Most women have such busy schedules that the idea of a rigorous, time-consuming beauty routine seems impractical. In reality, such routines are also unnecessary. Instead of making big changes and spending big bucks, making smart and precise changes to your daily routine could be just what your skin needs to get healthy. Try out these five great tips for yourself and enjoy the results.
Focus on a Healthy Diet
Many skincare professionals agree that healthy skin is a direct reflection of a healthy inside. Because "we are what we eat," a well-balanced diet is the first step you should take toward achieving healthy skin. Instead of concentrating on a strict menu plan, just put your efforts toward eating a colorful plate of food at every meal. With plenty of fruits and veggies in your daily diet--i.e. lots of colors--you'll get tons of vitamins, antioxidants, and other healthy benefits right away. All of these elements will help to improve your skin's health from the inside out.
Take Care Every Day
You don't have to spend hours in front of the bathroom sink every day to take care of your skin, but it is necessary to maintain skin's health every day. At the bare minimum, be sure to wash, tone, and moisturize your skin each and every day, twice a day. With the right products in place and just a little bit of time dedicated to skin care each day, your skin will get in the habit of glowing before you know it. Choose the right cleanser and moisturizer for your skin with the help of a professional and get started right away!
Go Back to Basics with Natural Skin Care
There are a lot of great products that promise big things in today's skincare marketplace, but many are overloaded with chemicals. Over time, who knows what exposure to lots of artificial elements and chemicals can do to the skin? Instead, consider stripping down your products to just what's needed, what's derived right from nature.
One product to try is Neutrogena Natural's Purifying Facial Cleanser. A good quality cleanser is a must-have for every daily skin routine, so why not give a natural cleanser a try? This face wash contains natural ingredients that will cleanse pores deeply and detoxify the skin, whisking away dirt, oil, and makeup. With 90% of its ingredients derived from nature, the Purifying Facial Cleanser is an affordable way to integrate natural products into your daily routine.
Get Your Beauty Sleep
Everyone knows we need 7-8 hours of sleep each night to be healthy, but not many people really understand why. During sleep, the body gets a chance to restore and re-energize itself, keeping lots of skin problems at bay. With enough sleep, you'll banish dark circles and bags from underneath your eyes and keep your skin looking bright, refreshed, and healthy every day. Try to get yourself into a good sleep routine each night and give your body the time it needs. If you've had a rough night or two, don't panic. A nice cat nap in the middle of the day can be a great way to save face!
If you're not familiar with a facial scrub, it's time to add one to your weekly routine. No matter what type of skin you have, a good exfoliator (or scrub) can do much to improve your skin's health. It will improve skin's elasticity, boost the rate of new skin cell turnover, and keep your skin tone even and looking healthy. To get that "youthful glow," the right scrub could be the perfect option for you. Of course, you need to make sure the product you choose is appropriate for your skin type and that it's designed just for the face. Body scrubs are too harsh for delicate facial skin, so don't try to save money by using one product everywhere!
Instead, stick to that new promise to go more natural and try Neutrogena Naturals Purifying Pore Scrub. This gentle scrub will banish skin impurities and the buildup of dull, dead skin cells. You'll see fresher, cleaner looking skin in just a couple of uses. Although it's gentle enough for daily use, start by adding it to your routine twice weekly. You may feel you need more or less exfoliation depending on your skin type and the season, too. Go natural and still care for your skin with this great product.
Just by making these easy changes, you'll see big results in the way of happy, healthy skin. Get started today with a new commitment to taking good care of your body inside and out!
Content by Stephanie Haddad.