Skin Tips To Boost Appearance
1. Drink more water.
Water hydrates your body as well as your largest organ-your skin! Water is essential for cellular function; it helps flush your body of toxins and plumps your skin. It can also improve the results of effective cosmetic treatments such as a Vampire Facelift.
2. Exercise more.
Exercise improves circulation, bringing oxygen and nutrients to your skin.
3. Don’t smoke.
Smoking automatically ages your skin. The nicotene in cigarettes actually blocks oxygen from reaching your cells, inhibiting cellular turnover and causing grayish looking skin.
4. Exfoliate weekly.
Exfoliating helps rid your skin of dead skin cells and debris. It also will enhance the absorption of your skin care products, and your make up will go on more evenly.
5. Use a Retinol product.
Retinoid products increase cellular turnover, promote collagen production, and help to shrink pore size. Start at a low dose 2-3 times a week to avoid skin irritation.
6. Eat lots of colorful vegetables and fruit.
You are what you eat. All of the vitamins that you acquire when eating healthy foods show on your face and skin. The more colorful the fruit or vegetable, generally the healthier it is.
7. Avoid sugar.
While it is hard to fully eradicate sugar from the body, we can all try to limit our sugar intake. Sugar causes an immediate spike in blood sugar, which changes our cells. Sugar attaches to and decreases elastin and collagen production, which are essential in promoting the fibers that keep skin supple.
8. Use a bleaching agent.
There are so many beauty products on the market that contain natural skin lighteners, such as kojic acid. This will help lighten any light brown spots from the sun, and even out skin tone.
9. Get a mild laser treatment.
Once a year, have a laser treatment. Depending on your skin type, consult with your doctor to decide what you want to address in particular.
10. Get enough sleep.
Try to get 7-8 hours of sleep at night… sleep is essential for your body to repair itself, as well as increasing your immunity system.
11. Limit alcohol intake.
Alcohol dehydrates your body, which in turn dehydrates your skin. Make sure you drink water when drinking alcohol to combat dryness.
12. Sleep on your back.
Sleeping on either side, or on your stomach, will eventually show premature wrinkle and creases on your skin over time.
13. Get a good dermatologist.
Have an annual skin and body check for moles and spots on your skin to check for any pre-cancerous lesions.
14. Don’t be stressed.
Stress in the body releases cortisol, which causes inflammation in the body and decreased immunity, which can lead to hives, rashes, eczema, psoriasis, and red, itchy skin.
15. Don’t sleep with your makeup on.
Wash your face twice a day, in the morning and before bed. Sleeping with makeup on will clog your pores and cause break outs.
16. Always wear sunscreen.
Always use a broad-spectrum sunscreen when outdoors. Apply before you go outside, making sure to cover the nose, ears, backs of hands, and re-apply every 2 hours.
17. Use a Vitamin C product.
Vitamin C is an anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, and collagen-stimulator. L-Ascorbic acid is one form of Vitamin C in skin care. It comes in different concentrations, so start out with a light amount to not irritate the skin.
18. Use a primer with Hyaluronic acid.
Make up primers go on before your foundation, creating a barrier between the skin and makeup. Products that contain Hyaluronic acid plump up and smooth out your skin. Some contain kiwi and aloe extracts to brighten your skin and decrease redness.
19. Get a good make up remover.
It is essential to use a good makeup remover in the evening. Any residue left on your face at night can cause bacteria build up, which can lead to acne.
20. Be happy!
Happiness on the inside shows on the outside. When you are happy, certain hormones are released in your body that create more radiant and luminous skin.