Hey gals & guys!
I’m pretty sure that the internet is full of articles about the best tips for the best looking and healthy skin – it sure is a topic that no one would ever get bored of, me included as I’m always constantly reading about good skincare. I do not have the most perfect skin myself, I have struggled for years to get my skin back to the way it was before my dental surgery (the anesthesia was not so nice to my body…). There are a few simple things you can do (and should actually do) to improve your skin and to just make sure that it is healthy.
DRINK TONS OF WATER
Ahhh yes, the one thing everyone keeps telling you to do in order to have good skin. Well, it is true. Drinking at least 2 liters of water every day can be beneficial for not only your skin, but your whole body! The average adult human body is 50-70% water. There are sooo many reasons why you should drink enough water everyday for your body, but for today we’re focusing on your skin! Water is your skin’s best friend ’cause:
- keeps it hydrated which ensures tissue renewal and elasticity to keep those wrinkles at bay
- your skin will be glowing and be radiant!
- water clears out any toxins from your body which ensure that it doesn’t show up on your skin (if that makes sense)
If you’re struggling to drink your 2 liters of water (I’m guilty as well) you can always download the app called Water Drink Reminder by Leap Fitness Group. The app basically reminds you to drink water and how much and at what time of day. There are plenty of other awesome apps as well! And if you don’t like the taste of water, try adding some fresh lemon slices, mint leaves, strawberries or even cucumber! This will give it a better taste and even add some more benefits!
I think most of us don’t really realize how important it is to use toner after we’ve washed our faces. It really is an important step in a skin regime, but why? Using toner helps to keep your skin’s pH balance in place. Unbalanced skin is more prone to oiliness, breakouts and big pores. Trust me, I know. Toners prepare your skin for moisturizing by taking away any excess dirt or makeup you might have missed, shrinks your pores and most importantly, keeps those pH levels balanced!
There are many types of toners out there on the market and which ever one you get depends on your skin type. Apparently witch hazel is an ingredient you want to look for in a good toner. I have just recently started using a natural/organic toner that literally only has two ingredients in it. 100% organic unfiltered apple cider vinegar and distilled water. It is super important to dilute the ACV with water, otherwise it could be too strong and cause inflamed and irritated skin. Ever since using it, I could just see the difference on my skin and it’s cheap and natural.
MAKE SURE TO LEAVE NO TRACES OF MAKEUP BEHIND
Peeps it is crucial to make sure that all of your makeup has been removed from your face before applying that moisturizer. Makeup can clog your pores which can make it larger and cause blackheads. And you don’t want that. Luckily, there are three simple steps you can follow that kinda makes it impossible to leave any makeup behind:
- Use some sort of makeup remover (lotion, oil, wipes) all over your face and neck
- Wash your face with your preferred skin cleanser
- Toner also takes away any excess makeup and dirt
Being a makeup artist, I know how damaging makeup can be to your skin, especially when it’s kept on for a very long time and not washed off properly, therefore I always clean away every single bit of makeup. And PLEASE do not go to sleep with makeup on, not even a little bit of mascara! Your skin needs to breathe.
FOLLOW A HEALTHY DIET
This one goes hand-in-hand with drinking enough water. Just try to eat a little healthier than normal, try to avoid ingesting too much sugar, gluten and dairy. Eating foods that are high in fibre, vitamin A, C and B are so good for your skin, hair and nails! And of course just your overall health. Whatever you put into your body will show up onto your skin. So if your gonna eat a diet high in sugar and carbs, you gonna end up with oily skin, large pores and just unhappy skin. But a healthy, nutritious diet will make your skin glow, radiant and beaming with happiness! Oh and omega 6 fatty acids really help for hormonal pimples/acne.
DO NOT PICK AT YOUR SKIN
Practice what you preach girl! Haha I am very much guilty when it comes to this one and I am really trying my best not to pick at my face or touch it too much, but I am saying this because I can confess and relate that picking at your skin is a BIG NO! Don’t do it, just don’t. And I am saying this to myself right now as well. Your hands are dirty and only making matters worse by spreading the dirt to the rest of your face and picking at a blemish constantly can cause it to make a scar.
So how do you stop? Well, since I do it myself (not so much anymore), the things that I find that has helped me is to just really resist the urge of touching my face, do not look too much in the mirror (then you’ll not notice it), don’t focus too much on it and most importantly, follow the above four steps which will hopefully help make that there isn’t anything to pick at in the first place.
So there you have it! MY top 5 simple skincare steps to healthier and improved skin. I hope that some of these tips can help some of you guys and just do it, it really just is that simple.
Thanks for reading and hope you have a lovely day!
(Featured image from https://www.southernliving.com/fashion-beauty/beauty-makeup/skin-care-regimen)