Get a Brighter Skin Tone

  • Wash daily: this will eliminate dirt that accumulates as we go about our daily activities. Washing your face at bedtime is an ideal part of the plan. It will remove the makeup which can clog with dirt and block pores giving a dull appearance the next day.
  • Keep off your face: your hands are usually oily and this can make your face to erupt with acne if you constantly fuss with it. Change your pillowcases regularly to keep off bacteria. Ensure that your hair hardly comes in to contact with your face as it may contain some oils. Avoid pricking pimples as this will only make an infection worse causing scars.
  • Use a skin toner: it helps in the elimination of excess oils and dirt from your skin which the soap could have skipped. Apply using a soft cloth of a cotton ball swiping it gently on your skin. Don’t use the stronger types of toners unless your skin is the excessively oily skin type. Apply toner on skin surfaces that tend to break quite often.
  • Use a moisturizer: it should be a primer for your makeup so that it can stick all day. Go for the moisturizer that has SPF to keep your skin nourished and protect it against the harmful sun rays. Use a moisturizer at night to give your skin time to repair itself and eliminate wrinkles. Avoid the mistake of failing to apply the moisturizer around your neck and décolletage.
  • Take plenty of water: water not only makes your skin clear, but it also helps in the elimination of toxins. Aim for a minimum of 8 glasses each day to clear your skin and make it glow. Make sure you have access to water at anytime or carry a bottle with you while on the go.
  • Eat healthy diet: according to dermatologists, healthy proteins, veggies, and fruits are essential for skin. They provide important elements that make your skin glow. Consider omega 3 fatty acids usually found in fish and walnuts. Ensure you consume plenty of vitamin C which has antioxidant effects that slows down the skin aging process.
  • Exercise regularly: have a routine workout plan to burn extra fats stored under the skin. By exercising, the sweat that comes out aids in the removal of toxins as well as in the opening of skin pores. Cardio also promotes blood circulation which is essential for delivery of nutrients to the skin and other body organs.
  • Exfoliate twice a week: through exfoliation, dead skin cells are removed. You will thus create a room for new healthy cells to thrive. You can use exfoliation creams, lotions, or a skin brush to exfoliate a minimum of two times in a week.
  • Avoid sunlight: even though you regularly use a sunscreen, avoid direct exposure to the sunlight especially between 3AM and 3PM when it scorches. Wear a hat if you have to go out. This will protect your skin from harmful sun rays that can cause blotching robbing you of that bright skin tone.
  • Spa treatment: pamper your skin with a steam bath at least once in a week. You can also do it using a bowl with hot water containing lavender, tea or rose leaves for about 5 minutes. After this, splash it with cold water, then apply a toner and finally a moisturizer. This cleans your pores giving you a glowing look.