It’s no secret that we all want healthy skin, the fact is, many of us suffer from one skin problem after another. Sometimes we blame our diets – perhaps it’s too much sugar, other times our products. The truth of the matter is that often we just don’t know what’s causing the problem, and so, don’t know how to fix it.
Whether it’s spots, dryness, or the first signs of aging that are getting you down, I’ve got you covered. Here, I have put together a guide to the four most important things you need to be doing if you want healthier, happier skin.
1 – Go natural
You may be unsure about going natural as and when it comes to your beauty products, but trust me, for healthy skin, it’s a good move. Yes, the products may be a little more expensive, but they are more than worth the cost.
Often, the primary cause of skin problems is not the product itself but the chemicals within it. You see, many of our favorite beauty brands pack their products full of chemicals. These can cause irritation, leading to spots, dryness, and many other skin problems.
Swap to using natural products for a month, and I promise you, you’ll love the results. Your skin will be healthier and happier, and with any luck, free from breakouts, soreness, and redness.
2 – Be healthy
As well as affecting your waistline, what you eat also has a big impact on your skin. If your diet consists of junk food and fatty meals, the chances are that your skin will suffer because of it. For healthy skin, you need to be eating foods that are full of all the vitamins and minerals that your body needs.
If you are serious about improving the health of your skin, you need to make changes to your diet. Instead of snacking on unhealthy foods, make fruit and raw veggies your go-to snacks. Trust me, not only will your skin look better, but you’ll also feel better for it.
3 – Exfoliating
Exfoliate in the right way. This may sound strange, but different skin types require different forms of exfoliation. The most important thing you can do is ensure that when it comes to removing dead and dry skin cells, that you are using the perfect products. Obviously, we’ve already mentioned that natural is the best option, but what else should you consider?
As well as sticking with chemical-free products, it’s also important to choose the right form of exfoliation. While scrubs are great for some skin types, if you’re prone to spots, you may have better results with microdermabrasion. You can see a beautician for treatment, or you can treat your skin at home. For home treatment, check out these professional microdermabrasion machines.
4 – Removing your makeup
Again, when it comes to choosing makeup, remember that natural products are best. Aside from the types of products you use, the most important thing you can do for you skin when it comes to makeup is remove it. Never sleep with your makeup on, as it will wreak havoc on your skin.
Every night before going to bed, remove your makeup using a natural cleanser. Cleansers containing witch hazel and aloe vera are fantastic if you suffer from spot prone skin, as these keep the bacteria at bay. For dry skin, make sure to use a cleanser that is non-drying – cream cleansers are often best.
For healthier, happier skin, all you need to do is take the advice above, on board.