Clearer skin can be achieved with a few measured changes and can really help you feel and look a lot better. There are a number of ways you can get clear, soft skin and we’ve compiled a list of seven below.
1. Slough Away the Dead Skin
Sloughing away the dead cells can help you get soft and luminous skin. If you already use a physical exfoliator like scrubbing beads, you can add a chemical exfoliator to your routine. This can help to make a significant difference in your appearance and how your skin feels.
Once a week, or twice a week, depending on your skin’s sensitivity, you can skip your usual moisturizer or serum and use a leave-on chemical exfoliator. The product should contain ingredients like glycolic acid. These products can clean debris, bacteria, oil and dirt from your pores, and deep exfoliate your skin. Le Weekend De Chanel Weekly Renewing Face Care is a great chemical exfoliator. You can use rose water on your skin as the exfoliator does its job. If you use a chemical exfoliator, make sure to apply sunscreen, because your skin will be sensitive to the sun afterward.
2. Slather Sunscreen on Your Skin, Like It’s Your Job
Many skin issues are caused by sun exposure including brown spots and broken blood vessels. If you want your complexion to look its best, use sunscreen, even if you’re not spending the day at the beach. It’s important to wear a sunscreen, like Chanel UV Essential Complete Sunscreen. This product offers UV Protection and is a Anti-Pollution and Broad-Spectrum SPF 50 sunscreen, even on a cloudy day. According to the Mayo Clinic, 80 percent of the sun’s UV rays can pass through clouds, so you should always wear a sunscreen if you’re going outdoors.
3. Spend Time in Your Bedroom
Growth hormones can be increased by having more sex. These hormones can help to tighten the skin and strengthen the skin’s substructure, which will minimize wrinkles and fine line, leaving you looking fresh-faced. During sex, your body also releases oxytocin, which can counteract cortisol, which is a stress hormone. Cortisol can break down collagen causing dry skin which makes fine lines and wrinkles appear more prominent. Also, you will also get better beauty sleep after you have an orgasm.
4. Get More Active
If you work out you can balance the effect of cortisol on the aging process, by remaining calm. Exercise can also combat the onset of certain age-related diseases, boost circulation which delivers more nutrients to the skin, increase your lung capacity, and lower inflammation, thanks to the beta-endorphins created in your body during a workout.
5. Go Easy on Finishing Powder
If you want to look young and fresh, don’t pile on face powder. They can leave your skin looking chalky and dull. If your skin is oily, dust loose or pressed powder in your t-zone to mattify. Try to use a matte powder that also offers some sun protection, like Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Sheer Colour SPF 15.
6. Use a Multitasking Facial Mask
There are facial masks, like the Chanel Hydra Beauty Hydration Protection Radiance Mask which you can keep on while you straighten up your apartment, or go to sleep with the mask on your face and rinse it off when you wake up. This product has good-for-your-skin ingredients like cocoa and shea butter which help to moisturize and tighten the skin. Another product that’s highly rated is Proactive – you can check out this review.
7. Eat Your Way To Better Skin
This is not a PSA, trying to convince you to give up your favorite snacks or junk food. However, if you want healthy skin, you need to eat healthy foods like lean proteins. These proteins, like lean beef, eggs, white meat, and low-fat dairy products can help combat hunger pangs, blunt your stress level and stabilize your mood, which can lead to great skin. Remember, protein is the building block for certain hormones and enzymes, including the ones that make your skin glow.
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