedies on your skin with the help of kitchen ingredients will do the skin a world of good vis-a-vis artificial skin care products. Use the pulp of a papaya or a banana along with curd as a hydrating mask on your skin. Crushed almonds with milk and honey can be effectively used as a scrub to get rid of dead skin cells. Turmeric has been known for its medicinal properties. Dilute a pinch of turmeric with gram flour and milk and use it as a paste to cleanse your skin. It will also get rid of the underlying tan or pigmentation if any.
Avoid The Use Of Chemicals
You may be lured by ads for various skin products that promise overnight results. However, it is proven that these products contain various kinds of chemicals that can do damage to your skin over time. Anything that is not natural cannot be good. Use skin care products with discretion and prudence. Make sure you study user recommendations before trying anything new on your skin.
Always Remove Make Up Before Sleeping
If you are a working professional, there are high chances that you will be using some amount of makeup. Make up can make you look good but it also contains harsh chemicals that can clog your skin pores, make the skin oily and cause the skin to break out. Always remove your make up at the end of the day. You get special make up removers for the same. Follow your make up removal with cleansing, toning and moisturizing.
Go In For Skin Massages
A regular oil massage on your skin can do wonders especially in cold and wintry climate when the skin becomes very dry and rough. Oil massages with pure coconut or olive oil are much better than any moisturizer. Massage your skin liberally with these oils 2-3 times a week. This will keep your skin soft and hydrated.
See A Skin Specialist
The skin is one organ, which is grossly neglected. Just like your annual visit to the dentist, it is important to see a skin specialist once a year to have your skin assessed. The dermatologist will be able to give you tips on basic skin care and prescribe remedial action for breakouts and pimples if any.
A bad diet will always reflect poorly on your skin. A diet that is high on fats, oils and spices often leads to ugly marks, wrinkles, spots and pimples. Have a good and nourishing diet that is high on fruits and vegetables. Fruits and vegetables are high on antioxidants, which make your skin glow.
Avoid Stress At All Costs
Stress can reflect on your skin and make you look older than what you are. Avoid stress like the plague by always keeping a happy and smiling disposition. This will make your skin radiate positive energy and a healthy glow.
Stay Out Of The Sun
Make it a point to stay out of the sun as the sun can cause irreversible skin damage. Use sunscreen when stepping out.