It is rightly said that ‘Healthy skin is a reflection of overall wellness’. Healthy skin not only reflects radiant beauty but is an indicator of healthy body and mind. Skin is the first barrier that protects our body from germs and infectious agents; and hence it is of utmost importance to maintain a healthy skin. These simple everyday habits would help you to get that perfect glow and a lively skin.

 

  1. Drink water in the right amount. Hydration is a very important part for a glowing skin; and it prevents dryness and flakiness. The guided amount is eight cups of water a day (1 cup= 235ml), but the wise thing to do is whenever your body screams water, drink!
     
  2. Exercise regularly. Studies by various research institutes have found that exercise improves cardiovascular system, improves the flow of nutrients, circulation, and also slows downs the ageing process. So exercising not only gets you in a perfect shape but also presents you with gleaming skin.
     
  3. Sleep. The adequate amount of sleep is important for overall development of body and ‘beauty sleep’ is not a myth. It has been known that our body secrets certain hormones only during our sleep which are very important for our body’s growth and maintenance of glowing skin.
     
  4. Wear sunscreen. Going out in the sun daily and exposing yourself with the harmful U.V. rays is something which you should absolutely stop doing. Sunscreen not only prevents you from getting patchy skin and sunburns but also from some potentially harmful skin cancers. Get in touch with your dermatologist in figuring out the right SPF for you and start using sunscreen right away.
     
  5. Healthy diet. Nothing affects our body more than what we eat. So eating a perfectly balanced diet rich in vitamins, minerals and anti-oxidants is absolutely essential for a healthy skin. Leafy greens, fruits like berries, apple, protein such as fish containing omega are some things which should definitely be included in your diet.
     
  6. Cleansing and moisturizing. Taking a shower does not suffice for your body’s needs. Exfoliation with a loofah and moisturizing regularly after a bath proves great for a healthy skin. Also, prevent form long hot steamy showers, as they rob your skin away of healthy oils so keep your bath mild cold and short one.
     
  7. Remain stress-free. Stress increases the production of cortisol in our body which increases oil in our body and hence results in skin being more prone to acne. Practicing techniques such as yoga, meditation, deep- breathing can help you remain stress free which is very important for a sound body, mind and skin.
     
  8. Drink green tea. Green tea contains high levels of antioxidant chemicals which help to prevent and reverse UV damage to the skin. It is also a natural anti-inflammatory and a soothing ingredient in skin care so rather than normal tea switch to green tea; and a cup or two every day would give you amazing results.
     
  9. Almonds in morning. Soak 4-5 almonds at night and peel their skin off and eat them first thing in the morning. An age old practice, it has been confirmed by many doctors that eating soaked almonds provide you with nutrition and maintains a healthy skin.
     
  10. Don’t overdose your body with alcohol or smoke. Stop with that one glass of wine and try to stay away from smoke as much as possible.  A smoky environment too can make your skin go dry and flaky. So stop traumatizing your skin and body with their harmful effects.