5 Ways to Get Healthy Skin
How to Get Healthy Skin
No matter how many products you try, nothing seems to get your skin to 100% clear perfection. You can spend hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars on skincare accessories and you'll probably still run into the same problem. Don't worry - - there are options to achieve clear skin and they are right in front of you. Here is a quick list of 5 things that can help clear your skin and turn you into the confident go-getter that you are.
You Smell Great!
There's nothing like dressing up for a night out and finishing it up with a hint of perfume. The only problem with this is that perfume, while it adds that extra "oomph," can have damaging effects on your skin. Our skin is more delicate than we think, and the synthetic ingredients that are often present in many perfumes are especially irritating to our skin. This doesn't mean we can't use perfume (or cologne), but when we do, try to spray it on your wrist first and rub it on your face from there. The skin on our wrists is generally tougher than the skin on our faces but applying perfume or cologne directly to your wrists ensures that it can be washed off if it proves to be too much of a good thing.
Less Pasta, Fewer Carbs
Our Italian ancestors would probably give us a stern talking to if we told them this, but foods like pasta and bread, which are high in carbs, actually work against our skin (even if they are delicious). While splurging on some fresh pasta every once in a while won't do much harm, too much of a good thing can have negative effects on your body. Because pasta is so high in carbohydrates, over time it can reduce your skin's shine. Keep in mind - - everything in moderation!
Lay off the Salicylic Acid
This one may come across as a shocker. Almost every guide out there encourages you to use salicylic acid as a quick fix for any blemish at any time. And once in a while, it truly lives up to the hype. But too much of this powerful, yet gentle miracle acid can actually have the reverse effect on your skin. If your skin is exposed to too much salicylic acid, it can quickly dry out which will cause it to lose its beautiful, natural shine. In a pinch? Definitely have a bottle handy - - but be cautious of using the power of salicylic acid too often.
What The Coffee?
College was fun. Waking up in the morning with puffy, dehydrated skin after a fun night out wasn't so much fun. Do you drink coffee every morning? It may not seem like it, but coffee is highly acidic. What this means for your skin is that every sip, over time, will cause the skin on your face to look a little drier and more aged.
What can you do to avoid this? Coffee is great when you need a lot of energy in a quick burst. The good news is that there are several alternatives to coffee (some of which are even healthier). One great alternative to coffee is matcha green tea. Matcha comes packed with plenty of health benefits, one of which has to do with keeping your skin hydrated and looking great.
Keeping your skin gorgeous in the winter is no easy feat. Try out some of these tips and see what a difference it can make in the appearance of your skin!