August 14 2020 – Nife Yemi
Achieving and maintaining a radiant complexion all year long is a desire for most beauties. Hey, don’t freak out if you constantly have trouble in getting your skin to glow despite your best efforts. Don’t think the situation is hopeless or feel it’s impossible to see yourself in the flawless skin of your dreams. Dermatologists describe a glowing skin as being moist, soft, even complexioned, clear without blemishes and having small pores. Here are some tips and nuggets on DIY routines, skincare choices and lifestyle changes to make your skin glow all-year round.
1. Know your skin type
Your first move in the game of skincare is to know your skin type. Knowing your skin type will help you choose customized skincare products for high impact and best value for money. Our products are custom-made to address problems specific to the 3 common skin types: normal & combination, dry and oily skin. If you don't know your skin type or unsure what it’s, read How To Determine Your Skin Type. It’s our blog on DIY steps to know your skin type. In normal & combination skin type, normal skin texture coexists with either dry or oily skin texture. Dry skin is particularly affected in summer. Cracking, peeling and irritation of dry skin by summer heat could cause more problems such as inflammation, infection and scarring. Excessive sebum production in oily skin makes acne more likely as sebum traps dead skin cells in skin pores to cause breakouts. If you have sensitive skin, you’ll do your skin well by avoiding artificial and natural skincare products made with ingredients you are allergic to. Visit our homepage to purchase our handcrafted, all-natural and super potent skincare products scientifically formulated for each skin type. Our Turmeric & Black Seed Hyperpigmentation Balm is purposefully made to achieve a natural glow for your skin. The Balm is formulated with plant-based active ingredients that lighten dark spots and hyperpigmentation, heal skin abrasions and bug bites, nourish and rejuvenate the skin for a natural, clear and radiant look.
2. Keep your skin hydrated
Drinking plenty of water daily is a simple and easy DIY step and skincare routine to follow in order to achieve not only a glowing skin, but also a healthier you. Adequate intake of water prevents dehydration and provides natural skincare to keep the skin well hydrated, moisturized, soft and smooth. Drinking enough quantity of water maintains good circulation of blood, nutrients and oxygen to the skin and internal body organs and supports transport of metabolic waste products to kidneys for removal from the body. This helps to flush out toxins and waste products that cause skin damage. So, add drinking plenty of water to your daily skincare routine to achieve overall health on the inside and a glowing skin on the outside. Read our recent blog, Water As Skincare, to gain more knowledge on the skin health benefits of water.
3. Protect your skin
Harmful UV rays of sunlight can cause skin dryness, sunburn, hyperpigmented skin spots or patches and could worsen problems of dry or oily skin type. UV rays can aggravate dry skin problems such as cracking, peeling, irritation, inflammation, scarring, roughness, dullness and uneven tone. Heat provokes increased sebum production in oily skin which heightens the risk of acne formation. Premature skin ageing and skin cancer can be caused by sun damage. Take precautionary measures to protect your skin from sun damage. Avoiding too much outdoor activities in summer, wearing protective clothing while outdoor and applying potent sunscreens are some protective measures against sun damage to skin. Melan-In Skin Nourishing Serum+ MPF and Melan-In Skin Nourishing Lotion+ MPF are our plant-based products specially formulated with an active ingredient (Melanin Protection Factor-MPF) that absorb the harmful UV radiations that cause sun damage to skin. Read our 2-part blog (Yes! Melanin Is IN and Yes! Melanin Is IN part 2) for details on how to protect your skin from sun damage.
Use of skincare products made with some synthetic chemicals are known to cause skin damage. Dryness and ashy appearance of skin can be caused by chemicals in artificial products that excessively draw out moisture and sebum from the skin. Why Natural Skin Care is In (and we insist on it) is our blog that offers useful lessons on the benefits of natural products and demerits of artificial products. Embracing natural skin remedy and adopting organic lifestyle by replacing your synthetic products with our high potent, plant-based and natural skincare products is a sure way to prevent chemical damage to your skin. Visit our homepage to explore the rich variety of our natural product collections.
4. Nourish your skin
The maxim “You are what you eat” applies to the skin. So, “Your skin is what you eat”. This nugget of wisdom is truer today as the skincare industry is increasingly using natural ingredients to produce non-synthetic products to achieve natural skin remedy. The Butter Bar Skincare champions this paradigm shift of organic revolution and since inception of business had been handmaking its products with only natural ingredients extracted from plants. We are proud to say that the raw natural products we make are “good enough to eat”. This assures you that our products are safe to use. It’s no surprise that dermatologists are recommending consumption of natural foods to achieve healthy skin. Drinking green tea; eating fruits, vegetables, other plant-based foods and salmon rich in antioxidants, essential fatty and amino acids mops skin-damaging free radicals, replenishes cellular nutrients, restores damaged skin cells and regenerates new skin cells to make your skin healthy, velvety, evenly toned with a youthful glow. What To Eat for Younger Looking Skin listed and explained the key plant and fish foods that nourish your skin for youthful glow.
5. Exfoliate your skin
The skin cells undergo a programmed natural death (apoptosis) which is followed by shedding of dead cells. Through this natural exfoliation, the body rids itself of expired skin cells. However, as we age, natural exfoliation slows down, and it takes longer for old, dead skin cells to be shed. These cells are trapped by sebum and accumulate in skin pores to clog the pores and cause acne, infection, scarring, rough skin with uneven tone and dull complexion. This natural exfoliation could be enhanced by periodic assisted exfoliation using skincare tools and methods proven to produce best results. Periodic and regular exfoliation removes dead skin cells from skin surface, open skin pores clogged with dead skin cells and stimulate circulation of blood, nutrients and oxygen to skin. This effectively removes dead skin cells to reveal newly regenerated skin cells that give your skin a clear, silky smooth, velvety soft, unblemished appearance and radiant glow. Explore the rich contents of our blogs on exfoliation to master the art and science of exfoliation (Exfoliation: For Facial "GLOW" & Exfoliation: For Body "GLOW").
In a recap, the secrets of achieving and maintaining a healthy skin with a youthful glow are hidden in plain sight. These are open secrets which consist of doable, simple, easy and inexpensive DIY routines such as drinking plenty of water daily, eating nutritious and healthy foods, knowing your skin type and selecting compatible natural skincare products, protecting your skin from sun damage and exfoliating your skin at regular intervals.
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