One of the most important parts of achieving true, radiant confidence is having and maintaining happy, healthy skin. The most difficult part of that is truly maintaining it by finding the right skincare routine for you and taking extra care to keep up with it. If you’re looking for some more ways to achieve the skin you’ve always dreamed of having, here are some places to start!
Find Ways to De-stress
Stress can cause a great deal of physical issues with your body, including stomach aches, headaches, sickness and even skin problems. Specifically, it has been known to cause or worsen issues like rashes, acne, eczema, hives and more. Worrying about issues like these makes the goal of flawless, radiant skin that much further away, and now you’ll have to also deal with more aggravating concerns like possible itching or pain.
Making sure you keep your stress levels as low as possible will help in virtually every area of your life, including your skin.
Even if you live an incredibly active and busy lifestyle, try to find time in each and every day to meditate, reflect and engage in activities that can lower your stress levels such as:
- Light exercise
- Artistic outlets
- Alone time
- Getting organized
Even if you only see slight improvements with your skin from this addition to your lifestyle, the rest of your body and mind will be thanking you as well.
Don’t Forget SPF
Keeping your skin safe from sun damage is probably something you’ve heard plenty of times, but it cannot be stressed enough. Not only can sun damage cause painful and unattractive burning and peeling, it can also lead to more serious conditions like skin cancer. On top of all of that, it is also one of the main causes of earlier signs of aging like wrinkles, sun spots and more.
Sunblock is always a good idea because it creates a protective barrier between your skin and both UVA and UVB light that could burn and damage you. Additionally, limiting your exposure to direct and intense sunlight is also a good idea. Of course, you should definitely make sure to get outside and soak up healthy Vitamin D, but the key is making sure that you don’t overdo it.
Most importantly, SPF isn’t just something to think about when going to the beach or a bright day at an amusement park. Even normal, everyday exposure to the sun can really wear on your skin over time.
Try to make sure to wear even a low SPF sunscreen whenever you anticipate going outside for longer than a brief moment. Many make-up products even include SPF as well, so it’s easier than ever to keep your skin safe!
Though feeling confident in the skin and body you already have is immensely important and encouraged, there is nothing wrong with looking into programs or resources that could help get rid of insecurities and allow you to glow with more genuine confidence.
Dr. Sarah Bennett, a naturopathic physician in Arizona, always stresses the importance of self-love while also balancing it with healthy adjustments:
“There are so many naturopathic solutions to a wide range of health and cosmetic concerns, and it’s easier than ever to find good and honest doctors to help with that journey. The word “injections” may sound scary, but there are natural explanations for pretty much any treatment that could put your mind at ease, including botox. Even if that isn’t for you, plenty of IV treatments, peels, hormones and other treatments are available to help with any insecurities regarding your skin or really any other area of your life and body!”
Whether your insecurities surround signs of aging, weight or any other physical element, there is nothing wrong with looking into ways to improve yourself. After all, no matter what we do or wear, nothing is more beautiful than a truly confident smile with an attitude to match.
Maintain a Healthy Diet
One of the best ways to achieve and maintain a glowing exterior is to start by working from the inside out.
Keeping your diet in check by avoiding things like oil and dairy while stocking up on foods that are rich in vitamins and nutrients will not only help with things like overall health and digestion, it will also reflect in the appearance of your skin.
Additionally, hydration is incredibly important to maintaining a radiant complexion. Not drinking enough water can easily cause your face to dry out or appear duller and less healthy. It can even worsen things like dark circles and signs of aging.
Water is also the golden secret to so many other goals like weight loss, immunity boosts, curing chronic headaches and more. Just like with the benefits of cutting back on the stress with your life, having a healthy diet will help so much more than just your skin and is worth it no matter what.
Figure Out the Best Routine for You
Everyone’s skin type is unique, so the ideal routine that works perfectly for one person may not do you any favors. Because of this, it may be important to consult a dermatologist, naturopathic physician or other skincare expert to help you figure out what your routine may be lacking or what you may want to start cutting back on.
There are, however, a few universal tips that help pretty much any individual. Two big ones would be moisturizing and exfoliating. Moisturizing is important for many of the same reasons that hydration is. This helps to further keep your skin healthy and hydrated, avoiding all of the symptoms that will arise from allowing it to dry out.
In addition to helping your skin glow more, moisturizer will make it feel much healthier as well. It will help improve the drier areas while also giving it a smooth, healthy feel that can’t really be achieved by any other means. Exfoliating is equally important. Firstly, it’s always important to make sure you regularly clear out all of the dead skin cells and buildup on your skin and in your pores. Our skin cells are constantly replacing themselves, and buildup will only lead to problems like flaky skin, acne and more.
Additionally, exfoliating will allow things like moisturizers and cleansers to really work much more effectively. They are far more able to really penetrate your skin and do what they are intended to do without being blocked by dead cells, oil and grime that builds up over time.
Skin care and maintenance is a tricky thing to really figure out and stick to, but doing so really helps to pay off in terms of health and confidence. Cutting back on stress, protecting yourself from sun damage, improving on your insecurities, maintaining a healthy diet and really nailing down the right routine for you will really do wonders and give you a great place to start.
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