If you suffer from spots, acne, dry or dull skin, or any other skin problems, it might be because you have not implemented a good skincare regimen… yet. Healthy, clear skin glowing with youth and vitality is achievable by anyone, all you’ve got to do is adopt healthy skincare habits. Follow our advice, and watch your skin reap the benefits.

#1: Use skincare products appropriate for your skin type

The skin on your face is extremely sensitive and may not agree with all the types of skincare products out there. If you’re afflicted with acne despite washing your face twice a day and generally taking good care of your skin, it might be time to change your skincare products to something a little milder.

Determine your skin type. Do you have oily skin, dry skin or combination type skin? (Combination type skin refers to those who have an oily T zone, but the rest of their facial skin is dry). Once you’ve figured this out, make sure to buy products suited to your skin type.

Sometimes, your skin might react badly to a certain brand of skincare products. When this happens, change brands immediately.

#2: Wash your face twice a day

Everyone washes their face in the morning, but you need to wash your face every night too. Your face accumulates dirt, oil and bacteria throughout the day and you need to wash that away every single night. Make sure you remove all your makeup - your skin needs to breathe too.

If you’re too tired or too busy to wash your face, face wipes can be used as a substitute occasionally. Keep them by your bedside table for a quick wipe-down before you collapse into bed, but don’t make this a habit! Water still works best to get rid of all that grime.

#3: Exfoliate, exfoliate, exfoliate!

I’m sure you’ve heard of the power of exfoliating - not only does it remove dead skin cells, it unclogs pores too! It helps keep your skin smooth, soft and supple by improving blood circulation and reducing acne.

Ideally, you should be exfoliating twice a week. Don’t exfoliate too much either - you could strip away your new skin cells along with your old and your face will be raw and sensitive for a few days.

To exfoliate properly, simply take a little bit of the exfoliant with your fingers and rub it into your skin in circular motions, Rinse off with cold water and gently pat your skin dry.

#4: Mask frequently

Don’t underestimate the power of face masks . There are so many types out there that target so many different problems - dull skin, dry skin, oily skin, acne-prone skin, blackhead-prone skin, whitehead-prone skin etc. Masking twice a week is the best way to ensure your skin stays fresh, hydrated and healthy.

Opt for a mask that suits your needs. Keep in mind that clay masks are better for oily skin and mud masks for dry skin. Peel-off masks are best for blackheads while sheet masks are simply convenient - all you have to do is take them off, no rinsing or anything of the sort required. Alternatively, you could always DIY a face mask at home with simple ingredients from your kitchen such as honey and avocado.

#5: Stock up on sunscreen

Prolonged exposure to the sun can seriously damage your skin - not only can UV rays cause cancer, they can also cause age spots and premature wrinkles due to drying your skin out. Avoiding too much sun is the best idea - this can be easily achieved by wearing shades and a hat whenever out and about on sunny days - but you should always have a healthy supply of sunscreen with you.

A sunscreen of SPF 20 should be sufficient for a regular day out, but if you’re going to the beach, you should opt for a sunscreen of at least SPF 30. You’ll need to reapply every few hours, especially if you sweat or engage in water-related activities. This way, your skin will stay smooth and hydrated and those pesky UVA and UVB rays don’t stand a chance.

#6: Moisturize!

Your face and body need to be moisturized regularly - every time you shower, actually. Water strips away the natural oils your body produces, and they need to be replenished. In fact, not moisturizing your face can lead to blackheads as when your facial skin feels dry, your body will produce extra oils which clog your pores and form blackheads.

Moisturize your face and body when you step out of the shower. Damp skin is the most receptive to moisturizers and will absorb it the fastest. Get into the habit of moisturizing regularly and your skin will turn soft and supple within a few days.

An additional tip…

For those with combination type skin, a great way to even out the oils on your skin is to wash your face with a facial wash meant for oily skin and moisturize with a face cream meant for dry skin. The facial wash will strip your skin of all oils and leave it dry and the face cream will replenish the moisture and leave it soft and hydrated. You could also try getting the best lighted makeup mirror which will let you take care of your skin more thoroughly.

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If you suffer from skin that’s pimply, blotchy, oily, dull, dry, etc, you could benefit from changing your skincare regimen slightly. Perhaps you’re using the wrong products or you don’t have a good skincare regimen in place. Don’t worry though, we have the solution for you! Here are our top 10 tips for you to have healthy, glowing skin.

Tip #1: Identify your skin type

There are three main skin types: oily, dry and combination. The types “oily” and “dry” naturally refer to oily and dry skin respectively. Combination skin refers to skin that is oily in some areas and dry in other areas - usually, it’s the T-zone area that is oily. Identify which category you fall into and make sure you use skincare products designed for that skin type.

Tip #2: Remove your makeup every night

It’s tempting to just collapse into bed and worry about removing all the makeup on our face when we wake up, but leaving makeup on your face overnight can have pretty bad consequences. Your skin needs to breathe too, and makeup can clog your pores and cause pimples.

Remove your general face makeup every night with a gentle cleanser. Use a good quality remover to remove eye makeup - the skin around your eyes is very sensitive so don’t pull or tug at it!

It’s a good idea to keep an “emergency” box of makeup wipes on your bedside table. That way, when you’re particularly exhausted, you can just wipe the makeup off your face and collapse into bed.

Tip #3: Wash your face twice a day

Wash your face every morning and night! Your face collects dirt, grime, and bacteria throughout the day and it’s important you wash it off with a cleanser before you sleep each night.

Tip #4: Don’t underestimate the power of exfoliation

If your skin is ever looking dull, you’re in need of an exfoliation. Use an exfoliating scrub, or make your own by mixing sugar and coconut oil together. Simply dispense a little bit of the exfoliant on your fingertips and rub it into your skin in slow, circular motions. Dead skin cells will be removed and the fresh new ones will shine through.

Results of an exfoliation are instantaneous - rinse your face with cold water once you’re done and take a look in the mirror. Your skin will be glowing. Be sure to exfoliate at least once a week to maintain that look!

Tip #5: Moisturize

Whether you use a simple cream or a fancy serum, moisturizing your face is a must. Just like you should be doing with the rest of your body, moisturize your face twice a day (after you wash it).

When you don’t moisturize, your face will begin secreting more oils to rehydrate your skin. These oils will clog your pores and develop into blackheads. Don’t give these pesky blackheads a chance to form - dab a little moisturizer onto your face and rub it in.

Tip #6: Stay protected from the sun

You can either use makeup that also offers sun protection, or wear sunscreen itself, but you must keep your face protected from the sun (especially if you plan on being exposed to it for long hours). Apart from causing cancer, UV rays can also cause over-drying of the skin which leads to sunspots.

Wearing sunglasses or a hat can also provide protection from the sun’s rays.

Tip #7: Use toner

You may think that using a cleanser is enough to rid your face of all the dirt and grime, but you’d be surprised. Try using a toner - dispense a little onto a clean cotton pad and wipe your face with it. The cotton pad will come away with streaks of dirt.

Tip #8: Drink water

Creams and lotions are good for rehydrating tired skin, but the best cures are the ones that work from the inside out. Drink plenty of water - at least 2 liters a day - and your skin will rehydrate itself.

Tip #9: Mask often

Apply a face mask at least once a week - if you can, aim to mask twice a week. Choose one that is appropriate for your skin type! You can even make a natural one at home with ingredients from your kitchen - our favorite is an avocado and yogurt hydrating mask. Simply mash ½ an avocado up and mix it with 2 tablespoons of organic yogurt. Apply a thick layer to your face and wash off after 20 minutes.

Tip #10: Quit smoking

Smoking has been proven to cause premature wrinkles and sagging skin. Drop that habit immediately and your skin will thank you for it.

Don’t forget your hair…

Use D Free lotion to get rid of dandruff from your hair. Simply leave it on overnight twice a week and rinse it out in the mornings. Now you’ll have flawless skin and perfect hair!

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There are plenty of creams and ointments on the market that claim they can prevent your skin from aging. After all, the goal for most women, especially those above the age of 60, is to have skin as youthful and supple as when they were in their twenties. However, these special concoctions can’t truly stop or reverse a process as natural as aging, all they can do is slow it down a little.


Don’t focus on having youthful skin, focus on having healthy skin ! Embrace your age - so what if you’re 60, or even 70? That doesn’t mean you can’t still look good! Besides, youth and vitality are side-effects of healthy skin. Follow our 5-step guide to taking care of your skin in your 60s and your skin will be healthier than ever before.


Step #1: Exfoliate


The power of proper exfoliation is vastly underestimated. Dead skin cells are the biggest contributors towards dull skin, so, exfoliate at least once a week to let your fresh new skin shine through! Exfoliation also unclogs pores and optimizes blood circulation, helping your skin to glow.


If you have sensitive skin and don’t want to use an exfoliating scrub full of chemicals, you can easily make your own at home! Mix some sugar and coconut oil in equal parts and voila! You have your very own sugar scrub. It can be used on your face and body, all you have to do is gently rub the mixture on your skin in small, circular motions. Then, rinse it off.


Step #2: Minimize your exposure to direct sunlight


Harmful UV rays are the leading cause of wrinkled, spotted skin. Not only do they dry your skin out, they cause it to age rapidly. Try to stay out of the sun as much as you can, and when you absolutely have to be in the sun, stay protected. Big floppy hats and sunglasses are your best friends - use them to block direct sunlight from damaging your skin.


Don’t forget about sunblock! Sunblock isn’t just used for preventing sunburns, it also protects skin from all types of UV rays. Apply it liberally when you’re out and about on a sunny day, and be sure to reapply every 2 hours or so if you sweat or go for a dip in the pool.


Step #3: Moisturize!


As we get older, we lose oil glands. This is why women above the age of 60 have drier skin - they just don’t produce as much oil as they used to. While this is a godsend for those who struggle with oily, pimply skin, dry skin is also loose and unhealthy. Get your skin to be taut and supple again by moisturizing regularly.


Ideally, you should be moisturizing at least once, if not twice a day. A good rule of thumb is to moisturize after you step out of the shower, especially if it was a hot shower, as this is when your skin is most receptive to moisturizers. Be sure to moisturize your face too! Getting the right foundation for your skin can be a bit tricky. So check out bye bye foundation reviews so you’ll know exactly what to get.


Use a tinted moisturizer to lightly cover any spots or blemishes you might have, while still keeping your skin hydrated. One of the best tinted moisturizers is Neutrogena Healthy Skin Enhanced Tinted Moisturizer (SPF 20).


Step #4: Eat healthy and drink plenty of water


As we age, maintaining a balanced diet becomes more and more important. Our body cannot process foods as efficiently as it used to, so, consuming the right nutrients can work wonders when it comes to helping us have healthy, glowing skin.


Foods such as red bell peppers, dark chocolate (with at least 70% cocoa), coconut oil, papayas, carrots, kiwi fruits, and avocados are rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. These nutrients are instrumental in keeping your skin healthy as they replenish moisture and collagen, and they fight the formation of wrinkles and fine lines.


You should also stay hydrated by drinking at least 8 glasses of water a day.


Step #5: Quit smoking!


Smoking has been proven to cause premature wrinkles and the sagging of the skin, especially on the face. This is because nicotine narrows the blood vessels closest to the surface of the skin, reducing circulation and thus, limiting the amount of oxygen and nutrients your skin cells receive. Your skin will then begin to become dull, dry and saggy, and wrinkles will start to form around your lips and eyes.


Try your best to quit smoking, or to at least cut down on it. Each cigarette you smoke greatly affects your skin, so if you want to have soft, supple, healthy skin well into your 60s, you’ve got to give up this habit!


So, in conclusion...


Following these 5 steps will create a big, positive impact on your skin. Say goodbye to wrinkles, fine lines, aging spots, and dullness - your skin will soon be healthy, fresh and glowing with vitality.


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The skin is the largest and the most visible part of your body. It protects you and keeps you safe from minor environmental hazards. Another reason is because great looking skin can give you confidence and build your self-esteem. Skin health most often is easily taken for granted. But now, people are warming up to the idea that you need to spend time with your skin to reap benefits. Blame it on elevated pollution and stress levels!

The easiest way to get good looking skin is when you give it enough nutrition to keep it healthy. What I mean of course are vitamins. Your skin requires the complete spectrum of vitamins to keep it supple and radiant, and you need to make sure you provide it. This infographic from Fix Your Skin can give you information about what kind of foods you need to eat for the best source of vitamins.


14 Potent Vitamins for Younger and Healthier Skin

This Infographic – 14 Potent Vitamins for Younger and Healthier Skin - Was Created By Fixyourskin.com

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