(IMPROVE THE LOOK AND FEEL OF YOUR SKIN)
Skin is of high importance when it comes to maximizing your looks.
Here are a couple of things you can start doing right now to improve the look and feel of your skin:
- Improving your diet
- Implementing a good skin care routine
- Taking supplements
- Avoiding touching your face
- Changing your pillowcase at least once a week
- Quitting smoking/drugs (smoking decreases collagen synthesis)
Everyone has different skin – so you may have to take a different approach compared to someone else depending on your skin type/color/texture.
If you have any moles, blemishes, or suffer from cystic acne – go and see a dermatologist and have them treated/removed.
Here are some examples of people who have cleared up their face:
SKIN CARE ROUTINE
If you want skin that people will absolutely fawn over then you NEED a good skin care routine. Your skin routine should be split into two parts: morning and night.
Your skin care routine should ideally look something like this (in order):
- Vitamin C Serum
This skin care routine is so simple that any idiot should be able to follow it.
It’s simple – yet incredibly effective.
First thing’s first lads – get a good facial cleanser.
You will be using your cleanser once in the morning, and once at night (before you apply your other products).
Cleansing is important as it will help to remove any makeup, dead skin cells, oils, etc.
Vitamin C (L-ascorbic acid) is an antioxidant that is found naturally in the dermis and epidermis layers of the skin. As we get older these levels begin to decline, which is why applying Vitamin C can fight against the signs of aging.
Vitamin C stimulates collagen synthesis and helps protect against UV damage. In saying that though, Vitamin C should not be used as a replacement for sunscreen in your daily skincare routine.
OMEGA-3 FISH OIL
Fish oil contains an important type of omega-3 fatty acid known as eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA).
EPA is great for the skin as it helps regulate the production of oils, boost hydration of the skin, and prevent acne.
Beta-carotene is an antioxidant that has many benefits and is found naturally in foods such as carrots and sweet potatoes. These vegetables only contain small doses of beta-carotene so you will want to get it in supplement form.
A study performed in 2017 that consisted of 43 Caucasian men found that “beta-carotene supplementation altered skin color to increase facial attractiveness and perceived health.”
During the study, each participant took 30,000 IU of beta-carotene (excluding the control group) produced by the company Natural Factors each day for 12 weeks.
Beta-carotene was used to increased facial yellowness and redness of each of the participants. Each participant was judged on their facial attractiveness before and after the study had concluded.
The study found that the faces of those who used beta-carotene were considered more attractive than before they took the supplements. Furthermore, those who used beta-carotene were also perceived as being more healthy.
In conclusion, beta-carotene significantly enhanced the facial attractiveness and perceived health of those who took the supplement.
Source: Foo, Y.Z., Rhodes, G. and Simmons, L.W., 2017. The carotenoid beta-carotene enhances facial color, attractiveness and perceived health, but not actual health, in humans. Behavioral Ecology, 28(2), pp.570-578.