It is common knowledge that health and beauty and intrinsically connected, not only does living a healthy lifestyle bring benefits to the way one feels, but one’s appearance too. To start feeling these benefits, you do not need to radically change your lifestyle. The list below outlines some quick and simple habits to include even the busiest routine.
Dry brushing is an ancient ayurvedic ritual that is still commonly used today. The practice of dry brushing involves moving a bristle brush in circular motions over the skin, starting from the feet and moving up towards the heart. This should be done on dry skin, a few times a week. While many cite effects such as a reduction of cellulite and improved immune systems, the two most studied benefits of dry brushing are:
- It is a physical exfoliator and therefore helps to remove dead or dry skin cells, improving the appearance of skin and allowing topical skin treatments, such as moisturizers, to be more effective.
- It promotes circulation and lymphatic drainage, which helps to remove waste and toxins from the body, as well as benefiting the skin by encouraging blood flow.
Of course, this advice has been said time and again, but all for an excellent reason: water is the main component of the human body and vital for good health. Specifically, when it comes to the appearance of the skin, drinking 3 liters a day can help improve complexion, lower the chances of developing wrinkles, and improve elasticity. For those who want to take this classic beauty trick to the next level, why not try harmonized water, which may help to further protect the skin and encourage the flushing of toxins from the body.
3. Take Exercise
One of the best ways to both look and feel the best is by taking some form of regular exercise. Not only will this promote the release of endorphins and serotonin, which help to reduce levels of stress and anxiety, but studies have also shown regular exercise to improve the appearance of skin.
4. Get Good Quality Sleep
The effects of lack of sleep can be felt in all areas: mental outlook, physical fatigue, puffy skin, and dark circles under the eyes. However, while the effect of a bad night’s sleep might only be visible the next day, the damage it is doing to the skin lasts much longer. Studies have shown that chronic sleep issues lead to premature aging due to issues such as decreased collagen repair and increased cortisol.
5. Never Skip on the Moisturizer
Moisturizing regularly is essential not only for people with dry skin. Applying moisturizer after a shower will create a protective layer, sealing in the water and helping to keep skin looking radiant and youthful. For the most effective results, try tapping in the moisturizer, rather than rubbing it in. This will help elevate some of the symptoms of dry skin, and itchiness. There are moisturizers that will benefit oily and combination skin by balancing the hydration levels. There is a type of moisturizer for everyone that will help in improving radiance, reducing dark circles and dullness.