BY DESTINY VELAZQUEZ
A good skincare routine isn’t just about the products一 it actually starts with taking care of your overall self. Treat your body right, and your skin will follow!
The best part? Treating your body right is free!
With that in mind, here are some simple ways to improve your skin without any skin care products:
First thing’s first, a healthy diet is where it all starts. Load up on those fruits and veggies! Fish, such as salmon, is also great because it contains omega-3 fatty acids, which can do wonders for your skin. (Acne? Wrinkles? We don’t know her!) Omega-3 is even available in the form of supplements. Spinach and avocados are also great for maintaining your skin’s health.
Okay, I know you’ve heard this so many times, but drinking plenty of water is a must. Hydration from the inside out is the key to dewy skin. Drinking water throughout the day can also aid in eliminating unhealthy cravings. Green tea is another superstar for your skin! Did you know that green tea actually has anti-inflammatory properties? Hence, tea is a great healthy substitute for that morning coffee you always reach for.
We all know about the benefits of working out, but did you know it’s also good for your skin?! Working out increases your body temperature and naturally opens up your pores. Even more, sweating encourages the release of toxins on your skin: which gives a whole new meaning to “we don’t sweat, we glow!” Of course, be sure to wash your face after working out and sweating!
If you’re anything like me, then your skin is prone to stress acne. Nobody likes breaking out the day before a big event, so taking steps to manage your stress will go a long way. Some ways to do so are to organize your life, meditate, take a power nap, and make some time for yourself and your hobbies.
Lastly, getting enough sleep is an everyday essential. Getting an insufficient amount of sleep can result in premature aging of your skin, therein affecting the overall complexion of your skin. Plus, we all know those pesky eye bags show up when we don’t get enough sleep. Taking time to get a full night of beauty sleep is a great way to improve the overall health and appearance of your skin! Sweet dreams, babe!
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