Some women are willing to spend a lot to ensure a fabulous looking complexion. Expensive products and exotic spa treatments aren't necessary for healthy, radiant skin, however. In fact, there are many things you can do to improve your complexion that will cost you little to nothing at all. Being attentive to your skin's needs and following a sound regimen can go a long way to achieving that radiant glow. Here are 10 tips to get you started.
Routine - Remember that your skin is an organ, and to get it healthy and back into shape takes time. One of the best things you can do for your face is to start and follow a three-step skincare routine: cleanse, tone, moisturize.
Cleanse - Soap can be harsh on our skin, especially our face. When you cleanse, be sure to do so with a natural, gentle cleanser made especially for your face. Neutrogena Naturals Purifying Facial Cleanser contains willowbark, which is rich in bionutrients such as Vitamins B, C and E. It is also a natural source of salicylic acid, which has been used for centuries as a way to naturally detoxify pores.
Exfoliate - Especially in the summer when sun exposure can take its toll on our skin, it's important to periodically exfoliate to remove dead skin and impurities from pores.
Moisturize - Most women understand the importance of a good moisturizer, but did you know you should use lighter products during summer months? If you don't want to purchase a new jar, just dilute your winter cream with a little water to lighten it up a bit before applying.
Tone - Be sure to choose a good quality toner with no alcohol. Astringents containing alcohol can dry and damage your skin.
Eyes - Don't forget to take special care of the skin under and around the eyes. Using a good eye cream can help prevent wrinkles and discoloration, or reduce any that may already be present.
Sunscreen - Even though your moisturizer and makeup are likely to contain some sunscreen, it is important to apply a facial sunscreen as well when you know you will be out in the elements. Sun is one of the biggest enemies of a good complexion, so you can't be too careful.
Aloe - If you do happen to get a bit of sunburn, it's OK to use aloe to soothe the burn. Just be sure to wash it off thoroughly with water every couple of hours and then reapply.
Nutrition - Making sure your body is getting proper nutrition is important for healthy skin. Vitamins C, E, A, K, and B complex all play a valuable role in a glowing complexion.
Sleep - Our body repairs itself during sleep and that goes for our skin as well. Regularly getting a good night's sleep can help our skin stay healthy and beautiful.
Following these 10 simple tips can get you started towards a healthier, more radiant complexion. Be sure to check out other natural, earth-friendly skincare products by Neutrogena Naturals .Content by Cherri Megasko .