Healthy, glowing, radiant skin has become a gold status of beauty. However, sometimes it seems out of reach. Luckily, with these 30 things, you can achieve healthy skin in 30 days.
1. Don’t Sleep with Makeup
This is the cardinal rule of beauty. Before you catch up on some shut eye, wipe off all makeup. Coconut oil does a fantastic job. Sleeping with makeup is like playing with fire. You will get burned with a breakout.
2. Drink 8 Glasses of Water
Stay hydrated. Drink at least 2 liters of water every day. However, you can up your water game and drink as much as you want. There is no limit. To spice up your water, add mint, cucumbers and a squeeze of lemon juice.
Use a cleanser with a low pH of 5 -5.5. It will remove dirt and excess oil without drying your skin. If you are using a cleanser that makes your face feel “squeaky” clean, ditch it like the plague. It is stripping away all the oil and good microbes that protect your skin.
Toning closes large pores and gives you a smoother and brighter skin tone. Raw organic apple cider vinegar is one of the best toners. Mix ACV with distilled water in a ratio of 1:1. Use a cotton ball to dab it on the skin.
Dedication to moisturizing will give you healthy skin in no time. For dry skin, use an oil-based moisturizer that is creamier. On the other hand, stick to water-based moisturizers for oily skin.
Pharrell Williams swears by “exfoliating like a madman” for his youthful looks. Take a cue from him, he’s doing something right. Exfoliate at least twice a week to remove dead skin. It will rejuvenate the skin. On top of that, products penetrate deeper into the skin; increasing their effectiveness.
½ a glass of carrot juice every day. Carrot juice is full of carotenoids and antioxidants. These properties regenerate skin cells and improve the skin appearance. Your skin will be glowing in no time.
Make time for a facial every end of the week. A facial will give your skin the TLC it deserves after a hectic week of being exposed to the elements.
9. Sun Protection
Did you know sun damage will age you faster than biological aging? That being the case, wear sunscreen every day. A sunscreen with SPF 35 is a good pick. Reapply every 2 hours.
10. Say No to Sugar
Simple sugars for example in soft drinks and packaged snacks are not good for your skin. Not only does it slow you down physically, but it ages the skin. It also weakens the skin defenses.
11. Eat Your Vegetables
A good doctor advises that you should eat the rainbow. Carrots, broccoli, kale, tomatoes, peppers will make your skin dance. 5-9 servings a day is all you need.
Do a chemical peel every two weeks. It sounds harsh but a chemical peel can be made with everyday items found in your pantry.
Foods with glycolic acid are the main ingredients. For example,lemons, vinegar, yogurt, and a wide variety of citrus fruits.
For a homemade recipe mix ¼ cup white cane sugar with ¼ cup yogurt. Apply it on the face avoiding the eye area. Leave it on for 15 minutes and then rinse it off.
Steaming will open up the pores and remove excess oil in the skin. Consequently, it protects your skin from a flare-up. On top of that, as you steam, you sweat off toxins from the skin and increase blood circulation. Additionally, you get to relax.
14. Put down the Butt
The two Ss’ that will make you age fast. The sun and smoking. Chemicals from tobacco smoke dry out the skin so wrinkles and fine lines appear very quickly.
Getting your heart pumping is one of the best ways to get your skin healthy. A good workout will increase blood circulation to the skin and flush out toxins as your sweat.
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This one may be a little bit of a cheat. No one will judge you but a good bronzer will give you rosy cheeks that radiate good healthy skin.
18. Sleep 6-8 Hours
Beauty sleep has never been this important. A good 6-8 hours will rejuvenate your skin. Have you ever noticed how good your skin looks when you have had enough sleep? Get those Zzzs.
19. Get Some Fresh Air
A walk in the park will get you to be in touch with nature. Also, the cool breeze will refresh your skin.
Did you know that emotions show on your skin? If you are stressed, a skin break out is a possibility. In the same vein, a good laugh makes your skin healthier. The endorphins that are released when you laugh produce collagen (antiwrinkle) goodness. The cherry on top is that it makes your skin glow.
21. Facial Exercise
5 minutes of facial yoga every day will keep your skin in tip-top shape. To start with stick your tongue out and hold it for a minute. Next, puff up your cheeks, and shift air from cheek to cheek for another minute. Now open your eyes wide open, put your hands on your forehead and pull your skin back. Finally, make a fish face by puckering your lips. These goofy exercises will keep you in good facial health.
22. Sheet Mask
K –beauty has popularized sheet masks. Instagram models are looking like the killer on their timeline. You do not want to be left out of the movement. Note that the sheet mask is soaked in concentrated serum. When applied to the skin it hydrates the skin deeply. It has amazing results for very dry skin.
23. Keep Your Hands off Face
It goes without saying that our hands are full of germs. Putting your hands on your face will transfer those germs and can cause a breakout.
24. Sip on Some Tea
Teas pack a punch in antioxidants that fight free radicals on the skin. The best teas to sip are green tea, chamomile, peppermint, rooibos, oolong, and matcha.
The sun is usually demonized as the cause of skin damage. But a little bit of the rays is also important for healthy skin. Make time to sunbathe in the morning sun for 15-20 minutes. It will get up your vitamin D going,
26. Clean Makeup Brushes
Unfortunately, most women do not regularly wash their brushes. Dirty brushes are a breeding ground for bacteria and can cause a breakout or even worse a skin infection.
To be safe, wash your loose powder brushes every 3 weeks and you foundation brushes every week. For an easy clean, put some lukewarm water in a bowl with a cleanser. Soak the tips of the brushes for some minutes and then wash. Rinse with lukewarm water and air dry them.
27. Use a Serum
Serums are rich in antioxidants, peptides, retinol, growth factors, alpha and beta hydroxyl acids, omega 3,6,9, and unique botanical extracts. Because they are rich in healing properties, use them to handle wrinkles, dullness, hyperpigmentation, collagen break down, and uneven skin tone.
28. Use an Elixir
An elixir is a lightweight beauty oil. Lighter than a serum. It will moisturize your skin and give it a youthful vibrancy. Mix it with a primer for a dewy finish when applying makeup.
29. Cool Cucumber Eyes
Apply two slices of freshly cut cucumbers on the eyes. Alternatively, soak two cotton balls in cucumber juice and put them on the eyes. The ascorbic and caffeic acids will remove puffiness.
30. Take Vitamin C
Up your intake on foods rich in vitamin C. Vitamin C increases the effectiveness of sunscreen that is applied on the skin and aids in forming collagen. It will also help to repair dry skin. Feel free to snack on oranges and strawberries.
These 30 things may seem too much but rest assured in 30 days your skin will be much healthier.