How To Make Your Skin Look Healthy And Radiant
Glowing, healthy and radiant skin is the ultimate goal when it comes to achieving an enviable skincare routine. In fact if you asked most of your friends, family or peers as to what word they would use to achieve their desirable skincare goal, it would be to have ‘glowing skin’, as they covet the luminosity associated with celebrities such as Rihanna, Lupita Nyong’o, Beyonce and JLO. All famous figureheads who have flawless skin, their tips on how to make your skin look healthy and radiant ranges from drinking 9 cups of water (2.2. liters) to stay hydrated, right through to using products that have natural oils such as avocado oil, which moisturizes and nourishes the skin. Before you do your research on products, ingredients and brands that can help make your skin look healthy, it is important to find out what type of skin you have, in order to find the right treatment for you. For example if you have oily and sensitive skin like me, then you have an excessive production of sebum, which can be caused by your diet, lifestyle environment or even over-washing. So make sure you think carefully about how the products you use benefit your skin for better or worse.
If you’re looking to have healthy looking skin that draws attention when you walk into a room, then this list of helpful tips is here to provide you with the knowledge you need to get your desired look. It’s unfortunate that our skin doesn’t just naturally look amazing and most of us will experience breakouts and bad days where we just don’t look our best, even if you have the clearest skin on the planet. However, there are actually many things that you can do to have advert-worthy skin, and here are just a few of the solutions:
Cut Down on the Fast Foods
It’s impossible to drive through any city or town without spotting a fast food outlet. However, you must resist the temptation, as a diet consisting of high glycaemic index foods such as burgers and chips, and fatty dairy products such as ice cream, are the worst things for your skin. This is because it can increase your hormone levels which in turn can change the quality of the oil in the skin, potentially leading to acne breakouts. The salt content in a lot of the fast food people eat is usually quite high, so try to avoid these foods as well as refraining from dousing all of your meals in salt, as high sodium content in your body can lead to dehydration and dulling of the skin. For example, even though I am a vegetarian and do not eat meat, my diet and lifestyle is not the healthiest because I am always on the go, meaning I can often eat processed meals that are quick and easy to make, which has high salt content.
Which is why including more fruits and vegetables in your diet that boosts your Vitamin C levels such as oranges, sweet potatoes and broccoli can help promote radiant skin and help blemishes heal properly. Vitamin C is also needed to produce collagen that strengthens the capillaries that supply the skin, which can even give you younger looking skin. Other delicious fast food free foods that can make your skin look healthy include Brazil Nuts ( a good source of selenium which protects against sun damage and age spots), avocados (which has vitamin E and improves the elasticity of your skin) and carrots and pumpkin, a good source of Betacarotene, which converts into vitamin A and is an antioxidant, protecting the body from free radicals.
Wash Your Face Daily
Even if it’s just with water, it is still important to wash your face as often as possible. This is because it clears out all the debris that can clog up your pores such as dust, oil, dirt and dead skin cells. This accumulates day and night and can cause things like unwanted spots to appear – surface spots can appear as blackheads or whiteheads, while deeper inflammations can cause painful red lumps which can cause scarring of the skin. This is why it is important to “clean the canvas”, as it helps to avoid all of these issues. There are many facial products out there which are great for thoroughly cleaning out the pores on your skin – just look for ingredients like hyaluronic acid and peptides.
For those who have sensitive, yet oily skin like me, I know all too well that it is important to use products that are specially formulated for our skin types, without drying out our skin or stripping it of its natural oils. I use the Skin Academy Zero Face Wash at the moment, which is especially formulated for sensitive skin and has 100% natural, vegan ingredients. Enriched with Coconut Oil & Sacha Inchi Oil, this cleansing wash is perfect for daily use and leaves skin soothed and deeply hydrated. It is also an environmentally friendly brand, whose packaging is made from partially recycled cardboard and the caps, jars and lids are all fully recyclable. I use other products from Skin Academy too and I can honestly say that it makes your skin look healthy without any nasties.
Exfoliating your skin is a step up from the simple cleansing method, but it is so effective at helping you achieve glowing skin. The process of exfoliation can be done in two separate ways: either chemical or mechanical. The chemical way is done by applying scrubs containing ingredients like fruit enzymes, glycolic acid, or citric acid. They are applied in low concentrations for long term home use, or in high concentrations by a medical professional. The chemicals in these products have the natural ability to loosen the glue-like bonds which keep dead skin cells attached, allowing them to come away easier with a simple scrub. Over time, this method has increased in popularity. On the other hand, mechanical exfoliation involves the act of physically scrubbing at the skin with some kind of abrasive, such as almond shells, crepe paper or sugar crystals; this achieves the same effect of loosening dead skin cells. It is recommended that you exfoliate your skin around 2 to 3 times per week, so don’t ‘over-exfoliate your skin’ in an attempt to make your skin look healthy and radiant.
My personal recommendation is Urban Veda, whose natural skincare range is specifically tailored for your skin type. By taking their online quiz you can find out what your ‘dosha’ is, which if you have oily skin like me would be the ‘kapha’ range. The award winning and vegan approved Purifying Exfoliating Facial Polish, is what I use to exfoliate my skin and has a unique blend of cold-pressed Neem and Tea Tree to detox and mattify skin. It also protects the skins moisture barriers, and the crushed walnut shell powder (which dissolve in water) form the exfoliating granules, so both skin and planet are cared for.
Consider Facial Treatments
If you are looking to create more drastic changes to your face, then you may want to consider getting a facelift, whether that be surgical or non-surgical . There are a few different companies out there, who all take slightly different approaches, but most yield the same results. Getting a facelift can help to reduce fat deposits and sagging skin. The end result will leave you with tighter skin and a more pronounced chin. The traditional way a facelift is carried out is by having a qualified surgeon lift the skin towards the top of the face and removing the excess. Also, a small incision is made under the chin to allow the skin to tighten. This process can be costly, however, so make sure you steer clear from deals that seem too good to be true and get it done by a certified expert.
However if you want to make your skin look healthy without surgery, there are non-surgical face lifts available, where aestheticians are able to create the look of a facelift without the need for actual invasive surgery, simply by using a range of dermal fillers.
Remember That Beauty Comes From Within
Healthy, radiant skin is impossible if your mind is stressed and your body is physically exhausted. That’s why you need to treat stress, anxiety and exhaustion just as proactively as you would acne or rashes. A great way to improve your mental and physical wellbeing is to get a cupping treatment. This traditional technique is designed to relieve stress and rejuvenate the body, leaving you looking and feeling naturally beautiful. If you visit the clinicforpainandanxiety.com website, you can find some more detailed information about how it works and what to expect during the treatment. You can even go ahead and book with one of their specialists if it sounds like something that could help limit your stress.
So, if it is glowing skin and a healthy-looking visage you are going for, then there are plenty of options open to you. While some are more obvious than others, it is important to do as much research as you can so that you can make your own informed decisions – what works for one person may not work for you. Take these tips on board and your journey to radiant looking skin will begin.
What Do You Use To Make Your Skin Healthy And Radiant?