Do you know that moment when you’re getting ready for a party and you have the perfect outfit planned out, your hair is beautifully styled, your makeup game is on point, and you’re pretty satisfied with your amazing fashionista skills. Now if only you weren’t sporting a giant red pimple in the middle of your forehead you’d look like a million bucks.
It’s unfortunate when our own skin fails us and ruins all our efforts to rock that city chic outfit. But, this kind of thing can be avoided if we give it the care it needs and make sure that is stays healthy and lush. How do you accomplish this? Glad you asked! Read on for some awesome tips.
Healthy from within
If you gorge yourself with greasy, processed food, is it any wonder that your skin looks bad? Ask any person who ever went on a diet – their weight wasn’t the only thing that changed. If you want clear skin, it has to start within. Wasting a bunch of money on expensive skincare won’t do much if you lead a bad lifestyle, so cut down on sugar, eat more veggies, and throw in an exercising routine in there somewhere for a boost to circulation and an added healthy glow.
This is where most people tend to get lazy. It’s easy to shrug and find excuses, but if you want to have beautiful skin then sunscreen is absolutely necessary. It’s not even just about beauty, either. Not using high SPF regularly can increase your risk of developing melanoma, especially if you’re a pale princess and burn easily in the sun. Sunscreen will help you prevent wrinkles and hyperpigmentation, and it should be used every day, even in winter.
Sometimes a girl’s gotta treat herself and let professionals nurture her skin to perfection. Chemical peels can restore youthfulness to your skin, and microdermabrasion can help with acne scars, blackheads, sun spots and give your skin a smooth, even texture. Going to a good cosmetic clinic is an excellent way to deal with any skin issues you may have, so ask the professionals there to recommend a treatment that can help solve your problems. Most of these treatments are safe and non-invasive, so treat yourself to this luxury whenever you can afford it.
All that gunk that piles up on your face can really make your skin look bad and make your makeup more difficult to apply. Exfoliate your skin once or twice a week to get rid of all the dirt and unclog your pores. Your skin will be smooth, soft, and it will soak up any products you apply more easily. St. Ives Apricot Scrub is the cult classic, and a lot of people swear by it, though if you have sensitive skin you might want to go with something more gentle, like Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant.
Vitamin C serum
Serums are a really great thing to have in your skincare routine, and if they contain vitamin C, they can really help brighten it and make it appear more youthful and glowy. They also help the production of collagen, so you can look forward to flawless, wrinkle-free skin.
First signs of aging usually appear in mid-twenties, so even younger women could really benefit from using a retinol-based moisturizer. You can ask your dermatologist to give you a prescription for a retinol cream, or you can just use over the counter options. Neutrogena Rapid Wrinkle Repair moisturizer has an SPF of 30, so you don’t need to use two separate products for your sunscreen, and your daily moisturizer.
Looks like simple water in a can, but it’s a lot more than that. Thermal water is full of minerals and it has some amazing benefits for your skin. It can nourish it gently, soothe irritations and refresh it whenever you’re feeling like you need an extra dose of moisture during the day. Uriage thermal water has the highest mineral content than most other thermal waters, and keeping a small bottle in your purse makes it easy to use on the go. It can also be used instead of a setting spray, to give your makeup a flawless finish and avoid that cakey, powdery look.
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