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Glowing skin – the very first desire of every woman at every age. It is a combination of many factors, from nutrition, care regimen, even daily habit, and life activities. To make it come true, there are 5 basic ways we can follow.

Understand your skin and choose the right product

Our skin is 70% water, 25% protein and 2% lipid. Consists of 3 layers: epidermis, dermis and dermis. Healthy skin is the key to have a glowing skin.

To maintain that health, firstly distinguish and understand what your skin type is, what your skin needs the most to choose the right skin care products. In fact, no matter how good the product is, but it does not meet the needs of the skin you need, it would not be a good investment. Each product has different ingredients so it would function well when used for suitable skin type.

Our skin is divided into 5 categories: normal skin, oily skin, dry skin, combination skin and sensitive skin.

Normal skin

This can be considered as the most ideal skin among 5 types. That is because normal skin is the type of skin with a balanced ratio of water and oil, neither too dry nor too oily. As a result, the skin’s pores are usually small, the skin is smooth, not too sensitive, so cosmetics can be easily chosen. People with normal skin should choose natural extracts that are safe for the skin.

Oily skin

Oily skin has sebaceous glands that work with high intensity, leading to greasy skin, large pores, and acne-prone skin. Those with oily skin should choose products containing AHAs, BHAs to help unclog the skin, and limit oil production.

Dry skin

In contrast to oily skin, dry skin has an imbalance in moisture and oil. Due to the lack of lipids, it produces less oil than other skin types, gradually making the skin flaky, wrinkled and easily aging. Dry skin needs careful care with moisturizing products, containing ingredients such as HA, niacinamide.

Combination skin

Combination skin has 2 types of natural oil blends (with a large oil-pouring area, usually in the T-zone: forehead, nose, chin) and dry combination skin (large, dry skin area in 2 cheek side).

  • Natural oily combination skin has features similar to oily skin such as: large pores, acne prone, clogged pores.
  • Dry combination skin has the same characteristics as dry skin: easily dehydrated, easily aging.

Combination skin needs products that supply water in the hot season and moisturize in the cold.

Sensitive skin

As named, we can feel that type of skin is easily affected. Sensitive skin, when the weather turns to winter, it is easy to peel off. Sensitive skin also often reveals small blood vessels under the skin, easily irritated, red. Those belong to this skin type, it is necessary to be careful when choosing cosmetics, carefully consider the ingredients before buying and using.

State briefly, understanding what skin needs before choosing to use the product is the first secret to having glowing skin.

Choose healthy, nutritious foods with your meal

Research has shown that eating the wrong food accounts for 25% of the causes of acne. It can be seen that the daily diet has a certain influence on your skin.

The vitamins and nutrients in food will have the effect of repairing damage and regenerating the skin, so if the diet is not enough, this process will be affected, causing skin problems: old rapid chemical, moisture imbalance or acne.

There are several groups of foods that can be used to enhance skin health, such as:

  • Foods rich in Vitamin A such as fish oil, salmon, carrots, spinach, and broccoli help speed up the skin regeneration process, prevent acne.
  • Foods rich in zinc such as almonds, wheat germ, seafood, are effective in preventing acne and acne-causing bacteria …
  • Foods rich in vitamin E, vitamin C such as oranges, lemons, grapefruit, papaya, tomatoes, nuts, and avocados help prevent oxidation and protect the skin from harmful agents.
  • Selenium-rich foods like tuna, salmon, garlic, eggs, brown rice, .. help fight free radicals.
  • Omega-3 fatty acids in salmon, nuts inhibit inflammatory agents, stimulate skin regeneration.

In particular, do not forget to drink enough 2 liters of water per day, stay away from fast foods, carbonated drinks, starchy foods, ..

Skin care tips at home

You can completely take advantage of your free time at home to take care of your skin instead of going to spa or beauty salon. From the ingredients available in your kitchen, you can create a variety of care masks such as:

  • Honey mask:
    1 teaspoon of raw honey
    1 tomato
    1 teaspoon lemon juice.
    How to do: Squeeze tomatoes and mix with honey and lemon juice. Then use a mask or spoon or brush to cover your face and wait 20 minutes and then rinse. Done twice a week to help provide moisture to the skin, provide essential vitamins and antioxidants.
  • Aloe mask:
    1 teaspoon honey
    How to do: Peel aloe vera, then cut into small pieces and put in a pot to boil with water, boil until the water is sharp. Take this water to the bowl, wait for it to cool, then add the honey, mix well and cover on your face for 15-20 minutes. Aloe Vera mask is used to tighten pores and effectively fight inflammation.
  • Egg mask:
    1 chicken egg
    1 teaspoon honey
    ½ teaspoon olive oil
    How to do it: cough all ingredients into a bowl, mix well, then cover on face for 15-20 minutes. This mask is used to tighten pores, prevent acne and whiten the skin.

Living environment and materials must always be clean

Living environment has a significant impact on skin health. Unhealthy, polluted living environments cause the structure of collagen fibers to fragment and weaken. Dusty environment is a good condition for bacteria to multiply and grow, and easily leads to skin diseases such as acne, itching, redness,… Besides, impurities from the environment when sticking to the skin will promote the formation of pigment melanin, which leads to more brown spots on the skin, dull skin, loss of elasticity, and rapid aging.

To protect the skin, we should protect from the inside out by using a mask, carefully wear it when going out, or using moisturizer, sunscreen to protect the skin. At the same time, we need to clean bedding regularly, plant a lot of trees around the living space, …

Maintain good mental state for beautiful healthy skin

Research has shown that about 30–60% of patients have skin problems caused by psychological or stressful causes. Because the skin and the central nervous system are intimately connected. This explains why we often get acne when we stress, stress, and anxiety. Or it looks like our skin is usually white, healthy, and rosy when we are happy.

You can maintain a good mental state by means of meditation, yoga, healthy entertainment, rewarding yourself on trips, and refreshing yourself when you are sad or depressed. Mental health care needs to be maintained regularly, every day because they are not only beneficial for the skin but also for your overall health.

Apply the above 5 ways to your skin care to have a glowing skin, back to youth again.