How To Get Glowing Skin In Two Weeks
Oh, to get that glow! That much coveted skin glow that makes you look healthy, happy and successful. Unless you are blessed with naturally glowing skin, to get it requires dedication and effort. In this article, we are going to outline how you can improve the condition of your skin and start seeing signs of glow, beautiful skin in just two weeks.
Glow From the Inside Out
According to The Quench, what you eat has a direct effect on the condition of your skin. The skin is the largest organ therefore, it is essential to eat with intention. Think carefully about the type of foods you eat on a regular basis. Eating less junk and more nourishing whole foods will definitely improve your skin’s appearance.
If you want to see rapid results, you need to clean up your diet pretty fast. Bear in mind however, that your skin cells are renewed every 28 days. Therefore, expecting to see dramatic results in two weeks is unrealistic. Expect to witness some improvements if you stick to the regime and fully focus on getting that glow.
Consume plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables such as papaya, tomatoes, carrots, spinach bell peppers and citrus fruits.
Papaya for example contains vitamin A and papain which aid the body in generating new skin cells. During the two-week glow-up program eat papaya every day. Slice it up and have two or three for breakfast. Or, include it in your morning smoothie, you can also use it as a topping for your morning oatmeal.
Avocado, walnuts and flaxseed all contain essential Omega-3 fatty acids which keep the skin moisturized and protected. Include avocado in your daily salads, add flaxseed to your smoothies and oatmeal. If you are a vegan, you can make walnut mincemeat using walnuts, spices and herbs of your choice, mushrooms, onions and garlic. Roughly process the ingredients in a food processor and use as a replacement for traditional beef mince.
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If animal products are not a problem for you, include oily fish such as mackerel and salmon into your daily diet.
Here is an example of a daily meal plan:
Morning: upon rising drink a cup of warm water with lemon.
Breakfast: Oatmeal with chopped bananas, berries, chia seed or flaxseed and almond butter as a topping. You can replace the oatmeal with a banana berry smoothie with papaya added. Don’t forget, you can also add papaya to your oatmeal.
Snack: Handful of almonds, an apple and a glass of water with lemon
Lunch: Large bowl of mixed leafy greens and avocado with an olive oil, lemon and sea salt dressing. Grilled salmon and roasted vegetables. Always drink a large glass of water before you eat, do this 30 minutes before you have your food. Make this a habit.
Snack: 2 small citrus fruits such as orange or satsuma. Large glass of water with ginger root.
Dinner: Large bowl of roasted vegetables, grilled mackerel pieces, sweet potato and leafy greens.
Drink a large glass of water prior to eating.
Before you go to bed drink a large mug of warm water with lemon.
Drink at least eight large glasses of water a day to cleanse your body of toxins and to nourish and hydrate the skin. Remember that your skin is the largest organ therefore, if it is not getting an adequate amount of water, your skin will appear dry and lackluster.
For the next two weeks, make an extremely conscious effort to increase your water intake. Especially when you exercise, replace the fluids you lost during exercise with water and fresh coconut water if you can get it. Coconut water not only contains potassium, it also contains many electrolytes that aid in hydrating the body.
Make sure you drink at least three cups of lemon water daily throughout the two weeks glow up regime.
Natural Skincare Treatments
Natural skincare treatments can accelerate the glow up process without damaging your skin with harmful chemicals. Here some effective natural skincare remedies that you can try at home to get glowing skin in two weeks.
Oil cleansing is a highly effective natural way of deep cleaning your skin. It seems strange to cleanse your skin with oil especially when you have oily skin.
However, using oil to cleanse your skin is one of the most effective ways of cleansing the skin.
Why Oil Cleanse?
Sebum is your skin’s natural oil, it serves as a protective, lubricating agent. However, when sebum accumulates it can clog the pores causing blackheads and pimples. Most chemical-based skin cleansers do not adequately remove the excess sebum.
Oil cleansing works by binding to the excess oil and eliminating it without drying out the skin.
Use about a tablespoon of oil such as olive oil, coconut oil, or jojoba oil. Apply the oil to a damp face, massage into the skin. Pay close attention to the area around the nose and chin, as well as the forehead.
Take a clean face towel that has been dipped in warm water, wipe off the excess oil. To finish off your daily cleansing routine, spritz your face with rosewater and plain water.
Do the oil cleansing method daily, morning and evening.
Once a week do a deep facial scrub, use organic sugar and virgin coconut oil. Mix them together and gently apply to your face.
Hydrate your skin daily by spritzing your face with rosewater and plain water. You can also use plain water with a drop of jojoba oil or olive oil.
Reduce Stress Levels
High stress levels can contribute to dull, dry skin. Therefore, during this two weeks glow up, make sure you reduce your stress levels.
Relax, go for long walks, listen to relaxing music, meditate, stay away from people who increase your stress levels.
Glow Up Regime Summary
Here is a quick summary of how to get glowing skin in two weeks:
-Eat well, plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables and good fats
-Drink plenty of water and lemon water
-Scrub once a week
-Hydrate the skin by spritzing once or twice daily
-Reduce stress levels
Try out these tips, make a conscious decision to improve the condition of your skin and you will most certainly see results. Remember that it takes time to see dramatic results therefore, it is vital that you remain dedicated to your healthy skincare regime.