The key to beauty often lies in a gleaming, healthy skin. After suffering from eczema, acne and acne scarring for many years, I finally discovered the secret to achieving a healthy, balanced complexion. If you are suffering from a skin disorder, the following skin care regimen will probably be very helpful for you.
Maintain a Diet that is Healthy for Your Skin
One of the main causes of skin ailments is a buildup of toxic and dead skin cells on the surface of the skin. Therefore, it is important to constantly renew your skin by using methods that remove all of the skin’s debris. Drink plenty of water; water helps the body wash away all toxins. Eat foods that are high in fiber, such as fruits, vegetables and legumes. Fruit rich in antioxidants, such as grapes and berries, will also work wonders for your skin. It is also important to consume foods with vitamin A since vitamin A is responsible for healthy skin. Examples of foods that are rich in vitamin A are carrots, lettuce and tropical fruits.
Wash and Exfoliate Your Skin Daily
Wash your face daily to help remove the dirt and debris that clog the skin’s pores. It is best to use an exfoliating body scrub, which helps to gently rub away the dead skin cells and reveal a brighter, newer surface. It is also helpful to exfoliate the skin using a special exfoliant one to two times per week. Pieces of fruit extract, jojoba beads, alpha hydroxy acids (a chemical exfoliant) and a face brush all make good exfoliants.
Keep Your Skin Moisturized
Dry skin can lead to skin peeling, acne, and eczema, so make sure that your skin gets the amount of moisture that it needs.
• Always dry your face well and with a clean towel after washing it; leaving your face wet will cause your skin to dry out.
• After washing your face, apply a high-quality moisturizer or face serum to your skin. Use one that is oil-free, gentle on the skin and has natural ingredients. It may take a few tries to find the face skin care products that are good for your skin.
Stay Away from Foundation Makeup
It may be tempting to conceal your minor blemishes in a layer of makeup, but it’s almost never worth it. Face makeup clogs the skin’s pores with junk and often irritates the skin and leads to acne breakouts. If you want healthy skin, it is best to stay away from foundation altogether. If you just can’t part from your makeup, at least don’t wear it on very hot days or when your exercising, because when you sweat the skin pores open up and will absorb all the dirt on the skin’s surface. Only use a foundation that is oil free, hypoallergenic and gentle on the skin. Wash off all of your foundation with a cleanser or cleansing oil as soon as you are able to and at least before you go to sleep.
Natural Skin Facials
Treat yourself to a facial every once in a while using a homemade face mask of honey, oatmeal, or cucumber juice to freshen and exfoliate your face. Leave the mask on for approximately 30 minutes and then rinse it off.
Skin ailments can be a source of great frustration and can lead to a lack of self-confidence. By being sure to properly care for your skin, you will save yourself from undue stress and have a fresh, gleaming complexion.