Stand out from the rest with naturally healthy, glowing skin. While others might tell you that great skin is the product of expensive dermatologists and moisturizers, the steps to healthy skin are not at all that hard. Followed religiously, here are a few tips that will get you the results you dream of.
Eat (and drink) right
This cannot be stressed enough. Where do you expect your skin to get the nutrients it needs without a viable source? Eat a lot of fruits and vegetables, and don’t forget to hydrate. Essential fatty acids and Omega-3 acids are a must, so keep fish in your diet to keep things balanced. Vegetable and fruit juices are a good source of antioxidants; the more colored your fruit is, the better. Opt for deep greens and oranges to decorate your plate at every meal. Don’t skip on the eight glasses of water a day, either.
Keep skin moisturised
While it doesn’t necessarily mean that you need to take a lot of baths, healthy skin needs moisturizing from external sources as well.
You might want to incorporate a commercial moisturizer in your skin care regimen, or even better, try more natural moisturizers such as Argan oil. Even the mildest commercial moisturizers contain a certain amount of chemicals, some of which might not fully agree with your skin. However, Argan oil is a good, healthy alternative for your skin as it does not contain any harmful or toxic ingredients. Instead the oil comes with nutrients that absolutely love the skin such as Vitamin E, essential fatty acids, Sterols and numerous other antioxidants.
If possible, keep a humidifier in your home to keep the surrounding air from drying out too quickly. Use moisturizing lip stick to keep your lips from becoming chapped throughout the day; you may even use your toothbrush to gently exfoliate the lips during your oral care routine.
Keep skin clean
Taking baths and showers rids your skin of microscopic debris, so even if you don’t feel especially dirty at the end of the day, a lukewarm bath does wonders for hygiene. Skip on the hot showers, as they tend to remove much needed moisture from your skin. Use a scrub to actively exfoliate dead skin cells. For the body wash, use a mild, moisturizing brand that doesn’t have too many chemicals in it.
The basic equation of it is: live healthily, and your skin will look the part. This includes getting a good night’s sleep, regularly engaging in exercise, and overall, feeling good. Keep a fixed sleeping routine of six to eight hours (ideally), and start hitting the gym during your free time. And while it might be hard to pass up on those French fries and junkfood, the pay-off will be worth it.