The flawless, blemish- and acne-free skin that you’ve always desired does not have to be a dream. It can be reality.
In this post, we’ll provide brilliant face-care tips to help you get that glow you’ve always wanted. Excited, happy or stressed, it’s your face that gives you away. So we’ve rounded up expert tips on daily skin care, keeping blemishes at bay and enhancing your natural beauty.
6 Dos & Don’ts for Beautiful Skin
1. The Golden Rule
Do: Make sure you always (and we mean always) remove your makeup before hitting the sheets. The skin needs to breathe overnight. And makeup prevents that, as leaving it on overnight clogs the pores which may cause blemishes and/or blackheads. Don’t possess a makeup remover? Just put some olive oil on a cotton pad and gently massage the oil onto your face to get rid of the makeup and dirt.
Don’t: Never forget that exfoliation is indispensable. At least once or twice a week, exfoliate your skin to remove the dead layers. This is sure to leave you with a healthier glow and brighter exterior. You can also apply a paste of walnut in powder form with yoghurt for exfoliation, as the antioxidants present in walnuts help remove dirt and promote radiant skin. Never forget to exfoliate your skin and remove the makeup before calling it a night.
2. Sun and Skin
Do: Apply sunscreen. Since a lifetime of sun exposure can cause wrinkles, age spots and other skin problems, you have to protect your skin from the sun. Make sure the label reads ‘noncomedogenic’ or ‘nonacnegenic’ so that the product does not tend to block pores.
Don’t: You should not skip the sunscreen, whether it’s cloudy or cold outside (no excuses). If you’re heading to a beach or around reflective surfaces like snow or ice, lather your skin up with some more sunscreen with SPF of at least 30. Sunscreen with SPF of at least 15 blocks both UVA and UVB rays.
3. You are What You Eat
Do: Keep a note of what you put on your plate. Eat fresh fruits, greens, sufficient protein and vitamins. A diet rich in vitamin C and low in fats and sugar promotes radiant skin. Consider a low-sugar diet, which can keep insulin levels down, allowing cells to maintain a healthy balance.
Don’t: Please, do not eat spicy and fermented foods, salt, citrus fruits, fried food. Instead favour blander foods such as rice, oatmeal and applesauce”, Fresh fruits and greens are what healthy skin needs.
4. Sweat It Out!
Do: Exercise regularly. Running, jogging and yoga will give your body the necessary blood circulation, and also accelerate the cleansing process of your entire body. You will notice a glow on your face after working out. Racing against time? Just take a brisk walk around the block.
Don’t: Do not skip skincare before and after a workout. Apply a toner to help minimize oil production before heading out. Exfoliate after, and then apply shea butter or olive oil to moisturize the skin. Running, jogging and yoga will accelerate the cleaning process of your body.
5. Beauty Sleep
Do: Try to sleep at least 8 hours every night. If you don’t get enough shut eye, your skin gets tired just like you – it sags and you get bags. So don’t risk it. You can also apply honey on your face twice or thrice a week to naturally soothe and heal your skin.
Don’t: Forget to wash and moisturize your face before going to bed “For dry skin, use milder cleansers that are free from alcohol. Apply lots of moisturizer, and avoid hot water as it dries out the skin excessively.” Never forget to wash your face before sleeping and moisturize well.
6. H2O (Water) to the Rescue
Hydrate yourself. Drink lots of water daily, at least 8 glasses if not more.