The latest skincare trends are evolving to incorporate lifestyle changes rather than focusing solely on products for your face. Being a busy woman, you’re probably in search of the easiest ways to take care of your skin when you’re in a rush. You’re in luck! I’m here to help you tackle your skincare routine from the inside out. You don’t have to go out and buy fancy products right away. Start from where you are right now and focus on what you can do daily to make your skin the healthiest it can be.
“You are what you eat” holds some truth when it comes to your skin’s outer appearance, so controlling what you put into your body is key in controlling your skin’s texture, oiliness, and tone. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle takes a little bit of effort to begin, but once you’ve adjusted a few things in your daily routine, you’ll see the lasting effects on your skin. Let’s dive into the three essentials to making your skin glow all year round without those expensive skincare products!
The number one thing your dermatologist will recommend to take care of your skin is to drink a lot of water each day. The human body is made up of about 60% water, so staying hydrated throughout the day will help replenish your organs and keep things fresh. Fun fact – your skin is the largest organ on your body! The more water you drink, the smoother and fuller your skin will be. To prevent scarring, wrinkles, and fine lines, make sure you drink around eight glasses of water each day. Water helps to maintain your skin’s elasticity over time, so there’s no better time than now to incorporate more water into your day. Try flavored waters or sparkling water to spice things up and still reap the benefits of hydration throughout your day!
Whatever you put into your body affects the way you look and feel. Have you ever eaten a burger for dinner and then felt like the skin on your face was greasy for the rest of the night? That’s because your burger was probably filled with loads of unhealthy fats that aren’t being processed by your body properly. Because of this, your skin holds these oils and you’ll see these effects for hours or even days after you indulge. Now, that’s not to say that you shouldn’t enjoy a good burger once in a while, but try balancing it with a healthy snack packed with vitamins to counteract some of the negative effects of fatty foods.
Incorporating healthy fats into your diet is a great way to maintain that indulgent feeling when you have cravings and still look out for your skin. Foods like avocados, nuts, and salmon are all healthy alternatives to satisfy your cravings for fatty foods. The nutrients found in these food groups are beneficial to the overall health of your skin, too. They contain Omega-3 and Vitamin E, both essential ingredients in many skincare regimens. You can get the essential ingredients that make up some of the best skincare products within your diet at much lower prices.
What many women don’t realize is that their hormones have a direct impact on their mental and physical health all month long. Despite the fact that most women can track a pattern throughout the month, noticing when they suffer from breakouts or oiliness, many aren’t aware what’s happening to their skin the rest of the month. If you can focus on what’s happening when your skin looks it’s best, you can try to mimic that when you’re struggling with hormonal changes.
Many dermatologists and gynecologists work together to study how hormonal imbalances and changes throughout the month can affect your skin. It’s completely normal to have shifts in your estrogen and progesterone levels throughout the month and there are simple ways to alleviate some of the effects of these imbalances. You can balance your hormones throughout the month with dietary supplements like Fish Oils, Vitamin B, Zinc, and even CBD. Dietary supplements rich in healthy fats, vitamins, and zinc are helpful in providing your body with what it’s lacking during certain times of your cycle. You can work directly with your doctors to decide when it’s right to be taking these supplements and which are going to be most beneficial to you.
Along with dietary supplements, maintaining a lifestyle with minimum stress is key to having a healthy body. Your skin will see the effects of stress in more ways than just breakouts. Wrinkles and fine lines are often a telltale sign of worry and grief. The easiest way to decrease the effects of daily stress on your skin is to take enough time each day for yourself. This might sound impossible with your crazy schedule, but seriously, schedule it in! You deserve at least 20 minutes of alone time where you can just sit and breathe. Maybe you use this time to read a book or take a bath while listening to your favorite music. It’s so important to remember yourself – when you feel good on the inside, you’ll be glowing on the outside, too!
There are so many ways to keep your skin healthy and radiant without breaking the bank for designer skincare products. Your overall health stems from what you put into your body, so taking care of your skin starts with a healthy diet, plenty of water, and the right supplements for you. If you’re aware of how your daily habits affect how you look and feel, you can work to target specific ways to get your skin glowing from the inside out!
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