How much attention do you give your skin? If you are like many people, the answer is likely “not enough.” Even if it is not at the top of your health-related priorities, skincare is undoubtedly important.
Not only can attentive skincare effort lead to clearer skin, but it can also make your body feel physically better while supporting good self-esteem. Consider incorporating some of these tips into your daily regimen.
- Limit Your Stress
Depending on your lifestyle, the amount of stress you experience may vary, but it is always a good idea to limit it as much as possible. Stress has numerous negative effects on the body. When it comes to the skin, high-stress levels can also increase your body’s production of hormones, such as cortisol. When this hormone becomes too abundant, it can lead to oily skin and unwanted breakouts.
- Exercise Early and Regularly
How often are you moving your body? Physical health impacts your skin, too. Even if you are not an early riser, making an effort to change that can be beneficial for your overall physical health, including your skin. By waking up early and exercising on a regular basis first thing in the morning, you can maintain good blood flow and ensure your skin gets enough oxygen and nutrients before you even start your day.
- Use Quality Skincare Products
Take a look inside your medicine cabinet or on top of your bathroom sink. What kind of skincare products are you currently using? When shopping for skincare products, there is a wide variety of choices out there. Whether you choose a face serum to brighten the appearance of your skin or boost hydration, always make sure you select high-quality products and read the ingredients. Not all serums or lotions are the same.
- Be Picky About Your Cleanser
If you are in a hurry, just washing your face with whatever soap is in the shower might seem like a good idea, but your skin would probably say otherwise. Note the current condition of your skin and think about the cleanser you use. If your skin feels oily, try a water-based cleanser rather oil. Consider taking a preventative approach to avoid flare-ups, dryness or blemishes before it happens.
- Get Enough Sleep
Are you getting enough sleep every night? The body repairs itself at night when you are sleeping. This process includes the skin. If you want to reduce tired eyes or exhaustion, make an effort to get enough sleep the night before. For most adults, health professionals recommend at least seven hours every night.
- Exfoliate More
Over time, dead skin cells can build up on the face and body. When this happens, it can clog your pores and cause breakouts. To prevent this buildup, exfoliate on a regular basis using scrubs and peels. If you do not have either available, gently using a washcloth can also work, but be more mindful of the frequency and pressure with a cloth, especially if you have sensitive skin.
- Drink Water
How much soda or other sugary beverages are you consuming every day? If your answer is more than one or two, consuming more water can definitely help support your skincare regimen. While also supporting your overall wellness, drinking enough water and replacing sugary drinks with it can support healthy-looking skin.
- Maintain a Healthy Diet
By the same token, it is equally important to maintain a healthy diet. By eating healthily and supporting your body overall, you can also help your skin. In general, health professionals suggest four to five portions of fruits and vegetables every day, adequate zinc intake and the inclusion of healthy fats such as omega-3.
It might be easy to overlook the importance of skincare, but your skin is the largest organ of your entire body. Everywhere you look at yourself- there it is! If you want to make sure you are taking good care of yours, consider incorporating some of these tips into your daily life.