10 Things Women With Perfect Skin Do Every Day!
Waking up flawless is all in a few key steps.
1. Uses cleanser for your skin type.
For oily or acne prone skin, a salycylic gel or benzoyl peroxide wash works great, For dry mature skin, use either a moisturizing glycolic or milky cleanser. For skin with brown spots or melasma, use a brightening wash, such as an alpha hydroxy acid cleanser.
2. Go GREEN
Though it’s tempting to grab a coffee the minute you wake up choosing the right beverages can be a game changer. Drink a shot of chlorophyll every morning to brighten, oxygenate, and hydrate your skin. Drinking chlorophyll also helps drain puffiness by stimulating the lymphatic system, so it’s also good for cellulite.”
3. Maintains a healthy diet.
Your skin has a natural barrier to retain moisture, and essential to that is omega-3 fatty acid. Flax seeds on your salad or even walnuts will be an instant boost to your omega-3, thus increasing your skin’s ability to hold onto moisture. And be sure to eat a diet low in foods with a high glycemic index
4. Moisturizes every day and night.
The best times to moisturize are right after you get out of the shower and right before you go to bed, Try to avoid lotions with heavy fragrances and be make sure you find a moisturizer gentle enough for every day use with zero irritation.
5. Wears sunscreen 365 days a year — rain or shine.
Many people feel they only need to protect themselves on sunny days or when visiting the beach. But the truth is that we need to protect our skin even when we’re driving a car, flying in an airplane, or running errands. It’s the daily UV exposure that contributes to the visible signs of aging. What kind of sunscreen is best? Choose a broad-spectrum sunscreen with a SPF of 30 or greater — and remember that it needs to be reapplied every 2 hours.
6. Hydrates — in every way possible.
Every skin expert we spoke to emphasized the importance of hydration. A lack of water means less radiance and more sag. Choosing products (cleansing, moisturizing, and anti-aging) that have hydrating formulas. And, of course, drink around eight glasses of water a day.
7. Exfoliates a couple times per week.
We lose 50 million skin cells a day, and without a little extra nudge, they may hang around leaving the skin looking sullen. To fight this, you should “choose a product that is pH neutral so it doesn’t dry as it exfoliates. And don’t just stop with your face — the skin on your body needs exfoliation, too.
8. Take vitamins.
A balanced diet is important, but there’s more than one way to give your skin vitamins. There’s also topical antioxidants, which are serums and creams that contain ingredients that nourish the skin. These can really help to repair the skin from sun damage and they also have natural sunscreen properties. Not sure how to use them? The best time to apply them is right after cleansing, or they can be layered under your sunscreen for added protection.
9. Cleans your makeup brushes regularly.
To fight infection and clogged pores, wash concealer and foundation brushes once a week. For brushes you use around your eyes, she recommends twice per month, and for any other brushes, once a month is fine.
Here’s how: Put a drop of a mild shampoo into the palm of your hand. Wet the bristles with lukewarm water. Then, massage the bristles into your palm to distribute the shampoo into the brush. Avoid getting the metal part of the brush wet/or the base of the brush hairs because the glue could soften and the bristles could fall out. Rinse the shampoo out and squeeze out the water with a towel. Lay the brushes on their side with the bristles hanging off the edge of the counter to dry.
10. She sleeps well.
It’s not just about getting eight hours a night. Skin will also benefit from regularly using clean silk pillowcases. The material glides easily and prevents creasing and wrinkles. Silk is also easier on hair — it helps avoid tangles and breakage. Better hair and skin while you sleep?