We all dream of having a flawless and glowing complexion. Most of us are familiar with the basics of skincare such as drinking plenty of water throughout the day or being consistent with your skincare routine, but unfortunately, it is easy to end up drinking just enough to quench your thirst, or overlooking some steps of your skincare routine, due to the hectic pace of the modern lifestyle.
In 2012, women across the UK spent over £950 million in skincare products, and yet, improving the appearance of your skin does not have to cost the earth, since habits like drinking bottled water or protecting yourself from the sun are very effective in this respect. What are other simple ways of keeping your skin healthy?
Eating Habits for a Healthy Skin
Because you are what you eat, healthy eating habits can help you fight the effects of age and exposure to the environment. For example, many skin moisturizers contain vitamin E, which is a powerful antioxidant, but to supplement this you can eat a handful of almonds or hazelnuts every day, as these foods are very rich in vitamin E.
Keep your Skin Hydrated
Don’t fall in the common trap of believing that moisturiser can compensate for an insufficient water intake. To make your skin glow from within, the experts recommend that you drink at least 8 glasses of water a day (preferably filtered or bottled water), and more when the temperatures are high or anytime you exercise.
Also, starting the day with a glass of warm lemon water can help eliminate toxins and make your skin feel fresh and hydrated.
Cleanse your Skin…Naturally!
Every day, our skin is exposed to hundreds of polluting agents. Over time, these can build up, clogging the skin pores and causing your skin to look dull and lifeless. To avoid this, make sure you keep a daily cleansing routine.
Simple natural products that you probably have in your kitchen cupboard give excellent results. White vinegar is a fantastic toner and cleanser (just remember to rinse it off with warm water), and you can make a cleansing and exfoliating face mask with oats and almond milk.
Remember that your skin is your best asset, so try putting in practice these suggestions and enjoy living in your healthy skin.
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