Trying to find ways to make your skin look better at the last minute before an event is a nightmare. If you are anything like me and you have olive skin, the prospect of sorting it out is sometimes terrifying. However, there are multiple ways to make your skin look better in 7 days and see great results. Fortunately, they don't require too much effort!
1. Establish a Routine
One of the simplest ways to make your skin look better is to establish a care routine. A lot of us lead busy lives, which means our skin's welfare is put to one side. While you won't see astounding results in 7 days, you will see a bit of a difference. Cleanse and moisturise twice a day, and consider using a gentle exfoliator once a day. I personally avoid toners, as I find they make my skin too dry to justify using.
Again, too many of us don't drink enough water! I know I am certainly guilty of this. I spend a lot of time drinking coffee and other diuretics, but not enough drinking water. Challenge yourself and stick to drinking only water for a week. You will hydrate, which means your skin will look less puffy.
3. Wear Less Make-up
Do you really need to wear make-up every day? If you can give yourself a day off, then do it. Make-up clogs your pores, which leads to spots. Removing it puts your skin under stress. Try to stick to mascara only for a few days. It will help your skin look better when your big event arrives.
4. Eat Oily Fish
Your skin cells proliferate faster than most of your body's other cells. All cells have a membrane that requires fats, but not just any old fats will do. Add three portions of oily fish to your diet over the next seven days. Alternatively, up your olive oil intake. It'll support your skin's repair processes and reduce inflammation. This in turn balances your overall skin tone.
Now when I say detox, I don't mean doing anything daft like ditching food and living off juice for a week. What I mean is cutting out junk. That's it, no magic cures. Get rid of processed sugars, bad fats, alcohol, and cigarettes. Get as much Vitamin C as you can, as well as zinc. By the end of the week, your skin will look fresher.
Your body repairs more at night than at any other time. Take a look at your schedule over the next seven days and knock an hour off each day. This is possible for most of us, as we spend time doing activities that aren't always essential. Watching TV, for example. With a good night's sleep, you will also feel happier.
7. Get a Facial
Finally, the day before your big event, get a facial. This is going to give your face a glow that is undeniably beautiful. There are plenty of ways for you to do a DIY facial at home if you are on a budget. However, if you can afford it, go out and get one done professionally. Not only will it look great, it will leave you feeling relaxed and confident.
With a big event just around the corner, it is natural to want to get your skin in shape. This could be a vacation, graduation, or even a date. Continue these habits on a long-term basis, and you will look fantastic all the time. If you have skin boosting tips, what are they?