Here are 5 quick life tips that will help you have radiant skin!
Tip #1: Eat a Balanced Diet
Eating a balanced diet can actually help your skin. It is simple. What goes into your body will affect how your cells behave and work. A great diet is one that has lots of fruits, veggies, and whole grains. Yes! It is true that you can have carbs and have radiant skin. Actually, carbs allow your cells to have the energy needed to renew themselves. Some of the best foods to eat are the following:
- Avocados: rich in vitamins A, D, and E)
- Broccoli: rich in vitamin C which helps soften fine lines and wrinkles)
- Salmon: rich in omega-3 and omega-6 which studies show help with skin hydration and skin inflammation
- Dark Chocolate: rich in antioxidants that help with skin hydration and increase blood circulation. Yay! Chocolate is good!
Tip #2: Keep Your Stress Levels in Check
A wise person once said, “Can anyone one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?” It is funny because this is extremely true. We cannot add anything to our lives by worrying except maybe some worry lines and wrinkles. Yet we all do worry. Worrying puts your nervous system in a fight or flight response where it now is trying to figure out the next move we should take. Some research has shown that stress can cause and/or worsen some skin conditions such as increasing acne. Some ways to help keep your stress levels on a lower scale are the following:
- Living in the moment: We never really know what tomorrow will bring so worrying about it will only make it worse. Practice being present around those you are around and what is happening today.
- Start exercising: Exercising releases chemicals in the brain that make you feel happier. This also helps with circulation and keeps stress levels lower.
- Write out how you feel/ Keep a diary: This can help you figure out what is causing you the most stress so that you can tackle it head on.
Tip #3: Keep Moisture in Your Skin
Your body is made up of mostly water. That being said, your skin needs water to look healthy. This is why health experts say that we need to have a lot of water in the day. Of course everyone is different and has different needs as to how much or how little water they need. Your environment can play a favor in how much moisture your skin can keep. This is where having hydrating products can really help a lot with keeping youthful, beautiful skin. A great moisturizer would be DBH’s Vitamin A & E Moisturizer cream as it is specifically made to help prevent dehydration and promote cell turnover.
Tip #4: Keep Hydrated
I do not know how much I can emphasize this but in order to have that radiant look, your skin needs you to take care of it by drinking water. Of course there are also other ways to keep hydrated as well. Some ways to stay hydrated that does not involve just drink water are the following:
- Consume fruits and veggies: You can put them in a smoothie or even freeze them! Many fruits and veggies are filled with water, which will help you keep hydrated.
- Eat oatmeal: Strangely enough, oatmeal is one of those meals that not only does it last for a long time when it is dry, but it also is a great way to consume water. When we cook oatmeal, the oats expand and fill with the water or milk that they are being cooked with. You can also add chia seeds to your oatmeal as a topping that can expand up to 10 times its original size.
Tip #5: Get Your Beauty Sleep
Okay we all know that we probably should be sleeping more. Though where is the time to do so?! I mean we have to go to work, make sure that we eat 3 times a day, exercise for a whole 60 minutes, run all the errands, maybe talk with a friend or two, and the list goes on! So, of course, sleep is put to the side as people then go and grab their caffeinated/energy drink of choice. Now with everything that we have previously spoken about, sleep is probably the most important factor in having radiant skin. While we sleep, our body literally repairs itself by producing collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid, which helps your skin be plump, translucent, and elastic. Furthermore, when we sleep, we decrease the amount of cortisol (a stress hormone) that is released in our body, causing our stress levels to be lower.
These tips may seem simple, but also quite hard at the same time. Though the great thing is that your skin is constantly shedding dead cells and replacing them with new ones. Even if you start slowly putting these tips into your lifestyle, your body will feel the difference.
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