You know what it looks like to heavy dull skin, but what about skin that is fresh? Fresh skin is bright, even, blemish-free, and has a perfect balance of oil and water. Those who were born with a normal skin type may not have issues with maintaining fresh skin, but others have to work hard to get there. No matter what your skin is like now, it is very possible to obtain a fresh look, all you need is time and consistency.
Healthy foods will help your maintain fresh skin
It’s true you are what you eat, so be sure to eat healthy foods. Each time you consume a food or drink its ingredients are delivered throughout the body and eventually reach the skin. If the foods you consume are full of fats, sugars, and toxins it will be written all over your face! Ironically, fresh foods produce fresh skin so stay away from foods with harsh chemicals and preservatives.
Did you know that fats have the ability to deliver fresh skin? No, this isn’t a ticket to go pig out on fast foods, there are fats that are actually beneficial. The fats found in nuts have the power to plump and hydrate the skin for a fresh look and feel. Some nuts also contain vitamin E with will help protect the skin from the environment.
Berries are often used in beauty products to maintain healthy skin. Berries are loaded with antioxidants that help protect skin from enduring environmental damage. Molecules called free radicals linger in the environment waiting to attach to healthy skin cells. If a skin cell is captured by a free radical it will die and the free radical will multiply. If the skin isn’t properly protected this process will repeat itself and can eventually cause cancer. Berries have three types of antioxidants: anthocyanin, ellagic acid, and vitamin C, so they are an essential source to maintain fresh skin. These superfoods also contain fatty acids that will help hydrate and plump the skin.
Avocado is often used to make great guacamole and now it can be sued to create great skin. Avocado is already known for the heathy fats it contains, which are also proven beneficial for the skin. As discussed earlier, fatty acids help plump and hydrate the skin. Oleic acid, a fatty acid found in avocados can help to reduce redness, soothe irritation, and regenerate skin cells. Avocados also ensure that your skin is protected from the environment with antioxidants like carotenoids, vitamin C and vitamin E.
Maintain a consistent skin care regimen
If you do not have a skin care regimen you need to begin one this instant. The purpose of skincare products are to give your skin the perfect balance of oil and water, while simultaneously treating your skin care concerns.
In order to begin, you must know your skin type:
Normal skin: This skin type isn’t too oily, or dry. Those with normal skin don’t get blemishes often.
Oily skin: Those with oily skin can appear shiny. Oily skin is more prone to breakouts than other skin types.
Dry skin: Dry skin doesn’t produce enough oil. This skin type can appear flakey and dull, it is also more prone to wrinkles.
Sensitive skin: Sensitive skin can be oily, dry, or normal. Those with sensitive skin often have allergies that cause skin to react. Having sensitive skin is tough because if you have skin concerns the best ingredients may be too harsh.
The role cleansing plays
The purpose of cleansing the skin is to remove the dirt, oil, and debris your skin comes in contact with daily. Cleanser has ingredients that attract these substances, making them easier to wash down the drain. If you neglect to cleanse, issues like blackheads, whiteheads, acne, and other bacterial infections can occur. It is recommended that you cleanse the skin twice per day but if you don’t have the time cleansing at night is ideal.
Don’t forget to tone
Toning is the step many people skip in their skin care regimen simply because they don’t know why it is performed. After about 3 minutes of cleansing, your cleanser formula becomes acidic and will begin to strip your skin of its natural oils. Toner helps bring the skins pH back to normal so that it does not feel dry or tight. Some toners are created to provide moisture, while others help reduce oil and treat acne.
Have you ever exfoliated?
By performing the simple act of exfoliation you can get rid of an entire slew of skin care problems. Exfoliation is the act of scrubbing away dead skin cells, allowing new ones to rise to the surface.
Exfoliating can help with:
- Un even skin tone
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Lack luster skin
- Acne scars
- Flakey skin
- Rough textured skin
Exfoliation can be performed in one of two ways.
- Manual exfoliation involves using a scrub, dry brush, or another abrasive material. In this method you are required to manually manipulate the formula on the skin by rubbing in circular motions.
- Chemical exfoliation is done by using alpha hydroxy acids. These acids help dissolve dead skin cells and do not require any manual labor. Fruit enzymes are also great chemical exfoliants.
Exfoliation should be performed no more than twice a week, and depending on the ingredient used to exfoliate, even less. Those with sensitive skin should be very cautious when exfoliating because it could cause skin trauma (especially manual formulas).
If you’re sick of waiting for fresh skin to surface, it is alright to fake it until you make it!
- Highlight those beautiful features with a liquid or powder shimmer. Adding shimmer will give the face a fresher appearance and enhance your facial features.
- You call it faux tan, I call it bronze glow. Using a self-tanner will help bring warmth to the skin. Some tanners have firming benefits with will help smooth fine lines and wrinkles.
- Using foundation is one of the easiest ways to hide imperfections. Be sure to add a little blush to your look so you don’t look washed-out.