If you truly want healthy skin that’s beautiful and radiant, you will need to make lifestyle changes as well as invest in a good skin routine that’s best for your skin type. The quality of your skin can have a big impact on both how you look and feel. Bad skin can make you look tired, ill or much older than you are and can cause you to feel irritated, angry and self-conscious. Who needs that? Is your skin too dry, too oily, blemished, swollen, wrinkled, or not firm enough? To improve your skin health and complexion and to create glowing skin, there are several lifestyle changes you’ll need to make — most of these changes are quite easy, so no need to start stressing! Read on for simple ways to getting your beautiful and healthy skin back.
How To Get Healthy Skin
1. Sleep More
Getting enough sleep is essential for your health. It gives your body time to recover from the day and make the repairs it needs to. If you don’t sleep enough, it can affect you both physically and mentally. A lack of sleep could cause your skin to be dry or cause you to break out. Tiredness could cause stress too, which is also bad for your skin complexion. So, get at least seven or eight hours of sleep every night.
2. Eat Better
Your diet could also be affecting your skin. If you have acne, consuming too many dairy products could increase your chance of a breakout. In addition to avoiding certain foods, like sugar, upping your intake of other foods, like nutrient dense plants and foods with omega-3 fatty acids, will help you to have a healther, younger skin.
- Fruits and vegetables have essential vitamins like C and E, which can help protect the skin against sun damage and skin cancer as well as reverse premature aging such as discoloration and wrinkles.
- It is also essential to have a diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids, as they are responsible for the health of the cell membrane, which yields a moist, soft, plum, and wrinkle-free skin. The foods highest in omega-3 fatty acids include tuna, salmon, walnuts and flax seed.
3. Keep Hydrated
What you drink is just as important as what you eat, so stay hydrated. Your skin needs water in order to hydrate itself, so don’t deny it what it craves. Although any drink will help you hydrate, it’s better to stick to healthier ones. Too much alcohol can age your skin and so can caffeine. Stick to water as much as you can! Try adding fresh lemon for flavor or drinking caffeine-free teas for something different.
4. Stop Smoking
Smoking can be terrible for your skin. The tobacco, nicotine and other chemicals that cigarettes contain can age you and make you look much older than you actually are. Your skin, hair and nails can be affected too. If you smoke, even just casually, giving it up can help to improve your skin’s health almost immediately! Today, there are many aids to help you quit, like the patch, nicotine gum, and electronic cigarettes. Or, you can also quit cold turkey, which might be your best option!
5. Have An Amazing Skincare Program
Using the right skin products will truly improve the health of your skin. Start with a gentle cleaner to remove impurities, clean pores, and leave skin feeling refreshed and hydrated. Based on your skin’s condition, you will need products that focus on your issue, such as acne, aging, hyper-pigmentation, inflammation, or sun damage. Try ZO Medical and ZO Skin Health products by Dr. Zein Obagi for a complete line of some of the best skin products on the market — ZO Medical products are only available through a licensed physician and accompanied with a prescription.
6. Protect Your Skin From The Sun
The sun can be very damaging to your skin, so protecting yourself is essential. You should wear a daily sunscreen on your face, neck, and hands to avoid harmful UV rays. We love Zo Oclipse® Smart Tone SPF 50 by Dr. Zein Obagi. Try to avoid sunbathing and never go in a tanning bed!