There have been a lot of skincare trends and products recently surfacing that aim to combat all kinds of skin problems. It’s all in the quest of achieving the kinds of healthy-looking skin we only see on celebrities like Gigi Hadid. It’s a quest that starts from teenage acne all the way to the different signs of aging. However, healthy skin is not impossible to have or celebrity-exclusive. There are many techniques and lifestyle changes you can implement that will help you achieve the skin you dream of. As long as you identify your skin problems properly, whether it’s acne, dryness, exhaustion, or aging, and get straight to work, it’s never too late. To get started, here are some solutions to make your look smooth and glowing.
- Hydration First
Most modern-day health problems go back to lack of hydration, and the same goes for skincare. Hydrating your skin from within is the main factor that will make it feel smooth and glowy. Drinking enough water throughout the day helps flush out all the toxins from your body which when built up, cause clogged pores and overall exhausted-looking skin. Even during cold weather, your skin needs the same amount of hydration. Your ideal water intake will depend on your size as well as daily activity, so make sure you get the right amount.
- A Healthy Diet
What you put into your body plays a huge part in the way your skin looks and feels. Carbs, processed foods, and alcohol destroy the good bacteria in our bodies and lead to inflammation which can reflect poorly in your skin. To have healthy-looking skin, add foods to your diet that are rich in vitamins and antioxidants. If you find yourself unable to balance your diet, the skin gurus at BTL recommend opting for supplements with natural elements that compensate for any nutrient deficiency. They are created utilizing the latest scientific research to treat common skin problems like tiredness and fatigue, wrinkles, fine lines, acne, blemishes, and help tighten the skin, making it look more radiant.
- Getting Enough Sleep
If you don’t allow your body to get proper rest at the end of each day, you’ll end up with tired, fatigued skin with dark circles. You can tell if you are not getting enough sleep when your skin feels dry, sunken in, or dry. The lack of sleep could also lead to the premature aging of your skin. Getting your 7-8 hours of sleep will allow your skin cells to repair themselves and will provide them with the necessary nutrients and hydrating ingredients they need. This is why it’s called ‘beauty sleep’.
- Cleansing and Exfoliating
To achieve that smooth, glowy feel in your skin, you need to help out your skin cells regenerate themselves by cleansing and exfoliating. First, you need to identify your skin type to choose the right cleanser that won’t be too harsh on your skin so that it doesn’t strip it from its natural oils. Double cleansing is a highly effective technique to clean your pores from all dirt, makeup, or grease after a long day. Exfoliation also removes the skin’s outer layer of dead cells allowing for a smoother, cleaner version to surface. Remember not to skip exfoliating important parts like your hands and feet which get exposed to the most wear and tear.
- Not Skipping Moisturizing
Properly moisturizing your skin makes it smoother, reflecting light to appear more radiant. That’s why moisturizing should be an essential step in your skincare routine. Failing to hydrate on a daily basis makes the complexion dull and accentuates wrinkles. Choosing the right moisturizer is also important because it can be used as a base before applying effective ingredients like a vitamin C serum, retinoid, or alpha/beta hydroxy acids. Experts recommend moisturizers containing hyaluronic acid for glowing skin.
- Providing Protection From The Sun
SPF (sun protection factor) sunscreen should be one of the main components of your daily skin routine. Even if it doesn’t feel sunny enough outside to you, there is still UV radiation being emitted from the sun, even during the winter months. Not only does it promote healthy, radiant skin, but it also reduces developing wrinkles since they mainly develop from sun exposure. Neglecting this step in your skincare routine will destroy the connective tissues of skin; collagen and elastin. For light daily use, go for a sunscreen with SPF 30 but if you spend long hours in the sun, opt for SPF 50 for proper protection. Your face alone needs a quarter spoon of sunscreen while your whole body needs 2 tablespoons.
- Trying A Skin Treatment
There are several medical skin treatments that became popular in recent years for their amazing effects. The Sublime RF treatment involves combining Bi-Polar Radio Frequency and Light energies to stimulate collagen growth, tighten the skin, and reduce fine wrinkles. There is also the well-known HydraFacial treatment which is a rejuvenating treatment that unclogs pores, removes dead skin, and infuses antioxidants directly into the skin. Another treatment that promises healthier, glowing skin is Dermaplaning which is an extensive method of exfoliation using a blade to remove dead skin cells.
- Staying Consistent
If you want to have the smooth, radiant skin of your dreams, consistency is key. You need to develop a comprehensive skincare routine with all the right products and apply, on a daily basis. Taking care of your skin also includes staying persistent in finding what makes it look better and what harms it. Even the small things like cleaning your phone before it touches your face and changing your pillowcase daily can go a long way in the way your skin looks.
When it comes to having healthy, smooth, glowy skin, the journey can be bumpy and frustrating. The most important thing is to be patient and flexible in getting to know your skin and what it needs. Make sure you do enough research about any product before trying it to avoid using anything unsuitable. Most of the process is taking care of your overall health which will reflect in the way your skin looks. So make sure you’re eating and sleeping well, getting some exercise, and staying hydrated.