5 Tips for Incredible Skin
Society focuses more on how a person looks. Instead of allowing society to dictate to you what you should be doing or wearing…take action and do what you feel! If you feel like putting on makeup to make you look and feel better, do so. If you don’t, then don’t! As a Makeup Artist, I am always preaching that “skin is in”. To feel even better about yourself, you must take care of the skin underneath the makeup. Here are tips on how you can have incredible skin.
Tip 1-Sleep, Diet & Hydration
I know you’ve heard these before…get your beauty sleep, eat HEALTHY, and drink plenty of water! Getting adequate sleep every night is important in having great skin. Your body rejuvenates itself at night. The longer you sleep, the more your body can heal from things like the environment, any cuts or scrapes you may have, or anything harmful that has inhibited your body. Eating nutritious foods like grains, fibers, lean protein, and fruits and vegetables is a great way to keep your body running well during the day and produce healthy skin. Since the skin is the largest organ on our bodies, we should want to take good care of it. Our bodies are comprised of 50-60% water, therefore when you are dehydrated, your skin will be the first to show signs.
Tip 2-Exercise & Stress
Exercising provides beneficial circulation that keeps nutrients and blood flow to the skin. Whether you are doing HIT exercises, cardio, strength training, yoga, getting massages, or facials, all of these things provide blood flow to the skin and it helps manages stress that can unfortunately lead to aging and worry lines.
Tip 3-Proper Skin Care
Properly cleansing your skin with a mild cleanser, exfoliating, and moisturizing are key in promoting amazing skin. Avoiding soap that can strip natural oils from your skin and using warm water, not hot, is important. Exfoliating is beneficial because it allows you to strip away dead cells at the surface of the skin to reveal glowing, healthy skin. Moisturizing is essential for great-looking skin. Even oily skin needs moisture! Choose a moisturizer that caters to your skin’s unique needs and is made with natural ingredients.
People who smoke have about a 5 times greater chance of having wrinkles than someone who doesn’t smoke. This is because those smoking destroys their collagen and oxygen-rich blood cells in the skin. Smoking induces a grayish, suffocating complexion, creases, furrows, and lines around the mouth and eyes, and nicotine-stained nails, not to mention cancer. Research suggests that smoking may reduce the body’s natural Vitamin A, which protects skin-damaging agents. Smoking may also contribute to hyperpigmentation or discoloration of the skin.
Tip5- Protecting Your Skin from the Sun
The skin produces melanin as a natural sunscreen to try and protect the skin cells against further damage. When you decide against sunscreen, this results in skin discoloration like age spots, freckles, etc. Wearing appropriate clothing, hats, sunglasses, and SPF is crucial if you will be out in the sun for extended periods. Although our bodies do require the sun to produce Vitamin D in our bodies, we only need about 20 minutes of sun play to get the beneficial amounts of UVB rays.
Hopefully, these tips will help in beginning a skincare routine or amping up the one you already have. Check out the upcoming blog post that shares essential oils that are good for the skin.