Looking after your skin is a full-time job. You need to use the right products, apply in the right way, and eat the right diet. It seems like an impossible feat that the celebrities manage only because they have money and time.
For the rest of us, it’s like we’re left just wishing and hoping that we don’t suffer from too many wrinkles or fine lines. We just hope that our oil production levels remain constant and normal to avoid blemishes and acne issues.
Well, it’s time to tip everything you once thought and knew over. Good skin isn’t just something for the celebrities and those with money. You don’t need to be part of the 1% to succeed. You just need to follow the right tips and tricks.
These 17 tips and tricks are amazing for skin care. You’ll be surprised at the way you can improve the look of your skin. By the end of this, you’ll wish you knew these tips and tricks sooner.
Start with Good Protection
We’re not talking about contraception right now. It’s all about protecting your skin from the sun’s harmful UV rays. One of the best things you will ever be able to do is apply sunscreen. Even if it isn’t sunny, you want to apply SPF 15 at the very least. However, SPF 30 will be much better for you.
The sun’s harmful rays increase the risk of cancer and aging. You’ll get blemishes and wrinkles because your skin dries out and your cells die. Be generous with the amount that you apply to your face and neck.
But how do you get vitamin D? The rest of your skin can benefit from 15 minutes unprotected time in the sun. However, that’s all you need to make sure you get your daily vitamin D intake during the sunny days. If you’re struggling to get the right amount, consider indoor tanning instead and constantly remain covered in the sun.
Fake the Sun-Kissed Look
Doesn’t applying the sunscreen make you look pale and ill? Well, while the protection helps against UV damage, your skin will still gain some color. But you don’t need a real look of a tan. Opt for a fake sun-kissed look.
You can use a tinted moisturizing cream (some have UV protection!) to cover up the blemishes and even out your skin tone. People will ask where you’ve been on holiday. At the same time, you’re adding moisture to your skin to improve the feel and look.
The great thing about a tinted cream is that you don’t end up looking orange. Less is more when it comes to these creams.
Increase the Omega 3 at Breakfast
Start your day just right with a dose of omega 3. That doesn’t mean you must apply it to your skin! You can get it all through your breakfast—completely naturally without the supplements.
Omega 3 is a fatty acid. It helps to rejuvenate and protect the cells. There is a lot of research that shows it helps the brain, but people often forget how the cell protection helps to boost the look and feel of the skin. Let’s not forget that it’s a fatty oil, which helps to add more moisture to the skin to boost the collagen production.
The fatty acid helps to remove inflammation, which is the reason for sagging skin and blotchy patches. You’ll be able to repair the damage, not just cover it up!
You can get omega 3 from a variety of ingredients. Salmon and tuna are popular, but if you don’t want fish on a morning, opt for nuts with your porridge oats.
Take Your Night Time Routine to Bed
Not everyone wants to stand in the bathroom to do the full night time routine. We want to sit back and relax before we sleep. And we certainly don’t all have vanity sets in bedrooms to sit in comfort and apply.
The problem is we come up with excuses not to follow a good night time routine.
It’s time to get over the excuses. Have your routine in a small case that you can put on your bedside table. You can then follow the routine in the comfort of your bed. Don’t forget the moisturizers, skin firmer, and nail oils for an all-over night time routine.
Don’t Just Eat Your Vegetables
Vegetables are good for the body, but you don’t just need to eat them. To get the best skin, wearing them will help. You only need to apply them for a few minutes to get the best results.
Frozen peas for five minutes over your eyes will help to reduce inflammation from the day. It’s the cold that helps to force the blood vessels back in and reset the immune system from attacking healthy elements in your skin. If you have eczema, you want to consider a pack of frozen peas to help reduce the side effects and symptoms.
Why peas and not the cool ice? The peas are flexible. You could opt for a bad of ice chips instead.
If you’re not feeling the icy peas, opt for some chopped cucumber over your eyes instead. The skin will soak in the moisture from the cucumbers, so you’re left feeling refreshed and ready for action.
Try Out Yoga to Boost Blood Flow
Yoga isn’t just good for the inward health. It will also help to improve the look of your skin. Many dermatologists recommend a variety of yoga poses to help boost the blood flow and oxygen around the whole body.
Try out the child pose to start. This is the easiest of the lot and just requires you to curl up into a ball on your knees. Focus on the deep breaths while doing it. You can then move into downward facing dog and the sun salutation pose. Moving between the exercises will help to boost circulation.
The more blood that flows around the body, the more oxygen your skin will get. This is what helps to give the skin a beautiful glow. At the same time, you release stress and boost happy hormones, so your oil balance is corrected.
There are also studies that show yoga helps to improve saggy skin. This could be linked to the next tip.
Stop Impact Exercises
Running is doing your skin no favors.
You’re recommended to wear an exercise bra to protect the breasts. The constant jolts will stretch the skin and make the breasts sag. Well, it’s not just the skin around the breasts that suffers. The skin everywhere will suffer from constant impact exercises.
Running and other high-impact exercises weaken the collagen in the body. Your skin doesn’t keep the elasticity within the layers, so it breaks and creates more stretch marks.This is especially noticeable in the face. Stick to low-impact exercises—there are still some excellent calorie burners.
Cut Out the Salt Intake
Sodium won’t help your skin. While the body needs a little sodium, too much will dry out the skin and leave it looking dry and dull. Sodium leads to inflammation in the body, which means a puffy face.
Your diet sodas will be one of the worst culprits in your daily routine. You can find that you get up to 50mg per can, depending on the brand and type of soda you drink. Look at switching to something healthier.
If you want a sweet taste without the sodium (and you certainly don’t want the sugar), then opt for some lemon water. This is refreshing and easy to make. You just put slices of lemon in your glasses or water or a water jug. Not only do you get a sweeter taste, but you create an alkaline liquid full of antioxidants to help support your whole body.
Water is far more hydrating than other liquids, so you get the benefit of better flexibility and elasticity too.
Reduce Your Sugar Intake
I said you didn’t want to replace the sodium with the sugar. This isn’t just an overall health benefit, but for the skin benefits.
Sugar damages collagen, which your skin needs to protect the elasticity. A lack of collagen (which naturally reduces with age) leads to tears in the skin and sagging parts of the body. You end up with puffy eyes, wrinkles, and stretch marks. It’s just not worth it for the chocolate you eat.
You can help support the collagen production by eating more proteins instead.
Drink More Tea
Did you know that green and black tea can be good for the skin? You will want to limit the amount you drink to no more than five cups (especially black tea) because of the caffeine, but you will want to add a little to your day for the skin benefits.
Tea is full of theaflavins and other compounds that protect the collagen production. There are also antioxidants that help to protect the cells from free radicals, reducing the risk of skin cancer. Of course, there is also a liquid benefit, hydrating your body.
Cold tea bags have also been used in some herbal remedies for reducing the puffiness around the eyes. Apply them just over the eyelids, making sure you don’t get the tea in your eyes!
Pull Out the Diaper Cream
Who would have thought grown women would need to use diaper cream? Even if you haven’t got children, you’ll want to pick some up.
Diaper rash cream works by reducing inflammation and redness in the skin. It helps to heal sensitive, burning parts and return the skin to its normal, pinkish goodness. And it doesn’t just work on rashes caused by diaper discomfort.
You can apply it directly to your face to help to cover up and reduce the look of blemishes on the skin. Only a little cream is needed, and you’ll see the redness and puffiness around the eyes and on the cheeks, disappear instantly.
Remove Makeup with Coconut Oil
It’s time to pull out the coconut oil again. This is one of those ingredients that has a multitude of uses and benefits.
When it comes to skin care, it helps to add antioxidants to the skin. It kills bacteria and reduces inflammation.
More importantly, it helps to remove makeup. Sometimes the makeup gets right into the pores. Just washing your face isn’t enough as you need a cleaner that will get deep into them. There are many chemical treatments, but they don’t look after the skin. Coconut oil offers a natural option that is full of health benefits.
When removing makeup, use your ring finger. It’s the weakest of the lot, so won’t tug at your skin as much as the others and risk tearing it accidentally.
Apply Moisturiser Even to Oily Skin
Did you know your oily skin can get worse without moisturizing cream? Many of use choose against moisturizers, believing that they’ll make our oily skin worse. However, when you don’t apply the creams, you run the risk of dehydrated skin.
To counter the dehydration, your skin releases more oils. This makes your skin look worse than it already was. If you add a moisturizer, your body gets the message that you have plenty of hydration. The oil production reduces and normalizes for later.
You can use olive or coconut oil if you’d like a natural option. These can help to reduce inflammation while reducing the natural oil production.
Soak in Epsom and Sea Salt Baths
Toxins in the environment are impossible to avoid. You’d need to be in a bubble, and that’s no fun. So, you need to find a way to improve your skin after a day out in the natural and unnatural toxins. You need to find a way to reduce the effects of free radicals in your body.
One of the best things you can do to make your skin look and feel good is a bath with salts. Apply a mixture of Epsom and sea salts and a little bit of baking soda. All these three works together to thoroughly cleanse the body, brighten the skin and leave you feeling fresh and washed afterward.
The salts also help to reduce muscular pain, boosting your hormones and helping to create a better balance. 20 minutes is all you need in the bath for all the benefits. Keep the water warm but not hot, so not to burn the skin.
Rub on Dandruff Shampoo to Your Body
The shampoo isn’t just good for the hair. It can also help to repair damage to your body, especially if you have extra dry skin. This is perfect for those who have flaky skin with some medical conditions.
You don’t need to use it once a day. Just once a month or once every two weeks will be enough to help get the moisture deep into layers of skin. Don’t use your normal cleanser when using the shampoo.
The dandruff shampoo helps to clean out yeast levels within the skin. This is one of the main reasons for flakiness.
Try a Milk Mask for Balance
Unbalanced pH levels can leave the skin looking and feeling dull. You need to add some protein to your skin, helping to boost the collagen and elasticity. One of the best ways to do that is through milk.
Apply milk in a bowl of ice cubes and then use a soft washcloth to dip it in fully. Wring out the excess liquid and apply the washcloth to your skin for just 15 minutes. Allow the skin to soak in all the milk and add the protein to the body.
The coolness of the ice cubes will also help to reduce inflammation. You’ll get rid of irritation and sensitivity after a long day of facing inclement weather and toxins.
Stop Stripping the Face
When you wash your face, it shouldn’t feel extremely tight. There may be some tightness as the pores reduce, but you shouldn’t feel pain or discomfort when trying to move your muscles. This means you’ve stripped the oils and layers far too much during washing.
Your face is the most delicate part of the whole skin. It’s easy to tear, and you won’t be able to repair the damage just with moisturizing creams.
Instead of fully cleansing the skin, apply cool water to a washcloth and gently work away from the dirt and grime. Don’t apply too many cleaners to your skin. There’s no need to scrub deep!
Use the Tips and Tricks Today
It’s time to look after your skin. These top tricks and tips are used by beauty experts and celebrities around the world. The great thing is you don’t need a lot of money to take advantage of them.
How much do you wish you knew about these sooner? Which one will you follow first to look after your skin? I highly recommend coconut oil for removing makeup.