In the never-ending hustle and bustle of life, one thing we all want to achieve is a healthy-looking and glowing skin. And what better way is to achieve it without the use of any artificial products that contain chemicals and other similar substances. In this article, we will talk about 10 different ways to keep your skin looking fresh and healthy, and that too by all-natural ways, which are known to have no side effects. So let us get started:
- Protection From The Sun
Perhaps you have never considered how much damage sun rays can do to your skin. Consistent exposure to the sun not only leads to early wrinkles but also increases the chances of skin cancer. So the first rule of healthy-looking skin is protection from the sun. Always apply a broad-spectrum SPF before going out in the sun, and if possible, reapply it every two hours.
- Eat Healthy
As the famous saying goes ‘you are what you eat’, you should be very careful about what you put inside your body, as it will reflect on your skin. Always go for fresh fruits, greens, and food that is generally high in vitamins while staying away from foods that contain high sugar, high fat, and high spice.
- Stay Away From Smoking
If there is anything that contributes excessively to your wrinkles, it is smoking. It takes away oxygen from your blood, which then leads to your skin looking dull and pale instead of fresh and healthy. Moreover, it also affects the elasticity of your skin by damaging collagen and elastin, which leads to early aging.
A one-word solution to all your skin problems: exercise. Running and jogging improves blood circulation in your body, which leads to those pink and plump, healthy-looking cheeks. The more you exercise, the more your body moves to a cleansing phase, thus remove all toxins from your body and leaving you with a glow on your face.
- Gentle Treatment
No matter what happens, there is no reason big enough to treat your skin harshly. Try to take long baths using warm water instead of hot water, avoid strong and fragrant soaps, pat dry your skin instead of wiping it, and moisturize if you feel like your skin is getting dry.
- Make A Routine
The term ‘beauty sleep’ did not emerge out of nowhere. Your skin needs time to rejuvenate, and most of this rejuvenation happens while you sleep. So, try to sleep at least 8 hours a day, as just like you, your skin also gets tired and needs to rest. Also, make sure to take off all makeup before you hit the bed.
- Don’t Overstress
Stress is what happens to everybody while also having a different effect on everybody. It makes your skin sensitive, which leads to acne breakouts and other issues. So to prevent all of these unnecessary issues, make sure not to overstress by setting boundaries, having a routine, making to-do lists, and pampering yourself every now and then.
Hydration is the key to healthy and younger-looking skin and is perhaps the easiest step of skincare. Drink at least 8 glasses of water each day to make sure your body has an ample amount of water in it. Moreover, you can also switch to snacking on vegetables with higher water content, such as watermelons, cucumbers, grapefruits, etc.
- Don’t Pop Those Pimples
We know how popping those pimples can become irresistible. But it is best for you that you do not even touch them. If a pimple emerges on your face, clean it using fresh rose water and then place a chilled green tea bag on it. Leave it to heal on its own without interfering in the process.
- Cleanse And Exfoliate
Use a nice, hydrating face mask after a long day to give nutrients to your skin, and exfoliate to get rid of any dead skin cells and to unclog your pores from oil and dirt. Wash your face with warm water and leave it to air dry, instead of rubbing it with a towel.
If you follow the above 10 steps along with a proper skin care regimen, no one can keep you away from healthy and plump looking skin.