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Healthy skin is the most important aspect of beauty, and for ages, people have been obsessing about having the perfect skin. The solution is, in fact, easier than most people think it is. Following a few healthy practices is all it takes to make sure you never have to worry about skin problems.
Nature has provided us with everything a healthy body needs, skin included. All we need to do is make time for ourselves and pay conscious attention to the skin every single day.
Read on to find out just how you can get rid of your skin problems and achieve healthy glowing skin by just making some simple, natural lifestyle changes.
- Keep It Clean
Clean skin is healthy skin – as simple as that. Keeping your skin free of dirt, oil, pollution and germs is enough to keep it healthy and glowing, without doing much else. To begin with, grab yourself an all-natural cleanser free of harsh chemicals, particularly sulfates. Choose a cleanser that’s right for your skin. Make sure it doesn’t strip away moisture leaving your skin dry, nor should it be too rich, so it leaves behind traces of make-up and oil. Choose the perfect balance of cleansing and nourishing for the clean and healthy skin.
Moisturizing your skin helps replenish the lost natural oils and moisture that are lost during the day due to sun exposure and other factors. Cleansers too will strip at least some of that vital skin moisture, and hence, it is imperative that you give back what the skin has lost. Choose a light-bodied, quick-absorbing moisturizer and apply it evenly to your skin. Choosing separate moisturizers for face and body is a good idea as the skin on the face and the neck is more delicate than on the rest of the body and hence, needs special attention.
A quick tip – the hydration and the suppleness of your skin are highest right after a shower, and the skin can actually dry up pretty quickly. To lock the moisture in, slather on plenty of moisturizers soon after a bath, while the skin is still a little damp. This will help preserve the moisture and keep your skin fresh and healthy all day.
- Do Not Skip Sunscreen
Yes, even when you’re indoors and even when the sun is barely visible, UV rays can sneak through, and the smallest amount is enough to cause significant damage to your delicate skin. So, always use sunscreen on all exposed parts of your body. Don’t forget to cover your neck and even your feet if they’re going to see some sun.
- Avoid Chemicals, Use Natural Products
When it comes to skincare products, there’s an absolute riot out there. Except for a few trusty brands, the vast majority of skin creams, lotions and serums are full of chemicals that can surely give you some temporary benefits, but can be bad for your skin in the long term. With prolonged use of chemical-laden products, the skin tends to lose its elasticity and natural glow.
To avoid this, be very selective about the products you allow on your skin. Choose quality brands. They may cost a bit upfront, but are well worth it. Also, a number of products can be replaced with natural substances from our bountiful botanic universe. For instance, coconut oil is the best alternative for a night cream. Similarly, a number of essential oils have incredible skin-healing, soothing and brightening qualities. These oils are not only better than chemical-loaded products, but often outperform any other product when it comes to natural, holistic skincare from within.
Yes, you’ve heard this a hundred times, but it still remains vital, and most people still overlook the importance of it. You simply have to drink enough water through the day to flush out toxins, maintain pH levels and keep your skin (and the rest of your body) hydrated. And no, soda doesn’t count. Make sure to consume two to three liters of water through the day.
- Plenty of Exercise, Plenty of Rest
To keep blood circulation optimum and ensure overall health and fitness, you need adequate exercise every day. The regularity of it is more important than the intensity of it. A 30-minute walk every day, preferably in the morning when pollution is low, and oxygen is high, can do wonders for your skin. Rest is as important as exercise, and you must clock in at least seven to eight hours of uninterrupted sleep every night.
- Just Be Happy
Your skin is one of the first organs to be affected by the changes in your mood. If you are happy, feel great about yourself and do not let your self-esteem drop, your skin assumes a radiant glow on its own. Stress, sadness, and anxiety make your skin dull and lifeless almost instantly.
People may think that high self-esteem comes naturally to those who look good, but it’s quite the opposite really. You begin to look good naturally when you feel great and truly believe that you are a unique and special person. So, focus on the good things in life, take good care of yourself, and you will see that your skin responds by glowing, and you will feel beautiful from inside too.
Now that you know the essential steps to healthy skin, it’s time to stop taking your skin lightly and invest a few minutes every day to give it the tender loving care it needs. Remember, all good things in life need to be cared for and cherished, especially skin health. Make the above steps a part of your daily routine, and the difference they make will surprise you.