Let’s face it, there’s only so much your foundation can do. Bad skin is not something you can cover up completely. Stockpile on makeup all you want, but don’t forget to invest time and effort on beauty that won’t wash off. Give these tips a try and see the difference.
Staying sufficiently hydrated has a slew of health benefits. It also does wonders beauty-wise. Dehydration will show on your skin as premature wrinkles, dry patches, and an over-all dull look. Drink well above the recommended eight glasses of water a day, especially in warm weather.
Cleanse, tone, and moisturize. It can’t be said often enough. You don’t need expensive products for this step. Many affordable drugstore brands do the job just as well. Consistency is key. Don’t be afraid to experiment to find products that work best on your skin.
Sleep deprivation is the culprit of most acne breakouts and other skin issues. Getting enough sleep wards off dark under-eye circles and gives your skin—and the rest of your body—time to rejuvenate and repair itself.
Regular physical activity that boosts blood circulation is a must to get healthy, glowing skin. It also keeps the stress-related hormone cortisol at bay. Cortisol breaks down your skin’s collagen, which leads to pre-mature wrinkling and sagging, and increases sebum production, which leads to breakouts.
Make sure you’re getting enough nutrients from your diet. Opt for food and supplements rich in antioxidants, which prevent cell damage, slow down the aging process, and revitalize dull-looking skin. Eat lots of dark-green leafy vegetables rich in vitamin C, a powerful antioxidant. Meanwhile, if you have acne-prone skin, try to avoid dairy, nuts, and anything deep-fried.
Simple adjustments in your habits and lifestyle will make all the difference. Leave us a comment to share your own skin tips or tag us on Instagram @iamClaireph.