Glowing skin doesn't just happen, you need to look after it. Read our quick tips and advice on how to achieve the best look for the minimum fuss.
Glowing skin can be achieved if you stick to a great skin beauty routine and you look after yourself correctly. The saying ‘you are what you eat’ is very true – the kind of vitamins and minerals that you put into your body will show on the outside, and to this end it is vital to maintain a healthy and balanced diet in addition to using products to get spot free and glowing skin.
Make sure that you eat plenty of fruit and vegetables and try to drink a lot of water throughout the day (the recommended amount of water intake is 8 glasses a day, although you can get some of your total water intake from a number of food sources).
Using the correct beauty routine is vital if you want to get spot free and glowing skin. Don’t be tempted to slather on lots of different creams and lotions in one go – if you do this you can actually increase the oiliness in your skin and prompt spots.
For guidance, a pea-sized amount of cream or lotion is ideal to keep your skin in tip top condition and always use a moisturiser that suits your skin type. As an example; if you have very dry skin, look for an extra nourishing moisturiser and if you have oily skin, look for a lightweight formula.
It’s always best to keep your skin routine simple – by simply washing your face with lukewarm water, patting it dry gently with a towel and applying face cream you can often get the best results – so there’s no need to try every product on the market!
Another tip for achieving spot free and glowing skin is to always remove your makeup before you go to sleep.
If you leave your makeup on, you risk clogging your pores as you sleep – and this can result in spots, pimples and blackheads.
The kind of makeup that you use can also have a very important effect on your skin – try using mineral foundations instead of very thick ones. You may think that need to use thick makeup to ‘disguise’ problem skin areas, however, the makeup itself could be causing the majority of your skin problems!
If in doubt, pay a visit to a beauty therapist to find out more about the kind of products and makeup that will better suit your skin type.
Exercise is also vital to obtaining healthy and glowing skin; exercise will stimulate a healthy glow by regulating the oxygen in your body – and the results will definitely show in your skin.
If you do exercise, don’t wear make-up, dirt and sweat can get trapped in your pores and can cause pimples or spots. Also learn to take time out – it has been medically proven that stress can be a major cause of spots, acne and pimples.
If you have problems with stress i.e. if you work in very stressful environment, try to take time out for relaxation and if necessary seek advice to help you resolve your stress issues by talking to a friend, family member or even to your doctor.
If you do find that you are prone to spots, don’t be tempted to squeeze them, but if you have to, wash your hands thoroughly before you do and squeeze the spot very gently. If you don’t get any results, leave the spot alone, if you persist you may end up damaging your skin and causing a permanent scar.
It’s always best to use a natural remedy to dry out any spots and then be patient! Finally, keep your hair clean to avoid contaminating your face and try to avoid touching your face to help keep it clean.