While we love our favorite skincare products, a radiant, healthy skin comes from good habits with a consistent skincare routine. Here are few tips to turbo-charge your skin and maintain a healthy, radiant complexion.
Introducing superfoods in your meal, packs nutritional punch that can boost your skin significantly with vitamins, minerals and powerful antioxidants and phytonutrients.
Foods rich in vitamins B, C, D and E particularly support a radiant complexion and protect your skin from free-radical damage, helping you achieve that natural healthy glow from within.
Eat your way to a healthy, glowing skin by including these superstar fruits and vegetables in your diet.
- Lifestyle changes
Excessive refined carbohydrate, excessive alcohol consumption, smoking, long hot showers, and long hours in sun are just no good when you are in pursuit of a healthy, glowing skin. A lifestyle change can have a huge impact not only on your skin health but your internal health too.
Excessive sun exposure can accelerate skin ageing as a result of UV rays that damage the skin. It is vital to wear sunscreen during the day for protection and to prevent these damages. Use a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher to prolong healthy, glowing skin!
Excessive alcohol consumption and smoking whilst not good for your internal organs can dehydrate the skin. Replenish your skin by drinking enough water to flush out unwanted toxins. The skin needs major hydration to stay supple, clear and fresh.
Consumption of refined carbohydrates such as white bread and sugary snacks in excess can aggravate insulin spike and will in turn dull your skin natural complexion and can cause skin inflammation.
Long hours in steaming showers can dry out your skin by disrupting your skin’s natural moisture balance. Spend less hours in showers and moisturize damp skin immediately after shower.
A good night sleep is just as important for your skin. Lack of sleep can promote inflammation and interfere with skin cell renewal and wound healing. A sleep deprived skin looks fatigued and dry with dark circles developing over time under the eyes. Getting at least six to eight hours sleep can improve your skin and physical well-being.
Stress can affect our entire body and mental state. We may not be able to avoid stress completely in our day to day living. However, it is very important to find ways to keep stress levels under control. Stress can negatively impact on the skin by triggering internal inflammation that manifest as acne on the skin. Stress can impair wound healing and cause dry flaky patches on the skin.
People with skin conditions such as eczema, rosacea and psoriasis are prone to flare-ups when stressed. Meditation and exercise are effective stress-busters to decrease stress levels in order to improve your skin and well-being.
- Skin Detox
Skin detox is necessary to turbo-charge your skin and ensure your skincare products are absorbed when applied. Cleanse the skin with gentle cleansers daily to remove impurities. Exfoliate once or twice per week depending on your skin sensitivity. Exfoliation promotes skin cell regeneration by the removal of dead skin cells. Apply a detoxifying clay mask once per week to draw oil and dirt to the surface of the skin and unclog clogged pores. Benefits of skin detox include even skin tone, balanced sebum production, skin softening and nourishment.