20 QUICK SKINCARE TIPS – BE GOOD TO YOUR SKIN INSIDE & OUT
Caring for your skin is an inside out process. Below 20 quick and easy skincare tips you can try anytime!
Go Nuts on Nuts
Studies show that nuts are good for you. Try the following:
Brazil nuts: Rich in selenium, increase skin elasticity and may decrease skin cancer.
Walnuts: Have omega-3 fatty acids—which lower inflammation and ease breakouts
Macadamias: Full of high quality oils and fatty acids that aid in skin repair and rejuvenation
Eat Lean Protein
Keep your skin cells rejuvenated, eat lean protein like fish, poultry, tofu, beans and lentils.
More than oranges – broccoli is loaded with 65% of your required daily vitamin C intake which cleans up the free radicals that cause wrinkles and sagging and aids wound-healing.
This is a lycopene-rich food. Aim for one cup each day. Use it in salads, salsas, and smoothies.
Dairy products – even the organic – contain cow hormones that stimulate your oil glands and your pores, leading to acne. Beware of hidden dairy in salad dressing, protein bars, and shakes.
Drink Lots of Water’
Water clears the toxins that cause inflammation and blemishes. It carries nutrients and oxygen to skin cells, and prevents dehydration. Drink 8 glasses/day. Try teas like chamomile or mint. Now that’s an easy skincare tip right?
Drink Berry Juice
Raspberries are loaded with ellagic acid, an anti-oxidant that can prevent wrinkles. Add honey, a natural humectant that holds water against the skin for maximum moisture.
Because the skin cools itself by evaporating water, you only have a few minutes before that hydration is gone forever, moisturise often!
Pores appear larger when filled with dirt, oil, dead skin cells, and keratin – a protein that lives on the surface of skin. Clear those plugged pores by exfoliating regularly.
Serum is more concentrated than cream or lotion and goes further. It contains:
Antioxidants – the skin’s major defence against free radicals and stress.
Pentapeptides – that boost collagen, that gives skin a firm, youthful appearance.
*For best results, apply the serum to freshly washed skin; follow with sunscreen or moisturiser to lock in hydration.
Plants/Veggies inside & out
Look for creams that have plant-derived antioxidants such as mushroom or soy that have anti-cancer properties, and have long-lasting powerful benefits when applied directly to the skin.
Sleep, Sleep, Sleep
Sleep deprivation lowers circulation, which makes one pale. During sleep your body’s cellular renewal takes place – get a minimum 8 hours sleep a night. Yes, we underestimate the value of sleep as a skincare tip don’t we?
Cleanse & Remove Make-Up Before Bed
Leaving make-up and dirt on skin clogs pores; and causes excessive dryness and skin dandruff.
Don’t Neglect Your Neck and Chest
The skin on these areas is thinner, and doesn’t have a strong blood supply. Protect it.
While your eyes can handle sunlight, the area around them is thin and ages first. Choose a pair of polarised glasses that are wide enough to fully cover the eye area.
Resveratrol, a powerful antioxidant and polyphenol in red grape skins, has been found to prevent lines, wrinkles, and sagging. More powerful than vitamin C, it can firm the skin. Yes, we are definitely in with that for skincare.
Hands Off Your Face
Picking at your skin – even lightly – can permanently damage skin.
Avoid Using Hot Water
A steamy shower strips you of essential oils. Blood vessels respond by dilating in an effort to cool the skin, causing flushing.
Clean your Cell phone
Funny right? – but yes, your phone gets germ-infested and those germs go to your cheek and jawline and can cause spots and irritation. Wipe you phone and keep it – and your face – bacteria-free.
Keep your Make-Up Brushes Clean
If you use make up – clean your make up brushes and sponges, as they collect dirt and bacteria which can cause breakouts.
Be Patient with New Regimens and products
If you try a new product, give it a few weeks to work before you give up on it.
Looking after your skin – naturally and practically – is easier than you think! TRY IT!