Having a great complexion doesn’t have to mean weekly trips to the spa. You can make a few simple lifestyle changes and see incredible results.
Moisturize Quickly Post-Shower
Do you let your body dry completely before you add moisturizer? Time to change up your routine. As the water on your skin dries, it pulls additional moisture from your skin! Instead, pat your skin dry. Then, apply moisturizer to your body and face within three minutes of getting out of the shower.
Turn Down the Heat
Love that steamy shower? Think all that water is hydrating your skin? Think again. If you shower for too long, you strip your body of the natural oils it produces. Aim for a shower that’s 5-10 minutes. And, keep the temperature turned down.
Make SPF You BFF
Do you apply SPF when you’re laying in the sun? Great! Keep up the good work. But, did you know our bodies can also suffer sun damage from simple, daily exposure? Make an SPF lotion part of your daily routine to ensure you’re always protected.
Get Your Workout In (early if you can)
Beyond simply being good for your waistline, working out improves blood flow. This helps you regulate your internal temperature. Gives you a boost of energy throughout the day. And, sending additional oxygen to your skin can help restore your youthful glow.
Does drinking water seem like a no-brainer? You’d be surprise how easy it is to forget. Studies show roughly 75% of Americans suffer from dehydration. Dehydration can cause you to feel tired. It can make you more likely to overeat. It can bring on intense headaches and muscle fatigue. And, it can make your skin dry and ashy. So drink up!
The body’s ability to heal while sleeping is amazing. Yes, this means fighting off illnesses and giving yourself the mental stamina to face the day. But beyond those common benefits, sleep improves your complexion. When you don’t get enough sleep, it can be easy to develop under-eye puffiness. Your face can be swollen and red. And, lack of sleep can cause you to breakout.