Glowing skin has always been in, and sometimes, a highlighter just won’t cut it.
In order to get healthy, glowing skin naturally, your skin must be in a healthy state. After all, the key to that coveted glow IS healthy skin.
But sometimes life gets in the way and we forget about our skincare routine, eating right, and even drinking enough water. These things greatly affect our skin, causing acne breakouts, dehydrated skin, premature wrinkles, etc.
If that’s you, don’t feel bad. It happens. But it’s not too late to get healthy, glowing skin naturally.
Let me warn you though: it’s not going to be easy if you don’t have the discipline and determination.
But the rewards are HUGE. And so worth it.
Without further ado, here’s your guide to getting healthy, glowing skin naturally:
Eat your way to glowing skin
If you want to achieve that natural glow, you’re going to have to use a holistic approach to taking better care of your skin.
This means working from the inside out. So the first thing you should tackle is the food that you consume.
Whether it’s acne breakouts, premature aging, or whatever skin concerns you have, a healthy and balanced diet can definitely help in treating those skin concerns.
Foods that contain vitamins A, C, D, E, collagen, and omega-3 fatty acids are your best bets.
Vitamin A is a potent antioxidant that helps in repairing the skin’s tissue and helps the skin regulate sebum production.
Vitamin C, also a well-known powerful antioxidant, is important for collagen production. It can be found in peppers, potatoes, strawberries, and broccoli to name a few.
Here’s a fun fact about vitamin C: our bodies cannot produce or store it so it’s very important to make sure that we consume vitamin C-rich foods regularly.
Vitamin D helps prevent skin damage, premature aging, and acne while Vitamin E helps keep your skin moisturized and supple.
Collagen is well-known for improving skin’s elasticity and hydration, reducing fine lines and wrinkles.
Omega-3 fatty acids, on the other hand, reduces the skin’s sensitivity to UV rays, fights inflammation, and even reduces acne.
You can also read Spalina Skincare’s blog post on Holistic Skincare Diet for more information on the different types of food that will help you get healthy, glowing skin naturally.
“Drink more water” is an age-old health and beauty advice that has been repeated time and time again that it has become sort of a cliché.
While there hasn’t been enough research proving that drinking the suggested daily water intake can help us get glowing skin, it is still necessary for our overall health as water helps flush out excess toxins and waste from our body.
There are also more effective ways to keep our skin hydrated and that’s through topical products such as moisturizers and serums.
When you exercise, your heart rate increases, improving blood circulation which helps deliver nutrients and oxygen to your skin. These nutrients and oxygen boosts the development of collagen which prevents dull-looking skin as well as fine lines and wrinkles.
Exercising also helps reduce stress and promotes better sleep which is important if you want healthy, glowing skin.
Just make sure that you take a shower after a good workout session because sweat can cause unwanted skin problems.
See an esthetician or a dermatologist
Of course it’s always best to see an esthetician or a dermatologist especially if you have major skin problems.
These skincare specialists will actually save you more money in the long run because you know that the products and treatments recommended to you will be the right fit for your skin. You’ll also see faster results because of this.
Build a skincare routine that fits you
After making sure that you’re taking care of your skin from the inside by eating healthy foods that benefit your skin, drinking enough water to stay hydrated, and exercising, you then work on the outside where gentle, but effective topical products can help you achieve glowing skin.
You don’t really need to follow the 10 step Korean skincare routine trend to get healthy, glowing skin especially if you don’t have that kind of time.
But before you build a skincare routine that fits your skin and lifestyle, it is highly recommended that you see a licensed skincare specialist because they are truly the ones who can help you determine which products and ingredients will best benefit your skin’s needs.
Spela Hernandez of Spalina Skincare, is a licensed esthetician who uses a holistic approach to skincare and has helped many women restore their skin to its youthful glow.
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I do practice a facial massage routine and make sure that I incorporate antioxidant-rich foods into my diet. I go to the gym twice a week to stay active. And not to forget – minimize stress!