In this article: Explore the world of skincare and gain more insight on how to get healthy skin, and how to maintain a youthful glow.
The fountain of youth might only be a myth, but we can surely keep a healthy glow well into our later years by making healthy food choices and staying active. While the second tip—staying active—makes some people nervous because of the harsh impact of the sun or flare-ups caused by skin conditions, there are many ways to create a skincare regimen that will work for you.
1. Skin Benefits from Exercise
You probably know that exercise is great for your cardiovascular health, as well as other organs, but despite the assumptions that exercise is bad for your skin there are actually many benefits.
Getting your blood flowing through exercise is vital for skin cells to receive needed oxygen and to reduce free radicals, according to Web MD. You can start by choosing a sunscreen specifically for the face. Read your labels! Find a PH balanced antiperspirant sunscreen to avoid getting it mixed with sweat in your eyes.
If you are one of many individuals that suffer from eczema, rosacea, or psoriasis, try exercising indoors in a cool temperature. Be prepared with a cool compress like a damp towel for providing relief to flare-ups. No matter what your ailments, your whole body will thank you when you reap the benefits of exercise.
2. Stress Management
Having stress hurts every part of your health, so it is no surprise to see it on this list for skincare. Stress causes acne, wrinkles, dull and dry skin, and even hives.
There are many ways to treat skin related problems caused by stress from learning relaxation techniques to seeking therapy (1). These healthy strategies for mind, body, and spirit will lead to full body care, not just skincare.
3. Eat Healthy
Not only crucial for a healthy weight, but a healthy diet plan plays a huge role in having a clear and healthy glow. Foods high in sugars and bad cholesterol can cause acne. Inflammatory foods high in gluten can cause flare-ups for those that suffer from a variety of skin conditions. Avoiding sugars, gluten, and high cholesterol can prevent breakouts and promote a clear complexion. Add into your diet foods high in antioxidants like berries and avocados.
4. Skin Care Routine
There may already be a routine you’re comfortable with, but chances are, it isn’t working or not providing the goals you were hoping to try to reach. When developing a skincare regimen to maintain or improve skin health, it is important to consider your personal skincare needs.
Turn to your dermatologist for skin care tips that will help. Some common ingredients many dermatologists turn to are products with Vitamin C, ferulic acid, and azelaic acid.
5. Use Anti-Wrinkle Cream
Now that we’ve talked about a daily skin care routine, it is only natural that part of that routine would be an Anti-Wrinkle Cream. While it is best to stick with what your own individual skin needs, an Anti-Wrinkle Cream like Lifecell may help reduce wrinkles and bring vibrancy back to aging skin.
6. Quit Smoking
Not only does smoking cause lung damage and potentially cancer, but it also ages the skin by causing dullness and wrinkles. Your best bet is to quit and to avoid being around second-hand smoke as well.
7. Get More Sleep
Lack of sleep causes stress, weight gain, and wrinkles. In addition to this, people who do not get enough sleep also suffer from puffiness and dark circles. Make the best choice for your overall internal health and outer health by finding out how much sleep your body needs for your age range, and then create a routine that allows that to happen.
8. Regular Facials
Facials are known for removing blemishes like dead and dry skin and reducing fine lines and wrinkles. A facial can help boost your skincare routine sort of like a kick-off party, but this should not be the only thing you do for your skin.
Refer back to 4 for your skincare routine and get to know what dermatologists recommend. A daily routine of cleansing and moisturizing with added sunscreen is the best choice in comparison to regular spa treatments (2).
9. Skin Moisturizer
Everyone is different. It doesn’t matter what your relatives or even your twin sister use —we are all different. It can be hard to define what will work for each individual because needs vary and reactions to products vary just as much.
The best thing to do is to get to know your skin type and needs, then compare products that target your needs. Natural remedies for oily skin include moisturizing the skin regularly!
Many people with oily skin avoid this step because of the misconception that moisturizers can make things worse. It’s quite the opposite. Regular washing and moisturizing can help to balance the skin.
10. Drink Water
One of the simplest and most beneficial things you can do for your skin is to drink plenty of water. Even if you fall short on remembering your skincare products, drinking enough water regularly reduces or prevents the signs of aging while providing supple, radiant, youthful and healthy skin.
If you are like most people, water is probably not your favorite drink, but after seeing the lasting effects (3) water can give your skin’s natural glow you might change your mind! Not everyone sees results from increasing water intake overnight.
However, adding hydration to your daily routine is not only good for your internal organs, but it is EXCELLENT for your face.
If you’ve made it to the end of this article you have probably noticed a running trend. If it’s healthy for the rest of your body, it is healthy for your skin! Likewise, things that are damaging to the body will also harm your skin. When creating a new regimen, the above tips will give you a great start.
Another thing to consider is that skincare woes may be the result of other underlying health issues. As with anything, if problems continue to persist, worsen, or even change due to trying new products, it’s time to call a doctor. A board-certified dermatologist will be able to guide you in your skincare routine to achieve a healthy, radiant, and glowing skin.