The 5 Beauty Practices You Can't Ignore (No Matter Your Age)
Let’s face it.
When people look at your face, two things might happen:
They either stare at the beauty your glowing skin paints…
Or they look away.
When people keep staring at your facial beauty with admiration like superglue, it makes you think:
“I‘m pretty; I deserve big in life.“
But when people look away like a flash on a pan, you might wonder:
“How can I get a glowing skin.“
At times, the hardest obstacle to overcome when it comes to beauty is nothing more than our own confidence.
But what about the other times?
When you’re not concerned about being good enough for the world? Times when you want to start thriving to be good enough for you?
Sure, you’ll find one thing remains unchanged with beauty:
At the bottom of every heart, the desire for inner beauty to glow out naturally reigns supreme.
But for most people, daily life’s frenzies hinder their efforts. Until they forget that, for the most part, beauty isn’t inherited, it is learned. Learning what fits right, what doesn’t, and most of all, what you prefer over all else.
The good news?
While good skincare varies from one person to another, some principles in the world of beauty apply universally. Like the law of gravity, they cut across all over the earth. And that’s precisely what we are going to explore.
How to Get a Glowing Skin
#1. Get Rid of Makeup at Night
Of all the nighttime routine that requires attention, removing the makeup before going to sleep is one that is easy to forget.
While it might seem harmless, sleeping with makeup on is a blow to a naturally glowing complexion. It slowly but deliberately accumulates a lot of harm.
And one question brings everything into perspective:
How dangerous is it to sleep with your makeup on?
There are plenty of skin dangers. But let’s breakdown some of the most common ones.
Why Remove Your Makeup Before Sleeping?
- Sleeping in your makeup results in unnecessary exposure to free radicals in the environment that the makeup holds on to. These free radicals breakdown healthy collagen which causes fine lines on the skin
- Makeup can clog pores when you’re asleep which might result in the formation of acne
- Makeup can cause premature skin aging. During the day, one accumulates a lot of oxidative stress. And when you sleep with your makeup on, you don`t give your skin time to recover from those insult that can result in premature aging
- Long term sleeping on makeup might interfere with natural shedding or exfoliation which can result in duller skin, dryer, and course skin complexion
How to Remove Makeup: The Best Practice
- Step One: Set Specific Time to Remove Makeup
For most people, it is easy to forget to remove makeup before going to sleep. Not because they are dumb. Not because they are lazy.
No, it is because it is human nature to forget. People get home late. People get fatigued from the all-day work. The last thing they can remember is to remove wash the face.
And that’s where automation comes handy.
A phone or computer alarm don`t forget. Setting one will prioritize your makeup removal.
Step 2: Do a thorough makeup cleanup
- What you use to remove makeup with
- And avoiding baby wash
#2. Exfoliate (How Much is Too Much)
Why Exfoliate Your Skin
Exfoliating is simply the act of sloughing off dead cells from the surface of the skin to reveal the youthful one. The skin sheds off these dead cells on its own, but as we age, the process slows, leaving more of dead cells to build on your out skin layer.
Top Benefits of Exfoliating
- Expose newly generated cells leaving you with a youthful glow
- Get rid of dead cells that can clog your pore resulting in fewer breakout
- Long-term exfoliation can result in collagen production. Collagen is the mother of a glowing skin
- Improves skin texture because exfoliation encourages the skin removal process which paves way for newly generated cells
- Improves moisture absorption as it get rid of dead skin that build-up
Ways to Exfoliate Your Skin
Apart from natural, there are two ways to exfoliate your skin:
- Physical Exfoliation
- Chemical Exfoliation
1. Physical Exfoliation
Physical exfoliation involves any kind of manual removal of dead skin cells, like using exfoliating brushes, sponge, scrub, or even the muslin cloth.
Manual Exfoliation Best Practice
Avoid course exfoliation because it causes micro-tears of the skin. When bristles and harsh scrubs press too firmly on the skin, they can create micro-tear on the skin lipid.
These tears on the lipid allow moisture to escape more easily and allow irritants to penetrate through. In other words, course exfoliation damages the skin barrier.
2. Chemical Exfoliation
- And BHAs.
AHAs, (Alpha Hydroxy Acids) have a hydroxyl group that attaches to the alpha position of the acid which makes them soluble in water. They are effective because they work on both the top and lower layers of the skin.
This means that they work well to slough off the dead skin cells and activate the cycle of new skin cells which is very effective as a person gets old.
AHAs include citric acid, glycolic acid, malic acid, lactic acid, and many more.
Natural Sources of AHAs
Tartaric acid — from grapes, berries, currant, passion fruit, honeysuckle, red wine
Citric acid — from each citric acid
Malic Acid — from apples
Lactic Acid — from yogurt, honey, buttered milk, and bilberries. Lactic is the second smallest sized AHAs after glycolic acid which means you should use it less frequently due to its high penetrating power which can damage the skin.
Glycolic Acid— sugar cane juice, tomatoes, pineapple, sour milk, and papaya. Glycolic acid is the AHAs with the smallest size which means it has the highest penetration power and you should use it less frequently as it has the highest power to make your skin vulnerable.
Beta Hydroxy Acids are different from AHAs because they are lipid-soluble. This means that they can penetrate the fatty layer of your skin which can be great if you have oily or acne-prone skin.
What’s more, they can be less irritant that the AHAs. BHAs includes salicylic acid. All the other BHAs are derivative of salicylic acid.
Natural Sources of BHAs
Salysilic acid — from nutshell
Enzymatic exfoliation is another form of chemical exfoliation that breaks down what holds the dead cells.
Whats makes it better is that it is far much gentler than the AHAs, which means that you can use them every day.
This will work best for you if you want to speed up skin turnover while having, one streamlined skincare routine.
Many enzymes come from fruits and vegetables like pawpaw, pumpkin, pineapple, pomegranate, among many others.
Yes, it is easy to get obsessed. With the quick result exfoliation gets, it is easy for one to get addicted. But like with everything important, too much of it can be dangerous.
Over exfoliating can leave your skin vulnerable. Vulnerable to sunlight and inversion of bacteria.
#3: Care for the Skin Around Your Eyes
Eyes tell a lot about an individual.
And while you might wish it weren’t so, the skin around your eyes is one part of the body that can show the earliest signs of premature aging, probably without proper care.
But have you ever wondered why?
First, the skin around your eye is thinner and more delicate than the skin on another part of the body. Second, your eyes do a lot through the day.
Common Issues With the Skin of The Eye
- Dark Circles
- Fine Lines
And regardless of your age, it is never to early or too late to give your eyes the love they deserve.
Here are some definitive steps you can add to your skin beauty routine to get even more glowing skin.
How to Care for the Skin Around the Eye
1. Remove The Eye Makeup Properly
By now, you probably know that the golden rule is never to sleep with your makeup on. But what about if you`re an eye-liner girl? Is it totally wrong to sleep with your eye makeup on?
Well, apparently, sleeping with the eye makeup on can risk the health of your eye. There is a real danger.
In fact, sleeping on eye makeup repeatedly clog the tiny hair follicle and oil glands of your eyelid which can cause bacteria buildup and inflamation. Then small bumps may form which might require doctors treatment.
So, do a thorough makeup washup before going to sleep.
2. Moisturize the Skin of the Eye
Nearly everyone underate moisturizing. And it is different when it comes to the skin of the eye–they lack oil gland meaning they are more prone to dryness.
So one question brings everything into perspective:
Do you use a face moisturizer for the skin around the eye?
The answer to this question is simple. Yes, as long as it doesn’t irritate the eye, and it provides a sufficient amount of moisture.
3. Always be Gentle
Be gentle. When removing your eye makeup or when applying products on the skin around the eye. The skin around the eye is very thin. And because of extra pressure from your daily activities, you are more likely to develop extra fine lines.
4. Sun Protect
Exposure to the sun plays a huge role in the skin aging process and can lead to the skin under your eye become darker.
Apply sunscreen. And if reapplying sunscreen is a hassle, you can invest in a sunglasses.
#4. Clock in Enough Sleep
When it comes to beauty routines, sleep may be the closest thing there is for a fountain of youth.
If you`re a night owl, your late hours might show up in your face. Because the body repairs itself and recover when you sleep. The key is to get enough 7-9 hours of shut-eye sleep.
Why Sleep Beauty is Important
- Faster skin healing–your skin uses sleep hours to heal itself from the daytime damage. When you clock in enough sleep, your skin gets the chance to improve.
- Sleeping gets you an even skin tone
- Sleeping outsmarts eye puffiness
- Sleep gets you fewer wrinkles–the skin makes new collagen when you`re asleep which prevent sagging
#5. Take Care of the Skin Around the Lips
Lips are always left out in skin beauty conversation. Yet, its volume loss and lines around the mouth are the earliest signs of non-glowing skin.
They help you talk, kiss, and can help show off your style. And lips being among the thinnest skin, they deserve some special love.
The area around the lips is just as sensitive as the lips themselves. Meaning they are prone to wrinkle.
Here are some tips on how to take care of your lips regardless of the season.
Lips are vulnerable to sunburn and since they lack melanin (a pigment that helps shield the skin from sunburn). It is important you apply a sun-protective layer
Dont Lick Your Lips
When you don’t have a lip balm on, it is tempting to lick the lips to keep it soft. But licking is a ticket to dry lips
out even more. Saliva dries quickly zapping moisture with it.
Now It is Your Turn
And great skin is not simply a matter of DNA–your daily habit has more impact on what you see in the mirror. Caring for your skin is simply personal.
Above, we`ve explored beauty principles to answer the question “how to get a glowing skin.” While they are the core of beauty, it by no means a complete list. There are more practices to get you a perfect glow.
So turning it over to you:
Which skin beauty tips do you think we`ve left out?
Let us know by leaving a quick comment below.