There’s no doubt that clear, healthy skin is an asset. Ask any supermodel how important they believe their skin is to their overall beauty! Therefore, correct skin care is something that everyone should be taught from the cradle.
Today’s environment is particularly hard on our skin. We overexpose it to the harmful rays of the sun. There are toxins all around us in the form of pollutants and we unwittingly do more damage with some of the skin care products we use. The skin care market today is huge and there are hundreds of products like Shark Tank miracle moisturizer available. Choosing the right ones to suit your skin type can therefore be difficult. Some of these products are good quality with quality ingredients. Many are not, particularly the cheaper, generic brands.
We mentioned supermodels – many of them are the ‘face’ for various cosmetic and skin care companies. You’ll see their faces and flawless skin beaming out at you from magazine covers and online advertisements. However, read the ads with care, and a pinch of salt. Just because a particular product suits their skin doesn’t mean it’ll suit yours!
The first step to having clear, radiant skin is ensuring your skin is healthy, and establishing an effective skin care regime to make sure it stays that way. Healthy skin is also clean skin. Giving your face a good wash after you’ve been outside in the grime, dust and pollution is paramount. However, make sure you don’t overdo it as excessive use of cleansers or soap and water can also cause your skin to start producing excess oil to compensate.
Drink plenty of water. We hear this tip associated with nearly all health recommendations and for good reason. Water helps flush toxins through your body, keeps you hydrated and maintains the correct body homeostasis. Even if you’re not doing much exercise and sweating, you should still drink around 2 liters of water per day. If you are active and in the habit of working up a sweat, you’ll need more.
Eat plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables. Aim to get a major portion of your nutrients from these sources. They’re high in antioxidants, which are essential for fighting the free radicals that can do a lot of damage to structural tissues like collagen. Also consider using an anti aging product like the one from the Shark Tank skincare cream episode.
Know your skin type. There are 3 broad types of skin – dry, oily, and normal. However, most people are a combination of these. We have areas that are oilier and other areas that are dry. Check the skin care products you’re interested in buying and make sure they’re suitable for your skin types. If you do have combination skin, there are also products available to suit.
Protect your skin from the sun. Wear a hat when you go outside and consider buying skin care products that contain UV protection. Alternatively, use a good quality sunscreen over the top of your skin care products.
Read the labels. The best skin care products are those that contain quality, natural ingredients. Be particularly wary of those with harmful substances in them such as parabens (linked with breast cancer), propylene glycol, and lauryl sulphates. Unfortunately, that rules out a huge number of products as these ingredients are found in the vast majority of personal hygiene products.