There’s much we can do to feel our best, but don’t we, ultimately, also want to look as good as we feel? If our skin is looking tired, lifeless, and lacking that punch of zest that makes it look healthy, then it’s impossible to look the best we can. The good news is that there’s no mystery when it comes to having healthy looking skin; we just have to follow some simple rules give us that glow. Below, we take a look at seven golden rules you need to incorporate into your skin regime.
Don’t Overdo the Cleaning
Yes, it is, of course, important to wash your face and get rid of the buildup of dirt and grime that daily life brings. However, it’s crucial you remember that there is such a thing as washing your skin too much. If you’re using too many products to scrub away the dirt, you’ll be liable to dry out your skin too much, which could result in breakouts and other things that limit how good we look. There’s such a thing as scrubbing too hard; go soft, with products that agree with your skin.
Get the Right Vitamins
Having the right diet will ensure that you’re able to keep a great figure, but the importance of what we eat goes beyond keeping our weight under control. It’s also important when it comes to how healthy our skin looks. There are four vitamins you need to have in your diet, and these are: vitamins D, C, E, and K. If you have a diet that includes plenty of fresh fish, raw vegetables, and grain-based meals, then you’ll be getting the good stuff you need. Also, if you were looking for another excuse to give up those fatty fast foods, then the effect it has on your skin is it!
Biggest Danger: The Sun
The sun is the biggest threat to your skin. While it can be nice to lounge out on a sunny day, it’s crucial that you limit how much time you’re exposing your skin to the sun’s harmful rays. Spending time too much time outside on a sunny day won’t just age your skin prematurely, it can also induce conditions such as Cutaneous Lupus. If spending time in the sun is beyond your control, then make sure you’re fully topped up with suntan lotion, and wear sunglasses, so you don’t develop wrinkles around your eyes.
There’s a lot of things in modern life that can induce stress. This can have terrible effects on other areas of your health, such as your mental well-being and your chances of serious heart conditions, but it can also affect how our skin looks. Having a chaotic lifestyle will make your skin more prone to breakouts. If you’re beginning to feel overwhelmed by life, it’s time that you take a look at some tried and tested techniques to keep the stress out of your life, such as yoga, mindfulness, and spending time in nature.
Keep Things Moisturized
It doesn’t matter where you live: the elements will be wreaking havoc on your skin. This is especially the case when you live in areas that have a lot of wind and rain. If you live in places like that, your skin will receive a battering on a daily basis. To ensure that its effects are minimal, make sure you’re keeping your skin well moisturized. It’ll be the first layer of defense when you’re going out about your daily business.
Everyone knows that it’s important to have an active lifestyle if you want to have positive all-around health. As well as ensuring everything is in good working condition, you’ll also be improving your circulation, and will end up with a healthy ‘glow’ after you’ve finished working out. If your skin looks tired in the morning, go for a quick fifteen-minute jog, and your skin will look fresh and alert.
The biggest factor that’ll determine how healthy your skin looks will be your environment and lifestyle. If you’re having too many late nights, or you drink and smoke alcohol, then it’ll begin to show on your skin. Cut out the things you know are bad for you, get a few more early nights through the week, and you’ll be back looking your best in no time.
We sometimes think of our skin as something that’ll just do its own thing, but as we’ve shown above, you have much more control of how it looks than you think you do!