I always say glowing skin is better than beautiful makeup. Glowing skin is a sign of healthy skin but this is sometimes hard to accomplish because of lifestyle factors like stress, pollutants, age, and lack of sleep.
But the good news is you can control how stressed your skin looks and actually have glowing skin, there are some fruits and food you can eat to achieve a healthy glowing skin.
Skin glow is not really hard to achieve, you also don’t need a 22-step skincare routine or an all-expensive skincare product to achieve healthy, youthful skin.
In this post, I’ve put together some beauty tips you can simply abide by on a daily basis or monthly basis.
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24 Beauty Tips For Youthful Glowing Skin
This is a very important step to achieving youthful skin, drinking water removes toxins from the body which can cause some skin reactions such as acne.
It’s very important to be hydrated and also don’t forget, to drink water first thing in the morning and last thing at night, you will appreciate me for your your bowel movement.
Get A Separate Towel For Your Face
Sometimes I wonder why men can use just about any towel to wipe their faces and still get a clean face but a woman can’t do that or she will too ashamed to show her face in public because she will definitely get a bad skin reaction.
You can’t use your body or hand towel to clean your face after bathing or in the gym, get a separate towel for your face and keep acne away.
Your body towel can contain remnants of lotion, soap, or other allergies which can further increase your acne or give you one.
Moisturize On A Damp Face
It’s no new news now that you have to moisturize your face or use any hydrating product on your face while your face is still slightly wet.
This allows your skin to absorb the nutrients from the product and make it work faster, same thing goes for your body lotion.
Your skin doesn’t have to be all wet but not completely dry as well, if this is difficult to achieve for some reason, take your lotion and moisturizer to the bathroom and apply while still in there.
Pay Attention To Your Neck
In case you don’t know, the neck ages faster than the face, pay attention to your neck as much as you pay attention to your face, take whatever you apply to your face down to your neck.
Aside from aging, the skin in the neck area happens to be thinner and more fragile and for this reason, you have to be more gentle when exfoliating the neck.
Don’t Cleanse Your Face In The Morning
I recently came across this tip on TikTok from a dermatologist and to my surprise, this might just be what was missing in my skincare routine.
Now unless you used a heavy product the previous night or have very oily skin, there’s no need to use cleanser in the mornings, just water will do.
Washing your face with just water in the morning prevents faster signs of aging, decreases skin sensitivity, and also stops extremely dry skin.
This will take some time to get used to but it’s worth it, after washing the face just follow up with your moisturizer and any other product you have to use.
Leave Your Pores Alone
This took me time to accept but I’ve made peace with it and you should do the same too, you can’t change the size of your pores the same way you can’t change your height.
People with dry skin tend to have smaller pores while those with oily skin have large pores because of the oil production, the best you can do is minimize the appearance of your pores by using exfoliators containing salicylic acid or retinol.
It’s Okay To Shampoo Daily
One of the most burning questions on every dermatologist’s list is “Is it okay to shampoo every day”?
Dr Andrea Suarez says it’s okay to shampoo as frequently as your hair type can tolerate “For some hair types, that may be once a week, whereas others need to shampoo daily. Suffice it to say, everyone’s hair is different, and we need to stop making blanket statements that ‘daily shampooing is bad for you.’”
This means if you have an oily scalp it’s okay to shampoo daily while you do not need to use shampoo every day of you don’t have an oily scalp, once or twice a week should be good.
Moisturizers Are Not For Dry Skin Alone
If you think your oily skin doesn’t need any more moisturizer because it produces so much on its own then it’s time for you to change that notion.
Your skin probably got dried from harsh or excessive cleansing and it had to bounce back by producing more oil. Stop trying to make your oily skin look dry, instead take care of it and learn to control the oil.
Give Your Shampoo Time To Work
Don’t be too quick to wash off your shampoo after lathering, give your shampoo about 5 minutes to work on your scalp before washing it off.
Shampoos contain ingredients that break down sebum and cleanse the scalp so you have to let the shampoo sit on your scalp for 3-5 minutes to work before washing off.
Don’t forget that whatever happens inside your body reflects on your skin, stress can cause several health conditions that can affect your skin glow, so cut down on the stress, do something that can distract you from worrying, and pay attention to your health first.
Simple things such as jogging, skipping, dancing and even meditating can help relieve stress. Along with avoiding stress, check the food you eat as well, check your diet, and talk to a dermatologist if you’re breaking out a lot more than usual.
Give Your Products Time To Work
You can easily get caught up with how one celebrity skin care product worked on her and you go ahead purchasing the same product and expect it to work overnight.
If it works overnight then it’s not healthy, don’t you think?
Don’t expect to see results from your new skincare product in one week, give your product time to work. Skincare products take at least 4 weeks before you start seeing results and prescription products can take anywhere from three months to start working.
A Flawless Makeup Is A Myth
Don’t get deceived by makeup photos you see on Instagram, those photos are edited, there’s nothing like flawless skin without spots or blemishes.
It is a rare case to actually see someone with clear and flawless skin without scars, acne, texture, moles, or marks.
But that doesn’t mean you can’t create a clean canvas for makeup, you can achieve a clean canvas and close to ‘flawless’ makeup by exfoliating, moisturizing, and using a pore-filler primer.
Don’t Leave Clay Mask For Long
Contrary to belief, leaving a clay mask to dry on the skin before peeling off will dehydrate the skin regardless of your skin type.
A clay mask is great for removing impurities and cleaning pores but never leave it to dry on the skin regardless of how satisfying it may seem, I broke your heart I know that, lol.
Wash Your Hair After Workout
It may be overlooked but here I am bringing it to your attention to wash your hair after working out, if you workout every day, then you should be washing your hair every day and use a hydrating shampoo when washing.
Change Your Sheet Weekly
Sleeping on a dirty sheet and using dirty pillows can cause breakouts, it’s recommended to change your sheets and pillowcase at least once a week.
Change your sheets to avoid the transfer of dead skin cells, dirt, oil, and bacteria back to the skin thereby causing breakouts and clogged pores.
Stop Touching Your Face
Always overlooked but very important, throughout the day your hands are busy touching the table, stairs, computer, door knobs, etc. Touching your face with those same hands will only transfer dirt and bacteria to your skin.
If you forget every other tip here, don’t forget this one, avoid touching your face several times a day.
Always Use Sunscreen
Some of the damages involved in exposing your skin to the sun are sun damage, premature aging, and skin cancer. Over-exposing your skin to sunlight will do more harm than good in the long run and if you’re light-skinned, take sunscreen more seriously.
Apply sunscreen to any exposed part of your body, behind the ears, exposed scalp, back of the neck, etc.
Pat Your Face Dry
Instead of rubbing the towel on your face, it’s best you gently pat the towel on your face to prevent friction on the skin.
Leave The Pimples Alone!
Stop popping your pimples at every chance you get, it’s the same thing as using a blade on your skin, I know it’s tempting to pop those pimples but leave it be, it will definitely go back inside or dry out.
You will be inviting bacteria and ugly scars on your skin when you pop your pimples.
Get Enough Sleep
Try to get an adequate amount of sleep enough to replenish old skin cells and rejuvenate your body. Try to get at least 6 – 7 hours of sleep, this can be especially hard for new moms but with the right skincare routine steps, your skin can also glow.
While you sleep your body boosts blood flow to your skin and repair cells which means you wake up with healthy skin.
Now do you understand why you get dark circles and an eye bag when you don’t sleep well?
Massage Your Face
You don’t need a special day or time to massage your face, you can massage your face while rubbing your face cream and moisturizers.
Facial massage relieves stress, increases collagen production, and increases blood flow and oxygen which is needed for healing, this is especially helpful for those with acne.
It is also a good anti-aging technique because it tightens the skin and lifts your facial muscles.
Don’t Skip Face Mask
Don’t deprive your skin of the richness of a face mask, a simple DIY face mask goes a long way in glowing your skin.
On a free day, prepare a simple DIY facemask and apply it on your skin while you Netflix and chill or clean the house. If you do not have the time to prepare a DIY mask, try out this sheet mask it contains collagen, seaweed, honey, pomegranate, aloe vera, vitamin C, acai berry, tea tree, avocado, ginseng, cucumber, charcoal.
It is a deep-hydrating and revitalizing face mask that gives you a healthier, firmer, and more balanced skin, it’s also great for all skin types.
Don’t Go To Sleep With Makeup On
I understand you get very tired and can’t wait to caress your bed after the day’s work I hate to be the bearer of bad news but I have to say all the same because I love you.
DON’T go to sleep with makeup on your face, this is very bad and can damage the skin, going to sleep with makeup may be the reason for your acne, can worsen acne, and can clog pores, above all, it can fasten the signs of aging on your skin.
Give your skin time to breathe and rejuvenate!!
You may not know that aside from keeping fit, exercise also increases blood flow which removes the harmful effects of oxidative stress, cleanses the skin from the inside, and clears toxins from the body which in turn makes your skin glow.
Exercising also aids hair growth because of the blood flow to cells so you see why exercise is very important to stay healthy, if you can’t go to the gym, try simple exercises like jogging, skipping, or strolling.