From Flawed to Flawless By Kavita Suri March 3, 2011
Ever look at an actress and wonder with envy, “How do they have such flawless skin?” Yes, they have facials frequently and most likely use facial care products that cost as much as our rent. Along with skin care products they have individualized diets that are catered to them and all of their health needs.
The questions end here! This article will equip you with knowledge that you will make you look ‘Red Carpet’ ready.
The saying “You are what you eat” does hold truth within it. When we indulge in the good but bad stuff like chips, chocolate and a cocktail here and there you most likely wake up with a new visitor on your face. Why? Simply because it is unhealthy and toxic and therefore releases out onto our skin. Changing the way you eat is a life commitment and has long term benefits, not only for your skin but also your body and organs. The best way to kick start a healthy eating regime is to commit to a detox. It is very important to consult your doctor before you start any diet, detox or supplements.
Water intake plays a big role with our skin. Did you know that our skin contains 70% water, so it is important that you are drinking your water; even breathing releases moisture from our bodies. Ideally you should be drinking 8 to 10 glasses of water a day; if you workout- 10 to 12 glasses of water a day. Also, cutting out or completely removing caffeine, soda and alcohol is highly recommended. Instead substitute your caffeine cravings with green and or dandelion tea and your sugar cravings with fruits. Lemon water is a perfect way to aid in digestion and liver function, squeeze some lemon in your water in the mornings.
Facials, masks, creams ... where do you begin and what is best for your skin type?
The beauty industry is huge and the skin care business is even bigger, women are more aware of the importance of skin care. Check out your vanity shelf and see if you have the following must-have's: Eye Make-up Remover, Cleanser, Exfoliator (to be used once a week), day, eye and night creams. It does seem like a whole lot of products- but the time and effort is worth it and could take years off your skin. Another product to have on your vanity shelf is extra virgin organic olive oil (EVVO) it is amazing for the skin because of its antioxidants and hydrating properties; skip the serums and apply EVVO instead. The application of EVVO is simple, use 2 to 3 drops for your entire face, before applying your eye and day cream, apply the EVVO under eye area as well your skin will be instantly hydrated.
The common suggestion is to get a facial once a month. Honestly, if you keep up with a good skin care regime you won't need one at all, but if you like to have facials done then have them twice a year, which is plenty. There are several facials to choose from, the most popular facial during this time are medical esthetics type of facials; this includes Microderm, Glycolic/Chemical Peels, Photofacials, Skin Tightening, etc., which are an amazing way to resurface your skin.
It really is simple, you just have to make the effort and time to reconsider the type of foods you eat and invest in a good skin care line. Replenished skin makes you feel great and allows your make-up to go on smoother as well.
Stay in touch as we will be discussing foundation matching and spring/summer looks in our next article.