You can have lovely, glowing skin as a Nigerian lady (or even a man for that matter) that will attract any casual observer. Just a few useful daily routines are needed to perfect your skin glow. Skin issues such as acne, pimples, wrinkles due to premature aging, or hyperpigmentation can be reduced or effectively dealt with. That is, if you pay more attention to your skin health.
If having a well-nourished and glowing skin is one of your goals, then read along and pen down every detail. These tips can help to heal the skin, and reverse undesirable skin conditions. It would be well worth it.
First Things First: Your Skin Needs to be Healthy
The foundation of a beautiful, glowing skin begins with your skin health. Your skin needs to be healthy from the inside out. You need to check out the following factors as they affect your skin.
Increasing Blood circulation
When your skin is well stimulated, the blood supply in that area increases. It leads to greater nourishment of that portion of your skin. The effect is to give our skin a natural glow. You can achieve this by performing facial massage on a regular basis.
You may apply essential oils, lotions, creams or special skincare ingredients, using your fingers or palms, to perform a manual massage of your face. Ensure your hands are clean before you commence. And apply the ingredient(s) with repeated, gentle but firm circular strokes, concentrating on a particular area for 20 to 30 seconds at once.
Again a facial massage roller can produce the same effect, if not better. Having regular facial massages can help the nerves under your skin to relax, smoothen wrinkles and brighten your face. Anything between 5 minutes and an hour
Exfoliate Your Skin
Exfoliation contributes immensely to the health of your skin. Exfoliation achieves the removal of dead cells from the surface of the skin, thus revealing a more radiant skin appearance. Look out for useful facial scrubs or exfoliating ingredients in the market that can help you to naturally peel off dead skin cells. Products containing glycolic acid, lactic acid, or salicylic acid will be suitable for that purpose.
Protect Your Skin: You Need a Healthy Skin Barrier Structure
A healthy skin barrier structure must be in place to effectively reflect ultraviolet rays away from the skin surface. You should understand that glowing skin reflects light rays.
Whereas damaged skin has tiny holes through which moisture evaporates rather quickly. This leaves the skin dry and appearing dull, as light rays get trapped in the holes and crevices.
Ensure you check your skin type, and match the right type of moisturizer to your skin. Oily skin needs moisturizers that reduce the amount of oil. Dry skin needs intense moisturizers; while normal skin needs a balanced moisturizer.
By doing so, you can restore and maintain the natural barrier structure of your skin, while helping the skin to stay hydrated and healthy. Applying moisturizers containing SPF (sunscreen) can further protect your skin from the damaging effects of the sun.
Get a Facial Cleanser
Using the right facial cleanser also contributes to maintaining the healthy barrier structure of your skin. You need a gentle facial cleanser with good pH balance, and is also sulphate-free. Such cleansers have the ability to retain the skin’s natural oils.
Facial Oils are Very useful
Besides using the typical moisturizer, it is a great idea to apply facial oil as an extra layer of protection on top of it. The oil prevents moisture from evaporating from the skin by sealing in moisture. This is particularly useful when the weather is very cold and dry (as it may occur in winter or harmattan season).
Brighten Your Skin
There are special skin-brightening ingredients that can evenly tone your skin, and improve your overall skin complexion. And they need to be applied daily. A good example is vitamin C serum. You can also apply them to reduce hyperpigmentation.
A brighter skin would definitely reflect light – thus achieving that glowing skin you desire. Some other common examples of skin brightening ingredients include Kojic acid, Licorice extract, and Arbutin.
Ensure you regularly eat a healthy breakfast, which should include fresh fruits and vegetables. This will nourish your skin from within, which is very vital.
Drink Plenty of Water
Drinking adequate amounts of clean water can help to keep your skin hydrated. In fact, medical experts advise men to regularly take about 3.7 liters of water daily. While women should take about 2.7 liters of water everyday. Water consumed in beverages, fruits and vegetables with high water content are included in this measurement.
A further recommendation is to take a glass of water before you go to bed.
Maintain a Healthy Lifestyle
In addition, it is important to avoid indulging in risky habits, such as excessive alcohol intake or smoking cigarettes. These substances pollute the body with toxins and further dehydrate the body. There is no doubt it will affect your skin. Undertaking regular exercise can also increase blood circulation to your skin.
You might not know this. But the needs of your skin change with age. That being said, you should pay attention to the needs of your skin over time. Again. Achieving and maintaining a glowing skin requires following a constant skin regimen, and paying close attention to what you apply on your skin.
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