We all want to look our best and enjoy healthy, youthful-looking skin. As a result, many of us invest in skincare products to help bring out the shine from within. But have you ever wondered how you can optimize skin health to complement your skincare routine?
The answer lies in making simple changes to your lifestyle, in addition to using skincare products. Best of all, these are inexpensive ways for us to have the dream skin that we always wanted!
Here are six natural habits to adopt for healthy, radiant-looking skin. Don’t forget to share these with your family and friends!
1. Refrain from touching your face without washing your hands
We use our hands to touch various objects and perform various activities. So, you can imagine how much germs and bacteria are accumulated on your hands and fingers. By touching your face only after washing your hands, you can prevent acne breakouts or even skin infections.
2. Drink at least 8 glasses of water a day
Wearing makeup makes it difficult for your skin to “breathe” and there’s a tendency for your skin to dry out, especially when you have your makeup on throughout the day. How can you prevent this from happening? The trick is to drink enough water and use a moisturizer if needed.
3. Adopt healthy sleeping habits
If you feel the skincare you are using has no effect, and your face is still dull and prone to acne, check your sleeping hours again. Maybe the cause is not your skincare, but your habit of sleeping late at night. Keeping late hours is unhealthy for the skin. So, get tucked in early to enjoy radiant-looking skin. You will also feel energized during the day!
4. Avoid exposing your skin to direct sunlight
UV rays can cause dark spots or redness on our face. Therefore, we should always use protection in the form of sunscreen when leaving the house. Sunscreen contains SPF which will protect your skin from the sun’s UV rays. Your skin will be healthier and more well-protected.
5. Adjust your diet
You are what you eat. Hence, your diet has a direct effect on your skin condition. Eating unhealthy food is likely to diminish your skin’s natural glow. For example, sugar is known to promote inflammation and may increase the likelihood of acne outbreaks and speed up aging process. Likewise, alcohol can accelerate dehydration, depriving the skin of moisture and nutrients needed to maintain its glow. Limit consumption of sugar, alcohol, and foods high in trans fats. Eat more vegetables and fruits.
6. Choose plant-based skincare products
Even though adopting healthy habits can promote good skin health, using the right skincare products can make a difference in helping you achieve youthful, radiant-looking skin. Not only are natural skincare products safer to use, they’re usually packed with vitamins and minerals that are beneficial to the body (and skin).
Looking for natural, non-chemical, paraben-free, and water-based skincare products? You can find all that in Sunrider’s Kandesn® Pure skincare line!
To protect your skin from direct sunlight exposure, consider using Oi-Lin® Sunmilk Sunscreen SPF 30. Formulated to provide long-lasting sun protection, this sunscreen also contains squalene to help hydrate and repair skin damage.