Try out these easy tips to get your best, blemish free skin.
Hey bloggy babes, I’ve got some tips for you today and they’re all about getting a clean, clear complexion. I love me some makeup, but continually wearing it can take a serious tole on your skin. Add to that the effects of weather, pillow cases and, for me, natural tresses touching my face and you’re just asking for acne and poor looking skin .
With Nashville’s summer heat and humidity being so intense it’s almost impossibly for me to want to apply a full face of makeup-I sweat way too much. This, and wanting to age gracefully, have caused me to take a good look at how I’m treating my skin.
I seriously live by these tips and hope they help you all too.
Wash your face
This sounds like a given, but there’s more to it than you think. I wash my face in the morning when I wake up and at night before I go to bed. My skin is oily, but also very sensitive so I use Neutrogena Fresh Foaming Cleanser or Pond’s Cucumber Cleanser because they’re bother super gentle. What you use to wash your face will depend on what type of skin you have. When washing my face I use a different towel than I use on my body to shower and I change it every three days (sometimes more if I’ve worn a lot of makeup).
Exfoliating removes dry and/or dead skin cells and smooth your skin. During months that I constantly wear makeup I exfoliate weekly, but during the summer I go a little longer and exfoliate bi-weekly.
Hydrate your face daily
After washing my face I always add a light moisturizer. This step is really important especially if you’re planning to apply makeup. Some other ways to hydrate include; hitting the steam room and drinking eight glasses of water a day.
Watch what you eat
The things you eat will affect the way your skin looks. Drinking enough water and eating fruits and veggies are just as important to your skin as it is to your waistline. It’s also important to consume a good amount of essential fatty acids/omega 3 (salmon, mackerel, tuna, nuts, and seeds).
If you are tired your skin is definitely tired. With makeup, washes, wind, sun, etc. that face of yours takes a pretty good beating. Sleep will keep your body from feeling tired and your skin from looking it.
Few extra tips:
- Don’t pop your pimples.
- Avoid overusing acne products
- Kick stress to the curb
- Don’t sleep in your makeup