Daily Habits for Great Skin
Good daily habits coupled with the right skincare products will give you glowing, healthy skin. These are habits that you should practice for healthy, radiant skin:
DRINK PLENTY OF WATER
Your skin is an organ with cells made up primarily of water—when it’s deprived of water, it suffers, as does the rest of your bodily functions. Thus, drinking water will keep your skin hydrated. Well-hydrated skin is clear with barely visible pores, almost no imperfections, and radiant. Try replacing your juice, or other sweetened drinks, with water (as a person with a sweet tooth, I just consume juices and wine in moderation).
Another benefit of drinking water is its ability to flush your system of toxins. This cleanse keeps your skin clean, pushing out bacteria and reducing the risk of acne and other skin problems. If your skin is oily, then your pores will clog up, eventually leading to acne breakouts. Drinking water balances the natural oils sitting on your face with moisture.
Sunscreen is any substance or product that protects your skin from the damaging effects of sun’s ultraviolet rays. While the sun’s rays can give you that glow for the perfect selfie, you should avoid going out without wearing sunscreen.
Exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays negatively impacts the condition of your skin. Increased exposure to the sun also causes skin discolouration, ageing, hyperpigmentation and can reverse the work you are doing to treat your skin. We always recommend an SPF of 50 or higher, but it is critically important when you are using acids on your face.
Make sure to apply a generous amount of sunscreen to all exposed skin 15 minutes before you go out and to reapply every two hours to stay protected.
You are what you eat! Your skin's condition is a reflection of what is going on inside your body, which means to have a gorgeous and radiant complexion, you should properly nourish your body. Younger looking skin means eating healthy foods (yes, we love us some KFC, but in moderation)
Given this fact, you should include eating skin-friendly foods in your skincare routine. Such foods include fruits and vegetables that are rich in Vitamin C. Vitamin C promotes faster skin healing and improved skin texture. Why rely on a serum when you can get it naturally?
Other nutrients that will do wonders for your skin also include vitamins A, E, and K, selenium, omega-3 and zinc. So, the next time you create your meal plan, make sure to include healthy servings of foods packed with these nutrients.
TAKE BEAUTY SUPPLEMENTS
Eating your way to a fabulous skin is effective; however, you must admit that it is difficult to consume all the nutrients your skin needs from the food you eat alone. Your skin is the largest organ of your body, which is why it demands more vitamins and minerals to stay healthy.
So, apart from increasing your daily vegetable and fruit intake, it can be helpful to take supplements that benefit the skin. Popular supplements for skin include multivitamins especially ones with vitamin E and biotin, antioxidants like resveratrol and hydration agents like hyaluronic acid and collagen.
CLEANSING BEFORE BED
An essential part of any skincare routine is cleansing. While the methods of cleansing have changed, the basic principle remains the same – your skin needs cleaning. Please, we beg, wash that makeup off before you go to bed.
Facial cleansing is crucial to maintaining healthy and flawless complexion. So, the next time you are tempted to sleep with your makeup on, think about the harmful consequences and grab your facial cleanser or at least micellar water or a face cleansing wipe.
GET ENOUGH SLEEP
They don’t call it beauty sleep for no reason. Getting enough sleep (at least 7 hours) should be an important component of your skincare habits. We know the pressures of all-nighters for school or work, but eventually, lack of sleep will soon result in negative changes to your complexion and skin tone.
The reason- during deep and prolonged sleep can your cells regenerate, and damaged cells get repaired. Interrupting this process means your skin hardly regenerates, resulting in visible signs of ageing skin. Give your skin a chance to stay young by getting your beauty rest.
MANAGE YOUR STRESS
Stress causes acne, and acne results in more stress. When you’re under pressure, your skin produces stress hormones, that can stimulate your oil glands to make testosterone which results in clogged pores.
To help de-stress you can do yoga, work out, meditate, or get that diffuser with that lemongrass essential oils going. Take time out of your busy schedule to focus on yourself, whatever that means to you. All these things will help you release stress so your body doesn’t continue to release hormones that are trying to wreak havoc on your skin.
USE A MOISTURIZER
Some people think that applying a moisturizer is mainly for aesthetic purposes when in fact, it is a vital part of skincare. Your skin is the most exposed part of your body and this exposure can lead to dryness and loss of moisture.
Applying moisturizer is needed to replenish the skin’s lost moisture and natural oils, especially after cleansing, toning, or exfoliating. Skin that is well-moisturized is soft, smooth, brighter, and more youthful-looking. Skin that is lacking in moisture, on the other hand, is dry, dull, and scaly.
When it comes to skincare, consistency is always key! These daily habits all seem simple or unnecessary, but experience shows that combined they definitely work. Combined with the right products, your skin will be healthy and glowing in no time.