Thursday, August 20, 2015

[Tips] Secrets to Beautiful and Healthy Skin ❤

Hello readers! Today's topic would be slightly different from the normal beauty post and today I would like to take this opportunity to share some tips and secrets. I know some of the girls have their own tips or secrets to beautiful skin and today I would like to share mine with my readers.

When I was young, I used to have a lot of breakouts and skin tone is super dull and uneven. I lack of confidence over that period of time due to pimples popping up everywhere on my face. Over the years, I have tried several methods to achieve the healthy and pimple-free skin and finally I made it with the help of these few tips.


CHANGE OF DIET 

More vegetables and fruits in your meal plan.
Other than that, CHANGE of your DIET plan is important too. Some food might cause your blood sugar to rise quickly, triggering a boost in insulin. This is because too much insulin in your bloodstream can trigger changes in your body that can lead to the growth of pore-clogging cells. It can also boost action in your oil glands. Try to eat more vegetables, fruits, whole grains and beans if you want to have lesser breakouts on your skin.


HAVE A GOOD QUALITY SLEEP

Stress increases glucocorticoid production which can lead to abnormalities in skin structure and function and that can make conditions like acne worse. Therefore it is important to get more sleep at least 7 hours a day. It will be better for you to sleep before 12 am rather than you sleep at 3 am and wake up at 10 am because sleep quality is best when it occurs within the body's natural circadian rhythm.

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So if a person truly can't fall asleep before midnight but has to routinely wake up early, it's likely that sooner or later they are going to feel seriously sleep deprived. This where breakouts happen. Nowadays I try to sleep before 12 and wake up at 7 or 7.30 am in the morning everyday including weekends. I noticed that skin undeniably feels healthier and pimples are getting lesser. (:


PROPER SKINCARE REGIME

Besides that, you need to have proper skincare regime in order to have beautiful and healthy skin. First of all, one should never ever skip the basic skincare regime even though you are feeling lazy. Cleanse, Tone and Moisturise are the 3 basic steps that we should never skip. In fact the guys should have these basic steps in their skincare regime. Some of them tend to cleanse their face and do not proceed with the toner and moisturiser which is not good for their skin. Since I am a beauty blogger, I am super concerned about skincare regime and I would never ever skip these steps even though I am lazy.

Let me explain the benefits / advantages of having these 3 steps in your skincare regime. First of all, Cleansing is the first line of defense against pimples. It is important to keep skin clean and thoroughly remove dirt, excess make-up and oil that can clog pores and cause skin problems. If skin is oily or sometimes gets pimples, it is best to choose a cleanser specifically designed for acne-prone skin. However, washing alone is not enough to remove the dirt and excess make-up.

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The face has more oil-producing glands than any other part of the body. Top that with a day's worth of makeup, sweat, dust and dirt and you are left with a pore-clogging concoction that, if not washed away regularly, will seep into and fill pores, resulting in blackheads and pimples. Therefore, try not to over cleansing your face as it cause breakout. Basically it strips out all the moisture on your skin causing your skin to be more dry than usual.

Face turns oily very fast especially on the T-zone area.
On top of that, you do not have to purchase expensive skincare set as affordable skincare set has the 3-basic products that you need. I would suggest to you to try out Clean & Clear® Essentials as this skincare set has been proven to control oil and shine on your face with only 3 steps!

Clean & Clear® Essentials 
I always heard about this brand when I was in my teenage years and I have been using some of the range which was offered by Clean & Clear® back in those days. This Clean & Clear® Essentials can help to prevent common skin problems such as blackheads, pimples and oily shine.

Clean & Clear® Essentials Foaming Facial Wash
Clean & Clear® Essential Foaming Facial Wash with oil-free formula thoroughly cleanses to remove excess oil and dirt without over drying. It also contains anti-bacterial ingredients to help prevent pimples and blackheads leaving skin clear and shine-free. 



My skin tends to get oily especially after work even though I am in the air-conditioned environment the whole day. I tried this Clean & Clear® Essentials Foaming Facial Wash for a week or two and I find that my skin is less oily and no longer shiny especially on the nose area.

Clean & Clear® Essentials Oil-Control Toner
Toners play a multi-function role in young skin care and it's very effective for oily and pimple-prone skin types. It removed any dirt, oil and residue that cleansing leaves behind so that skin is completely free and clean from anything that can clog up the pores. 

Moisten the cotton pad with toner and lightly sweep across the face for a fresher look.
Toner also conditions the skin, reducing the appearance of dry or flaky patches and evens out the skin appearance. Toners also designed for young skin, often contain effective ingredients like salicylic acid which work as a first treatment step to actively prevent pimples and keep pores clear. Clean & Clear® Essentials Oil-Control Toner naturally balanced refreshed skin and works deep in pores to control oil.

Clean & Clear® Essentials Moisturiser
Clean & Clear® Essentials Moisturiser is the last step for your skincare regime. Basically this moisturiser is used to help you nourish the skin whilst helping to treat acne skin.


This milky-white moisturiser moisturizes the skin without greasiness for oily, blackhead-prone and pimple-prone skin. You will feel a softer and smoother skin with this 3-step skincare from Clean & Clear® Essentials. The texture is not too oily and it leaves my skin supple and soft till the next day.  


Anyway, washing your face too often or too vigorously can irritate the skin and remove skin's natural moisture barrier, leaving feeling dry and tight. When this happens, skin automatically produces more oil which can lead to new pimples. Keeping your skin clean and balanced is the best way to prevent pimples, blackheads and oily shine.

To do this, it is recommended to cleanse skin twice a day. For best results, follow cleansing with toner and moisturiser designed to help to prevent pimples. The combined benefits from using a regimen of cleanser, toner and moisturiser is very effective to keep skin in top condition and avoid common skin problems.

Say hello to soft, supply and oil-free skin! 
Clean and Clear® understands how your skin can affect your outlook on life when you look your best you have the confidence to be yourself and enjoy new experiences.  They have designed a complete range of products for young skin that are oil-free, so that they will not clog pores and cause skin problems - giving you clean, beautiful skin that's naturally fair and problem-fair.



GET SOME EXERCISE

Next tips is to get some EXERCISE other than having the right skincare regime. Exercise helps to cut stress which may contribute to breakouts. Physical activity helps your skin by increasing blood circulation which sends more oxygen to your skin cells and carries cell waste away. However bear in mind to shower right after a workout as sweat from exercise can also lead to breakouts by irritating your skin.

Sweating after exercise helps to reduce stress.
You will definitely feel great after workout and you will feel like as if your skin is breathing properly after workout. In fact sweating after exercise is good because toxins from the waste can be transferred through sweats which will make your skin breathes healthily.




DRINK A LOT OF WATER

There's another important tip that I would like to share with my readers is that REMEMBER TO DRINK A LOT OF WATER! I can't never skip a day without drinking water because water can help to flush out internal organs and hydrate your skin from the inside out. Drink at least 2 - 3 litres a day (depending on individuals) to avoid your skin from drying out. 

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Anyway, on top of all the secrets and tips to beautiful and healthy skin, I would like to announce that Clean & Clear® is having an Instagram contest from now till 30th August 2015. All you to do is to share a photo of yourself doing a cheer movement with their Essentials Foaming Facial Wash and write a short review on the product as the caption. 

Remember to include hashtag #CleanNCheer. Weekly prizes such as H&M gift cards and movie passes are up for grabs! So what are you waiting for?!! Quickly submit your photo on Instagram and I have submitted mine too! 



For more information on the contest, do visit bit.ly/CleanNCheer. Or you can visit their official website here: http://www.cleanandclear.com.my.



Disclaimer: Photos taken above are not edited and the products were sent to me for review purposes. However this does not affect my judgement in the review in any way and all opinions expressed are solely my own.




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