Everybody wants good skin, but not everyone has good skin, and that’s saying something; not everyone is doing what they should to have youthful-looking skin. It can be the food they eat, the habits they indulge in, a lack of skincare routine, or using the wrong skincare products. The list goes on and on. However, we’re not dwelling on the causes of unhealthy skin. Indeed, you’ve always wanted to know how you can achieve healthy and glowing skin. So, buckle your seatbelt, and let’s take you for a ride.
1. Get Enough Sleep
This is one of the most overlooked or underrated rules for great skin. Ironically, it’s one of the best tips for good skin care. Sometimes, good sleep is all you need for your body to renew itself and function at an optimal level. According to medical experts, the recommended time for good sleep is 8 hours. Many of us immerse ourselves into work and other stuff and leave little or no time to rest properly. We aren’t superhuman; our bodies need rest. Sleeping boosts, the production of collagen, which prevents the skin from sagging. It’s time to take it seriously.
2. Eat Healthy Foods
Sadly, many don’t realize the value of eating fruits and vegetables. This generation and the upcoming ones seem to have developed an appetite for junk food. Certain fruits and vegetables are rich in antioxidants, which are great for the skin and help prevent or fight free radicals. For good skin, we recommend eating less junk and switching to healthy foods such as oranges, berries, tomatoes, kale, spinach, green tea, etc. Ensure you eat one or two of these daily. On the plus side, it helps with weight loss.
3. Use Good Skincare Products
There are tons of skincare products on the market, but not all are ideal for your skin. The trick is using a product meant for your skin and ensuring the skincare product contains antioxidants. Before you purchase any skincare product, check to see if the product contains antioxidants such as vitamin E, vitamin C, Niacinamide, Retinol, etc.
4. Limit Your Exposure to the Sun
Exposure to the sun isn’t bad, but excessive exposure is. Morning sunlight provides the body with vitamin D, but when you’re out in the sun for too long without sunscreen, your skin will be exposed to the ultraviolet rays of the sun. This can lead to sunburns. So, try to limit your time in the sun by staying indoors (at home or in the office) during the peak hours of sunlight.
5. Exercise Regularly
This may confuse you because you’ll probably wonder how exercising improves your skin’s look. Firstly, exercises require physical exertion, and you’ll most likely end up sweating during or after your fitness routines. Toxins and waste products accompany this sweat that comes out of your pores. This makes your body healthier and, by extension, your skin. Exercises also improve blood circulation, meaning essential nutrients and oxygen are evenly spread across the body.
6. Stress Management
Stress, on its own, isn’t a skin problem. However, it can trigger certain skin conditions. When cortisol (stress hormone) levels are high, this can trigger skin inflammation, resulting in acne breakouts and eczema. So, we recommend managing your stress levels. Do some yoga, get a massage, hang out with friends, meditate, sleep, or do anything that works for you.
7. Follow a Good Skincare Routine
If you want to have healthy and glowing skin, you should follow a skincare routine. Skincare routines generally involve activities such as exfoliating, using facial masks, lip scrubs, facial scrubs, and so on. Also, refrain from using harsh soaps to bathe your skin; stick to mild soaps. Use a cream that works for your skin too.
8. Drink Enough Water
Just like getting enough sleep, this tip is also overlooked. Drinking water regularly provides the body and skin with numerous benefits. Water maintains the body’s pH balance, prevents the skin from sagging, hydrates the skin, helps to flush out toxins and waste products from the body, improves the skin’s elasticity, and prevents the occurrence of open pores, acne, or eczema. All these benefits and more is just a glass of water away. Take advantage of it now.
9. Avoid Smoking and Consuming Alcohol Excessively
There’s a reason why people who smoke and drink excessively look older than they are. These are bad habits, and they encourage the buildup of free radicals in your skin. These volatile compounds will then attack your healthy skin cells and damage your skin’s collagen and elastin. You wouldn’t want smoking effects to take a toll on your skin. To get the skin you want, you have to stop smoking or at least reduce your nicotine and alcohol intake.
10. Use Vitamin C Serum
You can purchase this and apply it directly to your skin. This nutrient protects your skin from free radicals, environmental pollution, UV exposure, and even blue lights from your device’s screen.
Stress, hormone imbalance, and nutritional deficiency may take a toll on your skin. However, the above tips will help you achieve healthy and glowing skin. When you self-care, the results are visible.
Author’s BIO: Lori Wade is a journalist from Louisville. She is a content writer who has experience in small editions. Lori is currently engaged in news and conceptual articles on the health and beauty industry. You can find her on LinkedIn. Hope you appreciate Lori’s useful insights!
Last Updated on September 15, 2022