Women, whether we want to admit or not, have a lot on their plate. Work, motherhood, managing a household, being a wife, a friend, a daughter, and so much more. On top of that, because of media, women are expected to do all these while looking gorgeous and fabulous.
While it might be impossible to look like Chrissy Teigen while you run after your toddlers, you can still keep your skin healthy and keep your glow, despite being overworked and stressed. From getting sufficient sleep to visiting your trusted dermatologist, here are some ways to look your best:
1. Get enough sleep.
The importance of sleep cannot be stressed enough. It is good for your overall well-being. It is also good for your skin. They don’t call it beauty sleep for no reason. This is pretty obvious. Remember the night when you did not get enough sleep? Not only were you moodier than your usual grumpy self, but you also had darker under-eye circles, sunken and paler skin, and your skin looked tired. According to a study, two successive nights of insufficient sleep can make you look more fatigued and resulted in a less attractive appearance.
Recall that sleep allows your body to recover and regenerate. This includes your skin. Your body repairs skin damage from too much sun exposure, restores its collagen, and blood flow increases. Follow a stricter bedtime, and stick to it to ensure that your body gets the sleep that it needs.
2. Keep your skin hydrated.
Dehydration can negatively affect your skin. When you are dehydrated, your body cannot eliminate toxins through your skin. This can make your skin look and feel drier, and you might develop skin problems such as eczema, premature wrinkling, and discoloration. To keep your body and skin hydrated, drink at least 30 to 50 ounces of water every day. Drinking coconut water can also help replace electrolytes that you lose whenever you sweat. Snack on fruits that have high water content and avoid salt.
Some lifestyle changes can also help treat your dehydrated skin. These changes include drinking less coffee and alcohol, quitting smoking, and exercising regularly.
3. Exercise regularly.
You might have noticed how your skin glows after a quick jog around the block. Your cheeks suddenly have that natural blush, and your skin looks dewy and soft. Exercise increases your heart rate and improves the flow of blood and oxygen to your organs and your skin. Regular exercise can help improve the appearance of your skin. It helps keep your skin healthy, promotes the growth of new skin cells, and promotes the production of collagen. When you sweat after you exercise, you also clean your pores. Just make sure to keep your skin free of skin products that can clog your pores before you do your routine. Make sure to remove makeup and keep your skin clean. Remember to put on some sunscreen for your outdoor workouts and take a shower after your workout session to avoid breakouts.
4. Watch what you eat.
You are what you eat. What you eat can affect your metabolism and can affect your liver, kidneys, and other organs. It will also affect your skin. Make sure to load up on the following foods for healthier and more beautiful skin.
- Fatty Fish – Salmon and mackerel are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which are essential to maintaining healthy and supple skin. Fatty fish is also a good source of vitamin E. Vitamin E works as an antioxidant for your skin and protects your skin from inflammation.
- Avocados – Avocados are not only delicious, but they are also rich in fats that are good for your skin. They are also rich in vitamin E and vitamin C, which help protect the skin.
- Broccoli – Broccoli is rich in vitamins that are essential for your skin, such as zinc, vitamin C, vitamin A, and lutein. It is also rich in sulforaphane, which has anti-cancer properties and protects your skin from sun damage.
- Dark Chocolate – As if you need another reason to snack on a sinfully delicious bar of dark chocolate. Cocoa, from which chocolates are made of, are rich in antioxidants. Choose chocolates that have 70% or more cocoa to get maximum benefits.
- Green Tea – A cup of this hot drink is not only relaxing but is also beneficial for your skin. Green tea is rich in catechins, which are powerful antioxidants that can protect your skin against damage from the sun’s UV rays.
5. Visit your trusted dermatologist.
Your trusted derma can help you with skin problems such as acne, eczema, and scars. Your derma can offer you skin treatments that are safe and effective for your skin type. You can be confident with the products that you will use, instead of guessing with over the counter products.
Care for your skin like you care for your health. Having glowing and healthy skin can make you feel more confident to face the world.
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