The skin on our face can often be a key indicator of our overall health. When you treat your body right, your skin will reflect it. Here are a few ways you can support your overall health and get youthful, glowing skin in the process.
VITAMIN C ISN’T ONLY FOUND IN YOUR SKIN CARE
Many of the ingredients you find in your skincare also work wonders for the skin when added into your diet. Take vitamin C, a powerful brightening skincare ingredient (Turmeric + C Enlighten Serum, anyone?) that also can be found in the foods you eat. Adequate vitamin C intake in your diet is vital for rebuilding collagen lost with age as well as helping to repair and prevent dry skin. Eat your fruits and veggies, because foods like oranges, papaya, strawberries, broccoli, sweet potato, brussels sprouts, kale, and peppers are all great sources of vitamin C.
EAT YOUR HEALTHY FATS
Another dietary necessity for great skin is omega fatty acid. These are healthy fats that are known to reduce inflammation, keep the skin supple, and protect it from environmental damage. Fatty fish such as salmon, sardines, anchovy, mackerel, and herring are fantastic sources of omega-3 fatty acids. You can also find essential fatty acids in avocado, nuts such as walnuts, and seeds like chia, hemp, flax, and sunflower seeds.
GET YOUR BEAUTY SLEEP
While you sleep, more blood flows to your skin, resulting in a healthy, well-rested glow upon waking. Sleep is also essential for maintaining your skin’s hydration levels, recovering from damage, and soothing acne and other skin conditions. What’s more, inadequate sleep raises cortisol levels, which trigger inflammation and breaks down the collagen proteins that are responsible for keeping your skin looking taught and youthful. So, make sure you’re getting you’re getting your 7-9 hours!
Yes, your skin can be dehydrated, too. Dehydrated skin appears tight and dry with less elasticity and more wrinkles. While you can repair dehydrated skin with products like those in our Deep Hydration range, dehydrated skin is inevitable if you’re not drinking enough water. Indeed, drinking water can help boost elasticity, fight wrinkles, and tighten pores. Remember, the standard recommended water intake is eight 8-ounce glasses a day.
GET THOSE STEPS IN
Regular exercise has numerous benefits for your skin. Getting your blood pumping increases circulation, resulting in more blood flow to the skin which keeps skin cells nourished and cleansed from cellular debris. By supporting the health of the skin, exercise can also have huge age defying benefits. Studies have shown that those who exercise regularly had thicker and healthier skin as they got older.
In short, a perfect skincare routine isn’t enough for great skin. Treat your body right and your skin will repay you.