Monday, March 19, 2018

How to Help Your Skin Look Its Best

How to Help Your Skin Look Its Best

Your skin is the first thing people see. It’s the largest organ in your body. But are you taking proper care of it? Pollution, aging, mistreatment, sun damage, and poor diet can all take their toll on your skin causing acne, premature aging, and many other problems. How can you combat these ill effects? Read on for 3 ways to help your skin look its best!


Stick To A Good Skincare Routine
To make your skin look its best, you need to take care of it everyday. You will see a difference in a few weeks with a good quality skincare product, but also as time passes, you will have less sun damage and fewer fine lines and wrinkles forming. Stick to a skin care routine and use products that are right for you and your skin type. It’s so important to take makeup off before bed, use a gentle cleanser and then hydrate. An eye cream and a lip balm along with a facial moisturizer is enough for most people. You could also consider adding an oil or serum, and use face masks as and when you feel like it too. If you haven’t tried a serum before, I recommend a Vitamin C serum. It helps with many skin issues, but I notice a big difference in skin tone. I have been using a serum in my skin care routine for over 2 years now!

Turn to the Professionals
There are also many procedures out there that can help correct skin issues you may have. Not only can these procedures correct, they can also help prevent. If you begin anti-aging procedures in your twenties and thirties fine lines can be treated before they get deeper and more pronounced so your skin stays looking young. A nonsurgical procedure such as microdermabrasion and laser skin resurfacing are ideal for acne scars or fine lines you are likely to have around this age. I’ve had microdermabrasion done as part of a facial before and really liked the result. I have some acne scars from when I had hormone treatments as a part of IVF that I am looking to have professionally treated too once I am done nursing. Be aware, these procedures have little effect on deeper wrinkles so better to start earlier if you are looking to prevent deep lines from forming. There are more invasive procedures and injectables that are more effective to treat and prevent deeper lines or treat other skin issues.

Eat Well

To really look after your skin, you need to take care of it from the inside out. You are what you eat, right?! Eating the right foods is not only good for your entire body, but they can also dramatically help your overall skin health. The right foods can reduce the effects of aging on skin. Eat foods containing high levels of B vitamins as well as vitamin E and C. Other essential nutrients include beta-carotene which is found in orange-colored foods such as carrots and sweet potatoes. Omega 3, collagen, selenium, amino acids and zinc have all been proven to be useful in preventing aging and protecting skin health. Some of the top researched anti-wrinkle ingredients include green tea, blueberries, eggs, salmon and green tea. Avoiding foods that can cause the development of acne like refined grains and sugars, diary products, fast food, chocolate, and whey protein powder can help your skin look its best, too.

18 comments:

  1. It's great to have skin routine - I love to use serum every day , twice a day face cream and 3-5 times different kind of face masks in the weeks :-)

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  2. That is true, you are what you eat and I try to be more mindful of it. Great tips, so important to have a good serum and you skin looks fabulous! Happy Monday!

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  3. The funny thing about food is that you can tell just by looking at someone what type of diet they follow! So crazy but true - diets high in sugar and processed food lead to skin that is dull and puffy. I think sticking to a good routine is so important too!
    xo,
    Kellyann

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  4. These are good tips! Especially the one about eating good foods to help your skin! I do try and eat healthy where I can. But I also over indulge in chocolate, haha! I do need to look into serums, so if skin care can disguise my chocolate habit!

    Hope you have had a great weekend! :)

    Away From The Blue Blog

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  5. Great tips, Laura! I've recently added a Vitamin C serum to my skincare routine. I can't really tell a difference yet but I hope it will help in the long run!
    Gina || On the Daily Express

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  6. Thanks for these tips! I take my skin very seriously. I get Hydra Facials every 3-4 months!

    https://www.kathrineeldridge.com

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  7. Eating well is something I need to work on, I continue to struggle. I would love to get some more professional treatments in the near future!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

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  8. It's amazing how our diet can play such a role in our skin. I know there was a time that fact was pooh poohed, but how could it not be a factor?
    XOXO
    Jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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  9. I've been really into skincare lately so fun to read what other people think about and recommend. Agree with so much in this article! Moisturizing and eating right is essential! Xx

    www.thefashionfolks.com

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  10. These are very useful tips! Proper nutrition is very important for the skin, but how hard it is to carry out! But how hard it is to carry out! I really love the sweet and I constantly struggle with my desires.

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  11. I haven't done any type of laser resurfacing, but maybe I should. Good tips.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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  12. These are great tips! I just started to cut soda out of my diet. Hoping that will help with my acne.
    xo,
    Jacqueline
    Stylin In St. Louis

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  13. Yes! Eating well and drinking enough water can help SO much! I'm glad you included that tip!

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  14. Great tips! As I've gotten older, I've noticed that what I eat affects my skin.

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  15. Lovely tips dear! Indeed, food plays a huge role on your skin's health. I couldn't agree more. What you put in inside your body really manifests on your ski.

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

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  16. Eat well does so many great things for your body.

    http://www.amysfashionblog.com/blog-home/

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  17. Eating good and drinking plenty of water has always helped my skin look it's best!

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  18. Great Post!! I had faced the problem of acne in my adult age. Acne is truly a problem faced by every individual I am so glad that you had shared your experience. Thanks for the great post.

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