We all want to achieve healthy, glowing skin, but we often forget to implement the little habits that seem to make no difference yet have incredible results if they are applied consistently. Here are 6 habits of people with healthy skin that, when implemented daily, both brighten skin and strengthen it against many harmful conditions.
Wash your face before bed
Be sure to remove all makeup before going to bed. It can be tempting to crash in bed without cleansing after a long day, but the makeup that stays on your skin can build up easily, encouraging acne as the pores become clogged.
Clogged pores can lead to a number of issues, therefore reiterating the importance of makeup removal as well as cleansing before settling in for the night. Try using farragio's all-natural Essential Foaming Face Wash to keep your skin clean and nourished naturally.
Don't skip the moisturizer
Before finishing your nighttime routine, be sure to moisturize your skin. In order to stay healthy, your skin must be moisturized! Moisturizing helps with hydration and applying a layer before bed allows for better absorption.
Drinking water really is important
In order to hydrate skin, you must be hydrated as well. Drinking plenty of water will directly affect your skin as well as your physical health and mental state. If your skin is not hydrated, it is more prone to wrinkles.
Exfoliating your skin makes it softer
Be sure to exfoliate your skin. Those with healthy skin make an effort to remove dead skin cells that may clog pores. This habit also fights against dry skin, which will help prevent skin from appearing flaky and red.
Avoid sugar and processed foods
Much of our external health is affected by what we introduce internally, as we have seen with water. Eating healthy is another way to keep skin bright, as excess sugars and preservatives will dull your skin.
Lack of sleep makes your skin look old
You may think irregular sleep habits don’t cause many problems outside of general fatigue, but our sleep actually affects us more than we may know. Not getting enough sleep causes an increase in stress hormones, which play with our emotions and produce negative results in our skin. Many of us are familiar with the unwanted undereye bags that appear when we are deprived of sleep. If you aren’t sleeping enough, any preexisting skin conditions like acne or psoriasis also run the risk of becoming heightened.
Taking care of your skin starts simple, by implementing habits that will improve not only your skin’s health and appearance, but your physical and mental state as well. Being mindful of these small efforts is sure to produce big results and keeping consistent will help you look and feel healthier.