With the stresses of everyday life, many tend to forget one of their most-prized assets - their skin. Whether it's a busy work schedule or time with the kids, many forget that the biggest organ in the body also needs some love and care. And you don't have to spend thousands of dollars on the latest surgery or hundreds on a cream that promises to reduce the look of wrinkles either. Here are some few things that you need to make your complexion glow.
Sunscreen. Perhaps the most important thing that you can put on your face is sunscreen. Have you been noticing fine lines and age spots that seem to have miraculously appeared overnight? Well, that's years of UV ray exposure that's causing those pesky blemishes. And no, sunscreen's not just meant for beach trips either - wearing it every day will protect you from the harsh effects of the sun. These days, sunscreens come in a variety so you're not stuck with the greasy option. If you prefer, you can opt for makeup or moisturizers with SPF so you can skip a step. Best of all, a bottle of sunscreen can cost as little as $5.
Self-tan. You'd think that the long-term effects of overexposure to the sun would scare many from laying on the beach for hours on end, but many still prefer to bake to get that glow. Instead of damaging your skin, why not get a self-tanner instead for that bronzed look? A bottle of self-tanner starts at around $2, and you will find a hefty variety - from sprays to lotions to even wipes. Just be careful of the shade that you're going to get - you wouldn't want to look like a carrot! To save on your purchase, you can look for an Amazon Promotion Code for your next online shopping session.
Home Remedies. Open up your fridge - you never know what you can use in there to create a mask that can rejuvenate your skin in an instant! From oatmeal to honey, papaya to egg whites, there are tons of things that you probably already have which can rid you of that dull and tired complexion. For a quick face mask recipe, TotalBeauty.com suggests mixing 3 tablespoons of blended papaya, 1/3 cup oatmeal and a tablespoon of honey and leave on for 10 minutes. Rinse with warm water and you'll definitely feel and look refreshed afterwards.
Eat healthy. Yup, it's not just what you put on your skin, but also what you take in. Processed foods and greasy meals are not only bad for your health, you'll also notice their effects on your skin, from breakouts to other skin ailments. To get that gorgeous glow, try eating salmon, which is loaded with healthy fatty acids like Omega 3. The next time you reach for that chocolate bar, reach for a carrot instead, as it's loaded with vitamin A, which is a required nutrient for the skin.
For drinks, you can't go wrong with water, which rejuvenates your skin cells and flushes out toxins in the body. Additionally, green tea seems to be making headlines recently since it's supposedly rich in antioxidants.
"Recent research at the Medical College of Georgia shows that the polyphenol most abundant in green tea - EGCG - also acts as a 'fountain of youth' of sorts for the skin by reactivating dying skin cells. In addition to its skin-healthy properties, green tea is also high in vitamins C, D and K, as well as riboflavin, zinc, calcium, magnesium and iron," explains NaturalNews.com.
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