Skin Care for Olive Skin Tones

This may surprise you, but did you know that every shade of skin has a tendency to develop specific skin issues? Olive skin, when it is treated correctly, has a natural glow that shows year-round. Here are various tips and secrets to help you achieve and maintain healthy skin with a golden glow.

Exfoliate

One of the best investments to make for healthy skin is a great exfoliator. In Brazil, some say that sand helps them maintain beautiful skin. Not only is sand a natural exfoliant, but it also helps to reduce the appearance of cellulite! There are good exfoliators that feel like sand and simply remove dead skin physically. There are better exfoliators that are a mix of a physical and chemical exfoliator. Look to invest in this type of exfoliator to remove the most dead skin possible. If you want to try a more natural exfoliate, try a Chilean remedy. Chileans say red grapes contain an antioxidant proven to increase the radiance of your skin. Create a paste by mashing a few red grapes and mixing it with 2 tablespoons of brown sugar, then gently wash your face and wash it off after 10 minutes.

Salicylic Acid
If you suffer from skin more on the oily side, especially in the t-zone area, look to invest in a cleanser that contains salicylic acid. This chemical is responsible for drying your skin gently in order to remove that acne-causing oil. There is a catch to using this cleanser, though. You need to ensure that you moisturize frequently and regularly to keep you skin healthy and moisturized. Otherwise, you will start to experience other skin related issues.

Water

An often overlooked skin care secret is water. Consuming a regular and healthy amount of water each day leads to very healthy skin. For one, the water helps moisturize your skin while also flushing toxins from your body and skin. In addition to consuming a healthy amount of water is the need to maintain a healthy diet. When we consume too many carbs, too much fat, too much sugar, those poor choices end up affecting more than just our weight or gut health. Health problems related to poor dieting often express themselves through skin.

Nightly Routine

Another tip – do not sleep with makeup on. It seems like common knowledge, but removing makeup prior to going to bed, thoroughly washing your face with a deep pore cleansing scrub makes a large difference. As a bonus, apply a hydrating toner and thick night cream before bed. These products will go to work while you are resting to hydrate and repair your skin from everything it went through the day before. This routine is one of the best secrets to maintaining clear, clean & healthy glowing skin. Women in Columbia make a face mask out of mashed strawberries, yogurt and honey. They apply this to their face for 20 minutes and after rinsing off claim to see an instant and radiant glow to their skin. There are easier nightly routines if you don’t have time to mash strawberries every night. Skin care systems like Obagi, Kyani Fleuresse, or Lancome.

Exercise

Exercise plays an important role in healthy skin as well. A great exercise leads to sweating, which opens up your pores and pushes everything out. The flip side to this, though, is to ensure you wash that sweat off, cleanse your skin – especially your face, then apply a moisturizer afterwards to keep your skin healthy and moisturized.

If you have olive skin, give a few of these tips a try and see the difference for yourself!

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