A healthy glowing skin doesn’t happen overnight as it comes from within. So, keep on reading for the 6 beauty habits of women with great skin so you’ll put your healthiest, radiant face forward.
- They drink more water.
When you’re dehydrated, your skin can look dry and dull and make you look tired. Fashion blogger Kristina Bazan knows that the skin loves moisture, so she always drinks water to avoid dryness, indeed the best fix for an amazing skin. Just drink a glass of water before you have your morning coffee, and aim to get in another one or two 8-ounce glass before lunch.
- They have a healthy diet.
A diet that’s rich in colorful fruits and vegetables, especially berries and leafy greens, is what your skin craves for a healthy glow. Like fashion blogger Kristina Bazan, you may add berries to your oatmeal, cereal, yogurt, or smoothie for an antioxidant- and vitamin C-boost that helps your skin look radiant. “Your skin will also look better if you reduce alcohol, sugar, and processed foods from your diet,” says Christine Choi Kim, MD, a board-certified medical and cosmetic dermatologist based in California. On the contrary, if you suffer from gluten sensitivities or dairy intolerances and cut those from your diet, your skin can also appear healthier and you may experience fewer breakouts.
- They wash their face with a gentle cleanser.
Start the day off with a clean face. “I recommend a gentle cleanser in the morning to take off the oils that accumulate overnight and to wash off whatever products you put on at night,” says Dr. Kim. Instead of resorting to chemical formulated products, better stick to organic and natural ones free of parabens and harmful chemical that can harm your skin.
- They always wear sunscreen.
According to Dr. Kim, you must choose SPF 30 or higher on your sunscreen. Do you know that FDA measures SPF effectiveness using an ounce or higher than shot glass size? However, most women are not applying that much sunscreen. If you do, you’re probably getting the protection equivalent of SPF 15. Also, choose SPF 30 on your BB cream and foundation for protection, or apply your makeup a few minutes after applying a separate sunscreen.
- They don’t aggravate pimples.
“If you’re staring down an angry red pimple when you wake up in the morning, don’t pick or pop it—it’ll get more inflamed or swollen”, says Dr. Kim. For a natural remedy, ice the zit to decrease the inflammation and apply over-the-counter spot treatment acne medicine that contains salicylic acid, benzoyl peroxide, or sulfur to dry up a pimple. You may also opt for a concealer mixed in, so you’re covering and treating them at the same time.
- They protect their skin from the environment.
Think of applying an antioxidant to prevent cellular damage caused by environmental pollutants as well as ultraviolet rays. According to Dr. Kim, you must look for antioxidants in skincare products like vitamin C and E, phloretin, ferulic acid, and botanicals such as resveratrol, green tea, and coffee berry. Also, think of covering your neck, chest, and hands, which are often exposed to damaging UV rays when you’re out. By heeding these tricks, you’ll be able to get that healthy beautiful skin from within.