I am an extroverted type of person. I love socializing with people. I enjoy talking in front of a large crowd. I have a cheerful personality. But I started to lose my self-esteem when my skin would break out. From whiteheads, pimples, dry skin to uneven skin tone, I experienced them all, especially during the lockdown.
Luckily, I have a friend who helped me throughout the process, and here is what she recommends:
Skin Cleansing Should be a Top Priority
Every day we are exposed to dirt and pollution particles. That is why washing our faces in the morning and at night should be part of our daily routine. Since we are always at home, we have a lot of time for our skincare goals. Instead of cleaning your face with something cold, use lukewarm water to effectively remove the daily grime or oil and preserve your skin’s natural hydrating oil capacity. After that, apply a mild facial cleanser that best suits your skin type. Choose the brand that is of great value.
Exfoliating the Skin is Something You Cannot Ignore
Who does not want white and glowing skin? Everyone dreams of that, and the best way to achieve fair and young-looking skin is to exfoliate. If cleansing removes the grime and dirt, exfoliating eliminates the skin’s dead cells, making the surface clearer and smoother than normal. While a chemical exfoliator is a go-to option, switch to a physical exfoliant like a face scrub. Treat your skin with an exfoliant at least two or three times every week. Before you add a specific brand to your cart, it is ideal to consult your dermatologist and other medical professionals for your peace of mind. Nothing is safer than working with an expert.
Hydrate and Apply Sunscreen Products
Want to achieve more radiance? Applying another layer of moisturizer is a perfect idea. When our skin is moisturized, it reflects light, making it more glowing than expected. Whether you work from home or need to go out to buy essentials, wear SPF 30+ facial sunscreen to protect your skin from dark spots and other sun damages. Also, drink at least eight glasses of water, which I love.
Invest in a Beauty Product that is Packed with Brightening Skincare Ingredients
Whether you want to brighten or make your skin tone even, look for serums, moisturizers, and other topical skincare treatments that are rich in vitamin C and vitamin B3 (niacinamide). Vitamin C is responsible for blocking a pigment-producing enzyme and brightening your skin. Vitamin B3 commonly referred to as niacinamide, slows down the production of pigment to lighten any dark spot. Regular application of any skin brightening product can illuminate your complexion. When done right, you can see results after a few days or weeks.
Moisturize Your Skin Properly
Many people moisturize their skin when it feels dry. It is not advisable. Apply a moisturizer regularly. Experts say the lack of hydration makes your complexion wrinkly and dull. But with the variety of options to consider out there, you are perhaps confused about which moisturizers to buy. Instead of oils and serums, purchase creams and face lotions. They provide a more hydrating effect to our skin. While it is tempting to buy the cheapest moisturizer, choose the one that is of great value.
Do Not Underestimate Wearing a Face Mask
You perhaps have a long stressful week in the office. Maybe, your skin looks dull and dry. Treat yourself with a face mask. It is easy to apply and ideal for those who have a hectic schedule. Let your skin soak with the best face mask for a few minutes and enjoy a glow-boosting effect right away. Another thing that I love about face masks is that they are competitively priced and effective, too. If you are on a budget, I highly recommend a face mask.
Incorporate Antioxidant-Packed Foods into Your Diet
What you eat can affect your skin’s glow. Instead of processed foods, incorporate walnuts, pecans, grapes, berries, and other antioxidant-rich foods into your diet. According to experts, they are also high in polyphenols that can help protect our skin cells from hyperpigmentation and other UV damages. Any antioxidant-rich foods are very versatile. You can include them in your desserts, breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks without too many troubles.
In summary, follow the advice above and moisturize your skin regularly for a healthy, glowing look.