5 Skin Boosting Tips that Dramatically Improved My Skin
I’ve recently gotten compliments on my skin and happy that it has really cleared up a lot since the new year. The results have come from a few lifestyle changes which I’m going to share with you here.
1 – Daily face masks (about twice a week)
I do own a few face masks but never really got into the habit of using them until recently. I honestly try to do them at least twice a week. I currently have been using Murad’s Clarifying Mask and also a huge fan of The Body Shop’s Tea Tree Mask. My main skin concern has been daily breakouts and these masks seem to have boosted the clarity and overall smoothness of my skin.
2- Massage face with oil based cleanser as a pre-wash (every time I cleanse my face in the shower)
Okay, my real secret to glorious skin (in terms of the supple and firmness) is oil based face products. I’m obsessed. I truly believe oil is the key to keeping the skin smooth, youthful, dewey, and extra radiant. Pretty much skin perfection. What I have been doing now every day (at least once a day, before I hop in the shower). I massage my face (dry, not wet at all) with an oil face cleanser for a couple minutes. I then like to let the oil penetrate into my skin for extra hydration. Then I will go ahead and rinse it off with a regular non-oil based cleanser with my Clarisonic. The two oil cleansers I use are Josie Maran’s Argan Oil Cleanser and Origin’s Clean Energy Cleansing Oil. I love them both very much.
3- I invested in a Clarisonic Mia (I use at least once a day)
Back in December, I decided to buy the Clarisonic Mia and initially I was skeptical if it was really improving my skin or not. Months have gone by and I do notice my skin looks much smoother so I have to give credit to where credit is due. Although the Clarisonic feels a little abrasive (which is why I only limit myself to washing my face with it once a day), I do feel that it does deep clean the skin much more effectively than I would when using my hands to wash my face.
4- Consistent and simple skincare routine (everyday)
I own a ton of skincare products. I haven’t counted but I probably have at least ten different face washes including face scrubs in my shower (as I told you, I’m overly obsessed with skincare). However, the skin needs to follow a consistent routine in order to get the best results.
Recently, I purchased Peter Thomas Roth’s Anti-Aging Cleansing Gel as it was recommended by an actual representative of the line from Sephora. I went there specifically looking for a glycolic face cleanser which is supposed to help clear acne. My heart was set on buying the Peter Thomas Roth Glycolic Acid Face Wash 3% but the PTR representative talked me out of it and said it would be much too harsh to use on my skin being that my skin wasn’t that much broken out to begin with.
She recommended the anti-aging cleanser as my everyday cleanser because it’s much more gentle, great to use with the Clarisonic, and also has acne fighting ingredients, both glycolic acid and salicyclic acid but at much lower amounts. Now I pretty much have been using this cleanser everyday in the shower and I think this has definitely helped improve my skin tremendously! I felt a difference the very first time I used it and a little bit goes a long way.
5- Organic fruits and vegetables along with green smoothies (everyday!!!)
I truly believe that you are what you eat. If you nourish the body with natural foods, I believe your skin will glow from the inside out. Fruits and vegetables are main staples to my diet but it wasn’t until about a month ago that I decided to go totally organic (I used to only invest in certain things organic but not everything). I had been reading a lot of articles regarding the over usage of pesticides in fruits/vegetables which contaminates them. This definitely causes havoc in the body and I believe this correlates with breakouts to some degree. Not only does organic food taste better, but I swear, ever since I made the switch, I’ve really noticed a difference in my skin! My grocery expenses have gone up since organic foods are usually a little pricier but in the long run, it’s completely worth it! When it comes to food, you have to invest in the good stuff!
[Do you have any good skincare tips or products to share?]