You’ve heard countless times how important it is to have a skin care routine that works for you. I’ve heard it too. And there are so many products out there claiming to do the magic on our skin. Truth be told, It can all get really overwhelming and very expensive, but the frustration gets even more real when the results are barely there or the product don’t leave up to their names. Having a consistent routine will most likely give you a great skin as long as you chose the products that work wonder for your skin; but let’s face it, there’s no guarantee you will have a flawless skin just by washing or cleansing your face, toning, using moisturizers or serums and exfoliating etc… Even though I suffer from adult acne sometimes, I get a lot of compliment on my skin. What I really find essential for the health of my skin, especially in the winter months when the climate gets dry and affects our skin, are these simple beauty rules:
1- What you eat is what you are: Yep! What you put in your mouth or your body is as important, if not more important than the products you use regularly on your skin. It’s often said that you can determine how healthy a person is by just taking a thorough look at their skin. If you’ve heard the benefits of eating food such as fruits, veggies, and how having a low-carb diet can tremendously improve the health of your skin, then you probably know what I’m talking about. On the contrary, refined sugar, processed foods, and obviously carbs such as pasta, breads, and white rice are food recommended to be consumed in moderation for not only a healthy skin, but also for a better health and controlled weight in general.
2- Get your beauty sleep: At least 7 hours of sleep is what the experts say we need for our body to function at it best and look its bests. This is something most people, including myself, struggle with, because let’s face it, We only have 24 hours in the day and there are so many obligations and so little time! Some people feel that 5 to 6 hours of sleep is all they need to “David their Goliath”, and that works for them. After all, It is what is it. Just make sure you’re catching those Z’s!
3- Where are you putting your head and face? Go for a satin pillow case! Yes, one of the simple yet best advice I’ve heard when it comes to preventing your face from breaking out is using a satin pillow case. It’s simple: The material is satin (duh), the feel is luxurious. Your face is the money maker; you got to treat it like royalty! 😉 Using a satin pillow case allows you to insure no harsh texture is coming in contact with your skin when you’re sleeping. Plus, regular fabrics tend to store the chemicals/lotion etc from our hair, then transfer it onto our face.
4- Drink Plenty of water: This rule shows up in every circumstance, doesn’t it? That’s right, water is the golden rule of a beautiful and healthier you! Keeping your skin healthy and hydrated starts from within; and just like eating healthy, when you drink plenty of water, you’re getting closer and closer to that glowing skin you’ve been praying for. Drink up, darlings!
5- Always keep your skin clean, hydrated, and moisturized. Keeping any germs away from your skin/face is common sense. Always make sure your hands are clean before touching your face. You’d also want to make sure your bed sheets and pillow cases are been washed regularly with a recommended detergent. As for keeping your skin hydrated, If drinking water isn’t your best friend, spraying water-mix on your face at times may be another option. Moisturizing is probably the most blatant and effective skin advice you’ll ever heard. Whether you have dry, oily, or combination skin, you need to keep your skin moisturized at all times. In the winter, most people with dry skin will opt for an oil based moisturizers such as coconut, jojoba oil or any essential oil. However, make sure to try all the options available and determine what works best for your skin.
6- Sweat the toxins out: Cliché, but exercising is good for your overall health, period. However, if you need another reason to finally become friends with the gym again or make a better use of your sport gears, here you have It: When you sweat those toxins out, you’re actually cleansing your body from any impurities that may be having a toll on your skin.
7- Detox your body and your life: When you try all of the above (and some more) and you seem not to have a beautiful skin, just relax. Don’t panic. Ok, maybe panic a little. 🙂 -Who doesn’t want a gorgeous skin!?- But take a deep breath, maybe it’s time to detox your body and live a stress-free life. Beside sweating the toxins out of your body by exercising, there are quite a few other ways to detox your body. Colon cleansing, foot detoxing, juicing, water detox, etc… are just a few of the detoxing methods you can use to cleanse your body. Chances are, you probably need to detox your life as well from anything that doesn’t serve you anymore, any negativity or negative people that are not building you up, but instead, are giving you headaches. Try to leave a stress-free (or a less stressed) life as much as you can. Believe it or not, stress can have a huge affect on your skin health, leaving your skin looking dull, saggy and old.
There you have it. I’m sure by following these beauty rules, your skin will be at its best, but if all fails, it’s probably time to see a dermatologist or your doctor for any undergoing health issue.
I wish you the best of luck in having a youthful, glowing, and beautiful skin! 😉 – Happy Monday!