Flawless skin may seem like a trait that is unattainable without photoshop edits – but with the right daily habits you can be well on your way to improving and maintaining healthier skin and a flawless complexion on your own.
Follow these tips and add them to your daily routine and your skin will thank you.
- Drink the right liquids. And we don’t just mean swapping sugary or carbonated drinks with water. Take a shot of chlorophyll every morning or add a dose to juice or tea (many report buying the pre-bottled drink mixes have a better taste even if they are a bit more expensive). Chlorophyll has many benefits but in particular, it helps improve circulation which has a number of effects like brightening your complexion, oxygenating and hydrating your skin, and stimulating the lymphatic system to reduce puffiness and boost collagen production.
- Eat the right foods. Foods high in sugar, carbohydrates, and salt can weigh a body down and affect your complexion. Eating a variety of foods rich in vitamins and nutrients is key. We also recommend a good dose of Omega-3s because they help your skin retain moisture. Omega-3s can be found in tuna, salmon, and other cold-water fish, flax seed, chia seeds, walnuts, more.
- Use the right products. Be sure to use the right type of cleanser for your skin type or you may be risking over drying your skin (or not thoroughly cleansing enough). In addition, use a gentle moisturizer (not a lotion) and apply it post-shower. And of course, always use sunscreen – no matter your skin tone or the weather. Sunscreen doesn’t prevent tanning, but it does protect against the harmful damage of UV rays that are present even on rainy or cloudy days. Apply sunscreen regularly will be your easiest (and probably cheapest) anti-aging treatment you can do.
- Hydrate your skin and body. Now’s where we mention all the water you should be drinking. It flushes away toxins, helps hydrate your skin cells, and really does help make for a healthier and brighter complexion. But don’t stop at drinking water to hydrate – select products (facial cleansers, body wash, anti-aging treatments, etc.) with a hydrating formula.
- Don’t touch your face! Your hands touch everything – but they shouldn’t touch your face if you can avoid it to help prevent spreading germs, bacteria, and other grime from your hands to your face, which can lead to issues like clogged pores and breakouts to catching a cold or the flu.