The flawless, blemish and acne-free skin that you’ve always desired is no longer a dream, but reality. Here are brilliant face care tips to get that glow you’ve always wanted. Excited, happy or stressed, it’s your face that gives you away.. Whether you have time for intensive skin care or not, pamper yourself by acing the basics.
7 Dos and Don’ts for Beautiful Skin
1. The Golden Rule
Do: Make sure you always (and we mean always) remove your makeup before going to sleep. The skin needs to breathe overnight. And makeup prevents that, as leaving it on overnight clogs the pores which may cause blemishes and/or blackheads. Don’t possess a makeup remover? Just put some coconut oil on a cotton pad and gently massage the oil onto your face to get rid of the makeup and dirt.
2. Sun & Skin
Do: Apply sunscreen with SPF of at least 15 that blocks both UVA and UVB rays. Since a lifetime of sun exposure an cause wrinkles, age spots and other skin problems, you have to protect your skin from the sun.
Don’t: Skip the sunscreen, even if it’s cold outside. If you’re heading to a beach or around reflective surfaces like snow or ice, lather your skin up with some more sunscreen with SPF of at least 30
3. You are What You Eat
Do: Keep a note of what you put on your plate. Eat fresh fruits, greens, sufficient protein and vitamins. A diet rich in vitamin C and low in fats and sugar promotes skin
Don’t: Eat spicy and fermented foods, salt, citrus fruits, fried food.)
Do: Exercise regularly. Running, jogging and yoga will give your body the necessary blood circulation, and also accelerate the cleansing process of your entire body. You will notice a glow on your face after working out.
Don’t: Skip skincare before and after a workout. Apply a toner to help minimize oil production before heading out. Exfoliate after, and then apply shea butter or olive oil to moisturize the skin.
5. Beauty Sleep
Do: Try to sleep at least 8 hours every night. If you don’t get enough sleep, your skin gets tired just like you – it sags and you get bags. So don’t risk it.
Don’t: Forget to wash and moisturize your face before going to bed
Do: Hydrate yourself. Drink lots of water daily, at least 8 glasses if not more. Also, eats fruits and vegetables that have a high water content such as watermelon, cucumber, orange, strawberry, grapefruit and cantaloupe.
Don’t: Ignore rose water. It helps prevent and reduce eye puffiness in the morning, maintains pH balance and naturally hydrates your skin if you spritz it on during the day.
0. Goodbye Acne
Do: Wash your face with warm water, three times a day, and gently massage your face in circular motions
Don’t: Pop pimples because it can lead to more swelling, redness, and even scarring. Feel a pimple is on its way? Just clean the area with rose water, and place a chilled green tea bag for 10 minutes.