Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Surprising Ways To Improve Your Skin Complexion

Many of us experience problems with our skin complexion. From dry skin to problems associated with acne, we can all resist the temptation to look in the mirror when we know our looks have been affected.

Thankfully, there is much we can do to make improvements to our complexion. A daily habit of cleansing, exfoliating, and moisturizing can do much to protect our skin from any prevailing conditions. There are products we can buy to help make improvements too, such as a micro-needling roller to clean acne scars and to even out our skin tones. And we can pay for professional beauty treatments too, or go under the laser and have surgery to correct any skin problems we have been experiencing. 

However, going beyond these expected ways to improve the look and feel of our skin, there are other, perhaps surprising ways to care for our skin complexion too. It's worth knowing what these are, as we will then have less need to pay for expensive beauty or surgical treatments to fix any problems.

#1: Exercise every day

You already know the importance of regular exercise, we're sure, but did you know that it can improve your skin complexion too? When you workout at home or outdoors, you promote the production of fibroblasts, the skin cells that are responsible for improving collagen production. Exercise will also cause you to sweat, and while you might assume this is a bad thing, sweat actually purges your body of unhealthy toxins in your skin. Exercise is a natural way to give you fresh, supple skin then, and because of the added sweat, exercise is a natural way to exfoliate your skin too. So, make sure you exercise regularly, for all of the expected benefits for your health as well as for your skin. 

#2: Use tea bags

It might be that you know green tea is good for your skin, but did you know that the use of cold tea bags is good for your skin too? If you suffer from acne, apply cold tea bags over the inflamed areas, and leave them there for a few minutes. The curative power of tea can reduce inflammation and bring about healing, so don't throw your tea bags after making yourself a cuppa! Tea bags can also reduce puffiness and dark circles around the eyes, so again, apply these to the affected areas, and leave for a few minutes to improve your complexion. 

#3: Apply ice to your skin

You already know that ice can reduce swelling after an injury, so it makes sense that it also reduces the inflammation associated with acne and other skin problems. Ice can also reduce signs of wrinkles and minimize the appearance of pores, so these are other reasons why you might want to apply ice to your skin occasionally. Simply wrap the ice in a soft cloth and roll over the affected areas of your skin for a few minutes. Despite the added chill to your face, you should start to see positive results quite quickly. 

#4: Try facial acupressure

By gently rubbing your face with your fingertips, you can improve blood circulation and enhance your skin and muscle tone. And not only does the pressure of your fingers help to improve the look of your skin, but because its quite a calming process too, you will ease your stresses when massaging yourself in this way, and reduce the problems associated with frown lines. So, make this a daily habit.  Put a little aromatherapy oil on the tips of your fingers to induce relaxation, and then in an upward, circular motion, rub your fingers around your cheekbone and jaw areas,  and between your eyes. Through this gentle massage technique, you will have glowing and vibrant skin in no time. To learn more, check out this article on facial acupressure to understand more about the process, and to find out which points on your face you should be targeting. 

#5: Exercise your face

Not only should you exercise your body to improve your skin complexion,  but you should exercise your face too. When you stretch and contort your face, you can improve circulation, brighten your skin tone, and tighten your face to reduce wrinkles. Check out these face yoga exercises, and spend time doing something each day in front of the mirror, preferably when nobody else is looking if you want to reduce embarrassment!

So, there you have it, five (potentially) surprising ways to improve your skin complexion. We hope they were useful to you, so add them to your existing skincare methods if you think they will be helpful to you.

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