The Ultimate Guide for Healthy, Radiant skin
Wake up to flawless skin every day!
The skin is the body’s largest organ.
Both our age and health are reflected in our skin.
When it is healthy, its layers work hard to keep us protected. However, when damaged, the skin's capacity to function as an effective barrier is hampered.
Healthy skin protects us from bacteria, viruses, pollution, and chemical substances we encounter from the environment. It also regulates body temperature, maintains fluid balance, and controls moisture loss while protecting us against the sun’s harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays.
External factors such as unprotected sun exposure and washing too frequently or with too hot water can harm the skin.
Here are some ways to get a radiant glow and keep your skin supple and soft.
# 1. Protect Your Skin From The Sun
Limit your time in the sun. A lifetime of sun exposure can cause wrinkles, age spots, and other skin problems — as well as increase the risk of skin cancer.
For the complete sun protection:
Apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher every day, even if it’s cloudy, such as the Nudy Veil SPF36 PA. Reapply every two hours and every hour if you are swimming or sweating.
Avoid the sun between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., when the sun's rays are strongest. Use the shadow rule: if your shadow is shorter than you, the sun's rays are greatest, and you should seek shade.
Wear a long-sleeved shirt and long pants if feasible. Dark clothing made of tightly woven fabric absorbs more sunlight than white or loosely woven clothes. Look for clothing made of specific sun-protective fabrics for added protection. As well as broad-brimmed hats.
#2. Eat Healthily
Your diet could improve your skin health from the inside out.
Research suggests that a diet rich in fish oil or fish oil supplements and low in unhealthy fats and processed or refined carbohydrates might promote younger-looking skin and reduce skin inflammation, leading to rashes and breakouts.
Fatty fish, such as salmon, mackerel, and herring, are excellent foods for healthy skin. They’re rich sources of omega-3 fatty acids, which are essential for maintaining skin health.
Antioxidant-rich foods such as blueberries, kale, spinach, and—bonus—dark chocolate. Studies have found that eating high-antioxidant foods such as chocolate each day could make your skin less prone to sunburn. It also allows for thicker, more hydrated skin.
Research has also shown that incorporating tomatoes into your meals may help to protect against sunburn.
Drinking plenty of water helps keep your skin hydrated.
Overall, gut health is nuanced and complex, and it's essential to take the time to learn how to care for and nourish your diet.
#3. Avoid Smoking
Smoking constricts the small blood vessels in the skin's outermost layers depleting oxygen and nutrients, both of which are essential for skin health. It is linked to premature skin aging, increased amount of infections, and delayed wound healing.
It also harms collagen and elastin, the fibers that give your skin strength and suppleness. Long-term effects include dry skin, uneven skin pigmentation, baggy eyes, a saggy jawline, and deeper facial wrinkles and furrows.
Research has also shown that smoking increases melanin in the skin, which could lead to dark spots, especially on the face, and impairs the body's ability to circulate blood, making it harder for you to heal from wounds. Even minor cuts and scrapes may take longer to heal when you smoke.
In addition to these effects, smoking-related repeated facial movements, such as pursing your lips when inhaling and squinting your eyes to keep smoke out, can reduce wrinkles.
#4. Manage Stress Levels
Easier said than done, we know!
Everyone experiences stress from time to time, but it may have significant health effects when it becomes chronic.
Chronic stress can significantly harm your skin and potentially induce various conditions such as eczema and psoriasis. How? Stress causes a chemical response in your body that makes the skin more sensitive and reactive. It can also make it harder for skin problems to heal.
Stress causes your body to produce hormones such as cortisol, which instructs glands in your skin to produce more oil. Acne and other skin disorders are more common in those with oily skin.
Psychological disorders exacerbate internal inflammation. When your body detects a threat, the immune system reacts to deal with it, which is inflammation. Normally, inflammation protects and heals our bodies from germs and wounds, but when we are stressed, our immune systems overreact and put forth an inflammatory response. It triggers rashes, hives, and redness.
#5. A Solid Skin Care Routine
Need we say more? Keeping up your skin routine is one of the foolproof ways to have a glowing complexion. Invest in ingredients that are proven to help your skin be healthy. If you’re not sure where to start, using our beginner-friendly Supple Skin Set makes this task easier. This set includes a cleanser, toner and moisturiser, all of which are suitable for most skin types!
Clay Wash is a natural clay-based facial cleanser that acts as a natural magnet to remove dirt, dead skin cells and oxidized excess sebum, without stripping off your natural oils and moisture. Ideal for a wide range of skin issues, from oily to sensitive, aging, and adult acne.
QuSome Lotion has been clinically proven to moisturize up to 17 hours a day. This is thanks to the Salicornia Herbacea extract, comprised of rich minerals and moisturising ingredients to help build a healthy barrier function and compliments the following product you use while moisturizing your skin. A must-have for any skincare routine.
A moisturising gel targets the source of the skin's innate power to create its moisture and maintain it. Instantly, softness is added in areas that were once dry and stiff.
We all dream of having flawless, glowing skin, and with these tips, you can finally achieve it.
Just remember to:
- Avoid direct heat exposure
- Maintain a healthy diet
- Say goodbye to smoking
- Manage your stress and anxiety levels
- Skin Care Routine is a must!
These expert tips can demystify your skincare so you can give your skin exactly what it needs.