Browse through some of the most popular beauty secrets, tackle your skincare issues and follow my tricks regularly to get that glow you’ve always wanted. Excited, happy or stressed, it’s what gives you away. I've gathered some expert tips on daily skin care, keeping blemishes at bay and enhancing your natural beauty. Whether you have time for intensive skin care or not, pamper yourself and release your "Beauty Beyond The Flaws".
Do's & Don'ts For Beautiful Skin
(1) The Golden Rule
Do: Make sure you always remove your makeup before going to bed. Your skin needs to breathe overnight and makeup prevents that. Leaving it on overnight clogs the pores which can cause blemishes, blackheads and more. If you don’t have a makeup remover? Just put some olive oil on a cotton pad and gently massage the oil onto your face to get rid of the makeup and dirt.
Don’t: Forget that exfoliation is necessary. At least once or twice a week, exfoliate your skin to remove the layers of dead skin, this is sure to leave you with a more healthy glow and brighter skin. As an alternative you can apply a paste of walnut in powder form with yogurt to exfoliate your skin, the antioxidants in walnuts help remove dirt and promote radiant skin.
(2) You Are What You Eat
Do: Try to keep up with what you put on your plate. Eat fresh fruits, greens, vitamins and enough protein. A diet rich in vitamin C and low in fats and sugar helps to promote radiant skin. Keeping a low-sugar diet, can keep insulin levels down and allow cells to maintain a healthy balance.
Don’t: Eat spicy and fermented foods, salt, citrus fruits, fried food. Instead lean more towards the blander foods such as rice, oatmeal and applesauce”.
(3) Sun and Skin
Do: Apply sunscreen with SPF of at least 15 that blocks both UVA and UVB rays. A lifetime of sun exposure can cause wrinkles, age spots and an array of other skin problems. YOU HAVE TO PROTECT YOUR SKIN FROM THE SUN. Make sure the label reads ‘noncomedogenic’ or ‘nonacnegenic’ so that the product is not likely to block pores.
Don’t: Skip the sunscreen. Even when it's cloudy or cold outside. When you’re heading to a beach or around reflective surfaces like snow or ice, it's the perfect time to bathe your skin up with some sunscreen with SPF of at least 30.
(4) Beauty Sleep
Do: Try as much as possible to sleep at least 8 hours every night. If you don’t get enough beauty sleep, your skin gets tired just like you - and it begins to sag and you get bags. So don’t risk it. You can apply honey on your face twice or thrice a week to naturally soothe and heal your skin.
Don’t: Forget to wash and moisturize your face before going to bed. For dry skin, use a milder cleanser that is free from alcohol. Apply lots of moisturizer, and avoid hot water as it dries out the skin excessively.”
(5) Water To The Rescue
Do: Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate yourself. Oh, did I mention to hydrate yourself. Drink lots of water daily, at least 8 glasses if not more. Eat fruits and vegetables that have a high water content like watermelons, cucumbers, oranges, strawberries, grapefruit and cantaloupes.
Don’t: Ignore rose water. It helps prevent and reduce eye puffiness in the morning, maintains pH balance and naturally hydrates your skin if you spritz it on during the day.