Everyone wants clean, healthy skin, but few people know how to achieve it. Luckily, if you follow these simple Immaculate Skin Secrets, you can have the beautiful skin you’ve always wanted – and you’ll keep it for life! Here are five principles of immaculate skin.
How to Achieve a Truly Immaculate Skin
Achieving truly immaculate skin is not easy, but if you know what you’re doing it’s possible. The best way to keep your skin healthy and free of blemishes is through a combination of products and procedures. Today, we’ll focus on our five favorite skin care principles. Follow these steps and your skin will be flawless.
1) Change Your Diet
The most important step in maintaining immaculate skin is to make sure you’re eating a healthy diet. This means limiting processed foods and making sure you’re getting your daily dose of nutrients from real, whole foods that are filling, nutritious, and provide plenty of variety. Following a well-balanced diet like one found on sites like Eat, This Much or MyFitnessPal is helpful for keeping track of what you eat (and how much). Remember that eating too much sugar and too many refined carbs can lead to inflammation, which will only exacerbate your acne.
2) Drink Water
Hydration is one of those things we constantly hear about but often ignore. It’s easy to forget that our bodies need more water than they actually use. That’s why it’s important to set reminders on your phone, as well as keep a glass or bottle nearby at all times.
Another benefit: Keeping hydrated helps with weight loss because drinking water before meals can help you eat less. Plus, research has found that even mild dehydration can cause your body to burn calories from fat more slowly and makes your skin look dehydrated and older by making fine lines appear deeper and wrinkles more pronounced.
3) Moisturize at Night
Most moisturizers help protect your skin against environmental damage and aid in healing. While it may seem counterproductive to apply a moisturizer at night, when you’re not exposed to such damage or other potential threats to your skin, you should still apply a moisturizer every night before going to bed. By regularly applying a rich, creamy nighttime moisturizer containing ingredients like aloe vera and shea butter you’ll help your skin restore itself overnight and be at its best when you wake up in the morning. Plus, putting on lotion before bed can help calm down any redness or inflammation that has developed over time.
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4) Sunscreen Every Day
No matter what skin type you have, it’s important to use sunscreen every day. This is particularly true if you live in a hot, sunny place; if you don’t protect your skin, you’ll age faster and develop wrinkles earlier. That might not seem like a big deal when you’re in your 20s and 30s, but by middle age (and beyond), sun damage starts to show up on your face. Plus, sunscreen is one of those beauty products that work as well as it feels: The right product makes applying it every morning a treat instead of a chore.
5) Sleep Enough
No matter what your age, getting a minimum of 7 hours of sleep every night will always result in clearer, smoother skin. While it may not seem important now, losing sleep—even if only for one night—can have a significant impact on your skin’s appearance. According to dermatologist Dr. Craig Austin, inadequate sleep is one of the top five reasons for acne breakouts. Consider a nighttime skincare routine and consider cutting out unnecessary electronics time prior to bedtime; they can both contribute to decreased levels of Zzzzs.