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10 Powerful Tips And Tricks To Support Your Skin

10 Powerful Tips And Tricks To Support Your Skin


Keep Your Skin Looking Youthful

You probably know that using retinoid creams can help smooth complexions, but do you know how to keep your skin feeling comfortable after applying them? Have you heard of the most popular skin care supplement on the market? If you answered “no” to either of these, you might want to read below to learn some tips and hacks to make your skin care routine more valuable and also more effective!

1. Make A Natural Exfoliator

Sometimes, the fewer the ingredients, the better for an effective skin exfoliator. Try adding a tablespoon of brown sugar to a bowl, then mix in enough olive or avocado oil to create a grainy paste. Gently rub into your skin for about two minutes, then wash with warm water. This natural exfoliator will both help slough away dead skin cells, and gently moisturize.

2. Moisturize Before You Apply

Many of us have been there: after all the hype, you finally tried a retinoid cream. Two days later, your skin felt like it was burned from the inside out. It’s tempting to throw away the cream and give up, but before you do, try moisturizing before application. According to dermatologists, this can help prep your skin while still allowing you to enjoy the retinoid’s more positive skin health benefits.1

3. Heat Up Your Face Mask

Next time you whip out your face mask, try warming it up first. Dermatologists say that the heat helps the formula soften faster and increase absorption. Try running the tube or container under hot water
for one or two minutes to gently warm it up.1

4. Boost Your Skin's Nourishment

Studies out of Japan show the life-changing benefits of phytoceramide supplements, which work as natural supporters of skin cell hydration. Celebrities have been swearing by them, and dermatologists are also jumping on the bandwagon.2 If you decide to try a supplement, we suggest a premium brand that offers rice-based phytoceramides, as well as vitamins A, C, E, and D3. Even better, it includes a 90-day, money-back guarantee, so you’re not taking any risks by trying it out.

5. Keep Your Skin Damp & Absorbent

Slightly wet skin is more absorbent, so before using your topical products, try gently washing your skin with warm water. Blot dry a little so that your skin isn’t dripping wet, and then apply your products.3

We can all learn new ways to amp up our skin care routine, and the little-known methods above can go a long way for maintaining the appearance of a youthful complexion. But there's more to consider...

Keep Your Skin Looking Clear

Keeping a clear complexion is one of the most talked-about beauty topics, and it’s not hard to see why. Our largest organ is also the most visually prominent. That’s why we’re sometimes more concerned about having a cold sore than a bad hair day. With this in mind, we compiled the top five things you can do to keep your skin looking clear and flawless.

6. Protect

The first––and most important––step you can take to keep your skin clear is to cover it in SPF. When your skin is exposed to excess UV rays, it naturally goes into overdrive to create protective melanin. This can cause skin irritation and discomfort, which may lead to more serious breakouts later on.

Try wearing a broad-spectrum, SPF 25+ sunscreen or stronger every time you go outside.

7. Hydrate

Most of our skin tips focus on nourishing from the inside, and for good reason. Our inner health guides our outer health, so we need to make sure that both are balanced. Drinking water is a critical necessity for a clear complexion. Studies show that drinking more water can have both immediate and long-term positive effects on the health of your skin, including natural moisturization and continued clarity.4

8. Eat Right

Caring for your skin from the inside out doesn’t end with water. Eating the right types of food can have
a huge impact on your complexion’s clarity and health. If possible, try to lower your intake of processed sugars and foods that are high on the glycemic index. They can permanently attach themselves to the collagen in your skin, a process known as glycation. This can exacerbate a host of skin conditions.5

9. Supplement

Replace those processed foods with helpful nutrients, especially zinc and vitamin C. These can help regulate cell production and turnover, and also keep skin hydrated. Surprisingly, probiotics can also help maintain glowing skin by enhancing your immune defenses. Two strains you’ll want to look for specifically are L. acidophilus and L. rhamnosus, which both target optimal skin health. For these,
plus zinc and a host of other skin-healthy nutrients, we suggest trying a premium probiotic blend.

10. Cover Up

If you want to support your skin from the outside, we suggest moisturizing with a daily, oil-free facial cream. Keeping it topically hydrated will boost your skin’s overall health, and also help complexion.

For trickier spots, try using a salicylic acid, which keeps skin clear by helping to balance the amount of cells it sheds and keep pores clear. There is one downside of using salicylic acid: if you stop using it, your unwanted skin traits may reappear.Either way, it's something to keep in mind.

There are dozens of other ways to keep your skin healthy and happy. Sometimes it takes some trial and error to find the right methods for you. As always, we suggest starting from the inside out, with proper hydration and nourishing supplementation. You'll be glad you did. Your skin will thank you.

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