Everyone should be prepared for vengeance when it comes to cocktails and party food. They may taste scrumptious, but they come with a price: they’re skin-damaging. Don’t be too hard on yourself if it has taken a toll on your skin — it’s still not to late for it to recover! Without further ado, here are 7 quick-and-easy solutions to bring your skin back to life.
Go On A Juice Fast
A seven-day juice cleanse sounds insane just mentioning it. Most people can’t go through with it in three days, let alone a week. If you’re keen on the idea, go for it. The bottom line is this: don’t overdo it. Take baby steps if you’d like to jump in the juice fasting bandwagon. If you’re wondering what sort of fruits you should include, here are some quick suggestions.
Pomegranate is known as one of the most antioxidant-rich fruits that fight free radicals, and tomato is noted for its beauty benefits such as reducing acne and rashes.
Avoid Coffee And Soda
It’s perfectly fine to have a few sips of that first cup of Joe. (The same goes to soda.) But if you consume a large portion of these sugary beverages, watch out. Coffee is loaded with caffeine, which in turn causes dehydration and acne. Sodas, on the other hand, have too much sugar, which ultimately cause inflammation in the body. Ditch these drinks, and switch to water instead!
Exfoliate to get rid of the dead skin cells, chickas! That is, if you want to keep your face as youthful as possible. Here’s a detailed article about exfoliation we recently wrote on Daily Vanity. Give it a read to know the ins-and-outs of exfoliating, and you’ll be an expert in no time.
Get A Facial Mist
Even though facial mists have been around the block for a while, not everyone owns it. Our skin is constantly left exposed and attacked by the intense sunlight and other dermatological factors. That said, a facial spray product will come in handy — this is especially so if you have oily and sensitive skin.
Never used a facial mist before? Spray it and and leave it to penetrate your skin for about 10 seconds. Gently pat off the excess spray with a clean tissue. Now, notice how calm your face has turned into?
Load Up On Protein
Good food helps you heal. Slapping on creams isn’t going to be enough; you need to do something about your diet too. Glamour recently revealed the top 30 skin-clearing foods, and they include dark berries, watercress, tofu and many more. Add these power foods and they’re bound to make a huge difference on your skin.
Get A Gentle Cleanser
This is obviously a no-brainer. If you’re experiencing breakouts, swap your current cleanser to a gentle face wash. A good example is the best-selling Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser. A fan favourite with a soap-free formula, it is a “simple, yet highly effective way to care for your skin.” So good in fact that a baby can use it. That must mean something, right?
When our skin is in a bad condition, it usually means it’s stripped in moisture. It gets dry and starts peeling — the horror! Instead of obsessing over which products you should use, focus on building back the moisture barrier. Avocado oil is a natural face moisturiser, and it’s known for treating acne, blackheads and even eczema. For intensive treatment, consider a hydrating mask.