When you see someone with clear, radiant skin, it is no accident! They have perfected the art of maintaining their skin. Find out how here.
You know them, those people with great skin, despite their entire family having scaly looking skin, riddled with acne and black spots. But every time you ask them for their skin routine, their answer is “I drink 2 to 5 litres of water and mind my business” or “It is God o!”
You try to duplicate the formula and begin drinking like a fish. Only to look in the mirror to see the same skin. Your only reward is peeing five to fifteen times a day.
While your body thanks you for keeping yourself hydrated, there are certain reasons you may not be seeing results and they include:
If you are ready to put in the work to have great skin and stop using bottles of oil or vaseline and filters to take you sun-kissed flawless pictures, you should keep reading.
1. Use less makeup
This applies to both men and women. Makeup has some chemicals that irritate your skin. It is designed to leave you always going back to it. The less product you put on your face, the less chemicals you apply on your face. Reduce the use of makeup and let your face breathe. Also, avoid the sun directly touching your skin as much as you can. Sunburn is real and is definitely not fun.
The amount of care you put into having a shower will tell on your skin. It is more than pouring water on your body, washing the essential parts and hopping out. The way you scrub your body, the type of sponge or loafer you use, the soap you use will affect your skin in the long run. Based on your research, get a soap or shower gel as well as a loafer/sponge that agrees with your skin type, take time to scrub every part of your body, from your face to the sole of your feet.
3. Hydrate and moisturize
You probably did not expect to see it on the list, but water is a precious element. Water is life, a lot of people say. It has an acquired taste when you get to know it and love it. Water flushes away toxins on the outside, removing blockages and things that are causing your skin to be dull. Water is also calorie free meaning it adds nothing to your weight.
Feed your skin like you feed your stomach. ensure you moisturize. It is basically hydrating your skin. To moisturize is to add moisture to something or make it less dry. If your skin's dry, oil or cream will bring some moisture and softness back to it.
List the number of people you know who actively work out and have bad skin. Exactly! If any, you can count them on one hand. There is something about exercise that leaves you looking flawless and young. So be active! Do light exercises, a 30-minute brisk walk every day, a 10-minute jog on the treadmill, a 10-minute dance, just exercise and watch your skin shine.
5. Research and see a dermatologist if you can
A dermatologist is a doctor who specializes in the health of your skin, hair, and nails. Your skin might have a serious condition that might need professional help. A dermatologist can help diagnose your condition and help manage it.