Having clear, healthy skin is every woman’s dream. So why is it sometimes so difficult to achieve? Very few women are blessed with blemish free, normal skin types so achieving radiant, healthy looking skin takes time and a well-balanced routine to help you achieve your skin care goals.
Many ladies, myself included like having a simple skin care routine, as you don’t have time to sit in front of the mirror for hours. Skincare should be easy, healthy and as natural as possible to achieve optimum results for moist, plump, toned and youthful looking skin. Try to stick by some golden rules for keeping your skin looking in tip top condition without using lots of products. Feeding your skin all the right things and trying to lead a healthy lifestyle are essential and here are our top tips to achieve the best results.
Top 10 skin-care tips for healthy, happy skin.
Feed your skin the right things
Our body needs a balance of the right nutrients and fuels to lead a healthy lifestyle and our skin is no different. Eating a wide and varied balance of vitamins, quality proteins and essential fatty acids helps to keep it looking its best. Super foods that are packed with antioxidants include carrots, sweet potato, berries, tomatoes, beans, green tea, nuts and seeds. Many of these you will already have in your kitchen cupboard. You could also try specialist multi-vitamins or supplements to get those important nutrients into your body.
Recently Editor Tasha tried out Tom Oliver Nutrition Omega3 Herring Caviar supplement and it’s something celebrities such as Gwyneth Paltrow have been raving about. They are super easy to work into your everyday routine and just one a day offers a helping hand for healthy hair, nails and skin. You can grab these supplements from Holland & Barrett.
Getting a good night sleep is essential for our bodies to relax and regenerate throughout the night. Washing your bed linen regularly too (I know most of you already do this) but this keeps bacteria and dead skin at bay.
We’ve all got one but did you know that our mobiles could actually cause skin breakouts. Depending on how much you use yours and for many this is frequently, bacteria collects from resting it against our face. Just giving it a quick wipe with an antibacterial type wipe can help prevent future breakouts.
Avoid over exposure
We expose our skin to many everyday things including cleaning products, sunshine, pollution, makeup and skincare products. All of these things can cause damage to the skin and avoiding or protecting against this radical damage helps to maintain healthy, happy skin. Using natural or organic products and enjoying the sun safely promotes youthful, blemish free skin.
Our body is 70% water and keeping hydrated makes sure everything is working the way it should. Drinking plenty of water keeps our cells nourished and helps our skin remain naturally moisturised, plump and toned. It is recommended you drink between 1.5 and 2 litres of water a day for optimum results.
Stress and lack of relaxation time can cause breakouts and oily skin. Allowing time for sleep and time out can help your skin greatly. Just making time for light exercise like walking can help to unwind.
Clean your brushes
We are all guilty of using our brushes without regular washing. Our makeup brushes carry tons of bacteria and dead skin cells and without proper cleansing. We are just applying this time and time again onto our face. Cleansing your brushes with lukewarm water and shampoo makes your brushes good as new and leaves your skin bacteria free.
Stimulate your skin
A basic skincare routine is key to maintaining healthy looking skin. It doesn’t have to be fancy but following a 3 step routine care greatly improve its appearance. Firstly cleanse your skin with an organic cleanser. Next prepare your skin with skin-friendly toner to remove traces of makeup and bacteria, lastly hydrate with chemical free moisturiser to protect your skin and keep it moist and supple. Simples!
Try professional treatments
Non-invasive skincare treatments are a great way to help keep your skin in tip-top condition. Therapists can give expert advice on your skin and what treatments are effective for you. They can also recommend important skincare products to keep you looking fabulous.
Sometimes we like to feel instant results or instant pick me ups but as the saying goes ‘all good things come to those who wait’ and this is true when it comes to skin care. Not only does feeding and nurturing your skin take time and care but it is also true when you buy products that help give improvements to your skin. You may need to give products a good 3-4 weeks before you start to see a noticeable difference so don’t get disheartened if you don’t have immediate effects.
The key is to feed your skin all the right things to keep it healthy, products can help enhance and perfect but good basic care from within sets the wheels in motion for skin perfection.