Updated: Aug 15, 2022
Do you ever wonder why some people have such great-looking skin? While some hail their genetics, it's primarily those daily habits that reflect the impact.
So, below we'll see seven habits to develop that will help you achieve the skin glow you always craved.
#1. Drink Ample Water:
It is necessary to understand that hydrated skin looks healthy, glows, and has lesser imperfections. So, we must first understand that there is a minor difference between dry and dehydrated skin. Dry skin is a type that isn't unhealthy whereas skin devoid of water is unhealthy. Oily skin can be dehydrated too, and the best way to keep your skin hydrated is to simply, drink water. Our body comprises 70 percent water and water is also a cleaning agent for our body, flushing all the toxins out, which eventually shows a positive effect on the skin. Make sure to drink 3-4 litres of water throughout the day and not at once. Consuming this amount of water in a short span can cause water intoxication. Research suggests a male should drink anywhere between 3-4 litres of water, and a female should drink 2-3 litres of water a day.
#2. Maintain A Balanced Diet:
It is your body's state within that is reflected on your skin. So, it becomes crucial to foster this body so it blesses your skin. Foodstuffs rich in Vitamin C like oranges, mangoes, strawberries, and broccoli are great for the skin. Not just the looks, but intake of such foods also enhances the skin's healing process and improves its texture. A good example of how our food intake impacts our skin is eating carrots. Eating carrots in large amounts makes your skin turn slightly orange because of a pigment called beta-carotene. So, this is how your stomach directly impacts your skin.
#3. Always Use SPF:
The bright sunlight positively impacts the Vitamin D in our body, but it also has a darker side. The UV rays of the sun tend to negatively impact our skin so do not keep playing in the sun even if you love tanned skin. Some of the negative effects of the sun's UV rays include wrinkles, damaged skin tissues, skin-sagging, age spots, and worse, skin cancer. Hence it's best advised, to continuously wear sunscreen whenever you take a stroll out in the sun. It's preferable to use the one with SPF 50 that's water resistant and has broad-spectrum protection. This means that the sunscreen's capable of protecting you from both UVA and UVB rays which is great news.
#4. Facial Massage:
The face muscles are the most ignored ones in our body. We use our faces while speaking, displaying emotions, giving out expressions, eating, breathing, and much more. All these activities cause our facial muscles to stress out. A simple massage can work wonders on your face. It relieves stress, tightens your skin and uplifts it, brings out the natural glow, and most importantly increases the blood circulation in your face. You may gently and slowly massage your face using your knuckles in a circular motion for anywhere around five minutes a day. This does not consume much of your time and you will soon be shocked with the glow this brings out on your skin.
#5. Cleanse Your Face Before Bed:
It's strictly advised to cleanse your face before bed if you don't love acne. When you're out or even at home, dirt and debris find a home on your skin. Additionally, dead skin cells, bacteria, sebum, sweat, and many bodily factors contribute to it. All these are good microscopic factors that sit and clog your skin pores eventually making it hard for your skin to breathe and thus cause acne. When the skin is exfoliated properly before sleep, all these impurities are washed out of the skin leaving the skin clean and fresh and thus your skin breathes freely throughout the night. Also, if you have a habit of sleeping while your makeup is on, it's high time to change this habit and your skin will surely thank you.
#6. Quit Smoking:
Ever observed a smoker or if you're one then have you noticed the difference over time? The most visible problem with a smoker is dull, pale skin with spots and black lips. Though black lips are not a sign of smoking, smoking surely turns pink lips to black over time. Smoking reduces the flow of blood in the skin and eventually, the skin loses its bounce and elasticity, which may also cause twinkling. But, if you already smoke then it doesn't mean there's no turning back, quitting can show immediate effects on your health as well as your skin. Apart from this, smoking is also a cause of cancer and hence should be avoided.
#7. Have A Goodnight Sleep
Whenever we consider following a strict beauty routine, what's ignored is sleep. In today's world of technology, both kids and adults are so engrossed in either their electronic gadgets or work that taking a proper sleep of 8 hours seems to be a tedious task. But, we need to understand that sleeping is the part where the skin heals itself from the wear and tear of the day just as our muscles do after a workout. When we sleep, the body boosts the process of blood circulation throughout the body. Hence, the skin tends to have its natural glow as you wake up. So, make sure to get 8 hours of sleep each day for healthy skin and lifestyle.