Although women generally like a guy with rugged facial features, they would never want to look at a face that is riddled with dots, acne marks, blemishes and scars. And while a woman may be attracted by your sense of style and mannerisms, it would usually be a spotless, flawless skin that would catch her attention at first sight! So if you are one of those individuals who are desperately trying to find out the secret behind the so called ‘flawless skin’, here’s the truth. There really is no secret to getting perfect, flawless skin. Rather, there are some very simple steps which if followed religiously can guarantee you spot free and radiant skin in no time at all! Want to know what those steps are? Read on!
Steps To A Flawless Skin
Keep Your Skin Clean At All Times
Wonder why those girls seem to look radiant at all times of the day while you end up looking oily and dirty? That’s because they tend to cleanse their face at regular intervals throughout the day to keep away oil, dirt and other impurities from settling on their skin. You might probably not have enough time on your hands to wash your face at regular intervals throughout the day. And that’s not what we are asking either! Rather, make it a point to wash your face after a long day outside.Excessive oil and dirt that collect on the skin can clog up pores and lead to acne outbreaks. Cleansing your face after you each home can remove these impurities and keep your skin healthy in the process.
Make sure you wash your face in either cold or lukewarm water. Hot water can damage the skin cells and lead to wrinkles and fine lines. Washing your face with lukewarm water first and then with cold water would increase the blood circulation to the face,giving you a fresh, radiant glow.
Be Aware Of The Skin Care Products You Use
Certain products that you use to wash your face can contain harsh ingredients that could lead to severe acne breakouts. And even though you may think that a guy’s skin is tougher than a girl’s, there’s no denying the fact that your skin could become prone to acne and other skin related infections if you end up using the wrong products.Always make it a point to use gentle cleansers (no soaps please) to wash your face and neck. Check the label of the product for any harsh ingredients before purchasing it. You may want to do a patch test (test the product on a small portion of the skin on your hand) before using the product on your face. If the skin becomes irritated or shows signs of drying up after washing it with the product, you need to switch products.
Note: The aftershave you use could potentially trigger skin related disorders as after shave lotions contain alcohol, an ingredient that can dry up your skin. So try opting for a good quality sunscreen lotion instead. A sunscreen lotion with a SPF factor of 15 or above can soothe your skin after a shave and can protect you sunburn as well.
Hydrate Your Body At Regular Intervals
Your body needs to remain hydrated internally in order to glow externally! And the best way to do that is to drink plenty of water every day. The more water you drink, the suppler and moister your skin would become. A dehydrated body on the other hand would lead to dry, flaky and itchy skin that is prone to acne, blemishes and other skin related disorders. So make sure you drink at least 8 glasses of water every day to keep your skin (and your body) healthy and radiant.
Note: The water you drink should be pure and alkaline with a pH level of 9-9.5. This would help to remove unwanted acids and other impurities that could affect your skin. If you can’t get your hands on alkaline water, add some pH alkalizing drops to the water you drink. This would do the job and get you that perfect, flawless skin in the process! Another trick to remaining hydrated throughout the day is to drink plenty of fresh fruit and vegetable juices. You may not be a great fan of the greens! However, these greens are what give your skin the boost it needs to look radiant and youthful. So make it a point to drink these juices at regular intervals throughout the day. You can also opt for smoothies if you don’t prefer juices. Just stay away from citrus fruits that can cause breakouts though!
Eat And Drink Properly For Flawless Skin
You cannot achieve flawless skin without making a few sacrifices. And most of these sacrifices need to be made on the food front! If you want to get flawless, radiant skin, the first thing you need to do is change your dietary chart inside out and remove every kind of processed or conventional foods from it. These would definitely include your favorite snacks as well. You need to stick to unprocessed, organic food as much as possible in order to get beautiful skin.
Acid forming foods can have a profound impact on your health (including the skin). Foods like meat, pickles, dairy products; coffee, alcoholic drinks, vinegar, sugary foods and processed flours etc. can increase the acid content in the body. Even though the body would try its best to alkalize these acids, some amount of the latter remains in the body to cause several issues, including skin disorders. The best way to combat this is to opt for more alkaline green foods that would balance the acid levels in the body. Excellent examples include spinach,beans, broccoli, courgettes, peppers, grains, fruits (low sugar varieties), sprouts, healthy fats etc. Of course you can always indulge a bit by snacking on your favorite foods from time to time. But make sure that you concentrate more on alkaline foods and include a very few acidic foods in your diet. This would definitely help keep your skin healthy, radiant and free of impurities in the long run.
Don’t Forget The Moisturizer
Who said guys don’t need moisturizer? Just because your skin is tougher doesn’t mean you need to forgo moisturizers completely. Even a tough skin is prone to injuries and infections owing to external elements like heat and dust etc. And if you fail to moisturize your skin at regular intervals, then you would be inviting trouble in the form of skin rashes, dryness, open pores, blemishes, spots, patches, wrinkles and what not!
Make it a point to moisturize your skin with a good quality moisturizer every day. The best time to apply a moisturizer is immediately after a bath when your skin is still damp. Doing so would enable your skin to absorb the moisturizer faster and retain it for longer periods. Don’t just dab the moisturizer on the skin.Rather, rub it in with firm, gentle strokes to increase circulation. This way your skin would absorb the moisturizer better. Make sure that you moisturize your skin every 6 hours or so (especially if you have dry skin) to keep it moist and supple.
You Need To Exfoliate Too!
Another step that is usually overlooked by the majority of men craving flawless skin, exfoliation is not a spa or facial treatment that would give a temporary glow to your face. Rather, it is a process that would help remove dead skin cells from the surface and give room for new skin cells to grow in their place.
If not removed, dead cells can accumulate on the skin surface over a period of time and clog up the pores, leading to acne breakouts. Exfoliating your skin (once every week) would save you from these troubles and give your skin a breathtaking,flawless look in the process. Use a mild cleanser and scrub for the process and gently scrub away excess oil, dirt, dead cells and other impurities from your skin to keep it clean,healthy and flawless for longer periods.
Exercise Regularly For Flawless Skin
Surprising but true!Exercising regularly can get you beautiful skin in no time at all. A few minutes of exercises every day can help increase the blood circulation throughout the body.
This in turn can nourish your skin and keep it healthy and radiant. So opt for some simple exercises (like yoga or stretches) as soon as you wake up in the morning to kick start circulation. In addition to feeling fabulous, you would be able to see your skin enjoying all the nourishment and glowing in the process.