Clear and glowing skin is for many people a constant daily quest. But modern work schedules and family responsibilities make it challenging to stay consistent and maintain the desired skincare routine. However, there’s no need to stress further as there are always ways you can incorporate nifty tricks into your day. It only takes a little effort and creativity!
With the following practical and useful tips, flawless, blemish and acne-free skin you’ve always dreamed of will become a reality!
The golden rule
The greatest of all rules is to never ever go to bed without having removed your make-up first. Your skin needs time to breathe and recuperate and layers of make-up prevent that, clogging pores and causing blackheads and blemishes. Remove your make-up religiously every evening with a make-up remover or some olive oil on a cotton pad. Then use a face wash to thoroughly clean your skin of any make-up residue.
Don’t forget to exfoliate at least once or twice a week. This will remove the layers of dead skin leaving you with a healthy glow and brighter skin. Also using overnight masks from Australian Skincare and Cosmetics weekly will help your skin become soft, smooth and regenerated.
Always use SPF
Applying sunscreen with at least SPF15 is an absolute must! It will block both UVA and UVB rays. Long sun exposure can cause age spots, blemishes, wrinkles, and other skin problems, so you need to protect your skin from the effects of the sun. Another trick is to ensure the sunscreen you use is either non-acnegenic or non-comedogenic so that the product doesn’t block your pores.
It’s important you don’t skip the sunblock even on cloudy or cold days. Even then, the sun reaches your skin and can cause damage. D
Watch your diet
A healthy diet is part of the healthy skin equation. Make sure you watch what you eat – lots of fresh vegetables and fruits, sufficient protein and vitamins, and lots of water. A diet low in sugars fats but rich in vitamin C promotes radiant skin. A low-sugar diet will also keep your insulin levels down enabling cells to maintain a healthy balance.
Lead a healthy and active lifestyle
Regular exercise that includes running, jogging, cycling, swimming and yoga will give your body much needed blood circulation, and it will help speed up the cleansing process of your whole body. If you chronically lack time, take at least a brisk walk around your neighbourhood. Whatever you do, don’t skip the skincare routine before and after a workout. Applying a toner will help minimize oil production before exercising heading out, and exfoliating after, and applying a hydrating cream will moisturize the skin.
In addition, do your best to ensure you sleep at least 8 hours every night. Lack of sleep will get your skin looking tired, dull and saggy.
Staying hydrated is a staple of good overall health. Make sure you drink lots of water every day, at least 8 glasses, more if you can. Also, including fruits and vegetables with high water content in your meals will help your hydration, so fill up your fridge with watermelons, cantaloupes, cucumbers, oranges, strawberries, and grapefruits.
Don’t ignore rose water – it can help in the prevention and reduction of puffy eyes in the morning, it maintains pH balance and naturally hydrates your skin if you spray it on throughout the day.
Establish a self-care routine
However hectic your lifestyle may be and however busy your work and family schedule is, do your best to establish some kind of regular self-care routine. Self-care is not selfish! Find time for yourself and avoid stress as much as possible. Stress makes your body produce hormones such as cortisol that can make your skin more oily and can sauce a variety of other health issues.
Make it a part of your evening routine to always clean your face, apply a mask, play some soothing instrumental music, and allow yourself some downtime. Include some breathing exercises and meditation. Remember – the more you meditate, the more you radiate!
By following these tips and tricks, you’ll be able to develop a working daily routine that will get you on your way to having radiant, glowing, and healthy skin.