Is there anyone on this planet who hasn’t wished for glowing skin? I certainly have! We all want our skin to have its natural glow, but the fast-paced life and everyday stress make it difficult to maintain that glow. As we know, glowing skin is associated with health and youth, but to our distaste, our skin may seem dull, tired, or uneven making us look unhealthy and aged.
Being the largest organ in the human body, the skin needs proper care to retain its vitality. Probably the most important thing you need for glowing skin is a healthy outer layer. One way to help you achieve glowing skin is by understanding your skin barrier. You may also want to know about lifestyle changes and practices that can help you get the glowing skin that you desired, some of which are stated below.
Have Citrus Fruits
Citrus fruits are not just a storehouse of healthy benefits, but also a key to healthy and glowing skin. The reason for this is the rich vitamin C content that is contained in citrus fruits like oranges and grapes. According to a research paper on Citrus fruits published in PubMed Central in 2015, the vitamin C content in these fruits will fight free radicle action and prevents the aging of the skin.
They will fight bacterial actions and will keep them healthy and glowing. As we age, our skin loses its natural elasticity and may appear uneven, making our skin look aged. But with the help of citrus fruit, you will be able to get back the glow of your skin, making you look more youthful.
Eating nutrients rich food like avocados that are rich in healthy fats can help the body gain a healthy glow. Healthy fats will keep the body moisturized and keep the skin flexible which will reduce the signs of aging. Moreover, avocado also consists of antioxidants like beta carotene and lutein, which will promote healthy-looking skin. Plus personally, I love avocados in guacamole and also on toast.
Use Aloe Vera
Aloe vera is a plant with healing properties and will boost cell growth. It can be used as a moisturizer as it will soothe and moisturizes without clogging the pores. So, using aloe vera after taking bath will help the skin get the glow that you desired.
Other than having many health benefits, exercise is also a natural remedy for healthy-looking skin. Exercise will increase the blood flow to the surface, which will help your skin achieve a healthy glow. While exercising, especially while doing aerobic exercises, you will sweat which will result in the removal of toxins from the body. Working out will also help in toning the skin, and boost blood circulation and oxygenation to the skin which will give a healthy glow.
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If you are exercising regularly, you need to drink at least 6-8 glasses or 2 liters of water to keep the body hydrated. Drinking enough water will prevent the skin from feeling tight or dry and will prevent it from losing its natural glow.
Get Good Sleep
Going to sleep early and getting seven to nine hours of sleep will help you get glowing skin. Having good sleep will help the body repair quickly. Moreover, quality sleep will reduce anxiety, and stress, and reduce inflammation that can make skin look tired and dull.
Moisturize Your Skin
Always keep your skin moisturized with products that have antioxidant properties to boost healing and get glowing and youthful skin. Even if your skin feels oily, do not skip moisturizing. Moisturize your skin after rinsing or after you take a shower. Moisturizing will help you get smooth and healthy-looking skin.
Find a Cleansing Routine
To keep your skin clean, you might have seen people washing it frequently. But understand that washing too often will rob your skin of its moisturizing property and will also produce extra oils. Try to understand when to wash and when not to. Washing your face every morning, after a workout, and right before bed can help your skin look healthy.
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Wear Sunscreen Daily
Do not skip on wearing your sunscreen. Wear sunscreen with an SPF 15 or above even on days when it’s cold or it’s raining. Wearing sunscreen will not just prevent skin cancers, but along with acting as a shield against harmful UV rays, it will guard your skin against photoaging that results in the aging of the skin.
In our fast-paced life, stress, nutritional deficiencies, hormonal imbalances, lifestyle, and other health issues can make skincare challenges. So, try to speak with a dermatologist and address your skin concern. Pay attention to your skin, follow a skincare routine that suits your skin, and get the healthy and youthful glow that you always desired.
Pinky is a Staff Writer and Research Analyst at ShilpaAhuja.com, and an iNIFD graduate with a diploma in fashion design. Pinky’s expertise lies in the latest wedding fashion trends and hair/makeup advice. Prior to taking up a career in fashion, Pinky graduated with a B.Com (C.S) from Ethiraj College. She is also an art and a movie buff, she loves to read a lot of online stuff, mostly fashion! The girl next door trying to juggle homemaking, blogging & wanderlust! Creating insights on beauty, hair & Indian fashion trends, one article at a time… Her hobbies include shopping (obviously!), hogging food at city’s new restaurants & listening to Bollywood music.
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