Make your Skin Sparkle with these Tips
In a just world, our skin would look dazzling at all times. We’d glimmer like the vampires from Twilight and have pores smoother than a baby’s backside. But instead you face the mirror in a vague repulsion at your pallid complexion, watching your pimples pop like geysers in Yellowstone Park.
It’s not a sight that many people enjoy. And from a self-esteem perspective, you’ll feel demoralised before you’ve even fully woken in the morning.
With that in mind, we’ve racked our brains to come up with a few strategies to improve the pallor of your skin and keep yourself healthy. It might not make you glimmer, but it will keep you looking great.
Banish those blemishes
Blemishes on your skin can stem from a number of causes. Cuts can maintain a permanent mark, spots and blackheads can turn red and rashes can continue to blight you long after they’ve cleared.
But there’s little chance that standard high street store moisturisers will help much. All those products shrieking about “MIRACULOUS RESULTS” and “AMAZING EFFECTS” sell themselves so hard that you’d be amazed if you weren’t purchasing snake oil.
Some, however, are exactly what the doctor ordered when it comes to blemish control. Head online and check reviews to find the best skincare products. Your skin will thank you for the extra effort.
Water way to health
Do you guzzle Diet Coke, down black coffee and glug gallons of Lucozade? Then the root of your skin problems is clear.
Replace those dehydrating liquids with an average of eight glasses of water a day. The extra hydration will clean your pores and give you rosier cheeks.
This is because more water increases your blood flow, providing you with healthier circulation and a more upbeat feeling. It’s why H2O is the ideal way to go!
In the hot house
You might not enjoy getting all sweaty during a workout, but a dose of sweat can help clean your skin. In part, this is because sweat pushes out the bad toxins in your body. But better skin after a workout also stems from the increase in blood flow.
They don’t call it beauty sleep for nothing – scientists have found that catching 40 winks actually makes you look more attractive, and it’ll make your skin all the healthier.
But how do you get the perfect night’s sleep?
First off, replace your iPad for a good book and try to avoid watching the telly a few hours before bed. Also try to avoid coffee and other stimulants before you hit the hay.
Shoot for an average of eight hours of sleep an evening (although that number can vary depending on your body type) and you’ll wake up feeling more refreshed – and your skin will reap the rewards.