5 Easy Ways To Make Your Skin Look Better
Some people think that the fate of one’s skin is determined from birth i.e. it’s either you’re born with perfect skin or you’re not. Are people really born with perfect skin?
Yes, genetics play a role in our overall health and that includes our skin. But the condition of our skin tends to be dynamic.
Our skin often reflects changes to our physical and mental state; puberty, pregnancy, hormonal changes, change of environment, diet, fitness, grief, stress, outdoor activities, illness or simply aging.
Apart from buying appropriate and quality skincare products, getting into skincare habits and lifestyles play a big role.
Here are 5 ways you can help your skin look better.
- Easy Ways To Make Your Skin Look Better: #1 Follow a Simple Routine
The basic requirement to get radiant, glowing, healthy skin is to CLEANSE, TONE & MOISTURIZE in the morning and in the evening. For your skincare products to be effective, you must be consistent in this simple routine. The secret is in the consistency.
So don’t stress yourself by thinking you need to use 10 different products all at once, in order to get your skin looking good and healthy. Just get a cleanser, toner and moisturizer that suits your skin. Then apply twice a day (Morning and Evening). Follow this simple 3-step routine religiously and check out the results weekly.
- Easy Ways To Make Your Skin Look Better: #2 Exfoliate your skin
Exfoliation is the process of removing dead skin cells from the outer layer of your skin.
When you don’t exfoliate your skin, the dead cells keep accumulating on its surface thereby making it difficult for your skincare products to penetrate and do their good work on your skin. The result is dull and patchy looking skin. By exfoliating regularly, you get brighter, smoother and softer skin.
You can use a physical exfoliator (sugar scrubs) or a chemical exfoliator (acids and enzymes) for the process. However, be careful not to over exfoliate your skin as this can damage the skin’s protective barrier and make it over-sensitized. Exfoliation should be done 2-3 times a week at most.
- Easy Ways To Make Your Skin Look Better: #3 Don’t Skip Sunscreen!
So, what are sunscreens? They are used to protect the skin from the harmful effects of the sun. Sunscreens help us to prevent against sunburn and premature aging. They have also been proven to help reduce the risk of skin cancer etc.
Although you may have heard this a million times by now, well don’t blame us. We are only looking out for you.
Protecting your skin from the UV rays is important. Never forget to apply sunscreen before heading out. Use one with at least SPF 30 and PA+++ (or PA++++) as it protects you from UVA and UVB rays. Reapply sunscreen every 2 hours when you are outdoors.
- Easy Ways To Make Your Skin Look Better: #4 Monitor Lifestyle habits
Are you always stressed? Barely have time to care for your skin. Using any odd product for your skin? You need to have a rethink of your how you’re living your life.
Embrace healthy lifestyle choices like eating timely balanced meals in small portions, taking fresh fruit juices and green smoothies, drinking lots of water daily, reducing alcohol consumption and getting up to 7-8 hours of sleep daily.
You should also get yourself a skincare therapy session at least once every 6 weeks at a wellness spa. Facials and body treatments keep your skin thriving and help you de-stress.
All these habits complement the work of your skincare products and make you glow from within.
- Easy Ways To Make Your Skin Look Better: #5 Exercise often
Whenever we say this, people always ask how exercise helps improve the skin? When you exercise, you are helping your body increase blood flow. This in turn helps nourish skin cells and keeps them vital. Our blood carries oxygen and nutrients to working cells throughout the body and this includes our skin.
Besides providing oxygen, blood flow also helps to carry away waste products, including free radicals from working cells.
We cannot overemphasize the role of discipline in every step that we've outlined above. So whilst you desire a change and crave for a more radiant looking skin, it is important that you take ownership of the process and acknowledge that you are the major driver of that process and so should be very conscious of your role in delivering your glow.