Why settle for just whiter skin when you can have that and more? Go beyond whitening and opt for a healthy glow that's dewy, firm, and nice to the touch. Keep these five healthy habits in check to get that flawless, radiant skin that's not only fairer but also firmer.
Dead skin cells lead to uneven skin tone and blemishes, but this can be avoided by exfoliating your skin two to three times per week. Use a loofah when showering or perhaps a salt scrub. You can even try dry skin brushing. Regular exfoliation gets rid of deep-seated dirt, thus minimizing your pores and instantly brightening your complexion. Plus, it gives your skin a good exercise that keeps it soft and firm.
2. DO A JUICE CLEANSE.
Or at the very least, get your daily dose of Vitamin C – it enhances skin color while keeping it soft and supple. You may want to trade that cup of coffee for a glass of orange juice at breakfast, or if you’re hardcore, pick up multi-fruit and vegetable blends. It's also a healthy way to go on a diet and it'll improve your skin tone. A win-win situation, right?
3. DRINK AN AMPLE AMOUNT OF WATER.
Ideally, you should consume eight to ten glasses of water per day. Not doing so keeps your skin cells from functioning at their best. It can even lead to dehydration, which at the least means dry, tight and flaky skin. It's quite easy to forget given a hectic work load, so always keep a water bottle on your desk to serve as a reminder. You can even stick a note on it! Remember: Proper water intake spells the difference between dull complexion and radiant, youthful glow.
4. GET SOME EXERCISE.
Think of it as cleansing your skin from the inside. When you exercise, it helps nourish skin cells and flush cellular waste out of your body system. So even if you’re a busy bee, try to allot at least 20 minutes to working out. In New York, top models love to hit up Barry’s Bootcamp, while in Manila, spinning class is the preferred method of flushing out toxins and getting a shapely bod.
5. USE A WHITENING BODY LOTION THAT ALSO FIRMS SKIN.
Choose a body lotion that not only whitens your skin, but also keeps it firm and moisturized. The new and improved line of NIVEA products addresses those needs and more. Use Extra White Firming Body Serum SPF33 for a fairer, firmer complexion boosted with high sun protection to prevent further skin darkening, or Instant White Firming Body Lotion SPF15 that has fast-acting whitening properties to help achieve that instant radiant glow that's not only whiter but also firmer.