By Sara Biston
Still puzzled at how the world’s top models keep their skin radiantly beautiful even as they jet set from New York to Milan to Tokyo? Here are Top 7 things every top model in the world lives by to keep their skin runway ready all the time:
LIMIT YOUR SUN TIME
Better yet, expose your skin to UV only when it’s absolutely necessary. No less than the American Academy of Dermatology advices the public to look for sunscreen that has broad spectrum protection and at least an SPF of 30.
CLEANSE AND TONE
This is a basic two-step process to rid your skin of impurities that can easily cause irritation and infection. Growing zits can be terribly untimely. Nothing can guarantee you won’t have them when a designer calls you up for a fitting session but, cleansing and toning once in the morning and again at night can help decrease your risks.
The act of exfoliating stimulates skin cells to produce collagen more rapidly and in larger amounts. If you want to keep your skin young looking, supple and radiant, make sure to exfoliate regularly. Studies have proven this practice. In a study published in the International Journal of Dermatology, chemical peels administered to mice have shown denser amounts of collagen and elastin on the surface of skin. This resulted in improved appearance of photoaged skin, wrinkles most especially, as a result of thicker skin.
KEEP YOUR SKIN MOISTURIZED
After cleansing, toning and exfoliating, make sure to follow through with a moisturizer to immediately restore the skin’s natural moisture and keep the remaining ones from evaporating into the air. Frankly, moisturizer is mostly marketing rather than science. The widespread use of moisturizers has notably been accompanied by a notorious lack of evidence on most moisturizer claims. Of the little information about moisturizers available, however, several studies have proven its usefulness for the treatment and prevention of extremely dry skin conditions, including psoriasis.
MOISTURIZE SOME MORE DEPENDING ON YOUR SKIN CONCERNS
Moisturizing can be good for your skin but, there is also risk for long-term adverse effects. Based on a comprehensive review of moisturizers made by a study published in the Pharmaceutical Journal, glycerol, urea and alpha hydroxy acids in moisturizers seem to have beneficial effects to the skin. The study also reaffirms the benefits of moisturizers in treating dry skin. However, it also warns of the possible long-term disadvantages of moisturizer use, although the study was also uncertain if such effect is confined to any specific moisturizer components.
DON’T FORGET TO HYDRATE YOUR LIPS
Your lips can make a world of difference to your facial complexion. It can also make you appear less than attractive. Carry around a lip balm wherever you go, and refrain from using drying lipsticks whenever you can. When it’s time to exfoliate your skin, include your lips in the routine as well.
GET SUFFICIENT SLEEP EVERYDAY
A study published in the Journal of Clinical and Experimental Dermatology in 2015 compared how two groups of women, one poor sleepers and the rest practicing good sleeping habits, healed a skin abrasion. Poor sleepers took longer to get their skin healed and also experienced higher rates of transepidermal water loss. Make obtaining beautiful skin your most compelling reason to hit the sheets early and turning off your gadgets while you sleep.
Daily healthy skincare practices are what make a real difference in your skin. Never skip on your daytime and nighttime skincare routines so that your skin remains flawless whether you get a call for a go-see in the morning or the other day or the day after that.