9 Beauty Tips For Achieving Healthy Glowing Skin21.1.16
If you want to improve your complexion, follow these nine beauty tips to help you achieve healthy glowing skin. 1 | Wash Your Face i...
If you want to improve your complexion, follow these nine beauty tips to help you achieve healthy glowing skin.
1 | Wash Your Face in the Morning
It sounds obvious but it’s surprising how many people don’t do it. Washing your face in the morning is essential for removing any remnants of skincare treatments used the night before; while you sleep your skin secretes toxins and sebum, which need to be removed so your daytime skincare routine will be most effective. Just because your skin looks clean doesn’t mean it is, so wash your face.
2 | Double Cleanse
A single cleanse or swipe of a make-up wipe might remove make-up but it won’t properly care for the skin. Double cleansing is all about a two-step process that cares for your skin properly and helps achieve a healthy, glowing complexion. The first cleanse removes make-up and sebum, while the second cleanse thoroughly deep cleans, drawing impurities up and out preventing a build-up of toxins, pollutants, and sunscreen.
3 | Avoid Products Containing Alcohol
The tight “squeaky clean” feeling of your skin after cleansing with a product containing alcohol is the result of your skin becoming dehydrated. When skin becomes dehydrated this can cause a buildup of dead skin cells and a dull complexion. Make sure your products contain very little alcohol, ideally none at all, to ensure your complexion remains plump and hydrated.
4 | Choose Products Formulated For Your Skin Type
If you’re interested in skin care and enjoy reading beauty blogs it’s easy to get swept up in the hype of popular products. Learning about your skin and selecting products formulated specifically for your skin type is key to maintaining a healthy complexion. Consider using a skincare journal to understand your own skin better and be cautious when introducing new products into your skincare routine.
5 | Exfoliate With Acid-Based Products
Exfoliating treatments containing containing glycolic, salicylic, and lactic acids will aid skin cell turnover rate, reduce past sun damage, clear pores, and soften the skin maintaining a smooth, healthy appearance. If you’re concerned about using potentially irritating acids on your skin, there are plenty of gentle formulas suitable for sensitive complexions that work just as effectively without distressing the skin.
6 | Wear Sunscreen
Exposure to the sun is the number one cause of premature ageing resulting in rough skin texture, discolouration, wrinkles, and general dullness. Always wear sunscreen. Apply sunscreen every day whether it’s summer or winter and reapply frequently. Choose products (both make-up and skincare) containing SPF and make sure you pay attention to and take measures to limit your exposure to the sun.
7 | Clean Your Brushes
It’s a chore nobody enjoys but cleaning your brushes regularly avoids transferring bacteria from the bristles and onto your face causing breakouts, irritations, and other skin complaints. Deep clean your make-up brushes weekly (if not more frequently) with spot-cleaning in between to prevent the transfer of bacteria. It’s also important to keep make-up products themselves and the storage they are kept in clean and free from dirt. Here's how to clean your make-up brushes and keep storage clean.
8 | Sleep Well
Sleep has huge benefits for our skin. Lack of sleep can cause a pale, lifeless complexion with dark circles caused by stagnant blood, which hasn’t properly drained from under the eyes. If you want to learn how you can get a better night’s sleep, read the secret to sleeping better.
9 | Read About Beauty and the Science of Skincare
The only way we can understand skincare and beauty products is to educate ourselves and the easiest way to do that is to read about the science behind it. Reading about the beauty industry will prevent us from being conned by marketing hype, teach us how to care for our skin better, and allow us to learn what products will, might, or definitely won’t work for us. Looking for a good place to start? Here are five beauty books everyone should read.