We are already a quarter of the way through 2017, and that means the year’s hottest trends for beautiful skin are beginning to turn a lot of heads. If you want to make this year a year of gorgeous, sexy skin, get the skinny here on the seven skin beauty secrets making a mark across the country.
Scrub the Exfoliation
Believe it or not, some bacteria are good for your skin. When you use an exfoliation tool like a loofah or a skin-care product that contains abrasive beads or grit, you’re probably removing a lot of the bacteria that your skin relies on to stay healthy. The physical effects of losing this type of bacteria include increased skin irritation from rosacea or eczema and more wrinkles. While you don’t need to cut out exfoliation altogether, it doesn’t need to be a part of your daily routine.
It used to be thought that melasma, or skin hyperpigmentation, was caused by UV radiation. However, new research suggests that visible light and heat may be responsible, as well. If you have a job that exposes you to constant heat—for instance, if you work as a chef—consider regulating your skin temperature to keep it cool.
Raise Your Cholesterol (In Your Moisturizer)
No, you don’t get to scrap your healthy diet for one that consists of cheeseburgers and pizza. What you want to look for is a moisturizer that combines cholesterol with fatty acids and ceramides. These are the components that hold your skin cells together, giving it a silky-smooth look.
Get the Right Nutrients
While you’re raising your cholesterol on the outside, let’s pay attention to what’s going on inside, too. Many beauty products contain peptides, the amino acid chains that build collagen, but even more important are the peptide we put into our bodies. According to a study published in Skin Pharmacology and Physiology, taking a 2,500-milligram collagen peptide supplement can increase procollagen type I and elastin, both of which are important in maintaining a wrinkle-free face.
You know that exercise is good for you. But did you know that it’s especially good for your skin? The only catch is that you need to get your heart rate up, so high-intensity exercise is best. The best part? You don’t have to do very much of it to get the benefits for your skin. Four or more hours per week is all the exercise you need to get younger looking skin.
Up the SPF
It’s not any surprise that sun exposure is bad for the skin. But sunscreen may have benefits that go beyond just blocking UV radiation. According to a study published by Dermatologic Surgery, applying a moisturizer or sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher daily can lead to improvement in your skin tone and texture.
Customize Your Products
Your skin is unlike anybody else’s skin, so beauty products that work for your friends might not work for you. That’s why you need to customize. Finding the right combination of creams and moisturizers will take some time, but once you find a balance, you won’t be able to go back.
If you’re looking to get creamy, even-toned skin, look no further than Pretty Biznez. Our line of products is just what you need to perk up your beauty regimen.