We all want to look beautiful, with a glowing radiant skin. But most of us have resigned to the fact that our skin is less than perfect. Lack of proper skincare routine and a good diet makes it next to impossible to attain that radiant glow. The following 10 tips will help you rejuvenate your skin and get back your youthful glow.
1. Wear Sunscreen.
Wearing sunscreen is the single easiest way to look younger for life. “Most of the wrinkles are from sun exposure. It’s so much easier to prevent the damage than it is to fix it afterwards. That means no slacking during winter months either, when rays are just as strong and can reflect off of buildings and sidewalks
2. Clean Your Makeup Brushes
Most women never wash their brushes or sponges, even though they collect dirt and bacteria which can cause breakouts. You should wash loose powder brushes every two to three weeks, and those used to apply foundation once a week.
3. Sanitize Your Smartphone.
That iPhone you can’t keep your hands off of can get more germ-infested than a toilet in a public toilet. In fact, the glass touchscreens on mobile devices are so good at spreading viruses that sharing them may be almost as bad as sneezing in someone’s face. All those germs land right on your cheek and jawline every time you chat away, causing spots and irritation.
4. Drop Dairy From Your Diet.
Dairy products contain cow hormones that stimulate your oil glands and your pores, leading to acne. Beware of hidden dairy in foods like salad dressing, protein bars, and shakes. And if you have to go there, stick to skimmed milk.
5. Hit The Sack Early.
It’s called beauty sleep for a reason. Sleep deprivation lowers circulation, which is why you look pale and washed out if you only get a few hours. It’s also the best time to rejuvenate your skin. Your body’s cellular renewal team has the night shift, so this is when you want to equip your skin with as many nutrients and hydrating ingredients it needs to do a fine job.
6. Don’t Neglect Your Neck And Chest.
Most of us are guilty of stopping our skincare routine as soon as we hit our chin. And our neglected neck and chest take vengeance by wrinkling, sagging, and displaying dark spots that beg to be hidden by a turtleneck. Use the same products as you would on your face, but start lightly when applying active ingredients like retinols or acids since they may cause some initial irritation.
7. Take Off Your Makeup Before Bed.
Leaving makeup and dirt on skin doesn’t just clog pores; it can cause excessive dryness and even skin dandruff. Don’t forget to thoroughly remove eye makeup too. It can lead to bumpy rashes around the eyes or small white bumps called milia cysts.
8. Stay Out Of Hot Water.
A steamy shower may feel great, but it’s one of the worst things you can do for your skin. Not only does the heat strip essential oils, but it creates a mild burn. Blood vessels respond by dilating in an effort to cool the skin, causing flushing and ruddiness.
9. Slip On Your Sunglasses.
They provide more protection against under-eye wrinkling and aging than sunscreen. While your eyes are equipped to handle sunlight, the area around them is comprised of the thinnest skin, where most of the signs of aging are.
10. Drink An Extra Glass Of Water.
Water helps clear the toxins that cause inflammation and blemishes. It also assists in transporting nutrients and oxygen to skin cells, and preventing dehydration, which can cause premature aging. Drink at least 8 glasses of water each day, more if you’re active or live in a warm climate. To add a little flavour, try a skin-soothing tea like chamomile or mint.