Taking good care of your skin is one of the most important things you can do for yourself. And it all starts from within. From staying hydrated to eating a nutritious diet and choosing the right skincare, healthy skin often means a healthy life.
We’ve written about skincare before, including guides to adult acne, getting rid of dark circles, and banishing blackheads. This is different. We’re here to discuss how you should be taking care of your skin as part of your lifestyle. From the things you eat and drink to the SPF you choose (yes, you really need to wear it) and the best products for your rotation. Let’s get started.
Caring for your skin with hydration
You know how important hydration is for your skin, but do you understand why? When you drink water, every part of your body becomes better hydrated and healthier. Drinking plenty of water also helps clear impurities and toxins at a cellular level, encouraging cell turnover and leading to healthier skin.
Proper hydration can also aid healing, improve skin tone, reduce puffiness, and prevent acne. Not to mention the many benefits hydration can have on your physical health overall.
You can help boost your skin’s hydration from the outside by using a quality moisturiser every day. Look for skincare which contains hyaluronic acid, which can hold 1000 times its own weight in water! This will help lock in moisture and improve the appearance of your skin.
Nourishing from the inside out
Choosing the right foods to nourish your body can have a considerable impact on the condition and appearance of your skin. When you eat the right things and ensure you’re getting all your essential vitamins and minerals, your body works at its best. This means better healing, skin cell turnover, and blood flow, which can all contribute to skin health.
Take care of your skin by eating:
- Yellow and orange fruits and vegetables, like carrots, squash, and papaya
- Leafy green vegetables like spinach and kale
- Beans, pasta, lentils
- Fatty fish like salmon and mackerel
Choosing the right SPF
Using SPF every day is one of the most important things you can do to take care of your skin. You should be wearing sunscreen on your face every day, not just in summer but throughout the year.
UV rays are the most significant cause of fine lines, wrinkles, and pigmentation. We’re sure you want to avoid these things and maintain healthy-looking, smooth skin for as long as possible, and SPF is the key.
There are lots of everyday sunscreens available that won’t leave your face feeling greasy or stifled. And these formulas work well under makeup, just like your favourite moisturiser. So choosing a daily SPF has never been more straightforward or exciting. Look for a broad spectrum product which will shield your skin against UVA and UVB rays.
Finding products that suit your skin type
One last thing to keep in mind when you’re planning new ways to take care of your skin – choose products that suit your skin type. That cult skincare favourite might look great in your bathroom lineup, but slathering your face with products that don’t suit you is a sure-fire way to mess up your skin.
Oils are a big offender when it comes to this. While oils can be great for dry and combination skin types, many people with already oily skin can find themselves in a mess when they try these kinds of products. Similarly, moisturisers and cleansers designed for acne-prone skin might not be appropriate if you don’t suffer from blemishes. It’s all about finding the right products for you.
So don’t read too many generic blogs and articles about the powers of products, but research ingredients and brands designed with your unique skin makeup in mind. And if you do love a magazine or blog, take their recommendations with a pinch of salt. Figure out your skin type and look for advice that relates to you.
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