Tips and tricks for healthy and clear skin
Healthy and clear skin can be tough. I've been there, and I am sure you've been there too. Despite the natural course our skin takes as we age, there are definitely some tips and tricks you can incorporate into your daily life to ensure healthy looking skin! Take a look.
1. Taking off your makeup every night
(I know I know so cliche, but I promise you taking the extra step to take your makeup off makesthe biggest difference. Do you really want all of your makeup, grime, grease and dirt to sink into your pores while you're sleeping!?
Make sure you are using something suited to your skin type (oily,dry, combination) Also, do not be afraid to spend a little extra money on skincare, it is an investment that will be well worth it.
3. Using a toner after washing your face
Helps to make sure you removed all of the makeup and dirt off after you washed it. You'd be surprised at how much makeup is left on your face!
4. Drinks lots and lots of water
I cannot stress how important water is, not only for skincare but for your entire body and will make a huge difference in the clarity of your skin.
5. Using a soothing/calming face mask one to two times a week
A few times a week I make sure to apply a soothing face mask which definitely helps to keep it clear and smooth!
If you have sensitive skin like myself, make sure you don't exfoliate more than once or twice a week because it will irritate your skin!
7. Changing your pillowcase
Every few weeks changing your pillowcase that you sleep with is a great trick to ensure clear skin!
8. Cleaning up your diet
The food you feed your body affects you in more ways than one. Chances are if your diet consists of lots and lots of junk food and non nutritious food, your skin reflects that. Cleaning up your diet will make a massive difference and clear up those breakouts.
This is me telling myself to take my own advice. I have to say, with this one I don't practice what I preach but that will change! SPF is essential especially if you are spending your days in the brutal sun. Whether it be a sunscreen, or foundation, having some SPF in there does wonders for the skin.
10. Cleaning your face immediately after working out
A staple in my gym bag are my facial wipes. Immediately after finishing my workout I do a quick cleanse in case I can't make it home to shower after working out. That way, the sweat isn't clogging up your pores.