Have you ever woken up and been disappointed with the condition of your skin? Luckily everything is in your hands you just need to know how. It may be disconcerting if your skin complexion is not what you want but there are a number of ways you can help to boost your complexion and give your skin a healthy glow.
Tips on how to Brighten your Skin Complexion
Reduce Alcohol Intake
Although it can be fine in moderation, alcohol can be extremely dehydrating for the skin and leave you looking dull. It has also been known to give you a flushed appearance that may not reduce down over time. We recommend to only drink clear alcohol and make sure you are drinking water alongside it.
Have a Healthy diet
The food you eat not only contributes to your general health but also affects how your skin, hair and nails are, it is important to nourish your body and skin complexion from within. Foods that are high in fatty acids are the best for your skin, such as fish, walnuts and flax seeds; these foods help to boost collagen and cell production under the surface which therefore aids in slowing down ageing.
- Antioxidants help to fight free radical damage and skin inflammation
- Rejuvenate your skin with pumpkin seeds and walnuts etc
- Probiotics are important as the healthier your gut is the healthier your skin complexion is
Benefits of tomatoes for skin complexion
There are a number of different properties in tomatoes that will help your skin in an abundance of ways. Some of which are; making your skin appear firmer, tighter and overall prettier and also helping to provide a brighter skin complexion.
Benefits of tomatoes
- Rich source of lycopene which has been known to be a natural form of skin protection as it helps to defend from UV radiation and also ageing in the skin.
- Enables your skin to retain more oxygen which helps to make it less prone to wrinkles and ageing.
- Experts claim that your skin will be protected from ultraviolet lights due to the properties in tomatoes.
You can reap the benefits of tomatoes not just through masks but also by cooking and consuming them. You can get even better benefits from cooked tomatoes as opposed to raw due to the heat enabling you to absorb more of the nutrients
Natural Tomato Masks for Skin Complexion
- Squeeze out the juice from one tomato and one lemon and mix well.
- You can optionally add some honey or olive oil if you are suffering from dry skin.
- Apply the mixture to your face being careful to avoid the eyes and let it sit for around half an hour before washing your face thoroughly.
Tomato, Orange and Cucumber
- Mix the juice of tomato, orange and cucumber together.
- Apply to your face and you can leave it on for however you want from 30 minutes or while you sleep!
This mask aims to help reduce hyperpigmentation and improve your skin complexion.
Exfoliate dry skin
Dead skin on the surface cannot just be moisturised, it is important it is removed to stop the appearance of patchy and flaky skin. There are a number of ways you can exfoliate your face and body such as with an exfoliating cleanser or scrub, these products are great for removing the dead layer of skin and helping to nourish the skin underneath. Exfoliating allows your skin to produce new skin cells that are plump and give you the appearance of a brighter and fresher appearance. This should be done approximately once a week to keep your skin complexion from looking dull.
Daily dose of vitamin C
Vitamin C is a nutrient-rich antioxidant which is known to help fight signs of ageing and also help brighten the skin. Consuming vitamin C through oranges and also using products that specifically include vitamin C in their formulas is great for helping the skin to produce more collagen and also protect from harmful UV rays.
Cleanse and Moisturise
It is important to wash your face, most do it in the morning and evening as it helps to remove dirt and oil that have built up on the surface of your skin. Without cleansing you leave your pores susceptible to becoming clogged and weighed down. Unfortunately cleansing does mean you are removing the natural oils from your face and this may leave the skin feeling dry, this is where it is important to moisturise and everyone should be doing this no matter what your skin type is. We recommend to use a moisturiser that has SPF, in the morning and then a deeply hydrating one in the evening, you’ll get an added glow if you choose an illuminating one.
Weekly Face Masks
There are so many face masks on the market that are each tailored to different skin types and problems but you need to decide what you want to focus on. If you have dry skin, using a deeply hydrating mask weekly will help to keep your skin feeling hydrated, soft and looking radiant as the days go by. It will also help when applying makeup to make sure you are taking care of your skin properly.
Skin Lightening Products
If you wish to boost your skin complexion and are looking to reduce signs of hyperpigmentation, dark spots and even ageing then we will have something here at Le Luna for you, we have a wide range of complexion products that have been specifically selected with your skin in mind to give you what you need. Makari have a range of skin lightening products that are highly focused on using the gentle, nourishing powers found in plants, minerals and marine ingredients.
The best selling product by Makari is the Body Beautifying Milk, containing a number of great and natural ingredients such as carrot oil, licorice extract, hawthorn extract, evening primrose and mulberry root extract. All of these ingredients are established in being rich in properties such as antioxidants and are known to help even out skin complexion and give a healthy glow to the skin. This might be exactly what you are looking for to give an overall youthful appearance.
Makari also have an Extreme and an Exclusive range, both containing organiclarine amongst other natural ingredients to help boost your skin by rejuvenating and also helping to reduce the production of melanin. The Extreme range is a more powerful formula and is great for those who are established in the world of skin lightening products.