You may already have a skin routine that include creams, toners, or even biotin supplements. If you want to take on a more holistic and natural approach, then trying these simple lifestyle tips can greatly improve the overall quality of your skin.
Experts say that lifestyle choices greatly affect your skin health. From exercise, good hygiene, and a healthy diet, there are many natural remedies that can become natural antioxidants for your skin.
Eat More Leafy Greens
Brocolli, kale, spinach, collards, and mustard greens all contain vitamins, minerals, that can create a clean radiant skin. Leafy greens are an excellent source for detoxification. It reduces inflammation, hydrates the body, and boosts the immune system. Also, it enhances one’s mood and reduces stress, which could prevent stressed induced acnes.
Move Your Body
If you’re sitting at a desk for a prolong period of time, it actually puts stress on your body because your blood isn’t circulating throughout the body. This can cause stress to build up in the body. Exercising is vital to release the tension and release a hormone called endorphins – a happy hormone that improves your mood. When you’re moving, you’re also enhancing the lymphatic system – which could improve your immune system. Take about 40 mins of your day of physical activity – whether it be yoga, pilates, brisk jogging, etc.
Having excellent hygiene is also one way to prevent cluttering of the pores and acnes. Taking daily showers and cleansing away excess dust from your skin can also greatly help. Most importantly, clean your surrounding areas. The things we touch with our hands goes on our face eventually, so tidy up your working area with sensitized wipes to eliminate germs and dusts.
Stress is the number one contribution to inflammation. And inflammation in the body can wreck havoc to your skin – and also your mental health. Learning how to manage your stress can reduce inflammation and promote immune health. So take about 30 mins of your day in meditation, by focusing on deep breathing techniques. Usually, I find yoga to be very relaxing. Not only does it help you stretch your body, they also focus on deep breathing – which induces relaxation.