Since the beginning of time, people have admired beauty. As beauty standards change often, healthy skin has always been an ultimate beauty sign. Most of the beauty tips we get today are inspired by the ancient people when herbs and honey were used to treat all kinds of skin problems. Did you know that the first archaeological evidence of cosmetics was found in Ancient Egypt roughly 6,000 years ago? Pretty shocking right! Do you know what is even more shocking? The great beauty tips you will learn about in this blog!
There is certainly no absolute standard of beauty. That precisely is what makes its pursuit so interesting- John Kenneth Galbraith
It’s proven that there is a clear connection between skin and health so before getting upset because of nonsense talks like: “if you wash your face you won’t get acne” or “if you use sunscreen you won’t age at all”. Think of your skin as a way for your body to communicate and express a breach. Genetics also play a great role in skin matters as some people are porn with acne-prone skin or age faster than others.
Eat Your Way to Fabulous Skin!
You might wonder; what to eat to get healthy skin? Unfortunately, that is not how our bodies work, you need to eliminate and add certain types of food to your diet and give your body the chance to cleanse inside out.
Omega-3 Fatty Acids Are The Way To Go!
Omega-3 fatty acids are the ultimate skin nutrition, they're found in foods like fish, nuts, seeds and plant oils like canola oil. You can consider Omega-3 as an effective weapon against aging as it works on improving skin barrier function while keeping it moisturized and free of irritation. If you have dry skin, you can rely on Omega-3 to keep your skin hydrated and glowy.
Did you know that people who drink fair amounts of water are less likely to suffer from wrinkles, fine lines and scars? Let me tell you why; water is directly associated with skin elasticity, meaning our body needs water to keep our skin hydrated. We need at least 8 glasses of water a day to keep our skin glowy.
Collagen Production is Associated With Vitamin C
Most beauty cosmetics contain Vitamin C as it works wonders in keeping the skin firm, reducing fine lines and protecting the skin from damaging rays. You can get fair amounts of Vitamin C from oranges, berries, peppers, tomatoes, melons, and broccoli.
Vitamin A Is More than an Antioxidant!
Apart from boosting your immunity, vitamin a works on repairing the deep layers of your skin. Also, some studies show that it’s effective against sunburn and damage. Now you know why you find Vitamin A in most acne-treating cosmetics. Let me tell you about the food rich in Vitamin A, we have vegetables like spinach, carrots, sweet potatoes, and red peppers, and yellow fruit, such as mango, papaya, and apricots.
Million Dollar Worth Skin Care Tips!
1. Determine your skin type and use the right cleanser:
Oily Skin: This type of skin is most likely to look glowy throughout after 30 minutes of washing. Another oily skin indicator is large pores and inflamed acne. Careful, not to use stripping cleansers or over wash your skin as they affect your skin balance leading to more oils. The right cleansers for oily skin are salicylic gels or benzoyl peroxide washes.
The most common meth in the whole skincare industry is that oily skin does not need moisturizers like other skin types and that’s definitely wrong! Just avoid vaseline and thick moisturizers as they clog pores. Instead, use light moisturizing cream, and don’t forget your sunscreen!
Dry Skin: This skin type feels tight and itchy especially after cleansing. Peeling solutions and harsh cleansers are the enemies of dry skin. Either use a moisturizing glycolic or milky cleanser. Dry skin is in constant need of serums and oils so don’t just settle for the moisturizer.
Combination Skin: Also known as the T-Zone skin, this skin type usually feels normal or dry on the cheeks and oily on the nose, chin and forehead. Benzoyl peroxide washes work great for combination skin. Also, you need to apply a little more moisturizer on the cheeks area.
Normal Skin: This skin type doesn’t feel too tight or too oily but just “normal”. Another normal skin indicator is the comfortable and hydrated feeling all day long. Most cleaners work great on normal skin. If you have normal yet acne-prone skin, use salicylic gels. If not, use Benzoyl peroxide washes.
2. Try Safe Skin Treatments:
- Chemical Peel: Every day, we lose millions of skin cells. These dead skin cells might eventually clog pores causing acne because our body is unable to get rid of all the dead cells on its own. A chemical peel has many different types that your aesthetic doctor determines what suits your skin. Chemical peel types are Quick peels, Stimulating peels, Hydrating Peel, Brightening peels and Anti-acne peeling.
Chemical peel treatment is the fastest way to get healthy glowing skin as it works great in preventing skin aging, brightens dull skin, reduces dark spots, cure moderate acne, shrink large pores, and tighten fine wrinkles.
- Dermatological cleansing: It's much more than a skin wash treatment! The reason we need a dermatological cleansing is to remove the built-up dirt and oils we can't
remove by washing our face. This deep cleansing method helps your skin rejuvenate itself. Also, this treatment works great for large pore and dehydrated skin problems.
- Platelet-rich plasma: This treatment triggers collagen and elastin cells by injecting them with the patient's own blood. This procedure is quite effective and natural because it doesn't include injecting any foreign substances. Yet, Platelet-rich plasma needs to be done in a professional and safe beauty clinic to avoid infection.
This treatment works great for wrinkles, scars and dark circles.
- Microneedling: It’s one of our favorite natural aesthetic treatments. Though Microneedling can be done using a derma roller, we recommend visiting a professional technician as home microneedling might cause permanent damage to the skin if not used properly. Microneedling stimulates the production of new skin cells while removing scars thus, it’s a great treatment for people suffering with dull skin, brown spots, sagging skin, fine wrinkles and dilated pores.
3. Sleep On A Silk Pillow:
Slik is a natural fabric that doesn’t absorb moisture like cotton. You might wonder what it has to do with having healthy skin! I’ll tell you, silk is less likely to contain germs because it doesn’t absorb sweat. Studies have shown that sleeping on the side with your face against harsh fabrics can cause wrinkles therefore, silk is the way to go. Also, the beauty legend Megan Fox confirmed that she only sleeps on silk pillows!
Consider this conclusion as a daily reminder that social media is fake. Skin texture, scars, acne, dark circles, etc... This is what we call real skin! Taking care of your skin and trying to adopt healthy habits is essential but remember to always love and accept your skin under all conditions.