A few lucky individuals are born with perfect skin. But for the majority of us, our skin is something that we have to work on daily to keep in excellent condition.
It turns out, though, that no matter what your skin tone, there are several lifestyle changes that you can make that will give you the complexion you always wanted. Check out this advice today and get glowing skin for the summer.
Find Ways To Reduce Stress
The benefits of stress reduction are remarkable, not least the fact that your day to day existence is more pleasant. But it turns out that stress can also have unwanted effects on your skin, leading to more frown lines, a higher level of inflammation in the sub-dermal layer, and the production of fine lines and wrinkles.
How do you combat stress? Science says the best approach is exercise and mindfulness.
Improve Your Antioxidant Status
Your antioxidant status is the technical name that nutrition scientists give to the level of antioxidants swimming around in your blood. Antioxidants are great because, as their name implies, they fight oxidation, a potentially damaging chemical process that can degrade the appearance of skin cells.
How do you boost antioxidant status? Easy: just eat more of them. The antioxidants in berries, green tea, leafy vegetables, sweet potatoes, and herbs and spices all get absorbed into your bloodstream and start protecting your body immediately.
Stimulate Your Skin To Repair
Sometimes passive interventions aren’t enough to get your skin to do what you want; sometimes it needs direct stimulation. One of the ways people do this is with microneedling – a technique where a dermatologist rolls a tool with small needles over your face, deliberately damaging skin cells in the process.
But rather than harming your face, the technique helps because it gives skin cells the incentive they need to renew and replace themselves. The overall effect is to make a person look more fresh-faced.
Stop Taking Long, Hot Showers
Taking long, hot showers are one of life’s joys, but it turns out that they might not be so good for your skin. Too much time in the shower can remove the essential layers of oil that sit on the surface of the skin, keeping it from drying out.
Worse still, many people use products that strip the skin of its moisture. If you love bathing products, then it’s best to keep them as natural as possible. Look out for foaming agents, like SLS, and avoid parabens wherever possible.
Sleep More To Avoid Lymph Buildup
Lymph is a substance in the body that helps drains junk that can build up under the skin, helping to preserve your appearance. But it turns out that lymph only drains efficiently during sleep.
Ever wondered what it was that causes bags under the eyes? Blame lymph. Lymphatic fluid builds up around the ducts below the eyes and then when we fail to get enough sleep, doesn’t drain properly. The result is dark circles under the eyes which make you look tired.
What do you do to have glowing complexion? Let me know in the comments below!