Taking care of your skin is about balancing a variety of habits from sleeping patterns, gym routines, make-up and skin care treatments. Here are 7 tried and tested ways to achieve dewy, supermodel skin.
1. Stay hydrated
Skin cells are made up of water and need to be replenished in order to stay hydrated. Experts recommend drinking at least 10 glasses of water every day is the best way to keep your skin feeling hydrated and clear.
Eating foods full of antioxidants can help protect your skin from sun damage and ease the pain and severity of breakouts. The Detox Booster is our vegan supergreen powder/tea packed with 10 of nature’s most powerful cleansing superfoods and antioxidants. Add one teaspoon to hot water or almond milk daily to give your skin some love.
Exfoliation is one of the best ways to clear your skin quickly. Using a light scrub or chemical exfoliant on your face two to three times a week will rid your skin of dead cells, dirt or sweat that might have clogged your pores and led to breakouts. It also improves your complexion, adds a glow and can even reduce the appearance of pores over time, thus reducing your chances of breakouts. Be careful not to overdo it though - use products that match your skin type, so as not to aggravate the skin, and be gentle when scrubbing.
Never go to sleep without removing all makeup, dirt and sweat from the day off your face. Cleansing your skin thoroughly with a cleanser, and following up with a toner (and then moisturiser) can ensure your skin is properly cleansed before bed, and help reduce acne and skin blotches.
Getting adequate sleep can greatly impact the appearance of your skin, as our bodies use this recovery time in order to repair and regenerate. When we are sleep deprived, our bodies create more cortisol, which can lead to increased inflammation in the body and breakouts in the skin.
High levels of stress can compromise your skin. Engaging in calming activities such as yoga, meditation or exercise can help to relieve stress levels and prevent unnecessary stress breakouts. Just make sure you cleanse that face post sweat.
7. Get some sun
One of the best things you can do for blemish control is to get about 10-15 minutes of direct sun on your face three times a week. Natural sunlight can help kill bacteria and promote natural oil production. Just be sure not to overdo it as excessive sun exposure without protection can result in sun damage or dry skin and ain’t nobody got time for that. Buy a moisturiser with a decent SPF to make sure you're properly protected.