In today’s article, our friends over at Well Within Beauty are sharing some of their favorite yet super simple tips to maintaining a clear complexion this summer that many of us know, but often forget about. Take a gander at the below recommendations as a little reminder of what you can do today to ensure that your skin is staying hydrated, glowing, youthful and blemish free!
When everything is in alignment and your health is in order, it truly does show in your skin. Some skincare and wellness experts believe that the appearance of our skin is like a window into the health of the different systems within our bodies. For example, skin that is slightly flushed and full of oxygen suggests a strong heart and lungs, while skin that is clear suggest a healthy liver. Since your skin is the largest organ in your body, it’s important to be mindful of how we are maintaining it from the inside out instead of focusing on just topical treatments.
Two of the most common yet often ignored skin care routines are: exercise and rest. That is, regular exercise and at least 7 hours of sleep at night. Through exercise, your body can flush out toxins, dirt, and bacteria in the form of sweat. Whereas getting enough rest allows your skin to regenerate and your hormones to re-balance, which ultimately leads to that much vaunted youthful glow. Regular exercise and sleep will not only make your skin healthy, but improve your overall well-being.
Even though exercise allows your body to flush out toxins through sweat, perspiration also drains your body of a lot of water. In order to keep your skin healthy, you need to make sure that you’re hydrated throughout the day, especially after a strenuous workout. Drinking enough h20 ensures that your skin stays supple and hydrated (which naturally leads to wrinkles looking less visible). Another thing to remember during a workout: gym equipment is often loaded with dirt and bacteria, so make sure you end each workout with a deep and thorough body cleanse. Shower, moisturize, and re-hydrate if you have to.
To maintain glowing and healthy skin, it’s important to cleanse, restore, and treat your skin with natural and organic skincare products. Our friends over at WellWithinBeauty.com have a slew of organic products that will calm and hydrate, but remember that you don’t need to use a lot of products to maintain a clear complexion skin. Our motto is always “Less is more”. You really only need the basics such as facial cleanser, moisturizer, and sunscreen.
Sunscreen, while not as popular as facial cleanser and moisturizer, is equally as important. Wearing sunblock daily protects your skin from harmful, cancer-causing UV rays. Every time you step outside, your skin is exposed to the elements, which, if ignored, can cause skin damage, fine lines, wrinkles, discoloration, and enlarged pores. Sunscreen is protection enough from the outdoors. Never leave home without it.
Another way to achieve beautiful skin is to have a healthy diet. Make sure your food intake includes the right amount of nutrients, especially those that are good for the skin. Examples of these nutrients are Vitamin B, Omega-3, and natural minerals. Foods such as green leafy vegetables, tuna and salmon, , soy, and kale are also great for the skin. Keep your body healthy and your skin is sure to follow.
Good skincare habits, when done regularly, will keep your skin healthy and youthful. Also, what you put in your body affects the health of your skin. Drink plenty of water and keep your diet healthy. Your skin and body will thank you for it.
Disclaimer: This article is a contributed post in partnership with Well Within Beauty.