Our Top Tips for Healthy Skin

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Our Top Tips for Healthy Skin

Use our skincare tips to achieve luminous, healthy-looking skin. 

When your skin looks good and feels healthy, you feel more confident. Fortunately, improving the way your skin looks and feels is easier than you think. In fact, with just a few changes to your skincare routine, you can make significant improvements in the health of your skin.

What Is Healthy Skin?

Healthy skin is smooth, moisturized skin from the inside out. Healthy skin tends to mirror overall health, so take care of yourself with proper hydration, nutrition, and exercise.

In addition to looking beautiful, healthy skin is more effective at protecting your body from pollutants and irritants. Remember, your skin is your body’s first line of defense against illness and disease. It’s important to keep it healthy and well-nourished.

No matter what your skin looks like now, it's never too late to improve it. Skin is resilient, which means it can bounce back with proper care. When you find the right skincare routine that works for your unique skin, you can see noticeable results in your skin's look and feel.

Our Top Healthy Skin Tips

Getting your skin to look and feel its best doesn’t have to be complicated! In fact, you can achieve glowing, healthy-looking skin by adding a few simple steps to your daily routine. Here are some of our top healthy skin tips to help you achieve soft, smooth skin.

Moisturize Daily

Applying a moisturizer each day is one of the most important things you can do to achieve and maintain healthy-looking skin. Depending on your skin type, we recommend applying a body moisturizer at least once a day to replenish the moisture at your skin's surface.

As with all skincare products, not all moisturizers are created equal. For best results, use a moisturizer that contains at least one of the following ingredients known to nourish your skin:

  • Shea Butter
  • Vitamin E
  • Argan Oil
  • Coconut Oil
The best time to moisturize is while you’re in the shower, or immediately after showering or bathing. That’s because the warm water and steam open your pores, which allows the skin to absorb moisture more effectively. For a fast-absorbing lotion that you can apply after showering, try a wet skin moisturizer.

Cleanse With Hydrating Products

Too many body cleansers are harsh and dehydrating for your skin. To maintain a beautiful glow, use a hydrating body wash in the shower to wash away impurities without drying out your skin. To wash your face, select a pH-balanced cleanser that won’t strip natural oils away from your skin. Remember, the oil on your skin is helpful because it helps hold moisture in and prevent dehydration.

Protect Your Skin From Excessive Sun Exposure

The sun’s rays are very harsh and damaging to your skin. To keep your skin safe from excessive sun exposure, wear sunscreen anytime you plan to spend more than 10 minutes in direct sunlight. Sunscreen can help your skin stay healthy over time while minimizing sun spots, wrinkles, and other types of skin damage caused by the sun.If you want to get a beautiful summer glow without the sun damage, try a self tanning moisturizer. It will give you a natural-looking glow without the risks of sun exposure. Another plus: sunless tanning moisturizer can keep your skin smooth and hydrated!

Exfoliate Regularly

Did you know you have a baby-smooth layer of skin just waiting to be revealed? Exfoliating regularly can help you reveal radiant skin that's hiding beneath your dead skin cells. Exfoliating is known to improve your skin's health by getting rid of rough skin, unclogging pores, and increasing circulation.

Depending on your skin type, we recommend exfoliating one to three times per week. Exfoliating too often can strip your skin of its natural oils, which can cause dehydration and potentially contribute to acne and other breakouts.

Remember, everyone is different, so pay attention to what your skin needs. If your skin feels dry to the touch, try applying moisturizer more frequently. If your skin looks and feels oily and greasy, continue to moisturize regularly, but exfoliate more frequently. Finding the right skincare routine for your skin can take some time, but it’s a necessary step to healthy-looking skin.

How To Keep Skin Healthy

Once you improve your skin using the essential skincare tips listed above, you may be ready to do even more for your skin health. Here are some easy things you can do to keep your skin healthy and radiant for the long term.

  • Manage Stress: Did you know stress can have a major impact on your skin? When you constantly feel anxious and stressed, your body goes through hormone changes that cause it to produce more sebum and oil. This, in turn, can result in increased acne and skin sensitivity. To maintain healthy skin, minimize stress whenever possible, and take time to practice stress-management techniques such as deep breathing and yoga. Your skin will thank you.

  • Get Quality Sleep: To help get healthy-looking skin, give your body plenty of time to rest. Poor sleepers may be susceptible to a variety of unpleasant medical conditions, and lack of sleep can also cause your skin to age more quickly! To help yourself drift off to sleep, put away your phone and try meditating, applying a luxurious lotion with lavender essential oil, and journaling.    

  • Practice Healthy Eating Habits: Achieving healthy skin starts from the inside out. What you put in your body has a remarkable effect on how your skin looks and feels. For strong, healthy skin, eat a well-balanced diet that includes plenty of vegetables, fruit, and water.

  • Stay Active: Regular exercise can increase blood flow to the skin. When your skin has healthy blood flow, it’s more likely to look and feel its best. Even 10-15 minutes of exercise every day can help you put your best skin forward.

  • Put Down That Cigarette: Cigarette smoke contains carbon monoxide and nicotine, both of which are harmful to your skin. Carbon monoxide can displace the oxygen in your skin and leave it looking dry and leathery. Nicotine reduces the blood flow to your skin and can lead to a pale, discolored appearance. If you want to have gorgeous, silky-smooth skin, start by extinguishing that cigarette. Your body will thank you!

Key Takeaways

  • Use a daily moisturizer to nourish your skin and protect it from dryness. 

  • Drink plenty of water to hydrate your skin from the inside out. 

  • Use gentle exfoliation to get rid of rough, dry skin. 

  • Use a hydrating body wash to leave your skin feeling moisturized and visibly radiant.

  • Treat your body with kindness by giving it proper nutrition, avoiding smoking, and exercising regularly. 

  • Deeply moisturize your skin overnight with nourishing body butter.

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