Natural Skin Care Tips for Healthier, Beautiful Skin
by Kathryn D'Imperio
When meeting someone new, most people take notice of the person�s face first. For this and other reasons, maintaining clean, healthy skin is paramount to self-esteem, confidence and even attitude.
Getting healthier skin is not contingent upon high-cost
prescription medications or obsessive skin care routines. Modifying your
daily routine a tiny bit and upholding disciplined cleansing habits can
help to add flawless skin to the list of your best qualities.
By avoiding foods that often make your face breakout, your skin will
be less oily and more resistant to blemishes. Some problem foods that
may cause pimples or breakouts include chocolate and other candy, French
fries, fast food, pizza and soft drinks.
To get your skin in better shape, you may not have to give up
everything that has negative effects on your skin, but rather, eat those
things in moderation. Have greasier foods as a special treat or on rare
occasion when eating a healthy, balanced meal is out of the question.
Hydrate and exercise
Drinking the recommended eight glasses of water per day coupled with
some regular exercise - walking, running, bicycling, engaging in sports
- should have a great impact on one�s complexion. Increased blood flow
due to aerobic exercise will positively impact one�s complexion with a
glowing look to replace dull skin.
Not only will exercise and drinking water help skin tone and
texture, but it will also make you feel more energized and great about
yourself. By keeping your body in shape, you will feel less stressed and
more capable of achieving those things you set out to do.
Monitor sun exposure
By using a moderate strength sunscreen, you will be protecting your
skin from sun damage, skin cancer, aging and premature wrinkles. Too
much sun can blister one�s lips, leaving them red, sore and charred.
Sunburned skin will eventually peel most times, leaving skin areas
blotchy and sensitive. The best approach to preventing sunburn and other
sun-caused skin problems is to monitor how much time one spends in the
sun and to avoid sun exposure by using sunscreen with SPF 15 or greater.
Practice a regular cleansing routine
Cleanse, exfoliate, tone and moisturize�this daily routine should
carry you on your way toward healthier skin. Select a gentle skin
cleansing solution that works for your specific type of skin - dry,
oily, normal. Using your selected product, cleanse face in a circular
motion and rinse with lukewarm water, as hot water zaps skin�s moisture.
Follow the cleansing stage with an exfoliant. A granular product
is often especially effective in smoothing rough areas and releasing
dead skin cells, allowing the face to be better moisturized. Perfect moisturizer
After the exfoliation process concludes, use a toner or an
astringent to tighten skin and remove any makeup or cleanser residue. A
nice alternative to a toner or astringent would be doing a facial masque
at least once a week, which tackles clogged pores while also firming
skin and leaving it soft and silky.
Finally, pat skin dry with a soft towel but do not dry up all the
water. Apply a moisturizer (with or without sunscreen) to help protect
skin from dryness. Those who have oily skin do not have to moisturize as
often as those who have dry, normal or combination skin.
By following the daily skin care routine along with drinking lots
of water, exercising and protecting your skin from sun damage, you
should soon notice positive results. Maintaining discipline and adhering
to your goal to achieve healthier skin make the actual task at hand so
much easier to accomplish.