When your insides are healthy, your skin looks its best.
Try a healthy diet and supplements with your skin-care regimen.
500-1,000 mg supplements of purified fish oil will keep your skin hydrated and naturally moisturized, and they can also help minimize symptoms of eczema.
The importance of fish oil is widely touted for cardiac health, preventing cancer, improving memory, and keeping our immune systems in check.
Eat a Mediterranean diet full of fish, fruit, vegetables, olive oil, and tea. This diet provides the skin with the good omega fatty acids and antioxidants it needs to maintain a healthy glow and reverse sun damage.
Eat foods with antioxidants and good fats such as blueberries, blackberries, cranberries, broccoli, tomatoes, spinach, carrots, kale, beans, prunes, raisins, tea, and whole grains and avocados.
Exfoliation is key in order to remove the dead, complexion-dulling skin cells that accumulate on top of your skin. When you exfoliate, you're revealing fresh cells underneath, evening out the skin's surface, and giving it a healthy glow.
Try mixing corn meal with warm water.
This DIY money-saving mixture can act as a scrub. Use it twice a week.
Exfoliate with a well-formulated alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) or beta hydroxy acid (BHA) product. You don't need both — AHAs are generally best for dry, sun-damaged skin while BHAs are best for acne- or blackhead-prone skin.
You will see increased smoothness, improved skin tone, and fewer wrinkles.
Avoid smoking. The difference in texture, wrinkles, and pigmentation is enormous between smokers and nonsmokers. For every ten years you smoke, your face ages 14 years.
No picking, squeezing, or fussing over your blemishes.
That damage will lead to scarring and more breakouts.
Never go out without SPF 30 on your face, neck, ears, chest, and hands. This will help keep dark spots and premature skin aging under control. If you're driving a long distance, keep applying SPF 30 on your hands, face, and neck. And don't forget that glass doesn't filter UV rays, even in your home or office!
Cleansing your face at the end of the day is a must.
Pollutants, debris, and oils all accumulate on your skin throughout the day, so you need to wash them off.
Sulfates make your cleanser foam, but they strip too much of your skin's sebum away, leaving you feeling dry, flaky, and even itchy. Look for sulfate-free formulas of body washes and face cleansers and check the ingredient labels — sodium lauryl sulfate is the biggest culprit, but any ingredient in which the last word is 'sulfate' is best avoided.
As the thinnest skin on the body, the eyelids tend to be very sensitive.
Most people often neglect their lips.
Here's a simple homemade scrub recipe that's effective to get plump, smooth, kissable lips: Take some white sugar, mix some olive oil, and scrub your lips.
Also, get into the habit of running your toothbrush across your lips in a gentle scrubbing motion to exfoliate.
The body depends on sleep for every single thing it does. Skin cells are some of the most rapidly rejuvenating cells in the body and our body repairs itself at night while we sleep.
When skin cells don't turn over quickly enough, our skin looks dull and lifeless, and so do we.
Try to sleep on your back. Doing so prevents wrinkles.
Your skin needs its daily dose of water, which is more than your intake of H20.
Sodium hyaluronate, more commonly known as hyaluronic acid, helps balance your skin, bringing it to a normal pH level. Balanced skin is ideal for all healthy skin functions.
When this ingredient is used in cosmetic formulations at a high concentration (check the ingredients list and make sure it is somewhere in the middle or toward the top of the list), it will leave your skin plump and 'dewy' looking.
Apply facial serums or lotions to the back of your hands and then "roll" the back of your hands up your neck. Now you've treated your neck and hands at the same time.
These are the two telltale areas often forgotten that show signs of aging.
As soon as the weather turns cold, put ordinary honey, (a natural ‘humectant’) on the back of your hands for 3-6 days or nights. This stops red, scaly, bleeding hands from starting and keeps them smooth all winter. Coconut Oil and Olive Oil are natural moisturizers.
Wet (but don't drain) caffeinated tea bags and freeze. Use the frozen tea bags on closed eyes for 20 minutes three times a week to reduce dark circles, puffiness, and discoloration. Tea bags can be any brand but MUST have caffeine, which does the work.
Take biotin every day. It helps keep your nails harder and thicker since they tend to thin and peel with age.
Wash your makeup brushes often and change your sponges frequently as bacteria love to live in them.
You don’t want to apply fresh makeup with a brush filled with old makeup as it can retain bacteria and cause breakouts.
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