Healthy, clear and vibrant skin is the dream. We all want to have that flawless look without makeup, being able to look radiant and somewhat poreless, of course, pimple-less too. We cannot all be having constant facials and with the current situation, many might be afraid to visit the beautician so often. Thus, we have the all-natural methods, tips and tricks that will help keep your skin as clear and blemish-free as possible, year-round! Invest time in your routine, self-care, and skincare, it is vital to giving you confidence as well as allowing you to be that radiant carefree person with or without makeup.
Keep Yourself Hydrated
Ensuring you are drinking water and staying hydrated is important for your entire body, however, what is the body’s largest organ? The skin! Your cells are comprised of water and need this to stay functional, moisturized and not dry-out. Drinking half of your body weight in water is suggested in order to keep your body and skin healthy. People report having clearer skin as well as feeling that they are more moisturized, this can also slow the aging process.
Whether the sky is cloudy or perfectly clear, sun rays still penetrate your skin and have damaging properties. Skin cancer is said to be the most prevalent currently in America. Applying SPF year-round protects your skin, but importantly it decreases the likelihood of aging and slows down this aging process. The sun is known to cause early wrinkling, this is exactly what we aim to steer clear of!
You are what you eat, in this case, what you eat can affect your skin’s appearance and composition. Many people who eat lots of sugar and refined carbohydrates report having more breakouts and bad skin. This is because it causes a spike in cortisol levels and sugars stick to your collagen which then weakens it. In order to have fresh and healthy skin, one should eat healthy fats, found in fish and nuts. Eating fruits and vegetables is just as important for your everyday health as they are for your skin.
We thought exercise and sweat would have a negative effect on the skin, however, it is actually beneficial. Exercise increases your blood flow and keeps your cells fresh and functional. By increasing blood flow this allows for waste to be cleared quickly and for free radicals to be carried away from your skin. It is important to keep your skin clean before and after so that sweat does not sit for too long but exercise, in fact, assists your skin’s appearance and processes.
Lack of sleep has been proven to cause hyperpigmentation which is what leads to dark puffy circles under those beautiful eyes. Ensuring you rest enough and sleep enough repairs your cells, allows them to grow, and thus is a maintenance process for your skin. Sleep is important for healthy functioning of your entire body and mind thus, it is only natural that skin be on the list too.