1- Eat healthy.

The power of nutrition is extremely underrated in our society. We invest thousands on creams and treatments but forget the basic building blocks. Healthy skin without a healthy body is a rare phenomenon. It is crucial to keep yourself well nourished to ensure good skin. Eat lots of raw fruits and vegetables. Drink plenty of water and avoid meat and dairy in excess. You really are what you eat and if you want to have a glowing complexion you need to eat clean.

 

2- Use Products for your Skin Type

Many of us don’t know what our skin type is. We randomly purchase products and start using them. This can raise havoc. From dryness to acne, anything can happen while using wrong products. It’s important to determine your skin type to avoid such mishaps. If you’re unable to do it yourself see a medical professional who can make a correct diagnosis for you.

 

3- Remove makeup before going to bed

Not washing your face before going to bed means the entire days oil, dirt and dust remains layered over your skin. This clogs your pores and is the perfect environment for a breakout. You have to be especially careful if you have sensitive skin. Leaving makeup on over night may result in chemicals irritating your skin and causing a reaction.

 

4- Don’t sleep on your stomach

Sleeping on your tummy is one of the worst habits. It might be comfortable for you but it’s terrible for your skin. It causes new wrinkles and deepens existing ones. Also, dust particles and bacteria on the pillowcase can cause acne and related problems. Even when taking a nap ensure that you are lying on your back.

 

5- Don’t use too many products on your skin

Sometimes your skin may not need a moisturizer at others it might not even need to be washed with soap. Be conscious of what your skin needs and work accordingly. Products don’t just pack beneficial ingredients; they’re also full of chemicals that help increase their shelf life. Some key ingredients may be too harsh for certain skin types. It is best to underdo rather than overdo your creams, exfoliators and toners. Especially when starting a new product. Increase the frequency and gradually build it up.

 

6- See a dermatologist

When faced with problems that are not being resolved at home such as persistent and stubborn acne, rosacea or psoriasis it is important to consult a dermatologist. A good skin specialist, through medication or other treatments, can manage if not eliminate the problem entirely.

 

7- Lasers and Peels do work

For deeper scars or unwanted hair, consult a professional who can recommend a good treatment. Gone are the days when chemical peels and lasers were considered unsafe. Of course, they need to be administered by a professional with full knowledge of these procedures. Celebrities swear by these treatments and regular users find them to be much more effective than any cream available in the market.

 

8- Exercise

If millions of benefits of exercise such as a healthier cardiovascular profile or regulation of hormones hasn’t motivated you to get moving then its effect on skin might be the push you need. Sweating and increased blood flow help give your skin a healthy glow. I’ve personally noticed a reduction in spots every time I work out regularly. I’m not alone; many of my clients report such positive changes in their skin. If you suffer from acne, it’s best to wash your face before and after the work out. Avoid touching your face or rubbing it with a towel if you’ve got rosacea or eczema as it worsens the condition.

 

9- Prepare and use homemade masks

Anything prepared from scratch and with natural ingredients is bound to be a lot better than its counterpart that comes out of a packet. There are no preservatives and other harmful chemicals in it. If you’re using yogurt you know it is pure yogurt and not some adulterated form of it. Having said that, it is important to note than even some natural ingredients might not suit your skin type. Honey makes some people break out and Aloe Vera can be an irritant for some people.

 

10- Sleep

Sleep repairs our physical being. It helps regenerate new cells while discarding old ones. It boosts our immune system, strengthens our bodily functions and makes our skin look its best. Sleep is so crucial that even if you miss a night’s sleep it will show on your face the next day. Getting 8 to 10 hours of sleep each night is crucial to keep your skin looking young and fresh.