Tired of having terrible skin but don’t know what to do about it?

skin-care-adviceWe’ve created a list of the top five healthy skin tips to keep your skin from misbehaving. Once you know the problem, you can start fixing it!

1. An imbalanced diet with more junk food than healthy food!

Your body is actually a holistic system. What you eat, what you do, and the choices or patterns of how you live your life really influence your skin. When your diet is full of good food, your skin has the nutrients that it requires to build healthy skin. When you add more fruits and vegetables as well as healthy fats and proteins to your diet, your skin will have increased collagen production and will even benefit from added free radical protection thanks to all the vitamins, minerals, and fiber as well as probiotics in these foods. Add hefty probiotic power to your diet with foods such as kombucha, kefir, yogurt, sauerkraut, and more to add ‘good’ gut bacteria which will help outweigh and fight back the bad. A healthy body leads to healthy skin that glows!

2. You don’t moisturize.

Moisturizing your skin helps keep some of that water in, reduces chances of developing wrinkles and fine lines, and gives your skin that extra drink that it needs. Besides drinking eight glasses of water a day, it’s one of the best things that you can do for your skin. You can use a variety of products to do this or just opt for coconut oil or shea butter to get the job done.

3. You don’t use retinol products.

Adding a retinol product to your skincare routine may clear up your skin. According to research, retinol boosts skin cell turnover and gets rid of bacteria causing acne and softens fine lines and wrinkles. It also smoothes the texture of your skin, making it look more appealing than ever before.

4. You skip sunscreen but sunbathe frequently.

Sunscreen is one of those things; if you’re not going to have layers or a hat and you’ll be out in the sun, sunscreen will keep the UV rays from damaging your skin (where nothing else will). When you’re getting your tan on or just outdoors, put on a sunscreen lotion to avoid burns, browning, and skin discoloration as well as peeling skin (gross). More UV ray exposure means more fine lines and poorer quality skin now and down the line.

5. You use a poor makeup remover & strip your skin with astringents.

If you produced natural oils to keep your skin looking nice and someone kept stripping it away with harsh chemical skin products and a crappy makeup remover, would you be happy? So many people use products that are TERRIBLE for their skin instead of a sulfate free and foamy cleanser. The more froth, the better it will take off your makeup (and the less harsh on your skin it will be). Wash skin with lukewarm water and rub your hands to froth the cleanser, rubbing circularly into your skin for up to a minute and then washing and drying with a clean towel.

At the end of the day, we all could take better care of our skin. Hopefully, this article inspired you to be more diligent and also gentle with your skin! Take care of your skin from the inside out and you will definitely.