We see magazine ads and billboards with celebrities flaunting their flawless skin and publicizing all these creams and serums for the “perfect skin,” but which of these concoctions really work?
The truth is, they have been taking care of their skin well before they began using the products they sponsor. Now is the time to start establishing daily beauty regimens because your skin is in the midst of seasonal transition.
Luckily, I have a few tips to help you keep your skin looking fresh and youthful.
1. Get Rid Of Under-Eye Bags With DIY Lavender Coconut Eye Cream
There is no doubt sleep deprivation is a major problem among college students.
According to the National Library of Medicine, “82 percent of college students believe that inadequate sleep and sleepiness impact their school performance.” Sleep is an essential part of the skin repairing process and getting less than eight hours can lead to a dull complexion and under eye bags in the long run.
Along with a good night's sleep, make your own lavender coconut eye cream to get rid of any under-eye bags you may already have. Lavender essential oil is known for its diuretic properties that help drain out fluid stored under the eyes that cause under-eye bags.
To make the cream, mix 1/4 teaspoon of coconut oil with a drop of lavender essential oil. Massage it on your under eye bags and in a few weeks, along with good rest, they should be gone!
2. Maintain A Regular Schedule And Daily Habits
Eat on time, keep yourself hydrated, get at least (minimum, really) six hours of sleep per night and exercise at least 30 minutes every day.
The better your daily routine is, the smoother your body functions, giving you a clear and glowing complexion.
If your daily routine is irregular, this leads to hormonal imbalance and even stress. Recent studies show stress causes physical changes in the body that can accelerate aging due to increased levels of adrenaline and cortisol.
3. Load Up On Skin Supplements
A study published in the American Journal of Nutrition found women who consumed higher levels of vitamin C in their diet were less likely to develop wrinkles than those who consumed lower levels.
Retinol, a type of vitamin A, is very effective to smooth the skin and prevent wrinkles, according to David Colbert, MD, founder of the New York Dermatology Group. Retinols cause the skin to gently peel, but this reveals a newer, clearer, and firmer layer of skin.
4. Even Out Your Skin Tone With Natural Spot Removers
Sun damaged skin or aging can lead to undesired skin pigmentation. In such cases, you can try skin spot removers to get rid of dark spots on your skin.
If you are willing to be consistent with it, lemon juice and honey will be your holy grail. The acid in the lemon juice is capable of naturally bleaching the pigmented skin. The lemon juice can be drying so the honey evens it out with some moisture. Apply the mixture on your dark spots and let it sit for 10 minutes. Then wash with cold water.
5. Skip Your Morning Face Wash
Unless your skin is highly acne-prone or excessively oily, it's unnecessary to wash your face with soap in the morning.
Your skin's natural oils help repair, soften, and moisturize your face. Removing this natural protective layer makes your skin more prone to dryness and interaction with environmental pollutants.
Plus, if you have a solid nighttime beauty regime, keeping the product in your skin in the morning gives it more time to infuse and work its magic. At most, splashing water on your face is great to boost the hydration.