1. Nourish From the Inside Out
Most people know that you should eat well to feel well, but It’s also beneficial if you want to have glowing, radiant skin and to age gracefully!
Eating a well-balanced diet is key to supporting the skin. Adding more vegetables, fruits, and whole grains to your diet can have so many beneficial minerals and antioxidants to slow the aging process and support the skin.
Adding in Sweet potatoes, Peppers, Broccoli, spinach, Brussel sprouts, Oily fish, different kinds of nuts, free range eggs etc are all things that are essential for skin health!
When you feel better, you look better!
2. Try to aim for 8 hours of sleep
Your skin goes through much of its restoration while you sleep. If you cut back on your sleep, you’re reducing the amount of time the skin has to repair during deep sleep where growth hormones help damaged skin cells repair.
Some tips to help you get better sleep ( If you have kids waking you, that’s a different story and just do your best)
• Keep your room as dark as possible
• Give your eyes a rest from digital device screens at least 30 minutes before bed.
• Invest in a comfortable mattress and pillows
• Try to stick to the same sleep / waking schedule, even on weekends, to help regulate your body’s internal clock.
• Take a bath with some epsom salt
• Drink some chamomile tea
Prioritizing quality sleep is one of the best natural ways you can maintain a healthy, youthful-looking complexion!
3. Increase water intake
While drinking more water is no magic bullet, Increasing your water will have an impact on your overall skin health – after all your skin contains 64 percent water.
Water aids in digestion, circulation, absorption, and even rids the body and skin of toxins!
A lot of our water is stripped of minerals these days so I like to add a pinch of Celtic salt to my water to help it actually absorb into the tissue and cells. Keep in Mind, this is not just a table salt and you don’t have to use much so your water should not taste salty. You can always just take a lick of it off your finger and then drink your water as well!
Aim to get 8 glasses of water a day! You can add different fruit, teas etc if you get sick of plain water!
4. Facial Massage
Making the time to do facial massage on yourself either in the morning/evening while you cleanse your face can help relieve tension, promote circulation, remove toxins from the face, and helps with puffiness which makes your skin appear Brighter and more youthful! Also don’t forget that fact that it’s relaxing so take at least 5 minutes and use your hands or a tool like rollers/ gua sha and get to massaging! Youtube is always a good source to see some good facial massage!
5. Wear sunscreen
It’s estimated that one in five Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime and while I love the sun and know of all of its benefits, It’s when we’re in prolonged exposure making ourselves more prone to burning is when it becomes an issue.
We can help prevent that using a broad spectrum sunscreen ( protects against UVA and UVB rays) that is 30 or higher, wearing hats, and protective clothing.
The sun rays are the strongest between 10am and 2pm so making sure if you’re out in the sun for a long period of time, you’re take precautions.
Use extra caution near water, snow, and sand as they reflect the rays of the sun, which can increase your chance of sunburn which I’m sure most people have experienced at least once. Most people don’t know but even on cloudy days, up to 80% of the suns harmful rays can penetrate through the clouds so making sure you’re still being cautious!
The sunscreen you use is a matter of personal choice, my go too is normally a Physical (mineral) sunscreen as they work like a shield. It sits on the surface of your skin and reflects the sun rays. What to look for when looking for a mineral sunscreen is Zinc oxide and/or titanium dioxide ( non nano so that it doesn’t penetrate through the skin).
Theres always so much you can do to keep your skin aging gracefully, and I talk a lot on these things to my clients on a daily basis as these things are the most important in my opinion! If ever any questions how to better support your body or skin, don’t hesitate to visit one of us at Wellness Co! We offer a whole lot of things that can guide you to better health which in turn helps your skin!