There is no fountain of youth, no magic spell to make you naturally beautiful. The celebrities and models you adore have to follow a routine with multiple steps to look good. Genetics only plays a small part when it comes to physical appearances. If you want to look good, there are a couple of things that you need to follow.
Use the Right Products
You do not have to purchase the most expensive products have there nor do you have to use 10 to 15 different products on your skin.For most, a simple routine of washing, toning, moisturizing, and sun protection is enough.
You can incorporate products into your routine that has active ingredients that address skin issues that you may have like acne, dark spots, wrinkles, etc. If you have an uneven skin tone, for example, or just want to have glowing skin, a vitamin C lotion would give you the results you want. For acne, products with salicylic acid to dry out your pimples and unclog your pores.
Using the right products in a simple skincare routine trumps applying tons and tons of products on your face. Know your skin type, what ingredients give you good results, and what makes your skin react badly, and, finally, use sunscreen.
Exfoliate At Least Once a Week
Every day, you shed 50 million dead skin cells. Unfortunately, without a little nudge, they hang around and make you look sullen. Your dead skin cells may also get trapped in your pores, resulting in acne.
As you grow older, the shedding less efficient. To compensate, you need to exfoliate regularly.
Exfoliation removes the layer of dead skin cells and reveals radiant, youthful-looking skin. It also prevents your pores from becoming clogged and, therefore, keeps acne at bay.
There are two ways you can remove dead skin cells. The first and most popular is physical exfoliation which uses a rough object, like a scrub or a loofah, to slough away the top layer of the skin. The other, which is becoming increasingly popular, is chemical exfoliation. You probably have seen skincare products that contain Alpha hydroxy acids (AHA) and Beta hydroxy acids (BHA). These two ingredients promise to remove dead skin cells and reveal fresh skin cells.
Both methods are effective. It is up to you whether you should exfoliate with a physical exfoliant or a chemical exfoliant.
Pay Attention to What Goes Into Your Body
What you put inside your body matters. If you live on a diet of burgers and pizza alone, you unlikely will get the skin that you want.
If you want your skin to be clear, you need to eat a balanced diet. Increase your consumption of fruits and vegetables because they are rich in vitamins and minerals that nourish your skin from within. No amount of makeup or skincare can correct your skin problems if you have bad eating habits.
Although it can be annoying to hear, drinking more water every day can really boost your skin health. Water will not solve every problem that you have, but it hydrates your skin and improves your skin’s elasticity which, theoretically, would prevent premature aging.
Workout and Rest
By this point, you probably notice that the same habits that keep your body healthy have positive impacts on your skin, too. Therefore, exercise and sleep should also be a priority if you want to improve your skin.
You should exercise, not to lose weight, but to become healthy and strong. However, if you are looking for another reason, working out regularly can also keep you looking young.
Sleep, too, will give you the best skin you have ever had. There is truth to the term “beauty sleep.” When you sleep, your body repairs itself. Your skin, in particular, restores your glow by fixing the damages it gained from exposure to ultraviolet rays and other environmental factors.
When you do not get enough sleep, the process gets interrupted. As a result, the circles under your eye darkens, your skin sags and become dull, and you get wrinkles and fine lines.
Having a healthy lifestyle is the key to becoming naturally beautiful. If you set aside time every day to take care of yourself, it would reflect on your appearance.