Radiant, glowing skin and perfect, camera-ready complexion…sounds like a dream. What if we told you that you can wake up with flawless skin every day? And no, there’s no need to break the bank and get the most expensive creams to make your skin look good, or undergo any pricey beauty treatments for that matter. While it is true that skincare and treatments play an important role in keeping your skin looking vibrant and healthy, truly glowing skin can only be achieved if you make certain changes in your day-to-day routine. From watching what you eat and drink to choosing the right fabrics and exercising daily, here are five things every woman should pay attention to when it comes to taking care of her skin.
Making healthier food choices is one of the most important changes you can make if you want to keep your skin glowy and radiant. Start by eating more citrus fruits and vitamin C-rich foods to help flush toxins from your body and cleanse your liver and kidneys. Next, make sure you provide your body with nourishing, wholesome foods to help repair any skin issues from the inside. Omega 3-fatty acids will help keep your skin naturally moisturized, and so will vitamin E-rich walnuts and flax seeds, while vitamins A and B can be used to treat certain skin conditions. Also, consider implementing Ayurveda foods into your diet to make sure that your skin is fed with all the vitamins and minerals it needs to help maintain a healthy glow and a beautiful complexion.
The importance of keeping your body optimally hydrated can’t be emphasized enough. While it’s recommended that we drink around eight glasses of water each day, some of us don’t exactly like the taste of plain tap water. Lemon water is an alternative that models and celebrities swear by, claiming it kick-starts their digestive system, while experts suggest it can even boost your immunity. You can also go for coconut water like the actress Emma Watson does, or fancy up your plain water with strawberries, cucumbers, raspberries, or frozen fruit during the summer. These tasty add-ons will release their flavor and help make drinking water more enjoyable during the day.
Many of us purchase their clothing without giving too much thought to the materials. That is why we sometimes end up with items that make us feel uncomfortable and cause various skin problems. This is especially so in case of undergarments – they are in direct contact with our skin and sensitive areas, so it pays to invest in garments that actually make us feel good and let our skin breathe. While comfort may not be the first thing that pops up in your head when you think of g-string, when it’s made of organic, antibacterial, and hypoallergenic fabrics that don’t irritate the skin and are invisible under the clothes, it can be quite comfortable to wear. As for the shirts and pants, it’s best to avoid wearing tight-fitting and dyed clothes and opt for natural, organic materials and loose garments.
Going for a workout isn’t only a great way to burn calories and boost your mood – it can do wonders for your skin as well. Regular physical activities result in improved circulation, and that means your skin cells get more nutrients and oxygen due to increased blood flow. However, if you have any ongoing dermatological conditions such as psoriasis or rosacea, you should consult with your doctor about the ways you can protect your skin when exercising. The same thing goes if you’re a mom-to-be but still want to enjoy active pregnancy – among a wide range of health benefits, it will also help you get back to your pre-baby weight.
Many of us are convinced that the pricier the skincare product, the better effects they’ll be able to achieve using it. However, more often than not, this isn’t the case, and experts agree, with many of them suggesting using drugstore brands and foregoing the over-priced and usually over-hyped, branded, luxury skincare products. However, it is important not to go overboard with the skincare products, either. It’s best to keep your skincare routine fairly simple – a gentle cleanser, a good moisturizer, a high-SPF sunscreen, and a quality makeup brush set are practically all the tools you need to keep your skin looking clean and fresh on a daily basis.
A young-looking, radiant, vital skin isn’t all that unattainable once you start making radical changes instead of just mimicking a healthy glow with various beauty products. Pay attention to these five things listed above, and you’re sure to give both your complexion and your confidence a significant boost!
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