The most beautiful accessory a woman can have is flawless skin. Healthy, radiant skin can do with a minimal of make-up and nothing makes a woman look better than a glow that comes from within. Some of us are blessed with genetically great skin, but that does not mean that the rest of cannot still achieve flawless skin. We just have to try a little harder. Here are some ways women can protect and preserve their beautiful skin.
The harsh damage that delicate facial skin can suffer from an overexposure to sun ranges from mild – such as uneven skin tones – to severe – such as skin cancer. It is therefore very important to protect skin from excessive exposure to the sun. This means using an SPF moisturizer on your face and other exposed areas of skin every single day. Following a sun protection routine every day may be the most important thing a woman can do to ensure even, flawless, gorgeous skin.
Removing Makeup Every Night
Sleeping with makeup on can also damage skin. Left-on makeup not only clogs pores and causes breakouts, but will also leave residue on pillows which will touch skin every night until covers are changed. A nightly routine of makeup removal followed by a cleansing routine will make sure that skin can breathe and rejuvenate itself much as the mind rejuvenates itself during sleep.
Nothing beats regular exercise to keep not just the body but also the skin healthy. The benefits of a good, regular exerciser routine are easily seen on a woman’s face. Sweating causes pores to open up and purge impurities. The important thing to remember is to follow up every exercise session with a cleansing ritual designed to remove the sweat and impurities from the pores so they do not linger on the face and cause breakouts.
As we age, regular facials become a key part of the quest for continued beautiful skin. Choosing the right kind of facial for a woman’s skin type is very important and a qualified aesthetician is the best guide in matching skin types with a complementary facial. When in doubt, it is always best to go with the facial designed for sensitive skin as it offers the least chances of aggravating any skin issues a woman may already have.
Stress shows up on the face first! So building a de-stressing routine into one’s life is the first step to healthy skin from the inside-out. Each woman will have a different way of relieving stress from her life. Taking the time to find a unique way to de-stress is worth the effort. Investing time in a hobby, getting regular massages, getting regular exercise, yoga and meditation are just some ways that one can leave the tensions of the everyday world behind.
Getting enough water into the system is another important step in having flawless skin. Aim to get 6-8 glasses of water or eat enough fresh fruits with high water content like watermelons or citrus fruits every day. Avoid dehydrating drinks like too much caffeine and alcohol. Drink water during and after exercising. The benefits will be visible in the skin right away.
Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Diet
A diet that includes too much processed food or junk food wreaks havoc on the body and translates into dull, lifeless skin. An excess amount of grease also affects the stomach and shows in skin tone and skin quality. Eating a balanced diet that includes plenty of fresh fruits and colorful vegetables contributes to overall health and ultimately to beautiful, glowing skin.
Taking care of one’s health and skin will make a woman feel beautiful and confident from the inside out. And a confident woman is admired by everyone!
This article is a contribution from Boulder dermatology experts Mountain View Dermatology.