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Skin That Speaks: Five ways to achieve radiant skin.

Any time someone is described as ‘African’, what comes to your mind?

Well, the word ‘African’ is synonymous with race, heritage and, most times, a glistening dark skin.

Thanks to mother earth for blessing and shielding us with the melanin in our skin that helps us carry our glow as crowns; the uniqueness of our skin makes us look different from other races.

Our skin speaks for us in a way that shows who we are. Though some people are genetically blessed with good skin, however a good skin communicates self-love. It shows the deliberate commitment to take care of your temple, which is your body.

RADIANCE FROM A MILE AWAY

When you have beautiful skin, there is an experience that’s always unique to you. You might always be in the spotlight and you will receive a lot of compliments.

The skin is the first experience anybody gets when they come close to you. A clear, soft and beautiful skin tells a unique story.

Yes, it speaks from a distance without opening your mouth.

With what?

An even tone. People see a rich skin colour with no break in measure, showing vibrant skin health. Little wonder you make friends quickly.

A lovely texture. Smooth, supple, soft, all day long.

A measure of moisture: People see you, and that ‘glow’ is unmistakable. A measure of moisture. An ever-present shiny sheen that compels people to want to ask you for skincare tips. It’s no stretch of the imagination that you’re thankful for your super skin.

A robust firmness. Friends and colleagues just can’t get over how delicate but firm your skin is. It might explain why you keep having more close colleagues.

A high degree of smoothness. ‘Smooth as silk’ might be too great a quality to describe skin. But with the smooth quality yours possesses, you win every day. 

HOW TO IMPROVE YOUR SKIN

Meet the new you!!!

 We’re ‌sure you would like to know how the new you, described above, came about that skin. ! Let’s get started. So, what are the 5 ways to achieve a radiant skin?

Drink Water!

Oh, we know you saw that coming. World’s most popular liquid. Transparent. No colour. No taste. It doesn’t come with a natural sugary thrill, like many natural fruit juices around. But it sustains that life you live. An important liquid, you can agree. But do you know what other thing it sustains? Your skin.

Water accounts for at least 70% of the total mass of any cell. Including your skin cells. These cells need water to function properly. Water keeps your skin hydrated, and more so, perks up your skin and helps to minimize wrinkles. You desire to preserve your youthful look, right? Drink at least 8-ounce glasses of water today. 

Eat a balanced meal.

By eating a balanced meal, you’re providing the body with the ‌real calories and nutrients. And because your skin is also part of your body, you’re nourishing it with nutrients and fortifying it with antioxidants. Vitamin C, for example, helps to stimulate the production of collagen, which helps your skin stay youthful. Therefore, never forget to add a helping of fruits to your daily meal. Having a 100% natural fruit juice pack wherever you are is not a bad idea.

A beautiful skin that speaks is not a privilege reserved for princes and princesses. It’s an attainable goal for whoever wants it. You do. With these five tips in your arsenal, step into that beautiful experience that’s unique only to you. Embrace this new you and start radiating confidence from a mile away.

Have a regular skin routine that agrees with your skin:

No matter what your skin type is, a daily skin care routine can help you maintain overall skin health and improve specific concerns like acne, scarring, and dark spots. A daily skin care routine has four basic steps you can do once in the morning and once before you sleep, which is cleansing, applying skin serums, using skin moisturizer and applying sunscreen.

Keep the sunscreens handy.

It’s good to catch some sun from time to time. You get to catch some much-needed fun, and you get to catch some of that sunny heat as well. It’s all in the spirit of outdoor fun. But there’s a bit of a downside. 

While you’re getting all warmed up by the heat from the sun, which is the Infrared rays, you’re getting roasted by the sun’s UltraViolet rays, which you can neither see nor feel. This is where your sunscreen comes in like a saviour. It would be a bad idea to think one’s melanin will stand the test of the sun. You might be ‘unpleasantly’ surprised in the long run. Protect your skin by applying sunscreen and reducing the risk of skin cancer. Your skin will thank you for it.

Smoke is an enemy

Whether it’s smoke from the environment, cigarette smoke from between your lips, or second-hand smoke from between someone else’s lips, you risk ageing prematurely should you continue to be in contact with the smoke. How is that possible?

Cigarette smoke contains hundreds of substances that are not friendly to the human body. Continuous exposure to cigarette smoke, the skin causes an imbalance between free radicals produced in the skin and antioxidants, a condition otherwise known as oxidative stress.

Oxidative stress causes premature ageing. 

Writer

Seyi Obalalu

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