Your Skin is the largest and, obviously, the mos beautiful organ of your body providing protection from mechanical impacts, micro-organisms and radiation as much as it regulates your body temperature and makes sensations possible.
Furthermore, it is a pretty reliable indicator for your health, so you want to treat it well by cleaning, pampering, and feeding it healthy
nutrients. And by following our beauty tips for flawless glowy skin!
But does a healthy looking, glowy skin have to cost a fortune and countless visits
to dermatologists and aestheticians?
Nope.Most people’s issues can be fixed with simple changes to their daily routines – and also for those lucky ones of you who have flawless skin, I’m sure this blog will give you some guidance on how to upgrade even that.
So, apart from the most common mistakes as sleeping with your makeup on and
applying the wrong products, what can you do to get that flawless, picture ready and stunning skin you’ve wanted for so long?
1. Go get that beauty sleep in!
Calling it “beauty sleep” is actually pretty accurate. Sleep is essential for your health (and your skin’s health!): it lets your body regenerate, rebalance hydration and lowers the body’s production of cortisol – a stress hormone that eventually leads to inflammation and in the worst cases even causes acne.
– Tip: this sounds so obvious but make sure to change your pillow case at least once a week since they’re pure bacteria, oil and dirt magnets absorbing all those things from our faces.
– Tip: Sleeping masks! During your sleep, your skin repairs as it’s metabolism improves, enabling it’s cells to reproduce more efficiently. This process can be boosted by wearing a hydrating overnight mask – and who doesn’t want to wake up with flawless looking skin?
2. Know your skin type!
Oily, acne-prone, dry, sensitive, mature, mixed… which one are you? Being unaware might have a negative impact on your skin’s natural balance and trigger irritation, inflammation, breakouts or even premature aging – just by using the wrong product.
Keep in mind: Your skin type is more than likely to change throughout the seasons and your life. Because of this it’s super important to switch up your skincare – age and season according.
3. Summer, sun, tan … Wrinkles?
Sooner or later and without proper protection – yes. Every dermatologist
will tell you this. Wearing sunscreen on a daily (even on cloudy days) basis to protect your skin from sun damage is one of, if not THEmost important thing you can do for long term results because 90% of how fast your skin ages is directly linked to sun exposure.
4. You are what you eat
Well… at least your skin is revealing a lot about your diet – and no matter how fancy and expensive your skin products might be; without proper nutrients
inside your body, your skin will never be 100% on point.
So get your glow by feeding your body with beauty-boosting vitamins and
minerals, nutrients to strengthen your gut and avoiding things such as dairy, gluten and sugar.
Also make sure to supply your skin with good fats (flaxseed, coconut oil, avocados, extra virgin olive oil, …): they will gift you with radiant, glowing and healthy looking skin.
And, as all of us know but everyone happily ignore: drink plenty of water! If you’re not drinking enough water, you pretty much invite your skin to look dull and create fine lines.
Tip: Drinking water first thing in the morning wakes up your body and encourages blood flow. Try to drink at least half your body weight throughout the rest of your day, in ounces (130 pounds = 65 oz of water) to flush out toxins and remove excess oils and dirt.
Tip: Aloe vera leaves reduce facial acne flare ups thanks to it’s anti-inflammatory characteristics. It also helps healing existing acne, preventing future breakouts, and soothing sunburns.
5. Promote radiant and glowing skin with exfoliation!
Note that down – It’s a crucial step in any good skincare
routine since it removes dead skin cells, dust, dirt, and impurities and most importantly clears out clogged pores and hair follicles to prevent acne and help to better absorb applied skincare products.
But should you go for physical or chemical exfoliants?
Dr. Kelly Park of Lakeside Dermatology in Illinois has a clear opinion “Physical exfoliants can be unnecessarily harsh and abrasive on the skin, leading to dryness and
irritation. Not only that, they can cause microtears and damage the skin over time, leaving it prone to irritability.”
So the go-to is definitely a chemical exfoliant we’d recommend using a chemical
exfoliant such as AHAs or BHAs or an enzyme-based formula.
Avoid over-exfoliation by using a chemical exfoliant only two to three times a
6. Magic? No -Retinol,
Omega-3 fats, Vitamin C, E, K and A
Did you know that Retinol is known for fading scars, reducing wrinkles and evening your skin tone?
Or that vitamin C (oranges, strawberries, kiwis,…) , one of the strongest anti-oxidants, promotes elastin and collagen synthesis all while protecting your skin from age accelerating stressors? It’s even said to reverse some sun damage and prevent wrinkles and sagging.
Vitamin A (dark leafy greens, carrots,…) rejuvenates your
skin, smoothes out fine lines, helps repair skin tissue and protects against
the sun’s rays. Vitamin E (mangos, almonds, broccoli, spinach,…) is said to
help balancing the skin’s moisture levels and working as an effective antioxidant while Vitamin K (pears, plums,…) removes dark under eye circles.
Tip: A cold spoon decreases puffiness and inflammation too – just put it into the fridge over night and hold it on your under eye area for a while after.
And Omega-3 fats (salmon, hering, sardines, …)? Apparently it can reduce certain forms of skin cancer, protect against sun damage and pulls water and nutrients into the skin while keeping toxins out.
7. Leave your pimples alone!
Short and simple.
We hope you enjoyed our top 7 beauty tips for flawless glowy skin !