100 Top Tips for Healthier and Younger Looking Skin | 2lookgood

25th of September, 2015

Healthier, younger looking skin is the best sign that you’re enjoying great health generally. Overall health is vital. Despite being in the peak of health, if you neglect your skin it will soon start to look old and wrinkled, which isn’t a good look for anyone. Thankfully, there are things you can do to keep your skin looking even better. We’ve sourced one hundred of the best sites on the internet with tips for having fabulous skin all the time. They cover a huge range of topics and are packed with all the essential skin health information you’ll ever need.

 

 

SKIN CARE TIPS FOR DRY AND OILY SKIN / ANY SKIN TYPE

 

  1. Drink more water - Exercise increases blood flow, directing oxygen to the working cells in your body – including your skin and liver - which neutralises toxins.
  2. Detox your lifestyle - Nurture yourself daily and replace any toxic products from your lifestyle with pure ingredients. If you can’t pronounce it, don’t eat it or put it anywhere on your body
  3. Try facial oil - If your skin is very flaky or peeling, try a face oil under your moisturizer―it will smooth out your skin.
  4. Know your skin type - Products formulated for your skin type offer the best chance of giving you the results you want.
  5. Lotion Up - Daily moisturizing is the best defense against dry skin. Applying lotion right after you step out of the shower seals in the moisture that your skin has just absorbed.
  6. Don't scratch it! Avoid scrubs with scratchy grains. Look for exfoliators made with natural fruit enzymes.
  7. Shave smartly - Don't shave dry skin as it can irritate it. The best time to shave is after shower when the hair is softer and more pliable.
  8. Use medicated pads - Pads medicated with salicylic acid, glycolic acid, or other oil-cutting acid ingredients are another beauty routine option for some with oily skin.
  9. Apply light moisturizer - Many people with oily skin are afraid of moisture, but guess what? Your skin needs it. Use something light, like a serum to give your face the moisture it needs.
  10. Use Olie oil or Jojoba oil - Look for a cream or ointment that contains an oil such as olive oil or jojoba oil. Ointments and creams are more effective and less irritating than lotions.
  11. Take better care of your dry skin - Take shorter showers and baths, no more than once daily and use mild, gentle soaps or cleansers.
  12. Match skin care to skin type is important. - Take some time to develop the skin care routine that’s right for your skin type. If you are still unsure of how to care for your complexion, talk to a dermatologist about the products you are using and how they affect your skin.
  13. Go with a nongreasy, water-based moisturizer - Moisturizer with humectants such as hyaluronic acid and glycerin (ingredients designed to dry quickly while creating a moisture barrier on your skin).
  14. Use Lotion with SPF - Practice sun safety habits to prevent skin cancer. Use sunscreen with a sun protection factor (SPF) of 15 or higher and with both UVA and UVB protection.
  15. Moisturise everyday- For acne on the body, gentle, mild cleansers can help. Moisturizing every day after showering to keep your skin well hydrated.
  16. Protect your sensitive skin in winter and summer - To protect your sensitive skin, your sunscreen should be rated SPF 30 or higher. They deflect the sun’s UV rays instead of absorbing them as chemical sunscreens do.

 

"Always read labels - Arm yourself by reading labels. Look for products free from fragrances and paraben preservatives, two common causes of irritation and flare-ups."

 

 

SUN SAFETY TIPS

 

  1. Look for sunscreens with an SPF of at least 30+, plus water resistance and broad-spectrum protection for safe fun in the sun.
  2. Protect your skin in five ways for maximum protection – Slip, Slop, Slap, Seek and Slide.
  3. Prevent sunburn the best way possible - UV radiation levels aren’t linked to temperature. Don’t rely on the temperature to gauge when you need sun protection. Check the sun protection times each day and Slip! Slop! Slap! Seek! and Slide.
  4. Protect your lips - Just like the rest of your skin, lips are vulnerable to UV rays, so it's extremely important to use sunscreen on your lips.
  5. Dress with care - Wear clothes that protect your body. If you plan on being outside on a sunny day, cover as much of your body as possible.
  6. Reapply every two hours - Whenever you're outside, even if you're using a so-called waterproof sunscreen. These typically wear off just as fast as the regular type.
  7. Cover up - Protect your head, face and eyes with a broad-brimmed hat (at least 3" all the way around) and sunglasses that filter out 99 to 100 percent of UV radiation. Cover up with long sleeves and pants when you aren't swimming.

 

"Don't rely on your healthy tan - Tanned skin will forever contain cells whose genetic structures have been permanently damaged by the sun."

 

 

ANTI AGING BEAUTY TIPS

 

  1. Supercharge with Rosehip Oil - Rosehip oil helps minimise the appearance of wrinkles, smooths the skin, and dramatically improves moisture levels, leaving the skin’s appearance radiant and glowing.
  2. Do not smoke – it ruins your skin and leaves vertical deep lines around your mouth.
  3. Consult an experienced plastic surgeon before getting cosmetic surgery and make sure you understand the procedure's potential risks, complications and side effects.
  4. Get enough quality sleep for a healthy skin:- Not enough quality sleep will make your skin look tired and older, especially with bags under your eyes.
  5. Consider botox - Should you opt for the treatment, this is the best time, it relaxes your muscles that form wrinkles before they've even had a chance to form, acting as a preventation measure rather than a belated fix.
  6. Avoid tanning - Don’t use sunlamps or tanning beds. Tanning pills are not approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and might not be safe.
  7. Prevent midlife moisture loss- Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) can offset some of these effects, but it can take time to find the exact combination of hormones that your body responds to.
  8. Shop for skincare products with effective anti-aging ingredients such as vitamins A, C and E, retinol, peptides, alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) and glycolic acid.
  9. Use a lifter to improve skin's elasticity - Anti-Aging cosmetics that contain peptides help increase firmness and improve skin’s elasticity.
  10. Use non-toxic cleaning products - It is imperative to limit exposure to toxic chemicals because the skin absorbs them.
  11. Treat your skin right - Younger skin appears more radiant because it has better surface reflectivity, per a study in the journal Skin Research and Technology
  12. Get less exposure from the sun for a healtheir skin - To protect your skin, apply sunscreen to all skin that clothing will not cover. You want to use a sunscreen that offers broad-spectrum protection, SPF 30 (or higher), and water resistance.
  13. Ask an industry professional about anti-aging regimes, non-invasive procedures and quality products for the skin.

 

"Cut way back on processed foods and sugars - They promote inflammation, a biochemical process that damages the normal production of dermal cells."

 

  

 

HEALTHY DIET FOR HEALTHIER SKIN

 

  1. Eat seafood with essential fat - The body needs fat. Not the greasy pastry and pie type, but the essential omega-3 and omega-6 fats.
  2. Go bananas! They are a great source of vitamin C and contain the trace mineral silica, which is essential for healthy skin.
  3. Drink a single cup of coffee daily may lower your risk of developing skin cancer.
  4. Eat the right food to keep blemishes at bay - learn exactly what to put in our grocery baskets and on our plates depending on common skin issue—blemishes, aging skin and eczema-prone skin.
  5. Choose 'smart' fats - The omega-3s from fish may help to guard against sun damage, according to a few recent studies on fish oil supplements.
  6. Take on a healthy skin diet - There plenty of food types that can give you a glowing complexion.
  7. Eat strawberries to be wrinkle-free - People who eat foods rich in vitamin C like strawberries have fewer wrinkles and less age-related dry skin than those who don’t.
  8. Manage stress - Uncontrolled stress can make your skin more sensitive and trigger acne breakouts and other skin problems. To encourage healthy skin — and a healthy state of mind.
  9. Go for raw food for skin cleansing - “Going organic” has a whole new meaning in the ever-changing world of skincare.
  10. Eat carrots - Carrots is a powerful antioxidant has an insane amount of vitamin A in the form of beta-carotene that prevents cells from degenerating, helps to slow aging, and maintain a youthful appearance.
  11. Pamper your skin with olive oil- Whether you apply it topically or consume it, olive oil's antioxidants can disarm free radicals and reduce inflammation.
  12. Avoid sugar - Low-glycemic diets have been shown to be beneficial to acne-prone skin.
  13. Lay off the white stuff - They are the simple carbohydrates such as white bread, pasta, rice, potatoes and sweets — that are the basis of our modern diet.
  14. Take in more Turmeric - Turmeric is a superb anti-inflammatory thanks to its superior antioxidant properties and its high levels of the super antioxidant curcumin.

 

"Take more Iron - Without adequate iron, hair can shed excessively and the hair shaft itself can become brittle and broken."

 

 

 

SKIN TIPS FOR SUMMER

 

  1. Revive, Rinse, Repeat - In truth a little sun exposure is beneficial. But when a little becomes too much, your face needs serious skin revival: a triple threat approach.
  2. Don't forget your feet - Keep a foot scrub and file in your shower and scrub your feet a few times a week. You'll notice a big difference in the softness of your feet.
  3. Give your skin a break - Be sure to pop on your hat and cover clothing as usual because UV rays still penetrate the clouds; you can at least allow your skin a break from the sunscreen.
  4. Look for sunscreens with an SPF of at least 30+, plus water resistance and broad-spectrum protection for safe fun in the sun.
  5. Protect your skin in five ways for maximum protection – Slip, Slop, Slap, Seek and Slide.
  6. Prevent sunburn the best way possible - UV radiation levels aren’t linked to temperature. Don’t rely on the temperature to gauge when you need sun protection. Check the sun protection times each day and Slip! Slop! Slap! Seek! and Slide.
  7. Protect your lips - Just like the rest of your skin, lips are vulnerable to UV rays, so it's extremely important to use sunscreen on your lips.
  8. Dress with care - Wear clothes that protect your body. If you plan on being outside on a sunny day, cover as much of your body as possible.
  9. Reapply every two hours - Whenever you're outside, even if you're using a so-called waterproof sunscreen. These typically wear off just as fast as the regular type.
  10. Cover up - Protect your head, face and eyes with a broad-brimmed hat (at least 3" all the way around) and sunglasses that filter out 99 to 100 percent of UV radiation. Cover up with long sleeves and pants when you aren't swimming.

 

"Simplify your makeup routine. Stick to the basics: mascara, lip gloss, concealer and switch to a bronzing blush to show off your natural beauty this summer."

 

 

SKIN TIPS FOR WINTER

 

  1. Check your skincare regimen - Use a gentle cleanser that won't strip the skin, followed by a quality moisturiser that will dose skin with lipids and reinforce its protective barrier.
  2. Seek a Specialist - A specialist can analyze your skin type, troubleshoot your current skin care regimen, and give you advice on the skin care products you should be using.
  3. Make Vaseline your best friend. Dry feet? Check. Dry elbows and knees? Double check. Lather up, ladies and gentleman, that little plastic container is your go-to all winter long.
  4. Use a humidifier or vaporizer - It will help to soothe dry skin, and in the morning you'll notice that your face looks more supple and your hands and lips won’t feel dry and dehydrated either.

 

"Just add honey - To soften stubborn dry patches on rough elbows and knees, opt for a rich, hydrating scrub."

 

 

 

SKIN TIPS FOR SPRING

 

  1. Invest in a regenerating oil - To keep it smooth and healthy, invest in Rose Hip Oil.
  2. Apply an egg white and citrus face masque to skin and let it rest for 15 minutes until dry. Rinse well with warm water. The result: Tighter pores and a brighter, less dull complexion.
  3. Take shorter showers - The best way to retain moisture is to keep your showers short - about five to 10 minutes is best.
  4. Hydrate and exfoliate - Slough off dry skin cells with a gentle exfoliator skin smoothing cream scrub, which combines a conditioning beta-hydroxy acid formula with microbeads.

 

"Bump up your vitamins - One of the best things you can do for your skin is to increase your intake of antioxidants, which helps protect skin from free radicals."

 

 

SKIN TIPS FOR AUTUMN

 

  1. Analyze your skin - Watch your skin as the weather turns cold to see if you need to change up your skin care products and switch them accordingly.
  2. Don't forget the basics - It's easy to forget the importance of the most basic skin care step: cleansing. Use a pH-balanced gentle cleanser that maintains the skin's delicate protective barrier.

 

"Say yes to cream, No to lotion - Cream products are oil-based and contain humectants, which lock-in moisture, while lotions are usually water based."

 

 

 

PREVENT AND CURE VARICOSE VEINS

 

  1. Eat a low-salt diet rich in high-fiber foods. Eating fiber reduces the chances of constipation, which can contribute to varicose veins.
  2. Consider getting surgery for varicose veins - Stripping the vein involves inserting a slender instrument into the vein through a small incision. The vein is then pulled out through a second incision.
  3. Give your body a summer blitz - This is not just a cosmetic issue. If the veins go untreated, they can cause symptoms such as pain, itchiness and fatigue.
  4. Live a healthy lifestyle - Regular exercise, a low-fat diet with plenty of fruit and vegetables, and keeping your weight at a healthy level can help prevent varicose veins becoming a problem.
  5. Know your risk factors - Knowing the risk factors for developing varicose veins will help you choose healthy lifestyle habits.
  6. Review your medications. If you are taking any hormones, discuss them with your personal doctor to see if it may be exacerbating your varicose veins.
  7. Try endovenous laser ablation - Large varicose veins call for more aggressive treatment.
  8. Go for Sclerotherapy - Sclerotherapy is a nonsurgical procedure in which a chemical is injected into the vein, causing the vein to close off.
  9. Use support stockings - The simplest treatment for spider veins and varicose veins is to pull on a pair of support stockings, they improve circulation and relieve pain and discomfort in the legs.
  10. Consume varicose vein fighting foods - You'll be happy to learn that many of the varicose vein fighting foods are common household items that you can buy at your local grocery store.

 

"Use gel application - Topical gel application helps in managing symptoms related to varicose veins such as inflammation, pain, swelling, itching and dryness. Topical application-noninvasive has patient compliance."

 

 

PREVENT AND CURE ACNE

 

  1. Clean your skin gently with a mild soap or cleanser twice a day — once in the morning and once at night.
  2. Take care of your skin by using a mild cleanser and 'oil-free' or 'non-comedogenic' cosmetics or skin care products may reduce your likelihood of developing acne.
  3. Look for the right medicine -Internal drugs, such as the contraceptive pill and antibiotics, are usually prescribed for acne.
  4. Lose the bacteria - Products containing benzoyl peroxide kill bacteria that lead to acne.
  5. Avoid alcohol-based astringents (they’ll parch you in an instant) and moisturize immediately after washing while skin is still damp to optimize absorption.
  6. Use makeup sparingly - During a breakout, avoid wearing foundation, powder, or blush. If you do wear makeup, wash it off at the end of the day.
  7. Start using serum - Look for one with antioxidants, the skin's major defense against free radicals and stress, and pentapeptides, which are a must-have when it comes to boosting collagen, the support structure that gives skin a firm, youthful appearance.
  8. Say no to alcohol - Alcohol is a strong astringent that strips the top layer of your skin, causing your sebaceous glands to produce more oil.
  9. Review your shampoo - Shampoos and conditioners with a lot fragrance and chemicals can irritate skin and cause breakouts on your forehead, jaw, neck and back.
  10. Don't use your Fingers - Use a makeup applicator, sponge, brush or any other tool to apply your makeup, and keep your hands away from your face.
  11. Include chromium in your diet - Chromium is well known for weight loss diets. But it is also excellent for healing infections on the skin.

 

"Avoid picking, squeezing, and popping - Picking, popping, and squeezing can turn a minor breakout into a major problem — a permanent acne scar."

 

 

 

SKIN CARE TIPS FOR MEN

 

  1. Turbo boost of skin-loving vitamins - Serums may seem like a frivolous waste of cash, but they can be lifesavers for your skin. Serums are like a multi-vitamin for the skin.
  2. Go for moisturiser with sunscreen - Buy a face moisturizer that contains sunblock or sunscreen.
  3. Stop buying cheap razors - Choose a razor that fits your skin sensitivity and beard coarseness, your face will thank you.
  4. Take your time - Skin gets damaged more easily if you make swift movements with your razor or apply your creams too quickly. Give yourself enough time to shave in the morning and allow a few minutes between washing.
  5. Don't overdo sugar - High-sugar diets cause inflammation, which can lead to breakouts.
  6. Shave for younger skin - the exfoliation that takes place every time you shave can keep the skin of your face looking young and healthy.

 

"Make friends with glycolic or salicylic acid - Moisturizers that contain glycolic acid or salicylic acid will help remove dead skin and keep your pores from clogging."