6 Things To Do For a Healthier Looking Skin.
A “healthy skin” is what everyone seems to be chasing after and has become a big part of the TikTok Town . Tiktok Videos, in 2022, are the holy grail of skincare hacks. Influencers are testing out these amazing products for us and convincing us to buy expensive serums, moisturisers and sunscreens. But the one thing that many of them forget to mention is that beauty is from within. You have to put as much effort to heal your skin from the inside as much as you do from the outside.
We all know that a healthy-looking skin helps boost your self-esteem and sense of well-being. No matter how good or bad you think your skin looks right now, there are ways you can take care of it so that it stays healthy for many years to come. Whether you have oily, dry or normal skin, here are six things that you should do every day to keep yourself looking beautiful
1. Get between 6-8 hours of sleep
To reap all the benefits of a good night's rest, try setting an alarm so that your body knows when it should start winding down. You might also want to make sure that your room is dark and quiet so that there's no light or noise interfering with your sleep cycle.
A night time skincare routine may just help you to start the winddown process. If you are having troubles sleeping, some eucalyptus oil on your pillow might just do the trick.
Much like our body, our skin too needs time to repair and recover. A good nights rest will have you waking up to a refreshed, glowing skin, ready to take on the day.
2. Drink enough water ( 2.5 to 3 litres)
Drinking enough water is one of the most effective ways to keep your body hydrated, which leads to a healthier looking skin.
- Drinking water helps flush out toxins from the body, so that you look and feel better.
- Drinking water keeps your digestive system healthy, which is vital for maintaining good health.
- It can also boost your metabolism as we all gracefully age. (I don’t know about you but I am over 30 and I am starting to see the difference in my metabolism)
3. Cut down on sugar
Have you ever noticed that the moment you eat that Krispy Kreme Donut a pimple is on the rise and brewing under your skin?
Sugar is one of the worst things to eat as it can cause many health related issues. Sugar can cause inflammation and acne, which could lead to redness and pimples. If you are trying to lose weight or simply want to look good, then avoid sugars as much as possible.
The first step is to reduce the amount of sugar in drinks, snacks and desserts by cutting down on sugary products like juices, soft drinks and sweetened teas. You should also try to avoid eating pastries or chocolates with lots of sugar content because they may lead to insulin resistance which leaves your body unable to remove excess fat from your liver cells causing accumulation of fats around your waistline resulting in high blood pressure leading ultimately at strokes/heart attacks!
4. Workout for 20 mins at least 3 times a week
Exercise is a great way to improve your overall health, and it's especially good for your skin! By exercising, you increase blood flow to your muscles and other organs. This helps remove toxins from the body, including those that have built up on your skin. As we've talked about in previous posts, inflammation increases with age. Exercise can help reduce this inflammation by reducing stress levels in the body and releasing endorphins which reduce pain (including the discomfort of aging).
A 20-minute workout three times a week is all you need to reap these benefits--but don't stop there! You should aim for at least 30 minutes of moderate activity five days per week for best results (and not just walking!). If you're new to exercise or it has been a while since you've exercised regularly, start slowly with shorter workouts until your body gets used to them again before increasing their duration.
5. Eat fruit and vegetables daily
The easiest way to get healthy, glowing skin is to eat fruit and vegetables daily. They’re rich in vitamins and minerals, antioxidants, which help fight free radicals that cause damage to your skin. Fruit and vegetables are also low in calories so you can eat as much of them as you like!
Some research suggests that eating five portions a day is best for good health. The more colourful the better - so try to include red, orange and yellow fruits and veggies every day too! Try having some fruit first thing in the morning as part of a breakfast smoothie or with porridge; it will give you an energy boost while keeping hunger at bay until lunchtime.
If possible buy seasonal produce when shopping; this way your body gets exactly what it needs at any given time of year without taking preservative chemicals into account too (they're added because they last longer).
6. Meditate for 10 mins everyday
Meditation is a great way to relax, unwind and sleep better. Meditation can also help you reduce stress and anxiety by helping the body cope with it better.
When you meditate for 10 mins everyday, your body will be able to get rid of toxins more efficiently which helps in improving the circulation of blood so that nutrients reach all parts of your body including your skin cells faster. The result is that your skin looks younger and healthier.
Other than the 6 things listed above the following are also things to remember
- Use sunscreen every day when going out into the sun (apply before 10 am when UV rays are strongest). And don't forget to reapply every 2 hours! Wear sunglasses too if possible as they block UV light from entering the eye which protects against cataracts later on in life.
- Don't smoke!
- Follow a good skincare routine (I hear skin cycling is very “in” right now)
- Change pillowcases at lease twice a week. (I change it every day and I feel that helps for me)
- Wash or wrap up hair before bed.