Who doesn’t want beautiful skin? Lovely, luminous skin makes you glow and helps you to look healthy and full of vitality. Here is our guide to keep your skin looking its best.
Curious about dry-brushing? There are definite health benefits from the technique, which is a daily body massage with a dry, stiff-bristled brush. Dry brushing can help exfoliate dry skin while increasing blood circulation and promoting lymph flow/drainage. Dry brushing also stimulates your nervous system, which can make you feel invigorated. It’s easy to do. Get a long-handled, natural-bristle brush and gently sweep it over your body right before a shower.
What you eat can affect your skin’s appearance. Whether it’s Labor Day or Christmas, any holiday treats — because of the sugar and fat they usually contain — can cause your skin to produce more oil, resulting in blemishes. So choose foods that can help your skin, such as fresh vegetable crudité, fish, and nuts, and foods that contain zinc, such as cocoa, chocolate, spinach, cashews, avocados, blackberries, raspberries and turkey.
Looking for a way to get your skin glowing? Try exfoliation. When you exfoliate, you whisk away dead skin cells that can dull your complexion. Your skin sheds itself naturally, but the process slows down as we age, which can cause a variety of complexion issues such as acne, dry patches, fine lines and wrinkles, as well as hyperpigmentation. You can renew your skin’s surface through daily exfoliation with an over-the-counter product.
Most consumers don’t completely understand the information on a sunscreen label, a recent study shows. Most correctly identified a higher SPF as directly correlated with increased protection against sunburn and skin cancer. But only 29 percent understood that the SPF number doesn’t indicate protection against aging. The best protection against aging is a broad spectrum sunscreen.
Why is it that sometimes a razor doesn’t give you a smooth shave? While razors are the best choice for the closest shave – and the most convenient – they often result in cuts or red bumps. But you can take steps to avoid those nasties: Exfoliate before you shave, use cool water, use shaving cream instead of soap, and shave against the direction of hair growth. And ladies, don’t use your man’s razor.