Healthy skin is more than just cleansing and having a solid skincare routine. In fact, there are many other factors in our lives that can affect our wellbeing and how radiant we look.
If you’ve perfected your face cleansing routine, then it’s time to do a quick check to see if you are undoing all your good work.
When you sleep at night, your body gives your skin some serious TLC. Getting into bad sleep habits will show on your face in more ways than those dreaded dark under-eye bags.
In fact, a lack of zzz’s means your skin isn’t getting the hydration it deserves. Sleep-time is when our body is working on re-balancing our skin to make it look healthy and glowing. In addition, sleep helps to reduce inflammation and repair damaged skin cells.
So if you want to look naturally radiant, prioritise your sleep and let your body do the rest!
We all know how detrimental stress is to our physical and emotional wellbeing. But did you know that stress can be a major cause of our skin problems as well?
Too much worrying can make your skin look tired, puffy and flaky. Not to mention the pimple and acne breakouts…
However, don’t sweat it! Why not try mediation, yoga, exercise or dancing to reduce your stress levels? Not only is it a great way to get fit and improve your overall well-being but your skin will thank you for it.
Diet impacts our physical appearance in more ways than our waistlines. A poor diet can really wreak havoc on our skin.
Too much sugary and starchy junk food creates inflammation, which can cause skin to look tired and dull. Not to mention overloading on salt – puffy eyes – not a good look!
Increasing the amount of healthy fruits, nuts, seeds and veg you eat will greatly benefit your skin. This is because of the magic ingredients they contain call ‘antioxidants’. You’ve probably heard this word before, but did you know that antioxidants help reduce skin cell damage to keep the skin looking healthy and youthful? Salad please…
If you’ve been struggling to find a reason to get yourself down to the gym, then listen to this…
Getting your sweat on actually increases blood flow to your face, which helps your skin to replenish and look radiant as toxins are carried away during this process too!
Plus, that feel good vibe you get from endorphins released during a workout can help you to combat your stress levels. Helping you to clear up those pimples and feel skin confident!
People around you
Toxic relationships, feeling stuck or depressed in our current situations can lead to stress. And we already know how detrimental that can be to our skin…
Instead, re-evaluate your friendships and how you spend your time. If you’re not happy, make changes. Whilst this can be difficult to start with, you’ll see positive results not only in your skin. Happiness starts from within and shows on your face!
If you’ve seen an improvement in your skin after making a positive change to your health and wellbeing, let us know in the comments! We’d love to hear from you!