Do you have goals when it comes to your skin? Maybe words like glowing, smooth or firm come to mind. Or maybe that kind of skin sounds too good to be true.
Great news: Healthy skin is achievable! Check out these five ways to give your skin what it needs to look its radiant best for the long haul.
1. Get your beauty sleep
A good night’s snooze does wonders for banishing dark circles around your eyes and improving your skin tone. The National Sleep Foundation recommends seven to nine hours of sleep per night.
During deep sleep, your body enters repair mode and regenerates skin, muscles, blood cells and brain cells. Skimping on sleep raises cortisol levels and can lead to skin irritation and acne. And for a bedtime bonus, use a good nighttime skin care routine to wake up with better skin.
Tip for night owls: Head to bed 15 mins earlier each night until you reach a seven-hour minimum. You could also try a supplement, such as n* by Nutrilite™ Sweet Dreams – Sleep Gummies or Nutrilite™ Sleep Health. Need more advice? Read 7 Tips for Getting a Better Night’s Sleep.
2. Feed your skin with vitamin C
Antioxidants help keep skin healthy looking, and vitamin C is one of the most potent antioxidants available.
Its skin superpowers include neutralizing free radicals and helping to repair damaged skin cells. When used topically, vitamin C helps prevent the look of premature aging and, with continued use, can help prevent visible dark spots.
Artistry™ Intensive Skincare Advanced Vitamin C + HA Serum has a fresh vitamin C blend that includes acerola cherry and liquid hyaluronic acid for a plump, smooth, ageless complexion. Apply your vitamin C serum to your freshly cleansed skin before you moisturize.
3. Skin care routine: If you don’t have one, get one
A consistent skin care routine and time are key for your skin to get the nourishment it needs to look its best. That’s why a daily personalized skin care routine is important.
The outermost layer of skin is constantly changing, shedding old cells to make way for the new ones. Without a daily routine, your vibrant skin today could look dull and tired tomorrow. Your routine should include cleansing, toning, treating and moisturizing – in that order – in the morning and before you go to bed.
If you’re starting from scratch, consider choosing a collection from one brand that targets your concerns. That way you know all the products are designed to work together. The Artistry Skin Nutrition™ Balancing Solution and the Artistry Skin Nutrition Hydrating Solution are great examples.
The Balancing products are specially formulated for normal-to-oily skin types looking to control oil, while the Hydrating products is for normal-to-dry skin types looking to maintain elasticity and prevent early visible signs of aging.
4. Stress less
Modern lifestyles jam packed with full schedules and stressful days can take a toll on your overall health, including your skin. For example, stress increases the quantity of sebum in skin, which is the oily substance that blocks pores. And excess sebum leads to skin irritation and acne.
Reducing your stress levels and adopting good lifestyle habits like a healthy work-life balance and smart food choices can lead to clearer skin. Try some stress-busting, skin-saving relaxation techniques, such as tai chi, yoga, or meditation. (For more tips, check out 10 Creative Ways to Manage Occasional Stress.)
5. Keep collagen levels up
What is collagen? It’s a protein in your body that helps give skin structure, elasticity and that famous “bounce” that makes skin full and youthful looking. But with age your body produces less of it – requiring you to boost collagen levels through consumption.
Collagen consumption can support skin health and elasticity. You can get it through foods, such as bone broths, citrus fruits and shellfish. Or you can get it through supplements, like Nutrilite Hair, Skin and Nail Health. It has biotin, collagen and other nutrients to help promote smooth, elastic skin along with strong, flexible nails and healthy hair.†
Collagen also comes in liquid form, such as the n* by Nutrilite Collagen Shot. It features a blend of collagen, hyaluronic acid and acerola cherry to help support skin from the inside out.†
Ease into it
Ready to get started? Set a goal to incorporate one new healthy habit every few weeks. Before you know it, your skin will have that healthy-looking glow you’re looking for.
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