Beauty Tips for Healthy and Happy Skin
Author: Shannon Boyce
How many times have you heard it? Take good care of your skin! It seems everywhere you turn, skin care is a hot topic. Whether you are watching a makeup tutorial, looking for product recommendations, or are chatting with good friends…skin care is always part of the conversation. There is no doubt about it: proper skin care is important. No wonder magazines publish article after article about the dangers of not washing your face or leaving your makeup on overnight. Unfortunately, that often leads to feelings of guilt and rarely anyone to make positive changes. Not to worry. There are many ways to achieve healthy and happy skin without adding unnecessary guilt or stress to your life. These simple (but effective) beauty tips will give you that gorgeous glow in no time flat.
Add More Liquids to Your Life
Don’t always have the time or motivation for a multi-step skin care routine? Start small. The easiest possible way to score healthier skin is to drink up. In order for skin to look its absolute best, hydration is vital. Rather than simply layering on heavy moisturizers or expensive creams…be sure to drink water and lots of it. Not only is this beneficial to your overall health but it will also improve the look and feel of your skin. There are countless benefits tied to increased water consumption. Some of those benefits include: improved complexion, less puffiness, and added hydration. The latter is especially important if you are someone that struggles with skin issues like dryness or itching. Increased water consumption is also believed to reduce breakouts and make your skincare products work more effectively.
Another option? Start your day off with a warm cup of green tea. This beverage has plenty of potential benefits as well. Green tea has been found to reduce redness, fight signs of premature aging, and soothe skin thanks to its anti-inflammatory properties. Add a few extra glasses of water to your day or a cup of rejuvenating green tea to your morning. Your skin will thank you!
Use Face Products that Contain SPF
No one wants to deal with sun damage. Sunburns, blisters, and sunspots can put your overall health in jeopardy – and wreak havoc on your skin. Other sun-related skin concerns include fine lines, wrinkles, and other premature signs of aging. Not to mention a dull complexion and uneven skin tone. That is why healthy and happy skin involves the regular use of sunscreen and SPF infused products. (Even on cloudy days and even if you only plan to be outside for a short period of time.) In a rush? Reach for a quick and easy sunscreen spray rather than a lotion. Or do your best to use SPF infused beauty products whenever possible.
Some examples of SPF infused beauty products include: face or body moisturizers, BB Creams, foundations, finishing powders, serums, scalp and hair mists, and even highlighting products. There are both high-end and drugstore items available with SPF. That means you can always add a little sun protection to your routine, whatever your budget. Whether you want to glam with makeup or prep your skin thoughtfully, SPF infused products are always an option. They help keep skin safe, glowing, and gorgeous…. rain or shine.
Simplify Your Skincare Products
It is amazing how easily beauty and skincare products seem to accumulate. Maybe that moisturizer claimed to give you radiant skin…and that facial serum promised a glowing finish…and that under eye cream boasted the reduction of dark circles…and that cleanser said it would leave your face free of blemishes. What started off as a few products here and there quickly became an overwhelming stockpile. Is your bathroom overloaded with skincare items? That is okay. All is not lost and you definitely are not alone.
The most important thing to do is simplify. To cut back. To refocus your attention on what is actually important. Not only will this process save you money in future (no more buying unnecessary products you will never put to use) but it can also improve the appearance of your skin. It’s true! Using too many products actually does more harm than good. Overdoing it on products can lead to issues like redness, irritation, and even breakouts. Don’t be afraid to back away from the hottest new releases and recent recommendations in order to streamline your routine. Focus on what you need and only what you need. Once you pare things down to basics, not only will it be easier to follow through with your skin care but it will also highlight where you may need to make minor tweaks or adjustments to suit specific concerns.
You deserve to feel your absolute best. Now you can with these beauty tips for healthy and happy skin. Make a few thoughtful changes to your lifestyle and product choices – and you will always put your best face forward.
Author bio: Shannon Boyce is a freelance writer and editor. She has written for more than 30 online publications with pieces covering a wide range of topics, including beauty and lifestyle.