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Beginner’s Guide for Creating Smoother and Healthier Skin

Written by Lena Hemsworth

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Having radiant and smooth skin seems to be all the rage these days. Skincare trends are a clear testament to that people are more aware of the necessity for a healthy complexion. After all, caring for your skin is a life-long commitment from treating acne in your teens to aging signs in adulthood.

Also, you need to include paying attention to a lot of contributing factors to the health of your skin, like sun, food and environmental pollution. To help you cover the basics, here is the beginner’s guide for creating smoother and healthier skin each one us should stick to.   

Improve Your Diet

Refined carbs and processed food create an imbalance in your gut that will show on your skin. To improve your diet, eat more vegetables, fruits, whole grains, and lean meats.

Berries and other fruits and vegetables are a great defense against free radicals since they are full of minerals and vitamins. Fish is also a good choice since omega-3 fatty acids are crucial for radiant skin. Dairy products contain zinc which has a role in skin repair, and the same applies to legumes and dark chocolate.

Sweat It Out

Regular exercise will be a great addition to your healthier lifestyle. It pumps more blood into your organs and getting them micronutrients they need for proper function. At least 30-minutes of moderate physical activity every day leads to the regulation of hormones that affect the skin and prevent inflammation. Moreover, sweating is a perfect way to get rid of toxins and clean out your pores from impurities that can cause infections.

Adopt An Appropriate Skincare Routine

The basic skin routine should include cleansing, exfoliating and nourishing with products that are appropriate to your skin type and any underlying condition. This will keep your pores clean and minimize the onset of acne and other irritations. However, the face is not the only spot to have a skincare routine. Other parts like feet and hands deserve equal attention.

Use serums like the ones containing fruit acids, peels and retinol to renew your skin and help it repair. Moisturizing is also very important for healthy skin since it prevents dry patches and flaking, as well as hydrates the skin from the outside. Use the ones with vitamins A, B5, C, and E since they will increase firmness and fight skin damage, as well as protect the new skin and build moisture levels.    

Apply Sunscreen

The UV radiation from the sun is quite damaging to the skin. It destroys elastin and collagen so your skin starts losing firmness and becomes saggy. However, the sun is also responsible for skin aging, hyperpigmentation, and spots. This is why you should apply sunscreen at all times even during winter and on the cloudy days since UV rays are highly penetrable. Look for the products that provide protection from both UVA and UVB ray and have SPF 30 or higher

Hydrate From Within

Water helps the body get rid of toxins and hydrate cells giving your skin a plumper look. Besides drinking eight to ten glasses of water every day you can also make it more nutritional by adding fruits and vegetables. They have antioxidant properties and are full of vitamins and minerals that will help you maintain healthy skin. Put slices of oranges, lemons, grapefruit, cucumber, blueberries, mint, ginger or grapes in the water to enhance its taste and properties. If you are not used to drinking this amount of water, use one of the apps to remind you or always have a bottle by your side.

Have Regular Skin Treatments

Professional skin treatments are intended for any condition from acne and scars to sunspots and wrinkles. For example, a rejuvenating skin needling treatment can stimulate your skin to produce the collagen that will make it smoother. These non-surgical treatments require short recovery time and are appropriate for any skin type.

Professional facial cleansing will remove toxins, pollutants, and impurities from the skin and microdermabrasion will exfoliate to a smoother and finer texture. A massage can also help your skin’s health by improving the blood flow and getting oxygen to every part of your body. 

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Get Enough Sleep

Skin like any other organ in your body reacts to stress. Since sleep is important for the mind to rest and cells to regenerate, you should have seven to eight hours of it every night. Moreover, exhaustion leads to sunken and dry skin with bags under eyes that will hinder your appearance. So, make sure to get a good night’s sleep to rejuvenate your skin and allow it to repair itself.


Creating smoother and healthier skin is a process and this beginner’s guide will help you master the basic care you should use. However, always consult with your dermatologist and don’t buy products before testing them to avoid allergies and other inflammations of the skin. But with the right lifestyle and change of habits, you can help your skin rejuvenate and glow.

What routines and products do your skin benefit from? Let us know in the comments below! 

Lena Hemsworth is a writer and everlasting enthusiast with a weak spot for dogs. She’s someone who believes that there is nothing better than starting your day with a hot cup of coffee. 

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