The skin on the face is a kind of indicator of our health and well-being. When we do not sleep, eat properly, abuse smoking or alcohol, then all this, of course, affects the skin, it becomes faded and dull. Plus - every day, the skin is exposed to the negative effects of the environment, which contains a huge amount of harmful substances and exhaust gases that dry out the skin and deprive it of its natural color. What to do with it?
Change your lifestyle
Premature aging and dull complexion is one of the signs that a person is living at an accelerated pace. Of course, modern life requires this, if you don’t have time, someone will do it for you, but everything should be in moderation. Take a breather and look around: do you have enough time to take care of yourself and have a good rest? Try to get enough sleep, exercise and walk more in the fresh air, especially if you work in the office. Only walking is better to make, not on dusty streets, but in parks, or if there is a possibility in forest zones. It is also very useful to sleep with an open window, in the cold season, try to thoroughly ventilate the room before going to bed. Often the skin loses its natural color due to lack of oxygen.
Moisturizing is a very important part of skin care, and it is the lack of hydration that is often the cause of poor complexion. In winter, many are overtaken by the problem of dryness and dullness of the skin, since winter heating dries out the skin. Also, one of the causes of dullness and dryness of the skin is the use of ordinary soap to remove makeup instead of special means - this should not be done in any case, as soap is not intended for delicate skin of the face.
Dry skin especially requires additional moisturizing with creams. You can sprinkle the skin of the face with thermal water or moisturizing sprays during the day. But even oily skin needs to be moisturized, only before that it needs to be cleaned and pick up a moisturizer for oily skin. Now there are many special serums for shining facial products, I do not advise using them too often, as they contain the lion's share of useful substances that can only harm, but before the festive evening this serum is very suitable.
Run to the bath or sauna
Under the influence of hot steam, the pores on the skin expand, all slags and toxins leave the inner layers of the skin. Steamed cleansed skin looks like a baby - moisturized and radiant! Enough to visit the sauna once a week to achieve the desired effect, but not more often, otherwise you can achieve the opposite result - drying out the skin. In the sauna, you can use scrubs for deep cleansing of the skin, masks with natural ingredients, such as honey.
Eat fruits and vegetables with bright colors
Heard the phrase that a person eventually becomes what he eats? The expression, of course, should not be taken literally, but if “dead” processed food prevails in your diet, then do not be surprised why you will be harassed by feeling unwell, lack of energy and dull face skin. And if more than 50% of your diet consists of living foods - fruits, vegetables, nuts, then your body will delight you with a surge of strength and a beautiful appearance. Studies have been conducted proving that vegetables and fruits with a bright color can improve the complexion. These include carrots, strawberries, pumpkins, peaches and apricots. In carrots a lot of vitamin A, which is very important for skin cells and radiant color. Strawberries are rich in vitamin C, potassium and magnesium, and pumpkin, apricots and peaches contain many carotenoids that protect the skin from the harmful effects of ultraviolet rays. Porridge, dairy products, eggs, fatty fish - these are the products you need to replenish your table!
Unfortunately or fortunately, you will have to exclude from your diet many foods: chips, soda, various kinds of canned food, fatty sausages and sausages, fried foods, in general, all that is dead food. If you are not ready to deprive yourself of such a "yummy", then do not complain about the tired look and poor complexion. You should also reduce the amount of sugar and salt added to food. At first, perhaps, the food will seem fresh to you without enough sugar and salt, but gradually you will get used to it and begin to enjoy the true taste of the products. And drink as much ordinary water as possible!
Coffee and cigarettes are the enemies of healthy skin
It's nice during a hard day to take a cup of strong coffee with a cigarette, right? But your skin is not pleasant. Coffee and cigarettes give us only imaginary energy, instead of sucking the useful resources out of our body. Have you met at least one smoker and coffee lover with a beautiful complexion? Cigarette smoke and caffeine penetrate the inner layers of the skin and kill many nutrients there. Coffee should be consumed no more than one cup per day, and cigarettes should be completely abandoned.
Masks for beautiful complexion
Of course, in this case, it’s just a sin not to resort to folk remedies and to restore your skin glow with the help of masks.
Banana honey mask: take one banana and soften it, add a table. l honey, h. Spoon of lemon juice and 1 tbsp. spoon of margarine. All this, beat with a mixer or in a blender until a homogeneous mass and before going to bed, put a mask on your face, wash off with warm water in the morning. This mask can be applied not only to the face, but also to the neck, chest and arms.
Summer mask. In the summer on our table, always welcome guests - watermelon and melon. Their flesh can be stretched and applied to the skin of the face, due to which the skin will noticeably improve its color. After half an hour, wash with cool water. You can also apply to the face the pulp of peach, apricot and strawberry.
Carrot mask. This mask is suitable for owners of dry skin. To do this, one medium sodium carrot grated, then add 1 tbsp. spoon of olive or sunflower oil and 1 tsp of flour. Apply the mask for 20 minutes, and then using a cotton pad moistened in tea, gently remove the mixture from the face.
Wiping the face with a decoction of herbs. You can wipe your face with just a cold decoction, or you can prepare pieces of ice in the fridge. To do this, decoctions of yarrow, chamomile, mint, calendula, linden, sage and succession will do.
A very simple mask with honey and egg white.. Just mix one protein and 1 tbsp. a spoonful of honey, apply on face and wash away after 20 minutes.
Whiten the skin of the face, make the color fresh and uniform will help chopped fresh parsley. 1 tbsp. Mix parsley with sour cream - 1 tbsp. With a spoon, add a few drops of aloe juice and yeast on the tip of a knife to the mass. Mask hold for 15-20 minutes and wash off with cool water. Such a mask not only improves the complexion, but also helps to get rid of freckles and age spots.
Herbal tea to improve skin color. You will need green tea, dried rowan berries, dry nettle leaves - all one teaspoon. A mixture of herbs brewed with boiling water, in the amount of how you make tea leaves for ordinary tea. This tea is recommended to drink 1-2 times a day in a glass.
Shining skin is not a feature of youth and not the tricks of cosmetics, but the result of comprehensive measures for skin care and overall health. Regularly performing these measures, you will be able to achieve the same tone of the face as on a poster with any star!
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