We're always at a constant battle to keep our skin looking and feeling our best. From the latest beauty product to the newest (and sometimes crazy) anti-aging fad- we all want beautiful youthful skin.
Proper skincare and healthy lifestyle choices can help delay the natural aging process and prevent various skin problems.
Here are 9 tips you can easily incorporate to that will help you in achieving glowing skin:
We all know the benefits of drinking water. Yet most of us struggle with drinking the required minimum 8 glasses a day. I know I do. Water intake is extremely important for our overall health. It aids in digestion, circulation, and absorption of nutrients. Staying hydrated is essential for maintaining the optimum skin moisture and essential nutrients to the skin cells. The best way for me to remember to drink water, is to carry my water bottle at all times. If I see it, I’m prone to drink it.
Tip: Try adding fruit to flavor your water
The sun is a great source for vitamin D. However, the ideal time for catching some rays is only between 7am to 9am. After that time, the UV rays are too strong and can damage the texture of your skin and may cause skin cancer. Using sunscreen is a must! That is the one product that you can't afford to leave the house without.
Daily Dose of Vitamin C and Biotin:
As an antioxidant, Vitamin C helps neutralize harmful free radicals in cells. Biotin, as most of us have probably read before, supports beautiful healthy hair, skin and nails. You can take these supplements in either pill or gummy form.
Dullness of the skin, pimples and acne are often caused by excessive accumulation of toxins and waste products in the body. It is important to flush out these impurities from our bodies and keep our digestive system regular.
I’ve been guilty of being too tired to take my make up off before going to sleep. But going to bed without removing your makeup is one of the worst things you can do for the complexion of your skin. At night, the skin’s most important function is to renew itself. Wearing makeup and foundation at night disrupts and prevents the renewal process, causing damage and negative effects to your skin, such as clogged pores, wrinkles, and breakouts. Also, just as bad: Not properly cleaning your make-up brushes. Make sure you clean your brushes at least every two weeks. The last thing your face needs is oil, dirt or bacteria from your dirty brushes. No thank you!
Tip: Give your skin some rest! According to skincare experts, going completely make-up free for two days a week can result in younger, healthier looking skin in under a month.
Regular cleanings and exfoliation are an integral part of fighting the war on aging. Exfoliating removes dead surface skin cells and allows the natural repair process to occur. The increase of cell turnover helps reveal newer and healthier skin cells. Added bonus: it decreases blackheads, minimizes hyperpigmentation and fine lines, and adds an all-over healthy glow. I use the Clarisonic Mia 2 twice a week and avoid washing my face with hot water. The heat and over exfoliating can strip your skin form it’s essential oils.
Being now in my 30's, I realize how important taking care of your skin truly is. Prevention is better than a cure and this couldn't be more true when it comes to an anti-aging skincare routine. I was recently gifted and started using Shaklee YOUTH®. This product line was formulated specifically to target and address aging at the cellular level of your skin. Shaklee YOUTH® products are all 100% vegan and cruelty free.
* Youth Activating Serum: If there is one product you need to be using, is this one. It helps renew and regenerate your skin for a more youthful appearance.
* Youth Radiance C+E: Perfectly measured in gold drops, this product plumps, brightens and reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
* BB Cream SPF 30: BB creams are great for makeup free days. They help even, correct and hydrate your skin. Added bonus, it's chemical free and has SPF30 sunscreen.
Getting a good night’s rest can do wonders for your skin. When you’re not getting enough sleep, your skin will definitely show it. During deep sleep, the rise in growth hormones allows damaged cells to become repaired. Without the deeper phases of sleep, this process won't occur, allowing daily small breakdowns to accumulate instead of being reversed overnight. This results in more noticeable signs of aging. I try and go to bed at 10:30pm every night. Key word is try. It’s something I know I need to improve on- especially since I’m not in my 20’s anymore. Best way to catch some zzz is to turn off your T.V and phone. It really does help in shutting off your mind and resting your body.
Professional Skincare Services:
This is one thing I wish I would've started sooner. At home skincare is important for the overall health of your skin but going to a professional med spa or a licensed Esthetician will take your skin appearance to another level. Getting these services doesn't have to break your bank either. You can start off with facials, microdermabrasion and peels and see how well your skin responds. I didn't start taking my skincare seriously until a few month ago when I started getting SkinPen treatments as well as Sensi and Jessner Peels at resouLuna Advanced Aesthetic Therapy. So far, I've received three sessions of each treatment and have seen a huge difference in my skin appearance and texture, especially with my acne scars. I will be sharing my collaboration with them as well as my results on another more detailed post. If you're in the Central Florida area, I highly recommend visiting them. You'll fall in love with the staff, beautiful location and amazing services. Check out their website for more information. If you're not in my area, then I suggest doing the proper research on finding a good and reputable establishment.
What is your skincare routine and what are your favorite tips for achieving beautiful and radiant skin?