It's nearly Autumn guys! A new season and a new start, healthy changes are typically where I start and we all want clear skin and beautiful complexions don't we? Sometimes they can seem impossible to achieve, though. With autumn fast approaching, now is the perfect time to perfect your skin, making it healthier and happier and here are four tips that I would recommend.
The summer sun has left you with a gorgeous tan, but in a few weeks when your tan fades, you could be left with skin that doesn’t look it’s best. That’s why it’s a good idea to start taking the steps for amazingly healthy and happy skin now, so that once your tan fades, your skin still looks great.
Step 1 / Follow a regular skin care routine
The first thing that you need to do is start following a skin care routine; this will allow you to ensure that your skin is as healthy as possible. Your skin care routine should include cleansing twice a day with a chemical-free cleanser, as well as toning and moisturising.
To ensure that your skin is protected from any sun damage - your tan won’t protect you, believe it or not, use a moisturiser with an SPF factor.
Step 2 / Prevent breakouts and blemishes
To prevent your skin from breaking out in spots and other blemishes, the key is to exfoliate twice a week. For this, you should be using an exfoliator that is as natural as possible, as products that contain chemicals can make breakouts worse.
As well as exfoliating regularly, if you are prone to breakouts, it’s a good idea to apply witch hazel or aloe vera gel to your face regularly. Both of these are antibacterial and so can prevent outbreaks from occurring, by keeping the skin free of bacteria.
Step 3 / Reduce the amount of harmful substances going into your body
The things that you put into your body can also affect your skin. So if you want healthy skin, it’s a good idea to steer clear of harmful substances, like alcohol and cigarette smoke, as much as possible.
Smoking is really bad for your skin, as the chemicals in cigarettes can cause all sorts of damage to your cells. If you want healthy skin, you either need to quit smoking or swap to using an electronic cigarette, as these are much better for your health.
Step 4 /Drink lots of water
Seems like a super easy one doesn't it but most people simply don't hydrate enough. If you want skin that is healthy and well hydrated, drinking lots of water is a must. Ideally, you should be drinking between five and ten glasses of water each day, to ensure that both your body and skin stay well hydrated and supple.
If you aren’t a fan of water on its own, you could always diffuse fruit into it to add some flavour. Or, you could blend fresh fruit up with a glass of water, pour the mixture into ice lolly moulds and make homemade ice lollies. It doesn’t matter how you get the water that your skin needs, just as long as you get it into your system.
If you want happy, healthy skin this autumn, all you need to do is follow my handy tips, above. Implement these tips, and in no time at all, your skin will look fabulous.