I Exfoliate and Cleanse
Exfoliating and cleansing are some of the best ways to care for your own skin.
Exfoliating clears away dead cells on the skin’s surface to reveal smoother, more youthful layers beneath. Cleansing, on the other hand, involves applying a special product to the face, called a cleanser, to remove makeup, oil, dirt, and other pollutants that don’t belong on the body. Exfoliators and cleansers can even prevent blackheads and other blemishes from forming!
It is absolutely imperative that you develop a routine suitable to your particular needs, but when you’re out shopping, it can be difficult to choose the best products, especially if you’re not paying attention to the ingredients. There are countless products on the market that don’t enrich your health as much as they claim to; some even do more harm than good. Personally, I prefer natural products that have been manufactured simply and without chemicals.
Cleaning your face should become an almost religious activity; you must do it regularly, remaining ever faithful to your routine. I have been exfoliating for about a year, and the results have been astounding—my dark circles have all but disappeared, and the pimples I’ve been struggling with for years have faded. I’ve also noticed that my face is much less greasy.
If you want to begin a skincare routine, you should look into the most reputable products on the market. You might also want to invest in peels if you have more significant blemishes.
The main takeaway here is that you should keep up with your facial hygiene; integrate it into your daily routine, and I guarantee that you will be better off!
I Improved My Diet
For years, I subsisted on pizza and burgers and wondered why my skin was covered in pimples.
Well, younger me, it was because of the oil!
The skin easily traps oil and grease, and if you don’t stop things at the source (your diet), the quality of your skin will continue to deteriorate. That’s why I’ve started paying extra attention to what I consume; by eliminating fatty foods from my diet, I’ve been beating my battle with acne!
It’s also important to note that, in order to retain its integrity, the skin requires proper vitamins and nutrients that a poor diet will not provide. So, try eating more veggies and fruits and limiting your intake of junk food.
I Exercise Regularly
Something I neglected in my past was regular exercise. I might have gone to the gym every now and again, but my intermittent sessions simply weren’t cutting it. Exercise gets the blood flowing and has been proven to heal the skin.
So, how much exercise is best?
Based on my own experience, I suggest doing both cardio and weight training—try running for up to an hour per day, for example, and lifting weights for 30 minutes.
If better skin and physical health aren’t enough to convince you to change your lifestyle, you should be aware that exercise also increases brain activity and makes you think better and faster.
Remember: if you’re not sweating, then you’re not working out hard enough!
I Get Juvéderm
Sometimes, you need a bit of extra help to keep your skin looking vibrant. After hitting a plateau, so to speak, I decided that my next best move was to try Juvéderm, a dermal filler that smooths wrinkles and increases facial volume in areas that need it.
Juvéderm worked wonders for me, and I’m looking forward to my second session in three weeks. The most relieving part, in my opinion, is that it takes very little time—half an hour at most—and I was able to pop in during my lunch break. I was also able to get back to work right away and didn’t have to worry about swelling.
I’d definitely suggest trying this at least once!
I Get Enough Sleep
Lastly, it is essential to get good sleep!
The body is constantly at work, and it needs time to rest. Over the years, this has become increasingly clear to me; when I don’t sleep well, my under-eye bags grow their own bags!
Staying up too late takes its toll on the skin, especially if you’re spending all of that time in front of a screen. It’s also generally unhealthy to forgo proper sleep, and can cause you undue stress that will, in turn, lead to unhealthier skin.
Although it has been difficult, I’ve made it a mission of mine to get at least eight hours of sleep per night, and the results speak for themselves—my skin is so much smoother and more pleasing to look at!