How To Get Healthy And Youthful Skin In 3 Simple Steps
If a healthy and youthful skin is your top priority, but you aren’t sure how to get out of your skincare rut – don’t worry, we can help you out. Taking proper care of your skin has never been easier, so stay with us and learn how to make it happen in just 3 simple steps!
Embrace healthy lifestyle habits
The first and one of the most important steps towards healthy and luminous skin is embracing healthy habits. These include eating the right foods, drinking enough water on a daily basis, and sleeping at least 8 hours every night (hence the phrase ‘beauty sleep’).
First of all, you should include particular ingredients, like all kinds of berries, as well as tomatoes, dark chocolate, and walnuts into your diet. Berries are superfoods with anti-aging benefits since they’re packed with antioxidants that fight free radicals and stop them from aging our skin. On the other hand, tomatoes are rich in lycopene – a phytonutrient that can improve your skin’s natural SPF. However, it isn’t a replacement for sunscreen! Dark chocolate has cocoa flavanols that can hydrate your skin and improve circulation, whereas walnuts contain a significant amount of omega-3 fatty acids that fight infections and inflammation. Apart from that, you should drink at least 8 glasses of water per day. Together with the highly required 8 hours of sleep, your skin will look flawless, blemish-free, and youthful in no time!
Physical activity as the key to success
Regular physical exercise is another essential step towards healthy and rejuvenated skin, even though you may not even realize the connection between the two. Physical activity increases your blood circulation in the first place, and all that blood and oxygen that flow through your skin are likely to draw toxins out of your body. The toxins that have been building up for God knows how long can clog your pores and cause potential breakouts, which is why sweating helps a lot. It can get rid of those toxins, oils, and dirt, and therefore unclog your pores.
Besides that, it’s well known that exercise produces endorphins – hormones that make you feel good – which is why working out is said to reduce your stress levels. Endorphins can actually decrease cortisol levels and other acne-provoking hormones which naturally occur when you’re stressed out, which may contribute to clear, acne-free skin. So, if you are in two minds about hitting the gym, you should know that it has so many benefits, both for your skin and overall well-being. So, don’t wait any longer, slip into your comfortable gym clothes, and start working out as soon as possible. Prevention is better than the cure, right?
A personalized skincare routine is a good skincare routine
Skincare is the last step towards the nourished, radiant, and healthy skin, and here’s where things can get a bit tricky. There are a lot of brands that sell skincare products these days, trying to convince their potential customers to choose their products. Many women pick their products by packaging only, others just by the brand name, and some of them love shopping at a discount, but you know what? None of these is the right way to do it.
First of all, you should determine your skin type, and then try to pick appropriate skincare products according to it. Reading the ingredient list is an absolute must since you don’t want your facial cream to contain alcohol and parabens, as well as artificial dyes and fragrances. Choosing organics is also a great idea since you’ll know that such products are made from carefully grown ingredients that won’t damage your skin. If you aren’t sure what to pick, you can also visit a professional beautician who can examine your skin and tell you exactly what kinds of products you should use. Once you come up with a personalized skincare routine, you’ll see that your skin will always be hydrated and flawless.
Each of these 3 steps is absolutely essential if your ultimate goal is healthy and youthful skin, free from acne, blemishes, breakouts, and any kind of skin-related issues. Start with embracing healthy lifestyle habits in the first place, switch to a healthier diet, drink enough water, and sleep tight every night. Combine that with regular physical activity and proper skincare routine, and remember that no cream in this world can erase the signs of an unhealthy diet and tiredness on its own. The combination of these 3 factors is the key to success!
*Guest post by Samantha Olivier*
A lil something about Samantha Olivier- Samantha has a B.Sc. in nutrition, and has spent two years working as a personal trainer. Since then, she has embarked on a mission to conquer the blogosphere. When not in the gym or on the track, you can find her at Ripped.me, or in a tea shop.
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