Getting great skin isn’t a mystery! Check out these 10 easy tips to improve your skin.
Check your Water – The water you use to clean your skin is almost as important as the water you drink. Hard water isn’t conducive to lathering, which forces you to use more product, and can dry out your skin. Soft water lets product lather easily, so you need less product to get the same results. Check your area’s water quality by visiting the Environmental Protection Agency’s website, epa.gov.
Be Wary of Wrinkle Fighters – There are tons of anti-wrinkle creams on the market, but they are not all made alike. Check the ingredients; a good anti-wrinkle cream contains Retinol, hydroxyl acids, coenzyme Q10, copper peptides, kinetin and green, black or green tea extracts. Try Neutrogena Healthy Skin Anti-Wrinkle Cream for wrinkle fighting care.
Have a healthy diet – Certain vitamins, like A, C, B3 and E, have been found to benefit the skin. Avoiding fatty foods and an abundance of dairy products if you have acne can also improve your skin tone.
Use Protection – The sun is your skin’s worst enemy. Fight it off by applying SPF sunscreen every time you are outdoors. Make sure your sunscreen has UVB and UVA protection, like DDF Enhancing Sun Protection in SPF 30, which works with any type of skin and improves tone at the same time.
Catch your ZZZs – Sleep is nature’s way of resetting and healing, and if you’re not getting enough rest, your body isn’t able to repair your skin – and sleep deprivation can trigger an increase in adrenaline and cortisol. Make sure you have a relaxing bedtime routine, go to sleep and wake up the same time every day and get at least seven to eight hours every day.
Pamper your skin – If your skin looks flaky and uneven, it’s time for some hardcore moisturizing care. Try the Fresh Black Tea Instant Perfecting mask, which sloughs off dry, flaky skin, brightens your tone and soothes at the same time.
Minimize pores – Age, genetics, skin type and sun damage can cause unsightly large pores, and excessively oily skin can magnify the problem. Look for a product with salicylic acid that can hide and refine large pores on your face, like the Dr. Brandt Pores No More Pore Refiner.
Brighten blah skin – Free radicals, sun and stress can leave your skin looking less than glowing. Rejuvenate your lackluster skin with a skin peel or mask with antioxidants and vitamins, like Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Extra Strength Alpha Beta Peel.
Chill out! – Stress increases the body’s production of cortisol, which can make skin oily, and lowers the body’s ability to fight off acne-inducing bacteria. To combat stress’s effect on your skin, practice deep breathing, yoga or medication.
Wash up every night – One nighttime step you should never miss? Washing your face.Using an effective but gentle cleanser before bed gets rid of makeup, dirt, oil and bacteria that can cause problems. Try Dr. Brandt Time Arrest Creme Cleanser for cleaning and collagen enhancement.
About the author: Thomas is an award winning freelance writer with many years of experience under his belt covering health issues. When he’s not busy writing he is usually reviewing dermatology experts in Chicago or sharpening his water polo skills.