Having bright and spotless skin is enviable, which is why there’s a proliferation of cosmetic products on the market that specifically target such skin goals. It is important to point out, however, that for anybody who wishes to have clear and glowing skin, relying on these products is not the only solution.
According to a top beauty and wellness center, achieving your best skin is always a combination of the right beauty products and smart practices. So, what are these practices? Six of them are discussed below.
1. Make sun protection part of your skincare routine
Protecting your skin from the harmful rays of the sun is one of the secrets to youthful porcelain-smooth skin. For this, it is crucial to use various sun protection products to prevent UVA and UVB rays from damaging the skin.
After cleansing and moisturizing your face, apply sunscreen. It is best to use one that is paraben-free, fragrance-free, water-proof, and sweat-proof. Such a sunscreen will be kinder to your skin, and you can trust it to last better.
Here’s a critical thing to know about using sunscreen: high SPF and PA level can be harsh on the skin. Better go with SPF 25 and PA+++ for everyday use. PA protects the skin from UVA rays which penetrate it and cause early aging signs such as wrinkles and dark spots. SPF, meanwhile, protects the skin from UVB rays which cause burning and skin cancer.
2. Reapplying sun protection is a must throughout the day
This is an absolute must, but you wouldn’t want to apply sunscreen on top of your makeup, right? For this, invest in a finishing powder that has SPF and PA.
After blotting oil and refreshing your makeup with a setting spray, lightly sweep finishing powder with SPF and PA all over your face. This is a more sanitary way of reapplying sun protection for your skin, and it will not create a cakey and muddy look for your makeup.
Finishing or setting powder with sun protection is available in most beauty counters, and you can select from both high-end and affordable options.
3. Exfoliate to encourage skin turnover
People’s skin’s turnover rate becomes slower as they get older. Therefore, exfoliation or getting rid of dry, dead skin cells is a must. You can use facial scrubs a few times a week for this.
However, if dull, dry skin is not the only issue you are dealing with, consider a dermapeeling treatment. This special treatment can also take care of other skin flaws such as age spots, enlarged pores, and fine lines. If you are in your thirties, this is a treatment that you should consider getting a couple of times a year to allow younger-looking skin to come to the surface.
Side tip: Be consistent with strong sun protection after dermapeeling. Always apply sunscreen and cover up with a big hat and sunglasses.
4. Eat better
Remember, your health condition manifests through your skin. Thus, you should be more conscientious about what you feed your body.
For great-looking skin, you want to make sure that you are loading up on essential vitamins and minerals from colorful and fresh fruits and vegetables. The nutrients in these fresh ingredients will boost your immunity and help prevent breakouts.
If you want to outwork the impact of stress on your skin, get your omega 3s and antioxidants. Eat fatty fish such as tuna and salmon. They are rich in astaxanthin, which protects the skin’s outermost layers from oxidative stress.
5. Catch those zzzzs at night
Getting enough sleep is vital to skin health. It is when you slumber at night that the cells regenerate. If you do not get enough rest at night, you will automatically see its adverse effects on your skin.
To get more hours of quality rest at night, follow these sleep hacks:
- Use lavender oil to make your room smell clean and relaxing. The scent of lavender has been proven to induce sleep, and it even has skin benefits as well.
- Dim your room. This is an effective way of conditioning your body for sleep.
- Drink chamomile tea. This tea has relaxing and sleep-inducing properties, and it also detoxifies the body to brighten skin appearance.
- Breathe deeply. Inhale in four counts, hold your breath for seven counts, and exhale in eight counts. Doing this deep breathing exercise will make you yawn and feel sleepy.
6. Get a facial every two weeks
Regular beauty enhancing facials can do wonders for the condition of your skin. They can target specific skin conditions and clean your face. It’s simply a fantastic treat especially when you need some me time to relax.
Facials allow for potent beauty solutions to be absorbed better by the skin. Likewise, they can get rid of blemishes such as pimples, blackheads, and milia. Plus, the massage improves blood circulation and lymph drainage to boost overall wellness.
So there you go — six ways to get clear and glowing skin. They seem like a lot, but once you establish a routine out of them, you will find that all of these practices work and are worth investing in for your wellbeing.
This post has been sponsored by Veravo Media FZ LLC
Vandana Luthra founded VLCC in New Delhi, India as a beauty and slimming services centre in 1989. Today, it is widely recognized for its comprehensive portfolio of beauty and wellness products and services and also enjoys a high level of consumer trust. The VLCC Group's operations currently span 330 locations in over 150 cities and 14 countries across Asia and Africa.