Whether you’re running around chasing kids, spending long days at the office, or pulling all nighters in high school or college, life has us all on the move. That definitely takes a toll on the body, but also the skin! You might reach for products at your favorite drugstore or makeup counter, but do you know why some of these products work? “Many creams contain antioxidants, which help prevent free radicals from damaging cells.” (Webmd). Well, lucky for you, you can also find these in some of your favorite foods! What are some of the keys to excellent skin?
- Hydration, hydration, hydration: The key to that healthy glow is water. Getting your six to eight glasses of water can be hard, but you can mix it up by adding bright flavors to your water. Check out these creative and delicious combinations (my favorite is always fresh, bright lemon water!)
- Consume A.C.E. in spades: The Cleveland Clinic lists a bunch of foods that help you maintain excellent skin. Most of these foods are excellent sources of Vitamin A, C, and E, all of which are great for your skin! Among these fruits and veggies are strawberries, cantaloupe, oranges, broccoli and spinach.
- Get your full eight hours of beauty zzz’s: Losing sleep means losing not only the bounce in your step but also the bounce in your skin! Karen Appold of EveryDay Health mentions that lack of sleep not only exacerbates existing skin issues like psoriasis, but also accelerates the aging process since your skin isn’t able to rebalance moisture levels, resulting in more visible wrinkles.
- Less sugar today, better skin tomorrow: Sugar, along with caffeine, can cause inflammation and therefore breakouts. Look out for the classic coffee and chocolate, but also beware of hidden sugar in other everyday items like ketchup and pasta sauce.
The great thing about these skin care tips is they double duty as skin care and overall wellness tips – they help you look good and feel good! But never forget, no matter what, you’re all gorgeous!Share on Social Media