Five Secrets To Healthy Skin:
Dry skin isn’t glowing skin. You should always apply your moisturizer when your skin’s still wet to help lock in your body’s already-there moisture, says Reader’s Digest Australia. Gals with dry skin should opt for an oil-based moisturizer, while those with oily complexions do best with water-based lotion [there’s also unique formulas for combo skin]. Common sense says to lather on the lotion all over, but pay special attention to the eye area, as that skin there is thinner and quicker to wrinkle.
You may not realize it, but what you put into your body shows up on your face. If your diet is crap, your face will look it. Strive to eat at least five fruit and veg servings each day in addition to eight glasses of water. Low-fat dairy products, whole wheat grains, fruits like berries and plums, good fats like salmon and walnuts and healthy oils are good choices.
More happiness than stress
Stress damages the outermost layer of skin, meaning it becomes more susceptible to things like rashes, breakouts and a slack appearance. Skin cells and lipids diminish, allowing more dirt and bacteria to get under the surface. If you’re prone to skin issues like dermatitis and eczema, stress can worsen their effects. You can also get frown lines, cold sores and dull and dry appearance from always being down in the dumps.
Good for you if you got away with all those late nights in your 20s still looking fresh-faced at breakfast. As you age, your body and skin’s ability to bounce back from things like sleep deprivation dwindles, leaving you with dark under-eye circles and dull-looking skin. Adequate sleep is so necessary because it helps the body regenerate collagen and keratin. So hit the sack early tonight!
The right skincare routine
Whether it’s the wrong cleanser or foundation using the wrong products on your face will do nothing for its brightness. Using harsh soaps and masks and washing too often can do more harm than good, says Reader’s Digest Australia. Most people need to do for healthy, glowing skin to cleanse twice daily with a gentle, non-foaming face wash using your hands. Follow up with a vinegar-based toner and moisturizer after washing.