My skin is not the definition of flawless. There are only a few people in this world that have entirely flaw free skin with no open pores, perfectly toned and with no blemishes in sight. I am not one of those people. But other than an odd pimple every once in awhile, I am quite lucky with my skin. However, I did have a few breakouts when I changed my diet. Luckily, I was able to get rid of them with these simple steps.
HAVE A SKINCARE ROUTINE
I’m not fussy about which products I use. However, I do try to use cruelty-free where possible. Some of the products I use are tested by local authorities in China but not by the manufacturers themselves.
So, onto the skin care! Each morning, I wash my face with an exfoliating scrub that targets blackheads and spots in general. Then I use a cleanser and toner before applying a day cream. I am currently loving the Nivea skincare range!
In the evening, I use a makeup remover to wipe away my makeup before using my cleanser and toner again and applying a night cream.
What does it all do?
- Exfoliating removes dry, dead skin cells making your skin cleaner and smoother.
- The cleanser and toner lift any excess dirt and removes oils produced by the skin (sebum).
- It is important to moisturise to ensure your skin balances its oils. Even if you have oily skin.
- Micellar water is when the micelles are attracted to dirt and oil, so they are able to draw out impurities without drying out the skin.
- Night creams are thicker than day creams as they have time to work on your skin as you sleep.
TAKE YOUR VITAMINS
Multivitamins are a great way to top up any vitamins you’re not getting in your diet. Within these capsules are things like:
- Vitamin A – Necessary for the maintenance and repair of vital skin tissue. Found in sweet potatoes, carrots, and dark, leafy vegetables.
- Vitamin B Complex – Contains the nutrient, biotin, which forms the basis of nails, skin, and hair cells. Found in rice, eggs, and bananas.
- Vitamin C – Helps collagen production. Found in citrus fruits, leafy greens, bell peppers, and cauliflower.
- Vitamin E – Reduces appearance of scars and dry skin. Found in nuts, olives, and spinach.
- Vitamin K – Helps reduce dark circles. Found in dark, leafy greens.
I take multivitamins as I don’t get all of the nutrients I need due to being vegetarian so I ensure I get as much as possible through vitamins as well as my vegetables.
WHEN LIFE GIVES YOU LEMONS
Each morning with breakfast I have a mug of hot lemon. Super easy to make and it is very refreshing. In addition, it has plenty of health benefits:
- Drinking warm water first thing in the morning helps flush the digestive system and rehydrate the body.
- Lemon juice stimulates stomach acid and bile production giving your liver a natural flush.
- Lemons contains vitamin C, which as I mentioned earlier, helps the production of collagen as well helping increase the immune system. In addition, lemons contain potassium. Potassium reduces the risk of strokes, blood pressure, heart and kidney disorders, anxiety and stress.
- Drinking lemon water in the morning gives the body a chance to absorb vitamins effectively.
- It increases metabolism.
DRINK MORE WATER
This one is pretty obvious and is everyone’s tip for clearer skin. But that’s because it’s the easiest and most effective. But why?
- Water helps reproduce new skin cells.
- It flushes out harmful toxins from the body, including your skin which is also an organ.
- Water helps prevent dehydration and that includes in your skin!
Obviously, these tips may not work for everyone as we all have different diets and lifestyles etc. which all play a part in the condition of our skin. But I hope you see an improvement by following these simple methods!