Do you wish your skin was smoother and more attractive? Most people do, and according to dermatologists, there are things you can do to get softer skin – it’s just that some of us haven’t yet cultivated habits that enhance the complexion. We have 9 expert tips to help you look amazing without spending a ton of money on cosmetics – so get ready for your most smashing year yet.
Always wash your face before bed
You don’t want to go to bed carrying all that grime – it’s better if you use cleansing wipes to get some of that dirt and sweat off of your skin. It only takes a few minutes but washing your face allows the skin to breathe, and consequently, the pores get clogged – so no ugly pimples.
Use Aloe Vera
Ever wondered why so many skin care products contain Aloe Vera? It has a high amount of enzymes, antioxidants, and is anti-inflammatory. These are all things your skin needs to stay healthy and heal from the onslaught of daily pollution. As if this weren’t enough, it also contains Vitamin A and C.
Pat skin dry
ALWAYS pat skin dry. Skin is actually more sensitive than you think. Rubbing causes irritation and inflammation, and in some cases, it leads to the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. Take this technique further by applying some of your skin care products by patting instead of rubbing, that way, more of the product will be absorbed under the skin.
Excessive scrubbing might cause redness and leave the skin irritated; so instead of fighting with your face, try washing with your hands, or alternatively, use a decent washcloth. Keep in mind that using dirty hands to wash the face can lead to a transfer of germs to the pores, which again, is terrible for your skin.
Coconut Oil to Reduce Inflammation
Coconut oil is excellent for providing moisture and minimizing inflammation. It contains medium-chain fatty acids and micro-bacterial properties that can treat acne and help heal wounds.
Don’t skip your morning wash
Hair products can seep into your pillowcase and then get absorbed by the skin, clogging the pores in the process. But this is easy to clear away if you wash your face every morning. Also, in case you struggle to get out of bed in the morning, a cooling face wash might be rejuvenating and make you look more alert for work.
Almond Oil to Soften Skin
Try adding almonds to your diet to get clear, pimple-free skin, and to keep skin tight, soft, and supple. Almonds have powerful antioxidants that your skin needs to stay healthy, and a good supply of essential vitamins your body needs every day.
Your skin won’t show its natural glow when there’s a thick layer of dead cells and dirt blocking your pores. So in addition to moisturizing and washing every day, you must also exfoliate at least every other day, preferably using a gentle product (try the ones with alpha hydroxyl and/or lactic acids).
You need to clean your phone, too
Touching your face with sticky, sweaty hands is a sure way to get pimples and infections – but since at some point you will touch your face, the next best thing you can do is to keep your hands clean and to sanitize your phone as well. Phones and computer keyboards carry all sorts of germs and bacteria that are bad for your skin, so wipe your phone with an antibacterial product to avoid infections.