Some people seem to have glowing, gorgeous skin naturally. While genetics can sometimes play a role, it’s more often daily habits that impact the look and feel of your skin. In many cases, people with amazing skin use these five effective habits to maintain their fresh, beautiful look.
Dirt, oil, grime, and makeup can all have a negative impact on your skin. These substances clog your pores and cause breakouts, which can then lead to facial scarring. That’s why daily face washing with an effective cleanser is so important. Ideally, you should be washing your face twice per day, once in the morning and once at night. If you can only find time to wash your face once per day, nightly sessions are crucial to remove makeup and other pore-clogging impurities.
Diet and exercise influence the health of your body. Nutritious foods like whole grains, vegetables, and lean proteins provide your body fuel, while exercise helps keep your muscles and joints in top shape. Diet and exercise also have an impact on your physical appearance. Certain foods, such as tomatoes, contain antioxidants that fight free radicals, which reduces damage on a cellular level. And sweating during workouts clears out your pores. Just make sure you shower after breaking a sweat.
Smoking increases your risk of cancer and other diseases, but it can also impact your skin negatively. When you smoke, blood flow to your skin is decreased. In turn, your skin loses its bounce and elasticity, which makes it prone to premature wrinkling. If you smoke, quitting brings about almost immediate effects, both on your appearance and your health. And if you don’t currently smoke, don’t start.
Excess sun exposure also impacts your skin. Along with increasing your risk of skin cancer, too much sun causes spots and discoloration, as well as contributes to the formation of fine lines and wrinkles. Look for a sunscreen that is at least an SPF 15 and that also offers broad spectrum protection. That means it protects against UVA and UVB rays.
No matter your skin type, you must moisturize on a regular basis. Moisturizing your skin keeps it soft and supple, but it can also prevent issues. For example, excessively dry skin may kick your sebaceous glands into high gear, which increases oil production and breakouts. Fortunately, there are many different types of moisturizers suit to a diverse range of skin types.
People with amazing skin also choose the right skincare products, from cleansers to moisturizers and everything in between. Hale Cosmeceuticals develops all our skincare products in-house, using a research-driven approach. We also insist on using natural, healthy ingredients free of common irritants and fillers.