17 Amazing Beauty Tips For Your Face - The Simple Secrets To A Beautiful Face
As your face is the first thing people see when they see you and the last thing they remember about you. Won’t it be great to leave a lasting impression? With our day-to-day activities, our face gets exposed to dirt and pollutants that can irritate and cause breakouts on our faces. Not everybody has time for a complicated skincare routine, that’s why I’ve compiled 17 amazingly easy beauty tips for your face that will keep it bright and give you a youthful glow. You want that right? So, yeah…let’s go! It’s time to start making heads turn…
Know What’s Amazing: These beauty tips are tips you can implement in few seconds without stress.
1. Wash Your Face Every Morning And Night
As our face is filled with dirt and impurities especially after a stressful day outside, it’s good to cleanse your face to remove these impurities and give your face a fresher look. Ideally, wash your face in the morning and night, or after sweating a lot (like after a workout). According to Jerome Garden, M.D, Director of the Physician Laser and Dermatology Institute in Chicago, “washing your face more than twice a day to remove germs is not a real necessity for people unless they are prone to skin infections. Besides the fact that too much washing leads to dry, irritated skin, it can actually lead to the skin abnormally producing too much oil.” Wash with a cleanser that’s perfect for your skin type and rinse with lukewarm water.
2. Have A Separate Towel For Your Face
Do you use the same towel for your face and body? Well, it’s something we all have probably done at some point in our lives. But you’d want to stop that. It’s gross! Just as Amy Weschler (a cosmetic dermatologist) said, “you should always be using a separate towel to dry your face, especially if you acne-prone.” Your facial skin is very delicate and sensitive, and you won’t want the oils and bacteria from your body to be transferred to your face. Let’s look at it from this side, “do you want to use the same towel used to dry off your bum on your face? (Uhn! Think about it). It’s best you have a separate towel for your face.
3. Drink Enough Water - Your Skin Needs It
Drinking enough water helps the body to flush out toxins while giving you healthier skin. Many of us underestimate the power of drinking water and the positive effects it has on our skin, and generally our health. By drinking enough water daily, you can slowly tighten your skin, maintain your skin’s elasticity, thus reducing wrinkles. It also helps to keep your skin moist and healthy. Water hydrates the skin, which can prevent your pores from being clogged, thereby reducing pimples and acne breakouts. Overall, water helps to keep your skin healthier, better and brighter.
Pro Tip: As an adult, drink at least six glasses of water a day to stay hydrated and healthy.
4. Exfoliate Your Face To Remove Dead Skins
Exfoliating helps to remove the upper dull layer of the skin and uncovers a brighter layer of the skin. Use facial scrubs that match your skin type and choose a routine that’s best for your skin. Overall, avoid exfoliating every day as this can irritate your skin. For sensitive skin, exfoliate maybe once or twice a month. Use gentle scrubs that are not harsh on the skin. For dry skin, exfoliate maybe once a week, while oily skin may require more frequent exfoliation.
Pro Tip: Talk to your dermatologist to know how often it’s safe for you to exfoliate.
5. Apply Your Moisturizer From Down To Up
Avoid pushing your face down when applying your moisturizer. It already does this on its own. Instead, start from the neck up to the forehead and from the center of the face to the top of the cheekbones. (Push-up effect guaranteed) This keeps the face from sagging down, giving you a more youthful look.
6. Face Masks Are Nice
Another beauty tip for your face is the use of “face masks”. Face masks can deliver nourishing and therapeutic skincare ingredients needed for your face. They can provide an extra boost to your skincare. Face masks come in different formats to handle different skin types. There are also DIY face masks you can do in the comfort of your home. Face masks give a relaxing and rejuvenating effect, leaving you with fabulous-looking skin. So, therefore, add face masks to your skincare routine today!
7. Use Your Ring Finger To Apply Your Makeup
If you choose to use your fingers for your makeup, then use your ring finger as it applies the least pressure on your face (Make sure it’s clean, you don’t want to risk infecting your face. Wash your hands before and after applying your makeup). Also, blend your products by tapping (do not rub).
8. Get Enough Beauty Sleep
Sleep protects your skin. A study in the Clinical And Experimental Dermatology Journal founds that people who had seven to nine hours of sleep a night had skin that was more moisturized, could protect and heal itself better after being exposed to UV light compared to those who had less than five hours sleep. Your skin goes through much of its restoration while you sleep. By not having enough sleep, you are reducing the amount of time your skin has to repair, which can affect the way you look. This causes dark circles, more wrinkles and makes you look sadder. So, get yourself at least 7 hours of beauty sleep every night.
9. Never Skip Your Sunscreen
The sun’s UV rays can cause huge damage to the skin. It can burn the skin and reduce its elasticity, which results in premature skin aging. The best way to avoid this is by using sunscreen. Dermatologists recommend using a sunscreen of at least SPF 30 and reapply every two hours. In the morning, apply directly to your skin before putting on your makeup. You’re guessing “how would I reapply my sunscreen with my makeup on?” Well, here are three ways for you:
- Use a powder sunscreen that you can easily brush over your face using a makeup brush.
- Use a sunscreen spray – just spray over your makeup and leave it to dry.
- Lightly blot your regular sunscreen (cream) on top of your makeup using a sponge, until it’s absorbed and each area is covered.
10. Eat Food Rich In Vitamins
Getting enough vitamins can keep your skin looking healthy and youthful. Vitamins like vitamin A, C, D and E have been proved to keep the skin clear and glowing. Fruits contain the needed vitamins that give your skin a natural shine and glow. So, my beauty tip for your face is to include fruits in your daily diet and watch as your face becomes naturally clearer and brighter.
11. Massage Your Face
This is an important beauty tip for your face. You see “facial massages promote healthy skin and relax your facial muscles, thus making you look and feel better. There are several facial massages that you can do on your own at the comfort of your home. Just make sure you wash your hands to avoid dirt and bacteria on your face. You can use a face oil or moisturizer for your massage. Here’s a short facial massage video from Glamrs for an easy 5-minute facial massage you can do every day.
12. Clean Your Face After Workout
When you work out, sweat and dirt accumulate on your skin. If you don’t clean your face afterward, it can increase your risk of acne breakouts. So, the next time you are going to the gym, pack your face wash in your bag.
13. Don't Use Hot Water On Your Face
Washing your face in hot showers (a common shower mistake) might sound like something you enjoy but it’s totally wrong. Avoid washing your face with hot water as it can damage your skin. It causes face dryness and reduces skin elasticity, resulting in wrinkles. Next time you are taking a shower, use lukewarm water on your skin.
14. Remove Makeup Before Going To Bed
The skin renews itself while you sleep, and when you still have your makeup on, you are preventing that from happening. Even if you are super exhausted, you must remove your makeup before going to bed. Leaving your makeup on as you sleep can have negative impacts on your face. It can lead to clogged pores which can, in turn, lead to breakouts. Secondly, it gives you a dull-looking, gloomy complexion in the morning. So, even if you have a very tiring day and just want to quickly wrap yourself in the comfort of your bed, it’s still very important to remove your makeup first. A quick way to clean off your makeup after a long tiring day is to use micellar water, makeup wipes or cleansing oil.
Pro Tip: Apply a moisturizer after removing your makeup to help lock in hydration and keep your skin happy.
15. Have A Proper Skincare Routine
Have a proper skincare routine with the right products that work for your face.
16. Avoid Scrubbing Your Face Aggressively
When using your face scrub, avoid scrubbing too aggressively, especially when using physical exfoliants, as this can irritate your skin. Scrub gently for only 20 to 30 seconds and wash off.
17. Smile A Lot - Keep Yourself Happy
The last beauty tip I have for your face is “Smile”. Yes, smile a lot! Be happy! Smiling is a natural face massage for face lifting. It makes you look more attractive and more youthful. Instead of opting for a facelift, why don’t you try smiling more? Common, give me a big smile. Yeah! That’s it.
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