Summer is coming, and during the hot, humid days, we all want to be as bare-faced as possible. Wearing a lot of makeup during hot days is not only uncomfortable, but it can be a serious problem for our skin. As much as we might not like the appearance of our pores, they are the way our skin breathes, and if we use products to cover them up, our skin can easily see the makeup as an enemy. But there is a simple equation to all of this: the better our skin looks naturally, the less makeup we need to wear to achieve our desired look. So let’s take a look at some of the best tricks and habits for achieving beautiful, glowing skin.
Yes, you’ve heard it a million times before, and there’s a good reason why. Dehydrated skin will never look good, and more importantly, it won’t be able to defend itself as easily, since it is prone to cracking. There are two ways to hydrate your skin, and both are equally important. The first one comes from the inside. Set alarms, place post-its and do whatever it takes to remind yourself to drink as much water as possible. Carry around a small bottle with you, so you are never thirsty. Secondly, you want to hydrate it from the outside. After a shower, apply a moisturizing body milk all over your skin, and use moisturizer on your face every morning to hydrate and create a breathable protective layer.
Most times, when we apply makeup that covers large areas of our face, like foundation or concealer, we are doing it to balance out a problem with pigmentation – redness, vitiligo, birthmarks and other uneven areas of the skin. But clinics like Fresh Faces offer a range of non-invasive treatments that can help you even out the tone of your skin. There are many ways each condition can be treated, so make sure you do your research and find a treatment that suits you.
Use Natural Products
Going from full makeup every day to a bare face is not going to happen overnight. But the products we use are one of the main factors in how our skin is going to look and feel. If you are using makeup and skincare products that are full of chemicals and ingredients you can’t pronounce, you might be causing your skin more harm than good. You want to always choose organic, natural products, and be patient with them – they don’t give you the instant results like the chemical ones, but they help heal and nurture your skin over time, so one day, you might not need them at all!
Higher Quality of Life
Your skin will always reflect everything that is going on in your life, meaning if you focus on the overall quality of your life, your skin will improve as well. You want to start with your mental state. Try to stress less and meditate more. Get enough sleep and try to take breaks for yourself during the day. Eat whole foods as part of a balanced diet and try to avoid the sugary, processed stuff. Try to stay active during the day, and sweat it out at least a few times per week on your favorite workout. All of this will result in healthier, brighter and clearer skin.
Stop Paying Attention
Do you notice how some people just seem to have perfect skin, completely effortlessly? It’s like they don’t pay attention to it at all – and guess what, they might not. If you notice a blemish on your face, you are more likely to pick at it, stress over it and touch it throughout the day, not to mention drown it in makeup. This won’t help the problem at all, so maybe your first step to caring for your skin – is to stop caring about it. Accept it the way it is and enjoy life.
Sometimes, genetics is not on our side, or our life situation doesn’t allow us to take a pause from stress. But everyone can make small changes in their daily routines to make space for healthier skin – especially when sometimes those changes are not doing something you usually would. Remember that results don’t happen overnight, and that you need to be patient with yourself.