If you have dry, cracked, dull skin, it may seem as if finding a glow in your outer layer is an impossible task. With a few purchased products, a couple home remedies, and some age old advice, repairing your skin, no matter the type, is much easier than you might have thought. Below are 10 commandments to achieving a glow you have never had before.
The First Commandment:
Eat vegetable and fruit. Yes, this may seem like more of a weight-loss solution, but some vegetables that are high in Vitamin C and A can really help your skin reach its full potential. Try placing sweet-potatoes, tomatoes, limes, or lemons into your diet, and reap the glowing benefits.
The Second Commandment:
Protect your skin. Vitamin D is necessary for a healthy body and beautiful skin, but too much sun can cause extensive damage. Protect yourself with a daily body moisturizer with SPF of at least 15, and try to limit your exposure to direct sunlight. Some sunlight is a good thing, but too much can cause not only dry skin, but cancer as well.
The Third Commandment:
Exfoliate. Yes, exfoliate. Dead skin can lead to dull skin, and getting rid of some of the excess dead skin cells that you lose in a day is a great way to get some glow back. Find an exfoliating shower gel and take a rinse, rubbing the gel across your skin in a circular motion.
The Fourth Commandment:
Hydration. Hydration does not only mean drinking water, but that is a part of it. A body without water is one that is dry, one that is dull. Drink plenty of water throughout the day based on your activity. Just as important for your skin, find a moisturizer you can apply to keep your skin hydrated. Moisturized skin, as a rule, always glows more than un-moisturized skin.
The Fifth Commandment:
Get a message. Messages are not only good for getting rid of stress, but they help increase blood flow across your body. Get a full body message to gain a more lively skin tone across your body.
The Sixth Commandment:
Steam it up. Having a hot shower running with the steam filling the room can help moisturize your skin. The traditional, and more expensive option, is to go to the spa and sweat it out. Either way, steam can help your skin glow again.
The Seventh Commandment:
Exercise. Again, this seems like more of a healthy body tip. Well, in all actuality, a healthy body can lead to healthier skin, but, more than that, exercise helps blood flow. Do some quick jumping jacks or other cardio exercises to get the blood flowing again.
The Eighth Commandment:
Relax. Stress can do a number on your skin. From breakouts to other issues, stress can cause skin problems to erupt.
The Ninth Commandment:
Beauty sleep. Beauty sleep is not excess sleep, but it does involve getting the right amount. Without proper sleep, your skin cannot repair itself as it should.
The Tenth Commandment:
Avoid drug usage. Cigarettes and alcohol, as well as caffeine and other drugs, steal nutrients from your body and skin. If you want your skin to glow, treat your body well.