Everyone’s happy to grow up, but we’re less enthusiastic about growing old. Especially when we start to see the effects on our skin. Is this something you can control? To a certain extent, yes. All you need to do is make a few changes to the way you live.
There are differing opinions about how much water we should drink every day. But the general rule is two liters a day to ensure proper hydration. But beyond water, using the right moisturizer is important to form a barrier on the skin, locking water and oil in the skin for a natural glow.
You are what you eat. Maintain a balanced diet, rich in vitamins and minerals, to feed your skin everything it needs. Understandably, this can be a problem sometimes, especially when schedules get busier. As a rule, go for foods rich in antioxidants, like yoghurt, fruits and vegetables.
Proper sleep is necessary for the body to repair itself. But if you’re not getting a good rest, it might be an indication of stress. When the body is stressed, it produces a hormone called cortisol which increases the skin’s oil production, making skin more prone to pimples.
Get your blood pumping with running, yoga, dancing — any physical activity that you enjoy. This shouldn’t be a chore. There’s so much win for your face when there’s improved blood circulation, promoting cell regeneration and collagen/elastin production, essential components for firm, clear and smooth skin. Plus, you’ll be sweating out all those stored toxins and clearing your pores.
Don’t be discouraged if you don’t see immediate results. Changing lifestyle habits is an on-going process, not a fast fix. It might also seem like hard work compared to just slapping products on your face. But all of this will complement and elevate the effects of your current skincare regimen.