Jan 20, 2023
Clear, glowing, healthy skin––that’s the ultimate #skincaregoal isn’t it? While a lucky few can thank their genes for amazing skin, there are others who have to take a little extra effort to retain that glow. In either case, maintenance is key. How? Well, with the right kind of routine, products, and daily habits, it becomes a little easier to keep your skin healthy, every single day. Other than environmental factors such UV exposure, dirt, pollution, and other deterrents, there are also many lifestyle factors that reduce the lifespan of your skin. Whether it’s acne breakouts, dullness and dehydration, or even minor blemishes, are all triggered by various elements––that’s why it is said that skin health goes deep. Here are 7 healthy habits people with great skin swear by!
#1 - Listen To Your Skin
Understanding your skin type and what it requires is one of the most important steps to healthy skin. Using the wrong kind of products with harsh ingredients can not only damage the skin, but can also be counterintuitive to your entire routine. Listen to what your skin has to say––if something doesn’t agree or ends up in a reaction, discontinue the use. If a product is showing you results, continue with it consistently. Remember, healthy skin is a journey and therefore nothing works miracles or magic overnight. It’s a slow process, so patience is key.
#2 - Sunscreen Is A Religion
No matter how amazing your skincare routine is, how awesome the products you use are, it all goes to vain if you do not apply sunscreen. UV rays are very damaging to the skin and can trigger a whole lot of skincare woes that are sometimes irreversible. Prevention is better than cure, and applying and reapplying sunscreen whenever you’re exposed to these rays helps you create a shield around your skin. This prevents damage and helps your skincare routine and products work its magic way better.
#3 - Hydrating In More Than One Way
Water is the key to healthy skin! And by this we mean internal and external hydration. Make sure you have enough and more water through the day. This not only flushes out the toxins from your body, but also boosts your skin’s moisture levels, leaving you with the plump and healthy glow from within. Hydrating topically is also important, as it aids in maintaining and strengthening the skin’s protective barrier. Plus, it helps keep the layers of skin moist––and just like internal hydration, it leaves skin soft, supple, and plump.
#4 - Beauty Sleep Is A Must
The right amount of sleep fixes everything! Did you know that while you sleep, your skin tends to produce collagen, an essential required to keep skin firm and healthy? When you get some shut-eye, it uses that time to repair damage caused throughout the day. The lesser your sleep time, the higher the chances are of developing fine lines, wrinkles, dark circles, and basically saggy and loose skin.
#5 - Eating Right
Of course, a healthy diet isn’t just good for your gut, it’s also great for your skin. Foods that are processed or high in sugar and unhealthy fats are highly inflammatory for your body and therefore can lead to acne breakouts and early signs of skin ageing. Following a healthy diet that is rich in skin-loving nutrients like vitamins, minerals, essential fatty acids, antioxidants, anti-inflammatories, helps repair, treat, and protect your skin from the inside out. Remember, a happy gut equals healthy skin!
#6 - Cleansing Properly Before Calling It A Night
Calling it a night? Always remember to take your makeup off and double-cleanse. Sleeping with your makeup on, is a cardinal skincare sin and should never be committed at any cost. Not cleansing properly before heading to bed often results in clogged pores, breakouts, and irritation. While you sleep your entire body hits reset, including your skin, so no matter how tired you are…always double-cleanse the day off your face!
#7 - Keeping Stress Levels At Bay
Mental health plays an integral role in the way the rest of our body functions, and is very closely linked to skin health too. Studies have shown that chronic and acute stress impacts the skin negatively and can trigger conditions such as acne, eczema, psoriasis, and other major skin issues. Involve yourself in stress-busting activities such as meditation, yoga, or any other form of exercise, that’ll help keep the stress at bay.