Real beauty comes from within, following a healthy lifestyle, eating healthy, sleeping properly, exercising, drinking plenty of water, following a proper skin care regime, etc. Listed below are a few tips on how to improve skin complexion naturally, do read on. Daily stress, tension, pollution, exposure to extreme weather and ultra violet sun rays are some of the reasons which can effect your skin complexion. Lack of vitamins, moisture and sleep, unhealthy eating habits, not following proper skin care regime, late nights, smoking, drinking, not drinking enough water can have adverse effects on your skin complexion.
Skin Care Regime:
1. Cleanse Your Skin Twice Daily:
Cleansing your facial skin daily twice at am and pm is a must. Cleansing helps get rid of all the dust, dirt, grime and gives a clean fresh looking skin.
2. Choose The Right Facial Wash:
Depending on your skin type, use the right face wash to cleanse your skin daily. Use a gentle facial cleanser meant for your skin type. There are different types of cleansers available for different skin types and to address different skin problems.
3. Use Cold or Lukewarm Water:
Use cold or lukewarm water to wash your facial skin. Hot water will make your skin dry and strip moisture from your skin.
4. Use Patting and Pampering Movements:
Dry your facial skin with a soft textured towel and use patting movements. Do not rub your facial skin roughly, instead, pamper and love it.
5. Toning and Moisturising:
After washing your face remember to tone and moisturise your skin. Depending on your skin type, texture and skin problems, choose the right product which will keep your skin moisturised and help maintain your skin’s ph balance. Even if you have oily or acne prone skin, you have to use a toner and a light moisturiser for your skin type.
6. Exfoliate Your Skin:
To cleanse your skin deeply and get rid of dead cells, it is necessary to exfoliate your skin once or twice a week. You can use a homemade scrub or pick a good scrub suitable for your skin type. Exfoliating will buff away the dead skin cells and reveal the bright skin.
7. Facial Masks:
Use homemade facial masks to deep cleanse and restore your skin. Mask will lift impurities, brighten your complexion and make your skin glow. Alternatively, you can buy an organic mask, depending on your skin type and skin problem you want to address.
8. Use Sunscreen / SPF Based Moisturiser:
Before going out in the sun during daytime, apply a SPF based moisturiser or use sunscreen on your regular moisturiser. This will help protect your skin and prevent it from damage, caused by free radicals.
9. Do Not Touch Your Face Often:
Most of us have this bad habit of frequently touching our face, especially when we have blackheads, pimples, whiteheads, dry skin, acne. Try not to touch your face and fiddle. The more you touch your face, the more dirt and bacteria gets into your skin. This usually makes the situation worse.
10. Cleanse Your Makeup Nicely:
If you wear makeup daily, use a makeup cleanser to remove your makeup before washing your face with a face cleanser. Make sure you remove all your makeup, before going to bed, even if it is very late. Your skin will thank you and reward you.
11. Clean Your Makeup Brushes Regularly:
If you wear makeup daily, please make it a point to clean your makeup brushes once a week or at least once in two weeks. Keep your makeup brushes clean. Dirty makeup brushes can spread bacteria onto your face. This may lead to acne, breakouts and pimples. Clean your makeup brushes at regular intervals using a makeup brush cleaner.
12. Use Organic Products:
Try to use natural remedies and organic products for your facial skin. Read the ingredients before buying any skincare products. Try to avoid cleanses and exfoliators with harsh ingredients, which can harm your skin and strip moisture from your facial skin.
Keep Yourself Hydrated:
1. Drink Plenty Of Water:
You should drink eight to ten glasses of water daily, to keep yourself hydrated. Water helps flush out impurities from your body, keeps you moisturised and gives a healthy glow to your complexion.
2. Drink Green Tea:
Green tea is rich in antioxidants and has anti-inflammatory properties. It is great for your skin. Try drinking warm or iced green tea, without any sugar added.
3. Drink Fruit Juices:
Fruits have lots of vitamins, anti oxidants and moisturising properties. Drink unsweetened, natural and fresh fruit juices. This will keep your body hydrated, flush out toxins and give a healthy and younger looking complexion.
4. Drink Fresh Tender Coconut Water:
Keep your skin and body hydrated with coconut water. It allows you to ingest multiple beneficial vitamins and nutrients such as vitamin C, B, K, zinc, iodine, selenium, manganese, and more. These ingredients will nourish you from the inside out, boosting your skin complexion and overall health.
Avoid late nights, make sure to get at least seven to eight hours of sleep daily. Sleep is important for your complexion and overall health. While you are sleeping, skin repairs and restores itself. Try to sleep on your back, instead of sides or on stomach. This will help prevent wrinkles, puffiness and under eye bags. Use a soft smooth satin pillow cover, avoid abrasive and cotton pillow covers. Keep your head slightly elevated while sleeping to prevent fluid buildup on your face.
Eat plenty of fruits, vegetables, healthy proteins,omega 3 fatty acids, vitamin A, B, C, D, E and lean meats.
1. Omega 3 Fatty Acids:
Healthy fats are found in avocado, fish, nuts and seeds. Also contains vitamin E. Helps hydrate your skin and keep it young.
An antioxidant found in broccoli, eggs, fish, nuts, shell fish and tomatoes. Protects your skin against sun damage and age spots.
3. Vitamin C:
It is an antioxidant and it helps brighten and give a healthy glow to your skin. Helps reduce blemishes. Found in blackcurrants, blueberries, broccoli, guava, kiwi, oranges, papaya, strawberries, and sweet potatoes.
4. Vitamin E:
Found in avocado, nuts, seeds and vegetable oils. Helps slow down ageing process, making your skin healthier.
Helps repair damage and keeps skin soft. You can find it in fish, lean red meat, poultry, nuts, seed, shell fish and whole grains.
Avoid Unhealthy Food Habits:
Avoid junk, fried, oily and processed foods. They may damage your skin or have adverse effects. Some foods do more harm, than good to your skin. You should consume less dairy products, carbohydrates, white flour and sugar. These may lead to acne, skin sagging and premature ageing.
Exercising for at least thirty minutes a day helps increase blood flow to your skin and keeping it healthy. Workout helps reduce stress and tension, keeps you fit and also helps your skin. Sweating releases all the toxins from the body. You can exercise at home, join a gym or go for long walks. Joining yoga is an another good way of keeping your skin and body fit and releasing all the stress, tension and toxins. Meditation helps you focus on your breathing and helps release all the stress and tension.
Relax And Release Tension:
Stress and tension is not good for your skin. Try to relax, listen to soft music, do yoga, meditate, persuade a hobby. Go for long walks.
Avoid Smoking And Drinking:
Smoking and drinking are not good for your skin complexion sand overall health. Quit smoking, it leads to premature ageing, sagging and wrinkles. Try not to consume alcohol. Alcohol dehydrates you, contributing to dry skin, fine lines and wrinkles. It can refrain your body from absorbing enough vitamins crucial for skin regeneration. Alcohol dilates the blood vessels in your face, leading to redness, puffiness, and permanent spider veins. If you drink alcohol, limit your intake and make sure to consume plenty of water before and after drinking.
Hope the above tips are useful. Thanks for reading!
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