Having a flawless skin void of blemishes and dry spots is considered by many to be a symbol of beauty and elegance. It is for this reason that many people in the world invest heavily in skin care products and procedures. However, contrary to popular belief, flawless skin is not the result of expensive cosmetic surgery and procedures; rather it is the result of proper skincare. A person’s skin health and complexion depend largely on their lifestyle, diet and skin care routine. Thus, the three factors that contribute to having a perfect, flawless skin are a proper diet, healthy lifestyle and kind of skin care products used.
A person’s lifestyle will have either an adverse or positive effect on the health of their skin. To have a healthy and flawless skin, it is important to have at least 7 hours of sleep per day. Based on a significant body of research, lack of sleep can contribute to periorbital hyperpigmentation. The latter is a condition that leads to the appearance of dark circles under a person’s eyes. Apart from sufficient sleep, exercising regularly also contributes to having flawless skin. Exercising increases blood flow to the skin and also helps in detoxification and improves metabolism. It is important to note that exercising causes sweating, which can cause acne. Therefore, it is important to take a shower immediately after a workout session.
A proper diet will also be instrumental in the achievement of flawless skin, in particular, a diet rich in vegetables and fruits. Vegetables and fruits are rich in essential nutrients and minerals that are vital to the skin. Greasy or fatty foods should be avoided as they contribute to oily skin. Dermatologists recommend eating foods rich in omega 3 to people with overly oily skins. Foods rich in omega 3 include salmon, tuna, soy foods and pumpkin seeds. High-glycemic carbs such as white bread and cornflakes have been known to increase the skin’s oil production. Thus it is advisable to substitute such foods with low-glycemic foods such as 100% whole-grain bread and pasta. Also, foods and beverages rich in caffeine and sugars should be avoided. Since the skin is one of the last organs to get hydrated, it is also important to drink a minimum of 8 glasses of water a day.
The dead cells that make up the skin’s outer layer can cause the skin to appear rough and uneven. Thus, it is important to get these dead cells removed from time to time. Removal of dead skin cells is done through a cleansing process known as facial cleaning or scrubbing. While a facial scrub is essential for the achievement of flawless skin, it should not be overdone. The dead cells that make up the outer layer protect the sensitive inner layer from being damaged by the sun’s ultraviolet rays.
The frequency of getting a facial depends on a person’s skin type. Skin care specialist recommends going for a facial after three to four weeks. This is the time that the skin goes through the process of skin cell growth and exfoliation. For people with acne prone skin, it is recommended to go for a facial after two weeks. Having facials regular during acne flare ups is recommended. As the acne reduces, then an individual can revert to the recommended time of three to four weeks. People, who find it difficult to get a facial after every three weeks, should ensure they get a facial at least once every season. During summer the humidity and heat can cause sun damage, while during winter the cold can cause the skin to dry out.