In this second post, I’m going to talk about 3 main aspects that are very important to consider in the healing process of your skin. Switching to natural skincare is the first step, as well as making some changes in your diet, something I will go into detail in a later article.
But there are also some habits and practices that are of equal relevance. The focus this time will be on the best tips for healthy skin. These are consistent exercise, enough hours of sleep and drinking mineral water.
Starting with exercise, we all know that moving your body regularly has beneficial effects for almost every aspect of your health, and this applies to both your physical and mental wellness. Exercise can raise your energy levels, as it increases blood flow, which consequently wakes you up, making you more aware, and helps to reduce stress and anxiety, thus improving your overall mood.
It plays a crucial role in weight loss, and contributes to the regulation of your sleep pattern, which, as mentioned at the beginning of this post, it’s a daily routine that needs to be given special care. We can see here how exercise and sleep are connected, and how the lack of any of the two can affect the appearance of your skin.
Focusing now on the ways exercise impacts your skin health, when done regularly and in moderation, one of the main aspects to highlight is the stimulation in the production of antioxidants, which help to protect cells. It also incites blood flow, combating signs of aging and skin deterioration.
Following now with sleep, I would like to point out that this is usually an aspect of our lives that tends to be underrated. Sleeping enough hours and having a good quality rest is of utmost importance for your entire health.
Lack of sleep has a negative influence on your concentration and focus, making it more difficult to go through the day. Your energy levels will be low, which subsequently decreases your productivity. It can also affect your mood.
In relation to your skin, it is worth mentioning a few things. During the night, your skin regenerates, so this is the natural process by which it makes the work required to look young and firm. Depriving your body of its needed hours of sleep increases inflammation, which can result in acne breakouts and other conditions. It also accelerates the aging process, with wrinkles being more visible, and causing this a dull appearance, like puffy bags under your eyes, under-eye circles and dryness. There is something called sleep beauty, and tackling the above is essential to get that desired glow.
There are some tips that can help you to have a better rest. One hour or 90 minutes before you go to bed, it’s convenient to turn off your phone (or put it in flight mode), as well as closing down all the computers you may be using. This prevents you to check your device when you receive a notification, or getting distracted surfing the internet on your laptop. Another good idea to make sleep time as good as possible is lowering down the intensity of the lights in your room (maybe just leaving your bedside table lamp on), as this contributes to set up the “mood”.
These are enough reasons to start getting a good night’s sleep. Catching your zzz’s will help to clear up your skin.
As the last point, I will be mentioning how drinking plenty of water can considerably improve the state of your skin. Like exercise and sleep, drinking natural water is beneficial for your whole body. It helps to eliminate toxins and residues that need to leave your organism.
In terms of how it can transform your skin, it works similarly to sleep. By disposing your body of all the stuff that doesn’t need, it will contribute to reducing pimples, redness, and will give you that desired glow and plump.
I always recommend drinking bottled natural mineral water. Avoid tap water. There are some areas in the world where tap water is pretty good, but being realistic, even that supposedly better than average water will contain some remains of chlorine, and we want to be as clean as possible when drinking water.
These daily routines cannot be forgotten when you decide to start your journey of holistic approach to taking care of your skin. Small things like drinking chamomile tea at the end of the day will help you to relax and prepare yourself for a good sleep, as well as carrying with you a bottle of water wherever you can. Eventually, you will stick to these additions in a mechanical way, introducing them into your life.
If you have any other suggestions to get better at these 3 aspects of life, I would love to hear about them! So do not hesitate to leave them below in the comments.