Healthy and glowing skin is a dream of women all over the world, as well as mine. However, glowing and radiant skin is rather a challenging task in modern world, where we should hurry, spend hours in air-conditioned rooms and be under constant pressure. Don’t get disappointed, I’m going to share some secrets with you! Read on to find out 9 simple steps to radiant and healthy skin.
Rinsing your face with cold water in the morning is the best way to alleviate puffiness, improve blood circulation and get you attuned to a new active day. Cold rinsing makes your skin elastic and refreshed, which prevents untimely aging. Add ice cubes to the water or prepare herbs extracts. This way, you will nourish and moisture your skin at the same time. Thermal water is another way to liven up your skin during the day. It’s convenient even if you wear thick makeup. Don’t worry, your mascara and foundation won’t disappear. Use a small beauty sprinkler, which you can easily place in your handbag.
2. Avoid stress
Probably you’ve heard about harmful and killing influence of stress on your skin. Stress hormones, adrenalin and cortisol prevent all the beneficial agents from nourishing your skin. As a result, your skin always looks exhausted, sallow and dull. I know that it’s easy to say “don’t worry,” and it’s sometimes unreal to follow this advice. However, if you want to have a radiant and glowing skin, you should try to avoid stress as much as you can. If you are already under pressure, try to alleviate stress with relaxing music, aroma lamps and hot bath with lavender essential oil. Remember that nothing can be worthier than your health and your beauty.
3. Stick to a healthy diet
Since your skin directly depends on your health and well-being of your body, it’s crucial to eat healthy. If you want to have a radiant and shining skin, forget about that low fat diet and skim milk. Your body should get all the necessary minerals, vitamins, proteins and antioxidants that are contained in main five food groups. Make sure you eat enough meat and fish, cereal, veggies and fruits and, of course, dairy products. Don’t starve yourself in chase of skinny body that resembles rather a skeleton. Start eating healthy and you will have not only beautiful skin but perfect body as well!
4. Skin treatment
Remember the golden rule of a healthy skin: cleaning, toning, moisturizing. In this very sequence. Sometimes we neglect this procedure for various reasons: we are tired, we have no time or we simply don’t want. Trust me, 5 minutes a day isn’t too much to stick to your skincare routine. Another rule you should follow deals with your makeup. You just have to remove it every evening before bed, no matter how exhausted you are. Sleeping with your makeup on can cause inflammations, outbreaks of acne and blackheads.
Exfoliating is an important step to a radiant skin. Scrubs remove all the harmful things, such as dead cells, powder, and dirt, from our skin. I use facial scrub once a week and due to this my face skin is so soft, smooth and shining. However you should be careful with rough agents if your skin is acne-prone or just too sensitive. Choose exfoliants with as tiny granules as possible to provide your skin with soft peeling. Use masks for deep pore cleaning and experiment with natural organic ingredients such as sugar or coffee. This is a surefire way to make your skin glow.
6. Sound sleep
Sound sleep is another essential thing that your skin requires. Sleep is the most powerful treatment you can get for free. A good 8-hour sleep provides your skin, hair and whole body with nutrients, which work for you when you are sleeping. It’s very difficult to hide the results of poor night sleep with makeup, you know it. That’s why stop doing business, watching TV or going clubbing late at night. Develop a habit of going to bed at the same time even on weekends. In a month you will fully appreciate the results of such a regime. Have a sound sleep and enjoy your radiant complexion and rested look.
7. Use a honey mask
Using a honey mask is a natural way to pamper and enhance your skin. They say that honey was Cleopatra’s favorite skin treatment, and since then honey is a very popular beauty product all over the world. Natural raw honey contains antioxidants and antibacterial agents and it’s a perfect at-home-spa treatment. Apply pure honey to your skin or combine it with lemon juice, coffee or essential oils. All these options are great if you want to clean, moisture and exfoliate your skin. One of the greatest advantages of using honey is its non-allergenic formula, thus it suits all skin types including problem-prone and sensitive skin. Honey is a must in every girl’s beauty arsenal.
8. Opt for a light foundation
Foundation is the thing that makes our skin shining when all the other natural ways fail. It’s very important beauty aid product since most women, including me, cannot leave their houses without foundation. Finding the foundation that would be perfect in color, texture and other properties is very challenging and almost fantastic task. I spent much time looking for my favorite one. And trust me, it was worth my efforts. When buying foundation, opt for light and almost transparent colors that don’t create mask effect on your face. Foundation is designed to even the tone and refresh your look. Entrust the blotches and imperfections to concealers.
9. Consider physical activity
Workouts help you burn calories, improve metabolism and blood circulation. All these processes contribute to your skin beauty, thus your look is tightly connected with your physical activity. I don’t say that you should wear yourself out in a gym days and nights. Physical activity in the morning, half an hour jogging or swimming once a week will help you stay fit without overexertion. Have fun with your friends when cycling and dancing, try underwater aerobics or amuse yourself with any kind of sport! Stay hydrated during your workout to remove toxins faster, renew fluids and get a radiant skin!
These were the steps to a beautiful and healthy skin and you should only follow them to achieve your goal. Are you going to try any of these tips? If you know some other secrets of glowing skin, let me know, please.