7 Skincare Must-Dos for a Healthy Glow
Healthy and plump skin is what most of us dream of. However, it’s not always easy, especially with many factors affecting skin health. The weather, your diet, skin products, hygiene, and even the air quality in your surroundings can affect your skin texture and glow. Hence, it’s always necessary to be concerned about your skin health. Here are 7 skincare must-do’s for a healthy glow:
Eat Appropriate Foods
Eating healthy and nutritious foods is what doctors often recommend. However, not many people take this advice seriously and they rather spend so much money on other products that can replace something as simple as eating healthy foods.
What you eat is what you are. Taking care of your skin starts from within. If your insides are good then it will reflect on your skin and on your disposition.
Salman and mackerel are omega-3 foods that will help with maintaining skin suppleness and glow. Sweet potatoes carrots and spinach are great sources of beta-carotene which can help with preventing wrinkles and sun damage.
It is common knowledge that exercising is overall good for your body. Besides helping with weight management, it can also help boost your skin’s glow. Have you ever noticed that if you do a little bit of exercise or if you run around the neighborhood for 30 minutes, your face looks flushed and the glow is different?
Your skin looks a bit clearer and your cheeks have this natural reddish hue? This is because of the increased blood flow.
Exercising can also really some of your pent-up stress. Therefore, a stress-free body is a healthy body that would include the biggest organ, your skin.
Drink Enough Water
How does it feel when you`ve not drank water for a few hours? Doesn`t it feel exhausting as if you`re gasping for air even if you`ve not done much physical activity? Not drinking water for quite some time can make you feel dizzy, make you look pale, give you low energy, and can even make your skin dry.
This is because hydrating is very essential not just for your skin but for your body. Well-hydrated skin is less likely to have wrinkles and tends to heal faster from scars. Drinking enough water for your body will also avoid clogging of pores, and give elasticity to your skin making it bouncy and supple.
Regularly Cleanse Your Face
Regularly cleansing your face is basic hygiene. Not doing so will accumulate dirt which this buildup can clog pores, and make your skin prone to acne and poor skin texture. Cleansing your face with a mild face wash can help remove anything that came in contact with your skin, allowing it to refresh overnight.
Exfoliation is the process of going deeper than the outermost layer of your skin. You can exfoliate 1-2x a week to help further remove clogged dirt. Avoid harsh exfoliators that will make your skin dry. Instead, opt for a mild scrub with pore clarifying and cleansing ingredients.
Hydrate and Protect
Besides drinking water, hydrating your skin with a moisturizer, essence or serum will help give your skin the hydra-boost it needs.
Besides moisturization, it’s equally important to protect your skin with high SPF to prevent premature aging and dullness.
There are a lot of debates as to whether facial massages actually work. Regardless, massaging key points in your face can make you soothe your stressed skin, and relax you. You can massage your face twice a day, once in the morning, and once in the evening. You can use a gua sha or a jade roller to massage your face, or you can simply use your fingers.
Before a facial massage, ensure that you have cleansed and moisturized your face. You can also put a face lotion or serum to make it easier to massage your skin.
You can tap your fingers lightly and as if you’re typing on your face, or you and use the rubbing technique where you drag your fingers across your temples, forehead, and chin. This will prevent wrinkles, promote blood circulation, and help rejuvenate the face.
All the necessary tips are right here, and all you have to do is maintain a skincare routine that works well with your skin, eat beneficial foods and exercise a few times a week for a natural glow.