Spots: a beauty fanatic’s worst nightmare. Now, we are all prone to breakouts every now and again. It’s natural. Hormones can wreak havoc on your skin, which means many of us will face a few days in the month where our skin isn’t exactly on point. But if you find that you’re waking up most mornings with a new blemish, chances are that you are making a mistake somewhere in your beauty regime. Most spots are preventable. So, put the concealer down and let’s start facing the problem at its root. Here are a few tips and tricks for a natural, healthy, glowing complexion.
Eat a Healthy Diet
As the old saying goes: you are what you eat. So if you exist on a diet of junk food and takeaways, don’t be surprised if your skin suffers. Love your skin and treat it right. Nourishment starts within. Start out by making sure that you get your five a day. Fruits and vegetables contain antioxidants which will help to protect your skin from free radicals (from pollution in the air around us) which cause cellular damage.
Drink Plenty of Water
For supple, flexible skin, drink plenty of water. When you are dehydrated, your face will show the damage. Skin will begin to look dry or flaky, dull and you will appear tired. You should aim to drink eight glasses a day at least. All liquids can count towards this, but water is always best. Carry a bottle with you so you can top up your hydration at any time.
Create a Skin Regime
It goes without saying that you should have an effective skin regime. There are two main aspects to achieving this: routine and products. When you wake up in the morning, you should wash your face thoroughly. Pat your skin dry with a towel. You should avoid rubbing as this can irritate your skin and leave it looking red and raw. Then apply a toner. This will leave you feeling fresh. Following your toner, you should always use a moisturizer. A good moisturizer will ensure that your skin is hydrated and supple. If you wear makeup, you should consider using a prep spray first. This will protect your skin, avoiding clogged pores and will also create a good base for application. A primer will also smooth your skin, creating the perfect canvas for flawless foundation. When it comes to choosing products, trial and error will probably be the best tactic. When you find a good product, stick to it. For more information, head to BeautyLooksHQ.com for a complete guide to facial skincare.
Take Your Makeup Off Before Bed
We’re all guilty of falling asleep with our makeup on from time to time. But don’t make a habit of it. Sleeping with a full face on can have all sorts of repercussions. Failing to remove eye makeup can result in eye irritation or even infection. Leaving foundation on overnight can result in clogged pores, promoting breakouts and pimples. So make sure to give your face a good wash before bed. It might be tempting to just run a remover wipe over your skin, but you should do your best to make sure that your makeup is properly removed. Leftover makeup residue can also stop your skin from absorbing products applied later on, such as moisturizers.