It’s time to stop envying women with glowing and imperfection-free skin and become one of them. The truth is, any woman can achieve this, as long as she knows a few tricks and secrets and sticks to some good skin-care habits. This isn’t so hard, and you’ll feel better as soon as you acquire these habits and notice the obvious difference they make on your skin.
1. Healthy Diet
This habit is so much more than just for beautiful skin. Having a healthy diet can change your life – you will feel lighter in your body, you will be healthier and happier. But eating healthy also means having more beautiful skin. For example, if you’re having troubles with acne, it’s time to kick chocolate to the curb. And for young looking skin, make sure you eat a lot of fruit and vegetables, as well as whole grains.
In this day and age, when there are dangers such as pollution, cigarette smoke and UV rays lurking all around, you should seriously consider applying antioxidant-rich products on your skin before anything else. Antioxidants will protect you from free radicals determined to attack your collagen and elastin tissue and we all know that leads to wrinkles. No matter how young you are, you should pay attention to anti-age techniques as early as your 20s.
This is something you should start doing right away. Exfoliation is important because it allows you to get rid of those dead cells on your skin and let it breathe again. Some women do it once a day, some do it once a week, but it should definitely be among your top priorities when it comes to the health of your skin. However, you need to pay attention to the needs of your skin – don’t use techniques or products that don’t suit your skin and irritate it instead of helping it.
During hot summer vacations and hours you spend at the beach, don’t make the terrible mistake of neglecting sun protection. Your skin will thank you for using sunscreen and it’s not just beauty that counts here, it’s your health that’s a priority. Choose an SPF that suits your skin tone and you won’t have to worry about the damage and dangerous skin diseases.
Getting a good facial shouldn’t be considered luxury anymore. It is something every woman should treat herself to at least every two months. The benefits of a professional facial are endless. Not only are all your skin pores going to be cleaned the way you couldn’t clean them by yourself, but your face is going to regain moisture and glow, and restore oxygen. This habit will keep your face young for years to come.
6. Be Gentle
Many women make the mistake of scrubbing their face thinking it’s the best way to remove impurities, dead cells and toxins. But this couldn’t be further from the truth. You should always treat your skin gently and apply products with soft, circular movements as the skin responds best to that. Also, don’t rub your face with a towel when drying it but rather pat it. And make sure you use warm instead of hot water for washing and choose soaps that are not too strong and aggressive on your skin.
This should go without saying, but you would be surprised at how many women neglect properly cleaning their face after a long day. Getting dirt and pollution is one thing, but making sure every last bit of makeup is gone from your face is a whole different story. Don’t make the mistake of leaving your pores clogged overnight. It’s best to use an oil cleanser to make sure all the makeup is off, and then wash your face regularly. Ignoring this beauty habit can have serious consequences on your face in the future.
8. The Right Makeup
A lot of women consider makeup an essential part of their day and can’t imagine stepping outside of their homes without it. This is fine, as long as you know how to pick the right makeup for your skin type. It certainly isn’t the same if you have dry skin and if you have oily skin. Don’t be afraid to experiment until you discover what perfectly suits you and don’t go overboard. And whatever you do, always clean your face of all makeup before going to bed.