Exercising, Mindfulness, Consistency, and a Little Tender Loving Care
Some of the best things you can do to promote healthy, glowing skin don’t require fancy products or high-end routines. Rather, exercising mindfulness, consistency, and a little tender loving care, when it comes to taking care of your skin is key! What a person’s skin looks like can tell us a story about that person, their health, diet, lifestyle, and even their skin care regimen!
What story is your skin telling?
Your skin is the largest organ in your body, and when healthy, acts as a barrier to protect you from outside environmental toxins, bacteria, and viruses, so it’s essential that we care for it!
We have Suggestions, for 6 simple ways to take care of your skin:
Get plenty of good sleep! – Getting a full night of sleep, between 7-9 hours, is essential, as your body repairs and regenerates skin, muscles, blood, and brain cells. Without enough sleep, your body is not able to produce new collagen! Without collagen, your skin will sag much more. Eliminate those dark circles and even skin tone with a good night’s sleep
What you eat has a HUGE impact on your overall skin health – There is a multi-billion dollar industry dedicated to products, pills, supplements, shakes, and so on, that claim to fight signs of early aging. All of these options are merely suggestions. Start promoting healthy skin from the inside, at a much lower cost.
Here is a great list of foods associated with healthier-looking skin
- Fatty fish
- Sweet potatoes
- Dark Chocolate
- Green Tea
- Red or yellow bell peppers
- Sunflower Seeds
- Olive oil
Keep stress in check! – Have you ever noticed right before family photos, an important interview, or a first date, a pesky pimple stops by for an unwelcomed visit? Research shows that stress increases the production of sebum, which is the oily substance that blocks your pores.
Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate! – Water helps you from the inside out! For your skin’s sake, it is one of the easiest and cheapest treatments you can do in the long run! If you aren’t drinking at least eight glasses of water a day, you are dehydrating both your skin and your brain! The adverse effects of not drinking enough water include dry, tight, and flaky skin. Drinking more H2O hosts a multitude of benefits including reducing wrinkles, improving complexion, clearing acne, slowing aging, reducing itchiness, and reducing pore size! To sum it up, drink your ounces of water people!
Use a daily moisturizer with SPF – No matter what your skin type, providing moisture to the skin is an extremely important step in ensuring healthy, glowing skin! Proper moisture helps prevent dry and itchy skin and further prevents fine lines and wrinkles. When shopping for a moisturizer, make sure to get one with SPF in it. Too much sun can seriously damage your skin and this damage can be irreversible.
If you smoke, STOP – A habit that is extremely hard to break, but one that affects your overall health, as well as the health of your skin is smoking! Smoking ages your facial skin, as well as skin in other body areas. Smoking can reduce the natural elasticity of your skin causing a breakdown of collagen production. Furthermore, the facial expressions that are used when smoking a cigarette, cause wrinkles around the mouth, and can greatly dry out your lips.
Starting your routine to keep your skin healthy and beautiful most certainly does not need to break the bank or cause further stress in your life. The expensive creams and lotions can’t compensate for poor nutrition, inadequate sleep, improper hydration, and bad habits! A favorite local skincare guru is Natural Traditions -All-natural skin and body care products that are vegan, cruelty-free, and free of chemicals
Practice some self-love and care and wash your face, girl!