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Best foods for increasing moisture in the skin

When it comes to skincare, the most important tip is to sleep, eat and drink healthy. Everything else is an add-on. If you are not sleeping, eating and drinking healthy, you may find that your skincare products are not working as they should. My advice is to start to rethink your lifestyle to help your skin. There’s no point in wasting more money on expensive skincare products, when your lifestyle is interfering with the products. If you feel your skin lacks moisture and you want your skin to look more plump, here are some foods you may want to eat more of.

 

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Avocados

Avocado is an amazing fruit, rich in nutrients and goodness. It contains well over twenty vitamins and minerals, including vitamin B, C, E and K, riboflavin, niacin, folate, pantothenic acid, magnesium, potassium, lutein, beta-carotene, omega-3 fatty acids and anti-ageing antioxidants. These nutrients increase the skin’s moisture, which makes it appear more youthful and vibrant. It also works wonders on the hair from within as well. If you prefer to apply topically, you could play around with making your own Avocado skincare products. There are loads of recipes available for face masques, facial scrubs, hair treatments, body moisturisers and more, made with avocados.

 

Raw Nuts and Seeds

If you are a nut lover, then you will be happy to hear nuts are great for adding moisture in the skin. Raw nuts and seeds support collagen production in the body, which leads to a plump skin, reduction in fine lines and wrinkles. So go stock up on Chia seeds, Sunflower seeds, Walnuts, Cheshnuts, Pumpkin seeds, and the likes. Your skin will thank you for it.

 

Oily fish

Oily fish like salmon and sardines are great for adding moisture in the skin. I was so happy to discover this as I am not a fish lover but the only fish I do eat sometimes is salmon and sardines. They are great sources of omega-3 fatty acids, which is what our skin needs to look supply and plump.

 

Berries

Berries like strawberries, raspberries and blueberries are amazing sources of vitamin C. This vitamin is important for the formation of collagen, which the skin needs for structure and elasticity.

 

Do you eat any of these regularly? Which is your favourite? Also, please share any skincare tips that is tried and tested by you in the comments section below. Thanks for stopping by.

 

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Skincare basics you should know

Taking care of your skin is important. I started paying more attention to my skin in my 20s, and I wish I started earlier. When it comes to having a great skincare routine, the earlier you start, the better. There is only so much makeup can hide. If the foundation isn’t right, the paint would look off! So ensure your skin is in top shape before spending money on makeup to plaster on it. Here are some skincare basics you should know.

 

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Know your skin

The first step in having a good skincare routine is to know your skin. Is it oily, dry, normal or combination? Oily skin is greasy and shiny. Many of us had our own share of oily skin in our teenage years. Dry skin is dull and flaky with rough patches, especially across the cheeks. Combination skin is a perfectly even toned skin, with maybe an oily T-zone. Knowing your skin type will help care for your skin properly, and with the right skincare products.

 

Use gentle skincare products

Once you know your skin type, you need to get the most gentle skincare products for it. Avoid anything too harsh for your skin, Essential oil-based products are generally good. The simpler the product, the better. Don’t experiment to much when shopping for skincare products. Stick to products you have tried and tested and only use new products you have researched properly. Always read the instructions at the back to ensure there are no harsh ingredients.

 

Don’t pick your face

I know how tempting it is to squeeze spots and blackheads. I also know how horrible it looks when the squeezing goes wrong. Squeezing spreads the bacteria, damages the skin and can scar. My advice is to leave the blackheads and spots alone when they spring up. Alternatively, you can have they removed professionally if they bother you that much. The skincare pros steam the face to loosen the blackheads and extract without any scars or infection. You can also have your acne treated professionally as well.

 

Cleanse, tone and mositurise

These steps are the holy grail of skincare. You really should not skip any of them. Your skin will thank you for it. Cleansing is the first and most important step. You need to always remove your makeup before going to bed. Toner is the second most important step. It is designed to tighten the skin all up again after cleansing. Moisturising is the third and final step. A light moisturiser is great for nights and a heavier moisturiser for the day. A good night cream can also perform wonders on your skin.

 

Healthy lifestyle

Having a healthy lifestyle with a balanced diet and good sleep would do your skin wonders. Drinking the recommended amount of water everyday helps your skin too! So if all else fails, ensure you have a healthy lifestyle to keep your skin glowing.

 

Do you have any tried and tested skincare product you can swear by? Please share them in the comments section.

 

 

 

 

How to get rid of acne scars fast

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As a 30 something old year female, I have had my own fair share of dealing with acne years ago. It was a horrible expensive and one I cannot forget ever! Acne sucks! Most of us cam testify to how horrible acne is and the scars it can leave behind. I have been able to get rid of all my acne scars thankfully, which is why I decided to write this how to get rid of acne scars fast post. Here are some useful skincare tips that may help you get rid of your acne scars fast.

 

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Use Vitamin C skincare products

Vitamin C skincare products are great for lightening acne scars and hyperpigmentation. It also stops new dark spots from appearing. I find Vitamin C serums great to use. They have helped clear my acne scars and I still implement Vitamin C products into my daily skincare routine. My current favourite is this Viola Skin Anti-Ageing Vitamin C Serum.

 

 

 

Exfoliate your skin weekly

Exfoliating your skin every week is a great way to improve your facial skin and get rid of acne scars if any. Getting rid of dead skin cell with a facial brush is a quick and effective way of exfoliating today. I use my exfoliating facial brush once a week and it leaves my skin looking smooth and supple. Exfoliating the skin, scar will reveal the smoother skin beneath. If you are battling with acne, you should try this Magnitone London First Step Vibra Sonic Compact Face Cleansing Brush below. 

 

 

 

Laser Treatment

If you are battling with serious acne scars, laser acne scar removal treatment may be the best solution for you. There are now ways to reduce the appearance of acne scars thanks to the advancement in technology. I would recommend this for extreme cases only. If you are dealing with mild acne scars, you can easily get rid of them with the right skincare routine.

 

 

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Use Sunscreen

This is a no brainer but still worth a mention. You should apply sunscreen to protect your skin; use a minimum of SPF 30. This will also help you get rid of the acne scars gradually and protect your skin from more damage.

 

Stop picking the face

No matter how tempting it is to pick your face when you have acne, try not to! Picking your face will only lead to more acne scars that may take years to go away.

 

Cleanse the face

Cleansing your face is important to ensure your skin stays clean and healthy. Sleeping with makeup on is the last thing your skin needs, especially when you are trying to get rid of acne scars. It is also important to use the right cleanser and the right amount of cleanser – the size of a water bottle lid.

 

There are many home remedies for getting rid of acne scars like the use of Aloe Vera, Coconut Oil, Lemon Juice, Baking Soda, and more. These are based on many different experiences and worth trying if the tried and tested methods don’t work for you.

Are you battling with acne scars?

 

 

 

 

 

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