Is your skin looking dull, dry, and tired? Do you find yourself buying expensive products that never seem to give you the results you want? That’s because radiant and healthy skin starts as an inside job. We often find ourselves depending on miracle products that can’t deliver if we’re not meeting them halfway by taking care of our skin from within. Follow these three tips and you’ll be glowing from the inside out in no time.
Our bodies are made up of 70% water, and our organs depend on it to work properly. Our skin is the largest organ in the body and will often be one of the first indicators of dehydration. Water is responsible for carrying essential nutrients and oxygen to our cells, and for flushing out toxins. When we aren’t hydrating, cellular health deteriorates and it affects our entire wellbeing.
What does water and hydration specifically do for your skin? It increases elasticity, decreases the development and visibility of wrinkles, reduces puffiness, improves complexion, clears away acne, and smoothens and tightens skin. Need we say more?
Water supports your skin’s health from the inside out. We’re not suggesting that drinking more water means opting out of skincare products, but instead we’re saying to let those products compliment your healthier and more hydrated skin.
We all know how the saying goes, “you are what you eat”. Our skin’s health and beauty is no exception to this rule because what you are putting into your body shows up through your skin. Think of your skin as your personal tattletale, as it will reveal to the world if you’re ingesting high quality foods that support your wellbeing, or low quality foods that are a detriment to it.
Choose a diet rich in antioxidants, healthy fats, vitamins, and essential nutrients and your body will thank you with healthier and more radiant skin. When you fuel yourself with these high quality superfoods, they decrease inflammation, which has a direct correlation with aging. A well balanced diet will support an increase in your skin’s elasticity, collagen production, firmness, smoothness, and clarity.
A poor quality diet, meaning an excess of processed foods, trans fats, sugar, and alcohol, will increase inflammation in the body, which speeds up the aging process. These foods are directly linked to a decrease in the production of collagen and skin’s elasticity, which leads to wrinkles and sagging skin.
3) Sweat it out
Exercise has immense benefits to our overall health, including our skin’s. Aerobic exercises that make you sweat are important for flushing out toxins. When you exercise to the point that you’re sweaty and red faced it means blood flow rich in oxygen, nutrients, and hormones are being delivered to your skin, which will not only get you that natural glow that you’re after but helps slow down the development of visible signs of aging.