The hallmark of healthy, youthful skin is a complexion that glows naturally from within. Here’s how you can score yours fast.
CLOCK YOUR ZZZ’S
It’s not called ‘beauty sleep’ for nothing. Your skin goes into repair mode when you sleep, and pulling late nights means your skin cells won’t get the chance to regenerate effectively. A lack of sleep also causes your body to release more of the stress hormone cortisol, which will worsen inflammatory skin conditions like acne and eczema. Aim to get at least seven hours of shut-eye each night so that your skin can make new collagen for a bouncy, glowing complexion.
DO A DAILY FACIAL MASSAGE
Instead of simply slathering on your skincare, upgrade your ritual by incorporating a relaxing facial massage every time you apply your serums and creams. Facial massages help to promote lymphatic drainage to rid your skin of toxins while improving blood circulation for a lit-from-within glow. Start by warming up your skincare products in the palm of your hands by gently rubbing them together. Then, smooth them into your skin following an upwards and outwards motion starting from the middle of your face. Finish by using your fingers to lightly tap the remaining product in for better absorption.
FINE-TUNE YOUR DIET
Eat your way to a healthy complexion by making sure that your diet is high in antioxidants and healthy fats. Loading up on the right foods will improve skin elasticity, keep acne at bay, and give your skin a natural glow. On a daily basis, eat a rainbow diet that’s chock-full of fresh fruits and vegetables. Carrots and sweet potatoes are rich in beta carotene which can be converted to vitamin A, blueberries and kiwis are high in vitamin C to stimulate collagen production, and dark leafy greens are rich in nutrients and minerals for stronger skin. Get your weekly dose of fatty fish like salmon or mackerel as well. These are high in omega-3 fatty acids to keep skin supple and reduce inflammation.
SWITCH UP YOUR SKINCARE
Not all skincare products are made equal. In your quest for brighter skin, pay attention to the ingredients in your creams and serums. Pick those that are high in antioxidants and skin-brightening vitamin C if you want to rock a radiant complexion. We love the EVERSOFT Skinz Blossom White range that’s specially formulated in Japan to suit Asian skin. It’s packed with vitamin C and also boasts 100 per cent plant-based active ingredients. For instance, sakura gives your mien a luminous glow, antioxidant-rich uji tea extracts protect skin and neutralise harmful free radicals, and shiitake extracts help to prevent pigmentation while reducing the appearance of dark spots. What’s more, the entire range is free from paraben, alcohol, mineral oil and artificial fragrance. Be sure to try the bestselling EVERSOFT Skinz Blossom White Brightening Aura Face & Eye Serum ($36.90) – it has a lightweight, water-based texture that’s easily absorbed to leave skin silky smooth. The serum also offers an intensive brightening boost from its ingredients – sakura extract, uji tea extract, vitamin C, vitamin F and peptide – to banish dark spots and improve skin clarity. An in-vitro test of the serum showed noticeable brightening effects within 10 days.
GIVE YOUR EYES SOME TLC
While working on your skin’s glow, don’t forget to pay extra attention to your peepers as well. After all, even the most luminous complexion can’t make up for panda eyes! If you already have them, don’t fret – the multitasking EVERSOFT Skinz Blossom White Brightening Aura Face & Eye Serum is also suitable for use around your eyes. Its brightening properties are great at reducing the appearance of dark eye circles. Gently tap in the product around your eyes, and avoid rubbing, as doing so can exacerbate fine lines and wrinkles in the area.
The EVERSOFT Skinz Blossom White range is available at all leading supermarkets, hypermarkets, selected beauty stores and EVERSOFT e-stores on Lazada and Qoo10. Try it now for a more radiant you.
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