The secrets for a healthy glowing skin
2 April 2021 Estimated time: ~2 min.
A healthy lifestyle and a skincare routine that contains a few essential steps are, in short, the secrets of beautiful skin with a youthful and radiant look. But let’s dig deeper...
The skin is a very good indicator of our health, so when we talk about healthy skin - hydrated, bright, without signs of premature aging, we are actually talking about the general health of the body.
First of all, be careful with your diet, if you want to delay the aging process of your skin as much as possible!
For at least a month, eliminate white bread, pasta, sugar and processed foods from your diet and replace them with vegetable protein, green leafy vegetables and healthy fats. Why is it important for the skin to eat healthy? Because vegetables oxygenate the skin, and proteins help your epidermis stay hydrated.
As for sugar, find out that it ages the skin, it doesn’t just add extra centimeters to our waist. Consumption of sugar accelerates the appearance of wrinkles, because it accelerates the degradation of elastin and collagen in the skin, substances responsible for the suppleness, hydration and youth of the epidermis. In just a few weeks without sugar, you will see your skin glowing!
On the other hand, for a healthy and beautiful skin you need to sleep more!
If during the day the skin struggles to protect itself from radiation, wind, cold, pollution, during sleep it is time for the elimination of toxins and regeneration. When we sleep, melatonin works the skin’s stem cells, which replace old cells with new ones. The best time for this repair process, when elastin and collagen are produced, is between 11 PM and 2 AM, so try to fall asleep before midnight!
Cleanse, exfoliate, moisturize!
Never fall asleep with make up on your face and even if you stayed in the house for a whole day and did not wear make-up, cleanse your skin! Use products designed for your skin type, whether it’s a cleansing foam, micellar water or a cleansing lotion. Finish the process with a tonic lotion and / or thermal water, especially if your skin is dehydrated and you feel your skin tightening.
Once a week, or even daily, if you use gentle exfoliants, exfoliate the skin, especially if you have oily skin, because excess sebum promotes the accumulation of dead cells, suffocates pores and thus the skin loses its radiance, blackheads and pimples appear. Exfoliation gives the skin a healthier look, that wonderful "healthy glow" that we get in makeup with the help of the illuminator and, in addition, facilitates the assimilation into the skin of applied products.
At the same time, regular exfoliation prevents clogging of the pores and increases the production of collagen, a protein responsible for skin elasticity. But be careful, after exfoliation, the skin is 50% more sensitive to the action of the sun, so be sure...
... that you apply sunscreen!
Sure, you’ve heard that a thousand times before, but apply sunscreen when you walk out of the house, even to the nearest store. In any season. A dermatologist would say that we need sun protection even in the house, because the blue light of the phone, laptop, TV is also harmful, and products with SPF have already appeared on the market that also provide protection in this regard.
The researchers found that blue light damages collagen and elastin fibers faster than it does a few hours at the beach at forbidden hours.
In conclusion, unprotected skin with a cream or even a foundation with a minimum SPF of 30 will suffer, in the short term, from redness and sunburn, and in the long term will face pigment spots, premature aging and, in severe cases, even skin cancer.