Top 4 Tips to Get Healthy, Glowing Skin You Can Flaunt
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Published by TOP4 Team
You’ve waited all year for summer, and now that it’s near, you can’t help but feel conscious about how summer-ready your skin is. Well, worry no more, as these tips are sure to get your you ready for some summer flaunting at the beach.
1. Reveal glowing skin
Exfoliating helps keep your skin smooth and supple, giving you that youthful glow. When you exfoliate, you help your skin get rid of dead skin cells and replace them with new ones.
You don’t have to do it every day, exfoliating two to three times a week is enough, as doing it too much can already damage your skin. Make sure to use gentle strokes to avoid damaging healthy skin cells, too.
You can use a loofah or other brushes that are made of natural materials. You can also opt for microdermabrasion kits or chemicals that exfoliate the skin. These often contain ingredients such as salicylic, glycolic or polyhydroxy acids that cause the skin to shed its outer layer and reveal the newer layer. Make sure to ask your dermatologist before using any of these products, as they may cause allergic reactions to sensitive skin.
2. Get rid of cellulite
If there’s one skin problem that women abhor, that would be cellulite. These are not easy to get rid of, even with exercise.
Caffeine is known to help fight cellulite. Opt for products that have caffeine and theophylline, as these temporarily dehydrate fat cells. Keep in mind that you need to couple this with targeted massage and regular exercise, and it will take some time to see the result.
If time is not a luxury you can afford, a fake tan may come in handy. It can help hide unsightly cellulites. There is a wide array of self-tanning options you can choose from, just pick the one that suits you best.
3. Hair removal
Removing unsightly hair is part of almost every woman’s regimen before hitting the beach. What many are not aware of is the skin needs time to recuperate after a wax or shave. After that wax or shave, your pores become more exposed to outdoor elements, so make sure to stay away from the sun for at least 48 hours.
Most people don’t really plan hair removal sessions. However, you need to make sure to buffer your tender skin with an oil-free sunscreen, wait for about five minutes to let it dry, then apply talc-free baby powder afterwards, according to Barshop.
Use an after-waxing product with salicylic and glycolic acids to prevent ingrown hair; wearing loose clothing can also help.
4. Fight UV rays with food
Did you know certain foods can help protect your skin from the sun’s harmful UV rays? Cooked tomatoes are one of them. Lycopene, which is present in tomatoes, helps the skin fight ageing and helps prevent sunburn. Lycopene helps neutralise free radicals in the skin, which is known to cause ageing. So, make sure to eat spaghetti and other tomato-rich food.