8 Health Secrets To Flawless Skin
Posted on September 24 2019
You see them everywhere - women with Flawless skin, whom like Beyonce, seeminly, "woke up like this." Their faces glow like the bright sun on the ocean waters. And you think to yourself, what products or beauty routine are these women using? Well, guess what? They did not wake up like that. These flawless faced women have formed healthy habits that developed beautiful skin over time. And you don't have to spend big money on products or change your entire beauty routine in order to have a healthy, glowing skin.
Here's the simple secrets to flawless skin:
1. Eating Healthy To Flawless Skin
Start by cutting out breads, pasta, sugars, any processed food, and add lots of lean protein, greens and healthy fats. You see immediate improvement in your complexion and energy levels as well. Fresh greens like kale, collards, lettuce, and arugula will oxygenate the body and skin unlike any topical you can find. Protein provides skin cells with the building blocks they require to turn over effectively and maintain hydrationated skin cells.
2. Beauty Sleep
Sleep is important for healthy skin and it plays a large role in the your metabolism, fending off UV radiation, protecting the body from pathogens and regulating body temperature. Once you fall asleep, the skin does its most significant repair work by producing collagen and elastin, the skin’s connective tissue responsible for firmness, tone and elasticity. Try to get seven (7) to eight (8) hours per night. For our senior readers, who are only getting 5 hours per night, just napp in between the day to round out seven hours.
3. Use The Right Cleanser
Cleansing helps remove excess oil, makeup, sweat, dirt and dead skin cells from your skin. It refreshes your skin and gives your complexion a chance to breathe. It also creates a clean foundation for you to apply products like face moisturizer or makeup. But you need the right cleanser that suits your skin type:
Dry skin: Generally, if your skin is dry (for whatever reason), you'll want to find a cleanser that's gentle, but will still clean effectively. Soap-free creamy or milk cleansers that don't contain irritants—such as perfumes, alcohol, and harsh detergents—are your best choice.
For oily skin, try using foaming or gel cleansers that are oil free and won’t clog pores (non-comedogenic) tend to provide the deepest clean—removing oil, dirt, and bacteria. But because these types of cleansers are effective, they can also be irritating, especially if the oily quality of your skin begins to change toward normal or combination. So watch for irritation and look for a milder alternative if needed.
For sensitive skin, look for unscented products that are labeled “hypoallergenic,” “gentle,” or “calming."
Tip: Wash in the mornings and evenings—though some people with dry skin find that washing only at bedtime and simply splashing the face with lukewarm water in morning does the trick.
4. Hydrating Properly
Your body depends on water to survive. Every cell, tissue, and organ in your body needs water to work properly, especially your flawless skin. Lack of water could mean less radiance and more skin sag.
- Try setting an alarm on your phone or computer to go off every couple of hours or so to remind you to take a few swigs of water.
- Keep a bottle of water with you all the day long.
- Try to drink at least eight (8) glasses of water per day.
- Don't like the taste of plain water, try adding a slice of lemon or lime to it.
- Drink water before, during, and after a workout.
- When you're feeling hungry, drink water.
5. Moisturize Right
How to use a moisturizer is fairly straightforward. Twice a day after cleansing and toning, apply an amount of Josie Maran moisturizer ($34) roughly the size of a chickpea and spread it in a thin layer to your face and neck. If you are exfoliating, masking or using skin serums and treatment cremes, apply your moisturizer after those products for the best results.
Tip: Always follow your morning moisturizer with a broad spectrum sunscreen.
6. Exfoliate Twice
Your skin is constantly repairing and replacing itself. Because of this, we are left with layers upon layers of dead skin (skin turns over every 28 days) all over face and body. Exfoliation (removing dead cells) is one of the best ways of correcting this and it’s something you can do right in the comfort of your home. Yet, because it is so easy, it's possible to overdo it by exfoliating too often or using the wrong methods for your skin type.
Most experts recommend exfoliating no more than two or three times per week. Start by washing your face with your regular cleanser. Then, take a quarter-size amount of Honey & Walnut facial scrub and apply it onto your face in circular motions, avoiding the eye area. Gently massage the product onto the skin for as long as your specific product recommends, usually from 30 seconds to a full minute. Then, rinse off with warm water and gently pat your skin with a clean towel.
Tip: Follow with your hydrating mask, serum or cream.
7. Regularly clean makeup brushes
The natural oils from your inside your skin carry bacteria to the skin’s surface to be cleaned away, but some of that oil stays behind. So, when you use your brush on your blush, apply to one cheek, then “double-dip” the same brush to do the other cheek, those oils (and their bacteria) are transferred onto the blush. To fight infection, clogged pores and keep our skin clean, we need to clean our makeup brushes at least once a week. If you're using your brushes significantly, maybe once a day.
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.
8. Sunscreen Helps Flawless Skin
Like brushing, flossing, and eating vegetables, it’s important to wear sunscreen—whether we like it or not. When you let your sun safety habits slide, you leave your skin vulnerable, not only to sun damage that will cause wrinkles and brown spots, but also possibly life-threatening cancer, according to a writeup on Consumer Reports.
For day-to-day use, pick a sunscreen with sun protection factor (SPF) of at least 30. If you spend time outdoors, choose a product with SPF 60 or greater. In reality, most people do not use as much sunscreen as they should, and this higher SPF helps compensate. For proper sunscreen use and application.