If you’re like me, you want great-looking skin. I mean, who doesn’t? I’ve found that there are a few ways to get the glowing skin you’ve always dreamed of. Here are my top 5 tips for healthy and beautiful skin:
1. Cleanse Properly
You should wash your face twice a day. This may sound like an obvious tip, but it’s important to keep in mind that you don’t want to over-wash your skin. The aim here is not to strip away all of the oil on your face, but rather to remove dirt and makeup from the previous day.
Use gentle cleansers and exfoliate once a week at night with a soft cloth or sponge. Be sure not to rub too hard! After washing off the cleanser, use the toner on damp skin for about 30 seconds before applying moisturizer (this will ensure that any remaining dirt is removed).
2. Moisturize Your Skin
This is the only step that should never be discarded in your skincare routine. One of the best ways to keep your skin healthy is by moisturizing it. Not only does this help you avoid dry and flaky patches, but it can also reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
There are many different types of moisturizers on the market today. You may want to consider a product that has SPF in it if you’re concerned about preventing sun damage to your skin. You should apply moisturizer at least once or twice daily—morning and night—to clean, dry skin for best results. It’s important not to skip this step because a good base will make other products work more effectively when applied over time such as anti-aging night cream or wrinkle fillers such as Botox injections (which require medical consultation).
3. Eat Healthy Fat from Nuts
Nuts are a great source of protein, fats, vitamins, and minerals. They’re also high in fiber, which means they’ll give you more energy than any other food. Nuts are also high in antioxidants. These nutrients can improve your skin by protecting it from free radicals that cause wrinkles and age spots.
Nuts like almonds, macadamia and cashew nuts contain healthy fats that help keep the skin smooth: monounsaturated fat from olive oil is good for moisturizing oily skin; polyunsaturated fat from sunflower oil helps dry skin retain moisture. If possible, opt for activated almonds for better quality almonds. People who eat nuts regularly have fewer wrinkles than people who don’t.
4. Use Sunscreen
In addition to wearing a hat and sunglasses, you can also protect your skin from the sun by using sunscreen. By applying sunscreen every day you will help avoid premature aging of your skin, as well as cancer.
There are different kinds of sunscreens that work in different ways so it’s important to choose one that works for you. Some sunscreens are physical blockers that reflect UV rays while others contain active ingredients such as zinc oxide or titanium dioxide that absorb UV radiation.
The American Academy of Dermatology recommends applying 1 ounce (2 tablespoons) of sunscreen at least 15 minutes before going outside, then reapplying every two hours while outdoors regardless of whether or not you had water exposure on land or sea (i.e., swimming). For extended outdoor activity, they recommend reapplying every 80 minutes if sweating regularly while outside.
5. Eat More Oats
Oats are a great source of zinc, which is essential for healthy skin. Zinc plays a key role in the formation of collagen, an essential building block that helps keep your skin looking youthful and supple. Zinc also has anti-inflammatory properties that can help calm redness and irritation. To get more zinc in your diet:
- Add more quick oats to breakfast — oatmeal is one of the best sources of this mineral. A quick bowl of oatmeal will give you 6 to 10 percent of your daily value (DV) per serving; two slices of whole-grain bread provide about half that amount. If you’re not ready for hot cereal yet, try adding some rolled or steel-cut oats to smoothies or shakes for an extra dose on days when it’s especially important to stay hydrated (which will help prevent dryness).
- Eat more snacks with oats — whether it’s crunchy granola bars or homemade cookies, there are plenty of tasty ways to fit them into your diet!
6. Avoid Smoking
Smoking is bad for your skin. Not only does it make you look older, but it also can cause acne and other signs of aging. Smoking causes yellowing of the skin, which makes you look dull even if you don’t have wrinkles yet. Smoking can also cause a loss of elasticity in the skin, making wrinkles worse over time.
7. Try Microneeding
Microneedling is a minimally invasive procedure that uses a roller to make tiny punctures in the skin. It helps to improve the appearance of scars, stretch marks, and other skin conditions. It can also be used to stimulate collagen production and increase blood flow.
According to Mojjatchi, an expert in microneedling in Launceston, Microneedling works by creating controlled damage on the surface of your skin, which causes it to repair itself using new cells from below (follicular units). By creating this controlled damage, you can encourage your body’s natural healing process while also stimulating collagen production. This results in a smoother texture and a brighter tone!
There you have it! These are the best ways to keep your skin looking great. The most important thing is to make sure that you follow all of these steps every day, and if possible, twice a day. It will take some time for these tips to show results but with consistent effort, you’ll see a difference in no time at all!