8 Ways to Get Great Skin in 1 Week

1. Identify Your Skin Type

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Many times we use products on our skin that are not compatible with the type of skin we have (such as oily, dry or the more common “combination” skin type). It is recommended to ask a professional dermatologist rather than guessing at your skin type and possibly making your skin worse.

Once your skin type is identified, purchase facial products (cleansers, toner and moisturizers) accordingly. Most beauty supply stores will give you a sample, upon request, so you can try it before making a large financial investment into a product that will dry your skin or make it appear oily.

2. Eat Fruit

Since we were children, we have been told to eat our fruits and vegetables but now it has been proven that fresh fruit provides the skin the nutrients it needs to have a healthy glow. Try to consume 5 servings of fruit daily, and having a homemade breakfast smoothie is an easy option to start you day off with some fresh fruits.

3. Drink Water

Pure water will gently flush your body of excess oils and dangerous toxins. Drink between 5 and 7 full glasses of water daily to keep your skin hydrated (from the inside out), drink more to counteract the negative impact that caffeinated drinks cause.

4. Avoid Foundation

Foundation makeup harbors bacteria and it is not recommend to cover up your skin (cheeks, forehead, nose and chin areas especially) with cosmetics (no matter how natural the manufactures say their product is) and run the risk of clogged pores that will lead to acne. Just use only eye makeup for one week and you (and everyone else) will see a new face!

The best foundation is a great smile – this you should wear every day and often!

5. Avoid Sugary Foods

Diets that are high in sugars may be the culprit to your skin not looking its best. Avoid, or limit, sugar from your diet and in just a few days you will look in the mirror and see a smile, in front of great skin, staring back at you.

6. Sleep

A good nights sleep is necessary for the skin to renew and rejuvenate itself. If you have trouble falling asleep or staying asleep, seek the advice of a health care professional to diagnosis if there is an underlying health condition that needs to be immediately addressed.

7. Avoid Over Cleaning Your Face

Cleaning your face twice a day is sufficient for most people. If you tend to over wash your face, you may be removing good oils necessary to have soft, glowing skin. If your skin is normally dry, apply a thin layer of Vaseline to your face.

8. Steam and Massage

Home steaming and massaging your face 3 to 4 times a week will keep it tight and toned. Once in a while, head over to the spa and treat yourself (and your skin) to a professional facial and a relaxing, therapeutic massage.