Don't get discouraged with filters and photoshopping apps on social media. It truly is a lot easier than it seems to have beautifully smooth skin in real life. Genes may play a part, but the real secret to a healthy glow is consistency.
Whether you’re planning a winter getaway to Barbados, or you just want smoother everyday skin, consider the following tips.
It all begins with a proper morning routine. Cleansing the skin upon waking prepares it for the day ahead. A simple cleansing technique is essentially a three-step process; cleanse, tone, and moisturize.
Using a toner after washing brings balance back to the skin, and moisturizers hydrate the skin, especially during the winter months. Like most beauty products, the right cleansers depend on your skin’s needs.
Cleansers and toners with beta hydroxy acids gently remove dead skin cells and improve complexion. Rosewater can soothe irritation and redness, and hyaluronic acid has been known to eliminate fine lines.
Any products containing vitamins C or E are worth considering for skincare because these vitamins help to protect and nourish the skin. Don’t forget to exfoliate the body at least once a week, too. Yet refrain from doing so more than three times a week to avoid irritations.
As is expected, hydrating the skin during the winter months is especially important. Generally speaking, moisturizers humidify the skin and create a barrier to lock it in. Typically, the dryer the skin is the thicker the moisturizer consistency should be.
Let's face it. The reality is that routine spa treatments are a luxury only some can afford. Yet, that shouldn’t prohibit you from obtaining smoother skin. Bring the spa experience to your home and give yourself body treatments whenever you want.
With handheld at-home anti-aging devices it just got easier to get firm and vital skin in minutes all while harnessing the technology used by dermatologists.
The light therapy technology offered by these devices not only combats acne, but it also increases collagen production. Complete the spa feel by removing unwanted body and facial hair as well.
Some hair removal tips that you can do at home are to make sure to cover up any tattoos or marks, no matter how small, before beginning a body treatment. Also, the area you are about to treat should be dry and clean-shaven.
And just as it’s important to have a morning routine to set the tone for the day, having a nighttime routine helps to ease you into a restful sleep.
Begin by giving yourself a set bedtime. This may seem rudimentary, but a good night’s sleep is paramount to glowing, healthy skin. Remove electronics from the bedroom, such as phones, radios, and televisions. You don’t want to be tempted with these distractions throughout the night.
Take your time to fully unwind before bed. Engage in calming activities to help ease the mind from the day’s stresses. Journaling, coloring, or taking a warm bath with essential oils are quite popular ways to destress. You can even incorporate beauty maintenance, like facials, into your nighttime routine.
Regardless of genes, however, the condition of your skin is dependant upon how well you consistently treat it. This year resolve to love your beauty routine.