They say — ‘habits maketh a man.’ It is true. To reap the benefits of a particular activity you need to repeat it again and again, at regular intervals, without missing a beat. When it comes to skincare, that’s how the best of them have achieved healthy glowing skin too! From beauty gurus to Ticktockers, Youtubers to Instagram influencers in skincare, they all have their own rituals to follow when it comes to nourishing and protecting the skin. If you want to nourish and protect your skin too then follow this blog. Because here are the 10 habits of people with healthy glowing skin:
1. Drink Lots of Water
Our body is 75% water, and so our skin, the largest organ, also needs its fair share. Water helps keep the skin hydrated, supple, and looking naturally radiant. It also is a crucial element for anti-aging, as it helps maintain the skin’s elasticity. 8 full glasses of water a day is a good start. You can drink these 8 glasses in the form of plain water, fruit-infused water, lemonades, buttermilk, etc throughout the day. To retain a good amount of water, it is also advised to cut down on caffeine, alcohol, and sodas.
2. Eat Healthy
The food you eat will show on your skin in some way. The goodness of fresh fruits, vegetables, seeds, nuts, and juices makes you look well-nourished, glowing, and younger. This is because they contain essential vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and natural acids. For example, berries are rich in antioxidants that fight the signs of skin aging, while oranges and lemons are high on Vitamin C which imparts skin health. Selenium, zinc, Omega-3, Vitamin A, B, E, D, and K are also found in the everyday natural foods we eat. So if you want naturally healthy glowing skin then make sure you include healthy food in your diet along with those fries and cokes.
3. Apply Sunscreen Every Day
People with healthy skin maintain it well because they don’t miss their sunscreen. Sunscreen is a must as it protects our skin from the harmful UV rays of the sun. Ditching the sunscreen and prolonged sun exposure can lead to a list of skin problems like hyperpigmentation, sun spots, early signs of aging, and even skin cancer. So protect your skin with a good sunscreen every day, preferably one that is SPF 30 or more as recommended by the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD).
4. Moisturize Religiously
Doesn’t matter what your skin type is — dry, oily, acne-prone, or sensitive — a moisturizer is a must. Not only for aesthetic purposes but also to keep the hydration and vitality of your skin intact. This is a habit that most beauty enthusiasts follow religiously — twice a day. You just need to check your skin type and pick up a moisturizer that is appropriate for you. Dry skin may need a rich moisturizer while acne-prone people may need a non-comedogenic one so that their pores are not clogged.
5. Cleanse before Bed
For healthy glowing skin, keep it clean. That’s what most skincare-conscious people do. They not only wash their faces well in the morning but also deep-cleanse at night before going to bed. Use a good cleanser to remove all the makeup, dust, dirt, excess oils, and the day’s residue before you pack up for the evening and go to bed. This helps your skin breathe so that the regeneration of new cells happens uninterrupted as you sleep. Cleansing also helps prevent acne breakouts, keeps the skin from showing premature signs of aging, and maintains a healthy texture and tone.
6. Take Beauty Supplements
Good food and healthy eating are not enough sometimes to keep the skin healthy. Often our skin needs that extra nourishment to maintain itself. Therefore you must take the required beauty supplements. They may be vitamins, multivitamins, or collagen supplements depending on your skin issues. Supplements rich in antioxidants are also very common among women facing early signs of aging.
Some common supplements are:
- Resveratrol (antioxidant)
- Hyaluronic Acid (hydration)
- Vitamin E
7. Manage Stress Well
Stress manifests in the worst forms, from back pains to unbidden breakouts. So if you wish to maintain healthy and glowing skin then keep your stress under check. When we are stressed, our body activates its fight-or-flight and emergency responses that take all the nourishment away from the skin and towards more important life processes. That is why stress is linked to early aging. Practise meditation, aromatherapy, watch comedy, listen to music, drink lavender and chamomile teas… and keep yourself calm.
Exercise releases the happy hormone. And being happy never harmed the skin! Aside from this, maintaining a good workout regime keeps the blood circulation steady, promotes muscle health, encourages better flow of nutrients to the skin, and detoxifies the system. All those actors we swoon over spend hours in the gym for their perfect bodies, but collaterally they also get glowing skin. Those sportsmen we admire look young and fit — partly thanks to their exercise and partly to the glow of their skin. Also, sweating acts as a natural exfoliant so you end up looking pretty fresh after a good workout!
9. Get a Good Night’s Sleep
The human body needs an average of 7-8 hours of sleep every day. And good sleep is linked to not only good health but also good skin. Try it, get a good night’s sleep for a few days in a row and look at your face in the mirror. You are bound to feel and look fresher, have lesser dark circles, and better complexion. This is because our skin works its repair and regenerative processes as we sleep. That is why they call it ‘beauty sleep.’
10. Use Natural Skincare Products
Chemicals, synthetic substances, artificial colors, and fragrances are not good for the skin. You know it as well as we do. So change it up with natural skincare products. What are natural skincare products? They are products that are mostly made from plant-based ingredients, botanical extracts, natural oils, and acids. These products are safer and help you protect your skin from all those harmful sulfates, phthalates, and parabens that saturate chemical products.
For natural skincare products, there is Savarnas Mantra, a brand that has been creating amazing natural cruelty-free skincare products. We are proud of our wonderful wide range that stretches from basic moisturizers to complex anti-aging serums and lip-plumping treatments. All natural!
If you want to moisturize your skin intensely:
We have the Savarnas Mantra® Natural Ultimate Nourishing Hyaluronic Moisturizer. This is a special lightweight formula, rich in hyaluronic acid, that penetrates deep into the skin and locks the hydration. This moisturizer also fights signs of aging like wrinkles and fine lines.
If you wish to check out some anti-aging products, then start with our:
Natural Vitamin C Serum fortified with Age-Defying Additives. Enriched with 20% Vitamin C, this serum helps in natural skin-brightening, fights photo-damage to the skin, hyperpigmentation, and premature signs of aging.
Check out our Savarnas Mantra® Natural Rose Cleanser. It removes oils, dirt, dust, and impurities, as well as prevents acne breakouts. The Rose Hip Seed Oil in this cleanser also helps regenerate lost skin cells.
Rome wasn’t built in a day. So if you are looking to achieve healthy glowing skin then it is not going to occur overnight. You will have to understand the good habits of skincare, choose the right products for your skin, and keep at it persistently! Do that with us, and get healthy, glowing skin.