Some people are lucky. They’re born with skin that’s naturally radiant and glowing. But most of us need a little extra help to keep our skin looking its best.
It’s not always about what you put on your skin, either. While a skin care regime which includes daily cleansing, exfoliation and moisturizing, as well as UV protection, goes a long way skin care starts from within.
We’re sharing 3 ways to achieve radiant skin from the inside out which are easy, common sense and practical. By all means, keep caring for your skin in the way you always do, but if you add these 3 tips to your skin care routine, you’ll be glowing before you know it.
1. Water Your Beauty
Like a flower, your skin needs water. Let’s be honest. Most of us don’t drink nearly enough water. And put aside the fiction that there’s enough water in food. While it’s true that the food we eat contains water, it’s not enough to maintain your skin, internal organs, soft tissue and bones.
Water is what our bodies largely consist of, but we lose water when we perspire and even through the simple act of breathing. The top layer of our skin is 80% water, so replenishing its reserves keeps it looking plump and healthy.
You should be consuming 8 large glasses of water each day for your skin to look its best. Find water “boring”? Jazz it up by infusing it with herbs and fruit.
2. Fat Matters
Fat and oil are not “bad” for you. It’s some types of fats which come with health consequences. But oil and fat are important dietary components your skin needs to glow.
Find the right fats from sources like nuts. Fish is another excellent source of healthy fat. If you’re not a fish eater, try to take Omega 3 capsules every day to get the same effect.
Lean meats and poultry and avocado are other great sources of dietary fat because they contain Vitamins A and D to keep skin supple, smooth and plump.
And don’t hold the butter. Butter is a healthy animal fat that’s much better for you than margarine (which is made of substances which aren’t good for your skin or anything else).
To stay away from – trans fats and any oil which has been heat treated instead of being cold-pressed. Always check the label if you’re unsure.
3. Confront Stress
Life in the 21st Century is stressful. It’s no secret. While is sometimes unavoidable, having a good strategy to combat it in place is how you deal.
Exercise is one way to beat stress and doing it outdoors (cycling, walking) kills two birds with one stone, because being in nature is another stress fighter.
We’ve talked above about foods that support beautiful skin. By the same token, there are foods you’re probably eating which can contribute to tired, sallow skin. Avoid fast food and highly-processed food for this reason.
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