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Tips for a Healthier Looking Skin
By Harnish Alejandra
The most important beauty tips for a healthier looking skin are water, lots and lots of water a day. Rest, get enough sleep time. Sunblock, no matter your skin tone or the season always wear sunblock.
Water, rest, and sunblock are the most common beauty steps. These three beauty basics should be part of your everyday routine. If they are not part of your daily lifestyle, go to your local store and get a bottle of water that you can carry around, add to the basket a sunblock SPF 30 or 50, preferably, and set up your bedtime where you get 8 hours of sleep.
After a week of water, rest, and sunblock routine, you will be ready to move to a deeper and more focused skincare routine.
Tip #1: Know your skin type: Normal skin, no dry spots, or excess shine. Dry skin, rough patches, tightness, and flakiness. Oily skin, slick feelings, and shine. Combination skin, oily in the T zone with areas of dryness.
Tip #2: Use a cleanser every day in the shower. I recommend you The Clean Truth Foaming Cleanser from Ole Henriksen ($10-$30), perfect for all types of skin.
Tip #2a: This is an extra beauty tip for all of those who want to go a little extra, get a Clarisonic ( Mia1 - $129; Mia2 - $169). This facial cleansing brush is the perfect beauty tool for everyone, get the brush that works better for your skin type. I recommend you to get the Sonic Radiance Cleansing Brush Head if your skin is normal, dry, or a combination. If your skin is oily and you currently have acne get the Acne Cleansing Brush Head and for him get the Alpha Fit Men's Cleansing Brush Head removes oil.
Tip #3: Use an anti-aging. At the age of 25, we start losing a percentage of collagen. Collagen, if you don't know, is the vitamin that prevents wrinkles and lines. My must-have product is the Genius Liquid Collagen by Algenist ($115). Two other products that I tried and still use are the Double Serum Complete Age Control Concentrate from Clarins ($89) and Truth Serum from Ole Henriksen ($48).
Tip #4: Moisturize your skin day and night. Try the new Essential Energy line from Shiseido. Immerse your skin in hydration to counteract dullness, roughness, and the appearance of fine lines, while treating it to texture and fragrances that stimulate the senses. Essential Energy Day Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 20 is $48. You can use the Essential Energy Moisturizing Gel Cream ($48) during the day or at night; works amazing for dry skin.
Tip #5: Rejuvenate your skin from the inside out with dietary supplements. I recently discovered two amazing supplements one liquid from Dr. Brandt and one in capsules from HUM Nutrition.
Triple Power Ingestible Water Supplement ($39) with green tea, white tea, and grape seed extract with concentrated polyphenols from Dr. Brandt add one dropper (1 ml) to your favorite beverage daily. This product helps to keep the complexion rejuvenated and restored.
Daily Cleanse from HUM Nutrition ($25) with green algae and detox herbs cleanses your skin, liver, bowel, kidneys, and lungs.
Tip #6: Face masks are an incredible resource to which we should appeal more frequently for a healthier looking skin. Depending on their components, a face mask will help you maintain a good level of hydration, cleanse your pores, and prevent the signs of aging while toning the skin.
Tip #7: Always remove your makeup or clean your face before bedtime.
Incorporating these seven beauty tips into your daily routine only takes a few minutes but can brighten, tone your skin, and prevent the signs of aging.