If you are like most folks, then you probably desire radiant looking skin. Healthy, glowing skin is the ideal form of beautiful skin. Some of us are fortunate enough to have fantastic genes and have great looking skin. While some of us have to put a little work in to maintain a healthy glow. We can’t control our genes but we can control our environment to a great degree. Proper skin care can go a long way in improving your overall beauty, good health and it can also affect your self-confidence. Here are 6 simple steps to healthy skin:
- Cleanse, Tone & Moisturize
Cleanse, tone and moisturize two times a day. Follow these steps once in the morning before you put on makeup and once at night before you go to bed. Choose a cleanser and moisturizer specific to your skin type.
Exfoliation encourages the sloughing off of dead skin cells, stimulates circulation and blood flow which in turn promotes healthy looking skin. Wash or rub gently with a granular substance to remove dead cells from the surface of the skin and promote a healthy glow.
- Sunblock, Sunblock, oh did I say Sunblock
Sunblock acts as a protective shield against the harmful UV rays which penetrates the skin each time your skin is exposed to the sun. The sun gives off ultraviolet light that damages the skin and can cause sunburn. Over time, these rays can lead to wrinkles, dark spots, and other problem areas. Apply a sunblock with a UVA and UVB of at least SPF15.
- Drink to beautiful skin
Drinking at least 8 glasses a day will help rid the body and skin of toxins. Water flushes toxins from the body and transports nutrients to where they are needed. Celebrities often claim it’s the secret behind their supple, glowing, always camera-ready skin.
- Eat more of what is good for you and less of what is not!
Your skin is the largest organ of your body. What you eat can affect the health of your skin as well as the rest of your body. To keep your skin in optimal condition, fill your plate with fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, and other nutrient-rich foods.
- Get some sleep!
Getting adequate sleep is important to give the body and skin time to repair and rejuvenate itself. When you are tired the blood in your body is not flowing efficiently which normally results in a lack of oxygen in the blood. Your body boosts blood flow to the skin while you sleep, which means you wake to a healthy glow.
** How do you care for your skin? We want to know, leave a comment:
Tracey Evelyn is an image consultant, wardrobe stylist and beauty expert that helps emerging women to reinvent themselves and to help them make a statement without saying a word.