We all know that beauty starts from within. What you eat, the supplements you take, and the lifestyle you lead all contribute to your inner health. But, no matter how well you take care of the inner you, the outer you can still benefit from a little help if you want your skin to really glow…and those fine lines not to show. Here are some tips to help you feel healthier and more beautiful inside and out.
Eat well and exercise.
The foundation of health for both your body and your skin is a healthy diet and a regular exercise routine.i Eating healthy means a diet low in sugar and processed foods, with plenty of fruits and vegetables and high-quality, lean proteins. Also, keeping yourself hydrated is important, so make sure to drink at least 8 glasses of water every day. Exercise helps to improve blood flow throughout the body and to your skin. It also helps control stress, improve sleep, boost mood, and keep weight in check. Try to get 30–60 minutes of exercise every day.
Have a good skincare routine.
Start with a good cleanser and toner and follow with a moisturizer—especially before you go to bed. Applying a broad spectrum SPF is a must during the day. Spend extra time on delicate skin that may need extra protection, such as around your eyes. The YOUTH® skin care collection offers clinically proven products created in harmony with nature. It not only improves the health of your skin but also shifts skin to a younger age.
Slow aging at the cellular level.
Every day, our cells are damaged from environmental exposure, diet, and stress, which can result in the formation of free radicals. Free radicals can damage cell components like DNA and this damage can accumulate over time. Backed by six patents, Vivix® contains a proprietary, all-natural blend of diverse polyphenols designed to help protect and repair DNA to slow aging at the cellular level®.
Get a good night’s sleep.
Sleep is the unsung hero of healthy skin. A study in the journal Sleep demonstrates that a lack of sleep really shows on your face. People who were sleep deprived had hanging eyelids, redness, swelling, dark circles, more fine lines and wrinkles, and pale skin.ii If you are not sleeping well, think about using natural products that can help you get a full 7–8 hours of sleep each night.
Stress not only affects your mood and your thoughts but also the health of your body and even your appearance! The Brain–Skin connection is stronger than you think! Slow down, sit back, take a deep breath, and relax. You could try yoga, take a walk outdoors, or just do something that you enjoy doing to get rid of those negative thoughts!
Smile more often.
A smiling face is always beautiful. It lights up your face and triggers happiness and positivity. Be grateful for what you have, show kindness, and always be willing to help the people around you.
With a little attention to your health inside and out, you’ll be feeling your best self in no time!
[i] Primavesi L, Piantanida M, Pravettoni V. Mediterranean Diet and Skin Health. In Bioactive Dietary Factors and Plant Extracts in Dermatology 2013 (pp. 3-14). Humana Press.
[ii] Sundelin T, Lekander M, Kecklund G, Van Someren EJ, Olsson A, Axelsson J. Cues of fatigue: effects of sleep deprivation on facial appearance. Sleep. 2013 Sep 1;36(9):1355-60.