New Year - New Face
Face that Exudes Beauty
Whether you like it or not, people's eyes often focus directly on your face. They are easily drawn to you when you have healthy beautiful looking face, relaxed and happy. Such a face engages the looks of people and make them feel happy. What a beautiful sight to look at.
Try to put on a grumpy face, one with skin as dry as leather. It is lifeless and people's eyes veer away from it. You don't have to be a beauty to catch people's eyes.
Some people have almost perfect features but their faces repel rather than engage. You don't have to put on so much make-up either. Such icing is attractive on a cake but not on your face. Beauty is best when it is natural. When you no longer hide your face behind locks of hair, masks, big sunglasses and other things to keep others from looking directly at your face, then, you have succeeded.
What Really Works for Your Face
Having natural glowing complexion is not difficult to achieve especially when you are young. When you are older like me, you will definitely need help. But that is not a problem either. There are numerous companies throwing out beauty tips and products designed to suit all kinds of skin types. But those are all just props. They are useful sometimes but they are not there all the time. So, dig deeper to find what works all the time.
1. Clean and nourish your face everyday
This is more true when you're over 60 and when you go around polluted cities. Wash your face with water. This does not only keep it clean but also rehydrate it.
Moisturizing is a Must the Older we Are
2. Moisturize your face
One of the things you really need to do is moisturize your face. Not really a problem in today's world when cosmetic companies try everything to vie for your beauty dollars. But do your own research and your own tests. What worked for your office mate may just harm your own skin. So, take time to do your own search. Take a few minutes from that office work. How you look is important to your business. When you look good, you raise office morale so do away with that guilt of spending a few minutes searching for that one of a kind, custom match moisturizer for your particular skin.
I use the following and found this to be very effective. I have shared this with a few friends and they really like it. However, always remember, what worked for me will not necessarily work for you. Also, depending on where I am, I vary the face cream I use. I use a heavier night cream for cold weather and a day cream for hot weather as it feels lighter. Your skin will tell you what it likes. Know it well.
3. Exercise for a Radiant Face - Learn how to do this
Give your face 5 minutes everyday. Don't tell me you don't have 5 minutes. This is easy to do and once you have mastered it, you can easily fit this in your daily schedule.
4. Have your beauty sleep
Having a beautiful face need not cost you anything. At the top of every face care regimen is enough sleep. Why use products with harmful chemicals when you can rejuvenate and keep your face young by just sleeping at least 8 hours a day?
Enough sleep keeps your cells healthy. It gives you much needed rest for the body to repair the skin. It gives you peace of mind and this is what your face shows. So, have a good night's sleep.
5. Protect your face from the sun
Being out in the sun means subjecting yourself to the ultraviolet rays it emits. You can get sunburn, dark spots, and uneven skin tone once you fail to apply the necessary preventive measures. Always apply sunscreen or sun block with a high SPF before going out. Carry a bottle of mineral water and spray it on your face every now and then. Better yet, bring an umbrella or wear a hat.
This is not just a beauty issue but a health imperative as well. Your skin, you must remember, regulates heat and controls evaporation so take good care of your skin so it performs all these functions more effectively.
Apply sunscreen religiously
The application is often wanting. We forget to apply sunscreen once we are in the beach and have been there for hours. Initially, we are fine. But good if your suncreen works for 24 hours. Are you sure it is waterproof? When you stay in the beach the whole day, take to the shade once in a while and apply more sunscreen to the exposed areas of your skin especially your face. Take care now and you will enjoy the benefit in your aging years.
6. Watch what you eat
You'll find it difficult to care for your skin if you don't watch what you eat. Eating balanced meals per day is one of the most highly practiced beauty tips even the stars and models are using. Go for foods rich in Vitamin E that nourish the skin and fiber that serves as natural detoxifier. Eat lots of fresh fruits and vegetables bursting with nutrients and achieve that glowing face you adore.
We have started a year ago, as the advanced years dawned on us, to go for smoothies every morning. When we are in Asia, in goes the bananas, pineapple, apple, papaya, wheat germ or oatmeal and natural juices. In addition, we eat lots of green leafy vegetables which we just steam. We still have to do more as the temptation of less healthy food looms on us all the time.
7. Use only cosmetics of natural ingredients
Sometimes, we can't do without make up. If it's possible not to wear make up at all, do it to save your face from wear and tear. If not, use only cosmetics which are of natural ingredients like mineral make ups or those which are hypoallergenic. Be sure that they're also dermatologically tested and proven safe for your skin.
As I have aloe vera plants growing profusely, I cut off a tentacle or two and rub the gel inside in my scalp and skin. I have read here in one of the lenses that they are really good for your skin. So, why not? For now, my skin does not look dry. As if it looks at least 10 years younger so I will continue with this.
8. Get professional help
It is better to be on the safe side
In case you're experiencing face breakouts, don't do any harsh moves to treat them without seeking the advice of your doctor. Meanwhile, if it's only minor problems like a pimple here and there or dark circles under your eyes, you can hide them with a concealer.
Professional Help for your Face - Have you tried?
9. Let go of stress
Do you know that stress is one of the most serious causes of making our face look ugly? So if you really want to say goodbye to ugly face and say hello to healthier, glowing, and young looking face, you have to deal with your stress. How does one do this? Learn how to meditate. Do it regularly. Meditation cleanses the body of negative emotions that the face mirrors. When the inner spirit is well, the face expresses that inner health. It is as many say, the window to our soul.
Meditation Practice - Do you?
© 2010 Mary Norton
You are welcome to leave some comments
Mary Norton (author) from Ontario, Canada on November 04, 2019:
That’s too bad that the water is overchlorinated. It is hard these days to find the fresh water we used to enjoy. My friend filters her water all the time.
Denise McGill from Fresno CA on November 03, 2019:
Some of these tips were surprising, like letting go of stress. It makes sense but I wouldn't have thought of it as a beauty regiment. I'm a little concerned with washing my face with just water as the water in my area is treated with so much chlorine that it smells.
C E Clark from North Texas on January 24, 2018:
Some very good tips for any time, not only the New Year.
Nithya Venkat from Dubai on May 25, 2015:
Great tips for taking care of skin to make it glow, thank you for sharing.
WriterJanis2 on April 25, 2013:
Thanks for the tips. Meditation can be such a great way to relax.
Melissa Miotke from Arizona on November 03, 2012:
Great lens on keeping our faces beautiful!
ottoblotto on October 27, 2012:
johnsja on October 21, 2012:
Just bought some sunscreen a minute ago. Must have known I'd be here!
Mary Norton (author) from Ontario, Canada on October 18, 2012:
@BLouw: I have not been very good with using sunscreen as well and now am repairing the damage.
Barbara Walton from France on October 18, 2012:
Fascinating and useful tips on beauty. I certainly wish that I'd used sun screen on my face from the year dot!
miaponzo on July 11, 2012:
I promote shiatsu face treatment for prevention of wrinkles :)
anonymous on June 13, 2012:
Have a wonderful time on every year.. dearest lady aesta1 :) Love this beautiful face lens :D
product2home on April 07, 2012: