Naturally beautiful and glowing skin is something we all desire. How great would it be to wake up, wash up, and just be ready to go without having to apply a lick of foundation? It's possible. If you want to get on the right track to healthier, glowing skin, follow these basic guidelines:
Whether it's morning tea, sassy water, or just plain ole water in my water bottle, always try to get at least 6-8 glasses worth of water per day. Water is beneficial in the clear skin process because it helps to flush out toxins in the body, quickly.
Morning and Night Face Washing Routine
It is very important to develop both a morning and night routine, with heavier emphasis on the night routine. Starting with the night routine, you want to make sure you wash off any makeup you've applied. Over the course of the day, makeup, dirt, and oil build up on your face- If you aren't washing it off at night, not only are you risking clogging your pores, but you are smearing more bacteria into your pillow where it can continue to get into your skin night after night. This is why the night routine is so important. After removing makeup (using a makeup remover), use a gentle soap to cleanse your face, rinse your face by splashing cool water (about 15 splashes), the cool water will help to close your pores. Follow up with a light oil-free moisturizer. In the morning- you want to use a cleanser, a light facial scrub (about every 2 days for the scrub), an alcohol-free toner, and a good moisturizer.
Eat a Healthy Diet
No one ever wants to hear this one, but what you eat makes such a big difference in not only your skin, but in your overall performance as a living being. Healthy proteins and nutritious fruits and vegetables go a long way toward making skin glow. Add these elements to your diet to see quick results:
- Omega 3 fatty acids. These are found in fish and walnuts, and are especially beneficial to your skin.
- Vitamin C. This will help existing pimples heal faster, so eating a few servings of citrus fruits and spinach will help.
- Fiber-rich foods. Fresh vegetables, nuts, and unprocessed fruit helps keep a fine balance and to be regular, not sluggish, in the gastrointestinal area. You may look and feel tired and sickly (headache and abdominal complaints), if you do not have regularity of elimination/movements once or more every day.