Have you ever heard the phrase, “Maybe she’s born with it”?
When it comes to healthy looking skin, that vibrant, natural glow doesn’t necessarily come packaged in an expensive bottle—some people are just born with it.
For the genetically blessed, the path to beauty might be an easy road; but for some of us, we need to shift our focus and take a more proactive approach to great skin health. And being proactive means following a few simple (yet crucial) rules—rules we’ve all heard at least a dozen times before:
- Don’t smoke
- Don’t drink alcohol excessively
- Don’t eat poorly
- Don’t sun bathe
- Don’t neglect your skin (i.e. never wash your face and never moisturize)
If you’re already heeding this sound advice, you’re on the right track. But you can always do more.
So, what are my Top 5 Rules to Live by for Healthy Looking Skin?
This is the other half of the “Don’t eat poorly” equation. You need to eat great to feel great! It’s no secret that what you put into your body has a direct impact on how you look and feel, so be kind to your body and give it the healthy micro—and macro—nutrients it needs to be at its best. There are some pretty tasty options out there that are miracle workers when it comes to a healthy looking complexion, too!
Tip: If you need healthy eating ideas for your skin, read my other blog post: 10 Foods for Beautiful, Healthy Skin.
Managing stress can be difficult, especially in today’s fast-paced life. But a lack of proper stress management can show up in many ways — including on your face. Not only will managing your stress help you feel better, it will also help you maintain healthy looking skin.
Tip: Keep a stress journal or take at least 15 minutes every day for yourself. We know you’re busy (who isn’t?), but your mental health needs to be a top priority. Take a walk around the block, read a good book, or just sit down and breathe. A little “You Time” can go a long way.
Supplement with Vitamins and Minerals
It’s hard to get everything we need to stay healthy from our diets alone, that’s where vitamins come into play. No one is perfect and we don’t always pick foods with the best nutritional value, so adding vitamins and minerals to your daily diet can help provide your body with the proper nutrients that you may not be getting from your food.* But don’t supplement with just any product, make sure you find the best.
Tip: Try USANA! They have modeled their manufacturing processes after pharmaceutical Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) for years, but there’s more! USANA also manufactures their products based on the standards set forth by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) of Australia, which closely mimics the FDA’s pharmaceutical GMPs.
Never Skip SPF
Every morning, after cleansing your face, apply Sense Daily Protective Moisturizer with SPF 15 liberally to your face and neck. This unique formula will not only nourish your delicate skin and provide nutrient benefits like vitamin C, but the sunscreen will also help protect your complexion from UV damage. This is the most critical step in fighting the visible signs of aging skin.
Tip: Toss out any moisturizers you have that don’t have SPF so you won’t ever forget to protect yourself.
Your skin is your body’s largest organ, so staying hydrated is vital. But many people are conflicted when it comes to the temperature of their drinking water—is room temperature best? Cold water tastes better, so maybe that’s the way to go. Well, according to Colombia University, cold water is absorbed more quickly into the body, helping you rehydrate. If you’re exercising, drinking cold water can help lower your body temperature and can minimize the risk of heatstroke. So unless you have sensitivity to cold water, I’d stick with that.
Regardless of drinking-water temperature, just make sure you are staying adequately hydrated.
Tip: Try Hydroflask, a BPA-free stainless steel water bottle that keeps cold drinks cold up to 24 hours and hot drinks hot up to 6 hours.
So there you have it! The bottom line? Yes, some people are born with excellent skin, but regardless of genetics, there’s always something you can do to get the look you’ve always wanted!
|*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.|
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