5 Steps For Glowing Skin
If you’re looking for a way to improve your skin so that it's radiant and fills you with confidence.... Follow these 5 skin care tips and apply them to your daily life today!
- Firstly, the obvious one is drinking enough water to flush out toxins and keep your skin cells hydrated. Rule of thumb, Bodyweight / 2 = oz of water to drink. Example 150lbs = 75oz of water per day depending on activity level.
- Food intolerance. Many, many people are intolerant to gluten and lactose. I'd suggest cutting them out for 7 days, one at a time, to see if it has a positive effect on your digestion, energy levels and of course - skin. (lactose causes me to breakout like crazy). Try switching to Almond Milk. This is an absolute staple in my house.
- De-Stress. The catch 22 about having skin we are not 100% confident about is that we tend to stress over it which actually makes it worse. I had really bad acne in college to the point where I didn't want to leave my room, let alone go to class. I was building up so much stress about it, it was making my skin even worse. Stress triggers breakouts due to the hormone "CRH" being released. So what happens more often that not, is we get breakouts, stress about the breakouts which leads to worsening of the breakouts. Urgh, so annoying, but manageable by doing activities to de-stress. Exercising, Sleep more, Meditation, Yoga, Reading... Do one or more of those a day and I can promise you, your general well being will improve and stress will go down, leading to an improvement in your skin. Just make sure to wash your face or shower right after exercising to get rid of the sweat.
- Sun. Are you getting enough of it? This is difficult during winter in a lot of places, especially for me who lives in Toronto. However, the sun has very magical healing powers (too cliché?). On the occasions where I do find my self getting a few pimples, a long walk outside, in the sun (with sunscreen), seems to clear my skin up almost instantly. Now my theory used to be that the sun was essentially drying out the pimples. But now I'm a little older I believe what's happening is the sun is causing our bodies to produce vitamin d which it makes from cholesterol. Vitamin D is linked to improving mood, improved mood = reduced stress. And what did we say earlier about high levels of stress? It negatively effects our skin. So, I'd suggest trying to get outside everyday for a walk, even on cloudy days the UV rays can still hit your skin. On top of that get a facial sunscreen as it may be a little less harsh on your skin.
- INVEST IN A SILK PILLOWCASE. In doing so, you are gifting your skin with the luxury of a soft surface. Cotton causes friction which can aggravate your skin. To make things worse cotton is highly absorbent, meaning it sucks the moisture out of your skin, including the expensive face cream you just put on. Silk is delicate and gentle allowing your skin to glide smoothly over it. Take care of yourself, and invest in a good quality silk pillowcase.
You want to follow guidelines which require minimal effort and obtain maximal results. This minimalist approach to skincare is perfect for that - Spend less time in front of the mirror, and indulge in life itself!
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