With time, the concept of beautiful skin has changed; instead of focusing on skin color, the latest of skin care regimes focus the skin tone regardless of whether you are fair, dark, sandy, porcelain, brown or honey colored. Smooth, soft skin with an even skin tone without any unwanted spots and blemishes are some of the attributes that make skin stunning and striking.
Not everybody can afford to have expensive facials and skin treatments, however; one does not need to spend one’s precious savings on pricey procedures when you can achieve glowing skin with simple lifestyle modifications and effortless homemade remedies. Here is what you need to do
1. Lifestyle revisions
Beauty begins within and that is the target of the following minor lifestyle alterations, building the foundations of a glowing healthy skin.
Start with your diet; keep hydrated and include more of oxidant and vitamin enriched vegetables and fresh fruits, for example, watermelon that helps repair skin damage caused by sun exposure.
Fresh fruit juices deliver a loaded amount of vitamin C and E, which are two essentials for a healthy and glowing skin.
Keep low on dairy and processed food items as they contain preservatives, salt and may even contain unnecessary hormones that cause skin breakouts.
Snack on nuts like almonds and walnuts, containing high-quality fats, which play a huge role in skin rejuvenation and repair.
Take a beauty nap occasionally to pay off any sleep debts. Quit smoking and add a little physical activity like a walk to your daily schedule. Try bathing with lukewarm water instead of a hot splash, which burns your skin and causes redness. Always have an aftercare plan when you wax or thread your face to minimize the redness and irritation.
Keep the makeup brushes clean and washed along with your cell phone; these are home to many infectious agents that can cause recurrent infections and allergies.
2. Skincare protocol
Taking some direct measures for skin care is important even for the busiest of individuals.
An appropriate skin care comprises of daily exfoliating and cleansing and occasional face packs. Know your skin type and use suitable skin products accordingly. There are some basic principles, which should be applied to skin care regime of every type in order to get your skin glow.
Exfoliating on regular basis keeps your pores cleaned and tightened, follow with a cleansing agent to remove the dead cells. These simple two steps would make an immense difference, obvious to the onlooker. It will also help to break your habit of sleeping with your makeup on. However, do not ignore your neck and chest while going through the entire procedure.
Keep your skin moisturized and use some of the best ones. Applying a serum would multiply the moisturizing benefits as well as save you some pennies, as ‘less is more’ holds true for serums. Be patient enough with your products to reveal results and if you are not satisfied, replace them with herbal ingredients to maintain the pH balance of your skin.
“Over time, the natural enzymes in your skin work less effectively at removing dead skin cells, so they hang on and prevent your skin from reflecting light,” experts say. To wipe the ashy and gray look, use alpha-hydroxy acids to speed up the cell turnover and giving it a glowing smooth look.
“Everyone should use retinol,” says New York dermatologist Doris Day. “It has decades of clinical data to support its efficacy, helps skin cell turnover, and boosts collagen production to keep skin firm and youthful.” Therefore look for AHA and retinol-based exfoliators and moisturizers.
Do not forget sunscreen as it promotes healthy, glowing and younger looking skin.
3. Homemade remedies
- Turmeric and tomato face pack
- Yogurt and orange peel face pack
- Fruit mask
- Banana and egg white mask
- Cucumber and lime face mask
All of these face packs and masks contain natural ingredients, supplemented with loads of vitamins and anti-oxidants. Containing skin lightening and anti-inflammatory qualities, these homemade masks are uncomplicated and hassle-free recipes for a beautiful and glowing skin.