Good, clear skin is the ideal for most people, but it can be hard to know exactly how to best help your skin to be at its firmest and best. If you're looking for some tips to get your skin up to par, then here are a few suggestions you may want to keep in mind.
Catch Some Zzzzs
You've heard over and over again that sleep is the time that your body repairs itself – and that includes your skin. Getting less than the recommended 8 hours can not only result in you yawning a lot the next day, but can also make your skin color uneven, increase skin sagginess, and make it puff up. In effect, missing sleep does the same thing to your skin that jet lag does to your body – and no one likes jet lag. If you really want to give your skin a boost during the nighttime hours, try not to sleep with your face smushed against the pillow, which can create fine lines on your face (which is exactly what you're trying to avoid).
Block the Sun
Yes, being out in the sun helps your body to produce Vitamin D, and Vitamin D is good for you – but that doesn't mean you have to risk your skin to get it. Wearing sunscreen is key to keeping your skin soft and healthy (not to mention un-sunburned), no matter what climate you live in. Don't think that just because you can't see the sun that it can't hurt your skin; it's the UV radiation, not the amount of sun that you can perceive, that matters when it comes to your skin. Invest in a moisturizer or a foundation with sunscreen already in it if you don't want the hassle of an extra product, and go get that Vitamin D with confidence.
Watch Your Mouth
The old adage is true: you are what you eat. That phrase applies especially to your skin, which can get healthier and smooth or unhealthier and blemished depending on what food you put in your body. Try to include good sources of protein in your diet, such as fish, chicken, eggs, and beans (among others) and ensure you're eating plenty of vegetables. Along with these good foods, you'll want to cut back on your sugar intake and up your daily amount of water in order to keep your skin as clean and moisturized as it can be. You may also want to take the time to learn more about firming serum, which is another option for improving the appearance of skin.