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As we get older and focus a lot of our time on endeavours that benefit us such as; work and relationships, We often forget to take care of our own health in the process.
A part of your health, and something of concern, should be your skincare and in this post, I detail the 5 different ways to get clearer, more healthier-looking skin.
Using an exfoliating scrub has many benefits. The main benefit is that it gets rid of most of the dead skin cells on your face, which allows for the growth of new skin cells.
Besides getting rid of dead skin cells it also opens up clogged pores, improves circulation to the skin, allowing for greater blood flow and decreases the likelihood of breakouts.
One thing to keep in mind is that you should only exfoliate 2-3 times per week, as anything more than that could potentially be detrimental to your skin and get rid of healthy skin cells, which can make your skin worse in the long run.
Moisturizing is one of the most important things you can do to keep your skin hydrated and using a trusted moisturizing lotion is important to ensure hydrated looking skin.
As our skin is constantly seeking moisture and is made up of 64% water it’s necessary to give our skin a chance when it comes to skincare.
That’s why moisturizing is a huge help. By hydrating the skin you allow it to be in an optimum environment to grow new healthier skin cells, which in the long run will leave your skin looking a lot better.
It’s recommended to moisturize twice a day, once in the morning and once at night. Anything more than this may leave your skin dull and sensitive, so when moisturizing don’t go over the top.
Vitamin E is another essential tool in the pursuit of healthier-looking skin. It not only moisturizes your skin but it also decreases feelings of itchiness associated with dry skin.
This is huge if you’re trying to stop harming the healthy skin you have, especially if you have eczema, as vitamin E has been proven to decrease dry and flaky skin.
However, those that have a history of irritable skin should be cautious when considering vitamin E as a skincare aid, as too much may be harmful.
Most commercial lotions are generally safe but if you’re still worried I suggest seeking the help of a dermatologist. In general, vitamin E is rather safe and is used across a wide range of skincare brands.
Green tea is another useful tool as it has been proven to help with acne as well as preventing premature ageing. This is due to its inflammatory properties from the polyphenols found within green tea.
Green tea can be enjoyed as a stand-alone tea, moisturizing cream or green tea extract in the form of a pill. Whatever you choose, as long as the contents are pure it’s highly beneficial for your skin.
It can be taken every day but depending on the form you take, the amount you take per day may vary. Drinking 3-5 cups of green tea a day is generally safe, while having 250-500mg of green tea extract per day is the recommended amount.
As far as green tea moisturizing cream is concerned it can be used in replace of your daily moisturizer and used twice a day, once in the morning and once at night.
Vitamin A is essential for skin health as it not only prevents breakouts and helps hydrate the skin, but it also aids in boosting the skins healing process, which is needed to get rid of any unwanted cuts or grazes on the skin.
It can be used in the form of a lotion, oil or supplement. I would suggest using it in the form of a lotion, but that’s just my personal preference. Just remember, with all things moderation is key.
Regardless of which form you choose to take vitamin A, using it at all will significantly improve your skin health and I encourage you to give it a try.
I hope this post has helped give some sort of insight into improving your skin health and I hope that your journey to better skin becomes a lot easier.
I understand the struggles of trying to maintain clearer skin and it can be a tough one but hopefully this post has given you some guidance and you achieve your goal of healthier skin.