10 Top Tips For Healthy Glowing Skin
- Try to always cleanse your face
- Eat a healthy diet and drink more water
- Sleep on a silk pillowcase
- Use the right moisturisers
- Always use a sunscreen
- Exercise helps to keep skin looking healthy
- The less you get stressed the younger you will look
- Super soft towels can make a difference to skin
- Exfoliate more often
- Don’t smoke
It’s so important to look after your skin properly. Not only for vanity’s sake but also for your overall health. Your skin is the largest organ in your body. It holds everything together and protects you from the elements. Facial skin is particularly important, as it’s the most delicate – particularly the skin around your eyes. Here are ten ways to look after your skin, some of which apply to your body as well as your face.
1, Cleanse your face
It’s generally one of the first lessons females learn during their teens before they even become fully-fledged women – never to go to bed with your make-up on. Which might be easier said than done if you are extremely tired or have over-indulged. You can’t really go wrong with the classic cleanse, tone and moisturise nightly routine, but it might be wise to keep a pack of cleaning wipes for emergencies. Any cleansing is better than none – and do make sure you slap some moisturiser on afterwards.
2, Diet & Drinks
What you eat and drink can have a huge impact on the health and appearance of your skin. Eating a variety of fruit and vegetables can ensure you get all the recommended vitamins and minerals, plus you need to consume enough protein to feed growing skin cells. Meat, fish, eggs, cheese, nuts and beans are all very good sources. Drink lots of water to stay hydrated – and limit alcohol consumption if you can as it can play havoc with the skin. Some experts believe that healthy oils, such as those from fish, are beneficial for the skin. It can’t hurt to try, surely?
3, Sleep on a silk pillowcase
Beauty bloggers and experts rave about the benefits of sleeping on silk. While a good silk pillowcase isn’t cheap, it is certainly an investment in the health of your skin. The smoother surface means that fewer creases, lines and wrinkles are formed overnight, and less of your pricey night cream is absorbed than when sleeping on cotton. Natural, pure silk an also help to calm inflammation, such as that caused by skin conditions like acne, psoriasis or eczema. A silk eye mask can also be beneficial, especially when you need to block out unwanted sources of light. See our Mulberry silk pillowcases here.
4, Use the right moisturisers
So we’ve touched on moisturising when cleansing was mentioned, but let’s delve a little deeper. If you can, it’s worth investing in specially formulated day and night creams. You may also need to adjust your moisturiser according to season. Generally, a richer formula will be better in winter, to protect your face from the elements as well as the drying effects of central heating. Your body will also benefit from the regular application of cream, oil or lotion. As for summer, that will be covered next…
5, Always Use A Sunscreen
A decent sunscreen with a high SPF (sun protection factor) is vital during summer and in sunny climes. Even on cloudy days, you can get burnt, and the damage is often done long before it becomes visible. If you have pale or freckled skin then this is especially important, but everyone should wear either a facial sunscreen or moisturiser with a high SPF. Particularly when you visit hot climates, or if you spend a lot of time outside. If you have an outdoor job, then wear sunscreen year-round. After all, farmers don’t have a reputation for ruddy cheeks without reason.
6, Exercise Helps To Keep Your Skin Looking Healthy
If you are getting out and about, do take the chance to get some exercise. Or do some indoors if that suits you better. Try walking, going to the gym, cycling, fitness classes, running, swimming to see what you might enjoy most, as that is the key to keeping it up. It will pay great dividends when it comes to your skin – as well as your overall health. Fresh air and getting your circulation going are great for keeping your skin healthy and youthful-looking. They will also help you to deal with stress effectively, which is the next subject up for discussion…
7, The Less You Get Stressed Yhe Younger You Will Look
Stress wreaks havoc on your mind and body – and thus, of course, your skin. Ever broken out in spots because of stress, or seen it make your eczema flare-up? Make time to unwind properly, and ensure you get enough sleep. Limiting screen time is supposed to assist slumber too. It’s easy to neglect yourself when life gets busy but relaxing so important for your mental and physical health. As well as your skin.
8, Super Soft Towels Can Make A Difference To Skin
You may think your choice of tool is irrelevant, but a soft, absorbent towel is far gentler on your skin than a thin, scratchy one. Luxury towels are not only pleasant to use; they also help to dry you more quickly and avoid dragging on your skin. What better excuse to treat yourself to some deluxe, hotel-style towels made from the finest cotton?
9, Exfoliate More Often
It’s a great idea to get into the routine of regular exfoliation. Choose your product carefully, however – you don’t want a harsh formula with large particles that will scratch your skin and strip it of its natural oils. A gentle formula is best, and some are even formulated for daily use. Some cleansing lotions even incorporate an exfoliating ingredient, which can be very useful indeed if time is tight. Don’t forget your body, too – there are plenty of lovely-smelling body scrubs and butters out there. A warm bath or shower might even help you cope with stress too.
10, Don’t Smoke
There are so many reasons to give up smoking – money, health, time – and yes, your skin is yet another. The skin of smokers tends to become dehydrated more easily, and as you age more deep lines will show on your face. Around the mouth is a hotspot, where the skin develops permanent creases from dragging on a cigarette. The eyes also show the damage, as smokers squint to shield their eyes from the smoke they blow out. Regular passive smoking can be almost as bad, so if you share a home with smokers do insist they smoke outside.