There are many ways to look beautiful and one of them is to use beauty products to look youthful and radiant. However, this is not the only way to achieve it. If you are allergic to makeup products, have sensitive skin, or simply don't want to wear makeup, there are several options for you to have an even complexion and smooth skin.
Part 1 of 3: Adopt a Daily Skin Care Routine
Step 1. Wash your face in the morning, at night and after physical activity
As part of your skin care routine, you should wash your face twice a day, especially in the morning and before bed. The cleanser you use should not contain alcohol, as this substance can cause dryness and flaking. Also, wash your face after exercising to prevent sweat from clogging the pores or irritating the skin.
- Always use lukewarm water (especially not very hot water) when washing your face. In fact, hot water can cause dryness, peeling, or irritation of the skin.
- Resist the temptation to rub the skin. With your fingertips, wash your face gently. This will minimize the risk of irritation, peeling and irregularities in the skin.
Step 2. Moisturize the skin daily
Moisturizers help fight dryness, irregularities, skin tension points and peeling. They also make the skin look younger and more radiant and help fight the formation of pimples. Apply the moisturizer immediately after washing your face or taking a bath to retain your skin's natural moisture.
If you often have oily skin or clogged pores, opt for non-comedogenic products to help keep skin clear
Step 3. Exfoliate the skin once or twice a week
Once you get rid of the dead skin cells, your skin will look younger and more radiant. Exfoliating scrubs contain microbeads or ground fruit kernels that help cleanse pores and remove dead skin cells.
If you have skin problems (such as rosacea), very sensitive skin, or acne, you should not use exfoliating scrubs. In fact, they can irritate certain types of skin
Step 4. Take quick showers with lukewarm water
Hot water can scour the skin and dry it out, which could make it appear older and less healthy. By taking quick, lukewarm showers, the skin on your body will stay healthy.
Step 5. Apply sunscreen every day
Apply a product with a protection factor of 30 daily to prevent skin damage, such as fine lines, wrinkles, and skin discolorations. The sun can also make acne worse, so you should protect your skin. Apply the cream every hour as needed, especially if you are sweating or planning to bathe.
If your pores get clogged easily, try a sunscreen that says “non-comedogenic,” which says the product is oil-free and won't clog pores
Step 6. Use an anti-wrinkle cream
This product does not eliminate wrinkles, but can help hide them, which can make your skin appear younger and smoother. Don't expect too much from this type of cream, although this treatment may temporarily help skin look healthier. Choose products that contain retinol, tea extracts, niacinamide and vitamin C. All of these substances improve the elasticity of the facial skin and remove damaged skin cells.
Step 7. Do not touch the face
If you touch your face, it can spread bacteria and fat produced by the skin. This can lead to lesions, inflammation and scarring. If you want clean, glowing skin, don't touch or rub your face.
Step 8. Never pinch a button
It can be tempting to get rid of pimples by piercing them, but you will only make acne and rashes worse, with the risk of scar formation. You should be patient and let the pimples go away on their own in order to have healthier, more beautiful skin in the long run.
Part 2 of 3: Maintain a healthy lifestyle
Step 1. Protect yourself from the sun
Skin damage from excessive sun exposure not only increases the risk of skin cancer, it also increases the risk of developing fine lines, wrinkles, and skin irregularities. To maintain the health and radiance of your skin, wear sunscreen with an SPF of 30 daily, wear hats, protective clothing, glasses and try to stay in the shade. Sunburns damage your skin cells more between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., so try to be extra careful at these times of the day.
Step 2. Stop smoking
People who smoke have more fine lines and wrinkles than non-smokers. Smoking slows down the body's ability to repair skin damage and heal wounds, which can lead to scarring. Nicotine also constricts blood vessels, preventing the skin from renewing itself properly. In addition, certain actions of smokers (for example when pursing their lips) cause new wrinkles to form around the mouth. Stop smoking as soon as possible to help your skin regenerate faster for a youthful and healthy appearance.
There are many reasons why you should give up this unhealthy habit: Smoking increases your risk of cancer, including skin cancer. It is not only a question of beauty, it is also a question related to health
Step 3. Avoid eating poor quality food
Food affects the appearance of the skin. Foods that raise blood sugar can cause acne, wrinkles, and skin irritation. Foods high in sugar can also reduce the elasticity of the skin, making it saggy. Avoid processed foods that contain a lot of white flour and sugar.
It will be easier to avoid these foods if you stock up on healthy foods. For example, ripe fruit can satisfy cravings for sweets and toasted almonds can be replaced by crisps. Eat fruits and vegetables daily, incorporating them into your favorite dishes such as oatmeal, pizza or sandwiches. The more healthy foods you eat, the less junk food you'll want to eat
Step 4. Eat foods rich in antioxidants
These foods are part of a healthy diet. These include whole fruits and vegetables, and these foods often have bright colors. For example, green vegetables, blueberries, nuts, and carrots are great foods that help keep the skin healthy. These products are not only healthy, but they also neutralize free radicals in your body, thus helping to minimize skin damage.
Step 5. Relax
There is a link between stress and the appearance of the skin. In fact, stress can trigger the appearance of acne, wrinkles and dark circles. Relaxing can prevent you from frowning, which over time leads to the appearance of unsightly wrinkles. If you're having trouble dealing with stress, consider the following techniques.
- Meditate. Meditation can help you reduce stress and restore balance to your life.
- Walk outside. Walking in nature for 20 to 30 minutes (especially on sunny days) can help you feel more relaxed and happy. However, since you should avoid all exposure to the sun, remember to apply sunscreen, wear a hat, and stay in the shade whenever possible. If you walk outside before 10 a.m. and after 2 p.m., you are less likely to suffer damage from sun exposure.
- Breathe deeply. Find a quiet place in the house where you can sit comfortably and have good posture. Breathe in slowly through your nose, hold your breath for a few seconds, then breathe out slowly through your mouth. Do this exercise for 10 minutes every morning to regain your full ability to concentrate and relieve stress.
Step 6. Exercise regularly
If you can have a toned body, your skin will appear younger and less saggy. Some studies show that those who participate in physical activity have healthier, younger-looking skin. Also, the amount of physical activity required to achieve these results is unclear. In general, it is recommended that you do at least 75 minutes of intense aerobic activity per week and one weight training session twice per week.
- Strenuous aerobic activities include running, swimming, and cycling. You can also get the same benefit by spending twice as much time doing low-intensity aerobic activities, such as walking 150 minutes per week.
- Remember to take a shower and wash your face after exercising. Sweat can actually cause skin irritation and pore clogging.
Step 7. Stay hydrated
Drinking eight glasses of water a day can help you have less tense, dry, and scaly skin. While there is no clear correlation between hydration and the appearance of the skin, staying hydrated is beneficial for general health and certainly won't damage skin cells.
Step 8. Sleep well
The idea that sleep is restorative is not entirely wrong. Lack of sleep can lead to sagging skin, the appearance of dark circles, skin discoloration and premature signs of aging. Skin cells regenerate overnight, which means you need to give your body time to recover while you rest. If you want to look younger and more radiant, aim to get at least 7-8 hours of sleep every night. If you're having trouble sleeping well, try the tips below.
- Establish a bedtime ritual to follow every night.
- Avoid bright screens of electronic devices such as cell phones, televisions, and computers before sleeping.
- Don't drink caffeine and alcohol at night.
- Sleep in a quiet, cool, dark place.
Part 3 of 3: Treat Skin Problems Without Applying Makeup
Step 1. Reduce the appearance of pimples without applying makeup
There are several ways you can use to reduce the redness and size of the pimples without applying cosmetics. In fact, sometimes makeup can make the problem worse. If you have unsightly pimples, try the following.
- Apply a cold compress or ice cubes. The cold helps reduce the redness and inflammation of the pimples.
- Apply a green tea bag. Green tea extract can help reduce the size of pimples.
- Apply an ointment made from tea tree oil. Tea tree oil has natural antibiotic properties and can prevent the spread of acne.
- Take preventative measures. The most effective way to get rid of acne is to take precautions. Keep your skin clean, hydrated, and avoid irritants to keep it looking beautiful without makeup.
Step 2. Make the eczema disappear without makeup
Exema, sometimes called atopic dermatitis, causes dryness, flaking, and irritation of the skin. There are many ways to reduce rashes and relieve your dry, reddish skin without resorting to makeup. Follow the following tips.
- Take an oatmeal bath. Soak in a good bath with sodium bicarbonate and uncooked oatmeal added to relieve irritation and reduce redness caused by eczema.
- Keep your skin hydrated. Apply moisturizer twice a day, use an air humidifier at home, and apply warm compresses to affected areas. All of these methods help keep your skin hydrated and prevent scarring. Make sure your moisturizer does not contain perfumes or salicylic acid, as these chemicals can make the skin condition worse.
- Talk to your doctor about corticosteroids. Cortisone creams and oral corticosteroids will help relieve itching and reduce flare-ups. These drugs can have side effects and many are prescription drugs. Ask your doctor or dermatologist if using a prescription corticosteroid is a good choice for you.
Step 3. Camouflage rosacea symptoms without applying makeup
Rosacea is a skin disease that causes unsightly redness and swelling of the skin. There is no permanent cure for this disease, but from a medical point of view, it can be controlled. The most important thing is to avoid factors that can make it worse, such as sun damage, alcohol, and exfoliating scrubs. To control this dermatosis, it is also useful to take a lukewarm, not hot shower to protect the skin.
Topical antibiotics, like metronidazole, can be effective in getting rid of mild rosacea. Ask your doctor about possible treatments
Step 4. Complete the treatment
Have confidence in yourself. If you are happy, healthy, and confident, people around you will notice and may not even realize that you are not wearing makeup
- Always read product labels and follow directions for use. Some skin care products can irritate the eyes, interact poorly with other products, or increase the risk of sunburn.
- Some skin problems cannot be treated with home remedies. If you are suffering from cystic acne, rosacea, warts, or other skin conditions, you should contact a dermatologist to establish a specific routine for facial care.
- If a dermatological product causes irritation, redness, or rash, consult a dermatologist immediately. It could be an allergic reaction and you should talk to your doctor to find other products.