Did you know that changes in our complexion can sometimes signal changes in our overall health?
Well, it’s true.
Our skin is the largest organ in our body, and it’s continually working hard to regenerate itself. During times of high stress, it will echo what’s in our hearts and minds. What can we do to combat our body’s natural reaction to the effects of our external environment?
By taking care of our skin and implementing a few lifestyle changes to our daily routines, we can prevent unwanted reactions.
Whole Body Skin Health
Our lives are filled with advertisements pushing skincare products we should be using. There are so many different brands, names, and packaging that it can all be a bit overwhelming. But what if we are paying attention to the wrong thing? What if we can take preventative measures to combat skin problems from within, without having to figure out which cure-all product works for us? By taking care of your body as a whole, and following these 5 tips, your skin will be healthier and more radiant, naturally.
5 Tips for Better Skin Care
1. Wash Your Face Twice a Day
Many people think night-time washing is enough, however, experts recommend washing in the morning, as well, to remove oils and night-time products. Use warm water instead of hot water when cleansing your face.
2. Eat a Balanced and Healthy Diet
Skin-healthy foods such as avocados, nuts & seeds, tomatoes, mangos, kale, fatty fish, green tea, coconut & olive oils, all include ingredients and compounds that can help prevent various types of sun damage.
3. Use Sunscreen
Sunscreen is essential to healthy skin and offers protection against sun exposure that can cause age spots, wrinkles, and other skin problems, including skin cancer. Use a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of at least 15. Apply sunscreen generously and reapply every two hours, or more often if you’re swimming or sweating.
4. Drink Plenty of Water Each Day
Drinking plenty of water helps keep your skin stay hydrated. It also helps your digestive system flush out toxins and improves your complexion for healthy and glowing skin. There is no “one size fits” all number for how much water to drink. Hydration depends on many factors like age, gender, climate, etc, but a good rule of thumb is to try to drink 50%-100% of your body weight in ounces of water, every day. For example, if you weigh 150 pounds, that would be 75 to 150 ounces of water per day. Your daily water consumption should be a considerable focus and priority in your healthy lifestyle, especially, if you’re living at a high altitude, in a warmer climate, or if you’re exercising daily.
5. Manage Your Stress
Stress causes a chemical response in your body that makes skin more sensitive and reactive. Uncontrolled stress can make your skin more sensitive and trigger breakouts and other skin problems. Get ample sleep, set reasonable limits, don’t overload your to-do list, and make time to do the things that bring you peace and joy.
We hope these tips help you on your journey to achieve more beautiful and healthier skin. Be sure to download our easy to read PDF on these 5 tips and place them somewhere you’ll be able to see them every day.