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5 Unexpected Skincare Tips for an Undeniable, Radiant Glow

Most people believe they’ve tried everything to achieve beautiful, radiant skin…


That’s why today I’m sharing five unusual habits for flawless skin you probably haven’t tried (or maybe even heard about) before.


Let’s jump right in!


1. Change your pillowcase.


You may not realize it, but there’s a high chance that your pillowcase is covered in oil, dirt, dead skin flakes, and more. Old pillowcases are also a breeding ground for bacteria. Not only can these contaminants cause skin irritation, but they can also lead to nasty acne breakouts.


If you’re struggling with poor skin, try swapping your pillowcase for a fresh one, once a week or more. This is a surprisingly simple way of keeping your skin clear, plus it'll also improve your beauty sleep!


2. Bite into some chocolate


Here’s a great excuse to bite into your fave sweets…


Yes ladies, snacking on a small amount of dark chocolate every day is actually great news for your skin.


Cocoa (the main ingredient in dark chocolate) is full of antioxidants, which can slow down the aging process and help your skin glow like a Santorini Sunset.


3. Clean your makeup brushes regularly.


Your makeup brushes pick up microscopic bacteria and dirt—which you can inadvertently apply to your face!


Unintentionally transferring this gunk to your face can lead to redness, irritation, acne breakouts, or even scarring if the pores end up too inflamed.


That’s why it’s important to cleanse your brushes at least once every two weeks. Here’s a natural brush cleaner recipe you can try.


Ingredients:


- 1/2 cup witch hazel

- 2 tsp baby mild castile soap

- 1 tsp skin-nourishing oil like almond or olive oil, optional

- 1 cup distilled water


Instructions:

  1. 1. Combine all the ingredients in a bottle, in the order listed above. This solution may be used multiple times to clean your brushes. Store the mixture in the fridge.

  2. To clean your brushes, separate the mixture into a separate bowl. Let your brushes soak, and rinse with water when done.

  3. Let the brushes rest on a towel to dry. Repeat weekly or twice a month.

You'll be amazed at how much better your skin looks after you’ve cleaned your favorite makeup brushes.


4. Eat the rainbow


Don’t just eat green—eat colorfully! Greens are great, but for your next meal, try adding a range of colorful fruits and veggies to the mix.


On your next trip to the grocery store, scope out skin-cleansing foods like watermelon, papayas, strawberries, broccoli, or sweet potatoes. They can be served up as side dishes or as a healthy snack.


Brightly colored foods are overflowing with skin-nourishing antioxidants like beta-carotene, lycopene, and anthocyanins. Consume at least five servings of colorful fruits and vegetables every day to best nourish your skin, as well as boost energy levels and overall well-being.


Rule of thumb: the more colors you add to your plate, the better!


5. Chow down on anchovies (or whichever fish you prefer)


Eating more wild cod can do wonders for your skin.


Anchovies are one of the best sources for the skin-nourishing nutrient known as Omega-3’s.


Omega-3’s are fatty acids, popularly recognized for their ability to boost heart health, brain health, support your immune system, and of course—give you radiant, glowing skin.


With almost two grams (1.96g) of Omega-3’s per 100 grams, anchovies are an excellent source of this essential fatty acid.


And if anchovies aren’t to your taste, don’t worry. Many other fish including mackerel, salmon, trout, and tuna—are all fantastic sources of Omega-3’s.


Eating these fatty fish 2-3 times per week is recommended. However, if you struggle to fit that much fish into your diet, consider adding a fish oil supplement to your daily routine.


If you opt to supplement your fish oil, look for brands that are inspected by third party labs to ensure the highest freshness, purity, and potency.


Pick one or two of these uncommon tips and give them a try. You’ll soon be well on your way to enjoying even more beautiful, gorgeous skin.


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