Beauty truly does come from within. And when building your holistic skincare routine, it’s not about getting the latest topical creams and ointments. Instead, focus on keeping your body healthy and happy on the inside by following these helpful suggestions.
Believe it or not, you can actually eat your way to healthier skin. It’s true! If your diet is healthy and balanced, it will show on your face. Avoid unhealthy foods that create a spike in your blood sugar, such as white bread, pastries, soda, and sweets. Basically, stay away from anything that’s highly processed and/or contains extra sugar. Instead, opt for the food choices that are high in fiber, vitamins, antioxidants, and some healthy fats. Examples include beans, lentils, whole-wheat pasta, leafy green veggies, berries, apples, pecans, and avocados.
You’ve heard it a million times, and that’s for a good reason: It’s true. Staying hydrated is hands-down, the best thing you can do for your skin. Water fills the cells of your body with oxygen and nutrients while removing toxins. It makes the skin plump and beautiful and is proven to slow the aging process by keeping everything taut and elastic.
It’s not just for sculpting that peach booty in time for summer. By now, we all know that a regular exercise routine is vital for the overall health of our bodies, and that includes our skin. Something as simple as going for a walk around the neighborhood helps get the blood flowing and improves circulation. This promotes the transportation of oxygen to our skin cells and the removal of toxins. Plus, working up a sweat can help clear out the pores. Just don’t forget to wash up afterward.
We all know what a lack of sleep does to our skin. We’ve all had the late night followed by an early morning, and then been horrified by the dark rings under our eyes, and the colorless, drooping skin. Sleep is the time when our bodies rejuvenate. If you don’t get enough of it, the whole world can tell. Why do you think they call it beauty sleep?
This is likely nothing new for most of us. We all know that stress is bad in a lot of ways, but it’s also an unavoidable fact of our everyday lives. Obviously, you can’t remove all stress, but you can take steps to keep it under control. And if you’re successful, your skin will thank you. Stress can cause an acne breakout before a big event, or it can induce hives or rashes. And if you have existing conditions like rosacea or psoriasis, it can make those worse. So in other words, “keep calm and carry on.”