Solutions for Healthier Looking Skin

Everyone wants healthier looking skin, but the truth is, age, lifestyle and environmental factors can put a damper on those plans. From avoiding the sun to properly treating scars, here’s how you can take care of your skin for long-lasting results. Whether you suffer from acne or dry skin, or just want to reclaim your former rosy glow, check out these solutions for healthier looking skin.

  • Exfoliate regularly: Deep exfoliation to rid those dead skin cells is easy when you gently scrub with a loofah or pumice stone.
  • Condition with jasmine: Chock full of antioxidants, jasmine extract happens to be an ultra-soothing oil.
  • Don’t lose moisture: To get the redness out of your skin and hydrate it regularly, massage with aloe vera juice and some drops of jojoba oil. This excellent lipid barrier locks in moisture.  
  • Use a moisturizer with SPF 30: Slather this on your face and body in the morning, which will cover you throughout the day. Choose one with an SPF of at least 30 for the ultimate protection. Even in winter!
  • Eat pomegranates: Eat the fruit itself or take 60 mg of pomegranate-extract supplement. Did you know that you can achieve 25 percent more sun protection for your skin when you eat this healthy fruit?
  • Carry oil-free makeup-remover wipes with you: This way, on the way home from the gym or after lunch before heading back to work, you can safely and refreshingly remove sweat and makeup to avoid clogged pores.
  • Nix the alcohol: You don’t have to cut it out entirely, but consider cutting back. Alcohol consumption increases oil production and leads to enlarged pores. Lack of sleep can have the same effect, so try to get about eight hours a night.
  • Try home remedies to get rid of blemishes: Got a pimple or zit? Don’t spend lots of money on store-bought products. Instead, apply hot compresses and one percent hydrocortisone cream. These in tandem will reduce redness and bumps.
  • Steer clear of excessive heat: Redness in the skin is caused by broken capillaries, something many people suffer from. To keep the redness down, don’t sit in saunas and steam rooms and don’t eat spicy foods.
  • Turn on the humidifier: You may only use one when you’re sick, but they’re great anytime throughout the year to keep your skin plenty hydrated.
  • Gather supplies for sound sleep: You skin is able to get some much-needed rest and rejuvenation at night. But it can be tough to get a good night’s sleep what with everything going on in your life. Prepare for slumber by gathering all the necessary supplies and placing them on your bedside table within easy reach. These items include a sleep mask, lip balm, cuticle oil, and hand and foot cream. You’ll also want to make sure you have a tube of Scarfade at the ready too, as bedtime is a good reminder to apply that gel to your scar areas! Do it in the morning too.