Adopting the habits below can have a dramatic impact on the look and wellness of your skin.
If you want glowing youthful skin, you need to start a proper skincare routine—like now. Every single day counts. After all, It’s far easier and effective to prevent wrinkles, fine lines, acne, scarring, and sun damage than it is to remove them once they’ve arrived.
At the very least you’ll want to cleanse, tone and moisturize every day both morning and night. Based on the current condition of your skin and its needs, you’ll layer in masks, exfoliation and targeted blemish treatments from there.
And don’t worry—it might sound like a lot but it really isn’t. In fact, we’ve done all the heavy lifting for you; just check out the blog below.
Our skin spends all day protecting us from the outside world—and it takes a beating in the process. At night while we sleep, our body increases blood flow and collagen levels to restore our skin and repair the damage. In other words, if you’re not getting healthy, high quality sleep at night, your skin is going to suffer noticeable consequences like wrinkles, puffiness, redness, and blemishes.
Case in point, a study published in the academic journal SLEEP found that sleep deprivation had measurable negative effects on facial appearance. Those who slept 7-9 hours rated themselves as more attractive in a self-evaluation, whereas those who slept 5 hours or less experienced puffy eyes, dark circles, added wrinkles, and more.
Bottom line: if you don’t drink enough water, your skin simply won’t function properly, leading to dry, flaky, older-looking skin that’s more vulnerable to permanent wrinkles.
We suggest keeping a reusable water bottle on you throughout the day. This will make drinking the recommended 12-16 glasses of water per day much easier to achieve.
It’s scary but true: UVA rays from the sun give us wrinkles, skin discoloration, and saggier, less elastic skin. Excessive exposure to the sun’s rays—especially without SPF protection—increases and accelerates the signs of aging, not to mention raises your risk of developing skin cancer.
It’s simple: limit unnecessary sun exposure, wear sunglasses when needed, and make natural sunscreen a staple of your daily skincare routine. We suggest looking for a sunscreen that contains zinc oxide, as it protects you from the full spectrum of damaging UVA and UVB sun rays.
Stress can be a real problem for those of us prone to breakouts and other annoying blemishes. Stress and anxiety trigger the increased production of CRH, a nasty little hormone that binds to receptors in our skin’s sebaceous glands. Ultimately, this hormone makes our skin far more greasy and prone to both blackhead and whitehead pimples.
To make matters worse, CRH also causes inflammation, which only serves to make our blemishes more obvious, unsightly, and long lasting. In general, stress also leads us to make poorer lifestyle decisions, such as fattier, sugar-packed food choices, less exercise, and lower quality sleep—all of which lead to less healthy skin.